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IDPH reporting COVID-19 related death in Marion County 

IDPH reporting COVID-19 related death in Marion County 

The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting the death of a female in Marion County from COVID-19 related causes.   The death is the 117th reported in Marion County since the pandemic began.  It is among 23 deaths being reported statewide on Saturday.   There was one death reported in Alexander County in deep southern Illinois.  …Read More »

Police Beat for Saturday, April 17th, 2021

Police Beat for Saturday, April 17th, 2021

Salem Police arrested a 29-year-old rural Salem woman for domestic battery following an incident at the Salem Holiday Inn Express where a pull fire alarm was activated during a domestic dispute.   Emily See of Tonti Road was taken to the Marion County Jail where she remained on Saturday.   Police arrived first and canceled Salem Firemen…Read More »

Salem firemen fight brush fire  

Salem firemen fight brush fire  

Salem Fire Protection District firefighters say no buildings were endangered in a Friday afternoon brush fire that covered three to five acres in the 4900 block of Quail Run Road northeast of Salem. The cause of the fire was not determined.  The ownership of the property was also not clear. The call was one of…Read More »

Wound Care Center at St. Mary’s Hospital receives quality award   

Wound Care Center at St. Mary’s Hospital receives quality award   

The Wound Care Center at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia has earned the 2020 Going the Distance Award.   The award is issued by RestorixHealth, an organization that specializes in the development and management of comprehensive wound healing and Amputation Prevention Center® facilities. The Going the Distance award acknowledges those outpatient wound healing centers that…Read More »

Local Sports

Freeburg’s Ground Attack Stifles Wildcats In Road Finale

Freeburg’s Ground Attack Stifles Wildcats In Road Finale

(Photo Credit – Greg Maxey) Freeburg quarterback Griffin Range combined with running back Lucas Stone to rush for 300 yards on the ground as Freeburg pulled away in the 2nd half to beat Salem 41-15. The Cats trailed 19-7 at the halftime break.  Salem turned it over 5 times, including 3 fumbles, as Freeburg took…

Lady Cats Fall At Woodlawn

Lady Cats Fall At Woodlawn

(Photo Credit – Greg Maxey) The Salem volleyball team dropped their match at Woodlawn 20-25, 14-25 to fall to 5-9.  The night opened with the freshman winning 25-17, 25-19.  The JV also were winners in 3 sets losing the first one 14-25 before winning 25-13, 15-8.  Salem is back in action Tuesday at home against…

Lady Cougars Hold On For Win In Season Opener

Lady Cougars Hold On For Win In Season Opener

(Photo Credit – Breanne Swartzlander) The SC Lady Cougars blew a 12-3 lead after 5.5 innings as Vandalia scored 11 runs in the final 4 innings, but SC held on to win 16-14.  The teams combined for 29 hits and 7 errors.  Taegan Webster had a 2 singles and an RBI, Kayli Swift homered and…