• Community mourns loss of Breese teen

    by  • September 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The community is mourning the loss of a 16-year-old Breese teen, who has lost his battle with leukemia. Galen Huelsmann was honored last Friday night as students and the community organized Team Galen Night at the Central High School Football Stadium. Galen arrived at the game in a stretch limo, as hundreds of fans...

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    Patoka issues boil order

    by  • September 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The village of Patoka has issued a boil order for the water customers from the cross roads of Jefferson and Spruce streets,  and Maple Street and Mary Drive until further notice. Water to be used for drinking and cooking purposes should be brought to a rolling boil for at least five minutes before use....

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    Mt. Vernon FPD accepting applications

    by  • September 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The Jefferson Fire Protection District is accepting applications through 5 p.m. this Friday to be on the eligibility list. Applicants must be of good moral character and in good physical health. They must pass credit, background, written, oral and physical exams. Applications can be picked up from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1600...

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    Carlyle man facing prison on sex abuse conviction

    by  • September 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    In Clinton County Court, a 37-year-old Carlyle man is facing a possible seven years in prison after pleading guilty to  aggravated criminal sexual abuse of an underage female family member. Jeremy R. Fernandez will be sentenced October 30th. The two incidents to which Fernandez pleaded guilty were three years apart, but involved the same...

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    Centralia man charged with battery caught on video

    by  • September 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A 21-year-old Centralia man faces felony battery charges after an altercation in a downtown bar escalated into a fight Tuesday with his boss. James T. O’Neill Jr. was formally charged in Marion County Court Wednesday morning with aggravated battery resulting in great bodily harm, a Class 3 felony. Bail was set at $50,000; O’Neill...

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