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How Medigap Choices Have Changed

How Medigap Choices Have Changed What you need to know about Plan F and Plan G. Provided by MidAmerica Financial Resources   As many may recall, seniors who previously enrolled in Medicare are facing some changes. Medigap Plan F might not be sold after 2020 and Medigap Plan G will be undergoing some changes.1  …Read more »

2020 11/29 – Adam Ben Blackward

2020 11/29 – Adam Ben Blackward

Adam Ben Blackward, 37, of Boynton Beach, Florida, died suddenly on Thursday, November 19, 2020 near his home. On April 1, 2020, Adam married Marc Endelson in Florida. Adam graduated from Mount Vernon Township High School. He later attended Rend Lake College and Southern Illinois University, majoring in Public Relations. He was in retail sales…Read more »

Marion County Board approves balanced budget

Marion County Board approves balanced budget

The Marion County Board Monday night approved its budget for the fiscal year that begins December 1st. The $9.4-million budget still contains a surplus, but it was cut to just $102,000 after $255,000 was added back in for capital improvements and a lower estimate in the growth of assessed valuation. Finance Committee Chair Dr. Creighton…Read more »

Centralia City Council rejects property tax increase

Centralia City Council rejects property tax increase

All but one member of the Centralia City Council told City Manager Lowell Crow at a budget work shop meeting Monday night that they would not support a property tax increase to begin addressing the city’s pension shortfall. However, they were in unanimous agreement to place the half-cent sales tax back on the ballot in…Read more »

Farina teen captured after running from Salem Police at Walmart

Farina teen captured after running from Salem Police at Walmart

An 18-year-old Farina man was arrested after allegedly fleeing through an emergency door at the Salem Walmart when a Salem Police Officer attempted to stop him on an outstanding warrant. The officer had entered the store looking for Diego Barrades of Walnut Street after receiving word he had been seen in the parking lot. Barrades…Read more »

2020 11/26 – Kenneth Brumfield

2020 11/26 – Kenneth Brumfield

Kenneth Brumfield, 64, of Bonnie, Illinois, passed away at 8:19 pm November 23, 2020 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Inurnment will take place at Knob Prairie Cemetery in Waltonville, Illinois. Memorials may be made in Kenneth’s honor to Knob Prairie…Read more »

2020 11/26 – Larry Joe Brashear

2020 11/26 – Larry Joe Brashear

Larry Joe Brashear, age 77, of Centralia, Illinois, passed away at 11:30 A.M. on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at his home in Centralia, Illinois. Mr. Brashear was a member of Calumet Street Christian Church in Centralia, Illinois, where he was formerly a deacon and a member of the board of trustees. He was a veteran…Read more »

2020 11/28 – Shirley Joy Steinkamp

2020 11/28 – Shirley Joy Steinkamp

Shirley Joy Steinkamp, age 68, of Centralia, Illinois, passed away on Friday, November 20, 2020, at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Clayton, Missouri. Ms. Steinkamp liked traveling with her special friends and family throughout the country and visiting presidential museums. She was an avid Saint Louis Cardinals fan, who attended Game 5 of the…Read more »