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Author Archives: Bruce Kropp

Boil Order Issued for Part of Alma

A fire hydrant is being replaced in Alma which will result in a boil order for those left without water, which includes High Street from 2nd to Broadway and Public Street from Broadway to the end.   The boil order is in effect until further notice.Read more »

New Illinois Program to Offer Retirement Savings Plan

New Illinois Program to Offer Retirement Savings Plan

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – A new state program will automatically deduct money from the paychecks of about 1.2 million Illinois residents for retirement savings. Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs says the move could reduce the use of food stamps, Medicaid, and other publicly funded programs. The Daily Herald reports that Illinois Secure Choice is being phased…Read more »

State to Offer Funds to Spark Lake Shelbyville Resort Bids

State to Offer Funds to Spark Lake Shelbyville Resort Bids

FINDLAY, Ill. (AP) – The state of Illinois will provide money to try to spark interest in a resort along Lake Shelbyville that closed nearly a decade ago because of environmental and financial problems. The (Decatur) Herald and Review reports the state will issue a new request for proposals next month for the Eagle Creek…Read more »

2018 07/18 – Ora Allen Yates

2018 07/18 – Ora Allen Yates

Ora Allen Yates, age 65, of Kinmundy passed away July 14th, 2018 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt.Vernon surrounded by his family.  Allen attended Flora schools and graduated from Kinmundy-Alma in 1971. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served his country from 1973-1976. He worked in the printing industry and later in…Read more »

2018 07/19 – Debra JoAnn Martin

2018 07/19 – Debra JoAnn Martin

Debra JoAnn Martin, age 61, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 4:19 P.M. on July 13, 2018, in Pontiac, Illinois. A Visitation will be held Thursday, July 19, 2018, from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. at Bethel Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A Graveside Service will follow. Memorials may be made to the Martin Family,…Read more »

2018 07/18 – Reverend Melvin ‘Buck’ Larson

2018 07/18 – Reverend Melvin ‘Buck’ Larson

Reverend Melvin “Buck” Larson, age 93, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 6:10 P.M. July 14, 2018, at his residence.  Melvin, known as “Buck” by many, served his country in the Navy during World War II and worked for Western Auto and Auto Lite in Mount Vernon. He was called to preach and ordained as…Read more »

Centralia Plans Numerous Street Oil and Chip Projects for Tuesday

The City of Centralia Public Works Department is announcing that the following roads will be closed to ON STREET PARKING for OIL and CHIP Road Maintenance on Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 from 7:00 am to 3 pm.  Please do not park on these roads during this time.  Do not DRIVE through oil not covered by rock. Weather permitting.  Please contact…Read more »

Salem Monday Oil and Chipping Schedule Moved to Wednesday

The City of Salem has moved the oil and chipping of a number of streets scheduled for Monday until Wednesday due to the potential for rain.  Work will now begin after eight am Wednesday and will be completed by 4 pm.  Residents are reminded not to park along these streets on Wednesday, do not drive…Read more »

2018 07/22 – Rita Scott

2018 07/22 – Rita Scott

Rita Scott died on July 13, 2018. She was a former dental secretary before reirement. She enjoyed being with family, friends, and playing bridge. She was a member of the SAlem Presbyterian church for over 50 years where she served as an Elder and a Deacon and was active in the Women’s Organization, receving an…Read more »