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86-year-old Bluford resident, Mary Lou Austin died at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14 at Countryside Manor in Mt. Vernon.

Survivors include her husband, Orville Austin of Bluford; sons, Ronald and wife Phyllis Austin of Bluford and Terry and wife Susan

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LucheckMarjory Jean Manion Lucheck, 77, of Port Arthur, Texas died at her home on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. A native of Barnhill, she was a hairdresser for 48 years.

Marjory is survived by  two brothers, Leonard Manion and wife

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Thirteen Wayne County landowners have filed a class action lawsuit seeking damages from Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and Marc Miller, the Director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The plaintiffs allege their Constitutional rights have been violated because the

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koonsAnna Ruth Koons, 78 of Grayville, died Tuesday, Oct. 14 at her residence in Grayville. Anna was a cook at Meadowood Nursing Home in Grayville for over 22 years.

She is survived by children; David E. Miller of Grayville, IL,

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Helen ErkmannHelen R. Erkmann, 90, of Carmi, Illinois, died Monday, October 13, 2014, at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi.  Helen was a homemaker and a member of the Webb’s Chapel Church in McLeansboro, Illinois.

Survivors include daughter Wanda Fern

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An elderly Edwards County, Ill. man was seriously injured Tuesday morning when he was mauled by a bull. Edwards County Sheriff Darby Boewe identified the victim as Loren Webb, 78 of 220 County Road 510 E Albion. The sheriff said

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mcdonald81-year-old McLeansboro resident, Dale E. McDonald died at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 at his home.   He earned the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force, retiring in 1977 with 22 years of service. He was

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bennett83-year-old McLeansboro resident, Robert Lee “Bob” Bennett died at 10:57 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.  He was a retired mail carrier.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Bennett of McLeansboro; a daughter, Dawn Marie Frick

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Frederick “Rick” Earl Book, age 60, of Fairfield, IL, died on Monday, October 13, 2014.   Rick retired from the Fairfield Community High School after 34 years as a Physical Education Teacher. He coached Football, Wrestling, Cross Country and

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Ernest HollandErnest Holland Jr., 46 of Fairfield died at 7:05 PM, on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital.

Ernest is survived by a brother Gary Holland of Fairfield, a son Ernest Holland III of Albion, IL and a daughter

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