Local News

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

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

Centralia BCMW began making appointments for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program since Monday, July 27, 2020.  These appointments will be done over the phone as we 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…Read More »

Brownstown Accepting Applications For Part-Time Police Officer

The Village of Brownstown Police Department is accepting applications for a Part-time Police Officer. Qualifications for this position include: High School Diploma or GED equivalent.  A current, valid Illinois driver’s license.  A valid FOID card.  Strong interpersonal skills in effectively communicating with the public and a criminal conviction free record.  Must have successfully completed Illinois…Read More »

Local Sports

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…