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Salem Grade School registering new students Wednesday and Thursday

Salem Grade School registering new students Wednesday and Thursday

The Salem Grade School District is holding a new student only registration on Wednesday and Thursday at Hawthorn School. If you are new to the area and have a student who needs to enroll, please give the school a call Wednesday to make an appointment.  The number is 548-7702, option three. All returning students need…Read More »

Two Marion County residents charged with burglary in Xenia

Two Marion County residents charged with burglary in Xenia

Two people have now been arrested in connection with a July 11th burglary at a building in Xenia Township where chainsaws were stolen from the building. 28-year-old Matt Bumgarner of Fairman Road in Sandoval was arrested by Salem Police on Sunday on an outstanding Clay County warrant for burglary. He was also arrested on a…Read More »

Illinois investing $40-million in inland port project in Cairo

Illinois investing $40-million in inland port project in Cairo

The state is investing 40-million dollars in a new inland port project for far southern Illinois. Governor JB Pritzker is releasing the first four-million towards the project, a river terminal in Cairo, at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. “Cairo represents an enormous economic opportunity for investors, the State of Illinois, and for…Read More »

BCMW 2021 LIHEAP & PIPP ENERGY Assistance Programs

BCMW 2021 LIHEAP & PIPP ENERGY Assistance Programs

The social service agency BCMW is now making appointments for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program over the phone as they are not seeing people in-person at this time due to COVID-19.  There will be no priority groups under the new program year.  Households in need of energy assistance, especially those with disconnection notices,…Read More »

Local Sports

The Salem Recreation & YMCA releases an update on their Fall Sports Programs.

The Salem Recreation & YMCA releases an update on their Fall Sports Programs.

Due to additional youth sports guidelines recently issued from public officials in the state of Illinois, things may look a bit different in their Fall Sports programs.  They are working to develop programs that keep their families safe, meet state and local guidelines, and help their athletes stay active and develop skills, confidence and friendships. …

Salem Medicine Shoppe Falls To Withers At JeffCo Little League

Salem Medicine Shoppe Falls To Withers At JeffCo Little League

The Jefferson County Little League season continued last night as the Salem 9u Wildcats sponsored by the Medicine Shoppe fell to Withers Broadcasting 9-1. Salem had 1 hit, Bentley Bryan, who also drove in Kellen Nix for the only Salem run. Jax Schaubert, Jayce Keller and Nix walked and that was the extent of the…