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    Obit: Larry McConnaughay

    by  • October 21, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    CENTRALIA — Larry Earl McConnaughay, age 67, of Centralia, passed away at 3:50 a.m. on Sunday, October 20, 2013, at Odin Health Care Center in Odin. He was born on June 11, 1946, in Centralia, the son of Ivan and Juanita (Holtslaw) McConnaughay. Larry married Lois Marie (Moore) McConnaughay on September 17, 1966 at...

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    Local law enforcement accepting medications for disposal

    by  • October 21, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Through an effort with the Drug Enforcement Administration, area law enforcement agencies will be holding another drug take-back day. The Clinton County Sheriff’s Department will be accepting expired and unused medications from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the sheriff’s office in Carlyle and the Marion County Sheriff’s Department will be accepting them...

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    Courthouse drug scandal spurs bids for retrials

    by  • October 21, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The fallout from the courthouse scandal involving former St. Clair County circuit judge Michael Cook is beginning to take root. Fellow judges are weighing whether to grant retrials to defendants convicted under Cook, who’s been charged with possessing heroin and having a gun while on controlled substances. Cook resigned after federal prosecutors filed charges...

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    Train derails in rural Bond County

    by  • October 21, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Multiple freight train cars ran off the tracks Monday morning in a small town in Bond County. The derailment occurred just before 5 a.m. in Smithboro, near the intersections of Main Street and E. City Route 40. The Greenville fire and police departments are assisting the Bond County Sheriff’s Department and Smithboro Fire Department....

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