Coffeen, IL

Highland Home Destroyed By Fire Tuesday

The Highland-Pierron Fire Department was dispatched to respond to a possible house fire in a subdivision on Capilano Street just outside of Highland on Tuesday, June 28, at 1:59 am. The Highland Fire Department was paged simultaneously for automatic mutual aid. Fire personnel report, upon their arrival, there was significant...
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Clement H. “Clem” “Sonny” Koehnemann, Jr.

Clement H. “Clem” “Sonny” Koehnemann, Jr., age 89 of Highland, IL, died Monday, June 27, 2022, at Saint Louis University Hospital in Saint Louis, MO. He was born on Tuesday, March 07, 1933, in Vincennes, IN, the son of Clement and Elsie (nee Redford) Koehnemann. On...
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Herald & Review

Pana hospital reacts to planned Decatur Ambulance Service closure

PANA — Pana Community Hospital will work with its other transport partners to ensure continued around the clock availability for patients after Decatur Ambulance Service closes. The hospital sent a statement to the Herald & Review on Tuesday, after news of the closure broke on Monday. Decatur Ambulance Service...

Trumpy earns spot on dean’s list

Earning a spot on Drury University’s Dean’s List is a significant accomplishment. The recognition means a student earned a grade point average of 3.6 or greater (on a 4-point scale) while carrying a full-time course load of 12 or more semester hours at Drury, a top Midwestern university, according to US News & World Report.

Senior Center Identity Theft Workshop

The Bond County Senior Center is hosting a workshop Thursday, June 30 about identity theft. Presented by Midland States Bank, the workshop, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., is free, open to the public, and no registration is necessary. Those attending can learn to recognize methods used by identity thieves...

No Paws In The Park This Year

The Bond County Humane Society has announced Paws in the Park will not be held this year. According to the society’s Facebook page, the primary reason is the lack of volunteers to organize, set up and conduct the event. In addition, there was a decline in attendance in 2021.
Herald & Review

HSHS to close Decatur Ambulance Service on Sept. 1

DECATUR — Efforts are underway to find another emergency medical transport provider after Hospital Sisters Health System confirmed Monday that it would close Decatur Ambulance Service as of Sept. 1. Founded in 1959 and purchased by HSHS St. Mary's in 2018, Decatur Ambulance Service has long been the sole...

Otho “Skip” Berton Jetton Jr.

Otho “Skip” Berton Jetton Jr., 80, passed away on June 24, 2022, in the comfort of his home in Highland, Illinois. He was born April 5, 1942, to Otho Jetton Sr. and Viola Lloyd in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Otho married Patricia “Pat” Koepke on July 29, 1967, at United Methodist Church in Washington, Missouri.

Robert Leo McCracken, Sr.

Robert Leo McCracken, Sr., age 100 of Sun City, Arizona, and formerly of Greenville, passed away June 16, 2022 in Arizona. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Donnell – Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.

Library Celebrating Waffle Iron Day

Those at the Greenville Public Library are always looking for unique days to celebrate. Library Director Jo Keillor told WGEL those who check out material from the library Wednesday can enter to win a small waffle iron and waffle mix. Click below to hear more:. No purchase is necessary to...
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Brownstown Board of Education Makes Personnel Moves

Brownstown, IL-(Effingham Radio)- The Brownstown Board of Education met in Regular Session on Monday, June 20, 2022. Payment of building operational costs from both the Education Fund & the Building Operations/Maintenance Fund. Steve Waltrip as the Designated Person for Asbestos Management. Retain Miller, Tracy, Braun, Funk and Guenther, Ltd for...

Paul Goldsboro

Paul Goldsboro, passed away on Friday June 24, 2022 at the age of 94. He was born June 23, 1928. He was the youngest of five boys born at home, to Iva Buchanan Goldsboro and Wilson Goldsboro of Brownstown, Illinois. Early schooling took place in a one room schoolhouse in Sefton Township. High school years were in Brownstown and one year at Aurora East High School. Paul was in the Navy based in San Diego when he married Bernadine Elliott in April of 1947. After the service he was a very proud member of the IBEW, Aurora local 461 and Alton 309 local. His trade took him to many local job sites as well as Greenland and Cuba.

Death of Robert Lee “Bob” Schmidt

Robert Lee “Bob” Schmidt, 92 of Litchfield, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 2:55 p.m. at HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. He was born on August 16, 1929, in Litchfield, a son of Henry L. and Lydia C. (Grosenheider) Schmidt. He attended West Point Grade School...

Death of Rhonda D. Pfalzgraf

Rhonda D. Pfalzgraf, 69 of Staunton, passed away at 5:21 PM on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at Community Hospital of Staunton. She was born on July 2, 1952, to the late Ronald Leroy & Wyeetia (Hurst) Simonson. She married Danny Pfalzgraf and he survives. Rhonda was employed as a bartender...

Doris Marie Greear

Doris Marie Greear, age 80 of Alhambra, IL, died Sunday, June 26, 2022, at San Gabriel Memory Care in Highland, IL. She was born on Thursday, July 10, 1941, in Alhambra, IL, the daughter of Edwin and Wilhelmina (nee Oberdalhoff) Sander. On Saturday, June 25, 1960, she married Melvin R....

Death of Karen Louise McGrew

Karen Louise McGrew, 73 of Carlinville, passed away on Friday evening, June 24, 2022, at her residence in Carlinville. Karen was born on September 12, 1948, to Walter and Ethel (Jones) Loveless in Carlinville. Karen worked as a cook most of her life as well as a home health care...

Macoupin County man facing child pornography charge

CHICAGO (WICS/WRSP) — A Staunton man was arrested after law enforcement found evidence of child pornography at his home. Alex L. Ivey, 32, was charged with 10 counts of dissemination of child pornography, each a Class X felony punishable by six to 30 years in prison, and five counts of possession of child pornography, each a Class 2 felony punishable by three to seven years in prison.

Staunton man charged with disseminating child pornography

Attorney General Kwame Raoul today announced that a Staunton man was charged with disseminating child pornography. The case is part of Raoul’s ongoing work to collaborate with federal law enforcement agencies and local law enforcement officials throughout Illinois to apprehend offenders who download and trade child pornography online. Alex...