Ellery, IL

Curtis Arrested on Posey County Warrant

An early morning detail by the White County Sheriff’s Department resulted in the arrest of a Crossville man. The detail was focused on 43 year old Matthew R Curtis who resides at 104 Elliot Street. On June 26th, just a little before 7 AM Sheriff Randy Graves, Sgt Craig Poole and Sgt Justin Spencer converged on the location and located Curtis inside the trailer. Curtis was placed under arrest for a warrant out of Posey County Indiana. The arrest warrant was for Felony Burglary with a Deadly Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a serious violent Felon, Burglary, Resisting Law Enforcement, Theft and Unlawful Possession of Syringes.
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Newman Arrested on Warrant

A Carmi man is being held in the White County Jail following his arrest. While on patrol on the afternoon of June 27th, Deputy Nick Capeheart with the White County Sheriff’s Department observed 35 year old Joshua L Newman riding a bike on Fifth Street traveling North toward Sycamore Street. Capeheart knew that there was an arrest warrant out for Newman’s arrest due to recent findings on search warrant. Capeheart turned around his patrol vehicle to make contact with Newman but took off on the bike he was riding. Capeheart says he lost sight of the vehicle but when he got to the intersection of Fifth and Sycamore, he saw the bike lying on the ground. As Capeheart began to search for an officer with the Carmi Police Department observed Newman standing in front of a residence on Sixth Street talking with a group of people. The Officer with the CPD then placed Newman under arrest. When asked why he ran Newman said “I knew you were coming for me”. Newman was transported to the White County Jail where is being held on a $7500 cash bond.
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Clark Arrested on Richland County Warrant

On June 27th at approximately 4:00 PM, Deputy Capeheart with the White County Sheriff’s Office was informed by dispatch that 40 year old Larry J Clark of 202 S Monroe in Parkersburg was brought in by the Edwards County Sheriff’s Department for the charge of Domestic Battery. Capeheart learned that Clark was wanted on a Failure to Appear on a warrant out of Richland County for Driving While License Suspended. Capeheart stated that he informed Clark that he was under arrest for the warrant, along with his domestic charge. Bond for Clark was set at $150. He paid bond and was released.

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Stolen Wallet Reported in Norris City

A Norris City woman called the White County Sheriff’s Department to report the theft of her wallet. On June 25th, Deputy spoke with Adrienne Johnson who stated that she attended a ballgame in Norris City on June 22nd and had left her wallet in the center console of her vehicle. Johnson said that she left her car unlocked but she was sitting only 40 feet away watching the game. Johnson stated that on the morning of the 23rd, she had noticed that her wallet was gone. She said there was no money in the wallet but there was a credit card along with her driver’s license in it. Johnson called to cancel the credit card but wanted to make the report due to concerns about identity theft due to her ID being taken.

Perceived threat closes an Owensville library

-The Owensville Carnegie Public Library (OCPL) Board of Trustees announced on June 29 in a Facebook post that they will be closing their facility. This is the third of three posts made on their page, closing the facility starting June 27 and going to June 29.

Campbell Charged with Domestic Battery

A call to request law enforcement assistance was made to the White County Sheriff’s Department in regards to an active domestic in progress at 1352 County Road 1175 in Carmi. Deputy Capeheart responded to the call and observed an officer with the Carmi Police Department was on scene as well. The officer with the CPD was speaking with 70 year old Carolyn Campbell and 26 year old Carrie Campbell gathering statements concerning 30 year old Jonathan M Campbell who had left the scene and went into a corn field west of the residence. Carolyn Campbell, Johnathan’s mother, stated that Johnathan had come home at daybreak very intoxicated and began throwing objects in the kitchen as well as opening and slamming the refrigerator doors causing the shelves of the door to break and items to fall out. Carolyn said that Carrie Campbell, Johnathan’s sister, then came from her bedroom and tried to calm Johnathan down. Carrie told the officers that her brother continued to scream at them and throw in the kitchen. During the rant, Johnathan hit Carrie with an unknown item, then left the residence on foot. Carolyn and Carrie both signed complaints for Domestic Battery. Johnathan was located and taken into custody. Bond was set at $500 cash. He paid bond and was released. A court date has been set for July 26th at 9:30 AM.

Stolen 4-Wheeler Returned to Owners

The White County Sheriff’s Department responded to call in reference to a report of a 4-wheeler being stolen from a residence in Springerton. On June 23rd Officer George Spencer arrived at 124 E Cherry Street and met with Betty L Rush and Curtis R Rush who are the owners of the ATV. Curtis stated that he had parked the 4-wheeler beneath a tree on the north side of their property and began mowing the lawn. Rush said he was mowing when an unknown individual started the mower and drove away. The Rush’s said that they have surveillance footage of the subject taking the 4-wheeler. The footage shows the subject walk past the ATV. The subject then returned and started the vehicle and drove away. The video showed the 4-wheeler being taken at approximately 1:16 pm. On Tuesday, June 28th, the 4-wheeler was located and returned to the owners.

Wabash Valley’s Kalmer earns NJCAA Baseball Player of the Year honors

MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. (WFIE) - Wabash Valley College third baseman Brian Kalmer was named the 2022 NJCAA Baseball Division I Player of the Year on Tuesday. [RELATED: Longtime Wabash Valley College head baseball coach Rob Fournier steps down]. Following the Warriors’ run to the World Series, Kalmer finished the season...

Carmi Police Department Weekend Report

The Carmi Police Department dealt with a handful of incidents over the weekend, including catalytic converter theft, a DUI, and a disorderly conduct charge. A Norris City woman was arrested Monday on a Wayne County Warrant along with several other charges. 46 year old Andrea Stocke was charged with Unlawful Display of Suspended Registration Plates, Possession of Meth, Possession of Cannabis in a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Unlawful Use of Property. Stocke is currently being held on $750 bond.

Grayville City Council Looking for Development

The vacant IGA building in Grayville is expected to have a new occupant and the buyers will have some $75,000 in TIF funds to use contingent on their purchase of said property. That was one of a handful of TIF and Revolving Loan agreements approved at the Grayville City Council meeting Monday night. Not much is known about 309 Homes LLC other than that they’re out of the Peoria, IL area and are a property management firm. Other TIF agreements were granted to Krankos and Travis Roosevelt. A revolving Loan agreement was also granted to Krankos. Arpit Trivedi, GM at the Super 8 is also planning an expansion at the property.


(NOBLE) The Noble Freedom Festival is set for this coming Saturday (7/2/22), running from 11:00 to 3:00 in the Noble Village Park. With a crafts and flea market available, there will be a tractor, lawn mower, and classic car display, plus plenty of children’s activities, music, and food for purchase. The Freedom Festival Parade is scheduled to start at 1:00, leaving the former High School (IECC West Richland Center), traveling west on Illinois Route 250, turning north on Noble Avenue, then east on Poplar Street, and then back to the IECC West Richland Center. All sponsored by the Noble Lions Club and all the fantastic volunteers.


(CALHOUN) The funeral service for Floyd E. Williams, age 75, of Calhoun, will be held Saturday morning, July 2, at 10:00, at the Kistler-Patterson Funeral Home in Olney, with burial in the Richland Cemetery, west of Calhoun, with full military rites conducted at the graveside. The visitation is Friday evening, July 1, from 5:00 until 7:00, at the Kistler-Patterson Funeral Home in Olney. Again, that’s for Vietnam War and U.S. Army Veteran, Floyd E. Williams, of Calhoun.


(OLNEY) The graveside funeral service for Herma Bell (Jenner) Dycus, age 104, of Olney, will be held Friday afternoon, July 1, at the Haven Hill Cemetery in Olney, with the burial to follow. There are no other services. The Kistler-Patterson Funeral Home in Olney is assisting the family with the arrangements. Again, that’s for Herma Bell (Jenner) Dycus, age 104, of Olney.

Stolen Vehicle Found

A stolen vehicle from Enfield resident’s Dean and Ruth Barger has been located and returned to the owners. On June 23rd at 8:41 AM, Ruth Barger of 312 East Hosick Street reported that her 2004 Toyota Rav 4 had been stolen from Enfield Rehabilitation and Health Care Center located at 408 Wilson Street. Barger told Officer Spencer with the White County Sheriff’s Department she had parked the vehicle at around 4:50 that morning before going into work. She said that she left the windows down but thought she had put the keys in her pocket. When she went to look for them they weren’t there, and she thinks she dropped them in the parking lot. When she exited the building at 8:30 AM, the vehicle was missing. After talking with other workers, it was determined that the Toyota was taken sometime between 6:40 and 8:00 AM. The vehicle was found at around 2:00PM on the 23rd in Springerton.


(NOBLE) The Noble Village Board met this past Monday night. The Board : approved the payment of all bills as presented : agreed to purchase twenty (20) rolls of stamps for $1,160 at the lower rate before a postage stamp increase takes effect in July : discussed and agreed to change the Village Clerk’s position from an elected to an appointed position, and to allow the Village Clerk to live outside the Village limits – such an ordinance will be drawn up and presented to the Board at its next meeting : agreed to obtain an estimate to dig a ditch to drain standing water in an area behind the property at 317 West North Avenue : noted that mosquito spraying continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Noble : noted the Freedom Festival is this coming Saturday in the Noble Village Park : noted that the Village Hall will be closed next Monday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day : noted the Personnel Committee will meet next Tuesday night, July 5th, to review applications for the clerical position to cover for the Village Clerk’s scheduled time off : noted the Finance Committee also meets next Tuesday night, July 5th, to review the new fiscal year budget, which will be presented to the Board at the next meeting : next regular Noble Village Board meeting is July 11th.