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Crossing the Line - Expelled Senators
U.S. Sen. Jesse Bright, D-Ind., was the most recent U.S. Senator to be expelled from the chamber. He was removed in 1862 for facilitating weapons sales to the Confederacy during the Civil War. Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs.
Cherokee Thanksgiving to feed 2,000 on Turkey Day
Cherokee Thanksgiving has been a tradition in the county for decades, feeding residents and families in a holiday of gratitude. This year marks the 25th anniversary for the service event at Canton First United Methodist Church. Cheryl Mosley, who leads the initiative, has been volunteering for the e
Son of East St. Louis school board president dead in shooting
EAST ST. LOUIS Illinois State Police said they are investigating the fatal shooting on Monday of the son of East St. Louis School District 189 Board President Kinnis Williams. Kerwin Williams, 35, was shot to death in an incident on the 1100 block of Cleveland Avenue. Police declined to provide furt
Getting caught with pot in St. Louis would be less expensive under proposal
ST. LOUIS The fine for getting caught with a small amount of marijuana would be reduced to as low as $25 under a bill introduced on Friday at the St. Louis Board of Aldermen. It's the second marijuana-related bill to be introduced at the board in recent days. Fines right now range from $100 to $500.
Intersection improvements ahead of schedule
Improvements continue to the intersection of East Cherokee Drive and Old Highway 5 between Holly Springs and Woodstock, and they're moving along nicely which could mean work is completed by February 2018, county officials say. The main project includes installation of dual left-turn lanes from Old H
CHRIS COLLETT: Thankful for each day
The Keithsburg Community in north Cherokee County was a great place to grow up. The rural area was full of salt of the earth folks that came from similar backgrounds. I can't remember anyone in the area rolling in dough. Regardless, we kids really didn't know it. We may not have had everything we wa
Renner: Limiting mayoral powers is 'bad idea'
BLOOMINGTON - A proposed change in the city code would strip Mayor Tari Renner's power to directly place items on City Council meeting agendas. A new measure suggested by Ward 2 Alderman David Sage would require the mayor first obtain majority support of the council before placing an item on the age
Ponca remains, artifacts will be returned to tribe
The skeletal remains of 10 Ponca Tribe members and about 300 funerary objects will be repatriated to the tribe Wednesday. Many of the objects are glass beads that date to the 1700s and 1800s, as do the remains, the Nebraska State Historical Society said Friday. They were discovered during constructi
Get Out for Nov. 17-23
Editor's note: Please check for changes before going out to an event. The Get Out! calendar runs every Friday. To submit an item, email it to email@example.com or mail it to P.O. Box 1570, Show Low, AZ 85902. Attn: Corrine Ruiz. Note: Please include location address of the event. Friday, Nov. 17
Silver Creek Senior Center menu
The Silver Creek Senior Center, 1658 S. Main St., Snowflake, offers lunch. Cost is $5 for over 60 years of age or $5.50 under 60. Soup and salad bar only is $3. Lunch is served from noon-1 p.m. All meals come with beverage, dessert, salad bar and soup. The thrift store is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Register for Kid's Night Out set for Dec. 15
SHOW LOW - Parents, want a free night to run errands, have a special date or some time for yourselves? The city of Show Low will entertain your kids, ages 5-11, Friday, Dec. 15, at Kid's Night Out, which features a dinner and movie or games from 6-9 p.m. at the Show Low City Campus Teen Center, 620
Nothing sweeter than ice cream and veterans
SHOW LOW - Ice cream and veterans: What could be sweeter? Show Low Junior High School hosted its fourth annual Veterans' Ice Cream Social on Nov. 8 in the upper commons area of the school. According to Vice Principal Darcy Helle, there were more than 150 people at this year's event, with 50 of those
Shop local at 'Shop Small Saturday' Nov. 25
SHOW LOW - Check out the fantastic retail shops and restaurants in downtown Show Low and participate in an interactive poker run for prizes Nov. 25 at the third annual Shop Small Saturday Downtown Merchant Poker Run. Show Low Main Street sponsors this fun way for shoppers to shop "local" and patroni
Suspect in McCarty killing pleas to manslaughter
HOLBROOK - The woman suspected of killing 23-year-old Show Low resident Seth McCarty nearly four years ago is pleading guilty to manslaughter in the case. Melisa Nicole Hernandez, 43, agreed to plead guilty to one count of manslaughter in exchange for a presumptive sentence of five years behind bars
Rim Country Senior Center menu
The Rim Country Senior Center, 2171 B St., Overgaard, offers lunch from 11:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. The salad bar is offered from 11:15 a.m. to noon. Cost for lunch is a $6 donation for over 60 and $7 for under 60. Children under 10 years old is $4. Just to get salad and fruit bar, cos
Smoke from prescribed burns causes air quality concerns
PINETOP-LAKESIDE - Recent prescribed burns in the Black Mesa and Lakeside ranger districts conducted by the U.S. Forest Service have caused escalating concern about air quality from White Mountain residents. The White Mountain Apache Tribe has also been conducting burns at the same time. As a result
Patterson: Indulge in nostalgia at your local library
Holidays, traditions and nostalgia are like matryoshka. You know, those pretty Russian nesting dolls. One doll fits naturally into another until they form what appears to be a single, larger doll. Holidays spark our yearning for good times past. We eat (too much) turkey and dressing and pumpkin pie.
Accident crushes worker, 26, under 12 tons of steel at Metromont plant in Bartow
BARTOW - A Frostproof man died after being crushed by a steel rack and cables while working Nov. 10 at the Metromont Corp. plant in Bartow. Jose Guadalupe Bustos, 26, was pinned under 12 tons of metal during the accident, which occurred about 11:30 p.m. The Polk County Sheriff's Office gave this d
Bartow internal investigation clears police officers of excessive force
BARTOW - Three Bartow police officers didn't use excessive force or exceed their authority during a July 5 arrest that resulted in a police K-9 biting the suspect, according to an internal investigation. Police Chief Joe Hall has determined that officers Michelle Smith, Jordan March and Michael Benn
Another Viewpoint: Justice at last for an aging veteran
It has taken two decades of efforts, but World War II veteran Arla Harrell finally has the justice he's long sought. Harrell was among hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops subjected by their own government to mustard gas experiments during the war. The tests were top secret, so Harrell couldn't tal