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Effingham Man Being Held in Connection with Farina Bank Robbery

Effingham Man Being Held in Connection with Farina Bank Robbery

A 61-year-old Effingham man is in custody at the Fayette County Jail at Vandalia in connection with the armed robbery of the Midland States Bank in Farina on Friday afternoon. FBI Spokesman Brad Ware called Kenneth W. Rose a person of interest.  He was expected to be taken into federal custody on Monday. FBI Spokesman…Read More »

Two Arrested on Gun Charges by Centralia Police 

Two Arrested on Gun Charges by Centralia Police 

Denzel McChristian and Isaac Phelps Centralia Police arrested two Centralia men on gun charges in connection with different incidents on Sunday. 25-year-old Denzel McChristian of North Maple in Centralia was arrested for unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, possession of a firearm without a valid FOID card and driving on a suspended license. …Read More »

Salem City Council Monday Night to Discuss Placement of School Resource Officer and Approval of Enterprise Zone     

Salem City Council Monday Night to Discuss Placement of School Resource Officer and Approval of Enterprise Zone     

The Salem City Council has a full agenda Monday night as they consider placement of school resource officers and approval of the Enterprise Zone among other issues. City Manager Bill Gruen says the approval of an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Salem Grade and High School Districts is ready for final action if the city council…Read More »

Local Sports

Salem Lady Wildcat Bowlers Win Herrin Invitational   

Salem Lady Wildcat Bowlers Win Herrin Invitational   

The Salem Lady Wildcat Bowler won the Herrin Invitational on Saturday. Kayla Smith led the ‘Cats with 1,170 pins and was fifth individually in the tournament.   Maliyah Hamilton finished second for Salem with 1,103 pinfalls and Jenna Cole third with 1,092 pinfalls. The Lady Cats have won their last two tournaments.

Kaskaskia College Blue Angels Fall to Olney, 75-32

Kaskaskia College Blue Angels Fall to Olney, 75-32

The Kaskaskia College Blue Angels fell to Olney, 75-32, on Saturday. The Blue Angels were led by Sasha Makanda, who had eight points. The loss drops the Blue Angels to 0-5 in conference and 2-9 overall. The next game is Monday, January 7th, at home against the Lindenwood University JV.  Tip-off is at 5:30 pm.