Honor Flight gave him the ‘welcome home’ he never got

Eighty-four year old veteran, veteran’s advocate, and Elizabethtown native, Howard D. Bateman, recently had the privilege to travel with a group of war veterans to Washington, D.C. with Honor Flight of Southern Illinois. It is the fifth flight from Southern Illinois since it began. Veterans take an all expense paid one-day trip to Washington, D.C.…

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BEF FOODS, INC. RECALLS BEEF PRODUCTS PRODUCED WITHOUT BENEFIT OF INSPECTION

WASHINGTON, May 21, 2019 – BEF Foods, Inc., a Lima, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 527 pounds of beef pasta products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection and outside of inspection hours, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.   The ready-to-eat beef stroganoff pasta items…

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Graduation Special Edition in this week’s paper

See the Class of 2019 Graduation in this week’s paper! Click here Please support this newspaper! SUBSCRIBE! (50 issues per year) Yearly fee: $33/in Hardin County, IL $35/out of Hardin County $28 e-edition (plus archived back issues through 2012) 618-287-2361      

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Obituary of Edward H. Lafferty

On Saturday, May 18, 2019 Edward H. Lafferty passed away at Hardin County General Hospital in Rosiclare, IL under the wonderful care of family and staff. Edward was born on July 11, 1923 in Logan, WV, the son of the late Ida and Thomas Lafferty. He joined the army at a very young age. He…

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Obituary of John Terrell Henry

1934-2019 John T. “Jack” Henry died peacefully in his sleep Tuesday night, May 14, 2019 at home in his apartment at Brookdale the Heights after a lengthy battle with dementia. He was 84 years old. Jack was a true Renaissance Man: musician, engineer, traveler, photographer, gardener, record collector, swim meet official, Kubrick aficionado, conversant in…

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Obituary of Ruth N. (Dutton) Riley

Ruth N. (Dutton) Riley of Eldorado, IL, formerly of Cave In Rock, IL died May 19, 2019 at the age of 97. She was the eighth child of ten. Ruth was born August 17, 1921 to Rev. George and Ethel (Slayton) Dutton in Hardin County, IL. She grew up in the Rock Creek Community and…

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Obituary of Forest Ray “Buck” Simmons

  Forest Ray “Buck” Simmons, 85, of Cave-In-Rock, IL died May 16, 2019 at Rosiclare Health Rehab and Health Care Center in Rosiclare, IL. Survivors include his son, Freddie Ray (Terry) Simmons, of The Villages, FL; half-brother, Joe Edmondson of Sturgis, KY; grandchildren, Tracy (Neil) Hamon of Aviston, IL and Emily (Jeff) Holohan of Watseka,…

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Obituary of Maxine Louise Harrison

  Maxine Louise Harrison (Constantine) was born in Des Moines, Iowa on January 15, 1935 and passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Maxine, formerly of Herod, Illinois, resided in Ely, Nevada. She is survived by her children, Bill Harrison, of Everett, Washington, Joe Harrison (Stormy) of Herod, Illinois, Reishel…

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Out of the Past Thursday, Oct. 20, 1960

Front Page Picture and Article — THE BEGINNINGS OF A SCHOOL BAND. This group represents the first attempts to have a band taught by a qualified instructor in Community Consolidated School District 104. The group of youngsters were assembled with their instruments in the new addition to Elizabethtown Grade School by Galen Talley, band instructor.…

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Art goes on; Skills improve through creativity

By Jennifer Lane Editor When the art program was cut from Hardin County School about eight years ago, due to financial hardships, Rosemary (Patton) Riley offered her time and money on a volunteer basis to continue the art program for the elementary students. Since the school couldn’t continue the program, she feared that the supplies…

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