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Danville man indicated for September 2018 armed robbery of People’s National Bank in Centralia   

Danville man indicated for September 2018 armed robbery of People’s National Bank in Centralia   

A 21-year-old Danville man has been indicted for the September 2018 armed robbery of the People’s National Bank facility at 400 East Broadway in Centralia. The indictment charges Aaron Moss and an unnamed person of robbing the bank using a Glock .40 model 27 firearm.  No one else is named in the two-count indictment returned…Read More »

Bond set at $50,000 for Salem woman charged with aggravated battery to correctional officer

Bond set at $50,000 for Salem woman charged with aggravated battery to correctional officer

A 22-year-old Salem woman had bond set at $50,000 in Marion County Court Wednesday after being formally charged with domestic battery and aggravated battery to a correctional officer following separate incidents Tuesday night. Salem Police initially took Brittnay Finley of East Olive to jail for domestic battery after she allegedly struck her boyfriend in the…Read More »

No decision on two liquor license requests in Centralia

No decision on two liquor license requests in Centralia

Centralia Mayor Herb Williams delayed a vote on two new liquor licenses until the next city council meeting when the entire council can be present. Former Mayor Tom Ashby spoke against issuing any more liquor licenses saying the city didn’t need to be a city of gaming. He noted he had rejected numerous applications for…Read More »

Centralia BPW names its Woman and Boss of the Year

Centralia BPW names its Woman and Boss of the Year

The Centralia Business and Professional Women’s Club has named its 2019 Woman and Boss of the Year. The Woman of the Year is Sally Tiemann and the Boss of the Year is Larry Hoelscher. Tiemann worked in banking before her retirement and has been active in many BPW and community activities. Hoelscher is the manager…Read More »

Centralia Police Chief honored on his retirement

Centralia Police Chief honored on his retirement

Mayor Herb Williams reads from a plaque honoring Centralia Police Chief Brian Atchison on his retirement at Tuesday night’s city council meeting.  Photo by Bruce Kropp. Centralia Police Chief Brian Atchison was honored by the Centralia City Council Tuesday night for 30 years of service to the police department, the last three as chief. Atchison…Read More »

Local Sports

EI Volleyball Tournament Starts Monday, CHBC The Top Seed

The regular season in the Egyptian Illini Conference is over, now the post season tournament gets started on Monday at St Elmo High School. CHBC was the regular season champs followed by 2 seed St Elmo/Brownstown, Patoka was 3rd, Ramsey 4th and Mulberry Grove #5. Games start Monday with CHBC v. Ramsey at 6, CHBC…

Kaskaskia College Sports Association Selling KC Athletic Rally Towels

The Kaskaskia College Sports Association is selling KC Athletic Rally Towels to help support the Blue Angels and Blue Devils. The towels are being sold for $20.00 and will be your admission to all KC athletic events for the entire year.  Just bring the towel to the gate and you can get in free all…

Wildcats Soccer Season Ends To Tribe At Breese

Wildcats Soccer Season Ends To Tribe At Breese

Salem’s soccer season came to an end at the Mater Dei Regional Semifinal with a 3-2 loss to Carlyle.  The Tribe will advance to take on the host Knights in the title game after their win over Wesclin.  Salem got 2 goals from Carter Wilson on assists from Caden Harris and Eli Davis.  It was…