• Obit: Karen Foltz

    by  • September 15, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Karen Lee Foltz, 73, of Patoka passed away Friday, September 13, 2013 at Odin Health Care Center. She was born the daughter of Dwight and Lena (Craig) Briscoe on July 24, 1940 in Centralia. Mrs. Foltz is survived by two sons Jeff Foltz and wife, Sheri of Patoka and Mark Foltz and wife Tammy...

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    Lt. gov. advocates for mental health funding

    by  • September 13, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Lt. Governor Sheila Simon is putting more distance between herself and Gov. Pat Quinn, advocating for the state to prioritize mental health funding following a tour of a group home and crisis center Friday. According to Simon, mental health providers are on the front lines, serving some of our state’s most vulnerable residents, and...

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    Colorado flooding cuts off mountain towns, kills 3

    by  • September 12, 2013 • 0 Comments

    LYONS, Colo. (AP) — Heavy rains sent waves of water crashing down mountainsides in Colorado today, cutting off mountain towns and forcing the University of Colorado to cancel classes. At least three people are reported dead. The Colorado town of Lyons is completely cut off because of flooded roads. Authorities say heavy-clearance rescue vehicles...

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