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Wilma J. Karushis of Chester
Wilma J. Karushis, 91, of Chester, Illinois, passed away at 4:59 a.m., Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Three Springs Lodge Nursing Home in Chester.
Jul 18, 2019 6:11 PM
Ronald James 'Cooter' Schwent, formerly of Chester
Ronald James "Cooter" Schwent, 64, of Jackson, Missouri, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, surrounded by his family and friends.
Jul 12, 2019 3:21 PM
High water forces Liberty Bell Fourth of July event to Fort Kaskaskia
The annual Liberty Bell of the West Patriotic Celebration July 4, usually held at the Kaskaskia Bell State Memorial, will instead be held this year at Fort Kaskaskia State Historic Site's recently rebuilt Main Shelter House because of flooding on the Mississippi River.
Submitted by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Jul 3, 2019 4:56 PM
Chester City Council waits to hear about Enterprise Zone status
Chester's application to the Illinois Enterprise Zone Program has satisfied the minimal requirements and will now go under more stringent review, Chester Mayor Tom Page told the city council this week. Page said the city has received word that the application will either be denied or approved by Sept. 30, and if approved, will go into effect Jan. 1, 2020.
By Don Berry
Jul 3, 2019 4:57 PM
City of Chester will toast early founder Thomas Mather
Prominent early Chester businessman and political leader Thomas Mather will be honored July 13, as a Historical Marker dedicated to his life and work is unveiled at the St. Nicholas Landmark, 111 Ferry St.
Submitted by St. Nicholas Landmark, CHESTER
Jul 3, 2019 5:00 PM
Local medical experts in Springfield for opioid crisis conference
Three members of the Southern Illinois Substance Abuse Alliance were among the 150-plus in attendance for the Opioid Crisis Next Door conference, "It's Everybody's Business," held June 24 at the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation in Springfield. Attending were Mariah Bargman, community relations coordinator/marketing for Memorial Hospital Chester; Joann Emge, CEO, Sparta Community Hospital; and Shea Haury, executive director of the Human Services Center.
Jul 3, 2019 5:02 PM
Edward C. Coop Jr. of Walsh
Edward C. Coop Jr., 83, of Walsh, Illinois, passed away at 12:58 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Randolph County Care Center in Sparta.
Jul 3, 2019 12:41 PM
Chester Lady Jackets volleyball to host 2019 summer camp
The Chester High School Lady Jackets volleyball team will host the 2019 Summer Volleyball Camp July 15-17 on Rocky Bridges Court at Chester High School's Colbert Gymnasium.
BY JIM BEERS
Jul 3, 2019 4:59 PM
Randolph County briefs: Library trivia contest; rare 30-star flag; St. Clement's Foundation grants
Get your library trivia team together It is not too late to sign up a team for the Friends of the Chester Public Library Trivia Night, which begins at 7 p.m. Friday, July 12 at the library. The Friends' "not-so-serious" trivia is a fun event that raises funds to support programs at the Chester Library. There is no set fee to play (suggested donation is $10 per player). Each team can have up to eight players, and participants should bring their own food and drinks to this "after hours" event. Info and registration: (618) 826-3711.
Jul 3, 2019 5:05 PM
Chester school registration dates, fees
Registration dates Monday, July 29: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Jul 3, 2019 4:55 PM
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