Area News

Homicide Of Senior Citizen Has Ashley Residents On Edge

Who would kill a senior citizen who lived alone? Is the suspect in the area? Are others in danger? Those are questions residents of Ashley have had since the body of David Woodrome, 71, was found just inside his door Sunday, February 9th. More than a week later, residents still have more questions than answers.…

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County Board Plans 911 Dispatch Upgrade

The County Board took a step towards upgrading the 911 CAD dispatching system at its meeting last week by initiating a proposal. The County Board and the 911 Department will work together on a system that is more user friendly the ambulance and fire departments, as well as the police departments. Sheriff Len Campbell said…

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Hettenhausen Returns to Hometown Post Office

The stars finally aligned to bring Jim Hettenhausen back to be postmaster at his hometown post office. Hettenhausen took over as Okawville’s postmaster Monday following the retirement of Lesley Bauer. “This job has been on my radar since I first went into management at the postal service,” Hettenhausen said. His career with USPS started in…

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New Owner at Hoyleton Feed Store And Repair

A Hoyleton business that Curtis Kuhlengel operated for nearly fifty years before his death a year ago now has a new owner. Mike Henry of the Waterloo-Red Bud area purchased Hoyleton Feed and Garage Repair on W. Main St. from Kuhlengel’s estate. Kuhlengel had approached Henry about buying the business several years ago, Henry said.…

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Working on the Railroad is a Hobby for Nashville Couple

Andy Clarke, is the founder and main builder for the Bluestone Southern Railroad along with his wife, Jane . The couple’s G-scale train set runs throughout their basement and out into their yard.   The Clarkes have worked for several years on a train set that winds it way around their basement and out into…

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Fire Destroys House In Rural DuBois

Sarah Kirgan roused her two children out of bed early Tuesday morning, January 28 to flee their burning house. They escaped with only the pajamas they were wearing. The rural DuBois house built in the 1950’s, contents, and even the car parked outside the garage were a total loss. Kirgan said that she woke up…

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Rockets Return to Action With Two Straight Wins

After a week off, the Okawville Rockets returned to action on Friday night with a tough home 47-35 win over Columbia. On Saturday night the Rockets hit the road again to take on Lebanon. The Rockets started well in this game on both ends and led 25-3 after the first quarter. The Rockets (13-7) had…

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