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Centralia City Council finds Mayor-Elect Kuder fails to meet the residency requirement 

Centralia City Council finds Mayor-Elect Kuder fails to meet the residency requirement 

One of the two attorneys for Centralia Mayor Elect Bryan Kuder, Lane Harvey, argues his case to the city council before a capacity crowd at a nearly two-hour long meeting Tuesday night.  Photo by Bruce Kropp.   The Centralia City Council has found Mayor Elect Bryan Kuder has failed to meet the residency requirement and…Read More »

Walgreens to hike minimum age for store tobacco sales

Walgreens to hike minimum age for store tobacco sales

By The Associated Press Walgreens has decided to raise its minimum age for tobacco sales several weeks after a top federal official chastised the drugstore chain for violating laws restricting access to cigarettes and other tobacco products. Deerfield, Illinois-based Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. said Tuesday that it will require customers to be at least 21…Read More »

Kaskaskia College Board acts on personnel issues and honors boys basketball team

Kaskaskia College Board acts on personnel issues and honors boys basketball team

The Kaskaskia College Board Monday night approved a number of personnel moves. They include establishing a full-time faculty positions for the College’s new Health Information Technology Degree and Resident/Commercial Electrical Technician Programs. Both programs will begin in the fall. The Health Information Technology Program prepares students to organize health information data for hospitals, clinics, doctor’s…Read More »

Kaskaskia College Board seats new student trustee

Kaskaskia College Board seats new student trustee

The Kaskaskia College Board has seated Justin Huff of Mt. Vernon as student trustee for the coming school year. The board thanked outgoing student trustee Alisse Koisher of Highland for her service. The board also formally accepted the resignation of longtime Trustee Dr. Dee Boswell of Centralia. He has served on the board since 2011…Read More »

Centralia Rotary Club raises $200,000 to light first field at Rotary Park

Centralia Rotary Club raises $200,000 to light first field at Rotary Park

City Manager Dan Ramey, Gary Klingele with Innovative Facilities Solutions, Tom Walsh, Bob Kelsheimer, Ralph Caudill, Patty Hinton, Bryce Foltz, Brian Britton, Becky Ault, Jay Luse, Tina Suarez, Chris Lyons, Tom Kasten, Jack Mays, Crystal Lyons, Sonya Germann, George Hinton, Deb Elling and Russ Goodiel gather to celebrate reaching the $200,000 goal to light one of…Read More »

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Lady Cats Get Above .500 In Cahokia, Will Play SC Friday On Q92

Lady Cats Get Above .500 In Cahokia, Will Play SC Friday On Q92

The Salem Lady Cats improved to 6-10 overall and 4-3 in the Cahokia with a 4-2 win over Carlyle at Tully Park.  Rachael Forehand worked the complete game allowing 6 hits, 2 runs, 1 earned with 3 strikeouts.  Avery Bass tripled as part of her two hit day and drove in 2.  Kyli Cummins had 2…

Lady Cats Honor Seniors With A Quad-Match Win

Lady Cats Honor Seniors With A Quad-Match Win

Salem Track girls compiled 100 points in defeating Mater Dei, Centralia JV and Carlyle on senior night.   (Photo’s by Bruce Hixon) Placing first for the lady Cats were Katie Allen in the pole vault, Maddie Quandt in the 800, Brooke Martin in the 100, Taylor Gillett in the discus, Kaiden Predium in the 200…

 
 

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