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2019 07/21 – James Robert Hays

2019 07/21 – James Robert Hays

James Robert Hays, age 74, of Ozark, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in his home, following a long courageous fight with cancer. He served his country as a medic in the U.S. Army in Korea from 1967 – 1969. His career was in property insurance, both as a field claims adjuster and supervisor…Read more »

Roth IRA Conversions

Roth IRA Conversions What are your options? What are the benefits? Provided by MidAmerica Financial Resources   If you own an Individual Retirement Account (IRA), perhaps you have heard about Roth IRA conversions. Converting your traditional IRA to a Roth IRA can make a lot of sense depending on your situation. But remember, consulting with…Read more »

2019 07/19 – Charles Richard Hale

2019 07/19 – Charles Richard Hale

Charles Richard Hale, 68, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family at 10:45 A.M. Thursday, July 18, 2019. Charlie graduated from Fairfield Community High School in 1969. He later retired from Continental Tire after 30 years of service. Charlie had a love for the outdoors. He was an avid fisherman,…Read more »

Believe It or DON’T

Believe It or DON’T

Believe It or DON’T On this day in 64 AD, The great fire of Rome broke out and destroyed much of the city. Believe It or DON’T On this day in 1877, Inventor Thomas Edison recorded the human voice for the first time. Believe It or DON’T On this day in 2013, Detroit, Michigan, filed…Read more »

2019 07/23 – James “Leroy” Maxey

2019 07/23 – James “Leroy” Maxey

James “Leroy” Maxey, age 84, of Salem died July 18th at Twin Willows Nursing Center in Salem.  He was born October 6, 1934 in Tonti Township to Hershel and Hazel (Gaston) Maxey who both preceded him in death.  He was employed by Radiac and of the Christian Faith. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July…Read more »

2019 07/20 – Betty Morton

2019 07/20 – Betty Morton

Betty Morton, age 81 of Kell, died July 17 at Odin Health Care Center.  Betty graduated from Raccoon Grade School and SCHS.  She then attended Kaskaskia College and got her teaching degree from McKendree College.  She was a teacher for 30 years in the Plainfield Public Schools. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 20 at…Read more »

Mt Vernon Man Sentenced For Williamson County Drug Offense

Mt Vernon Man Sentenced For Williamson County Drug Offense

Leonard M. “Lenny” Falcone, 51, of Mt Vernon, has been sentenced to 11.5 years in prison on a federal methamphetamine violation.  Earlier this year, Falcone pleaded guilty to a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to distribute meth. Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings established that Falcone was involved with numerous others in the distribution of…Read more »

Shelters for Heat Relief

Several shelters will be available for those without access to air conditioning. Public areas of Salem Township Hospital; Odin Health Care Center; St. Theresa’s Catholic Church from 11 to 6 pm Thursday and Friday.Read more »

2019 07/19 – Myra Marie Warner

2019 07/19 – Myra Marie Warner

Myra Marie Warner, 84 passed away at 7:50 P.M. on July 15, 2019 at SSM Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Myra was a lifelong resident of Bluford and graduated from Bluford High School. She worked at the Osborn General Store in Bluford and also worked as a receptionist in the dental office of…Read more »

Wise World of Wellen

Wise World of Wellen

Wise World of Wellen   1. There are more than 600 species of plants that eat animals. Venus flytraps are just the most famous ones. 2. “Beverly Hills Cop” was originally going to be a straight action film starring Sylvester Stallone as a character named “Axel Cobretti.” He pulled out two weeks before filming started…Read more »