Headlines Saturday September 9, 2015

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Dakota R. Moss, 20 was sentenced Friday to 248 months in prison after pleading guilty to charges he burglarized the Bucheit of Centralia farm and home supply store in the fall of last year. According to federal prosecutors, Moss and a juvenile accomplice stole a full-size pickup truck from the Centralia High School and rammed the gate at the store. Once on the property, the two broke out store windows, stealing 39 guns and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition. During Friday’s sentencing, it was established that Moss had discussed selling the firearms while also participating in the ongoing rioting and looting of businesses in Ferguson, Missouri.

Geff Frontier days is in full swing today. The Geff Ruritan’s annual Ham and Bean feed will start at noon. Car show awards at 1, The parade is at 2, and the band Cheyenne Express will perform at 6pm.

The sentencing of a former West Salem bank employee on embezzlement charges has been delayed again. Sentencing of Rachael J. Knasinski had been set for Friday in U.S. District Court at Benton. It has now been moved to Wednesday, Sept. 23. Knasinski has entered a guilty plea to charges she embezzled more than $300,000 from the First State Bank in West Salem.

The Light Sport Aircraft Expo continues through Sunday at Mt. Vernon’s Outland Airport. More than 40 aircraft are at the event including a WW II era rebuilt SW 51 Mustang. Wayne Berry of Mt. Vernon says the event is great for anyone, especially those who want to learn to fly.

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