• Washington County kicks off fair

    by  • July 9, 2013

    The 2013 Washington County Fair gets underway today. An ITPA tractor pull will kick off at 7 p.m. this evening in the grandstand at 7p.m., with $10,500 in prize money. Also, 4H animal shows get underway with judging of cats and rabbits at 6:30pm, judging of small pets projects also at 6:30pm, and judging...

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    Hot air balloon crash sends one to hospital

    by  • July 9, 2013

    A hot air balloon crash in Mt Vernon sent one person to the hospital. The crash occurred at 7:20 p.m. Sunday on east Airport Road, as the balloon was lifting off. One person had minor injuries, according to Litton Ambulance Service, which transported that person to the hospital.  

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    Centralia library receiving funds for youth services

    by  • July 9, 2013

    The Mondanto Fund is awarding a check Wednesday to the Centralia Regional Library District. Centralia site manager Jason Wildman will present library representatives a $16,475 ceremonial check at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Centralia Public Library on East Broadway. The money is to help update the library’s youth services department.      

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    Shimkus recovering from non-surgical heart procedures

    by  • July 9, 2013

    According to his Maryville office, Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) is recovering following non-surgical heart procedures at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Shimkus underwent an electrophysiology test then an ablation earlier today, and doctors expect a full and healthy recovery. Shimkus noticed an abnormal heart rhythm and sought medical advice prior to today’s...

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    Three arrested in Centralia burglary

    by  • July 9, 2013

    Three Centralia men were arrested Monday on charges connecting them with the alleged burglary of the Centralia Food Mart. According to Centralia police detective Capt. Richard Densmore, sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning when the store was opened, someone entered the store by breaking the drive thru window. Centralia police arrested 19-year-old Cody...

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