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Beckemeyer woman gets five year prison term for allegedly running over 2-year-old son 

Beckemeyer woman gets five year prison term for allegedly running over 2-year-old son 

A 38-year-old Beckemeyer woman was sentenced to five years in prison in Clinton County Court for aggravated DUI involving an accidental death. Nicole Voss was charged with running over two-year-old Jenson Voss in August of 2017 in the driveway of a home in Keyesport.   The charge maintained she had meth in her system at the…Read More »

7 school districts get grants to prepare, retain teachers

7 school districts get grants to prepare, retain teachers

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Seven Illinois school districts have received state grants to promote teacher preparation and retention. The Illinois State Board of Education announced Educator Effectiveness grants totaling $1 million on Tuesday. Four districts will receive grants encouraging leadership roles for new teachers to promote retention. Bunker Hill School District 8 and Altamont District 10 will…Read More »

Marion County property tax bills in the mail

Marion County property tax bills in the mail

Marion County Treasurer Gary Purcell has announced the 2019 real estate tax bills are in the mail. The total of the bills this year is up nearly $1-million dollars over last year. This year’s bills total $39,342,038 compared to $38,375,639 last year. While the amount of taxes to be collected is up, the actual number…Read More »

Police Beat for Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Police Beat for Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

A 32-year-old Centralia man has been arrested for aggravated battery after allegedly beating up another Centralia man in the 600 block of West Noleman in Centralia Tuesday morning. Centralia Police say Jacob Williamson of Park Forest Drive was taken to the Clinton County Jail at Carlyle. The victim was taken to SSM Health St. Mary’s…Read More »

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Post 128 Seniors & 543 Mudcats Earn Wins

Post 128 Seniors & 543 Mudcats Earn Wins

The Salem Post 128 Senior Legion improved to 4-3 with a 3-2 win in the bottom of the 9th on a walk off base hit by Trevor Cummins scoring Noah Beasley.  Salem got hits by Jacob Robbins and Jacob Hammer, 2 hits by Lane Bond and Cummins.  Bond was the winning pitcher working 7.1 allowing…

Hunter Law & Salem Tire Earn Junior League Wins

Hunter Law & Salem Tire Earn Junior League Wins

In Junior League play, Hunter Law beat Wayne Steavens Construction 8-2.  Grant Purcell doubled as part of his 3 hit day, he added 2 runs and a RBI, Brady Thompson drove in a pair with RBI from Colton Shoemaker, Josh Powless and Donovan Garren.  Eli Whitworth had 2 hits and scored twice and Haden Irvin…