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October 30 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 31st, 2014

A Norris City woman refused medical treatment after a deer collision on Thursday evening.  Sheila L. Clodfelter was traveling south on County Road 1040 East, near County Road 625 North. 



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Eldorado Man Dies in Apartment Fire

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 31st, 2014

The Saline County Coroner has identified the victim of Wednesday night’s apartment fire in Eldorado.  64-year-old Donald Baker was killed in the blaze on Railroad Street.



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Rauner Plans Major Campaign Stop in Carmi

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 31st, 2014

Rauner will fly-in to the Carmi Municipal Airport on Saturday, November 1st at 3pm.  He is scheduled to speak at the Southern Illinois Custom Aerial hangar. 



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Freeze Warning for Southern Illinois

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 31st, 2014

For Saturday night and Sunday, temperatures should drop below freezing no later than 10pm Saturday with lows ranging from 25-30 degrees.



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Halloween Arrives in White County

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 31st, 2014

If you are planning to take the kids trick-or-treating tonight, hours for the City of Carmi are 5-8pm.



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Time Change This Weekend, Change Batteries Too

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 31st, 2014

This weekend ends Daylight Saving Time or DST and it will be time to set back your clock one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday, November 2nd.



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City of Carmi Boil Orders-Lifted

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 31st, 2014

The City of Carmi has lifted the boil order for Carmi water customers on Edgewood East and Edgewood West.  Also, the boil order is lifted for residents on 10th, 11th, and Fair Streets. 



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Rotary Hears Presentation on Life of Grover Wilson Morgan

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 31st, 2014

At Thursday’s meeting of the Carmi Rotary club former Rotarian Richard Roser was on hand to discuss his cousin, Grover Wilson Morgan. An article recently appeared in the Southern Illinois Alumni magazine honoring this man.



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Friend of MHINDS Educates Students on Mental Health

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 30th, 2014

Friend of MHINDS (Mental Health Interest Needs Dedicated Students) is a group for high school students interested in learning more about mental health. 



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Road Closures Announced for Milling, Repaving

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 30th, 2014

Howell Paving will be milling 7th Street from Main Street to Crebs Avenue (near CWCHS).  Milling operations are also planned on College Boulevard at the bridge and on A Street between Illinois and Schumaker. 



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Candidate and Public Question Listing for Nov. 4 Election

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 30th, 2014

Heading to the polls on Tuesday, November 4th?  Make sure you know the ballot.



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Man Safely Apprehended After Firing Shot in Burnt Prairie Residence

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 30th, 2014

The White County Sheriff’s Office received a call at 3:01pm on Wednesday in reference to a man with a gun at 211 Church Street in Burnt Prairie.



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Authorities Recover Several Stolen Vehicles

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 30th, 2014

A 2000 Ford F-250 was reported stolen by Wayne Bozarth of Vienna on Tuesday.  The vehicle was located on County Road 2350 North at County Road 1650 East, just south of Interstate 64.

Other Stories:

Vehicle Found Abandoned in Centerville



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Two Drivers Injured in Saline County Crash

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 30th, 2014

Two drivers were treated for minor injuries after a four-vehicle accident in Saline County.  The wreck happened at 3:50pm Wednesday. 



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Mt. Carmel Man Injured in Crash at Main and Plum

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 30th, 2014

57-year-old Herbert G. Bell was traveling west on Main Street.  His Lincoln four-door struck the rear of a trailer being pulled by a pickup truck. 



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Grayville Man Sentenced for Robbery

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 30th, 2014

35-year-old Joshua Reynolds accepted a plea deal on Wednesday.  He was ordered to serve two years of mandatory supervised release and pay court costs.



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Students Receive Donuts from Law Enforcement for Red Ribbon Week

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 30th, 2014

Students at Carmi-White County Junior and Senior High were greeted by Sheriff Doug Maier, Sgt. Craig Poole, Chief of Police Jason Carter, and State’s Attorney Denton Aud.



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Fairfield Memorial Hospital News

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 30th, 2014

The Fairfield Memorial Hospital Auxiliary made a pledge and has donated $10,000 for the new Kitchen and Dining Room project that is currently underway.



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Interview: Heritage Festival Returns to SIC Nov. 1-2

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 30th, 2014

The 37th annual Heritage Festival at Southeastern Illinois College will be held Nov. 1-2. The event will run from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sunday.



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Murray Adds 100M Tons to Illinois Coal Holdings

By: Associated Press
Oct 30th, 2014

Ohio-based Murray Energy says it bought those assets in Hamilton and Saline counties from Consol Energy of Pennsylvania. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.



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HMHD Ends Relationship with Administrator Randy Dauby

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 29th, 2014

The Hamilton Memorial Hospital District Board of Directors has made a change at the top relieving longtime administrator Randy Dauby of his position.



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Crossville Board Hears Sales Tax Pitch

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 29th, 2014

Superintendent Brad Lee has given at least 17 presentations to local governments, civic organizations, and other community groups.  The county schools facility tax will be the final question on the November 4th ballot.



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O.IL Hosts Final County Hall Meeting in McLeansboro

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 29th, 2014

In just over a week’s time, 6 Republican members of the House and Senate along with 6 Democrats will determine the fate of fracking in southeastern Illinois. 



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SIC Board Meeting Hears Reports on New Grants and Academic Initiatives

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 28th, 2014

The Southeastern Illinois College Board of Trustees met Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. in the Rodney J. Brenner Board Room to approve academic calendars for the next three years and heard reports on new grants and academic initiatives.



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Egyptian Health Department Holds Ebola Informational Meeting

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 28th, 2014

Among those invited to the meeting were local hospitals, emergency managers, law enforcement, ambulance services, state’s attorneys and coroners.



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Dispatcher Accepts Plea Agreement for Attempted Unlawful Communication with a Juror

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 28th, 2014

36-year-old Melissa Kittinger received two years of conditional discharge.  She must pay a $1,500 fine plus court costs and restitution.



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Three People Charged with Drug Offenses in Grayville Traffic Stop

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 28th, 2014

29-year-old Ashley D. Roosevelt of Grayville faces one count of Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine (5 grams) and two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (clonazepam and zolpidem tartrate-schedule IV substances).



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Albion Father, Son Facing Charges Following Altercation

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 28th, 2014

20-year-old Ivan D. Hinds Jr. is accused of strangling his father, 49-year-old Ivan Hinds Sr., and striking him in the head.  Hinds Jr. had a prior conviction for domestic battery in Edwards County. 



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Grayville Commissioners Approve Truck Route Designation for Stephenson Street

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 28th, 2014

Stephenson Street is currently being constructed on the south end of the I-64 Plaza, adjacent to the Road Ranger site.  The new road will be certified for trucks up to 80,000 pounds.



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State’s Attorney Files Criminal Charges in Two Residential Burglaries

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 28th, 2014

35-year-old Carlos E. Kidd of Galesburg, IL faces two counts of residential burglary.  Bail was set at $75,000.



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White County Jail Receives Perfect Inspection Report

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 28th, 2014

Specialist Dianne Fritschle noted numerous improvements during the inspection.  The new ceiling and lighting will help ensure a safe and secure jail.  The inspector found no deficiencies.



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October 27-28 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 28th, 2014

48-year-old Penney A. Sullivan of McLeansboro was arrested for driving on a suspended license early Tuesday.  Police stopped Sullivan’s vehicle at Main Street and Edgewood Lane. 



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Harvest Picks Up in Illinois

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 28th, 2014

Warm, dry weather allowed farmers ample time for harvesting during the week ending October 26.   Corn harvest increased 16 percentage points from the previous week and soybean harvest was up 26 percentage points.



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Rides to the Polls

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 28th, 2014

Residents can ride at no cost to them on regular established routes throughout the county for the election, Tuesday, November 4, 2014.



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S&H Arena Presents Saddle Up for St. Jude Auction

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 27th, 2014

The auction begins at 9am Saturday and 100 percent of the proceeds go to St. Jude.  Jerry Sutton says the event has raised $45,000 in the last three years. 



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Haunted Architectural Wonders of Southern Illinois

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 27th, 2014

Just in time for Halloween, Baysinger Architects of Marion assembled this year's top-ten haunted buildings for 2014.  The list covers most of Southern Illinois, with locations dating back to the early 1800's.



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Work Progresses on Motor Fuel Tax Projects

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 27th, 2014

O’Daniel Trucking is wrapping up work on the ditch behind Dairy Queen.  A new fence, parking blocks, and bridge will be installed.



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Illinois Farmers Urged To Be Safe with Ammonia

By: Associated Press
Oct 27th, 2014

The fertilizer is essential to crop development but also can cause serious injury and harm to the environment when it isn't applied properly.



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Quinn Defends New Quarantine Rules for Potential Ebola Cases

By: Illinois Radio Network
Oct 27th, 2014

Those rules require anyone who came into contact with an Ebola patient’s bodily fluids without protective gear to be quarantined in their home for 21 days, which is the longest possible incubation period for the virus.

Photo: Gov. Pat Quinn



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Kathy Sands Presents Art Program at Carmi Library

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 27th, 2014

Using gelatin found in grocery stores, Kathy explained how to make a gelatin plate and the many methods of creating images by layering color and texture to make unique prints on paper or cloth.



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SIC Health Fair in Photos

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 27th, 2014

Numerous booths were set up for the Southeastern Illinois College Health Fair held on Oct. 22 in the SIC Student Center. Vendors were available with health and safety information and screenings for students, faculty and the community.



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Crossville Prepares for Halloween

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 27th, 2014

The Crossville Community Club will hold their annual Halloween Party at 7:30pm on October 31st in the Crossville Community gym.  A trunk-or-treat is planned on Main Street from 4pm-6pm on Friday, October 31st.



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Carmi-White County Schools Celebrate Red Ribbon Week

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 27th, 2014

Carmi-White County Schools are celebrating Red Ribbon Week with several activities and dress-up days.  Social Worker Leanett Lovell says the 2014 theme is United We Stand Against Bullying and Drugs. 



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Burnt Prairie May Expand Water Lines to New Customers

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 27th, 2014

The Village of Burnt Prairie water distribution system is planning to build a new water tower and possibly expand water lines to serve new customers.



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October 24-26 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 27th, 2014

Bob Johnson told the sheriff’s office that someone tried to enter his pickup truck.  The attempted break-in occurred late Sunday in Storey Acres (County Road 1285 North).



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ISP Safely Locate 8-Month-Old Infant in Jefferson County

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 27th, 2014

The infant, identified as Samiyah Nichols, was initially reported as being abducted by three subjects in Memphis, Tennessee at approximately 4:15 a.m. on Friday, October 24. 



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Mt. Carmel Special Ed Teacher Facing Sexual Abuse Charge

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 27th, 2014

28-year-old Kirby J. Cheesman was arrested Friday on the Class 2 felony charge of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse (Victim 13-18).  Cheesman will appear in court on November 10th.  



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Albion Man Pleads Guilty to Meth Charge

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 24th, 2014

30-year-old Dillion W. Bailey pleaded guilty Friday to a federal indictment.  The indictment, returned by a Federal Grand Jury on July 8th, alleged that the offense occurred on June 13th in White County.



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Stolen ATV Recovered in Springerton

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 24th, 2014

30-year-old Jeffrey D. Parker of Carmi has been jailed on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Theft-Possession of Stolen Property, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Parker had two warrants for his arrest.



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State Police Announce Enforcement Patrols for Wayne, White Counties

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 24th, 2014

District 19 Troopers will concentrate on speeding, failure to use occupant restraints, and other driving offenses as part of their enforcement efforts. 



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Kiwanis Officially Awards Corn King and Queen

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 24th, 2014

Kiwanis welcomed 5 attendants as well as the new Corn Queen, Eva Ochs and Corn King, Griffin Hart.  Dating back to early Corn Days festivities, the annual Corn King contest used to be awarded to the male farmer who had the largest crop.    



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Historical Society to Hold Fall Dinner on Nov. 3

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 24th, 2014

The dinner will be $15 per person and reservations must be made in advance. Please call 382-4010 or 382-7633 by October 29 to make your reservation.



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Job Picture Improves for Southern Illinois

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 23rd, 2014

Hamilton and Wabash counties reported a jobless rate of 5.9 percent, the lowest in the region.  White County wasn’t far behind at 6.0 percent. 



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October 22 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 23rd, 2014

19-year-old Matthew W. McGuire of Grayville was arrested on an Edwards County warrant for Failure to Appear.  During a search, Grayville Police discovered a one hitter pipe and plastic wrapper with suspected marijuana.



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Interview: Walk for Jace

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 6th, 2014

The “Walk for Jace” is a benefit for the family of Jace Burzynski.  Jace is an 11 year old child in our community battling brain cancer (Grade 4 Medulloblastoma).



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Enfield Police Chief Joe Albright Announces Resignation

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 22nd, 2014

Enfield Police Chief Joe Albright announced his resignation at Tuesday’s board meeting, effective November 1st.  He spoke with Mayor Tom Harbour about the decision on Saturday. 



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O'Neal Remains Committed to Sheriff's Race

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 22nd, 2014

O’Neal owns Rock Bottom Liquors in Carmi.  At last week’s WROY/WRUL Candidate Forum, Incumbent Sheriff Doug Maier said it was illegal to possess a liquor license and be sheriff. 



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City of Carmi to Participate in IMEA Efficiency Program

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 22nd, 2014

The City of Carmi has $27,508 in efficiency funds available between now and April 30, 2015.  Electrical Engineer David Coston said $20,000 will be available to commercial/industrial customers.



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Chamber Receives Permission for Parade, Santa House Placement

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 22nd, 2014

At Tuesday's Carmi City Council meeting, Chamber Director Holly Healy received permission to stage the “It’s a White County Christmas” parade on Saturday, November 29th

Other Stories

Halloween Weekend Planned at Burrell’s Woods

Land Donor Backs Out

City to Apply for Fire Truck Grant



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Enfield Six-Year-Old Recognized for Life Saving Efforts

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 21st, 2014

Six-year-old Landon Garrison received a Certificate of Commendation from the White County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday.  He was recognized for his life saving efforts the previous day. 



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First Steps of Text To 9-1-1 Arrives in Saline County

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 21st, 2014

Saline County E-911 became the first location in the region to offer Text To 9-1-1 Services. The system is provided by InDigital of Indiana and currently is set up to allow the dispatch center to Text a 9-1-1 caller.



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Interview: 200 Trees To Be Sold To Commemorate Carmi's Bicentennial

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 21st, 2014

To commemorate Carmi's 200th birthday in 2016, the Bicentennial Committee has approved the sale of 200 specially designed trees. Dr. Clint Taylor says the project will beautify the town for future generations.



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Former Daycare Teacher's Aide Arrested for Battering a 3-Year-Old Child

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 21st, 2014

Indiana State Police initiated a criminal investigation in September after receiving information a three-year-old female was allegedly battered while attending Children’s Learning Center, 2100 West Fourth Street, Mt. Vernon.



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Superintendent Reminds Residents About Referendum, April School Board Election

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 21st, 2014

On Election Day, November 4th, the county schools facility tax will be the last item on the ballot.

Other Stories:

Petitions Available for School Board

Transportation Director Provides Update on Buses



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Community Invited to Airport Appreciation Day

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 20th, 2014

The Carmi Municipal Airport will hold an Airport Appreciation Day on Saturday, October 25th from Noon-4pm.  Residents are invited to tour the grounds and view the static display of planes.



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Frozen Wonderland Storefront Window Contest Announced

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 20th, 2014

A traveling trophy will be awarded to the business owner whose storefront window best depicts the “Frozen Wonderland” contest theme. 



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Martin and Bayley Co-Founder Dies

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 20th, 2014

Longtime Carmi businessman and active philanthropist, co-founder of Martin and Bayley, Inc., Frank Bayley, 86, passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014.



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Jake Sanders, Nurse Practitioner Joins Staff of HMHD

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 20th, 2014

Sanders was raised in McLeansboro and is a graduate of Hamilton County Senior High.  Sanders served nine years in Special Operations Command in the Unites States Army after high school before leaving the service to continue his education.



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Weller Moves Into 6th Place on Scoring List

By: Toby Brown
Oct 20th, 2014

With one game left in the regular season, Carmi-White County senior running back Logan Weller continues to move up in the top 10 in several statistical categories for the Bulldog football team.



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Audio: Local Candidates Address Issues at Forum

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 17th, 2014

Local candidates turned out for a forum at the White County Fairgrounds on Thursday evening.  The event was broadcast on 97.3 WRUL and streamed at our website, wrul.com.



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Carmi Library Receives $1,000 Grant from Banterra Bank

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 17th, 2014

The library staff has been doing extensive pulling of older materials and the grant funds will be used to purchase new books, replacing and updating different sections in the adult library. 



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Lowery Receives New Public Defender

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 17th, 2014

Rhonda Blades will represent Phillip Lowery during his second trial on a felony charge of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse.



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Substantial Theft Reported at Johnson Farms in Crossville

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 16th, 2014

Mike Johnson phoned the sheriff’s office to advise that someone entered his farm building overnight.  The suspect(s) took numerous power tools, including drills and chainsaws.  



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Wayne County Landowners Sue Over Fracking Delay

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 16th, 2014

Thirteen Wayne County landowners are suing the state of Illinois over the Department of Natural Resources’ failure to issue drilling permits for high volume oil and gas extraction.



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4-H Members Participate in Kids Helping Kids Walk

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 16th, 2014

This year, over 50 4-H members attended the Kids Helping Kids Walk, raising about 5,000 dollars for the charity. 



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Kiwanis Club Thanks 2014 Corn Day Sponsors

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 16th, 2014

The Fundraising Committee chaired by Nancy J Winter included members Art Saunders, Matt Lamont and Clint Taylor and resulted in more than $45,000 being raised. 



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Myers Takes Helm as President/Announces Corn Days Recap Meeting

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 15th, 2014

Myers has announced that next Tuesday, October 21st at 6:30pm, the Carmi Kiwanis Club will hold their annual Corn Day Wrap meeting at the White County Farm Bureau Building. 



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Enfield Man Sentenced for Baseball Bat Attack

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 15th, 2014

23-year-old Levi A. Williams will be recommended for the Impact Incarceration Program.  He entered a guilty plea in White County Circuit Court on Wednesday. 



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Carmi Woman Jailed on Drug Charges

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 15th, 2014

Carmi Police responded to 401 S. Church Street Apt. D in reference to a disturbance.  Upon arrival, officers discovered the door and window of the apartment had been damaged.



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O.IL White County Hall Meeting Draws Hundreds of Supporters

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 15th, 2014

In the neighborhood of 300 locals turned out for the White County Hall meeting Tuesday night put together by a grassroots effort who identifies itself as O.IL (Opportunity in Land). 



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White County Board Approves Contract with Schnepper for Assessments

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 15th, 2014

The White County Board has approved a contract with Sheila Schnepper to fill the vacancy of the late Nancy A. Winter from October 29th to November 30th.



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Fundraiser to Benefit Josh Gray Memorial Scholarship

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 15th, 2014

To honor Josh’s life, his friends and family established the “Joshua Gray Endowed Scholarship”.  Once the funding goal is met, a perpetual annual award will be given to a University of Evansville student, with financial need, who plans to attend a semester at Harlaxton College.



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State's Attorney Files Charges in Jail Escape

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 14th, 2014

26-year-old Donald H. Currier of Golden Gate and 32-year-old Robert M. Mead of Johnston City fled through a hole in the ceiling. 



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Evansville Man Sentenced for Criminal Drug Conspiracy

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 14th, 2014

34-year-old Lawrence G. Winstead received a seven year prison sentence and two years of mandatory supervised release.  Winstead was accused of conspiring to deliver 1-15 grams of crack cocaine to a confidential source.   



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Lighted Christmas Parade Entries Needed

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 14th, 2014

Parade entries are needed for this year’s It’s A White County Christmas Lighted Parade, set for Saturday, November 29 at 6:00 p.m.



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Sheriff: White County Jail Escapees Caught in Saline County

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 11th, 2014

26-year-old Donald Currier of Golden Gate and 32-year-old Robert M. Mead of Johnston City were apprehended at a residence on Raleigh Road in Saline County. 



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Interview: Pro-Fracking Coalition Plans County Hall Meetings

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 13th, 2014

A pro-fracking coalition called Opportunity in Land (O.IL) will conduct a series of county hall meetings to discuss the potential shale development in southeastern Illinois.



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Corn Days "Parade of Toys" Results

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 12th, 2014

The winning tradition continues for Brownsville School in the Corn Days Parade.  Brownsville claimed First Prize ($500) for Best Theme Float in the 2014 Parade of Toys.



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Harrisburg Wins High School and Junior High Marching Band Competitions

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 12th, 2014

For the first time, the Carmi Kiwanis Club hosted a marching band competition at Carmi-White County High School.  Junior high and high school bands performed on the football field ahead of the parade.



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Corn Day Pedal Pull Results

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 12th, 2014

Girls:  
First place- Ella Spaide

Boys:
First place- Anderson Cartmiller
Second- Kipton Large (not pictured)



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Strong Turnout for Corn Day Car Show, Despite Forecast

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 12th, 2014

The Carmi Kiwanis Club had fewer entries for the 2014 Car Show because of the damp forecast.  Still, 75 vehicles were present on Main Street and the Old National Bank parking lot.



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Runners Support Guardian Center Through Candy Corn 5K

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 12th, 2014

The 6th annual run/walk was held on Saturday morning at the First Christian Church.  One hundred and twenty participants finished the course.



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Corn Day Children's Parade in Photos

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 12th, 2014

Each year, the Corn Day children’s parade offers a mix of unusual entries, ugly pets, and adorable costumes. 



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Pets @ Risk Holds "Fido Fetch"

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 12th, 2014

Pets @ Risk held the 3rd annual “Fido Fetch” on Corn Day.  Residents purchase a $5 tennis ball before the event.  The tennis balls are numbered and placed in a small wading pool for the dog to retrieve. 



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Corn Day Chili Cook-Off Results

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 12th, 2014

The 2014 Corn Day Chili Cook-Off featured three competitors: The Guardian Center, First Bank, and Team Packer.

Photo: The Guardian Center-Judges Choice



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Appellate Court Denies Coston Appeal

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 10th, 2014

Coston was sentenced to 53 years in the Department of Corrections for the shooting deaths of Jessica Evans and Jacob Wheeler.  The judgment followed a stipulated bench trial in August 2013.



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Shimkus Honors McHenry Chapel's 200th Anniversary

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 10th, 2014

McHenry Chapel will hold a 200th anniversary celebration on October 19, 2014, with services in both the morning and afternoon. A lunch will be held after morning service at the fairgrounds.



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Eagle Scout Project at Maple Ridge Cemetery

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 10th, 2014

A local Boy Scout, Eli Degenhardt, has created a sign for Maple Ridge Cemetery as part of his Eagle badge.  Previously, the cemetery did not have any signage near the road.



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Elastec/American Marine "Hot Shots" MediBurns for U.S. Army

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 10th, 2014

As the U.S. military builds medical centers in west Africa to combat the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, an Elastec/American Marine task force is expediting a rush order for three ELASTEC MediBurn medical waste incinerators, ordered by the U.S. Army.



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Katy Naas Writes Sci Fi Novel for Young Adults

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 16th, 2014

A Norris City-Omaha-Enfield High School teacher has written a science fiction novel for young adults.  “The Visitors” will be released Tuesday in eBook format by Astraea Press.



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City Attorney: Phoenix Owes City $500,000 in Loan Payments, Utility Expenses

By: WROYWRUL News
May 6th, 2014

City Attorney Greg Stewart spoke to the city council on Monday about the delinquencies.  He also shed light on several tax liens and a federal court judgment against Phoenix.



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City of Carmi Seeks State Audit of Phoenix Rehab and Nursing

By: WROYWRUL News
Jun 17th, 2014

City Attorney Greg Stewart was told that a $1.477 million payment from the state to Phoenix had been processed.  The net which Phoenix Nursing Home received was $1.186 million.  That money remains "parked" with the IRS. 



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CWC Schools Implementing Bullying Prevention Program

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 2nd, 2014

Parents will be informed of the new bullying prevention strategies on Thursday, October 16th from 6pm-7:30pm at the Jefferson Attendance Center.



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Guardian Center Moves Into New Office

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 30th, 2014

The Guardian Center has a new, permanent location in Carmi.  Executive Director Sheryl Woodham appeared on Open Line to discuss the renovation of the former WADI building.



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Old McLeansboro High School to Be Replaced by Senior Housing Development

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 25th, 2014

Fox Meadows, NFP, which owns the Heritage Woods supportive living facility, took possession of the old school last Friday. 



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Carmi Council Approves Street, Sewer Work in West Industrial Park

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 2nd, 2014

The firm submitted low bids of $896,397 for the street work and $140,676 for the sanitary sewer installation.  The contracts will be sent to the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for approval. 



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Carmi Council Votes to Change Day, Time of Meetings

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 16th, 2014

The Carmi City Council will convene at a new time, beginning in October.  Council meetings are moving to the first and third Tuesday of the month at 7pm.

More News:

1st Annual Elks Fall Ball Set for Sept. 27



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Fairfield Memorial Hospital and Deaconess Announce Affiliation

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 4th, 2014

Fairfield Memorial Hospital (FMH) and Deaconess in Evansville recently entered into an affiliation agreement that will work to enhance services and increase collaboration between the two healthcare providers and the counties they serve. 



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Three Applications Received for Medical Cannabis Grow Operation in D19

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 2nd, 2014

District 19 encompasses Edwards, Gallatin, Hamilton, Saline, Wabash, Wayne, and White counties. 



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First Bank to Sponsor 'Holiday Family Feud'

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 22nd, 2014

Holiday Family Feud will be held on Saturday, November 22 at 2:00 at the First United Methodist Church in Carmi. The game-show is being sponsored by First Bank in conjunction with the “It’s a White County Christmas” celebration.



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President Obama Highlights Manufacturing in Princeton Visit

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 4th, 2014

Obama delivered remarks to a sizeable crowd at Millennium Steel Service, a minority owned supplier near Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana.



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Dillman Family Offers $20,000 Towards Revitalization of Pond at Burrell's Woods

By: WROYWRUL News
Apr 22nd, 2014

The Dillman family has offered $20,000 toward the excavating, restocking, and beautification of the pond.  In return, they would like to place a monument by the water and rename the pond as the Gregory W. Dillman Memorial Pond at Burrell’s Woods.



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Superintendents Argue for County School Facilities Tax

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 10th, 2014

The White County Board heard a presentation on Tuesday concerning the 1 percent sales tax referendum.  If approved by voters on November 4th, the additional revenue would fund facility improvements in local school districts.



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Fairfield Man Arrested for Gun Threat

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 23rd, 2014

20-year-old Lucas W. Gifford faces a felony charge of disorderly conduct.  At 10:15am, two students reportedly saw a social media post indicating that a person in a bathroom had a gun. 



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White County Genealogical Society to Meet on Oct. 25

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 6th, 2014

Sue Berry and her group of women and men, from the Henderson, Kentucky area, will provide the program, “Women of the Civil War.”  These individuals, dressed in Civil War period attire, will portray historical women and men of the Civil War era.  



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Hamilton County Voters Will Decide on Ambulance Fund Usage for 911

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 11th, 2014

Currently, if you dial 911 from a cell phone, those calls are answered by a neighboring county.  Hamilton County is one of ten counties in the State of Illinois that doesn’t have an Enhanced 911 system.



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Maunie Resident Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 10th, 2014

A Maunie resident will serve five years in prison for Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance.  52-year-old Mark W. Johnson pleaded guilty on Wednesday to the Class 3 Felony. 



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Council Approves List of 19 Motor Fuel Tax Projects

By: WROYWRUL News
Jun 17th, 2014

The repairs are estimated at $431,000 and range from pavement removal and replacement to new culverts and riprap.

Photo: 3rd and Shipley Streets



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Collinsville Man Receives 20 Year Sentence in Fatal DUI Crash

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 19th, 2014

49-year-old Darrell G. Delong was the sole survivor of the wreck on November 23rd.  He pleaded guilty in July to a Class 2 Felony of Aggravated DUI. 



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City to Offer AquaLine Protection Service to Water Customers

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 8th, 2014

Bud and Ed Bates were present at Monday’s council meeting to address the insurance service.  They explained that residential customers are actually responsible for the water service line between the meter and their home.



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Guardian Center to Purchase Former WADI Office in Carmi

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 7th, 2014

The child advocacy center is buying the property at 1124 Oak Street from John Oliver.  A public meeting is scheduled for July 24th from 6pm-8pm at the Carmi City Council Chambers.   



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Tenants Announced for Revamped Strip Mall

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 8th, 2014

Mayor Jeff Pollard said the tenants will include Midway BBQ Shack, AT&T, State Finance, James Cook State Farm, and the Factory Connection. 



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City Attorney: Phoenix Pays $90,000 Toward Overdue Utility Bills

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 22nd, 2014

Greg Stewart has been in contact with the Illinois Attorney General’s Office and their audit division for not-for-profit or charitable organizations.  They are addressing the issue of an audit for Phoenix Nursing and the Phoenix Foundation.



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"Where There's a Will, There's a Harmony Way"

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 19th, 2014

Posey County Commissioners are now in the process of developing a plan and a sub-committee of commissioners to help tackle the group’s newest interest.



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School Board Candidates May Pick Up Petitions on Tuesday

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 22nd, 2014

Prospective school board candidates may pick up nomination petitions, beginning Tuesday, for the April 7, 2015 consolidated election.  Petitions should be returned December 15-22.



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Wyoming-Based Firm Interested in Building Medical Marijuana Facility at Grayville

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 15th, 2014

The Grayville City Council has approved a real estate contract with Deerpath Development, LLC.  The site approved by the city council spans 22.85 acres at the I-64 Plaza (former prison property).

Other News:

Commissioners Approve Engineering Agreement for IDOT Grant

O'Daniel Trucking to Relocate Ditch at I-64 Plaza



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Carmi PD seeking help in IDing theft suspects

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 3rd, 2014

The Carmi Police Department is asking for help in identifying two suspects in a retail theft case at WalMart



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Maier Named 2nd Vice President of Illinois Sheriffs' Association

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 6th, 2014

He just returned from a summer training conference, held August 3-5, in Decatur.  Maier would become president of the organization in two years if he wins re-election this November.



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Poshard: "I love this town, its people"

By: WROYWRUL News
May 30th, 2014

Glenn Poshard is a 1962 graduate of Carmi Township High School and former U.S. Congressman.  He recently retired as President of Southern Illinois University.  



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The Social House Sold to Gary Boggs Family

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 29th, 2014

The previous owners, Marge Pfister and Julie Shearer, were on Open Line to discuss the sale.  “They are going to take it over and continue it as a Bed & Breakfast and social event venue," said Shearer.   



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Fatal Mobile Home Fire Under Investigation

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 18th, 2014

Authorities do not suspect foul play in Saturday’s mobile home fire in Carmi.  One person was killed in the blaze at 407 8th Street.



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Outdoor Amphitheater Planned at Burrell's Woods

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 8th, 2014

Darrell Marshall, Greg McVey, and Jade McAllister approached the mayor about the idea.  McAllister owns the farm ground on the left as you drive into Burrell’s Woods.  He would like to donate the two acres nearest to the park for the amphitheater construction.     



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Phoenix Rehab & Nursing Faces Another Lawsuit, City Awaits Financial Records

By: WROYWRUL News
May 20th, 2014

The skilled care facility owes the city approximately $500,000 in revolving loan fund payments and utility expenses.  At the May 5th council meeting, aldermen instructed Administrator Lil Fortner to turn over general ledgers and related financial documents.



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Weiss Graduates from Police Training Institute

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 26th, 2014

Jordan Weiss graduated from the Police Training Institute in Champaign, Illinois on Thursday, September 26th.  Weiss will be assigned to the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force. 



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Large Theft Reported at Johnson Truck Sales

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 26th, 2014

A large amount of copper wire and other items were stolen from Jerry Johnson Truck Sales in Norris City.  Johnson estimated the total loss at approximately $10,000. 



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Steve McClure Announces Departure from First Christian Church

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 9th, 2014

McClure received a call from a congregation in Tennessee and accepted their invitation.  He has been the Senior Minister at First Christian for 7.5 years. 



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Elastec/American Marine Hosts International Oil Spill Response Workshop

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 10th, 2014

Approximately 90 oil spill responders and industry representatives have converged on the Atheneum for the conference.



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Another Large Theft Reported at Johnson Truck Sales

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 1st, 2014

For the second time in less than a week, thieves stole copper wiring from Johnson Truck Sales in Norris City.  Owner Jerry Johnson reported the theft to the White County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday evening.



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City Attorney Submits Memo on Phoenix Rehab and Nursing

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 8th, 2014

Greg Stewart was able to meet with Administrator Lil Fortner on September 3rd.  She brought a computer with nursing home records for 2013 and part of 2014.



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Chamber Releases Tentative Schedule for It's a White County Christmas

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 1st, 2014

The festivities will be underway beginning on November 13 with Business After Hours hosted by H.D. Bean Jewelers.  Friday, November 21, will kick off the Holiday Shopping Stroll. 



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Carmi Sports Hall of Fame to Induct Six New Members

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 9th, 2014

The Class of 2014 will be formally inducted on Saturday, Nov. 15 at Four Corners Restaurant in Carmi.  Dinner will begin at 5 that evening, with the ceremony scheduled for 6 p.m. 



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Governor Quinn Announces Investment in SIC's Carmi Campus

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 12th, 2014

Governor Pat Quinn has announced an investment to build a new vocational addition to Southeastern Illinois College’s Carmi facility.  The $1.46 million investment comes from the Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program.



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Maunie Woman Arrested in Drug Investigation

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 16th, 2014

42-year-old Jennifer L. Farny was apprehended Tuesday morning at 224 Morgan Street.  The arrest followed a several month long investigation by the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force and White County Sheriff’s Department.



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Wayne-White Electric Offers $5,000 Reward for Information on Copper Wire Thefts

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 27th, 2014

Wayne-White Electric Cooperative is offering a $5,000 reward for information on the recent thefts of copper wiring from grain bin electric meters and poles.



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Chamber Presents Awards at Annual Dinner

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 7th, 2014

Small Business of the Year           Large Business of the Year               Citizen of the Year



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Mayor Delivers State of the City Address

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 7th, 2014

In his state of the city address, Carmi Mayor Jeff Pollard outlined recent improvements and efforts to promote community assets.  The city pursued upgrades to the airport and parks with the intention of bringing in more revenue.



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Police Seeking Donations for Cops and Kids Christmas

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 8th, 2014

The FOP Lodge 249 will be accepting donations at the Carmi Police Department/White County Sheriff’s Department.  There is also a donation container at Maier Grocery in Crossville and Doug’s Food Mart in Norris City.



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McLeansboro Man Sentenced in Child Sex Case

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 8th, 2014

21-year-old Stephen K. Bridwell pleaded guilty to a Class 2 Felony of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse and Class 1 Felony of Indecent Solicitation of a Child.



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Governor Quinn Announces Funding for US 45 Reconstruction

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 25th, 2014

US 45 will be widened from two lanes into four lanes with a bi-directional center turn lane.  The project will stretch from just north of IL Route 142 in Eldorado to north of Texas City Road. 



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White County Farm Bureau Supports School Maintenance Sales Tax in County

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 26th, 2014

The White County Farm Bureau Board of Directors has voted to support passage of the referendum on the November 4, 2014 ballot which would ask White County voters to increase the sales tax in White County by 1% to raise revenue for school maintenance and construction in the county. 



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White County Board Appoints Acting Supervisor of Assessments

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 28th, 2014

Terry Abell was named acting Supervisor of Assessments until October 28th.  At that time, another qualified person will be appointed to fill the remainder of Nancy Winter’s term, which expires on November 30th.



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ONB Announces Fundraiser for Jace Burzynski

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 23rd, 2014

For $1, people may purchase a paper “Jace Brigade” shirt.  You can make a contribution at the lobby or drive thru location until the end of October. 



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Consolidated Election Petitions

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 23rd, 2014

Petitions can be picked up at the office of Brian K. Allen, Carmi City Clerk starting Tuesday, September 23rd. One alderman in each of the city’s four wards will be elected during the Consolidated Election set for April 7, 2015.



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Photos: Enlarged Pond at Burrell's Woods

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 2nd, 2014

Allen Excavating has finished digging the base and expanding the width of the pond.  Crews laid an erosion blanket on the banks. 



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It's a White County Christmas Craft Shows Announced

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 8th, 2014

As part of the It’s a White County Christmas celebration, two craft shows are planned.  On November 29 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. shows will be held at both the Farm Bureau Building and the Elks Lodge.



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