A rural Albion man died Sunday from injuries sustained in a tractor accident near Bone Gap. 74-year-old Jack Kelsey was airlifted from the scene of the accident to a hospital in Evansville where he subsequently died. Sheriff Darby Boewe said Kelsey was driving an antique John Deere 730 tractor Sunday afternoon when he he made a turn and fell off the vehicle. Mr. Kelsey had worked many years for Wabash Valley Service Company and was a member of the board of directors of Wayne-White Counties Electric Cooperative. Services are pending.
The search continues for a 7-year-old Watson, Ill. girl who disappeared from her home Sunday morning. Willow Long is believed to have walked away from her house between 8:45 and 10:45 Sunday morning. More than 400 volunteers searched into Sunday night with no results. Foul play is not suspected in the disappearance.
State Rep. David Reis met with Southeastern Illinois College administrators recently to discuss oil and gas training initiatives in Southern Illinois. SIC has partnered with Rend Lake College to offer SAFELAND training for oil and gas contractor employees. Officials hope the program will provide the necessary training for workers needed for an expected oil boom utilizing high volume, high pressure, hydraulic fracturing.
Whitney Lambert has been crowned this year’s Little Miss Frontier Days during the annual Geff Frontier Days celebration. First runner up was Riley Hollinger. Second runner up was Ashley Anderson.
42-year-old Jeanette L. Margenthaler of Equality has been sentenced to 7 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges she was in possession of pseudoephedrine, knowing it would be used to manufacture methamphetamine.