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    Next Centralia open burn weekend scheduled

    by  • September 4, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The next approved open burn weekend will be on Saturday, September 7th and September 8th from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. it is legal to burn landscape waste only. Landscape waste is defined as being dry leaves, trimmings from trees and shrubs, tree limbs and branches, vines and the like. Landscape waste does not...

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    One car accident sends two to hospital

    by  • September 4, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    An accident on the 10,700 block of North Spring Garden Lane in Mount Vernon resulted in 2 individuals going to the hospital. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s report, they responded to a call of a vehicle on fire and found that the home owner, where the accident occurred, had put out the fire....

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    Obit: Mary Jane Martinelli

    by  • September 4, 2013 • News, Obituaries • 0 Comments

    Mary Jane Martinelli, age 92, of Centralia, Illinois, passed away at 5:21 P.M. on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, Illinois. She was born onApril 6, 1921 in Salem, Illinois, the only child of Lillard and Eula (Murphy) Schoonover. She married Joseph Scheriger in 1939 and they were married...

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    Cell phones smuggled into prison may reflect gang activity

    by  • September 3, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    According to the Illinois Department of Corrections, an Aurora woman working at Stateville Correctional Center reportedly was smuggling cell phones into prisoners. A warrant was issued Thursday for the arrest of 47-year-old Beverly Turner, with bail set at $40,000. The charges were filed after what is being described by IDOC spokesman Tom Shaer as...

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