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Four injured in crash on Route 161 Extension      

Four injured in crash on Route 161 Extension      

Four people were injured in a crash on the Route 161 Extension Tuesday night blamed on a car being parked in the roadway with its lights off. Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies say 42-year-old Rebecca Shoemaker of County Farm Road in Kell was apparently parked in the westbound lanes of the 161 Extension when her car…Read More »

Police Beat for Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Police Beat for Thursday, July 18th, 2019

A 52-year-old Salem man has been arrested by Salem Police for unlawful restraint and domestic battery.  Steven Orrell of East Main Street was arrested following an alleged domestic dispute at his home where he allegedly forced his girlfriend into the bedroom closet.  She reported being fearful of coming out for about two hours until she…Read More »

Bankers: Trade war having negative effect on rural economies

Bankers: Trade war having negative effect on rural economies

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — More bankers surveyed in parts of 10 Plains and Western states say President Donald Trump’s trade skirmishes are having a negative effect on their local economies. The Rural Mainstreet survey released Thursday shows the survey’s overall index falling from 53.2 in June to 50.2 this month. Any score above 50 suggests…Read More »

Sisters charged with stealing money from college group

Sisters charged with stealing money from college group

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Two sisters have been charged with stealing thousands of dollars from a group that represents Illinois private colleges in the capital. Sangamon County State’s Attorney Dan Wright says the theft was between $100,000 and $500,000, from 2010 to 2017. The State Journal-Register says Cynthia Fuchs of Springfield was a vice president at…Read More »

Land of Lincoln Goodwill drops play lay off disabled workers

Land of Lincoln Goodwill drops play lay off disabled workers

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Land of Lincoln Goodwill Industries is backing off a decision to lay off workers with disabilities because of Illinois’ minimum wage law. President Sharon Durbin says, “We apologize for this error in judgment.” The State Journal-Register reports that the group had blamed an increase in the state’s minimum wage for a decision…Read More »

Local Sports

12u Wildcats Open Sectional Tournament Tonight In Mt Sterling

12u Wildcats Open Sectional Tournament Tonight In Mt Sterling

The Salem 12u Wildcats are in Mt Sterling today to open up the Little League Sectionals.  Salem will open with the host Brown County tonight at 6pm.  The winner will play in the semifinals on Friday at 6 against Champaign East.  The loser of tonight’s game will play Saturday at 1pm in an elimination game. …

St Peter Prairie Days Men’s Softball Tournament Taking Entrants

St Peter Prairie Days Men’s Softball Tournament Taking Entrants

The St Peter Prairie Days will once again be held this August 23rd through the 25th and will once again be hosting a men’s slow-pitch softball tournament.  There will be a $200 entry fee for the double elimination tournament.  Each game will have a one hour time limit with the first game starting at 5pm…