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Defense: Chinese scholar’s killer offered to locate body

Defense: Chinese scholar’s killer offered to locate body

By MICHAEL TARM AP Legal Affairs Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Lawyers for a former University of Illinois doctoral student who faces a possible death sentence for kidnapping and killing a visiting scholar from China say their client offered after his arrest to plead guilty and divulge where her remains were in exchange for a life…Read More »

Kinmundy man killed in car-train crash northeast of Salem    

Kinmundy man killed in car-train crash northeast of Salem    

State Police say a 47-year-old Kinmundy man was killed in a train-car collision on the Currie Road just south of the Brubaker Road northeast of Salem Wednesday morning. Preliminary investigation indicates Chad Hawkey was traveling on the Currie Road northbound from Basom Road when he pulled onto the railroad tracks and was struck by a…Read More »

SSM Health at Home earns Patient Satisfaction Award

SSM Health at Home earns Patient Satisfaction Award

SSM Health at Home has earned a 2018 Strategic Healthcare Programs Superior Performer award for achieving an overall patient satisfaction score that ranked in the top 20-percent of all eligible SHP clients in 2018. The annual  SHPBest™ award program was created to acknowledge home health agencies that consistently provide high-quality service to their patients. The 2018…Read More »

Marion County Fair Queen and Junior Miss Candidates Announced

Marion County Fair Queen and Junior Miss Candidates Announced

There will be nine candidates seeking the title of Miss Marion County Fair Queen. Those vying for the title at the Marion County Fair Queen Pageant are Cady Williams of Sandoval, Chloe Pruden of Kinmundy, Kaitlyn Wilkins of Iuka, Jenna Cobb of Patoka, Ryley Hammond of Salem, Grace Beavin of Salem, Sydney Ford of Salem,…Read More »

Korean War Veteran named Grand Marshal of Centralia 4th of July Parade

Korean War Veteran named Grand Marshal of Centralia 4th of July Parade

(Photo:  Mayor Williams and City of Centralia councilmen congratulate Gerald Chappell as Grand Marshal of the City of Centralia’s Veterans Affairs Committee’s 4th of July parade.  Left to right back row: Councilmenn Spanky Smith and Howard Jones, Mayor Herb Williams, Councilmen Andre Marshall and David Sauer, front row with Ann Chappell, Grand Marshal Gerald Chappell, and…Read More »

Local Sports

Soccer Camps to Be Held At Kaskaskia College July 29 & 30

The Kaskaskia College Blue Angel Soccer Program will host two coed soccer camps on July 29 & 30 for area youth. A camp for students in Kindergarten through fourth grades will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Another coed camp for students in fifth through eighth grades will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.…

Salem Earns Pair Of High School Softball Wins

Salem Earns Pair Of High School Softball Wins

In prep softball summer league action, Salem played two close games yesterday.  Kylie Cummins earned the win in a 9-8 victory over Anna Jonesboro.  She struckout 8 and also had an RBI single.  Gracie Smith tripled, Lexie Herrington was 3-3 with an RBI, Ally Roberts added 3 hits and drove in a run, Bella Timmerman-Miller…

Reds Overcome Early Deficit To Win Game 1 Of City Series

Reds Overcome Early Deficit To Win Game 1 Of City Series

The Rotary Reds won the opening game of the 2019 Salem City Series coming back from a 6-2 deficit in the 3rd inning to win 9-8.  Caleb Purintun drove in Avery Gullion and Payton Gullion with a double down the first base line in the bottom of the fifth to give Rotary their lone lead…