Jesse W. Masterson, 87, of Bethalto, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, at 9:40 p.m. at his home.
He was born on Aug. 2, 1932, in Thebes, the son of Ernest and Estella Bishop Masterson.
Harry Taylor Sr., 79, of Anna, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, at the Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau.
He was born on Sept. 16, 1940, in Anna, the son of Logan and Anna Tolbert Taylor.
Wanda Lee Woods, 80, of Batavia, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2019.
She was born on Jan. 18, 1939, in Anna, the daughter of David Benjamin and Opal Mae Elkins Spurlock.
Southern Seven Health Department reports that a new study shows significant declines in obesity among young children from low-income families who are enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition
Congressional representatives from Southern Illinois and Iowa have introduced bipartisan legislation to combat inadequate funding and teacher shortages in rural schools.
John O. Gilmore III, 78, of Anna, died peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019.
He was born on March 31, 1941, the son of Charles Griffin and Nellie Mangrum Gilmore.
A Chester man has been sentenced to 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for first degree murder.
Jack Richard Graves Sr., 63, of Cutler, and formerly of Percy, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, at his home.