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Dr. Richard Philip Puckett, formerly of Marion
Dr. Richard Philip Puckett, 74, of Bloomington and formerly of Marion, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2018 at his home.
Dec 13, 2018 5:18 PM
Caleb Pulke of Du Quoin
Caleb Pulke, 29, of Du Quoin, passed away at 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 in De Soto.
Dec 13, 2018 2:55 PM
Roger Lee Craig of Harrisburg
Roger Lee Craig, age 57, of Harrisburg, passed away at 7:55 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 at his residence. He was born June 4, 1961 in Harrisburg, to the late Glendal and Phyllis Ann (Stout) Craig.
Dec 13, 2018 2:54 PM
Betty Jane Vaughn, formerly of Creal Springs
Betty Jane Vaughn, age 89, resident of Carterville and formerly of Creal Springs, passed away at 2:23 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2018 in St. Louis University Hospital.
Dec 13, 2018 2:53 PM
Fairfield grabs No. 1 seed for 54th playing of Eldorado Holiday Tournament
Mules, Massac County, Herrin, Gallatin County, Eldorado, West Frankfort, Edwards County & Carterville round out Top 8 teams
By Spyder Dann
Dec 12, 2018 2:43 PM
Hiring process for next park district executive director coming under heavy criticism
The three-member Harrisburg Township Park District board will decide on Dec. 19 who will take over for Ron Emery when he retires - either Emery's son, Blake, or a second candidate.
By Travis DeNeal
Dec 12, 2018 2:28 PM
Mike Roux: Making memories, and building a man
Nancy and I are blessed with five kids. We are double-blessed with five grandchildren, as well. Not all of my kids have embraced the hunting lifestyle and that's fine. It's still too early, but not all of my grandchildren appear to be interested, either. Six year-old Connor (CJ) is the exception so far.
By Mike Roux
Dec 12, 2018 1:28 PM
Illinois Bicentennial: Kenny Gray's legacy looms large in southern Illinois
Editor's note: The weekly Illinois Bicentennial series is brought to you by the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors and Illinois Press Association. More than 20 newspapers are creating stories about the state's history, places and key moments for the bicentennial Dec. 3, 2018. Stories published up to this date can be found at 200illinois.com. In 1956, a little-known freshman congressman from Franklin County in southern Illinois gave his first major speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, receiving a standing ovation for his efforts.
By Holly Kee
Dec 12, 2018 1:26 PM
Franklin County sheriff's blotter
The following incidents were obtained from Franklin County Sheriff David L. Bartoni. Note that arrests, charges and citations are allegations only, not findings of guilt. Nov. 26
Dec 12, 2018 1:22 PM
Franklin County land transfers
The following land transfers were filed from Nov. 26 to 30, 2018, in Franklin County. • Seller, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; buyer, Jecc Investments LLC; Deed; F W Dimmick's 2nd Add West Frankfort Lots 17, 18, 19 & PT 15 Blk 2.
Dec 12, 2018 1:20 PM
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