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Airtight Bridge Murder Part 2: The Mystery Deepens

[Mysteriousheartland.com] Continued from Part 1… As police cordoned off the bridge and word spread of the discovery, reporters and television crews descended on the remote location. 1,253 more words

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Flashback Friday: Tales of Coles County at Lake Land College

This October, I thought it might be fun to take our readers on a trip down memory lane. I started doing talks on the legends and lore of Illinois in 2007, and since then, I’ve been lucky to have attended many great events, meeting a lot of interesting folks in the process. 178 more words

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Progress Made in Ashmore Estates Repairs

[Mysteriousheartland.com] Earlier this month, a powerful storm tore through eastern Coles County, Illinois, home to Ashmore Estates. The former almshouse and hospital for the developmentally disabled was directly in the storm’s path and sustained heavy damage to its new roof. 413 more words

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Ashmore Estates Damaged by Second Storm

[Mysteriousheartland.com] On Sunday, June 7, 2015, a powerful storm tore through eastern Coles County, Illinois, home to Ashmore Estates. The former almshouse and hospital for the developmentally disabled was directly in the storm’s path and sustained heavy damage to its new roof. 426 more words

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The Real Story Behind Elva Skinner and Ashmore Estates

Late last week, our site traffic spiked with visitors flocking to this article about Elva Skinner and Ashmore Estates, which was published in June 2012. Whenever something like that happens, I like to find out why, and a recent post at bumpinthenight.net was brought to my attention. 590 more words

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Coles County Especially Susceptible to Federal Food Stamp Cuts, Professor Says

Ongoing battles on Capitol Hill over slashes to the national food stamps program could have drastic effects on the Charleston and Coles County area, one Eastern professor said. 584 more words

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The Legend of Pemberton Hall - Expanded, Revised, and Updated!

Pemberton Hall is the oldest all-female dormitory in the state of Illinois, and its ivy covered walls are home to one of the most famous ghost stories in Illinois—the legend of Mary Hawkins. 257 more words

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