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    County Fair Queen from Coffeen

    by  • January 21, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    The new Miss Illinois County Fair Queen is from Montgomery County. Summer Robbins was crowned on Sunday night by Illinois Agriculture Director Bob Flider and outgoing Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Amelia Martens. Robbins was one of 72 county fair queens from across Illinois who competed for the title. She is from Coffeen and...

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    Man robs Murphysboro Huck’s at gunpoint

    by  • January 21, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    Another armed robbery in Jackson County is under investigation. Police in Murphysboro say a hold up took place late Sunday night at the Huck’s convenience store in the 1900 block of Walnut Street. Reports describe the suspect as an African-American man between 5-feet 8-inches and 5-feet 10-inches tall and around 200 pounds. They say...

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    Two CORLHS students named State Scholars

    by  • January 21, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    CENTRALIA – Two seniors from Christ Our Rock Lutheran High School in Centralia have been named as 2014-2015 Illinois State Scholars. Receiving the honor are seniors Celia Belli and Mariah Dunavan. The prestigious award, given annually by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), recognized 17,515 high school students from across the state as this...

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    Grain bin fatality reported in Red Bud

    by  • January 20, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    A 44-year-old man died late Monday morning after falling into a grain bin in Red Bud. Emergency officials were called to Guebert Farms off Griggs Road, east of North Prairie Road. The victim has been identified as Jeffrey Guebert. Officials say the victim had been missing for approximately 30 minutes before it was discovered...

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    Dillard would roll back portion of gas tax

    by  • January 20, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) would keep the per-gallon motor fuel tax in place, but would roll back 70 percent of the 5 percent state portion of the sales tax on gasoline. At today’s price ($3.39 average statewide), that would save consumers about 12 cents a gallon, assuming the saving is passed along to...

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