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This past week, the State of Illinois introduced a new initiative geared towards safety near and around railroad crossings. Being a community built around the rail lines that run through it, the Clinton Police Department felt it would be a perfect effort to join in on. Police Chief Ben Lowers says this week they've increased patrols near busy rail crossings in hopes of shedding light on laws that...read more
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Nancy D. Leithleiter, 66, of Monticello, passed away at 11:15 a.m., Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Carle Hospital, Urbana. Nancy was born on November 15, 1947 in Springfield, IL the daughter of Chester and Wilma (Nance) Powell. She married Stephen Leithleiter on March 22, 1980 in Monticello. Survivors include her husband; Stephen Leithleiter of Monticello, sons; Stephen Curry (Stephanie) of Mi...read more
Helen (Joann Martin) Nixon, 81, of Bement, IL passed away at 4:30 PM, September 16, 2014 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.  Memorial services will be 2 PM, Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Calvary Baptist Church, Monticello, IL with Pastor Randy Dempsay officiating.   Entombment will be in Monticello Columbarium.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials may be dir...read more
James L. Womer, 92 of Bement, IL., passed away at 10:00 P.M., on Monday, September 15, 2014 at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello, IL. Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at the Roux–Hinds Funeral Home, 348 N. Piatt St., Bement, IL. Private graveside services will be held. The Rev. Marsha Frederick will officiate. Burial with military ...read more
Mark S. Mason, 56, of Lincoln, formerly of Atlanta, died Monday (Sept. 15, 2014) at his home. Service: at a later date Burial: at a later date at the Atlanta Cemetery. Cremation rites have been accorded. Surviving: siblings, Mike (Teresa) Mason, Gravios Mills, Mo.; Mary (Ron) Mayberry, Atlanta; Matt (Mary) Mason, Lincoln; Laura (Chuck) Greer, Lincoln; and Leigh (Josh) Horner, McLean.  Mem...read more
Roy “Jack” Fansler Jr., 71, of Clinton, died at 11:27 p.m. Monday (Sept. 15, 2014) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington. Services: none. Cremation rites will be accorded. Beck Memorial Home in Bloomington is in charge of arrangements. Memorials: March of Dimes of Bloomington-Normal....read more
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