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Archive for February, 2014

UPDATE: Bomb Threat Forces Knoxville Schools to Evacuate

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Breaking News

Knoxville School District 202 sent students home around 11:30 Monday morning after administration got word of a bomb threat in Knoxville High School.

Superintendent Steve Wilder says the threat was extremely vague, but the district didn’t want to risk the safety of students and made the decision to not just evacuate the high school but the entire district.

Thurman, John R.

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John R. Thurman, age 75 of Hermon, died at 4:06 pm Thursday, January 30, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on July 20, 1938 in Avon, the son of Theodore “Ted” “Tobe” and Jennie P. (Hoadley) Thurman. He married Connie McGrew. They later divorced. He then married Diane L. Weathers on May 18, 1974 in Abingdon.

Brahmstedt, Glen E.

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Glen E. Brahmstedt, 77, of Galesburg, Illinois, passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2014, at Galesburg Cottage Hospital, Galesburg.

Graveside services will be at 12:00 noon Saturday at Alexis, Cemetery with Rev. Terry Johnston. Family will be present from 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 A.M. Saturday at Hoover- Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis, Illinois.

On line condolences may be left at hooverhall.com