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Lowry City man arrested for sex crimes involving a child

Posted December 18, 2014 at 1:39 pm

On Dec. 9, Dennis Palmer, 65, rural Lowry City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with seven felony sex crimes involving a child.

Palmer is charged with a class B felony charge of child molestation-first degree, an unclassified felony charge of attempted statutory rape-fist degree, an unclassified felony charge of attempt sexual intercourse with another person under 14-years-old, three unclassified felony charges of statutory sodomy-first degree-deviate sexual intercourse with a person less than 14-years-old, an unclassified felony charge of enticement of a child (actor is 21-years of age or older and child is less than 15-years-old), and a class C felony charge of sexual misconduct or attempt involving a child under 15-years-old second and subsequent offense.

The charges stem from an investigation that started in August

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    Stockton man dies, burned in wreck

    George M. Clark, 73, Stockton, suffered a medical condition about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, while driving his 2004 GMC truck north on County Road 1471 three miles north of Stockton.

    According to the report by Trooper Rice, the vehicle traveled off the road, struck at fence and became engulfed in flames. Mr. Clark was pronounced by Deputy Coroner Nora Powell at 10:34 p.m.

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    Felony drug charges pending

    On Dec. 11, Jennifer Reynolds, 48, El Dorado Springs, was taken into custody by St. Clair County deputies following a traffic stop on Hwy. E north of Roscoe. During the investigation glass pipes that contained white powder that field tested positive for methamphetamine were located along with marijuana and Lorazapam and Endocet. Reynolds was arrested on a felony charge of possessing a controlled substance. Bond was set at $10,000 cash or surety. She was released on Dec. 12 pending formal charges.

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    On Dec. 12, Kevin Scott, 41, El Dorado Springs, was arrested at the St. Clair County Jail on a Cedar County felony probation violation warrant on an original charge of assault. Bond is set at $5,000 cash only.

    Cards of Thanks

    Arthur and Alice Nikodim would like to say a great big thank you to each one who came to help use celebrate our 65th wedding anniversary.

    It was so nice to have you come and we thank each one for the cards and gifts and calls. You made our day.

    We especially want to thank our family who did so much work planning the event and setting up the tables and decorating the room so pretty. We love and appreciate you so much for everything you did.

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    The local Shopko Hometown Store, through the Shopko Foundation, gave the El Dorado Springs Lions Club $500 for their Shop With a Lion Children’s Christmas program. Fourteen local Lions assisted over 45 children to shop, helping them have a better Christmas. Funds for Shop With A Lion are also raised through the sale of Lionburgers during the Picnic and from several individuals and businesses.

    The Shop With A Lion program was the brain-child of the late Lion Mario Gagne and brought into being by

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    2014 Chamber of Commerce Holiday Home Lighting Contest Winners


    We know the holiday season is upon us. The City of Gold is lit in all its festive glory and homeowners are adding to the beauty with their Christmas lights and d├ęcor.

    The Chamber of Commerce Holiday Home Lighting Contest judges had an extremely difficult time deciding who should win the prizes. It was some very close competition indeed.

    The Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the City of El Dorado Springs for their generous contribution to the contest. Quadrant winners (4) receive $50 off their city

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    (Lots of) TOYS FOR (Lots of) TOTS

    The 8th annual Toys for Tots drive at Fugate Motors is the best yet, Harold Fugate says. The overall effort is “Outstanding.” And thanks goes out to the “Community,” he emphasized.

    All the toys on the floor came from Cliff Hangers ATV Park which Dale Heitz runs north of Tiffin year round. Six or seven years ago, Dale started having a toy drive event with a new toy as the entry fee. This year, his wife, Terri, said, the weather was perfect and 100

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    Alissa Steward pictures her future

    It was a late December night when I happened to open up my email. I noticed something that I had never seen before. It was an invitation to go to a conference for juniors and seniors that had an interest in pursuing a career in journalism after high school. This was the start of a new adventure to the Washington Journalism and Media Conference.

    I have always loved photography. I can’t remember a time I didn’t want to take pictures at family events or vacations. I never really thought about pursuing a

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    90’s club

    (To put someone on the list, please give us his or her name, hometown, birth date and phone number.)

    Grace Debler, El Dorado Springs, Oct. 11, 1909

    Audrey Rhoad, El Dorado Springs, Sept. 5, 1914

    Ruth Roberts, El Dorado Springs, Sept. 11, 1915

    Kathern Grubb, El Dorado Springs, Dec. 27, 1915

    Josephine Steward Johnson, El Dorado Springs, April 13, 1916

    Eunice Smith, Centralia, March 26, 1918

    Margaret Smith,

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Community Archived


    On Dec. 2, Clint Wilkerson Sr., 43, Collins, was arrested in St. Clair County on three misdemeanor

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    Cards of Thanks

    The NEVC Booster Club would like to thank the businesses that donated to our recent silent auction held on Nov. 21 at our Meet the Knights.

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