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Population declines in Marion and most surrounding counties between 2017 and 2018 Census estimates

Population declines in Marion and most surrounding counties between 2017 and 2018 Census estimates

The population continued to decline in Marion and most other area counties in the past year. The U.S. Census Bureau 2018 population estimate for Marion County shows another 201 residents have left the county, dropping the population to 37,620.  The loss represents half of one percent of the county’s population.   Marion County has lost 1,817…Read More »

South Central Regional Planning Commission to get $70,000 grant to help create jobs 

South Central Regional Planning Commission to get $70,000 grant to help create jobs 

U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin have announced $70,000 in federal funding to help the South Central Illinois Regional Planning Commission. The funding will be used to establish an economic development planning framework that supports private capital investment and job creation in the Marion, Clay, Effingham, Fayette and Jasper Counties. Duckworth says by providing…Read More »

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Rainy Friday Puts Sports Schedule In Jeopardy

Rainy Friday Puts Sports Schedule In Jeopardy

Another rainy day on tap today with the area sports schedule iffy heading into today.  We will update the FYI section at WJBDradio.com throughout the day with any cancellations. The Salem Wildcats added a game to their baseball schedule as they are scheduled now to host the Odin Eagles to SCHS Field at 4:30.  Salem…

SC Beats Ramsey, MD No Hits Central

SC Beats Ramsey, MD No Hits Central

The SC Lady Cougars knocked off Ramsey 8-4 to improve to 13-4 on the season.  Laney Webster and Sydnee Garrett each homered and drove in 2 each, Angelica Rivera and Lily Malone added RBI.  Garrett was the winning pitcher going the complete game allowing 10 hits and 1 earned run in striking out 8 and…

Salem Grad Sydney Geurin Leads Blue Angels Tennis Attack Into Post Season

Salem Grad Sydney Geurin Leads Blue Angels Tennis Attack Into Post Season

The Kaskaskia College Men’s and Women’s Tennis teams are nearing the completion of their seasons.  The women have completed the regular season and the men have one final match at Greenville University tomorrow at 8:00 pm.  The women currently sit at 4-5 and the men are 4-1.   Both teams schedules have been hampered by…

 
 
 
 

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