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Bond set at $750,000 for Centralia man who had house raided for drugs and guns  

Bond set at $750,000 for Centralia man who had house raided for drugs and guns  

A 25-year-old Centralia man had bond set at $750,000 after being formally charged in Marion County Court with ten drug and weapons charges. Montia Ewing of the 400 block of South Perrine was taken into custody early Wednesday morning after two flash bombs were exploded and more than 30 officers from Centralia Police and several…Read More »

Odin man formally charged with Salem Little League damage  

Odin man formally charged with Salem Little League damage  

Bond was set at $5,000 for a 32-year-old Odin man formally charged in Marion County Court Friday for extensive damage to two of the fields at the Salem Little League complex on South College Street. Dustin Groff of Alma Hatchery Road is accused of felony criminal damage to property between $500 and $10,000.   He’s accused…Read More »

May Fete Court announced at Centralia High School  

May Fete Court announced at Centralia High School  

The 2020 Centralia May Fete Court.  Photo by Pat Hodges. The Centralia High School May Fete King will be Tyree Westbrook and the Queen will be Quincy Morgan. The student election results were announced Thursday afternoon.   The theme of this year’s May Fete is ‘Solid Gold’.   It will be held Thursday and Friday nights, May…Read More »

Assistant Principal being added at Hawthorn Grade School

Assistant Principal being added at Hawthorn Grade School

An assistant principal’s position has been added at Hawthorn Grade School for the coming school year. The Salem Grade School Board appointed current Franklin Park Middle School Principal Melanie Becker to the new position. Salem Grade School Superintendent Dr. Leslie Foppe says the position is needed for several reasons, including a jump in enrollment in…Read More »

Local Sports

Orphans Fall To Carbondale, Salem Resumes 2nd Half With Tribe Today

Orphans Fall To Carbondale, Salem Resumes 2nd Half With Tribe Today

The Salem Wildcats had their game with Breese postponed last night due to the weather forecast.  Salem will be back in action today when they complete the 2nd half of their game with Carlyle.  Game time will resume at 1pm just beginning the 2nd half with Salem leading 22-10. Centralia v Carbondale Last night, Centralia…

Salem Opens Up Highland Tournament Today, Pink Out Announced

Salem Opens Up Highland Tournament Today, Pink Out Announced

The Salem Lady Cats open up the Scott Credit Union Highland Girls Basketball Tournament today when they take on Belleville West at 1pm.  The day at Highland starts at 10am with Civic Memorial and Althoff followed by Collinsville and Breese Central at 11:30.  Following Salem and West today will be TTown and Triad at 2:30. …

Wildcat Bowlers Roll At Mt Vernon Regional Today

Wildcat Bowlers Roll At Mt Vernon Regional Today

The Salem Wildcats open up their bowling regional today at Nu Bowl Lanes in Mt Vernon.  Salem will join Mater Dei, Centralia, Mt Vernon, Wesclin and Vandalia along with Edwardsville, Highland, Metro East Lutheran, Lebanon, Newton and Triad.  The qualifiers will advance to the Collinsville Sectional next Saturday. Also competing today at Herrin Bowl its…