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January 11, 2019

AP-Illinois stories for the weekend of Jan. 12-13. May be updated. Members using Exchange stories should retain the bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact the AP-Illinois desk in Chicago at 312-781-0500 or chifax@ap.org.

Moving Saturday:

INTERACTIVE HOLOCAUST TESTIMONIES

DALLAS _ Max Glauben had lost his mother, father and brother at the hands of the Nazis when U.S. troops rescued him while he was on a death march. He’s the latest Holocaust survivor recorded in such a way that generations to come will be able to ask his image questions. By Jamie Stengle. UPCOMING: 81 words, photos.

ILLINOIS EXCHANGES:

Saturday:

EXCHANGE-CISSNA PARK

CISSNA PARK, Ill. _ Cissna Park High School boys’ basketball coach Kevin Long has guided his team through more high points than low ones. At the start of 2019, the Timberwolves were the No. 1-ranked team in the Illinois High School Association’s small-school division, uniting a village already brimming with pride in its sports teams. And while the school is small, the team doesn’t hurt for numbers. Out of 97 students, 19 are on the boys’ basketball team. By Anthony Zilis. The (Champaign) News-Gazette. SENT: 1,120 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-FLEA MARKET

ENERGY, Ill. _ A few years ago, three ladies at First Baptist Church in Energy began talking about the gymnasium building that sits just west of the church building. Marlene Whitecotton, Linda Garavaglia and Peggy Denison tried to think of ways to use the building. “It was empty and nobody was using it,” Marlene Whitecotton said. Then, Garavaglia had an idea. They could host a monthly flea market. They decided the table rental fees and proceeds from a food stand would go to the church. By Marilyn Halstead. The (Carbonale) Southern Illinoisan. SENT: 470 words, photos.

Sunday:

EXCHANGE-COMBATING SUICIDE

URBANA, Ill. _ About 22 military veterans commit suicide every day. Marine Sgt. Mike Sandone, 40, is a physical fitness expert with a Marine background who cares about veterans who have taken their own lives. One of those lost was Sandone’s friend, who took his life a few days ago. Sandone said he has now lost 28 of his combat friends to suicide, and he is trying to raise money for a charity, Mission 22. By Paul Wood. The (Champaign) News-Gazette. SENT: 580 words, photo.

EXCHANGE-TRAUMA RESPONSE

MURPHYSBORO, Ill. _ William Moore knows first-hand how a traumatic family life can impact the education of a child. He and Murphysboro Middle School are part of Resilient Southern Illinois 2018. Resilient Southern Illinois is a partnership that includes 16 Southern Illinois school districts, working to support students dealing with childhood trauma or experiencing adverse childhood experiences. By Marilyn Halstead. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan. SENT: 1,380 words, photos.

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