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Salem Police name Sgt. Kyle Ambuehl officer of the year and Juana Gilbert as Communications Officer of the Year 

Salem Police name Sgt. Kyle Ambuehl officer of the year and Juana Gilbert as Communications Officer of the Year 

Salem Police Chief Sean Reynolds (left) holding 2019 Telecommunications Officer of the Year plaque awarded to Juana Gilbert who was not present, Sergeant Kyle Ambuel who was named Officer of the Year (center) and Deputy Chief of Police Susan Miller. The 2019 Salem Police Officer of the Year is Sergeant Kyle Ambuehl and the Communications…Read More »

Salem Firemen help rescue horse from mud

Salem Firemen help rescue horse from mud

The Salem Fire Protection District was called to a barn on West Main Street Sunday morning to a horse in distress. The horse had fallen and could not get up in an extremely muddy area. Firemen placed straps under the horse to lift it up long enough to place a tarp underneath it. The horse…Read More »

Fire destroys mobile home in Sandoval

Fire destroys mobile home in Sandoval

Sandoval firemen with mutual aid assistance from Odin battle a mobile home fire at 3556 Old U.S. 51 in Sandoval early Sunday night.   A mobile home has been destroyed by fire in Sandoval. The fire was at the Michelle Ricketts and Deva Essington home at lot 36 of the mobile home park at 3556 Old…Read More »

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Wildcats Prepare For Terriers Wednesday At SIT Opener

Wildcats Prepare For Terriers Wednesday At SIT Opener

The Salem Wildcats prepare this week to open up the 69th Salem Invitational Tournament on Wednesday coming off a win Saturday over Carlyle.  Salem won 53-32 behind 15 from Haddon Lybarger, Laten Wayer added 11 and Trent Boles 10.  The Cats will open up in the 2nd game of the opening night with red-hot Carbondale…

Lady Cats Back At Highland Tournament Tonight, SC Opens NTC Tournament

Lady Cats Back At Highland Tournament Tonight, SC Opens NTC Tournament

The Salem Lady Cats return to the Highland Tournament today in the Consolation Quarterfinals after a 61-34 loss to Belleville West on Saturday.  Salem will play Triad at 5:30 on WJBD after the Lady Knights fell to TTown 55-18.  Also tonight Althoff and Central open the day at 4pm in the loser’s bracket after Althoff…

Wildcat Bowlers Win Regional….Lucas Top Individual

Wildcat Bowlers Win Regional….Lucas Top Individual

The Salem Wildcats bowlers are headed to the Collinsville Sectional after winning the Mt Vernon Regional at Nu Bowl Lanes on Saturday.  Salem advanced along with Mt Vernon, Centralia and Traid.  Brighton Lucas was the individual winner shooting 1278 with Charlie Hunter 1213, Codie Clark 1169 and Gavin Winkler 1132. Also for Salem, Stan Bailey…