• Orphan Bowlers 2nd At New Baden

    by  • November 22, 2013

    NEW BADEN – Centralia placed 2nd in a 4-team match in New Baden falling to O’Fallon 3145-3084.  Host Wesclin was third and Triad 4th.  Travis Beppler’s 639 series led the Orphans while Brandon Schmitz rolled a 626, Taylor Chambers 619, Justin Sliger 614 and Ryan Miller 586.  Chamber had the high game with a...

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    Annies Set To Introduce New Faces With Quick Start

    by  • November 22, 2013

    By Toby Gullion… CENTRALIA – Although Roger Stieg will need to find replacement for 3 important figures in last year’s 15-13 team with the graduation of Danielle Meadows, Jordyn Looman and Maddie Wernsman, the cupboard is definitely not bare for the long time coach. Five players return to started or saw significant varsity time...

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    Former Patoka man sentenced to 15 yrs in IDOC

    by  • November 21, 2013

    Just two days before his 27th birthday, a former Patoka man was sentenced Thursday in Fayette County Court to 15 years in prison after being convicted on a string of felonies in October. Avery A. Swarms was facing up to 15 years on each of the Class 1 felony charges for which a jury...

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    Cougar found on northern Illinois farm

    by  • November 21, 2013

    MORRISON, Ill. (AP) — State wildlife biologists are investigating after a cougar was found roaming near a northern Illinois farm. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says Thursday that they euthanized the animal found Wednesday near Morrison in rural Whiteside County. The cougar was between 5 and 6 feet long and weighed about 100...

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