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Headlines for Friday, November 14, 2014

A convicted sexual predator from Fairfield, Ill. was arrested Thursday after police learned he had moved into a house across the street from the local high school.  Charles D. Legg, 54 was found living at 107 West College Avenue in Fairfield, which was less than 500 feet from the Fairfield Community High School.  The Illinois […]

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Harold Duane Kimbrell

75-year-old Ellery native, Harold Duane Kimbrell of Warsaw, Missouri died Sunday, November 9, 2014, at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital, Columbia, Mo. A U.S. Army veteran, he worked for Kearny Construction, based in Chicago, Il., as a Construction Foreman working at job sites all over the United States, for over 25 years.  After […]

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Bobby Polston

Bobby E. Polston

Bobby E. Polston, 82, of Grayville died Wednesday, Nov. 12 at the home of his daughter, Barbara Murrell, in Parkersburg. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, Survivors include sons Daniel “Woody” Polston of East Peoria, Illinois, Robert Polston of Columbus, Illinois, Larry “Red” Polston of Lowpoint, Illinois; daughter Barbara (Willie) Murrell […]

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Headlines for Thursday, November 13, 2014

Landowners from three more Southern Illinois counties have joined a class action lawsuit against Gov. Pat Quinn and Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Marc Miller over continuing delays in the issuance of permits to conduct horizontal drilling and high volume, high pressure hydraulic fracturing. More than two dozen landowners in White, Edwards and Hamilton […]

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Headlines for Wednesday, November 12, 2014

An anti-fracking group has filed a lawsuit seeking a preliminary injunction that would direct the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to renew the rulemaking process for fracking.  Less than a week ago, lawmakers signed off on those rules.  The suit was filed Wednesday in Madison County Circuit Court.  The group SAFE – Southern Illinoisans Against […]

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Rex Thompson

56-year-old McLeansboro resident, Rex Thompson died Monday, Nov. 10 at the VA Medical Center in Marion, Ill.   A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, he was a laborer. Survivors include two brothers, Larry and Robert Thompson of McLeansboro; two sisters, Vera Smith and husband Tom of Dale and Teresa Brown of McLeansboro along with several nieces […]

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Headlines for Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

Mike and Lori Beppler of Fairfield are in the process of buying the former Two Sister’s Restaurant in Fairfield. At Monday night’s meeting of the Fairfield City Council, Aldermen approved providing $20,000 from the city’s Revolving Loan Fund for the project.  The new restaurant will be known as the K & M Diner. The Bepplers […]

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Eric Eugene Rothrock

Eric Eugene Rothrock, age 41 of West Salem, IL died on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO. Eric enjoyed running construction equipment, and was a Demolition Derby enthusiast.  He was a welder by trade and worked for many large companies in that capacity. Survivors include his parents, Edward and Jean […]

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Darrell C. Smith

84-year-old Fairfield resident, Darrell C. Smith died at 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 10 at Way-Fair in Fairfield. He was a retired farmer. He was also a Morman Feed salesman for the Cisne and Johnsonville area and had been a jailer at the Wayne County jail. Survivors include his wife, Mary Smith of Fairfield; a son, […]

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Mary Harris

95-year-old Cherokee Village, Arkansas resident, Mary Harris died at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 at Cherokee Village. A homemaker, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the DAR and PTO. Survivors include a son, Gary (Connie) Harris of Cherokee Village, Arkansas; 5 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Mary Harris will […]

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