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Prostitution case in Michigan moves forward despite questions about law - Mt. Vernon Register-News
Questions raised in a felony case against a Michigan auto shop owner have drawn attention to a state law that, prior to last year, only allowed prostitution and pandering charges to apply when women came forward as victims. The case involving Arthur Rouse ...
Pre-trial set in stabbing case - Mt. Vernon Register-News
MT. VERNON — A pretrial hearing has been set for 9:30 a.m. Aug. 18 in the case of a local man charged in connection to a stabbing last December. Joseph A. Dotson, 26, of Mt. Vernon, appeared in court Tuesday for a motion hearing before Judge Jerry Crisel.
Board OKs courthouse hours resolution - Mt. Vernon Register-News
MT. VERNON — The Jefferson County Board Monday approved a resolution to set new courthouse hours. Previously, the courthouse's hours of operation were 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The new hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The new hours have ...
Alta Childers - Mt. Vernon Register-News
Alta Mae Childers, 85, of Mt. Vernon, entered the gates of heaven 6:15 p.m. Monday, July 27, 2015, at Mt. Vernon Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon. Alta was born Dec. 27, 1929, in Mt. Vernon, the daughter of Howard and Melva (Neal) Brown. She married Jesse L.
Carello guilty on meth charges - Mt. Vernon Register-News
MT. VERNON — Brandon Carello, 30, pleaded guilty Tuesday to unlawful participation in methamphetamine production. Carello was arrested in February at his residence in the 1500 block of Old Centralia Road. According to court reports, deputies with the ...
Glenda Lunn - Mt. Vernon Register-News
Glenda J. Stewart Lunn, 80, of Omaha, Neb., died at 2:06 p.m. on Thursday, July 16, 2015, at Nebraska Medical Hospital with her family around her. Glenda was born Nov. 4, 1934, in Mt. Vernon, to Paul G. and Clara (Hays) Stewart. She married Bill Lunn on Sept.
Howard Hoskins - Mt. Vernon Register-News
Howard Hoskins, 81, of McLeansboro, passed away 8:55 p.m. Monday, July 27, 2015, at the Veteran’s Administration Community Living Center in Marion. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro with the Rev. Chris ...
Animal policies need a change - Mt. Vernon Register-News
This week’s heat wave is another reminder to me to take care of our pets that are outside. That directive was brought home to me during the last time the temperatures climbed into the 90s. I received word from a family member of a dog in a backyard that ...
A wise prescription for Social Security Disability Insurance - Mt. Vernon Register-News
Those are the cold, hard facts, according to the newly published 2015 annual report of the Social Security system's trustees. What to do about those facts, however, is controversial. It would be relatively simple to adjust the share of payroll taxes that ...
How wealthy is everyone who isn't really rich? - Mt. Vernon Register-News
We seem to really enjoy contemplating the money and lifestyles of the top 0.01 percent. The wealthiest Americans garner immense mind-share in the imaginations of the rest of the populace. We incessantly track the incomes of hedge- fund managers and other ...
Budget not affecting county - Mt. Vernon Register-News
MT. VERNON – While the state budget is still being debated in Springfield, Jefferson County Board Chairman Robert White said he believes it has no effect on the county's ability to do business at this time. White is an executive board member of the ...
Girl Scouts host annual Dancing With Our Stars - Mt. Vernon Register-News
MT. VERNON — The Seventh Annual Dancing With Our Stars fundraiser is planned for Aug. 22 at the Holiday Inn. "We are extremely excited for our annual Dancing With Our Stars fundraiser," said Emily Kimmey, Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois director of ...
Bluford school looks at roofing project - Mt. Vernon Register-News
BLUFORD — The newly consolidated Bluford School District is planning a $120,000 roof repair project at the former Webber Township High School building. Interim Superintendent John Ashby said the project should be completed this fall. During construction ...
Louise Smith - Mt. Vernon Register-News
Louise Annettee Smith, 91, of rural Woodlawn, died 1 p.m. Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Mt. Vernon Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon. She was born Monday, Feb. 11, 1924, in Woodlawn, the daughter of Reinhard A. and Nellie A. (Piercy) Germann. She married Homer R.
Marylea Ward - Mt. Vernon Register-News
Marylea Ward of Zephyrhills, Fla., formerly of Mt Vernon, passed away peacefully on July 20, 2015, at age 88. She was born Feb. 20, 1927, in Donnellson, to the Rev. Walter and Mary (Calvert) Miller. Marylea was married to Harold Ward 49 years. She is ...