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Three COVID-19 deaths reported in South Central Illinois, 72 new Marion County Cases 

Three COVID-19 deaths reported in South Central Illinois, 72 new Marion County Cases 

The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting 81 additional COVID-19 related deaths on Wednesday, including three in South Central Illinois.   Two males in their 70s from Jefferson County and one male in his 60s from Wayne County are on the list of fatalities. The state is reporting a total of 3,751 new cases of…Read More »

IHSA moves quickly to resume high school basketball and bowling 

IHSA moves quickly to resume high school basketball and bowling 

The Illinois High School Association is moving quickly to get boys and girls basketball and bowling underway, but Salem High School Principal John Boles says there are still unanswered questions. He notes both sports will be allowed to begin games after seven practices but is unclear when that practice count begins.   The IHSA in its…Read More »

Judge: Corps must decide next move on Dakota Access pipeline

Judge: Corps must decide next move on Dakota Access pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must outline its plans after an appeals court confirmed that the Dakota Access pipeline is operating without a key permit. Pipeline opponents want it shut down immediately. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg has set a status hearing for Feb. 10 to…Read More »

Salem house fire confined to flue

Salem house fire confined to flue

A fire at the Nikki Niepoeter home at 5538 Edgewood in Salem was confined to a flue Tuesday afternoon. Salem Fire Protection District Chief Dave Duncan says the department was called after residents saw flames shooting out of a chimney. Upon arrival, they were using a garden hose to try and put out the fire.…Read More »

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IHSA moves quickly to resume high school basketball and bowling 

IHSA moves quickly to resume high school basketball and bowling 

The Illinois High School Association is moving quickly to get boys and girls basketball and bowling underway, but Salem High School Principal John Boles says there are still unanswered questions. He notes both sports will be allowed to begin games after seven practices but is unclear when that practice count begins.   The IHSA in its…

Selmaville School sports to be played without fans

Selmaville School sports to be played without fans

Selmaville Grade School Superintendent Robin Brooks says when sports resume next week there will be no fans allowed. While fans are possible in junior high games, Brooks says there is a requirement they be at least 30 feet away from the playing floor and there is no way to accomplish that in the Selmaville Gym.…

Blue Devils 3-0 With Rout Of Missouri Baptist

Blue Devils 3-0 With Rout Of Missouri Baptist

The KC Blue Devils improved to 3-0 on the year with a 112-71 win over Missouri Baptist JV.  The Devils held a slim 31-28 lead with just under 7 minutes to play in the first half, but exploded on a 27-10 run to finish the half and lead 58-36 at the break.  Jalen Williams had…