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Centralia man injured in single-vehicle crash on Walnut Hill Road   

Centralia man injured in single-vehicle crash on Walnut Hill Road   

A 23-year-old Centralia man was injured in a single-vehicle crash on the Walnut Hill Road southeast of Centralia that was blamed on a mechanical problem. Terry Hast of Janet Drive was driving westbound in the 100 block of Walnut Hill Road when something broke in the front end of his pickup truck causing him to…Read More »

Grass fire blamed for melting siding on rural Dix home 

Grass fire blamed for melting siding on rural Dix home 

A grass fire that spread out of control is blamed for melting an area if siding on a home in rural Dix Saturday afternoon. Kell Fire Chief Lonnie McDaneld says the fire at the Tiffney Sponeller property at 23,732 Lopez Lane in Dix started from a trash fire that spread into a grassy area and…Read More »

Pickup truck burns in fire along I-57 near Route 161 exit  

Pickup truck burns in fire along I-57 near Route 161 exit  

A Farina man escaped injury when his pickup truck sustained a mechanical problem under the cab and caught fire Saturday night. Kell Fire Chief Lonnie McDaneld says David Matheny was traveling northbound on I-57 at mile marker 108 and a half when the fire started.  He was able to pull off the highway where the…Read More »

Police Beat for Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

Police Beat for Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

Salem Police have arrested a 23-year-old Salem woman for battery.  Rachel Howard of East Senneff was taken into custody Saturday night following a fight with another woman on the street in the 1200 block of North Jackson.   She was taken to the Marion County Jail. 24-year-old Trevor Langford of  Norton Lane in Odin was arrested…Read More »

Door bell camera + smart phone in Iraq = arrest near Chicago

Door bell camera + smart phone in Iraq = arrest near Chicago

PARK RIDGE, Ill. (AP) — Police in the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge say they’ve arrested suspected burglars after a man identifying himself as a soldier in Iraq called them to say he’d just seen on the smartphone he’d hooked up to a doorbell camera two men leave his garage with his power tools. Police…Read More »

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Wildcats Limp Into Post Season Losing 2 Straight

Wildcats Limp Into Post Season Losing 2 Straight

Whatever good feeling Salem’s 4-game winning streak provided, the Cats had that squashed last night dropping their 2nd straight, falling at Carlyle 50-41.  The Cats couldn’t score in the first half and trailed 25-16 at the break.  Haddon Lybarger had 17 to lead Salem.  Carsen Beer had 15 to lead Carlyle with Hayden Hoffman adding…

Odin’s Finckbone Goes Over 1000 In Win Over Grayville

Odin’s Finckbone Goes Over 1000 In Win Over Grayville

(By Sam Snodsmith) Odin’s Ethan Finckbone scored 34 points on senior night and went over 1000 point mark in his career as the Eagles beat Grayville 76-54.  Finckbone joins current Eagle Lucas Schaffer in the 1000 point club.  Schaffer is on pace to finish as Odin’s 3rd All Time Leading Scorer.  Their all-time scoring champ,…

Mater Dei Wraps Up Perfect Home Season With Win Over Granite City

Mater Dei Wraps Up Perfect Home Season With Win Over Granite City

(By Bruce Hixon) Breese Mater Dei Knights cap off the regular season with a 55-45 victory over Granite City Friday. Knights went undefeated at home this season. Granite City led 13-10 late in the first period before they got a buckets by Caleb Zurliene and Jacob Schadegg to take the lead for good. Schadegg had…

 
 

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