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Thunderstorm provides final drama in crazy end of school year for Salem Community High School 2020 Seniors

Thunderstorm provides final drama in crazy end of school year for Salem Community High School 2020 Seniors

The Salem High School drive-through diploma distribution before a thunderstorm moved through halting the event and making the stage too slick to use.  Photo by Bruce Kropp. The Salem High School Class of 2020 had one more hurdle to overcome Sunday afternoon when the drive-through portion of the graduation to pick up their diplomas in…Read More »

Central City man arrested for attempted aggravated arson   

Central City man arrested for attempted aggravated arson   

A 57-year-old Central City man has been arrested for attempted aggravated arson. Central City Police say Larry Sligar of Richmond Heights Mobile Home Park is accused of pouring gasoline along the outside of a neighbors mobile home on May 18th.   The neighbor reportedly woke up to the small of gasoline and saw Sligar walking away…Read More »

Police Beat for Sunday, May 24th, 2020

Police Beat for Sunday, May 24th, 2020

A 22-year-old Centralia man has been arrested by Centralia Police for residential burglary.  Police say David Kebsch of Park Lane was a person of interest in an earlier breakin.   No other details are yet available. Two others were arrested by Centralia Police on outstanding warrants. 37-year-old Tina Lee of Marion Street in Centralia was arrested…Read More »

Most Government Offices closed for Memorial Day 

Most Government Offices closed for Memorial Day 

Most government offices will be closed Monday for Memorial Day. That includes area courthouses and Salem and Centralia City Halls. Garbage pickup in both Salem and Centralia will not take place on Monday, with pickup running one day late the rest of the week.   In Salem, landscape waste pickup will remain on the regular Tuesday…Read More »

Local Sports

Jerry Sloan, coaching great of Jazz glory days, dies at 78

Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Sloan has died. His death was announced by the Utah Jazz, the team he took to the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998. The Jazz say he died Friday from complications of Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia. Sloan spent 23 seasons coaching the Jazz, many led by John…

NASCAR grabs much-needed momentum in return to live racing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR needed a makeover even before it got a chance to stand alone in the sporting world spotlight. The largest motorsports series in the U.S. had been planning sweeping changes for 2021 in hopes of creating improved energy, new viewers and a fresh approach to a staid schedule. The coronavirus pandemic…

SCHS Cougar Cheerleader Tryout Information

SCHS Cougar Cheerleader Tryout Information

Attention prospective South Central High School cheerleaders.  To receive information regarding tryouts contact coach Shelby at 780-1977 or coach Kanady at 322-7647 by June 8th.  Information will be sent to participants and you can also contact them to answer any questions you might have.  Tryouts will be done via video submission and must be submitted…