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Centralia man pleads guilty to federal drug charges 

Centralia man pleads guilty to federal drug charges 

A 45-year-old Centralia man has pleaded guilty to an indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute controlled substances and distribution of meth, and possession with intent to distribute meth. U.S. Attorney Steven Weinhoeft says Danny Lee DeShane will be sentenced on March 31st. He faces up to 20 years…Read More »

Centralia Police name co-officers of the year and present special award

Centralia Police name co-officers of the year and present special award

Centralia Police Chief Greg Dodson is surprised by being named Co-Officer of the Year by Sargeant Steve Whritenour (right) after awarding the annual award to Lieutenant Jamie James (left).    Centralia’s recently appointed Police Chief Greg Dodson and Lieutenant Jamie James were honored Thursday night as the department’s co-officers of the year. This is the…Read More »

Police Beat for Friday, December 13th, 2019

Police Beat for Friday, December 13th, 2019

Two people were arrested by Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies for bond violations in felony cases. 36-year-old Adam Phillips of West Warmouth in Salem and 34-year-old Scott Miller of Public Street in Alma were both taken to the Marion County Jail. Three others remain in custody on outstanding warrants. 57-year-old Faith Moon of South Franklin in…Read More »

Lifestar Ambulance Service Home For the Holidays

Lifestar Ambulance Service Home For the Holidays

Lifestar Ambulance Service has announced that they are again this year participating in their annual “Home for the Holidays” in The Greater Centralia Area.  This is a program that is done yearly at Christmas.  Lifestar Ambulance will transport people from Skilled Care Facilities and other persons that are disabled, bed-ridden, or wheelchair-bound to their relative’s…Read More »

Vandalia Man Sentenced For Drug and Gun Offenses

Vandalia Man Sentenced For Drug and Gun Offenses

A 26-year-old Vandalia man was sentenced in Federal court on a pair of charges. Wade Garrett McWhorter was sentenced to 64 months imprisonment for distributing methamphetamine and being a felon in possession of a firearm.  McWhorter pled guilty in August of this year to being a felon possessing and selling three firearms, one of which…Read More »

Local Sports

Oil Belt Conference Boys Basketball Tournament, All Conference Baseball Announced

Oil Belt Conference Boys Basketball Tournament, All Conference Baseball Announced

The Oil Belt Conference Boys Basketball Tournament concluded on Thursday night at Iuka. In the Consolation Championship Game, Willow Grove defeated Selmaville 66-53. Iuka edged Odin 38-35 in the 3rd Place game. And Central City defeated Raccoon 53-32 for the Championship. In the Cheerleading Tournament, the following teams placed: Willow Grove – 3rd Place Selmaville – 2nd Place…

Lady Cats Improve To 3-1 In Cahokia With Win Over Wesclin

Lady Cats Improve To 3-1 In Cahokia With Win Over Wesclin

(Photo by Greg Maxey) The Salem Lady Wildcats improved to 3-1 in the Cahokia Conference and 4-4 overall after last night’s 60-37 win over visiting Wesclin.  Lacey Jones had 16 of her game-high 20 points in the first half as Salem was building a 34-13 lead.  Chloe Harness added 13 and Ellie Bunnell 9 as…

Wildcats Head To Open Cahokia Conference Tonight In Breese On WJBD

Wildcats Head To Open Cahokia Conference Tonight In Breese On WJBD

(Photo by Greg Maxey) The Salem Wildcats open up the Cahokia Conference tonight when they travel to Breese Central to take on the Cougars.  Salem is 4-3 overall coming off a loss their last time out at home against Mascoutah.  Game time around 7:45 on 100.1 FM and WJBDradio.com. Also tonight, South Central travels to…