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IDPH: 19,244 new COVID-19 cases, 209 new deaths

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Friday reported 19,244 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 209 additional deaths since reporting the previous Friday, October 1, 2021.   Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,650,108 cases, including 25,224 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age …

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Four persons hurt in Highway 61 crash

JEFFERSON CITY — Four persons suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle traffic crash Sunday afternoon on Highway 61 in Ste. Genevieve County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports all of the injured were taken to Mercy Hospital Jefferson by Ste. Genevieve County ambulance. The patrol says the injured included one of the drivers: 33-year-old Timothy …

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First human West Nile Virus Death in Illinois for 2021

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed the first human West Nile virus-related death in Illinois for 2021.  A Will County resident who first became ill in late August and tested positive for West Nile virus has died. “West Nile virus remains a risk until the first hard frost,” said IDPH …

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Eddleman to be inducted in Veterans’ Hall of Fame

PERRYVILLE — A Perryville man will be among five veterans inducted into the Missouri Veterans’ Hall of Fame’s class of 2021 late this month. James M. Eddleman will be inducted during a ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, 2021 in the Rotunda at the Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri. Eddleman was drafted into the Army …

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COS team places ninth in land use contest

EVANSVILLE — Christ Our Savior FFA competed in the Land use contest in Waterloo. They took ninth place. The team members are: in front, Alyssa Heimann, Christine Liefer, Emily Luebkemann and Hailey Harbaugh. In back,  David Koester, Blaine Rahn, Isaac Luebkemann & Charlie Rahlfs.

Brockmeyer Foundation gives protective vest to K9

CHESTER – The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office K9 Gunner has a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Gunner’s vest was sponsored by the James Brockmeyer Memorial Fund and embroidered with the sentiment: “In loving memory of Officer James I. Brockmeyer.” James Brockmeyer was …

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