• Centralia prepares for annual leaf vacuuming

    by  • October 3, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Republic Services will start the leaf vacuuming service for city residents of Centralia as of Monday, October 14, 2013. The vacuuming service will last for a period of 9 weeks ending on Friday, December 13, 2013. A map of approved routes and rules for leaf pickup can be seen online at cityofcentralia.org. The usual...

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    Irregular heartbeat blamed for Rend Lake drowning

    by  • October 3, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A southern Illinois coroner says an 18-year-old woman likely had an irregular heartbeat that led to her drowning death last month in Rend Lake. Franklin County Coroner Marty Leffler tells KFVS-TV those are the official findings of an autopsy on Emilie Joe Turrentine of Carmi. Authorities say Turrentine was swimming with friends Sept. 2...

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    Marion County to sell delinquent properties

    by  • October 3, 2013 • 0 Comments

    SALEM — Marion County, as trustee, has completed its tax deed proceedings on properties that were delinquent for 2009 and prior real estate taxes. Marion County, as trustee, now will offer for sale approximately 118 properties at a public  auction at the Bryan-Bennett Library in Salem. Bidding will start at $600 per item. Bidders...

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    Obit: Sue Doolen

    by  • October 3, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Sue Doolen, 80, of Centralia, IL passed away at 4:10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at Fireside House in Centralia, Illinois. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at the Irvin Funeral Home Chapel in Centralia, Illinois. Friends may call on Sunday afternoon from 12-2 p.m. at...

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    Centralia schedules trick-or-treat

    by  • October 3, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Centralia Mayor Tom Ashby has announced that this year’s trick-or-treat night for the city of Centralia will be on Friday, October 25th from 6 to 8 p.m. for children 12 years of age and under. Please be aware that rain does not cancel trick-or-treat; parents are urged to use their own judgment if inclement...

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