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Michael James “Jim” Chapman, 55

Michael James “Jim” Chapman, age 55, of Willow Hill, Illinois, passed away at 10:30 AM – Friday, June 24, 2022, at his home. Funeral services celebrating Jim’s life will be held at 1:00 PM – Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois, with Tom Matson officiating. Burial will be in the Brockville Cemetery north east Newton, Illinois, with full military rites. Visitation will be held 1 hour before the service. In loving memory of Michael, memorials may be made to the family. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.
WILLOW HILL, IL
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June L. Bible, 98

June L. Bible, 98, of Louisville passed away at 11:00 am, Thursday, June 23, 2022 at the Flora Rehab and Health Care in Flora. June was born on June 1, 1924, in Flora, Illinois the daughter of James and Fannie (Greenwood) Clark. She married Cleo Andrew Bible, in St. Louis, Missouri on July 18, 1942, and they shared 79 years of marriage before he preceded her in death on March 6, 2022. In her early years she worked at Spartans, in Flora, and then was mostly a homemaker taking care of her family. She loved to cook, do word puzzles, and was a quilter. June was a member of the Red Brush Christian Church in Louisville.
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City of Salem sets 4th of July concert lineup

The City of Salem has finalized the concert lineup leading up to the 4th of July Fireworks display next Monday. Five groups will play in the concert at the Band Stage in Bryan Memorial Park. Lakeside will kick off the music at three, John Spicer will perform at 4:10, Greg...
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2022 06/29 – Levi N. Rosecrans

Levi N. Rosecrans, 81, of Salem, Illinois passed away June 15, 2022, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Born September 10, 1940, in Alton, Illinois, he was the son of Levi Nelson and Jettie (Wilson) Rosecrans. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at the Sutherland...
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2022 07/01 – Goldie Pearl Copple

Goldie Pearl Copple, 105 years of age, of Salem, Illinois, and Zephyrhills, Florida passed away June 13, 2022, at Advent Healthcare, Dade City, Florida. Born June 10, 1917, in Iuka, Illinois, she was the daughter of Albert Jasper and Effie Mae (Scott) Jourdan. Funeral services will be held at 3:00...
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Salem home receives minor damage in Monday morning electrical fire

The Salem Fire Protection District got a quick knockdown of a fire that began in an electrical outlet early Monday morning. The department was called to the Lucas Mellenbine residence in the 2700 block of West Main Street when he saw sparks, fire, and smoke in the outlet when he began cooking breakfast.
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Salem home receives minor damage in Sunday evening fire

A Salem home received minor damage in a fire that damaged a small area of an outside wall. The fire was at the Nicole Edwards home in the 1200 block of West Spruce Street. Salem Fire Protection District officials say they believe a possible electrical short caused the wiring to get hot and set some hay bales outside the home on fire. The fire then burned up to the siding. A 2 by 2 foot area was damaged before firemen extinguished the fire.
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PARKING LOT & ROAD WORK THIS WEEK

(OLNEY) Carle Richland Memorial Hospital will be working several of its campus parking lots and road ways this week, today through Saturday (6/27–7/2). Each area will take two days to seal and re-strip, leaving some entrances and parking lots to CRMH inaccessible at certain times. The first area of work today and tomorrow will have parking lots B and C, located off of East Street and the Scott Street entrance to the Rehab Building, closed. Patients and visitors will need to access parking lot A from East Street or use the Mill Street entrance using the west parking lot. Those going to the Rehab Building will need to use the Mill Street entrance on Monday and Tuesday. The work this Wednesday and Thursday will include the Emergency Department entrances, plus more later this week on Friday and Saturday. Carle RMH wants to thank everyone for their patience during this week’s work.
OLNEY, IL
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City Series Opens Up Tonight At Little League Complex

The 2022 Salem Little League Major’s City Series begins tonight. Bud’s Minor League went through the season 11-1 and cruised into the championship series while Americana clinched on the 2nd to last night of the season. First pitch is set for 7pm for every game of the series, with Game 2 scheduled for Wednesday and the if necessary Game 7 will be held on Friday on 92.1 FM, AM 1350 and WJBDradio.com.
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“THANK YOU” TO ALL SUPPORTERS

(NEWTON) The 151st Annual Jasper County Fair finished up this past Saturday night on the fairgrounds in Newton. The popular Demolition Derby had a great crowd as did most all of the grandstand events at this year’s annual event. Organizers want to take time to thank everyone for attending and to the partner sponsors for their support in this year’s fair.
NEWTON, IL
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AREA BLOOD DRIVES THIS WEEK

(OLNEY/NEWTON) The American Red Cross is still in need of all blood types and platelets as all area donors are strongly encouraged to get out and give blood at their next earliest opportunity. Here’s the list of upcoming area and regional blood drives coming up :. * Monday (6/27/22)...
NEWTON, IL
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HELP FOR VETERANS WITH PTSD

(OLNEY) Today, this Monday, June 27th, is National PTSD Awareness Day across America. A time to let all area Veterans know that help is available, if needed. The Olney VFW is reaching out and inviting all Veterans, their families, and/or caregivers to an interactive panel discussion to be held tonight, starting at 6:30, in the VFW’s back fellowship hall. While the meeting will run approximately one hour, an online ZOOM option is available. For more, call or text Derek Kocher at 517-897-0295 or email VFWPost4226@gmail.com.
OLNEY, IL
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Two injured in head-on crash on North Broadway in Salem

Salem Police say both drivers were injured in a head-on crash on North Broadway near Chuck’s Place early Saturday afternoon. Salem Police say a northbound car driven by 64-year-old Susan Griffin of Decatur crossed the centerline for an unknown reason and hit a southbound car head-on driven by 50-year-old Kimberly Jornd of Alma Hatchery Road in Salem. Police report Jornd try to swerve to avoid the Griffin car but was unable to do so.
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TERRY D. CONOUR

(OLNEY) The memorial service for Terry D. Conour, age 76, of Olney, will be held Friday morning, July 1, at 11:00, at the Kistler-Patterson Funeral Home in Olney. The memorial visitation is also Friday morning, July 1, from 10:00 until service time, at the Kistler-Patterson Funeral Home in Olney. Again, that’s for Terry D. Conour of Olney.
OLNEY, IL
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REGIONAL WEATHER DISCUSSION

(OLNEY/NEWTON) As we prepare to wrap up the month of June, it’s less humid air in place for today with plenty of sunshine overhead. Our much-needed area rainfall totals from the weekend ranged from one to two inches. The high pressure in charge of our Midwestern weather moves into the Upper Great Lakes Region and will keep us dry with plenty of sunshine and a warming trend each day tomorrow through Thursday. By Friday, a short wave weather system will push ahead of a cold front, giving us afternoon rain chances, then on-and-0ff again chances Saturday and Sunday. Stay tuned for weather updates and monitor a NOAA Weather Alert Radio for more weather information and forecast details.
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Elks Beats Peoples National Bank On Walk-Off Friday Night

It was an exciting finish to Pony League action Friday night as Elks nipped Peoples National Bank 5-4 in walk-off fashion. The Elks Landen Maxey tripled on the first pitch of the at bat in the final inning to score the winning run. Peoples got on top early in the...
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