• Board reconsidering Washington County firing range rules

    by  • February 12, 2014

    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

    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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    Odin man gets 20 years for child molestation

    by  • February 11, 2014

    A 56-year-old Odin man was sentenced in Marion County court Tuesday to 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting a young girl over a number of years. Patrick Lyons pleaded guilty in December to two Class X felony counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. He was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years...

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    MCSO arrests four after meth activity found

    by  • February 11, 2014

    Marion County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested seven individuals this morning, after a parole check at a home near County Farm and England roads allegedly revealed meth manufacturing. One of those arrested is a 49-year-old Harlis Atteberry Jr., of the Kell residence, was allegedly found in possession of a firearm while in the process of...

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    Complaint to be filed, details of Rutherford sexual harassment

    by  • February 10, 2014

    A former high-ranking employee for Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford dropped bombshell allegations in federal court Monday – charging that Rutherford sexually harassed him and used his state office to further his political aspirations.  The employee, Ed Michalowski, charged that Rutherford has made unwanted sexual advances against him since 2011. In one instance, Michalowski...

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