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    Fayette County teen killed in car/bike accident

    by  • August 26, 2013 • News

    A Fayette County teen has died, the result of a car-bicycle accident Friday morning. Illinois State Police say 15-year-old Nathan Horath was traveling eastbound in the right lane Friday of State Route 185 just east of St. Peter, when he was struck by an eastbound car driven by 59-year-old Sandra Gelsinger of Brownstown. Horath...

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    Irvington man arrested for Centralia burglary

    by  • August 26, 2013 • News

    Marion County sheriff’s deputies have arrested an 18-year-old Irvington man for alleged possession of stolen property. Kody Biegeleisen allegedly had possession of a guitar and laptop computer that were reported stolen during an August 21st burglary on East Green Street Road in Centralia. According to deputies, both items were recovered.  

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    Obit: Ralph J. Koopmann

    by  • August 26, 2013 • Obituaries

    Ralph J. Koopmann, 77, of Damiansville, died Saturday, August 24, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Koopmann was born July 24, 1936 in Germantown Township to Ben and Frances (Varel) Koopmann; they preceded him in death. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a grandson, Sam Schumacher; a sister, Bertha...

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    Obit: Martha C. Duing

    by  • August 26, 2013 • Obituaries

    Martha C. Duing 89 of Germantown died Saturday August 24, 2013 at Scenic Hills Care Center in Ferdinand, IN She was born April 9, 1924 in Bartelso to Louis and Mary (Pingsterhaus) Varel: they preceded her in death. She married Walter Duing May 14, 1960 at St. Cecilia Church in Bartelso and he preceded...

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    Ameren gets OK for transmission line in Illinois

    by  • August 23, 2013 • News

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — State regulators have given Ameren permission to acquire the right-of-way to build a 380-mile-long transmission line across Illinois. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers reports  that Ameren Transmission received approval from the Illinois Commerce Commission for section of Coles, Douglas, Moultrie and Piatt counties. The high-voltage transmission line is planned...

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    Anti-abortion activist challenges Shimkus again

    by  • August 23, 2013 • News

    COLLINSVILLE (AP) — A self-described conservative and anti-abortion activist says she’ll mount a second Democratic challenge to Republican congressman John Shimkus. Angela Michael tells the Belleville News-Democrat she’s challenging the long-time incumbent and hopes to use her candidacy to draw attention to abortion. She did the same thing in 2012 when Democrats didn’t mount...

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