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Brian Bass

Brian Bass is celebrating his 10th birthday today, Friday, January 21, 2022. He is the son of Darrin and Andria Bass of Taylorville. Brian’s grandparents are Everett and Pamela Bass of Taylorville, and James and Nancy Mulcachy of Delavan, Illinois. Brian will celebrate with a bowling party with family and friends on Saturday.

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Almanac

Today is the 21st day of 2022 and the 32nd day of winter. TODAY’S HISTORY: In 1793, King Louis XVI of France was executed by guillotine in Paris. In 1861, Jefferson Davis resigned from the U.S. Senate to lead the Confederacy during the Civil War. In 1977, President Jimmy Carter pardoned nearly all Viet- nam…

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Courthouse

Court appearances Published court appearances reflect the daily 10:00 a.m. criminal call and do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day. Christian County Resident Judge Brad Paisley presided over the following cases on Jan. 21, 2022: Dane P. Austin, 20CF153, possession of meth five grams or less, had pre-trial and a hearing for…

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Earlyne Jeanette Keel

Earlyne Jeanette Keel, 89, of Taylorville, passed away at 7:28a.m. on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital. The funeral service for Earlyne will take place at 11:00a.m. on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at Davis Memorial Christian Church with Dennis Metsker officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 until 11:00 on Saturday at the church. Following…

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Anita Rochelle Decker

June 21, 1963 — January 19, 2022 Anita Rochelle Decker, 58, of Taylorville, passed away at 11:56p.m. on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at Springfield Memorial Hospital. She was born in Springfield on June 21, 1963. Anita worked as an LPN for many years at jobs including Taylorville Memorial Hospital, Springfield Clinic, and Taylorville Terrace. She was an avid Cubs fan. Anita loved to read…

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John Louis Brown, Sr.

March 15, 1964 — January 19, 2022 Mr. John Louis Brown, Sr., 57, of Tovey, IL passed from this life Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL. He was born in Streator, IL March 15, 1964 the son of Herman A. and Marilyn H. (Baratta) Brown, Sr. John graduated from Kincaid High School, Class…

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Sr. Mary F. Crivello

March 2, 1928 — January 20, 2022 Sr. Mary F. Crivello, S.F.O, 93, of Taylorville, passed away at 3:10 a.m. on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at Heritage Health in Pana. Mary was born March 2, 1928 in Taylorville, the daughter of Anthony Bernard ìJoeî and Thelma Agnes (Brooks) Crivello. She graduated from the 8th Grade at St. Mary School in Taylorville, and…

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Dems eye new strategy after voting bill failure

By BRIAN SLODYSKO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats were picking up the pieces Thursday following the collapse of their top-priority voting rights legislation, with some shifting their focus to a narrower bipartisan effort to repair laws Donald Trump exploited in his bid to overturn the 2020 election. Though their bid to dramatically rewrite U.S. election law…

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Louie Anderson, 68, Emmy-winning comedian, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Louie Anderson, whose four-decade career as a comedian and actor included his unlikely, Emmy- winning performance as mom to twin adult sons in the TV series “Baskets,” died Friday. He was 68. Anderson died at a hospital in Las Vegas of complications from cancer, said Glenn Schwartz, his longtime publicist. Anderson…

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US, Russia try to end Ukraine crisis

GENEVA (AP) — The United States and Russia sought to lower the temperature in a heated standoff over Ukraine, even as they reported no breakthroughs in high-stakes talks on Friday aimed at preventing a feared Russian invasion. Armed with seemingly intractable and diametrically opposed demands, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister…

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