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Betty Maxine Comstock

Betty Maxine Comstock, 95, of Havana, formerly of Burnside, passed away at 1:24 a.m. Wednesday morning, September 5, 2018, at The Elms in Macomb. Betty was born October 2, 1922, on the family farm near Burnside the daughter of Edward and Laura (Duffy) Weatherington. She was united in marriage to L.C. Comstock on August 16,…

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Rosemary Arundale

Rosemary Arundale, 95, of Havana, passed away at Mason District Hospital in Havana at 5:25 a.m. on Sunday, January 14, 2018. She was born December 11, 1922 in Brown County to George and Emma (Barrett) Siltman. She married Karl B. Arundale on March 20, 1943 and he preceded her in death on February 12, 2002.…

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Canton leaf pickup ends Friday

The last day for leaf pickup in Canton will be Friday, December 15, city officials announced. For the rest of this week, citizens may call the Public Works Department at 647-5022 to report leaves that still need to be picked up.  

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Donald “D.J.” West

Donald D.J. West, 45, passed away on Monday, October 2, 2017, at the Unity Point Methodist Hospital in Peoria. He was born on July 16, 1972, in Canton, to James “Jim” and Darlene (Mathis) West. They preceded him in death along with his daughter, Katelyn West and a brother, Jim West. Surviving are his children,…

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Nancy J. Magee Richardson

Nancy J. Magee Richardson, 65, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. She was born November 17, 1951, the daughter of Kenneth and Mary Magee of Petersburg. Nancy was a graduate of Petersburg Harris High School Class of 1969. She was a member of the Sandridge New Hope Baptist Church.…

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Body of Havana man retrieved from Illinois River

At approximately 1:15 p.m., Thursday, June 22, the Mason County Sheriff’s Office was notified by boaters on the Illinois River that they had discovered a male in the river.  The male was unresponsive.  Emergency Personnel were dispatched to the river included the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, Havana Police Department and the Mason County Dive Team. …

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