News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Archive

October 28, 2013

Illinois town loses 89-year-old church in fire

ROYALTON, Ill. (AP) — Authorities are trying to pinpoint what caused a weekend fire that destroyed an 89-year-old church in the southern Illinois village of Royalton.

Officials say no injuries resulted from the pre-dawn blaze Sunday involving the three-story First Christian Church that’s been a fixture in the 1,100-resident Franklin County town since 1924.

Fire Chief Mike Hooker says the cause of the fire could run the gamut, noting that this is the time of year owners of homes and businesses traditionally fire up their furnaces.

Firefighters from Royalton and surrounding communities took roughly three hours to control the blaze.

There’s no immediate word about whether the church’s congregation intends to rebuild.

Royalton is a village of about 1,100 residents in Franklin County, about 15 miles north of Carbondale.

 

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
AP Video
Passengers Abuzz After Plane Hits Swarm of Bees Disbanding Muslim Surveillance Draws Praise Hundreds Missing After South Korean Ferry Sinks Raw: Pro-Russian Militants Killed on Base Boston Bomb Scare Defendant Appears in Court Raw: Urinator Causes Portland to Flush Reservoir Captain of Sunken South Korean Ferry Apologizes Raw: Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast New York Auto Show Highlights Latest in Car Tech Pistorius Trial: Adjourned Until May 5 Diaz Gets Physical for New Comedy Raw: Fatal Ferry Boat Accident Today in History for April 17th Raw: Blast at Tennessee Ammunition Plant Kills 1 Raw: Three Rare White Tiger Cubs Debut at Zoo Miley Cyrus Still in Hospital, Cancels 2nd Show Hoax Bomb Raises Anxiety in Boston Boston Bombing Survivors One Year Later Raw: Royal Couple Visits Australia Mountains Ex-California City Leader Gets 12 Year Sentence
NDN Video
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity