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Marion County Clerk explains confusing letter from Secretary of State

Marion County Clerk explains confusing letter from Secretary of State

Marion County Clerk Steve Fox says a letter sent out recently by the Illinois Secretary of State’s office is causing confusion over the vote by mail process. Fox says there is no requirement to request a vote by mail ballot. “That is was to inform someone that had already received an application to vote by…Read More »

Salem water system switching to free chlorine next week

Salem water system switching to free chlorine next week

The City of Salem will be temporarily switching to free chlorine in its drinking water system beginning Monday Sept. 28th and continuing until further notice, for approximately 4 weeks. City wide flushing of fire hydrants is expected to start October 12, 2020. Free chlorination is a regularly scheduled preventive maintenance procedure for water systems using…Read More »

Dog running at large leads to neighborhood altercation and arrest

Dog running at large leads to neighborhood altercation and arrest

An 18-year-old Salem woman was arrested by Salem Police Monday night for alleged aggravated battery and battery following an altercation with nearby residents that followed her dog running at large. Salem Police say Alexis Fairchild of West Warmoth got into the confrontation after a neighbor was allegedly holding a knife towards the dog because it…Read More »

Regulations of  political signs in Salem to stay

Regulations of political signs in Salem to stay

The maximum size of political signs in Salem will remain unchanged. The council failed to get a motion to do away with the current two foot by four foot limitation currently placed on the signs. The issue is being pushed by Brock Waggoner. “There’s nothing that should be limiting a persons’ ability to speak. If…Read More »

Salem will have Trick or Treat

Salem will have Trick or Treat

The Salem City Council has agreed to hold Trick or Treat on Friday night, October 30th, from six to eight pm. Mayor Sue Morgan began the discussion at Monday night’s meeting. “I think that the kids in Salem deserve a trick or treat night. I don’t think there should be any reason that we don’t…Read More »

Local Sports

Franklin Park Bobcats are 11-0

Franklin Park Bobcats are 11-0

The Franklin Park Bobcats improved to 11-0 and made their final case for the upcoming top seed in the regional as they knocked off Flora for the 2nd time 5-4. Noah Nix hit a go ahead solo homer late to give Salem the comeback win.  The big inning started with a double from Deytin Parker…

Franklin Park Softball Moves to 10-0, Selmaville Improves to 8-0

Franklin Park Softball Moves to 10-0, Selmaville Improves to 8-0

Franklin Park moved to 10-0 in softball play with a 5-0 home win over Flora. Marah Johnson blasted her first career home run and drove in 2.  Emma Gregg added a double and 2 runs scored.  Bre Thurman was the winning pitcher going the distance with 10 strikeouts and added an RBI at the plate.…

SC Cougars Baseball Tops Dieterich

SC Cougars Baseball Tops Dieterich

The South Central Cougars won again as they beat Dieterich 9-1. Chase Dodson homered as part of his 3 hit night, he drove in 5 and added a double and 2 runs scored.  Sam Rubin and Andrew Magnus added RBI with Aiden Dodson doubling.  Birthday boy Ethan Watwood earned the win on the mound going…