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Wainwright, Fowler, St. Louis top Nats 5-1; Cards-Cubs next

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright has pitched in his share of big games throughout a distinguished career. Taking the mound against an ace in a matchup with postseason implications, he delivered once more.   Wainwright put on another sharp performance to top Max Scherzer, right fielder Dexter Fowler made a sensational catch and the…Read more »

Last Day To Order Grass Carp

Last Day To Order Grass Carp

Time is limited to order fish from the Marion County Soil & Water Conservation District Fall Fish Sale. All species of fish are still available.  Triploid Grass Carp orders must be received on or before Friday, September 20th.  All other orders must be received before Monday, September 30th.  Fish will be delivered for pick up…Read more »

SC’s Reynolds Receives Congress of Future Medical Leaders Award

SC’s Reynolds Receives Congress of Future Medical Leaders Award

South Central High School student Zada Reynolds recently received the Congress of Future Medical Leaders Award of Excellence. The medical advisory board of the national academy of future physicians and medical scientists confers honor and distinction upon Zada Reynolds for outstanding academic performance, leadership potential and dedication to serving humanity through the profession of medicine.Read more »

West Nile Virus confirmed in Marion County

West Nile Virus confirmed in Marion County

The presence of West Nile virus has been confirmed in Marion County. The county health department’s new director of Environmental Health Tim Yates reported two positive tests this summer. The first was in a mosquito batch tested by the Illinois Department of Public Health in Centralia July 3rd. The second positive test was from a…Read more »

Salem seeking city council candidates

The City of Salem is now accepting letters of interest from those who would like to fill an opening on the city council. City Manager Rex Barbee says the best candidate will have background in community activities where they have had to make decisions. “We are asking them to give us a letter of interest…Read more »

Lady Cats Get 3 Set Win Over Olney

Lady Cats Get 3 Set Win Over Olney

The Salem Lady Cats volleyball team needed 3 sets but knocked off Olney 11-25, 25-22, 25-16.  After a slow start, Salem never quit and battled the entire 2nd and third sets with coach Christy  Gillett commenting it was really  nice to get a win in front of our home crowd.  The JV lost a tough…Read more »