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Both drivers hurt in two-vehicle crash on U.S. 51 south of Sandoval 

Both drivers hurt in two-vehicle crash on U.S. 51 south of Sandoval 

State Police say both drivers were injured in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 51 south of Sandoval Friday afternoon. Preliminary investigative details indicate a 16-year-old Patoka resident was traveling southbound just south of Red Stripe Road when the driver lost control and skidded sideways into the northbound lane.   The juvenile’s car struck a northbound vehicle…Read More »

Shimkus votes YES on border security and spending agreement; agrees border situation is national emergency

Shimkus votes YES on border security and spending agreement; agrees border situation is national emergency

Congressman John Shimkus agrees with President Trump that the crisis at the Mexican border is a national emergency. The 15th District Congressman who represents a large part of South Central Illinois also voted in support of the final Fiscal Year 2019 spending agreement. “Speaker Pelosi said she would give President Trump just $1 for the…Read More »

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Salem Hits First 22 FTs In Win Over Tribe

Salem Hits First 22 FTs In Win Over Tribe

The Salem Wildcats made their first 22 free throws of the game last night, and pulled away from Carlyle in the second half in a 66-46 victory to close out the Cahokia Conference.  The Wildcats got 18 points and 6 rebounds from Jake Harness, Brett Whitney added 12, Eric Burbaker 10 points 7 rebounds and…

Lady Cats Bowling Season Comes To An End

Lady Cats Bowling Season Comes To An End

The Salem Lady Wildcats bowling season is done after at 16th place finish after the first day of the State Bowling Tournament in Rockford.  The top 12 from yesterday advance to today’s final day. Three of the teams who advanced with Salem out of Sectionals sit in the top 6.  O’Fallon leads the way, 75…