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Population declines in Marion and most surrounding counties between 2017 and 2018 Census estimates

Population declines in Marion and most surrounding counties between 2017 and 2018 Census estimates

The population continued to decline in Marion and most other area counties in the past year. The U.S. Census Bureau 2018 population estimate for Marion County shows another 201 residents have left the county, dropping the population to 37,620.  The loss represents half of one percent of the county’s population.   Marion County has lost 1,817…Read More »

South Central Regional Planning Commission to get $70,000 grant to help create jobs 

South Central Regional Planning Commission to get $70,000 grant to help create jobs 

U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin have announced $70,000 in federal funding to help the South Central Illinois Regional Planning Commission. The funding will be used to establish an economic development planning framework that supports private capital investment and job creation in the Marion, Clay, Effingham, Fayette and Jasper Counties. Duckworth says by providing…Read More »

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Martin Improves To 8-0 For QU

Martin Improves To 8-0 For QU

Salem grad and Quincy University lefty Riley Martin improved to 8-0 with a win over Bellarmine yesterday 5-2.  Martin worked 7 innings allowing 5 hits and no runs with 7 strikeouts.  On the year, Martin has tossed 62.2 innings and allowed 53 hits, 16 earned runs and has 58 strikeouts to only 28 walks with…

Travel Schedule For Saturday

Travel Schedule For Saturday

On the travel schedule for this weekend. The Salem 13u are in action today at Nashville for a doubleheader starting at 11. The Salem 12u is at Farina for a 1pm game against SC. The Salem 8u is in Marion this morning starting at 11.

Rainy Friday Puts Sports Schedule In Jeopardy

Rainy Friday Puts Sports Schedule In Jeopardy

Another rainy day on tap today with the area sports schedule iffy heading into today.  We will update the FYI section at WJBDradio.com throughout the day with any cancellations. The Salem Wildcats added a game to their baseball schedule as they are scheduled now to host the Odin Eagles to SCHS Field at 4:30.  Salem…

 
 
 
 

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