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Dix Man Injured in Saturday Night Motorcycle Crash   

Dix Man Injured in Saturday Night Motorcycle Crash   

A 58-year-old Dix man was injured in a motorcycle crash on Violet Road near the Route 37 intersection north of Mt. Vernon on Saturday night. State Police say James Patton was traveling westbound on Violet Road when he lost control in the loose gravel and overturned.  He was ejected from the cycle. Patton was transported…Read More »

Police Beat for Sunday, October 21st, 2018

Police Beat for Sunday, October 21st, 2018

A 25-year-old Centralia woman has been arrested by Centralia Police for aggravated battery, leaving the scene of an accident and driving an uninsured vehicle.  Freda Duberstine of Sanders Street was allegedly involved in an accident at the Casey’s East Store on October 19th.  No other details are yet available. Salem Police arrested two wanted on…Read More »

Iuka Home Sustains Minor Damage in Friday Evening Fire   

Iuka Home Sustains Minor Damage in Friday Evening Fire   

An electrical problem is blamed for causing a minor fire in the rear wall of the Jeff Ramsier home on Middleton Street in Iuka early Friday night. Iuka Fire Chief Kenny Eagan says the Ramsier’s were home when they saw the lights flicker and heard a noise.  They later discovered smoke coming out of the…Read More »

Alma Woman Hurt in One Vehicle Crash    

Alma Woman Hurt in One Vehicle Crash    

A 35-year-old Alma woman was injured Saturday in a single vehicle crash blamed on a deer. Preliminary information from the Marion County Sheriff’s Department indicates Kelly Burdine was traveling on the Possum Trot Road west of Alma when she swerved to miss a deer and left the road on a curve.  Her van rolled over…Read More »

Police Beat for Saturday, October 20th, 2018

Police Beat for Saturday, October 20th, 2018

A 21-year-old Salem man was arrested at the Marion County Probation Office on Friday for a probation violation.  Alexander Brown of Maplewood Avenue was taken to the Marion County Jail where he remained on Saturday. 30-year-old Adam Wright of Rockford remained in custody after being arrested by Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies on an outstanding Winnebago…Read More »

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Salem to play Paris in first round of football playoffs

Salem to play Paris in first round of football playoffs

The Salem Wildcats received the 15th seed in the 4a playoffs and will head to the 2nd seeded unbeaten Paris Tigers for a Saturday kickoff at 2 pm.  Salem and Paris were in the Apollo together starting in 2003 when the Tigers were Salem’s first conference opponent.  The winner will play either Effingham or Mater…

Playoffs?  Yup, Playoffs!

Playoffs?  Yup, Playoffs!

The Salem Wildcats are playoff bound as they knocked off visiting Massac County 42-8 on Senior Night to improve to 6-3 and now will wait to see where they will play next Friday night. Salem got off to a great start scoring 3 times in the opening quarter with a pair of touchdowns from Jake…

Wildcats Cross Country Run At Taylorville Regionals Today

Wildcats Cross Country Run At Taylorville Regionals Today

The prep cross country regionals will be run today.  In 2a regionals, Salem will run at Taylorville along with Centralia.  The qualifiers will advance to the MacArthur Sectional next weekend.  At Triad, Mater Dei runs with Columbia, Herrin, Mt Vernon.  Olney will run at Danville. In 1a at Robinson Flora will compete along with North…

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