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Marion County off COVID -19 warning list; Clinton, Fayette, Washington and Wayne included 

Marion County off COVID -19 warning list; Clinton, Fayette, Washington and Wayne included 

Marion County has been removed from the Illinois Department of Public Health’s warning level list.   The county had been included for one week when their rate of positivity jumped over 8-percent.  It was back down to 6.4-percent this week. Clinton County is repeating again and continues to have the highest positivity in the region at…Read More »

Marion County reports five new cases of COVID-19 on Friday   

Marion County reports five new cases of COVID-19 on Friday   

The Marion County Health Department reported five new cases of COVID-19 on Friday. Health Department Administrator Melissa Mallow says three of the cases are community spread and the other two were likely from household contacts.    The five are all reported doing well and are on isolation. With the five new cases, Marion County now has…Read More »

First day of early voting in Marion County busy   

First day of early voting in Marion County busy   

Marion County Clerk Steve Fox normally expects four or five show up on the first day of early voting, but that was much different on Thursday. Fox reported a short line most of the day as 133 cast ballots by the time the clerk’s office closed.   In order to social distance, early voting has been…Read More »

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Salem Lady Cats Earn First Win

Salem Lady Cats Earn First Win

The Salem Lady Cats Tennis team earned their first win of the season beating Mt Vernon 5-4. Kaitlyn Banning, Caroline Foltz and Emilie Duculot had singles wins. Doubles wins went to Bannning and Foltz as well as Duculot and Brynn Metcalf.

SCHS XC

SCHS XC

Ivy Donoho once again led the Salem Lady Cats cross country team placing 3rd in the four team meet at Mt. Vernon Thursday. Donoho crossed the line in a time of 21:04. Jaedyn Goostree 22:12. The boys team was led by Haddon Lybarger placing 5th with a time of 17:16 Alek Bandy 6th 17:25 and…

Franklin Park Bobcats Finish Season at 11-0

Franklin Park Bobcats Finish Season at 11-0

The Franklin Park Bobcats finished their regular season at 11-0 after their 9-1, 8-inning win over Marion on the road.  Salem broke the game open in the extra inning scoring 8 times.  Noah Nix worked the first 6.2 of solid 1-run ball.  Jalen Inlow got the final out in the 7th and then worked the…

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