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Blandinsville Village President Dies

Blandinsville, IL – Blandinsville's village president is being remembered as someone who always kept active. Fred Hofmeister, 66, was pronounced dead Monday night at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. He had been flown there after complaining of chest pains. McDonough County Sheriff Mike Johnson considered Hofmeister a close personal friend. Johnson says Hofmeister was an avid golfer who kept his yard in great shape. Johnson says Hofmeister's death is a tragic loss for the village. Hofmeister had served as Blandinsville's village president since 1997.