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Two charged after meth bust in rural Benton
Two Franklin County residents face charges related to methamphetamine after deputies initially responded to a domestic dispute.
Benton News staff report
Apr 18, 2018 1:58 PM
Mackenzie Trader of Scheller seated as new Rend Lake College student trustee
Rend Lake College freshman Mackenzie Trader was seated as the 2018-19 student trustee last week during the board's monthly meeting, replacing outgoing student trustee Grace Pytlinski of Waltonville.
Submitted by Rend Lake College Public Information
Apr 18, 2018 2:15 PM
Christopher's Fishing Derby coming May 12
For the 25th year, the annual Christopher Area Youth Fishing Derby will host youngsters who are determined to catch some fish in a friendly, fun competition. The date is Saturday, May 12.
By Tom Vaughn
Apr 18, 2018 2:35 PM
'It's a beautiful day': Thursday marks 90th anniversary of the hanging of notorious Charlie Birger
Whether he actually called it "a beautiful day" or commented it was "a beautiful world" (accounts vary), April 19, 1928 would mark the last day that local gangster legend Charlie Birger would live to see.
BY HOLLY KEE
Apr 18, 2018 1:41 PM
Franklin County Sheriff's blotter
The following incidents were obtained from Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones. Note that arrests, charges and citations are allegations only, not findings of guilt.
Apr 18, 2018 1:52 PM
Benton police blotter
The following incidents were obtained from the Benton Police Department. Note that arrests, charges and citations are allegations only, not findings of guilt.
Apr 18, 2018 1:42 PM
Mary Elizabeth Truitt, formerly of West Frankfort
Mary Elizabeth Truitt, 84, of Peoria died at 5:53 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at the home of her daughter, Cathi, in Arlington, Texas.
Apr 15, 2018 8:35 PM
Frances P. Wheat of Benton
Frances P. Wheat, 94, of Benton, passed away at 6:07 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2018, at the Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra, Ill.
Apr 16, 2018 4:15 PM
Levanti named Old King Coal for 2018
Bill Levanti, 74, of West Frankfort has been named 2018 Old King Coal and will reign over the Old King Coal Festival May 10 to 13 in downtown West Frankfort.
Submitted Marcia Raubach
Apr 11, 2018 8:56 AM
Rauner appoints Britton to SIU Board of Trustees
Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday appointed Tom Britton, a retired vice chancellor at SIUC, to the university's board of trustees.
Apr 11, 2018 1:23 PM
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