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Illinois House Judiciary Criminal Law Committee votes for FOID card overhaul

State Representative Blaine Wilhour says the House Judiciary Criminal Law Committee has approved changes to the FOID card that many Republicans feel is the most aggressive front assault on Constitutional gun rights in some time. Wilhour says Senate Bill 1966 forces unfunded mandates on over-burdened State Police officials, massive increases in fees for FOID applications and Concealed…Read more »

Centralia woman sentenced to prison on drug charge

A 44-year-old Centralia woman has been sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty in Marion County Court to unlawful possession of under five grams of methamphetamine. Tammy Crabtree of South Hickory was ordered to complete one year of mandatory supervised release when getting out of prison. She was also given credit for time…Read more »

Police Beat for Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

A 30-year-old Salem woman has been ordered held without bond after testing positive for drug usage. Jessica Murray of West Rogers was on probation on a methamphetamine-related conviction. She will now be re-sentenced on the probation violation on June 11th. 49-year-old Kimberly Clark of Fairway Drive in Centralia remained in the Marion County Jail on…Read more »

Kaskaskia College Radiologic Technology Graduates

Kaskaskia College Radiologic Technology Graduates

The Kaskaskia College’s Radiologic Technology Program recently held its Pinning Ceremony honoring 19 graduates. Students Melanie Reynolds and Brittany Sumnler were given the Outstanding Student Awards.  Azlynn Arnold and Abbey Garrett were awarded the Most Improved Student Awards.  Melanie Reynolds was also honored for graduating with a 4.0 GPA. Pictured are the graduates.  1st row…Read more »

Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Society Induction

Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Society Induction

Pictured are Carson Smith, Veronica Hund, and Taylor Meyer. Kaskaskia College held its induction ceremony for the Alpha Delta Nu nursing honors society at the Annual Nurse Pinning held last week.  Three new members were inducted including, Carson Smith (Vandalia), Veronica Hund (New Baden) and Taylor Meyer (Patoka). Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society was created…Read more »

Kaskaskia College Holds Forty-Ninth Annual May Nursing Pinning

Kaskaskia College Holds Forty-Ninth Annual May Nursing Pinning

Kaskaskia College held its 49th annual May Nursing Pinning on Thursday, May 16 in the Jane Knight Auditorium.  Forty graduates of the Associate Degree Nursing program were honored. Pictured are the graduates.  1st row – Kaitlin Crabtree, Germantown; Taylor Dobyns, Odin; Lexy Patton, Centralia; Audrey Stratemeyer, Centralia; Brittany Sauter, Iuka; Melissa Wiehle, Salem; Lindsey McCoy,…Read more »

Effort underway to form local CASA chapter for Marion County

An effort is underway to form a Marion County Chapter of the National CASA organization. Marion County Juvenile Court System Judge Erika Sanders says CASA stands for Court Assisted Special Advocate. “A CASA advocate is appointed by the court in each case and that advocate really acts as a case worker.  Takes on some of…Read more »