Lonnie Hinton

Phelps and Costello Continue Concealed Carry Meetings with Illinois State Police and Governor’s Office

State Reps. Brandon Phelps (D-Harrisburg) and Jerry Costello II (D-Smithton) are continuing their meetings with the Illinois State Police (ISP) and the governor’s office to ensure the state’s new concealed carry law is being implemented in a timely manner.  Both Phelps and Costello are determined to see their fight for …

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GRAND CHAIN – A small town refuses to fade into history

By Ila Ulrich, former editor of the Cairo Citizen Grand Chain, Illinois is a small town that at one time boasted restaurants; a movie theater; at least three grocery stores; a farm implement dealership; a train depot; a jail house; taverns; several denominations of Christian churches, an elementary and high …

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Kenneth LaWesley “Wesley” Rhymer – Obituary

Kenneth LaWesley “Wesley” Rhymer, age 78, of Dongola, died at 5:00PM, Tuesday, Sept 17, 2013 at home. Wesley was born Sept 8, 1935 to Jessie and Alberta (Johnson) Rhymer in Elco. He married Betty Mae Hutchison April 15, 1953. He was the owner of Dongola Tin Shop & Rhymers Plumbing …

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V/G Eagles defeat Hamilton Co., 54-8

Today the V/G Eagles football team could not had asked for a better day to play, compared to their season opener two week’s ago with temperatures near 100 degrees. Afternoon skis were clear, with mid 70’s temperatures. The Vienna and Goreville coop football team defeated Hamilton County’s Foxes this afternoon …

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Emma Gene (Meyers) Averitt – Obituary

Emma Gene (Meyers) Averitt, age 66 years, a resident of Metropolis, Illinois, passed away Wednesday evening, September 11, 2013, at 10:20 PM at her home. Emma Gene was born June 7, 1947 near Karnak, Illinois.  She was the daughter of Henry Joseph Meyers & Violena (Hardin) Meyers. Emma Gene was united …

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William A. Davis – Obituary

William A. Davis, age 85, of Goreville, passed away at 6:40pm on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at Herrin Hospital.  He was born in Johnson County on October 13, 1927, the son of John and Kattie (Hancock) Davis. Bill worked thirty-eight years for the Illinois Central Railroad, retiring in 1986.  For years, he …

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Linda S. “Susie” (Brumley) Kerley – Obituary

Linda S. “Susie” (Brumley) Kerley, age 64, a resident of Vienna, Illinois, passed away Thursday morning, September 12, 2013, at 2:50 a.m. at the Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. Susie was born May 4, 1949 in Johnson County, Illinois.  She was the daughter of George Brumley, Jr. and Norma (Wright) …

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Fatal accident on I-24 near Vienna Thursday morning

Illinois State Police, Johnson County Ambulance Service and Vienna Fire Department responded Thursday morning to the scene of a fatal two-car crash on Interstate 24, eastbound at milepost 12 near Vienna. The accident was reported at approximately 7:50 a.m. with emergency crews on the scene shortly thereafter. According to Illinois …

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Linda S. “Susie” (Brumley) Kerley – Death notice

Linda S. “Susie” (Brumley) Kerley, 64, a resident of Vienna, IL, passed away Thursday morning, September 12, 2013, at 2:50 a.m. at the Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, IL. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.

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Emma Jean (Meyers) Averitt – Death notice

Emma Jean (Meyers) Averitt, 66, a resident of Metropolis, Illinois, passed away Wednesday evening, September 11, 2013, at 10:20 p.m. at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.

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