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Wamac Mobile Home Destroyed by Suspicious Fire 

Wamac Mobile Home Destroyed by Suspicious Fire 

A Wamac mobile home was destroyed in a third fire to hit the home in the past several years. Centralia Fire Protection District Chief Greg Earle says the home at 122 James is owned by Tim Gibson. Occupants were in the process of moving items out of the home and no one was at the…Read More »

Police Beat for Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

Police Beat for Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

A 36-year-old Centralia woman has been arrested by Centralia Police for possession of methamphetamine and hypodermic syringes. Police found the items when allegedly looking through the purse belonging to Tina Lee of South Sycamore Street during questioning on another incident. A 31-year-old Centralia woman has been arrested for theft and on an outstanding Kentucky warrant.…Read More »

Southern Illinois’ Du Quoin State Fair sees attendance drop

Southern Illinois’ Du Quoin State Fair sees attendance drop

DU QUOIN, Ill. (AP) – Officials say attendance at the 2018 Du Quoin State Fair in southern Illinois dropped by 8 percent from last year. Organizers say the 11-day fair attracted about 100,800 before it wrapped up on Labor Day. The attendance decline was about the same as last month’s Illinois State Fair in Springfield…Read More »

Bill barring employers asking applicants’ pay history vetoed

Bill barring employers asking applicants’ pay history vetoed

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed an amendatory veto of a bill that imposes a prohibition on employers asking applicants their salary history. The bill is aimed at eliminating the pay gap between male and female employees. In his veto message Friday, Rauner noted House Bill 4163 “substantially resembles” the bill he…Read More »

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Harness 4 Touchdowns Leads Salem Over Wesclin

Harness 4 Touchdowns Leads Salem Over Wesclin

JIM FINKS FIELD – The Salem Wildcats got a 34 yard touchdown from Rylan Quinn to Jacob Harness with 2:16 remaining that gave Salem a 28-25 lead and they would hold on to beat Wesclin by the same score.  Harness was the starting tailback for injured Cole Graham and he did not disappoint rushing for…

SC Beats Neoga Behind Logan Lotz

SC Beats Neoga Behind Logan Lotz

NEOGA – The SC Cougars are 10-6 after their 12-1 win over Neoga behind a complete game win from Logan Lotz who struck out 10 and allowed 0 earned runs and 2 this.  Lotz also had an RBI along with Hunter Brandt and Aaron Patton.  Andrew Lybarger drove in 3 runs, Haydon VanScyoc added 2…

KC Wins Two In Opening Day Of St Louis CC Tournament

KC Wins Two In Opening Day Of St Louis CC Tournament

ST LOUIS – The KC Blue Angels won both games to open up the St Louis Community College Tournament beating the hosts in 3 sets (25-18, 25-22, 25-19) and then beating East Central in 4 (25-27, 25-23, 25-22, 28-26).  KC returns to action today at 9 and 1 with a 12-4 overall record.

 
 

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