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Salem Youth Wrestling Program ask for high school wrestling

Salem Youth Wrestling Program ask for high school wrestling

Supporters of youth wrestling in Salem proposed the start of a high school wrestling program to the Salem Community High School Board Monday night. No decision was made. Amber Metcalf, the mother of Junior Keaton Mitchell, would like to see the team begin next year. They moved from Carlyle where wrestling was offered. “When we…Read More »

Salem Chamber of Commerce names new Executive Director

Salem Chamber of Commerce names new Executive Director

The Salem Chamber of Commerce has selected a Centralia woman involved in business promotion as their next Executive Director. Jessiycka Coleman is really excited about starting the new position on Tuesday and helping Salem grow. “I think it’s a perfect fit.  When you think about my background the past couple of years since 2017, I’ve…Read More »

SIU Medical School to pilot state prison health care

SIU Medical School to pilot state prison health care

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Southern Illinois University School of Medicine will provide health care for inmates at two prisons in a test which the school hopes can expand. Dean and provost Jerry Kruse said Monday the $5 million pilot project with the Illinois Department of Corrections is in keeping with the school’s mission of universally…Read More »

Electrical problem starts fire at Centralia home

Electrical problem starts fire at Centralia home

Centralia city firemen say an electrical problem started a fire in the attic of a Centralia home early Monday morning. Firemen were called to the Page Hopkins home at 101 Randolph Drive after the residents reported smelling smoke. The fire was found in the attic above the kitchen. Firemen had to remove the kitchen ceiling…Read More »

Local Sports

Girls Post Season Results From Monday

Girls Post Season Results From Monday

The small school sectionals opened up last night in girls basketball.  At Casey, Hume Shiloh beat Brownstown 52-51 and Altamont over Central A&M 62-50.  At Christ Our Rock, Father McGivney beat Carrollton 57-39 and tonight the host Stallions will take on Jacksonville Routt at 7pm.  At Wayne City it was Okawville over Gallatin County 46-28…