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Marion, Clinton and Jefferson County all reporting new COVID-19 cases 

Marion, Clinton and Jefferson County all reporting new COVID-19 cases 

The Marion County Health Department has two more positive COVID-19 cases.  That brings the number in the county to 82. Health Department Administrator Melissa Mallow says the two latest positive cases are a female in her 30s and a male in his teens.   Both were already in quarantine due to contact with a Jasper County…Read More »

Salem Fire Marshal believes fire in vacant mobile home was set   

Salem Fire Marshal believes fire in vacant mobile home was set   

Salem and Odin Firemen fight fire in a vacant mobile home in the Southern Gardens Mobile Home Park in Salem early Tuesday morning. Fire heavily damaged a mobile home undergoing renovation at the Southern Gardens Mobile Home Park in Salem early Tuesday morning. Salem Fire Protection District Fire Marshal Bill Fulton says the fire appears…Read More »

Two arrested by Centralia Police on outstanding warrants 

Two arrested by Centralia Police on outstanding warrants 

Centralia Police have arrested two people on outstanding warrants. 46-year-old Charles Hamburg who told police he was homeless was arrested on a failure to appear warrant for failing to show up for sentencing on a felony theft case.   Bond on the warrant is set at $50,000. 30-year-old Samantha Horton of Maryland Drive in Centralia was…Read More »

Centralia City Council makes large budget cuts to balance budget

Centralia City Council makes large budget cuts to balance budget

With little discussion, but with compliments to the new city manager and department heads for their work, the Centralia city council Monday night approved large budget cuts. City Manager Lowell Crow blamed sagging revenues at least partially from COVID-19 for making the cuts necessary. “We do have a balanced budget.  We have cuts in the…Read More »

Local Sports

YMCA/Salem Rec Men’s Softball Scores

YMCA/Salem Rec Men’s Softball Scores

Last night at Bryan Park the Marion County YMCA and Salem Rec made up men’s softball games that were rained out on July 1st.  Odin Café beat Odd Fellows 20-8, Birch Graphics over BSI 15-4, Crescent Bearing beat the Misfits 26-11.