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FBI probing suspect’s claim that scholar was 1 of 13 victims

FBI probing suspect’s claim that scholar was 1 of 13 victims

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The FBI is investigating the claim by a former University of Illinois doctoral student that the visiting scholar from China he’s charged with killing was his 13th victim, even though no evidence has been found to indicate whether he was telling the truth, an FBI agent testified Monday. “We are continuing…Read More »

Marion County Fair Talent Show needs more entries  

Marion County Fair Talent Show needs more entries  

The Marion County Fair Talent Show is in need of more entries, so the entry deadline has been extended until July first. The show will be held at the Marion County Fair Grandstand at seven Thursday night, August 1st. There are two age divisions.  The Junior Division is for those 14 and younger.  The Senior…Read More »

Grandstand Acts announced for the 2019 DuQuion State Fair

Grandstand Acts announced for the 2019 DuQuion State Fair

Du Quoin, IL – Just released the 2019 Du Quoin State Fair Grandstand lineup. This year’s lineup features several big country artists. Classic country artist Wynonna Judd and the Big Noise, while Shenandoah with Restless Heart and Confederate Railroad are secured as headliners. Nashville based band LANCO with a band yet to be announced artist and…Read More »

Police Beat for Monday, June 17th, 2019

Police Beat for Monday, June 17th, 2019

A 42-year-old Centralia man is being held in the Marion County Jail for violation of an order of protection. Jason Steinmeyer of West McCord was arrested by Centralia Police on Saturday. Two people remain in the Marion County Jail following Sunday arrests on outstanding warrants. 41-year-old Toby Gibson of Richmond Heights Mobile Home Park in…Read More »

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Rain Messes With Legion Baseball Schedule Monday

Rain Messes With Legion Baseball Schedule Monday

The Salem Junior Legion had their double header at Beecher banged due to the rain yesterday.  They will return to action on Thursday when they play at home against Odin for a double header starting at 6pm. The Salem Senior Post 128 Legion is in action tonight when they host Aviston.  Odin had their game…

City Series Spot On Line For Rotary Tonight, Minors Tournament Opens Up

City Series Spot On Line For Rotary Tonight, Minors Tournament Opens Up

A big night scheduled at the Little League Complex tonight.  In Major’s play, two games with City Series implications. At 5:30, Minor League looks to stay a game up as they have 3 games this week.  They will play Americana followed by Rotary against Lions at 7:30.  It’s the final game of the regular season…

SC Competes At Weekend Fishing Tournament At Raccoon Lake

SC Competes At Weekend Fishing Tournament At Raccoon Lake

The SC Bass Fishing team traveled to Raccoon Lake this weekend for their 3rd tournament of the year.  Nashville, Salem, Patoka and SC were met with cloudy skies and rain for the Saturday tournament. The top team of the day was Tanner McFeron and Jason Ali from Nashville who caught 5 fish for 16.46 pounds. …

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