Netflix and Chill: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile

Release Date: May 3 on Netflix Director: Joe Berlinger Starring: Zac Efron, Lilly Collins, and Kaya Scodelario  Mister Marquee Says: Meh Number: 3/5 Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile (that’s it, I’m shortening that name) follows serial killer Ted Bundy (Zac Efron) and his longtime girlfriend Liz (Lilly Collins) as Bundy is captured and tried…

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Beatrice Schaefer

Beatrice “Betty” Elizabeth Schaefer, nee Helfrich, 93, of New Athens, IL, born November 14, 1925, in Paderborn IL, died Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Red Bud Regional Hospital, Red Bud, IL. Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m.  Monday, May 20, 2019, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at…

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Ralph John Glaus

Ralph John Glaus, 81, of New Athens, IL; born on April 21, 1938 in Belleville, IL; passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL. Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Friday, May 17, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday,…

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Opponents say bill would deter protesters of energy industries in Illinois

House Bill 1633 toughens penalties for damage to critical infrastructure   By LINDSEY SALVATELLI Capitol News Illinois lsalvatelli@capitolnewsillinois.com   SPRINGFIELD — Opponents of legislation that would create tougher penalties for intentional damage to critical infrastructure say the bill would actually infringe on an individual’s right to protest at those facilities and against the companies that…

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Taste of Summer

Country Mart and Ace Hardware in Freeburg hosted a Taste of Summer event on Saturday, May 11. The cold and rain didn’t dampen the hospitality.

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Virgil Becker honored

Virgil Becker a long-time civic leader was honored at the Smithton Village Board meeting and at a reception following on Tuesday, May 7. Check the website this week for a video of the ceremony and reception. See the video of the ceremony under the video of the week at the bottom of the page.  

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Rotary Relays

Additional photos from the Freeburg Rotary Relays. See the complete article and photos on Page 6B of this week’s edition.

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FCHS Prom

Check out the candid photos from the red carpet at Freeburg Community High School’s 2019 prom under the photos tab, click on the prom photos, and browse through all the photos of the handsome young men and beautiful young ladies.

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Robert Risley

Robert Frederick Risley, 79, of Naples, Fla., completed his life’s journey here on earth on January 27, 2019. A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 25, 2019, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Freeburg, Ill., with Deacon Peter Cerneka officiating. A reception will follow at Reifschneider’s Grill and Grape in…

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