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Believe It or DON’T

Believe It or DON’T

Believe It or DON’T On this day in 1957, the United States detonated a 1.7 kiloton nuclear weapon in an underground tunnel at the Nevada Test Site (NTS), a 1,375 square mile research center located 65 miles north of Las Vegas. Believe It or DON’T On this day in 1959, in one of the more…Read more »

2019 09/21 – Dwayne “Cheese” Deaton

2019 09/21 – Dwayne “Cheese” Deaton

Dwayne “Cheese” Deaton, 87, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 1:10 A.M. September 16, 2019 at White Oak Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Deaton proudly served his country in the United States Navy for four years. He was a retired electrician, construction worker, and field superintendent. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of…Read more »

Wise World of Wellen

Wise World of Wellen

Wise World of Wellen   1. Coffee breaks come from a tradition in the 1800s called “elevenses” . . . where people would get a break from work at 11:00 A.M. to drink WHISKEY.   2. The passengers in the first hot air balloon ride were a sheep, a duck, and a rooster. It happened…Read more »

Eight Mistakes That Can Upend Your Retirement

Eight Mistakes That Can Upend Your Retirement Avoid these situations, if you can. Provided by MidAmerica Financial Resources   Pursuing your retirement dreams is challenging enough without making some common, and very avoidable, mistakes. Here are eight big mistakes to steer clear of, if possible.   No Strategy. Yes, the biggest mistake is having no…Read more »

2019 09/19 – Mary Ellen Raver

2019 09/19 – Mary Ellen Raver

Mary Ellen Raver, age 91 of Salem, passed away on Tuesday September 17, 2019 at her home. She worked in real estate sales and apartment rentals. She was a member of the Salem First Christian Church and the Junior Women’s Club. A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday September 19, 2019 at…Read more »

2019 09/21 – Hubert W. (Jess) Woodruff

2019 09/21 – Hubert W. (Jess) Woodruff

Hubert W. (Jess) Woodruff, II, 96 years old of Salem, IL, passed away on September 14, 2019, in Salem after a lengthy Illness. Throughout his lifetime he also lived in Iowa, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Minnesota before moving to Illinois in 1940. He attended Peoria Central High School where he met Helen Siepert, the woman he…Read more »

2019 09/19 – William “Bill” Houser

2019 09/19 – William “Bill” Houser

William “Bill” Houser , 70, of Centralia , passed away Monday, September 16, 2019 at his home . Services are pending at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home at 235 North Sycamore Street Centralia, Illinois 62801, (618)532-3523, where friends may call for further information.Read more »

2019 09/21 – William “Bill” A Bell Jr.

2019 09/21 – William “Bill” A Bell Jr.

William “Bill” A Bell Jr. 79, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 12:08 P.M. September 15, 2019 at Mount Vernon Countryside Manor in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Bill proudly served in the United States Navy. He worked as a Journeyman Printer for World Color Press in Sparta, Effingham, and Mount Vernon, Illinois. A Visitation will…Read more »

2019 09/19 – Roberta Smith

2019 09/19 – Roberta Smith

Roberta Smith, 76, of Aurora, Illinois, formerly of Mount Vernon passed away September 15, 2019 at Alden of Waterford Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Aurora. Roberta worked as a laborer in the communication industry, was dearly loved, and will be missed by all who knew her. A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00…Read more »

2019 09/18 – Fern Elaine Gutzler

2019 09/18 – Fern Elaine Gutzler

Fern Elaine Gutzler, 85, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 7:15 A.M. September 16, 2019 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Fern was a member of Southside Baptist Church and will be missed by all who knew her. A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at…Read more »