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    Centralia man gets five years in child battery case

    by  • February 13, 2014 • News

    A 26-year-old Centralia man was sentenced Wednesday to 5-years in prison, after pleading guilty to violating his parole from a 2010 child battery case. In 2011, Travis R. Pokojski, a registered sex offender, was found guilty of the Class 3 felony charge of aggravated battery of a 2-year-old child resulting in bodily harm. He...

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    Purcell running for ROE 13 superintendent

    by  • February 12, 2014 • News

    Jacob Purcell has filed nominating petitions and is announcing his candidacy for regional superintendent of schools in Clinton, Jefferson, Marion, and Washington counties. Purcell will be running as a republican candidate for ROE #13 in the March 18th general primary election. Purcell is currently an administrator for Kaskaskia Special Education District #801 which is...

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    Millions of Graco car seats recalled

    by  • February 12, 2014 • News

    Parents and caregivers of children and car seats, listen up. Graco is recalling nearly 3.8 million child safety seats because they may become trapped by buckles that may not unlatch. The 11 affected models include Cozy Cline, Comfort Sport, Classic Ride 50, My Ride 65, My Ride with Safety Surround, My Ride 70, Size...

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    Board reconsidering Washington County firing range rules

    by  • February 12, 2014 • News

    There was a lengthy discussion at Tuesday night’s Washington County board meeting about an approval of an ordinance to allow a concealed carry firing and training range in the county. At the January meeting, the Zoning Board of Appeals recommended the board not approve the ordinance to allow On Target Firearms Academy Range, but...

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    Sandoval ready for “Old Hollywood” homecoming

    by  • February 11, 2014 • News

    It’s homecoming week at Sandoval High School, with this year’s theme “Old Hollywood.” The entertainment program will include scenes from some of Hollywood’s most classic cinema movies involving Third through 12th graders. After the entertainment portion, the 53rd queen and 27th king will be crowned. There will be refreshments in the cafeteria after the...

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