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Robert “Bob” Draege

Robert “Bob” Draege

Robert “Bob” Draege, 93, of Mt. Vernon, passed away Saturday, August 17, 2019, at his home. He was born June 16, 1926, in Mt. Vernon, the son of Gus and Bertha (Sorenson) Draege.  On November 26, 1949, in Mt. Vernon, he married Jean Hawkins, and she preceded him in death on January 29, 2010. Mr.…Read more…

4 arrested in connection with beating of 15-year-old in Centralia street

4 arrested in connection with beating of 15-year-old in Centralia street

CENTRALIA — Centralia police have arrested a 48-year-old man and three juvenile males in connection with the beating earlier this month of a 15-year-old boy on a Centralia street. According to Police Chief Brian Atchison, Christopher James was arrested Saturday for alleged mob action and aggravated battery causing great bodily harm for the August 5th beating.…Read more…

Janet Ann Hatton

Janet Ann Hatton, 81, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 3:30 P.M.August 17, 2019 at Mount Vernon Countryside Manor. She was born Ocotber 20, 1937 in Saint Louis, Missouri to the late John F. and Loretta A (Hembree) Adolphson. Janet married Leonard A. Hatton on July 12, 1958 in Saint Louis, Missouri. They were…Read more…

Judy K. Butler

Judy K. Butler

Judy K. Butler, 67, a resident of Broughton, Illinois, passed away Sunday, August 18, 2019 at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville, Indiana. She was born August 20, 1951 in Jacksonville, IL, the daughter of Dean and Delores Coultis.  She was a home maker. Survivors include three sons: Bob Butler of Broughton, IL, Sam Butler of Missouri and…Read more…

Robert “Bob” Draege

Robert “Bob” Draege

Robert “Bob” Draege, 93, of Mt. Vernon, passed away Saturday, August 17, 2019, at his home. He was born June 16, 1926, in Mt. Vernon, the son of Gus and Bertha (Sorenson) Draege.  On November 26, 1949, in Mt. Vernon, he married Jean Hawkins, and she preceded him in death on January 29, 2010. Mr.…Read more…

Michael Douglas McDaniel

Michael Douglas McDaniel

Michael Douglas McDaniel, 67, of Dix, passed away 7:22 p.m. Saturday, August 17, 2019, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 10, 1951, in Centralia, the son of Otho D. McDaniel and Mary L. (Sisson) Robbins.  On September 1, 2018, at City Hope Church in Centralia, he married Myrt Porter,…Read more…

Single vehicle fatal crash in Washington county

Single vehicle fatal crash in Washington county

WASHINGTON COUNTY  — The Illinois State Police are saying improper lane usage is the cause of a single vehicle fatal crash Saturday in Washington County. 48-year-old Timothy L. Johnson of Richview was pronounced dead at the scene. ISP reports say Johnson was traveling southbound on US Route 51 just south of Baseline Road when his…Read more…