January 2012

Area legislators praise conceal, carry decision

Area legislators are praising a federal appellate court's ruling that conceal and carry gun laws in Illinois are unconstitutional.

"The Constitution affords our citizens the basic right to protection and to protect one's family, a right that has been denied far too long by the State of Illinois," State Rep. John Bradley, D-Marion, said Tuesday in a news release.

"This decision by the court finally gives Illinois citizens the ability to exercise one of their basic freedoms."

Lynn Navin

<strong>Lynn Navin, age 83 of Riverside, California formerly of Anna, died at 1:45 am, Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at the Parkview Community Hospital.  He was born on November 14, 1929 in Ware, the son of John and Anna (Boyce) Navin.  Lynn married Sung Hi Pak on August 3, 1963 in Seoul, Korea. She preceded him in death on December 31, 2007.</strong>

Lick Creek girls win sixth consecutive conference championship

The Lick Creek School girls’ basketball team defeated host Buncombe/Cypress to win the Egyptian Conference junior high school girls’ basketball tournament Thursday, Nov. 29.

With the victory, Lick Creek earned its sixth consecutive conference tournament title.

Lick Creek 35, Buncombe/Cypress 23: Elle Basler scored 13 points and had 8 rebounds, 9 steals and 6 assists to lead Lick Creek to the championship game win.

Morgan Dillow added 10 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals. Hunter Denny had 5 points and 3 rebounds.

Anna Council approves home rule vote in 2013

Anna residents will be voting on the establishment of home rule in their community next spring.

The Anna City Council this week unanimously approved a resolution to place the issue on the April 2013 ballot.

The resolution was approved at a regular meeting of the city council which was held Tuesday evening. The meeting was at Anna City Hall.

The city council will be welcoming guests at future meetings who will share information about home rule. Community members are invited to attend the meetings.

Union County man sentenced on meth charge

Union County State's Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds reported on Wednesday, Dec. 12, that Billy J. Finney, 36, formerly of 3200 Bald Knob Rd. in rural Alto Pass has been sentenced to 15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on one count of possession of methamphetamine, which is a Class X felony.

Finney was arrested in April at the 3200 Bald Knob Rd. residence as a search warrant was executed.

Authorities found more than 900 grams of methamphetamine at the residence, the state's attorney reported.

Couple apprehended in connection with alleged shooting incident in area

The Illinois State Police reported that two people had been taken into custody in connection with an alleged shooting incident which happened in Johnson County.

Illinois State Police Zone 7 Capt. Scott Rice reported that John L. Cunningham, 41, and his wife, Janet S. Cunningham, 43, were apprehended during the afternoon of Wednesday, Dec. 5.

The Cunninghams were taken into custody without incident by Kentucky State Police and U.S. Marshals near Madisonville, Ky.

Thomas John Mighell Fassler

<strong>         Mr. Thomas John Mighell Fassler, age 73 of Anna, died at 5:17 p.m. Monday, December 3, 2012 at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He was born, May 3, 1939 in St. Louis, MO, the son of Joseph John and Rosa Lea Mighell Fassler. He married Carolyn Neibauer on October 21, 1961 in Anna. She preceded him in death on January 8, 2011.</strong>

Raymond E. Mayberry

Raymond E. Mayberry, 80, of Valdosta, Ga., died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Langdale Hospice House.

He was born on Sept. 11, 1932, in Jonesboro, the son of William and Bertha Hinkle Mayberry.

He served in the U.S. Army for two years during the Korean Conflict.


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