Bonnie S. Stone

Bonnie S. Stone, 72, of Howard passed away on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 5, 2019, in Wauconda, IL, surrounded by her family.

comments | Obituary | February 6, 2019, 4:00 pm |



John Wareham/News A year ago, Greg Hyatt was living a life trapped in a cycle of addiction that included multiple overdoses that nearly claimed his life. After almost six months of rehab and recovery at Riverside Recovery’s men’s house, Hyatt became the program’s first graduate on Tuesday.

Hyatt passes first test on road to recovery

The words ‘Graduation Day’ always bring about the same group of feelings; a sense of accomplishment, a feeling of completion and a look to the future. Tuesday, a Mount Vernon man felt the weight of those things with full impact after he completed the treatment that saved his life.

comments | Top Story | February 6, 2019, 1:15 pm |



Joshua Morrison/News Knox County Common Pleas Court

Rising attorney costs felt by Knox County

Matters of courts and incarceration took up most of the agenda before Knox County Commissioners on Tuesday, including a discussion about the rising cost of public defender costs in “conflict counsel” cases.

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Erick Starkey/News Utica’s Gabe Kegler (23) fires a pass along the baseline around the defense of Watkins Memorial’s Marcus Peaks in a 56-31 Redskin loss Monday.

Slow start hinders Redskins in loss

The Utica Redskins trailed 27-11 at the break, and were never able to recover, allowing the Watkins Memorial Warriors to score 20 in the third and march to a 56-31 win in Utica on Tuesday.

comments | Sports | February 6, 2019, 11:02 am |



Geoff Cowles/News Centerburg’s Carter Jones (34) takes a shot over the defense of Delaware Christian’s Pryce Johnson (25) in a 42-35 Trojan win.

Trojans pick up Senior Night win

A tired and slightly banged-up Centerburg Trojans basketball team kicked it into gear in the second half to put away the visiting Delaware Christian Eagles in a Tuesday non-league matchup, 42-35.

comments | Sports | February 6, 2019, 10:51 am |