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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.

Months after the threat surfaced, a strike at SIU remains an uncertainty

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Labor rallies, collective bargaining drama and a venomous campus dialog have hung over SIU for the better part of a year, but whether any of this will result in the worst-case scenario — a labor strike by any or all of the university’s four Illinois Education Association-affiliated bargaining units — remains as uncertain as it was months ago. Those four unions all filed notices of intent to strike in April.

Women's Center yard sale set for Sept. 24

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The Women's Center is planning its annual yard sale to benefit the children's Christmas Party. Every year, proceeds from this sale go toward presents and the costs of the holiday party for the children who have been in the center's programs. This year, the yard sale is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at Gaia House, 913 S. Illinois Ave.

Carbondale girl receives national Girl Scouts honor

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A recent graduate of Carbondale Community High School is among 10 Girl Scouts alumnae in the nation to be selected this year as a National Young Woman of Distinction. Dara Weaver-Holmes, the daughter of Dr. Doris Weaver and John Holmes and currently a sophomore at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, won her Girl Scout Gold Award with a 2010 project at CCHS to organize a job fair aimed at helping her peers prepare for their futures.

Eleven days of events in Carbondale to reflect on legacy of 9/11

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Starting Sept. 11, 2011— a decade after the terrorist atrocities struck the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field— Carbondale will observe the Eleven Days for Peace celebration. At 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, Osama Bahloul, imam of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, will speak as part of the Ralph Anderson Interfaith Dialogue at the Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship.

Terriers fall to Herrin 35-20

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The Carbondale Terriers football squad is 1-1 for the 2011 season after falling Sept. 2 to Herrin in a 35-20 contest. Despite a valiant fourth-quarter effort that put two of three touchdowns on the board, the Terriers were unable to reverse an early-game run that saw Herrin dominate the game going into the half. Bryce Reno-Gibson led the Terriers in rushing with 111 yards on the night. The Terriers opened their season last week with a 24-14 win over Jackson County rival Murphysboro. See next week's issue of the Carbondale Times for more on the Herrin win and the coming Waterloo game.

Candidate announces 2012 run for state's attorney

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The race to become Jackson County's first new state's attorney in almost two decades is off to an early start. Matt Chancey, who spent 23 years as a prosecutor with the Lake County state’s attorney’s office before relocating to the Fayette County state’s attorney’s office in 2007, announced Sept. 2 that he plans to run as a Democrat for Jackson County state's attorney in the November 2012 election. Chancey, a graduate of Murphysboro High School and SIU, is the first announced candidate in the race to replace sitting State's Attorney Mike Wepsiec, who now has held the office for almost 18 years. He announced in early August that he doesn't plan to run again.

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.

SIU slotted to play San Jose State in MVC/MWC challenge

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Chris Barron
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    Several online sources have confirmed that the SIU men’s basketball team will square off with Mountain West opponent San Jose State at SIU Arena at a time to be determined this coming season.
    It will be one of 10 MVC versus MWC Challenge games. Those games will be played at various venues late next fall and early winter.
    This conference series has been going on for the past few years, mainly to help the two mid-major leagues schedule at least one quality  non-conference team for the season. San Jose State finished this past season with a 14-16 record, but they played a solid schedule and will have many veterans returning for next season.
    The Spartans return Brandon Clarke, Ryan Welage and Terrell Brown as the young core of next year’s team. The top player for the Spartans is thes sophomore Clarke.
Clarke, a first team Mountain West player, was also a member of the Conference’s All-Defensive team. He averaged 17.3 points per game and 8.7 rebounds per game. He also blocked a record 77 opponents’ shots as a rim protector.

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