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Centralia High School Crowns Homecoming King and Queen 

Centralia High School Crowns Homecoming King and Queen 

The Centralia High School Homecoming King and Queen are Felipe Caimi and Ajia Curry. They were crowned during the Homecoming dance at Centralia High School Saturday night that was attended by more than 600. Attendants in the Homecoming Court were Freshman Leslie Enriquez and Brock Millburn, Sophomores Jazmyne Meyers and Mason Blakemore, Juniors Macie Hargis…Read More »

Police Beat for Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Police Beat for Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

A 37-year-old Centralia man has been arrested for possession of a stolen firearm and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. Bobby Everett of North Sycamore was taken into custody following a traffic stop by Centralia Police. State Police arrested a driver and passenger in a car following a Saturday traffic stop. The driver, 55-year-old Timothy…Read More »

Illinois judiciary celebrates bicentennial with gala

Illinois judiciary celebrates bicentennial with gala

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Lawyer and best-selling author Scott Turow will be the keynote speaker at a bicentennial celebration of the Illinois judiciary. The Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission is sponsoring a gala Oct. 9 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. That day is the 200th anniversary of the Illinois General Assembly’s appointment of the…Read More »

Wamac Mobile Home Destroyed by Suspicious Fire 

Wamac Mobile Home Destroyed by Suspicious Fire 

A Wamac mobile home was destroyed in a third fire to hit the home in the past several years. Centralia Fire Protection District Chief Greg Earle says the home at 122 James is owned by Tim Gibson. Occupants were in the process of moving items out of the home and no one was at the…Read More »

Local Sports

Harness 4 Touchdowns Leads Salem Over Wesclin

Harness 4 Touchdowns Leads Salem Over Wesclin

JIM FINKS FIELD – The Salem Wildcats got a 34 yard touchdown from Rylan Quinn to Jacob Harness with 2:16 remaining that gave Salem a 28-25 lead and they would hold on to beat Wesclin by the same score.  Harness was the starting tailback for injured Cole Graham and he did not disappoint rushing for…

SC Beats Neoga Behind Logan Lotz

SC Beats Neoga Behind Logan Lotz

NEOGA – The SC Cougars are 10-6 after their 12-1 win over Neoga behind a complete game win from Logan Lotz who struck out 10 and allowed 0 earned runs and 2 this.  Lotz also had an RBI along with Hunter Brandt and Aaron Patton.  Andrew Lybarger drove in 3 runs, Haydon VanScyoc added 2…

KC Wins Two In Opening Day Of St Louis CC Tournament

KC Wins Two In Opening Day Of St Louis CC Tournament

ST LOUIS – The KC Blue Angels won both games to open up the St Louis Community College Tournament beating the hosts in 3 sets (25-18, 25-22, 25-19) and then beating East Central in 4 (25-27, 25-23, 25-22, 28-26).  KC returns to action today at 9 and 1 with a 12-4 overall record.