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Kaskaskia Special Education District responds to allegations made in statewide investigation of “timeout” rooms

The Director of the Kaskaskia Special Education District has issued a response to allegations made against the district in a statewide investigation of the use of “timeout” rooms. Cassie Clark says she cannot comment on matters pertaining to individual students, but says KSED strongly believes in the guidance and principles articulated by the Federal Department…Read More »

State Senator Jason Plummer and State Rep Blaine Wilhour express frustrations with State Government

Freshmen Republican State Senator Jason Plummer and Republican State Representative Blaine Wilhour both expressed frustration with state government when providing a legislative update at the Centralia Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon on Wednesday. Wilhour says he has found no desire by the majority legislative leaders to push big reforms that would bring business back to…Read More »

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Blue Devils Fall In Showdown With Defending Champs

Blue Devils Fall In Showdown With Defending Champs

The KC Blue Devils suffered their first loss of the year as they fell at home to defending national champion Vincennes 87-57.  It was the first meeting between the two teams since KC knocked off VU in the District Tournament semifinals last season. KC led for nearly all of the first 13 minutes and had…

KC Falls To Vincennes, Return To Action Saturday At Home

KC Falls To Vincennes, Return To Action Saturday At Home

The KC Blue Angels hung with Vincennes for a quarter, but the Lady Trail Blazers dominated the final 30 minutes as they rolled to a 92-42 win.  KC never led, but was down just 16-12 after the first quarter thanks to 9 points from Salem graduate Trinity Meadows.  VU scored the first 9 points of…

Lady Cats Open Season Tonight v. Carterville On WJBD

Lady Cats Open Season Tonight v. Carterville On WJBD

The Salem Lady Wildcats open up their season at the Salem Thanksgiving Tournament for the first of 3 straight nights with games as they host Carterville tonight at 7:30.  It will be the 2nd game of the night with the opener seeing Highland taking on Centralia starting at 6pm.  Salem will return to action tomorrow…