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4/17/2015 3:49:25 PM
State Representative Avery Bourne, R-Litchfield, advanced her first bill through the House with unanimous support Friday morning with a measure that seeks to discount veterans’ lifetime sportsmen's licenses when returning home from service. House Bill 3749 provides, that starting with the 2016 license year, veterans will be eligible for a lifetime fishing license, lifetime hunting license, ...read more
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Bruce Glendal Barger, 86, of Kincaid, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 1:55 a.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville. He was born July 18, 1928 in Harrisburg, IL. The Son of Troas and Margie (Foster) Barger. He married Adelle Noreuil on February 26, 1950 in Taylorville, IL having just celebrated their 65th Anniversary. He was a retired computer programmer from the Illinois Secret...read more
Zachary Daniel Huddlestun, 8, of Taylorville passed away Monday, April 13, 2015 at his home.  He was born June 6, 2006 in Springfield, IL the son of Norman and Carrie (Turner) Huddlestun. He is survived by his Parents: Norman and Marla Huddlestun; Grandparents: Norman and Nancy Huddlestun of Taylorville, IL; Step-Sister: Jia Crist of Pawnee, IL; Aunt: Brenda Tunehorse of Taylorville, IL; Seve...read more
Doris E. Carr, 94, of Taylorville, IL died at 2:15 am Sunday, April 12, 2015, at Meadow Manor Nursing Home, Taylorville. She was born April 28, 1920 in Witt, IL the daughter of Ralph and Beatrice “Nellie” Bolton Singleton. On May 13, 1941 she married Logan A. Carr in St. Louis, MO. He preceded her in death on March 30, 2007. Doris was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylorville...read more
Lyle C. Beckmier, 89, of Kincaid, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 8:12 p.m. at his residence. He was born February 11, 1926 in Palmer, IL. The Son of Orville F. and Ethel (Entsminger) Beckmier. He married Helen Jenkins on October 23, 1948 in Shiloh United Methodist Church in Rural Morrisonville, IL. He was a retired farmer and he enjoyed farming and working in the shop repairing and making...read more
Shawn Westbrook, 30, of Taylorville, passed away Friday, April 10, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. at his residence. He was born June 11, 1984 in Joliet, IL. The Son of Keith and Janice (Root) Westbrook. He worked as a machinist and millwright at several power plants.  He is survived by his Parents Keith and Janice Westbrook; Daughter: Aleece Jaylin Peters- Westbrook; Son: Beckham Stark-Westbrook; Brother...read more

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