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Stephen Douglas “Steve” Cole I, Paoli

Stephen Douglas “Steve” Cole I, Paoli, passed away December 22,2021. He was born on July 18, 1948, to Custer and Dorothy Cole in Louisa, KY. Steve was raised in Hamlet, IN where he created life-long friends, graduating from Oregon-Davis High School in 1966. After high school, Steve followed in his father’s footsteps and voluntarily enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and spent his 19th birthday in Vietnam. His MOS (job) was AM-Trac Crew Chief. He received two purple hearts as a result of combat injuries.
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Local Museum Presents Program on Stephen Douglas Friday Night

The Warren County History Museum will present a program this Friday night at 7 p.m. Will Best, Assistant Director at the Museum explains:. “It will be a wonderful opportunity for people who want to learn a little bit about local history dating back all the way to the middle of the 1800s. This speaker actually came with the recommendation from a number of local community members who either saw his past programming or heard about it from friends. He is a West Central Illinois local, Mr. Reg Ankrom.”
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Stephen Douglas Clover, of New Hope, PA passed away on Monday, February 8, 2021 in Bucks County, PA. He was 57. Born in Philadelphia, PA to Edward Clover and the late Joan Mary Glynn (Mortimer), he resided in the Chicago land area, Myrtle Beach, SC, and Philadelphia PA again before moving to New Hope, PA in 2008.
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Stephen Douglas "Beav" Neuville

Stephen Douglas "Beav" Neuville - age 57, of Linden, died Saturday, June 5, 2021. A private family service will be held. Public visitation will be held 3 - 6 PM Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Linden Chapel, 209 E. Broad St. Linden. Those desiring may make contributions to Adopt-A-Pet or Presbyterian Food Bank. Steve was born September 11, 1963 in Anniston, Al the son of Donald Lawrence and Patricia Ann (Gundry) Neuville. He was a 1981 graduate of Linden High School. His favorite sports were wrestling and golf. He loved the outdoors especially hunting, fishing, and camping. Steve worked at Endrekin Co., American Steel Roofs, and Shiawassee Shores Retirement Park. He endured numerous challenges and was considered tough and strong by those who knew him best. He had a very big and generous heart and people often commented "he'd give you the shirt off his back". He grew up in the Linden Presbyterian Church and during the last few years he constantly requested prayers with family members, surely he desired victory over all the challenges of his life. Now he is in the hands of the victor over all things. Steve loved deeply those who were his friends and family and is in reunion with many now who've gone before. He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia "Pat" Neuville; his gran and pop Gundry; grandma and grandpa Neuville. His is survived by his father, Pastor Donald Neuville; siblings, Jeffrey (Sue) Neuville, Cary Justice, Rod (Tammy) Neuville, Mark (Loretta) Neuville, Jane Palmatier; and many nieces; nephews; cousins; and friends. Online tributes may be shared at

Guest Column: You can cancel Stephen Douglas or you can cancel Black people

Things got a little weird toward the end of the most recent meeting of EIU’s Naming Committee when committee Chair Angie Campbell described those who favor renaming Douglas Hall as an instance of “cancel culture.” Here’s how she put it: “[T]his cancel culture, you know, shutting everything down, and […] looking at perfecting the people of the past, um, while we know owning slaves at this time period was something of that culture that did change and we learned from that […] I grapple with the idea of placing judgement on something that was part of an accepted culture at that point. And then, for lack of a better word, erasing some of those things rather than taking the time to learn from them […]”