• Centralia gearing up for fall cleanup days

    by  • August 20, 2013

    The City of Centralia would like to announce that this year’s Keep Centralia Beautiful fall city wide cleanup event is scheduled for October 19th, 2013. Any organizations or individuals interesting in volunteering will need to meet at 9 .m. in Fairview Park. Bags will be provided along with vests, gloves & orangatongs for everyone....

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    Jesse White Tumblers coming to Centralia

    by  • August 20, 2013

    The Centralia High School Alumni Association and the Centralia Youth Commission is proud to sponsor the Jesse White Tumbling Team at the Centralia High School gymnasium from 1 until 1:30 Friday afternoon. These dedicated young men and women have been seen during half-time shows at the NBA, the NFL and Major League Baseball games...

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    Speed a factor in fatal Jefferson County accident

    by  • August 19, 2013

    According to the Illinois State Police, there was a fatal vehicle crash Saturday morning on Illinois Route 148 southbound, approximately half a mile south of East Flagg Road in Jefferson County. Preliminary reports say sometime between 4 to 7 a.m. a car driven by 23-year old Ronnie J. Stroud of Valier was south bound...

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    Man sentenced for toddler’s beating death

    by  • August 19, 2013

    A judge in southwestern Illinois has sentenced a man to 47 years in prison for beating to death his girlfriend’s 3-year old daughter. The Belleville News-Democrat reports that 24-year old Julian Gates told the Saint Clair County Judge Friday that he “snapped” when the girl urinated in her bed. Gates, who pleaded guilty to...

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    Natural gas cause of deadly house explosion

    by  • August 19, 2013

    Updating a story from last week, the Illinois Fire Marshal says natural gas caused a deadly house explosion in Du Quoin. WSIL-TV reports that fire investigators and representatives from Ameren and insurance companies collected evidence from the scene. The blast last Sunday killed 83-year old Harold A. Pundsack. The explosion damaged about a dozen...

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