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UPDATE: New Year’s Eve fire in Mattoon, IL. (video) –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On January 1, 2016


UDATED with about 15 minutes worth of video from Disclosure News Magazine’s Google+ page
Or you can see all 15 videos of the fire at the YouTube page of “Walleys World” (click here).

The old Standafer Construction building block south of 19th and Charleston (middle of block) is engulfed in flames this evening with firefighters on the scene.
Short video below from the facebook page of Jim Scott, hopefully more on the way.
If you are reading this New Year’s Eve, you can listen to the radio broadcast live here.




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  • Chris M. Gaines
    Posted at 07:57h, 02 January Reply

    ECWd Comment:Chris, We deleted the content of this post and will not post anything related to any hearsay that some people might be saying some things about some business who might possibly want to ……..

    I think you get what we are saying.

    If you have any proof of any of what you wanted posted, provide it and we will re-evaluate our position.


    • Chris M. Gaines
      Posted at 10:30h, 02 January Reply

      I understand that, obviously… but, I thought you would maybe investigate these allegations (hearsay) made by some people in our community locally. Consider it a “tip” at this point, until it can be verified.

      I assume the Mattoon Fire Department or an official fire investigation by the appropriate agencies will take place in this case. If I can provide any evidence, I will publicly disclose that not only to you, but also to the appropriate agencies involved. Thanks for the consideration though. Have a nice day.

  • former Paris resident
    Posted at 19:01h, 02 January Reply

    I know Standerfer and worked for him for years … I am not sure of what people are saying but if it was anything but an accident it would shock the hell out of me … Standerfer was one of the most honest construction employers I worked for in 30 years , only working for 2 , and the other was from Paris …

    • Chris M. Gaines
      Posted at 21:41h, 02 January Reply

      The allegations are not about him. They are about another nearby business. Hopefully, it’s just “hearsay”…but obviously it should be investigated appropriately.

  • former Paris resident
    Posted at 17:19h, 03 January Reply

    Thanks Chris , glad to know that …

    • Chris M. Gaines
      Posted at 05:41h, 04 January Reply

      Your welcome. I actually worked for him too, it was during my senior year at MHS in ‘ 84 digging foundations for him. My building trades teacher at MHS got me the job. He seemed like a good guy like you say. Have a nice day.

  • Very Interesting
    Posted at 13:18h, 04 January Reply

    It is good to see the Watchdogs properly vetting the “information” that they receive on this website. Heresay and slander will ruin their credibility.

    • Chris M. Gaines
      Posted at 15:57h, 04 January Reply

      Libel definition. Libel is a method of defamation expressed by PRINT, writing, pictures, signs, effigies, or any communication embodied in physical form that is injurious to a person’s reputation, exposes a person to public hatred, contempt or ridicule, or injures a person in his/her business or profession.

      Slander definition: the action or crime of making a false SPOKEN statement damaging to a person’s reputation.

      Hearsay definition: information received from other people that one cannot adequately substantiate; rumor.

      Just to be clear on the definitions of these words used. Writing it is libel, speaking it is slander. HeArsay is rumor. Consider this please… Some rumors are proven to be true. Some remain a mystery unless investigated by asking questions. Have a nice day.

  • Very Interesting
    Posted at 11:30h, 05 January Reply

    Thank you for clarifying the definition of the legal terms for unsubstantiated lies and rumors. Consider this please, just because an Untruthful statement is believed to be true in the mind of somebody that cannot discern between the truth and fiction, it still is not true.

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