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Theresa Maria Richardson, 62

Theresa Maria Richardson, age 62, of St. Elmo, Illinois passed away at 9:38 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois. Visitation will be on Friday, July 1, 2022, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Pagel Funeral Homes in St. Elmo, Illinois. Burial will take place at a later date. Memorials may go to Effingham Humane Society, or the donor’s choice.
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Police Beat for Wednesday, June 29th, 2022

Salem Police arrested 39-year-old Michael Talley of Rubel Lane in Salem for violation of the sex offender registration. Police report Talley was not living at the address he had provided to the police department. 33-year-old Roderick Currie of East Kerr in Centralia was arrested by Centralia Police on an outstanding...
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Gary Joseph Beck, 66

Gary Joseph Beck, age 66, of Effingham, Illinois passed away at 1: 40 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 2, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at Watson Baptist Church with a 3 hour visitation prior to service. Kent Robinson will be officiating. Burial will be in Watson Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society, Watson Baptist Church, or the donor’s choice.
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Geraldine “Gerri” Helen Molina, 77

Gearldine “Gerri” Helen Molina, 77, of Kinmundy passed away at 2:10 pm, Monday, June 27, 2022 at the Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany, Indiana. Gerri was born on August 7, 1944, in Salem, Illinois, the daughter of Harry and Pauline (Williams) Doudera. Gerri worked several different jobs...

Benton Hell Tour Stop Cancelled

BENTON, Mo. — For driver safety, Wednesday’s DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals events at Benton Speedway were canceled due to unfavorable track conditions. Both tours are back in action Thursday night at Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Ill.

Centralia man arrested while in possession of meth & a gun

CENTRALIA, IL — A 42-year-old Centralia man was arrested early Monday morning when police officers reportedly found him in possession of methamphetamine and a weapon. According to acting Police Chief Steve Writnour with the Centralia Police Department, around 2 a.m. Monday, an officer noticed an individual leaving the Huck’s Convenience Store on Calumet with an armful of items and looking back at the door of the store.

2022 07/01 – John ‘Rusty’ Lockwood

John “Rusty” Lockwood, 74, of Woodlawn, Illinois, passed away June 27, 2022, at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was born November 4, 1947, in Evansville, Indiana to the late Russell and Doris Eleanor (Kuykendall) Lockwood. John married Patricia (Koy) Lockwood on March 7,...

Sorento Annexation Hearing Postponed

A hearing on a petition for the Regional Board of Education to consider annexing a large area of property in the Sorento area to the Mt. Olive school district has been postponed. It was scheduled for Thursday in Vandalia. Tuesday afternoon, Julie Wollerman , regional superintendent of schools in District...

Evelyn Lucille (Wernle) Wylie

Evelyn Lucille (Wernle) Wylie, age 87, passed away 12:15 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2022, at the Greenville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Greenville. There will be a Celebration of Life service held for Evelyn and an interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery, at a later date, with her husband Joe who passed away March 10, 2020. Friends are welcome to join the family in these services. Donnell – Wiegand Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Altamont basketball wraps up summer activities at Pana Shootout today

Altamont Indians basketball will wrap up a very successful summer run at the Pana Shootout today. On the 2nd day of the Vandal Summer Shootout on Tuesday, Altamont went 4-1 with wins over Olney and Mt. Carmel and advanced to the semi-finals in the tournament phase before falling to eventual champion Massac County.

Judge McHaney of Salem wins Republican primary for Appellate Court Justice

Fourth District Circuit Court Judge Michael McHaney of Salem has won the Republican primary to become a Justice on the Appellate Court at Mt. Vernon. While a final vote tally wast yet available, appointed appellate court justice Barry Vaughn has conceded the race to McHaney. “One word that comes to...

Salem Township Hospital’s new ER entrance nears completion

Salem Township Hospital President Alex Nazarian says they are seeking the light at the end of the tunnel on completion of the $217,000 emergency room entrance renovation project. He updated the hospital board on the project Wednesday afternoon announcing work should be completed around July 15th. “It took longer. We...
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ROE #3 Postpones Meeting Scheduled For Thursday

The meeting of the Regional Board of School Trustees of Bond, Christian, Effingham, Fayette, and Montgomery Counties, which was scheduled to be held at 6pm on Thursday, June 30th at the Regional Office of Education #3 Professional Development Center located at 1500 West Jefferson Street in Vandalia has been postponed.

Peoples National Bank Wins Pony League Tournament

Peoples National Bank knocked off the Salem Elks in the Pony League Tournament championship by a final score of 6-2. Brody Collier singled home a run, Keytin Grawe scored twice, Cam Carmichael also had a hit and run, Ben Ryan added 2 hits. Collier was the winnin pitcher allowing 7 hits and 2 runs with 3 strikeouts. In the loss for Elks, Brayden Wood and Jaret Gibson had RBI, Jarret Rushing went 2-3 with 2 runs scored and Silas Lux added a hit along with Anthony Wilborn.

Independence Day Weekend at Carlyle Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Carlyle Lake Project is preparing for a fun and safe weekend celebrating Independence Day at Carlyle Lake. Family oriented activities will be taking place throughout the weekend; all activities are free and open to the public. The highlight of the weekend will be the...