Author Archives: Withers Staff

Radio tower collapses at WMIX/WDML Studios

MT. VERNON — Increased activity of severe thunderstorms and high winds this storm season are believed to be the cause of a tower collapse at the WMIX & WDML Studios Monday evening. At about 5:33 pm the 160-foot tower suddenly collapsed in a northeasterly direction away from the studio and onto the property of a…Read more…

Charles Richard England

Charles Richard England, 72, of Flagler Beach, Florida passed away at 7:25 A.M. June 14, 2019 at Advent Health Hospice in Palm Coast, Florida. He was bornDecember 20, 1946 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to the late Allen England and Nadine Lovin. He married Mary Dowell on December 11, 2007 in Fulton County, Illinois. They were…Read more…

Bridgette “Bri” Marie Jordan

Bridgette “Bri” Marie Jordan, 30, of Sandoval, Illinois passed away at 5:38 P.M.June 12, 2019 at Lurie Childrens Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.She was born June 9, 1989 in St. Louis, Missouri to Scott Jordan and Christy Deadmond. A Visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M to 2:00 P.M. Sunday, June 23, 2019 at Bethel Baptist…Read more…

JCSO seek help locating wanted DuQuoin man

Davon McLorn JEFFERSON COUNTY — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help in locating a 25-year-old DuQuoin man wanted on charges stemming from a weekend pursuit and crash in Waltonville. According to Sheriff Jeff Bullard, Davon McLorn fled from deputies Saturday on Highway 148, which led to McLorn crashing on private…Read more…

More Details on body discovered in Union County

UNION COUNTY – More information has been released about the body discovered in flooded waters in Union County Monday morning. Sheriff Scott Harvel says a woman was lodged in some brush in or around the creek bed. Nearly 30 first responders searched the creek Sunday evening, only to discover the 59-year-old woman on Monday. The…Read more…

Two Missouri Casinos to be Sold

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Two Missouri casinos will be getting new owners. VICI Properties Inc. and Century Casinos Inc. are acquiring the Isle Casino Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau and Lady Luck Casino in Caruthersville. The companies also are buying Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in New Cumberland, West Virginia. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports…Read more…

IDNR to host mandatory vendor conference for Fitzjerrell Rec Area

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will host a mandatory vendor conference on Thurs., June 27. The conference is for vendors interested in submitting bids for reconstruction and facilities operations at the Wayne Fitzjerrell State Recreation Area near Whittington. The conference, which will begin at 11:00 a.m., will be held at the conference center…Read more…

3 passengers shot on Chicago Transit Authority bus

CHICAGO (AP) — Police say an argument aboard a Chicago Transit Authority bus led to a shooting that injured three passengers, two of them teenagers. Police say the incident began when a quarrel between a 35-year-old man and two other passengers escalated and the man pulled a handgun and fired several shots. Authorities say the…Read more…

Fire at Kendrick Paper Company in Mt. Vernon

Fire at Kendrick Paper Company in Mt. Vernon

Mt. VERNON — Numerous fire departments came to the aid of the Mt. Vernon Fire Department Wednesday night when a large fire broke out at Kendrick Paper Company on Route 37 north of downtown Mt. Vernon. Mt. Vernon Fire chief Kevin Sargent says the call came in around 5:20 Wednesday evening, and when fire crews…Read more…

Sunday, February 10, 2019 Church Closings and Delays

Last updated: Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at 8:49am The following churches have canceled or altered their worship plans today. Antioch Christian Church, Texico – morning services canceled. All evening events on as scheduled. Bakerville FWB Church – canceled Connexion Church – canceled Faith Church of the Nazarene – canceled Fouts Christian Church – Services canceled…Read more…