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Court-Appointed Monitor Ordered for IDOT Hiring

By: Associated Press
Oct 22nd, 2014

Magistrate Judge Sidney Schenkier told attorneys Wednesday that the monitor would help compliance of a decades-old political hiring ban.



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Hundreds Present for Second O.IL Meeting

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 20th, 2014

Several hundred people turned out for the second of three pro-fracking meetings.  Tuesday's gathering was held at the First Christian Church in Fairfield.

Photo: White County Meeting



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Interview: Walk for Jace

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 6th, 2014

The “Walk for Jace” is a benefit for the family of Jace Burzynski.  Jace is an 11 year child in our community battling brain cancer (Grade 4 Medulloblastoma).



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Enfield Police Chief Joe Albright Announces Resignation

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 22nd, 2014

Enfield Police Chief Joe Albright announced his resignation at Tuesday’s board meeting, effective November 1st.  He spoke with Mayor Tom Harbour about the decision on Saturday. 



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O'Neal Remains Committed to Sheriff's Race

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 22nd, 2014

O’Neal owns Rock Bottom Liquors in Carmi.  At last week’s WROY/WRUL Candidate Forum, Incumbent Sheriff Doug Maier said it was illegal to possess a liquor license and be sheriff. 



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City of Carmi to Participate in IMEA Efficiency Program

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 22nd, 2014

The City of Carmi has $27,508 in efficiency funds available between now and April 30, 2015.  Electrical Engineer David Coston said $20,000 will be available to commercial/industrial customers.



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Chamber Receives Permission for Parade, Santa House Placement

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 22nd, 2014

At Tuesday's Carmi City Council meeting, Chamber Director Holly Healy received permission to stage the “It’s a White County Christmas” parade on Saturday, November 29th

Other Stories

Halloween Weekend Planned at Burrell’s Woods

Land Donor Backs Out

City to Apply for Fire Truck Grant



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Miss Merry Christmas Pageant Meeting Oct. 29

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 22nd, 2014

As part of "It’s a White County Christmas" the annual Miss Merry Christmas Pageant will be held on November 15, 2014 at the Carmi White County High School Auditorium. 



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Enfield Six-Year-Old Recognized for Life Saving Efforts

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 21st, 2014

Six-year-old Landon Garrison received a Certificate of Commendation from the White County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday.  He was recognized for his life saving efforts the previous day. 



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First Steps of Text To 9-1-1 Arrives in Saline County

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 21st, 2014

Saline County E-911 became the first location in the region to offer Text To 9-1-1 Services. The system is provided by InDigital of Indiana and currently is set up to allow the dispatch center to Text a 9-1-1 caller.



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Interview: 200 Trees To Be Sold To Commemorate Carmi's Bicentennial

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 21st, 2014

To commemorate Carmi's 200th birthday in 2016, the Bicentennial Committee has approved the sale of 200 specially designed trees. Dr. Clint Taylor says the project will beautify the town for future generations.



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Former Daycare Teacher's Aide Arrested for Battering a 3-Year-Old Child

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 21st, 2014

Indiana State Police initiated a criminal investigation in September after receiving information a three-year-old female was allegedly battered while attending Children’s Learning Center, 2100 West Fourth Street, Mt. Vernon.



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October 20 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 21st, 2014

Officers say 40-year-old Daniel D. Hart was performing donuts in the parking lot of the Light Plant and throwing rocks against a city building.



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Superintendent Reminds Residents About Referendum, April School Board Election

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 21st, 2014

On Election Day, November 4th, the county schools facility tax will be the last item on the ballot.

Other Stories:

Petitions Available for School Board

Transportation Director Provides Update on Buses



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Who's Behind the Campaign for 2016?

By: Illinois Radio Network
Oct 21st, 2014

“Campaign for 2016” is the name attached to ads urging voters not to retain Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier.



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Illinois Corn, Soybean Harvest Slogs Along

By: Associated Press
Oct 21st, 2014

The USDA says in its weekly crop progress update Monday that three weeks of wet conditions across much of Illinois have left the ground saturated.



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Secretary of State: Teen Driving Deaths Down Nearly 55 Percent

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 21st, 2014

Jesse White presented the 2014 Teen Driver Safety Award to Naperville’s Neuqua Valley High School for its outstanding driver education program.



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Community Invited to Airport Appreciation Day

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 20th, 2014

The Carmi Municipal Airport will hold an Airport Appreciation Day on Saturday, October 25th from Noon-4pm.  Residents are invited to tour the grounds and view the static display of planes.



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Brownsville School to Host Open House and Chili Supper

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 20th, 2014

Chili, drink and dessert or 2 hot dogs, drink and dessert will be served from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. for $5.00 a person.  Carry-out will also be available. 



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Frozen Wonderland Storefront Window Contest Announced

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 20th, 2014

A traveling trophy will be awarded to the business owner whose storefront window best depicts the “Frozen Wonderland” contest theme. 



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Martin and Bayley Co-Founder Dies

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 20th, 2014

Longtime Carmi businessman and active philanthropist, co-founder of Martin and Bayley, Inc., Frank Bayley, 86, passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014.



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Jake Sanders, Nurse Practitioner Joins Staff of HMHD

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 20th, 2014

Sanders was raised in McLeansboro and is a graduate of Hamilton County Senior High.  Sanders served nine years in Special Operations Command in the Unites States Army after high school before leaving the service to continue his education.



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Auction Set for White County Real Estate

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 20th, 2014

White County, as Trustee, has completed their tax deed proceedings on real estate properties that were delinquent for 2010 and prior real estate taxes.



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Weller Moves Into 6th Place on Scoring List

By: Toby Brown
Oct 20th, 2014

With one game left in the regular season, Carmi-White County senior running back Logan Weller continues to move up in the top 10 in several statistical categories for the Bulldog football team.



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October 17-20 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 20th, 2014

25-year-old Nickolas A. Hays of Carmi was arrested on a felony warrant for domestic battery.  He faces an additional weapons charge for possessing brass knuckles. 



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Early Voting Begins in Illinois on Monday

By: Associated Press
Oct 20th, 2014

People can cast their ballots from Monday through Nov. 2 at sites around the state. The Illinois State Board of Elections website has a database to help voters find their assigned polling places.



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Audio: Local Candidates Address Issues at Forum

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 17th, 2014

Local candidates turned out for a forum at the White County Fairgrounds on Thursday evening.  The event was broadcast on 97.3 WRUL and streamed at our website, wrul.com.



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Carmi Library Receives $1,000 Grant from Banterra Bank

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 17th, 2014

The library staff has been doing extensive pulling of older materials and the grant funds will be used to purchase new books, replacing and updating different sections in the adult library. 



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City Projects in Photos

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 17th, 2014

City Supervisor Mike Buckman provided the radio station with the photos below.  Crews are completing several projects throughout the city.



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Police Respond to Three-Vehicle Accident

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 17th, 2014

A three vehicle accident was reported on Main Street near Campbell Funeral Home on Thursday.  Police say the wreck happened just before 5pm.



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Lowery Receives New Public Defender

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 17th, 2014

Rhonda Blades will represent Phillip Lowery during his second trial on a felony charge of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse.



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Wayne County Man Charged with Firearm Offense

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 17th, 2014

50-year-old Alvin L. Ewing was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 7th.  The indictment stemmed from Ewing’s arrest by an Illinois State Police trooper during a traffic stop. 



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Carmi Police Advise Residents of Scam

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 17th, 2014

The caller portrays to be a child or grandchild of the victim.  The scammer claims to have been in an accident or arrested and requests money immediately. 



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Shimkus Supports Ebola Travel Ban

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 17th, 2014

“Today I join a growing number of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in calling on President Obama to impose a commercial travel ban between the U.S. and Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa.”



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Historical Society Reports Numerous Visitors for Corn Day

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 17th, 2014

Visitors to the L. Hass Museum saw many rearranged exhibits and two newly donated vintage wedding garments.  The descendants of  Louis Hass (who built the store) has donated the 1864 wedding gown, hat, shoes, and fan worn by his sister, Miss Byrd Haas. 



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Substantial Theft Reported at Johnson Farms in Crossville

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 16th, 2014

Mike Johnson phoned the sheriff’s office to advise that someone entered his farm building overnight.  The suspect(s) took numerous power tools, including drills and chainsaws.  



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SIU Says 2013 Liquor Arrests Up, Burglaries Down

By: Associated Press
Oct 16th, 2014

The Southern Illinoisan reports crime statistics from the school's Public Safety Department show there were 73 arrests for liquor law violations in 2013, up from 33 in 2012.

Photo: SIU Police



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Wayne County Landowners Sue Over Fracking Delay

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 16th, 2014

Thirteen Wayne County landowners are suing the state of Illinois over the Department of Natural Resources’ failure to issue drilling permits for high volume oil and gas extraction.



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FMH Announces Results of "Run for Your Life 5K"

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 16th, 2014

Frontier Community College and Fairfield Memorial Hospital sponsored a “Run for your life 5K,” this past weekend involving 76 participants in the event.



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4-H Members Participate in Kids Helping Kids Walk

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 16th, 2014

This year, over 50 4-H members attended the Kids Helping Kids Walk, raising about 5,000 dollars for the charity. 



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Kiwanis Club Thanks 2014 Corn Day Sponsors

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 16th, 2014

The Fundraising Committee chaired by Nancy J Winter included members Art Saunders, Matt Lamont and Clint Taylor and resulted in more than $45,000 being raised. 



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Ribbon Cutting Held for O'Reilly Auto Parts

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 15th, 2014

The store will be celebrating a grand opening that will run October 15-28.  Store Manager Eric Vaughn, on behalf of the entire company, presented a $200 check to White Co. Red Cross Chapter.



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Carmi Woman Pleads Guilty to Theft

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 15th, 2014

22-year-old Michelle Q. Neaveill pleaded guilty on Wednesday in White County Circuit Court.  She was ordered to serve one year of mandatory supervised release.



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Enfield Man Sentenced for Baseball Bat Attack

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 15th, 2014

23-year-old Levi A. Williams will be recommended for the Impact Incarceration Program.  He entered a guilty plea in White County Circuit Court on Wednesday. 



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Carmi Man Sentenced for Possession of Controlled Substance

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 15th, 2014

33-year-old Robert L. Spoonemore will be recommended for participation in the Impact Incarceration Program.  He pleaded guilty to the Class 2 Felony on Wednesday. 



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S.R. 62 in Mt. Vernon to Close for Railroad Crossing Repairs

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 15th, 2014

On or after Monday, Oct. 20, Evansville Western Railway crews plan to close State Road 62/Fourth Street for a few days to repair the railroad crossing near the Posey County Co-Op.



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Myers Takes Helm as President/Announces Corn Days Recap Meeting

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 15th, 2014

Myers has announced that next Tuesday, October 21st at 6:30pm, the Carmi Kiwanis Club will hold their annual Corn Day Wrap meeting at the White County Farm Bureau Building. 



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Grayville High School Anatomy Students Visit WVC’s Cadaver Lab

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 15th, 2014

Grayville High School’s Anatomy I and II students, along with their instructor, Leah Sample, recently visited Wabash Valley College for a tour of Dr. Todd Gill’s cadaver lab. 



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Carmi Woman Jailed on Drug Charges

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 15th, 2014

Carmi Police responded to 401 S. Church Street Apt. D in reference to a disturbance.  Upon arrival, officers discovered the door and window of the apartment had been damaged.



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O.IL White County Hall Meeting Draws Hundreds of Supporters

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 15th, 2014

In the neighborhood of 300 locals turned out for the White County Hall meeting Tuesday night put together by a grassroots effort who identifies itself as O.IL (Opportunity in Land). 



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White County Board Approves Contract with Schnepper for Assessments

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 15th, 2014

The White County Board has approved a contract with Sheila Schnepper to fill the vacancy of the late Nancy A. Winter from October 29th to November 30th.



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Carmi Township Repairs Backhoe, Pays for Tree Removal

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 15th, 2014

Road Commissioner Fred Loyd escaped injury in a backhoe accident.  The loader overturned while Loyd was clearing a ditch that had washed out. 



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Fundraiser to Benefit Josh Gray Memorial Scholarship

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 15th, 2014

To honor Josh’s life, his friends and family established the “Joshua Gray Endowed Scholarship”.  Once the funding goal is met, a perpetual annual award will be given to a University of Evansville student, with financial need, who plans to attend a semester at Harlaxton College.



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State's Attorney Files Charges in Jail Escape

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 14th, 2014

26-year-old Donald H. Currier of Golden Gate and 32-year-old Robert M. Mead of Johnston City fled through a hole in the ceiling. 



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Evansville Man Sentenced for Criminal Drug Conspiracy

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 14th, 2014

34-year-old Lawrence G. Winstead received a seven year prison sentence and two years of mandatory supervised release.  Winstead was accused of conspiring to deliver 1-15 grams of crack cocaine to a confidential source.   



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White County Youth Build Rockets for 4-H National Youth Science Day

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 14th, 2014

On October 8, 2014, youth in White County 4-H designed and built an aerodynamic craft designed to deliver a payload of food to natural disaster victims as part of 4-H National Youth Science Day (4-H NYSD), the world’s largest, youth-led science experiment.



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National 4-H Week Window Displays

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 14th, 2014

This year’s 1st place win goes to the 76 Clovers of Norris City located in the former city hall building.



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Hamilton Memorial Hospital District Foundation to Host Annual Dinner

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 14th, 2014

The dinner will be held at the Hamilton County Senior High School with seating at 5:00 p.m. and the dinner to begin at 6:00 p.m. 



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Indianapolis Woman Arrested for Suspended License Following Crash

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 14th, 2014

23-year-old Quinseta L. Burnett was traveling east on Main Street at Slay’s Carpet.  Her vehicle drifted into the opposite lane of traffic and struck the rear tire of a tractor-trailer.



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Lighted Christmas Parade Entries Needed

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 14th, 2014

Parade entries are needed for this year’s It’s A White County Christmas Lighted Parade, set for Saturday, November 29 at 6:00 p.m.



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Grayville Council Hears Update on School Demolition

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 14th, 2014

Finance Commissioner David Jordan said the primary contractor was delayed by a death in the family. 

Other Stories

Complaint Voiced on Water Street Truck Traffic

Commissioners Propose Trade with Jim Sullivan



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Sheriff Thanks Law Enforcement Community for Assistance

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 13th, 2014

Two inmates escaped from the White County Jail through a hole in the ceiling and roof of the facility.  The escapees were captured on Saturday afternoon in Saline County.  



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Grayville Man Refuses to Provide ID, Tased by Law Enforcement

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 13th, 2014

39-year-old Jason B. Bryant was a passenger in the minivan.  Police say he appeared to be intoxicated and argued with officers when they requested identification.



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October 10-13 Police Reports

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 13th, 2014

21-year-old Sara C. Hester of Dyersburg, TN was charged with battery and disorderly conduct.  White County Dispatch received a 911 call of a fight in progress at the Elks Lodge. 



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Grayville Man Facing Drug Charges After Brief Pursuit

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 13th, 2014

Grayville Police tried to stop 46-year-old Bryan P. Hensley for a traffic violation at 4th and North Streets.  The officer pursued the vehicle to 501 W. South Street, where Hensley pulled into the yard and tried to exit quickly.



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Sheriff: White County Jail Escapees Caught in Saline County

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 11th, 2014

26-year-old Donald Currier of Golden Gate and 32-year-old Robert M. Mead of Johnston City were apprehended at a residence on Raleigh Road in Saline County. 



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Interview: Pro-Fracking Coalition Plans County Hall Meetings

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 13th, 2014

A pro-fracking coalition called Opportunity in Land (O.IL) will conduct a series of county hall meetings to discuss the potential shale development in southeastern Illinois.



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Corn Days "Parade of Toys" Results

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 12th, 2014

The winning tradition continues for Brownsville School in the Corn Days Parade.  Brownsville claimed First Prize ($500) for Best Theme Float in the 2014 Parade of Toys.



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Harrisburg Wins High School and Junior High Marching Band Competitions

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 12th, 2014

For the first time, the Carmi Kiwanis Club hosted a marching band competition at Carmi-White County High School.  Junior high and high school bands performed on the football field ahead of the parade.



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Hart, Ochs Crowned Corn Day King and Queen

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 12th, 2014

Griffin Hart is an eight year member of the Centerville Ripsnorters 4-H Club and the 17-year-old son of Beth and Eric Hart of Carmi.  Eva Ochs is an eight year member of the Crossville Prizewinners 4-H Club and the 15-year-old daughter of Rodney and Amber Ochs of rural Crossville.   



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Corn Day Pedal Pull Results

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 12th, 2014

Girls:  
First place- Ella Spaide

Boys:
First place- Anderson Cartmiller
Second- Kipton Large (not pictured)



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Strong Turnout for Corn Day Car Show, Despite Forecast

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 12th, 2014

The Carmi Kiwanis Club had fewer entries for the 2014 Car Show because of the damp forecast.  Still, 75 vehicles were present on Main Street and the Old National Bank parking lot.



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Runners Support Guardian Center Through Candy Corn 5K

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 12th, 2014

The 6th annual run/walk was held on Saturday morning at the First Christian Church.  One hundred and twenty participants finished the course.



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Corn Day Children's Parade in Photos

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 12th, 2014

Each year, the Corn Day children’s parade offers a mix of unusual entries, ugly pets, and adorable costumes. 



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Pets @ Risk Holds "Fido Fetch"

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 12th, 2014

Pets @ Risk held the 3rd annual “Fido Fetch” on Corn Day.  Residents purchase a $5 tennis ball before the event.  The tennis balls are numbered and placed in a small wading pool for the dog to retrieve. 



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Corn Day Chili Cook-Off Results

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 12th, 2014

The 2014 Corn Day Chili Cook-Off featured three competitors: The Guardian Center, First Bank, and Team Packer.

Photo: The Guardian Center-Judges Choice



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Appellate Court Denies Coston Appeal

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 10th, 2014

Coston was sentenced to 53 years in the Department of Corrections for the shooting deaths of Jessica Evans and Jacob Wheeler.  The judgment followed a stipulated bench trial in August 2013.



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Shimkus Honors McHenry Chapel's 200th Anniversary

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 10th, 2014

McHenry Chapel will hold a 200th anniversary celebration on October 19, 2014, with services in both the morning and afternoon. A lunch will be held after morning service at the fairgrounds.



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Eagle Scout Project at Maple Ridge Cemetery

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 10th, 2014

A local Boy Scout, Eli Degenhardt, has created a sign for Maple Ridge Cemetery as part of his Eagle badge.  Previously, the cemetery did not have any signage near the road.



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Elastec/American Marine "Hot Shots" MediBurns for U.S. Army

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 10th, 2014

As the U.S. military builds medical centers in west Africa to combat the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, an Elastec/American Marine task force is expediting a rush order for three ELASTEC MediBurn medical waste incinerators, ordered by the U.S. Army.



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SIC Archery Falcons Collect Three More National Titles

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 10th, 2014

The Southeastern Illinois College archery team collected more national titles during the US Intercollegiate Archery Championships at University of Missouri at Columbia. 



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Carmi Rotarians Welcome District Governor

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 9th, 2014

The Carmi Rotarians welcomed the Rotary District Governor on Thursday, as Lane Harvey of Mt. Vernon made the trip to White County. 



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Carmi Sports Hall of Fame to Induct Six New Members

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 9th, 2014

The Class of 2014 will be formally inducted on Saturday, Nov. 15 at Four Corners Restaurant in Carmi.  Dinner will begin at 5 that evening, with the ceremony scheduled for 6 p.m. 



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McLeansboro Man Sentenced in Child Sex Case

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 8th, 2014

21-year-old Stephen K. Bridwell pleaded guilty to a Class 2 Felony of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse and Class 1 Felony of Indecent Solicitation of a Child.



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Police Seeking Donations for Cops and Kids Christmas

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 8th, 2014

The FOP Lodge 249 will be accepting donations at the Carmi Police Department/White County Sheriff’s Department.  There is also a donation container at Maier Grocery in Crossville and Doug’s Food Mart in Norris City.



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City Attorney Submits Memo on Phoenix Rehab and Nursing

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 8th, 2014

Greg Stewart was able to meet with Administrator Lil Fortner on September 3rd.  She brought a computer with nursing home records for 2013 and part of 2014.



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Chamber Presents Awards at Annual Dinner

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 7th, 2014

Small Business of the Year           Large Business of the Year               Citizen of the Year



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Taylor Congratulates Devore on Chamber Service

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 7th, 2014

At Monday’s Chamber dinner, Outgoing President Clint Taylor congratulated Doug Devore for his five years of service.  He went through the leadership cycle of secretary, treasurer, vice president, president, and past president.



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Mayor Delivers State of the City Address

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 7th, 2014

In his state of the city address, Carmi Mayor Jeff Pollard outlined recent improvements and efforts to promote community assets.  The city pursued upgrades to the airport and parks with the intention of bringing in more revenue.



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White County Genealogical Society to Meet on Oct. 25

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 6th, 2014

Sue Berry and her group of women and men, from the Henderson, Kentucky area, will provide the program, “Women of the Civil War.”  These individuals, dressed in Civil War period attire, will portray historical women and men of the Civil War era.  



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President Obama Highlights Manufacturing in Princeton Visit

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 4th, 2014

Obama delivered remarks to a sizeable crowd at Millennium Steel Service, a minority owned supplier near Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana.



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Carmi PD seeking help in IDing theft suspects

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 3rd, 2014

The Carmi Police Department is asking for help in identifying two suspects in a retail theft case at WalMart



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Wes Henson, FNP BC Joins Staff of Carmi Family Clinic

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 3rd, 2014

Henson will begin seeing patients on October 6th



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CWC Schools Implementing Bullying Prevention Program

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 2nd, 2014

Parents will be informed of the new bullying prevention strategies on Thursday, October 16th from 6pm-7:30pm at the Jefferson Attendance Center.



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Photos: Enlarged Pond at Burrell's Woods

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 2nd, 2014

Allen Excavating has finished digging the base and expanding the width of the pond.  Crews laid an erosion blanket on the banks. 



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Pedestrian Bridge Removed Behind Dairy Queen

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 2nd, 2014

City Supervisor Mike Buckman says a sewer leak required the city to remove the bridge.  The city had already planned to clear the ditch as part of a motor fuel tax project.



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Three Applications Received for Medical Cannabis Grow Operation in D19

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 2nd, 2014

District 19 encompasses Edwards, Gallatin, Hamilton, Saline, Wabash, Wayne, and White counties. 



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Another Large Theft Reported at Johnson Truck Sales

By: WROYWRUL News
Oct 1st, 2014

For the second time in less than a week, thieves stole copper wiring from Johnson Truck Sales in Norris City.  Owner Jerry Johnson reported the theft to the White County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday evening.



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Guardian Center Moves Into New Office

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 30th, 2014

The Guardian Center has a new, permanent location in Carmi.  Executive Director Sheryl Woodham appeared on Open Line to discuss the renovation of the former WADI building.



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City of Carmi Launches Smartphone App

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 3rd, 2014

Smartphone users can download a new app for the City of Carmi.  Just search “Carmi” in the google play or apple store.  The free download will allow residents/visitors to view information on restaurants and stores.



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Katy Naas Writes Sci Fi Novel for Young Adults

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 16th, 2014

A Norris City-Omaha-Enfield High School teacher has written a science fiction novel for young adults.  “The Visitors” will be released Tuesday in eBook format by Astraea Press.



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Indiana to End Tolls on Wabash Memorial Bridge

By: WROYWRUL News
Jun 26th, 2014

Effective July 1, the Indiana Department of Transportation will stop collecting tolls for motorists crossing the Wabash Memorial Bridge in Posey County, Ind. 



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Halloween Fun Planned at Burrell’s Woods

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 22nd, 2014

The campsites will be judged and a winner of the best decorated campsite will be announced on October 25 at the costume contest and will receive a prize of $15 Carmi Dollars.



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City Attorney: Phoenix Owes City $500,000 in Loan Payments, Utility Expenses

By: WROYWRUL News
May 6th, 2014

City Attorney Greg Stewart spoke to the city council on Monday about the delinquencies.  He also shed light on several tax liens and a federal court judgment against Phoenix.



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City of Carmi Seeks State Audit of Phoenix Rehab and Nursing

By: WROYWRUL News
Jun 17th, 2014

City Attorney Greg Stewart was told that a $1.477 million payment from the state to Phoenix had been processed.  The net which Phoenix Nursing Home received was $1.186 million.  That money remains "parked" with the IRS. 



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EHD Reports Second Positive WNV Test in White County

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 12th, 2014

Egyptian Health Department has identified a second positive West Nile Virus batch of mosquitoes in White County.  Officials say a sample in Norris City tested positive on Friday. 



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Old McLeansboro High School to Be Replaced by Senior Housing Development

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 25th, 2014

Fox Meadows, NFP, which owns the Heritage Woods supportive living facility, took possession of the old school last Friday. 



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Carmi Council Approves Street, Sewer Work in West Industrial Park

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 2nd, 2014

The firm submitted low bids of $896,397 for the street work and $140,676 for the sanitary sewer installation.  The contracts will be sent to the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for approval. 



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Carmi Council Votes to Change Day, Time of Meetings

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 16th, 2014

The Carmi City Council will convene at a new time, beginning in October.  Council meetings are moving to the first and third Tuesday of the month at 7pm.

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1st Annual Elks Fall Ball Set for Sept. 27



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Fairfield Memorial Hospital and Deaconess Announce Affiliation

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 4th, 2014

Fairfield Memorial Hospital (FMH) and Deaconess in Evansville recently entered into an affiliation agreement that will work to enhance services and increase collaboration between the two healthcare providers and the counties they serve. 



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First Bank to Sponsor 'Holiday Family Feud'

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 22nd, 2014

Holiday Family Feud will be held on Saturday, November 22 at 2:00 at the First United Methodist Church in Carmi. The game-show is being sponsored by First Bank in conjunction with the “It’s a White County Christmas” celebration.



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Posey County to Seek Grants for New Harmony Bridge Inspection

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 25th, 2014

Posey County Commissioner Carl Schmitz appeared on Open Line Monday to discuss the future of the Harmony Way Bridge.



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Dillman Family Offers $20,000 Towards Revitalization of Pond at Burrell's Woods

By: WROYWRUL News
Apr 22nd, 2014

The Dillman family has offered $20,000 toward the excavating, restocking, and beautification of the pond.  In return, they would like to place a monument by the water and rename the pond as the Gregory W. Dillman Memorial Pond at Burrell’s Woods.



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Superintendents Argue for County School Facilities Tax

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 10th, 2014

The White County Board heard a presentation on Tuesday concerning the 1 percent sales tax referendum.  If approved by voters on November 4th, the additional revenue would fund facility improvements in local school districts.



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Fairfield Man Arrested for Gun Threat

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 23rd, 2014

20-year-old Lucas W. Gifford faces a felony charge of disorderly conduct.  At 10:15am, two students reportedly saw a social media post indicating that a person in a bathroom had a gun. 



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Hamilton County Voters Will Decide on Ambulance Fund Usage for 911

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 11th, 2014

Currently, if you dial 911 from a cell phone, those calls are answered by a neighboring county.  Hamilton County is one of ten counties in the State of Illinois that doesn’t have an Enhanced 911 system.



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Maunie Resident Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 10th, 2014

A Maunie resident will serve five years in prison for Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance.  52-year-old Mark W. Johnson pleaded guilty on Wednesday to the Class 3 Felony. 



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Council Approves List of 19 Motor Fuel Tax Projects

By: WROYWRUL News
Jun 17th, 2014

The repairs are estimated at $431,000 and range from pavement removal and replacement to new culverts and riprap.

Photo: 3rd and Shipley Streets



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Collinsville Man Receives 20 Year Sentence in Fatal DUI Crash

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 19th, 2014

49-year-old Darrell G. Delong was the sole survivor of the wreck on November 23rd.  He pleaded guilty in July to a Class 2 Felony of Aggravated DUI. 



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City to Offer AquaLine Protection Service to Water Customers

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 8th, 2014

Bud and Ed Bates were present at Monday’s council meeting to address the insurance service.  They explained that residential customers are actually responsible for the water service line between the meter and their home.



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Guardian Center to Purchase Former WADI Office in Carmi

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 7th, 2014

The child advocacy center is buying the property at 1124 Oak Street from John Oliver.  A public meeting is scheduled for July 24th from 6pm-8pm at the Carmi City Council Chambers.   



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First Bank Celebrates New Board Room with Ribbon Cutting

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 12th, 2014

Along with the Carmi Chamber of Commerce, First Bank hosted Business After Hours on Thursday evening in their new Board Room, at 215 E Main Street.



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Tenants Announced for Revamped Strip Mall

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 8th, 2014

Mayor Jeff Pollard said the tenants will include Midway BBQ Shack, AT&T, State Finance, James Cook State Farm, and the Factory Connection. 



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City Attorney: Phoenix Pays $90,000 Toward Overdue Utility Bills

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 22nd, 2014

Greg Stewart has been in contact with the Illinois Attorney General’s Office and their audit division for not-for-profit or charitable organizations.  They are addressing the issue of an audit for Phoenix Nursing and the Phoenix Foundation.



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"Where There's a Will, There's a Harmony Way"

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 19th, 2014

Posey County Commissioners are now in the process of developing a plan and a sub-committee of commissioners to help tackle the group’s newest interest.



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White County Fair Crowns 2014 Royalty

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 28th, 2014

Pictured (L-R): Miss White County Fair Dayna Burnett, Junior Miss Alexis Conner, and Little Miss Allee Martin  



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School Board Candidates May Pick Up Petitions on Tuesday

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 22nd, 2014

Prospective school board candidates may pick up nomination petitions, beginning Tuesday, for the April 7, 2015 consolidated election.  Petitions should be returned December 15-22.



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Wyoming-Based Firm Interested in Building Medical Marijuana Facility at Grayville

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 15th, 2014

The Grayville City Council has approved a real estate contract with Deerpath Development, LLC.  The site approved by the city council spans 22.85 acres at the I-64 Plaza (former prison property).

Other News:

Commissioners Approve Engineering Agreement for IDOT Grant

O'Daniel Trucking to Relocate Ditch at I-64 Plaza



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Maier Named 2nd Vice President of Illinois Sheriffs' Association

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 6th, 2014

He just returned from a summer training conference, held August 3-5, in Decatur.  Maier would become president of the organization in two years if he wins re-election this November.



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Poshard: "I love this town, its people"

By: WROYWRUL News
May 30th, 2014

Glenn Poshard is a 1962 graduate of Carmi Township High School and former U.S. Congressman.  He recently retired as President of Southern Illinois University.  



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The Social House Sold to Gary Boggs Family

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 29th, 2014

The previous owners, Marge Pfister and Julie Shearer, were on Open Line to discuss the sale.  “They are going to take it over and continue it as a Bed & Breakfast and social event venue," said Shearer.   



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Fatal Mobile Home Fire Under Investigation

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 18th, 2014

Authorities do not suspect foul play in Saturday’s mobile home fire in Carmi.  One person was killed in the blaze at 407 8th Street.



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Outdoor Amphitheater Planned at Burrell's Woods

By: WROYWRUL News
Jul 8th, 2014

Darrell Marshall, Greg McVey, and Jade McAllister approached the mayor about the idea.  McAllister owns the farm ground on the left as you drive into Burrell’s Woods.  He would like to donate the two acres nearest to the park for the amphitheater construction.     



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Phoenix Rehab & Nursing Faces Another Lawsuit, City Awaits Financial Records

By: WROYWRUL News
May 20th, 2014

The skilled care facility owes the city approximately $500,000 in revolving loan fund payments and utility expenses.  At the May 5th council meeting, aldermen instructed Administrator Lil Fortner to turn over general ledgers and related financial documents.



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Weiss Graduates from Police Training Institute

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 26th, 2014

Jordan Weiss graduated from the Police Training Institute in Champaign, Illinois on Thursday, September 26th.  Weiss will be assigned to the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force. 



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Large Theft Reported at Johnson Truck Sales

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 26th, 2014

A large amount of copper wire and other items were stolen from Jerry Johnson Truck Sales in Norris City.  Johnson estimated the total loss at approximately $10,000. 



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Steve McClure Announces Departure from First Christian Church

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 9th, 2014

McClure received a call from a congregation in Tennessee and accepted their invitation.  He has been the Senior Minister at First Christian for 7.5 years. 



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Superintendent Briefs Carmi Council on Sales Tax Referendum

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 16th, 2014

If voters approve the referendum on November 4th, the additional revenue would fund facility improvements in local school districts.  The money could not be used for salaries or operating costs.



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Elastec/American Marine Hosts International Oil Spill Response Workshop

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 10th, 2014

Approximately 90 oil spill responders and industry representatives have converged on the Atheneum for the conference.



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Chamber Releases Tentative Schedule for It's a White County Christmas

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 1st, 2014

The festivities will be underway beginning on November 13 with Business After Hours hosted by H.D. Bean Jewelers.  Friday, November 21, will kick off the Holiday Shopping Stroll. 



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Governor Quinn Announces Investment in SIC's Carmi Campus

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 12th, 2014

Governor Pat Quinn has announced an investment to build a new vocational addition to Southeastern Illinois College’s Carmi facility.  The $1.46 million investment comes from the Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program.



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Maunie Woman Arrested in Drug Investigation

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 16th, 2014

42-year-old Jennifer L. Farny was apprehended Tuesday morning at 224 Morgan Street.  The arrest followed a several month long investigation by the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force and White County Sheriff’s Department.



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Wayne-White Electric Offers $5,000 Reward for Information on Copper Wire Thefts

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 27th, 2014

Wayne-White Electric Cooperative is offering a $5,000 reward for information on the recent thefts of copper wiring from grain bin electric meters and poles.



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Governor Quinn Announces Funding for US 45 Reconstruction

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 25th, 2014

US 45 will be widened from two lanes into four lanes with a bi-directional center turn lane.  The project will stretch from just north of IL Route 142 in Eldorado to north of Texas City Road. 



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White County Farm Bureau Supports School Maintenance Sales Tax in County

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 26th, 2014

The White County Farm Bureau Board of Directors has voted to support passage of the referendum on the November 4, 2014 ballot which would ask White County voters to increase the sales tax in White County by 1% to raise revenue for school maintenance and construction in the county. 



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White County Board Appoints Acting Supervisor of Assessments

By: WROYWRUL News
Aug 28th, 2014

Terry Abell was named acting Supervisor of Assessments until October 28th.  At that time, another qualified person will be appointed to fill the remainder of Nancy Winter’s term, which expires on November 30th.



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Demolition Begins on Old Grayville High School

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 9th, 2014

Mayor Joe Bisch announced Monday that the Illinois EPA will pay $435,000 to clean up the site.  He thought the demolition might take 20 days.



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ONB Announces Fundraiser for Jace Burzynski

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 23rd, 2014

For $1, people may purchase a paper “Jace Brigade” shirt.  You can make a contribution at the lobby or drive thru location until the end of October. 



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Consolidated Election Petitions

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 23rd, 2014

Petitions can be picked up at the office of Brian K. Allen, Carmi City Clerk starting Tuesday, September 23rd. One alderman in each of the city’s four wards will be elected during the Consolidated Election set for April 7, 2015.



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It's a White County Christmas Craft Shows Announced

By: WROYWRUL News
Sep 8th, 2014

As part of the It’s a White County Christmas celebration, two craft shows are planned.  On November 29 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. shows will be held at both the Farm Bureau Building and the Elks Lodge.



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