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Don’t Miss This: Former Lebanon High star died in one-car crash


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▪ A well-known Lebanon high school athlete is being remembered after he was killed in a one-car accident last week.

Blake Wood, 26, died after a crash on Old Lebanon-Troy Road.

▪ A New Baden couple is using its holiday spirit to collect donations for the Fontabella Maternity Home in O’Fallon.

Mark and Mel Jasper have more than 20,000 computer controlled Christmas lights on display at their house at 605 Christopher Dr.

They put up so many lights that Mark Jasper injured his shoulder while putting up the display and had to have rotator cuff surgery.

▪ Former Belleville Aldeman Jane Pusa is back on the job.

Pusa, an alderman from 1993-97, was appointed to the seat on the City Council previously filled by Janet Schmidt who died suddenly last month.