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  • 2014 Football Preview

    With the start of school just a few short weeks away, area football teams will again be taking to th ...
    July 29, 2014 - 7:07 pm
  • R. Richard ZimmermannLANARK – R. Richard Zimmermann, 67, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, near Mount Morri ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 2:28 pm
  • Howard Johnson

    Howard  JohnsonHoward Paul Johnson was a loving dad, grandpa, and husband. He died at the age of 82, ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 3:56 pm
  • Obituaries for July 30, 2014 edition

    Olive Speer Olive Eloise Speer, age 104 of Hanover, died in her home on Thursday, July 24, 2014.  ...
    July 29, 2014 - 7:14 pm
  • Obituaries

    Judy Hans      Judy Hans, 64, of Thomson, IL, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014 at her home.Judy was ...
    July 3, 2014 - 4:48 pm
  • James Baker

    James Lyle Blair Baker, 73, of Chadwick, Illinois passed away on June 14, 2014 in his home surrounded by his loving family.  A funeral service will be ...
    June 20, 2014 - 1:19 pm
  • Janice Geerts

    Janice Geerts, 69, of Milledgeville, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, June 8, 2014. She was a hair dresser, and did hair at home for over 50 year ...
    June 20, 2014 - 1:22 pm
  • News doesn’t change much, so what’s new?

    Every day, we turn on the television and hear about all the wars in the Middle East. Life is bad in the Middle East. Take your pick of Syria, Iraq, Af ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 3:23 pm
  • No merit to political attack

    Bob Flider, our state director of agriculture, deserves better.In the past several weeks, there have ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 3:15 pm
  • Letters to the Editor

    Thank You, Eastland Vet! The end of July will mark the closing of Eastland Vet Clinic.  Dr. Gary Cl ...
    July 29, 2014 - 7:10 pm
  • Please Don't Quote Me . . .

    Elkhorn Creek was once a valuable power source. Seen in the picture here the mill at Hitt, Elkhorn ...
    July 29, 2014 - 7:11 pm
  • Reeder Report

    Opinion: Good move from the Gov. on FOIA veto   SPRINGFIELD – Kudos to Gov. Pat Quinn.   The govern ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:50 pm