James Crouch Died January 26 – From Norris City


Served as Village Clerk James Eugene Crouch, 74, of Norris City, passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2023, at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro, Illinois. He was born on August 6, 1948, in Eldorado, Illinois, the son

Murbarger Gets 50 Years for Megan Nichols Murder


Tells Court He is Innocent –  Incapable of Murder Brodey I. Murbarger has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for the murder of his former girlfriend, 15-year-old Megan Nichols of Fairfield. Judge Michael Molt handed down

Carmi Man Arrested on Warrant


Released After Posting Bond Jeremy Scott Allen, 44 of Iris Lane in Carmi was arrested Thursday, January 26 by Carmi City Police on an active warrant. Allen was picked up at the Carmi Motel shortly before 9:30

Norman Veatch Died January 24 – From McLeansboro


Former Hamilton County Coroner Norman R. Veatch, 85, of McLeansboro, IL passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at his home. Norman was born July 3, 1937 in Peoria, IL the son of Harry A. Veatch and

Eldon Troyer Died January 25 – From Cisne


Was a Truck Driver Eldon L. Troyer, 83, of Cisne, IL. passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2023. Eldon was born September 20, 1939, in Fairfield, IL. to George Francis and Leona (Mason) Troyer. He was married to