Monthly Archives: November 2018

Bullard, Uhls to Start as Jefferson County Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff December 1

Bullard, Uhls to Start as Jefferson County Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff December 1

JEFFERSON COUNTY — Today is the last day for two area police detectives as they will start their new careers December 1 at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Mt. Vernon PD Detective Jeff Bullard was sworn in Thursday as Jefferson County’s newly elected sheriff. Also sworn in Thursday was Centralia Police Detective Blaine Uhls who will start Saturday as Bullard’s new Chief Deputy. Chief…read more

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 11-30-18

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 11-30-18

MT. VERNON — On Friday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to WMIX / WDML News: 18-year-old Seth Colbert of Bonnie was arrested Thursday for criminal sexual assault / consent. 59-year-old Timothy Swigert of Waltonville was arrested Thursday for aggravated battery of a victim over the age of 60. 32-year-old Damion Thrailkill…read more

Christmas Festivities Take Center Stage in Mt. Vernon Saturday

Christmas Festivities Take Center Stage in Mt. Vernon Saturday

MT. VERNON — The annual Mt. Vernon Christmas is coming up Saturday. The traditional kickoff to the holiday season in the city will feature a holiday craft fair, Christmas light parade, festival of trees, live performances, a chance to see Santa, and the annual tree lighting ceremony at the Jefferson County Courthouse. Grace McDowell with…read more

IDNR Reminding Hunters to Stay Safe This Season

ILLINOIS (RFD) — Hunting season continues in Illinois and DNR officials want those walking into the woods or climbing tree stands to be safe, Ed Cross with the Department of Natural Resources says safely getting into a tree stand starts with wearing a harness. Last year 10 hunters reported falling from tree stands in Illinois.read more

Harvest Season Still Hanging On in Some Parts of Illinois

Harvest Season Still Hanging On in Some Parts of Illinois

ILLINOIS (RFD) — Is it over yet? When talking about corn and soybean harvest for the state’s farmers is all local. Some have been wrapped up for weeks while others are waiting to bring in the final acres before it actually becomes winter. USDA’s Mark Schleusener… The numbers show harvest still lags in the northern…read more

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 11-29-18

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 11-29-18

MT. VERNON — On Thursday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to WMIX / WDML News: 46-year-old Elber Washup of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Thursday for battery.read more

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