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CLINTON COUNTY TRAFFIC CRASH

(CARLYLE) The Clinton County Sheriff’s Department has released details on a fatal head-on crash that occurred this past Sunday afternoon, shortly after 4:00, on U.S. Route 50, at the Shoal Creek Bridge, between Breese and Beckemeyer. Authorities report 19 year old Gage Rollinson from Sandoval was eastbound on Route 50 when he lost control of his car after driving through some standing water and hydroplaning. The car spun 180 degrees and crossed into the westbound lane where it was rear-ended by a pickup truck, driven by 43 year old Oscar Emilio Sanchez-Ferrera of Rockford. Rollinson and a front seat passenger, 11 year old Adler Waterbury, also from Sandoval, were both pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident, while a back seat passenger, 18 year old Caleb Calhoun from Sandoval, was airlifted to a St. Louis hospital. The truck driver and a 15 year old juvenile passenger were not injured. Emergency personnel from Clinton County assisted the ISP at the crash site.
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Earthquake Recorded in Evansville

Evansville/Vanderburgh County EMA recorded a 2.3 magnitude earthquake at around 7:30 Monday night. The epicenter of the quake was by Mount Vernon, Illinois about 75 miles west of Evansville. Vanderburgh County officials say residents of Southwestern Indiana may have gotten a bit of a scare if they felt the weak...
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Police Beat for Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

Centralia Police have arrested a 42-year-old Sandoval man for unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving on a suspended license. Aaron Downs of East 7th was taken to the Marion County Jail. 29-year-old Courtney Neal of Nebraska Street in Sandoval was arrested at the courthouse and...
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JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – MAY 18TH, 2022

MT. VERNON, IL — On Wednesday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office along with the Mt. Vernon Police Department reported the following arrests to this Withers Broadcasting/Dana Communications Radio Station;. 49-year-old Christaan Morrow of Oxford, NC was arrested Tuesday by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office for Aggravated Battery.
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Centralia Police arrest 10-year-old for aggravated battery to a teacher

Centralia Police have arrested a ten-year-old boy for aggravated battery to a teacher. Police report the teacher was struck by the boy in the in-school detention room at Centralia Junior High. The Assistant Principal and School Resource Officer both responded to assist the teacher who did not seek medical treatment.
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2022 05/20 – Adler William Waterbury

Adler William Waterbury, 11, of Sandoval passed away Sunday, May 15, 2022. He was born on June 11, 2010, in Breese. Adler was a student at Sandoval Grade School where he made many good friendships and looked forward to recess. He loved to play sports and made quite the impression playing shortstop for his baseball team. Adler was a great team player with a never quit attitude whether he was helping get the runners out from shortstop or going in for two points in basketball. He had musical talents, playing trombone, and laying down a good beat as he was learning to play the drums. Adler was a gamer that celebrated victory royales while playing Fortnite. He excitedly watched wrestling, amazed at all the awesome wrestling moves the wrestlers used. He was a social butterfly who made friends easily and his loyalty could always be counted on. Adler brought so much light and joy to all those who knew and loved him as he was a true shining star. He will forever be remembered, as his life left an impact that can never be forgotten.
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OFFICIALS RELEASE NAMES OF SANDOVAL BROTHERS KILLED IN SUNDAY CRASH

CLINTON COUNTY, IL — Authorities have released the names of two Sandoval residents killed in a two-vehicle crash Sunday night that sent a third resident to a St. Louis area hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Clinton County Coroner Phillip Moss confirmed that 11-year-old Adler Waterbury and his big...
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2022 05/20 – Gage Ian Rolllinson

Gage Ian Rollinson, 19, of Sandoval passed away Sunday, May 15, 2022. He was born on February 14, 2003, in Breese. Survivors that will remember Gage’s love for his family and friends include his parents Ashley and Ricky Niepoetter of Sandoval; grandparents Kim and Tim Starr of Sandoval, Donna and Rick Niepoetter of Sandoval, and Misty and Mark Rollinson of Centralia; great-grandfather Bert Rollinson of Centralia; siblings Rheagan, Trinity, Raider, and Arah; girlfriend Angel Reynolds; special friends Kaleb, Caden, Jerry, Reid, and Gordo; and a host of many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
SANDOVAL, IL
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Pool Named For Davidson

At a meeting Monday night, the Kingsbury Park District Board passed a resolution to name its swimming pool in honor of Bill Davidson. “William ‘Bill’ Davidson was an original member of the Kingsbury Park District Board of Commissioners, a significant supporter of the district and its function, and an integral part of the development and success of the district.
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Unit One Board Acts On Personnel Matters

The Mulberry Grove Unit 1 Board of Education met Monday and after a closed session took action on several personnel items. The resignation of Bobby Koontz as superintendent was accepted. Koontz is taking an administrative position with Bond County Community Unit 2. The board has scheduled a special meeting for...
MULBERRY GROVE, IL
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2.3 magnitude earthquake detected near Mt. Vernon

MT. VERNON, Ill. (WJPF) – A small earthquake was detected Monday near Mt. Vernon. The 2.3 magnitude quake hit at about 6:30 p.m. and was centered 4.3 miles northwest of the city at a depth of about 9.6 miles. Earthquakes registering a 2.5 or less on the Richter scale...
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Salem man draws eight-year prison term on drug delivery charge

A 26-year-old Salem man has been sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty in Marion County Court Tuesday to unlawful delivery of five to 15 grams of methamphetamine. As part of the plea agreement, two other felony charges pending against John Phillips of Lynnwood Drive were dropped. They...
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Program to be held for Schneider’s retirement

On Sunday, May 22, St. John’s Lutheran Church and School will observe the retirement of long-time principal and teacher Deitt Schneider with a dinner and program starting at noon in the school’s old gym. Schneider is a native of Venedy and graduated from Okawville High School. She continued...
VENEDY, IL
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Sandoval Elementary May Students of the Month

Sandoval Elementary School recognized the Students of the Month for May. The students were chosen because of their outstanding display of CITIZENSHIP, such as taking care of the community, showing respect and devotion to one’s country, having a willingness to give their time and talents to help others, and following the laws and rules even when out of school. The assembly this month was sponsored by Day Macz Funeral Home of Sandoval.
SANDOVAL, IL
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136 promoted at Centralia Junior High 8th grade Graduation

There were 136 eighth grade students promoted during graduation activities Tuesday night at Centralia Junior High School. Superintendant Craig Clark commended the teachers and staff for all of their work in getting students to this point and also recognized a number of retirees for their years of service. The student...
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8th Grade Graduates get send off from Franklin Park School

A large crowd jammed into Franklin Park Middle School gym Tuesday night to watch the 110 8th graders receive their diplomas. Student Speaker Finley Puricelli noted how simple things were in kindergarten and how through education their lives have been full of change and noting thankfully their dreams can change as well.
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Greenville Public Works Food Drive Underway

With this week being National Public Works Week, the Greenville Public Works Department is conducting its annual food drive to benefit the Bond County Food Pantry. Donations can be dropped off at the Greenville Municipal Building or the Greenville Police Department. In addition, Public Works employees will be at Capri IGA and Dollar General on Friday, May 20 from noon to 3 p.m. to accept donations.
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Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois Holds First Annual Recognition of Excellence Honoring Outstanding Volunteers and Girl Scouts

GLEN CARBON – Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois celebrated the outstanding volunteers and Girl Scouts who exemplify our mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place at the first annual Recognition of Excellence ceremony. The ceremony was held on Sunday, May 15 at the DoubleTree Inn in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Girl Scouts, volunteers, and their families from the 40-county jurisdiction gathered together to celebrate this year’s award recipients.
MOUNT VERNON, IL
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Magnitude 2.5 earthquake shakes Mount Vernon, Illinois

MOUNT VERNON, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — An earthquake shook up residents in part of Jefferson County on Monday evening. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) says the magnitude 2.5 earthquake hit the area around 7:30 p.m. Mount Vernon, Illinois was the epicenter of the earthquake, but it was felt from...
MOUNT VERNON, IL
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2022 05/20 – Melanie Kaye Manning

Melanie Kaye Manning, age 72 of Salem, passed away at her home on Monday, May 16, 2022. Melanie was born on December 23, 1949, in Salem, the daughter of Raymond and Rosemary (Farthing) Barham. She married Barry Manning on January 2, 1999, at the Odin Christian Church and he survives in Salem.
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