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Wind chill factor below zero through tomorrow…..temps in the 50’s by the weekend

Wind chills will range between 0 to -10 degrees tonight and tomorrow. A warm up will take will take place by late week.

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Edward John Staszak, 62 of Herrin passed away on Sunday January 14, 2018 at 8:30 AM at his home. He was born on September 19, 1955 in Chicago to Edward and Elizabeth (Kiebles) Staszak.  He married Cassilda (Johnson) Staszak on October 26, 1996 and she survives of Herrin. He is also survived by his son […]

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Wind chill factor below zero through tomorrow…..temps in the 50’s by the weekend

Wind chills will range between 0 to -10 degrees tonight and tomorrow. A warm up will take will take place by late week.

Franklin County Farm Bureau News

Hello 2018 – sorry for not having an article before now but I attended the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention in Nashville, TN from January 5th through January 9th.

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