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Police Beat for Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Police Beat for Monday, July 23rd, 2018

A 31-year-old Centralia man has been arrested for violation of a no-contact stalking order. Mark Grimes of North Hickory was taken to the Marion County Jail. 22-year-old Jerod Rhodes of East Lyford in Salem was arrested State Conservation Police on an outstanding Marion County felony failure to appear in court warrant for domestic battery. He…Read More »

Balloon Fest Volunteer Meetings Set 

Balloon Fest Volunteer Meetings Set 

Special Shape Balloons Glow at Balloon Fest 2017 Want to volunteer to help during Centralia’s upcoming Balloon Fest? Two meetings have been set for volunteers. The first one is on Monday beginning at 5:30 p.m. The second meeting will be held on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Both meetings will be held at the Chamber office…Read More »

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Post 128 Win Again, Head To Division Semifinal Tonight

Post 128 Win Again, Head To Division Semifinal Tonight

AVISTON – Salem Post 128 is venturing into untraveled waters as they are one of the few, if not the first, Post 128 squad to make the 5th Division Tournament.  Coach Ethan Maxey’s crew sit 2 wins away from a trip to State after knocking off Edwardsville 2-1 in 8 innings yesterday at the Hilltop…

Salem 12u Escapes Elimination, Head To Sectional Championship Today

Salem 12u Escapes Elimination, Head To Sectional Championship Today

PARIS – The Salem 12u won their elimination game at the Paris Sectional yesterday, eliminating the hosts 5-0.  Coen West tossed the complete game 1-hitter striking out 12 and walking nobody.  At the plate, West also had 2 hits and drove in 3 runs.  Noah Nix and Jalen Inlow added RBI.  Gavin Zimmermann had 2…

Salem 11u Headed To State

Salem 11u Headed To State

PITTSFIELD – The Salem 11u advanced to state with a 15-9 win over Champaign West to win the Pike County Sectional.  Lucas Bursott drove in 4 runs with 2 doubles.  Ryan Detering drove in 3, Rhett Detering added 2, Gavin Decker had 2 hits, Heydin Purcell had 3, Ayden Rose and Luke Young drove in…

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