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Waltonville man arrested on multiple charges following scuffle with State Trooper

Waltonville man arrested on multiple charges following scuffle with State Trooper

A 54-year-old Waltonville man was arrested on multiple charges after an alleged scuffle with a State Trooper following an early Thursday morning traffic stop in rural Kinmundy. James Shadowens of Stewart Street was taken to the Marion County Jail for alleged driving on a suspended or revoked license, possession of meth, possession of drug equipment,…Read More »

Two arrested by Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies on drug charges

Two arrested by Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies on drug charges

Two people were arrested on drug charges following an incident that started at the Marion County Jail. 20-year-old Katlin Hollinshead of East 5th in Kinmundy was arrested for possession of a controlled substance after the K9 alerted on her outside the law enforcement center while she there to reportedly put money on another inmate’s commissary.…Read More »

Centralia man arrested after failing to show up for sentencing

Centralia man arrested after failing to show up for sentencing

A 28-year-old Centralia man has been arrested on an outstanding warrant after allegedly failing to show up for sentencing on a felony retail theft charge. Court records indicate Dustin Wooters pleaded guilty to the charge, but then didn’t appear for sentencing last December. Bond on the warrant is set at $20,000. Wooters was taken into…Read More »

Preliminary work on Obama center to begin later this month

Preliminary work on Obama center to begin later this month

CHICAGO (AP) — Preliminary work on the construction of the Obama Presidential Center on Chicago’s South Side is scheduled to begin later this month. Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Mayor Lori Lightfoot have committed $200 million for Jackson Park and infrastructure work needed to facilitate construction of the center and for redevelopment in nearby communities. The…Read More »

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Lady Bobcats Take On Centralia For Regional Title Tonight On YouTube

Lady Bobcats Take On Centralia For Regional Title Tonight On YouTube

The Franklin Park Lady Bobcats look to complete their basketball season with a regional championship tonight in the Class L finals from Centralia Junior High where they get the Host Tigerettes.  Salem is coming off a 10 point win in Tuesday’s semifinals and holds a slim victory over Centralia early in the season on a…

Salem Wildcats Win Tri-Meet, Lady Cats Are 2nd

Salem Wildcats Win Tri-Meet, Lady Cats Are 2nd

The Salem track team hosted a meet with Centralia and Mt Vernon at the high school yesterday.  Salem won the boys event with 72 points to Mt Vernon’s 63 and Centralia 31.  Taking first for the Cats were Logan Rubin in the long jump, Caleb Smith the shot, Haddon Lybarger 400, Ethan Pride triple jump…

KC Blue Angels Receive Region Awards

KC Blue Angels Receive Region Awards

After a season for the record books, the KC Blue Angels volleyball team received some Region hardware.  On the first team all Region 24 and named player of the year was outside hitter Taylor Powell.  She averaged over 4 kills per set. Also on the first team was Carlyle grad Brooklynn Smith.  The outside hitter…