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Headlines for Thursday, June 13, 2013

Dahlgren bank guy

State and local police are investigating a holdup at Peoples National Bank in Dahlgren, Ill.  Dahlgren is a small town located in the center of Hamilton County and has a population of about 500. The robbery was reported to authorities at 11:20 a.m. The suspect has been described as a black male, 6 ft. tall wearing a hooded sweatshirt and sunglasses.  Employees told police the robber was armed with a handgun. Police had no initial information about a getaway vehicle or direction of travel.

Special Prosecutor Michael Valentine has filed a motion to reinstate felony charges against 34-year-old John R. Robertson of Fairfield in connection with the brutal beating last October of Reggie Shemwell.  Previously, charges of attempted murder and home invasion were dropped in return for a guilty plea to a charge of burglary.  While Robertson was out on a personal recognizance bond awaiting sentencing, he was arrested for kidnapping. The motion to re-file the charges will be heard on Monday, June 24.

Authorities in Union County are searching for a man who used a knife to rob the Jonesboro Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. The knife-wielding man entered the nursing home and demanded drugs. No one was hurt.

Yard Of Month 6-13-13

The June Yard of the Month has been awarded to Mr. and Mrs. Gary Lake at 500 E. Center Street in Fairfield.  Honorable mention yards include the Allen Smith home at 208 Lakeview, the Sam and Amanda Hooper home at 10 Brock Lane and the Tim and Jackie Schoenborn home at 9 Kincaid Drive.

Larry Ray Jones High overall

Fairfield Memorial Hospital Foundation held its Eighth Annual Sporting Clay Fun Shoot this past weekend at Lakewoods Flying Duck Sporting Clays in Cisne.  The event was to raise funds to help support the services, programs, and state-of-the-art medical equipment needs of the hospital. Pictured above are Charlotte St.Ledger, FMH Foundation Executive Director, Larry Ray Jones – First Place Overall, and Corporate Event Sponsor Patrick L. Molt, M.D.

The Fairfield City Band will perform tonight on the lawn in front of the Wayne County Courthouse.  Tonight’s concert starts at 7 p.m. and will be under the direction of David Kosmatka.

A second Southern Illinois prosecutor is letting his county’s residents carry concealed weapons despite the fact the concealed carry law has not been officially enacted.  Randolph County State’s Attorney Jeremy Walker says he will allow the county’s citizens to carry guns in public.  He joins the Madison County State’s Attorney who says he won’t prosecute concealed carry cases.

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