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Jefferson County Arrest Reports 1-2-19

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 1-2-19

MT. VERNON — On Wednesday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to WMIX / WDML News: 28-year-old Joshua Williams of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Monday for disorderly conduct. 25-year-old Montrell Williams of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Monday for aggravated battery in a public place.…read more

Police Investigating New Years Day Shooting In Centralia

Police Investigating New Years Day Shooting In Centralia

CENTRALIA — A Tuesday morning shooting sent one person to SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia for treatment of a gunshot wound to the left shoulder. Centralia Police continue to investigate the incident that occurred early Tuesday morning in the 700 block of East Rasback St. The victim was reportedly found in an alley…read more

Cocoa Residue the Apparent Cause of Fire at ConAgra in Centralia

Cocoa Residue the Apparent Cause of Fire at ConAgra in Centralia

CENTRALIA — Cocoa residue appears to be the culprit in a Saturday morning fire at the ConAgra plant in Centralia, formerly Pinnacle Foods. Centralia City firefighters responded just before 9 a.m. Saturday to a call of the fire at 100 West Calumet. The fire reportedly started when an exhaust fan short caused sparks to ignite cocoa dust that then…read more

Roundhouse Wine Company in Centralia Closes Doors for Good

CENTRALIA — Residents are saying goodbye to a local business that opened its doors in 2011 to help people celebrate life. Roundhouse Wine Company closed shuttered their business Sunday. A notice on Facebook gave the sad news. Best wishes and thanks go out to owners Jerry and Sheila Kapes as they start a new year and…read more

Good Signals for Farmers Could be Hindered by Government Shutdown

Good Signals for Farmers Could be Hindered by Government Shutdown

ILLINOIS — The end of 2018 seemed to signal good things to come for America’s farmers. Fresh off the passage of the farm bill, which reauthorized agriculture, conservation and safety net programs, the Agriculture Department last week announced a second round of direct payments to growers hardest hit by President Donald Trump’s trade war with…read more

Farmers Hoping Trade Tensions Ease After Record 2018 Harvest

Farmers Hoping Trade Tensions Ease After Record 2018 Harvest

ILLINOIS — Illinois farmers are hoping tensions between the U.S. and its trade partners dissipate after record-yielding harvests in 2018. Illinois produced the most soybeans of any state in the country while ranking second in corn production, The State Journal-Register reported. But farmers have been significantly affected by President Donald Trump’s tougher stance on trade and…read more

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 12-31-18

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 12-31-18

MT. VERNON — On Monday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to WMIX / WDML News: 34-year-old Michelle Neuhaus of Mt. Vernon was arrested Friday for aggravated battery with use of a deadly weapon and leaving the scene of an accident. 41-year-old Seth Lambert of Centralia was arrested Friday on a bond…read more

Record Number of Registered Voters In Illinois This Year

Record Number of Registered Voters In Illinois This Year

ILLINOIS (RFD) — The 2018 elections went well in Illinois and the State Board of Elections hopes to keep it that way moving forward. ISBE made news this year when reports of Russian hacking of their database was made public. But Matt Dietrich with ISBE says they have raised their security levels and registered a…read more

Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Now Accepting Annual Award Applications

Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Now Accepting Annual Award Applications

MT. VERNON — The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for annual honors presented at their dinner in March. All applications are to be filled out and returned to the Chamber by February 21, 2019. That’s Executive Director with the Chamber, Mike Beard. Parents should be aware that applications for Student of…read more

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 12-28-18

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 12-28-18

MT. VERNON — On Friday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to WMIX / WDML News: 20-year-old Marshall Jensen of Mt. Vernon was arrested Thursday for possession of meth less than five grams and driver’s license expired for more than a year. 25-year-old Kedrick Harris of Kansas City, MO was arrested by…read more

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