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Apostolic Christian Academy 1st Quarter Honor Roll

Pastor’s Honor Roll 95-100% Kiley Barbre Tyler Eovaldi Chloe Gray Ella Hamson Emma Hanselman Cooper Kelley Addyson Nix Addylyn Barbre Macy Childers Liam Donoho Hayden Geier Liliana Grubb Emersyn Hanselman Wren Jackson Nicholas Korn Cohen Loker Elaina Lowery Judah Nealey Alexander Powell Jaxson Burner Ella Childers Sophie Eovaldi Ella Lange Kevan Moore Mekhi Moore Rylan…Read more »

One Person Injured in Monday Centralia Crash 

One Person Injured in Monday Centralia Crash 

A 41-year-old Centralia woman was injured in a two vehicle crash at Noleman and Lincoln in Centralia early Monday night. Centralia Police say Carleka Spann of South Sycamore was traveling northbound on Lincoln Street when 27-year-old Clifford Marshall Junior of Edgewood Road in Centralia ran a red light on Noleman in front of her car…Read more »

Police Beat for Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Police Beat for Thursday, November 15th, 2018

A 38-year-old Deland, Florida man was arrested by State Police on multiple charges by State Police.  Erica Willsey was taken to the Marion County Jail for alleged possession of a controlled substance, driving under the influence of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. 26-year-old Stephen Jacobs of Old U.S. 51 in Sandoval was arrested by…Read more »

Survey: Rural economy being hurt by tariffs, low prices

Survey: Rural economy being hurt by tariffs, low prices

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — For the first time this year, a monthly survey of bankers in parts of 10 Plains and Western states indicates the regional rural economy is shrinking. The overall index of the Rural Mainstreet survey for November sank to 49.9, the first time it’s dipped below 50 since January and down from…Read more »

Senate OKs selling shuttered work camp to Hardin County

Senate OKs selling shuttered work camp to Hardin County

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Senate has approved a plan to sell a shuttered prison work camp to local officials. The Hardin County Work Camp in Cave in Rock once held 200 minimum-security prisoners. It was closed in August 2015 for budgetary reasons. The Senate approved Harrisburg Democratic Sen. Dale Fowler’s plan Thursday. It…Read more »

Woman charged with harassing Sens. Durbin, Duckworth

Woman charged with harassing Sens. Durbin, Duckworth

BENTON, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois woman has been charged with making more than 200 harassing phone calls to U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth over a five-month period. The Southern Illinoisan reports a federal grand jury indicted Jura L. Perkins last week. She’s charged with one felony count of repeated harassing communications. According…Read more »