Carl D. Bruegger

Carl D. Bruegger, 80, of Brownstown, died unexpectedly at 8:15 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019 at Brookstone Estates in Vandalia. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 12 at Gieseking Funeral Home in Brownstown with Harry Kirk officiating. Burial followed at Zion Cemetery in rural Brownstown. Visitation was held from 9 a.m. until…

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Karen K. Goldstein

Karen K. Goldstein, 69, of rural Altamont, died at 7 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2019 at her home. Funeral Mass was held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 10 at St. Clare Catholic Church in Altamont with Rev. Christudasan Kurisadima officiating. Burial followed at St. Clare Cemetery in Altamont. A rosary service began at 3:30 p.m.,…

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Margaret “Jo” Powell

Margaret “Jo” Powell, 99, of Decatur, formerly of Altamont, died at 1:55 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 at Fair Havens Christian Village in Decatur. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11 at Gieseking Funeral Home in Altamont with Rev. Bill Weaver officiating. Burial followed at Griffith Cemetery in Brownstown. Visitation was held…

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Carolyn F. Kollmann

Carolyn F. Kollmann, 74, of Altamont, died at 7:23 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 31 at St. Clare Catholic Church in Altamont, with Rev. Christudasan Kurisadima officiating. Burial followed at St. Clare Cemetery. Visitation was held…

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Betty J. Niesman

Betty J. Niesman, 88, of Decatur, IL, passed away Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Decatur Memorial Hospital. Betty was born December 12, 1930, in St. Elmo, IL, the daughter of Leonard Elmo and Myrtle Alice (Parks) Johnston. She attended Eastern Illinois University and worked at the Decatur Medical Clinic for many years. Betty married Robert…

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Leo Renso Haslett

Leo Renso Haslett, age 96, of St. Elmo, passed away at 8:40 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Effingham. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at the St. Elmo Christian Church. There was a one-hour viewing prior to the service. Jim Ziegler officiated.…

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Sallie L. Trier

Sallie L. Trier, age 70, of St. Elmo, passed away at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 at her home in St. Elmo, surrounded by her loving family. A funeral service was held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17 at St. Elmo Christian Church in St. Elmo with a viewing from 4-7:30 p.m.…

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Bettie Arlene Harms

Bettie Arlene Harms, 92, of Altamont, passed away peacefully on Friday afternoon Dec. 7, 2018 at the Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis, where she was a patient for a short time. Her Christian funeral was conducted at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altamont with the Rev. Bernard…

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Stormy Dai Dilley

Stormy Dai Dilley, age 53, of St. Elmo, passed away at 7:23 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 at Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia. A memorial service was held Saturday, Dec. 15, at 11 a.m. at the St. Elmo Christian Church in St. Elmo. Visitation took place from 9 a.m. until the start of the…

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Lady Indians Enjoy a Six-Game Winning Streak

Vs. Casey-Westfield On Nov. 29, the Lady Indians travelled to Casey-Westfield for a nail-biter away game, ultimately coming out on top with a 53-29 win despite trailing at the outset. Altamont struggled from the game’s opening, posting nine points to Casey-Westfield’s 12 in the first quarter. By halftime, the score improved to 20-19 in Altamont’s…

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