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Jackson County court records for May 24

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Felonies:
5/22: Morgan Harper, 26, of Lexington, Kentucky, pleaded guilty to theft, a Class 2 felony. He was given five years in prison with 30 days credit for time served. He was also fined more than $10,000.
    Kenneth Howder, xxx, of xxxx, pleaded guilty to forgery, a Class 3 felony and possession of methamphetamine, also a Class 3 felony. He was given 24 months of probation, 100 hours of public service, ordered to undergo drug treatment and fined $1,430.
DUI
5/22: Reva Warnsman, 32, of Harrisburg, pleaded guilty to driving under drugs, a Class A misdemeanor. She was given 12 months probation, 50 hours of public service and fined an undisclosed amount.

Obituaries for May 24

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Roland Richard Edward Keim, 82, passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017.
    Roland was born in Columbia on Aug. 13, 1934 to Richard and Louise (Kannewurf) Keim. He married Ruth Raeber on July 2, 1955. They were married 49 and a half years before her death in 2005.
    Ronald is survived by his three sons, Thomas (Susan) Keim of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, David (Kim) Keim of Carbondale and Douglas (Kimberly) Keim of Tunnel Hill; a sister, Marian (Roger) Hoffmann of Plainfield; eight grandchildren: Brian (Becky) Keim of Ste. Genevieve, Rachel Keim (fiancé Michael McDaniel) of Ste. Genevieve, Sarah (Dereck) Thomas of Benton, Emily Keim of Carbondale, Justin (Myra) Rogowski of Marion, Andrew (Rachelle) Keim of Marion, Brandon (Emilie) Rogowski of Herrin and Brittany (Jason) Robertson of Goreville.
Also surviving are 10 great-grandchildren: Kaden Rogowski, Devon Rogowski, Audrey Rogowski, Lydia Rogowski, Kolten Rogowski, Kaylee Keim, Cole Keim, Elizabeth Rogowski, Olivia Rogowski, Harper Robertson and Baby Thomas (due in December). He is also survived by a very dear friend and companion, Virginia Smith of Carbondale.

SIU Police Blotter

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5/13: Non-SIU student Ethan Lind, 18, of Carbondale, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol at South Wall and East Grand at about 1:18 a.m. on Saturday, May 13. He posted bond of $300 and was released.
5/15: Jerry Rea, 49, of Herrin was arrested at Schendier Hall for theft of $500 and under at about 2:29 p.m., on Saturday, May 13. The item was reported as SIU tools. He posted bond of $150 and was released.
5/18: SIU student Jamie Stagner, 31, of Carbondale, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, improper lane usage and a motor vehicle accident, at about 10:08 on Thursday, May 18 in the Saluki Loop Drive. He posted his Illinois driver’s license, plus bond of $100 and was released.

The Greatest Pitcher in St. Louis Baseball History

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If you ask St. Louis baseball fans to name the greatest pitcher in Cardinals history, you’ll likely get a divided opinion. Most will tell you it was Bob Gibson, but those who prefer the legend to the man will tell you it was Dizzy Dean.

Sunday morning shooting leads to arrest in Carbondale

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    An Olmsted man was arrested Sunday morning for his alleged involvement in a shooting.
    Devante Taylor, 24, has been charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon and no valid Illinois Firearms’ Owner Identification card.
    At about 12:48 a.m. on Sunday, officers with the Carbondale Police Department were dispatched to the 300 block of South Crestview Lane for a report of a shooting. 
    When officers arrived, they learned a suspect left a vehicle and began shooting in the direction of multiple people standing outside a residence before driving away.
    A description of the suspect and the suspect’s vehicle was given to surrounding law enforcement agencies. Later, Carbondale Police was notified a vehicle and suspect matching the description was stopped in Williamson County.
    During the investigation, Taylor was arrested, charged and incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail.

Baseball and Marathons:They Happen Every Spring

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So every spring, for the past several years, I’ve been running in circles around SIU’s Campus Lake, or what’s left of Campus Lake these days, to get ready for the Pittsburgh Marathon. The Campus Lake path measures 2.2 miles, so to get myself into condition to run the 13.1 miles in the half marathon, I have to reach the point where I can run six times around the lake.

Southern Illinois LOCAL Media Group buys three Carbondale papers

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In the latest move of an active growth and diversification strategy, Paddock Publications purchased the Carbondale Times, Weekend Times and Nightlife. All are weekly newspapers with a combined distribution of 20,000. Paddock is the SILMG parent company and publisher of the Daily Herald in Chicago’s suburbs.

Legislators visit Autism Center at SIU

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Dustin Duncan
Weekend Times

 

Republican legislators Rep. Terri Bryant, R-Murphysboro, Sen. Paul Schimpf, R- Waterloo, and Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, made a trip Monday to the Autism Center at SIU to see what could be done to maintain levels of funding in order for the center to continue its work. 

Stephanie Brown, director of the Autism Society of Southern Illinois, greeted the legislators and gave them a quick glimpse as to what having the center in Carbondale means to families in the Southern Illinois region. 

She said the next option outside of SIU is in Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center in St. Louis, where there is currently a six-month waiting list to receive services.

  Additionally, she said the earlier children with autism receive services, the better off they will be, and the fact there is a center in Carbondale means there is a family support nearby to help through tough times. 

SIU Admissions looking to the future

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Dustin Duncan
Carbondale Times

 

It’s no secret to the Southern Illinois community that Southern Illinois University has experienced declining enrollment for several years. 

Terri Harfst, director of the SIU Financial Aid office and director of undergraduate admissions, said the university has taken steps to change that trend. 

She said in the past the university had been purchasing fewer names from various sources for students who take the ACT or SAT tests. She said the university had only been purchasing the names of students who were seniors in high school to recruit them to SIU. 

“When you start thinking about college selection, you know that when you are thinking about college, you didn’t start making decisions your senior year in high school,” Harfst said. “That is a process that requires us to be out in front of students and parents early on.

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