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Marion County reports 1 COVID related death and 46 new cases in past four days

Marion County reports 1 COVID related death and 46 new cases in past four days

The Marion County Health Department is reporting one additional. COVID-19 related death and 46  new positive cases over the weekend and Monday and Tuesday. The death was a man in his 60’s.  He was the 106th COVID related death in Marion County since the pandemic began. The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 4,318 new…Read More »

Patoka Junior and Senior High go full remote learning  

Patoka Junior and Senior High go full remote learning  

Patoka School students in 6th through12th grade have gone on full remote learning for at least the rest of this week. Patoka School Superintendent David Rademacher says one junior high student and one senior high student tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday.   Both were in school Thursday and Friday of last week putting them into…Read More »

Central City’s new tornado warning siren now in operation  

Central City’s new tornado warning siren now in operation  

The new tornado warning siren in Central City is now in operation. The siren cleared its final test Tuesday morning when it was automatically sounded by remote control by the Marion County Emergency Services and Disaster Agency. The siren is located at Central City Village Hall.   The old siren, which was also outside the village…Read More »

Centralia City Hall to reopen on Friday   

Centralia City Hall to reopen on Friday   

The lobby of Centralia City Hall and the City Clerk’s office will reopen to the public on Friday. The announcement comes as a result of the Southern Illinois Region moving to Phase Four, which loosens mitigations to control the spread of COVID-19. The first hour of each day, between 7:30 and 8:30 am, is reserved…Read More »

Local Sports

Kaskaskia College Getting Set To Tip Off Basketball Season Wednesday

Kaskaskia College Getting Set To Tip Off Basketball Season Wednesday

In spite of the lack of athletics at the high school and junior high level since the Fall, Kaskaskia College President George Evans says they are prepared to move forward with basketball and the rest of the sports with proper mitigations and precautions taken. “As of right now we still plan on competing as well…

Here is the latest Big Ten Conference sports news from The Associated Press

Here is the latest Big Ten Conference sports news from The Associated Press

UNDATED (AP) — Welcome back to the floor, Villanova. The third-ranked Wildcats have not played a game since Dec. 23 because of positive COVID-19 tests that ensnared coach Jay Wright and several other Tier 1 program members. But after having six games postponed following its win over Marquette, Villanova is set to play twice this…

Kyrou’s goal lifts Blues to 5-4 comeback win over Sharks

Kyrou’s goal lifts Blues to 5-4 comeback win over Sharks

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordan Kyrou got the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period, Justin Faulk scored twice and the St. Louis Blues rallied to beat the San Jose Sharks 5-4. Mike Hoffman scored his first goal as a Blue and Brayden Schenn also scored for St. Louis, which beat San Jose for the…