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GREASE Opens at the Centralia Cultural Society This Weekend

GREASE Opens at the Centralia Cultural Society This Weekend

Grease is the word in Centralia as the Centralia cultural opens their production of the iconic musical “Grease”. The show will open this Friday night at 7 o’clock and reserved seats are still available. Director Rob Jackson tells what it has been like to recreate the timeless story of the teenagers at Rydell High. “It has…Read more »

Centralia Man Sentenced to Three Years in Prison on Burglary Charges

A 26-year-old Centralia man has been sentenced to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after admitting to a petition to revoke his probation. Christopher Carroll of North Sycamore had been on probation for burglary. The revocation was based on admitting to committing another burglary in Clinton County. Carroll also pleaded guilty to the…Read more »

Centralia Woman arrested for child endangerment and child abuse

A 24-year-old Centralia woman has been arrested by Centralia Police for child endangerment and child abuse. Police had reportedly gone to the apartment of Scarlett Reynolds of South Sycamore Street on another matter when they allegedly saw a three old girl was a scabbing injury on the side of the head. Police say the home…Read more »

Salem Manufacturer Expects Strong Growth to Continue

Salem Manufacturer Expects Strong Growth to Continue

The Vice President General Manager of Bettendorf Stanford in Salem says the private company has seen a large increase in both sales and its number of employees. Matt Stanford told the monthly luncheon of the Salem Chamber of Commerce Thursday that you most likely consume something every day that has touched an item they manufactured.…Read more »

Lady Cats Fall To Freeburg…Prep Volleyball Results

Lady Cats Fall To Freeburg…Prep Volleyball Results

(Photo by Greg Maxey)   SALEM – The Salem Lady Wildcats dropped their Cahokia volleyball match to Freeburg 6-25, 16-25.  Taylor Gillett had 4 kills and 2 blocks.  Kenzie Martin added 3 kills with Malia Harris adding 9 digs.  The Salem JV lost 21-25, 15-25 behind 7 service points from Delaney Kell.  The freshmen lost…Read more »

Carlyle Comes Back To Beat Christ Our Rock

Carlyle Comes Back To Beat Christ Our Rock

By: Bruce Hixon Carlyle Indians come from behind for a dramatic 4-3 win over Christ Our Rock Lutheran Thursday as the Tribe wins an overtime penalty kick series by the same 4-3 margin. CORLHS took a 2-0 lead in the first four minutes of the game, but the Indians cut that margin in half with…Read more »

Bobcats In Regional Title Game Monday Against Flora

Bobcats In Regional Title Game Monday Against Flora

(Photo by Bruce Hixon)   SALEM – The Franklin Park Bobcats are into their own Class L regional championships after an 18-1 win over Casey Mt Vernon. Charlie Hunter, Griffin Day and Jairen Stroud combined for the no-hitter.  Isaak Williams, Aden Susmena, Hunter and Nick Gregg all had 2 hits.  Rolen Adams, Hunter Russell and…Read more »

SC Falcons Get 2 Invited To All State Baseball Showcase

SC Falcons Get 2 Invited To All State Baseball Showcase

JACKSONVILLE – After an impressive 19-2 baseball season, the South Central Falcons have been rewarded with a pair of players nominated to play at Lenz Field in Jacksonville for the Jr High All State Showcase on October 6-7.  Aidan Dodson and Ethan Watwood will receive the invitations to play.Read more »