Local News

27 year old Amanda S. Rhodes, of Nokomis, was traveling north on County One when a deer ran onto the roadway.  Rhodes hit the deer with the front of her 2006 Pontiac.  No injuries were reported. 

64 year old George R. Wamsley, of Taylorville, was traveling west on 1100 North Rd. when a deer ran into the driver side of his 2005 Buick Lesabre.  Wamsley was not able to avoid striking the deer.  No injuries were reported. 

42 year old Cindy J. Hartke, of Beecher City, was east bound on twp. rd. 1600 N. Rd. about a tenth of a mile west of 2600 E. Rd when she apparently went off the road to the right, then drove into a plowed field,  then back through the ditch, across the road and into the left ditch, striking the embankment.  Her 1998 Chevrolet Blazer received minor damage.  Hartke refused medical treatment and was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. 

 
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