Fr. Stephen J. Humphrey

Fr. Stephen James Humphrey, former pastor at St. Barbara Catholic Church in Okawville, died in Energy, Illinois on Sunday, April 7, 2019. Visitation was held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lebanon. Mass of Resurrection was Saturday, April 13 at St. Joseph’s, with Msgr. Jim Margason and Fr. Jim Dougherty…

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Hundelt Attends State Gymnastics Meet

Laney Hundelt, fourth grader at Immanuel Lutheran School in Okawville, is an aspiring gymnast who practices 10 hours a week at Midwest Twisters in O’Fallon. She recently attended her gymnastics State Meet was at Adventure Commons in Bourbonnais, IL. Hundelt ended the season with several personal bests and the following scores: Vault 9.3 (Personal Best)…

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Okawville Students in Court for Mock Trial

Okawville Junior High students received an introduction to the criminal justice system last week when they took part in a mock court event at the Washington County Judicial Center. The event was held in Judge Dan Emge’s courtroom in the hopes of showing students what happens in a jury trial. “A lot of times kids…

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Truck Pulled from Locust Creek Near DuBois

The mystery behind the truck in the creek off DuBois Blacktop has been solved. The driver, Anthony Guffey of Tamaroa, reported the incident in the days following the accident. He says he felt lucky to get out at all. “The truck went off the road into the water, and it wasn’t long before I felt…

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Klasing to Play Golf at Millikin

Erin Klasing (seated, center) recently signed a letter of intent to play golf at Millikin University. She was joined by her parents, Darlene and Neil Klasing, as well as Okawville athletic director Jon Kraus and golf coach Christy Hood Frederking. Read the full article in this week’s issue.

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OJHS Track Opens Spring Season

The Okawville Junior High track teams have had a busy start to the season, competing in several meets starting with the Clinton County Open on April 6. The Junior Lady Rockets had a strong showing, finishing second place out of the eight teams on hand. The boys’ team finished fourth out of eight. Complete results…

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Meier to serve as Vice-Chairman of Downstate GOP

Republican members of the Downstate GOP elected State Representative Charlie Meier to serve as their Vice-Chairman. The Downstate GOP consists of a majority of republican representatives serving in the Illinois General Assembly. Rep. Meier’s mission, “elect more downstate republicans to the State House and work towards gaining the majority in the House of Representatives.” “I’m…

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Lorene Sinn

Lorene, nee Bouas, Sinn, 92, of Darmstadt, IL; born on January 6, 1927 in Coulterville, IL; passed away on April 14, 2019 at her home. Mrs. Sinn and her husband Leonard owned and operated Sinn’s Inn in Darmstadt for over 20 years. She attended Holy Ghost United Church of Christ. Lorene enjoyed embroidery, making quilts…

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Doris A. Burgard

Doris A. Burgard, nee Ostendorf, 88, of Mascoutah, IL born Dec. 10, 1930 in Venedy, IL died Sunday April 14, 2019 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, IL. She was a homemaker and a member of St. John United Church of Christ in Mascoutah, IL. She is preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and…

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Jennifer Elizabeth Gavlin

Jennifer Albert Gavlin, 35, of Seattle, WA, born August 19, 1983, in Belleville, IL, daughter of Geraldine (Groennert) and Steve Albert, died Saturday, March 16, in Seattle. She married Patrick Duncan Gavlin, August 22, 2010, who survives her. He was a loving, caring, devoted husband. In addition to her parents, Jennifer is survived by her…

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