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Madonna in the Women's March on Washington speech, threatened to blow up the White House (AP photo)

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Carterville Trump supporter says give the man a chance

CARTERVILLE IL- This was ran in yesterday’s Southern Illinoisan by Molly Parker of two men who decided to vote for Donald Trump and their reasons why. I felt that both men meshed with some of the fabric of how some in Franklin County feels politically. This is from Wes Henson, a Carterville pastor who I […]

90 facts about Marion Mayor Bob Butler on his 90th birthday

MARION- Bob Butler, who is the longest term mayor in the state turns 90. Please click to read the list of things compiled by Nefeteria Brewster of the Southern Illinoisan for the complete list. On a personal note, over my lifetime, I had stood back and had deep admiration for Mayor Butler. It is from […]

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Steve’s ramblings – Right brain liberal – left brain conservative?

by Steve Dunford I am just passing a  thought along to you today,  since I have started providing links for this page and do a little writing.  One of the best places to get the breaking stories of the day is to scroll through my news feed on Facebook. I stumbled across a post from […]

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Dick Durbin scolds members of the Democratic party for ditching innaguration

DECATUR- (Link to the story from WAND-TV) Here is a quote from Senator Durbin….“My presence is an acknowledgment that once again America has achieved what so many nations have failed to do: perfectly transition to new leadership,” Durbin stated. “Absent clear and convincing evidence that the new President was not legitimately chosen, it is critical […]

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One dead, seven others injured in fatal jewelry robbery on Northeast Side of San Antonio TX

SAN ANTONIO TX (Please click on the link from the San Antonio Express News to follow this story)…..There was a Kay Jewelers that was robbed in a San Antonio mall around 3:30 p.m. this afternoon. One person was killed and seven people were injured. The fatality was by a by stander trying to intervene. Anytime […]

Shirley McCann – Benton

Shirley Ann (Ryan) McCann, 87, 1201 South Main, Benton, IL, passed away at 9:30 p.m. on January 19, 2017, at Kirkwood Corners in Lee, New Hampshire. Mrs. McCann was born January 13, 1930 in Benton, IL the only child of Robert Percy and Leota (Doty) Ryan. She married Charles E. McCann on October 2, 1948. Both […]

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Bearcats finish the MWC 0-4 – Fall to AJ 53-48

Steve Dunford – franklincounty-news.com WEST FRANKFORT IL –  The Christopher Bearcats dropped the seventh place game of the West Frankfort Mid Winter Classic, to the Anna Jonesboro Wildcats 53-48. The Bearcats roared out to an 11-6 lead at the 3:30 mark of the first quarter before Anna-Jonesboro coach Mike Chamness calls a time out.  The […]

Host Rangers repeat as BIT champions

BENTON – (Bucky Dent – Southern Illinoisan – Click on the link to read the full story, Here are some excerpts) – “This never gets old, man,” Rangers coach Ron Winemiller said of winning consecutive BITs. “Our defense was good for an entire game.” & Benton defended the championship of its 44th invitational tournament Saturday […]

Redbirds came very close to upsetting Eldorado last night

Steve Dunford (franklincounty-news.com) In the way the pools shook out, the West Frankfort Redbirds and the Eldorado Eagles faced each other in a semi-final game last night at Max Morris gym. The Redbirds were very patient on the offensive end with both teams tied at seven.  On defensive end, West Frankfort Coach Kevin Toney plays […]

RANGERS WIN CROSS COUNTY BATTLE

BENTON – (Ian McMahoan -Benton Gazette. Please click to read the full story. Here are some excerpts) Night three of the Benton Invitational Tournament is in the books, and the Benton Rangers are now 3-0 in the tournament and 16-1 on the season as they crossed off another ‘W’ in the score book over the […]

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One dead, seven others injured in fatal jewelry robbery on Northeast Side of San Antonio TX

SAN ANTONIO TX (Please click on the link from the San Antonio Express News to follow this story)…..There was a Kay Jewelers that was robbed in a San Antonio mall around 3:30 p.m. this afternoon. One person was killed and seven people were injured. The fatality was by a by stander trying to intervene. Anytime […]

Illinois Senate to try again on pension reform

SPRINGFIELD IL – (Doug Finke – Springfield Journal Register )Illinois lawmakers will be asked to again tackle cost-saving pension reforms as part of the “grand bargain” package of bills being negotiated in the Senate. & The new version takes a different approach to pension reform that advocates believe will allow it to withstand an inevitable […]

Trump team blasts Madonna: ‘Can you imagine saying that about President Obama?’

WASHINGTON DC- (Bradford Richardson – Washington Times. Please click on the link to read the full story. Here is an excerpt) Members of President Trump’s inner circle blasted Madonna on Sunday, after the singer said she had thought about blowing up the White House. “I mean, can you imagine saying that about President Obama?” White […]

White House blasts news media for ‘deliberately false reporting’

WASHINGTON DC (S.A. Miller – Washington Times -Please click on the link to read the entire story. Here is an excerpt) White House press secretary Sean Spicer lashed out at the news media Saturday over what he called “deliberately false reporting” about President Trump’s first day in office. At a hastily convened briefing at the […]

Another rainy Sunday ahead

It seems like we have another rainy Sunday ahead of us.  The high today will be around 60 degrees with the low in the upper 40’s. We will have a pleasant Monday through Wednesday with high around 50 degrees with the lows in the 30’s. It will be cooler the rest of the week with […]

Bus with Marion HS students on board vandalized by anti Trump rioters in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON DC -(Click on the link to view the video and read the story from WSIL TV. Here is an excerpt. ) WSIL – A bus carrying a group of students from Marion was attacked by protesters in Washington, D.C. Kyle Childers said he was chaperoning a group of students from Marion High School who […]