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Centralia Thanks Businesses and Industries

Centralia Thanks Businesses and Industries

Centralia Mayor Tom Ashby speaks before 7th Annual Appreciation Reception. Photo by Pat Hodges. The City of Centralia and the Industrial Commission held their 7th Annual Appreciation Reception Monday night for businesses and industries in the community. Mayor Tom Ashby noted the long list of new businesses that have moved to Centralia in the past…Read more »

Rural Med Now Providing 911 Paramedic Service to Salem Area

Rural Med Now Providing 911 Paramedic Service to Salem Area

The Marion County Emergency Telephone Service Board has announced 911 ambulance response is being handled on a temporary basis by Rural Med. 911 Board President Lonnie McDaneld says the previous provider, Marion County EMS, has decided to no longer provide emergency or non-emergency ambulance service. Marion County EMS reports their office remains open for billing purposes…Read more »

Police Beat for Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Police Beat for Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

A 27-year-old homeless Odin man has been arrested by Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies for theft. Thomas Holman is accused of taking Oxycontin pills from a family member’s truck at a home on Cove Lane on Raccoon Lake.28-year-old Zachary Horton of Queen Avenue in Odin turned himself in on an outstanding Marion County traffic warrant. He…Read more »

Tri-County Electric Cooperative Invites You to Take Charge of Your Safety!

Tri-County Electric Cooperative Invites You to Take Charge of Your Safety!

On Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 at 9:00 a.m., Tri-County Electric Cooperative will be hosting a free breakfast and safety presentation for farmers, large equipment operators, and first responders. The event will take place at Tri-County Electric Cooperative Offices at 3906 W. Broadway, Mt. Vernon, IL. Topics covered will include: What to do if your equipment/vehicle…Read more »

Titans bolster postseason hopes by dumping Cowboys

Titans bolster postseason hopes by dumping Cowboys

ARLINGTON (AP) — The Tennessee Titans were able to end a three-game losing streak by handing Dallas its first home loss of the season. Marcus Mariota threw for two touchdowns and ran for another score as the Titans beat the Cowboys, 28-14 near Dallas. Mariota was 21 of 29 for 240 yards without an interception,…Read more »

Hardware hopefuls

Hardware hopefuls

UNDATED (AP) — The Baseball Writers’ Association of America has announced its finalists for the year’s individual awards. Boston outfielder Mookie Betts, Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout and Cleveland’s Jose Ramirez are finalists for the AL MVP. Milwaukee outfielder Christian Yelich, Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado and Chicago Cubs infielder Javier Baez are up…Read more »