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The blaze engulfs the home.


A rural Salem family lost their home in a late Thursday night fire.  

Salem Firemen were called to the Kyle and Beth Hall home at 51-05 Quail Run Road northeast of Salem after a fire that started in a small shed spread to the Hall's mobile home.  The fire caused heavy damage to the mobile home.  The cause of the fire remains under investigation.  

Odin, Kell, and Iuka all provided mutual aide assistance. 

At least one person was home at the time the fire was discovered at 10:40 pm, but they escaped without injury.  Firemen remained on the scene until two Friday morning.   

The fire got into the attic of the mobile home and was difficult for firemen to reach.    

The home is owned by Aaron Quick.  


The Operators of the Community Resource Center's Horizon House will build a new facility in a new location after a fire destroyed the original building on January 17th.

Community Resource Center Officials sat alongside board members from the nearby Friendship House Project at a press conference on Friday. The seven residents displaced by the fire will occupy Friendship Project's newly finished wing while construction is underway. They've been staying at the Bell Tower Inn in Centralia since the fire. 

Community Resource Center's Executive Director, Georgianne Broughton says it's imperative that the group stay together and continue receiving the treatment they were receiving at the Horizon House.

"Certainly our seven residents, although they aren't family, they feel like family and it's very important to keep them together. It's very important for their health and their recovery to have them continue with the program," said Broughton. The seven residents lost nearly all of their possessions.

The Horizon House project is an impatient treatment facility for those with chronic mental health issues.

Broughton says construction is set to begin immediately, next to the Casey's Store on Martin Luther King Boulevard. Construction on the eight bedroom building should take between four to six months.

In the meantime, the occupancy of the Friendship House Project Building will be the first test of the future homeless shelter. Friendship House Board President Vicki Vaughn says that both groups are fortunate: the Friendship House Project is located right next door to Community Resource Center's main facility on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.


Bond has been set at $25,000 for a 25-year-old Centralia man who was formally charged in Marion County Court Thursday with unlawful delivery of a meth precursor.  

Terry Hamburg of South Cherry was arrested after being questioned by Marion County Sheriff's Deputies on Thursday after purchases of pseudoephedrine he had made.  The purchases were illegal because Hamburg had a past methamphetamine conviction that required him to have a doctor's prescription to purchase the drug which is used in the manufacture of meth.  

Deputies say Hamburg admitted giving more recent purchases of the pseudoephedrine to 22-year-old Ryan Jacklin of Linden Street in Centralia.  Jacklin was one of the six arrested earlier in the week when deputies discovered a meth lab at a Central City home.  

Deputies estimated Hamburg has made 40 psuedefenderine purchases since his 2009 conviction.  

If convicted, Hamburg faces 3 to 14 years in prison because of a prior conviction under the meth control and community protection act.  


PEORIA - Bradley University basketball player and Sandoval grad Warren Jones has been arrested at a Peoria strip club on misdemeanor charges of obstruction of identification and criminal trespass.  

The Peoria Journal Star reports that the 20-year-old Jones was arrested at an adult establishment in Peoria called Big Al's early Thursday and booked into the Peoria County Jail.  The jail reports that he was released a few hours later after posting $160.  Fellow team member Ka'Darryl Bell was issued a citation.

In a statement, team head coach Geno Ford called the students' actions "unacceptable."  He said the school will follow disciplinary procedures but did not elaborate.  

Jones is the team's leading scorer, averaging 13.9 points a game.


CHICAGO (AP) - Retired Cardinal Francis George says his doctors have run out of options for his cancer treatment and he's exploring an approach to care that focuses on quality of life rather than a cure.

George spoke to reporters Friday in Chicago after the Knights of Columbus presented him with its top honor. He says his doctors have "run out of tricks in the bag."

The Archdiocese of Chicago says its retired leader has a day-to-day challenge with fatigue. His cancer has not spread to any other organs and continues to be located in the kidney. Last month, George stopped taking an experimental drug because it wasn't working.

George stepped down as the leader of Chicago's more than 2 million Roman Catholics in November, when Blase Cupich became Chicago's archbishop.




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