Local News

Centralia City Council approves new Liquor License

The Centralia City Council has approved its eighth Class E liquor license for a restaurant in the Jolliff Bridge Road strip mall. City Manager Lowell Crow says the request is being made by Yamatos, which is not interested in gaming. “They have been in operation 6 months and he wants to add liquor, beer and…Read More »

Kaskaskia College officials review annual Student Satisfaction Survey Results

Kaskaskia College President George Evans wants to correct some slippage in student satisfaction scores which he says appears to be the result of COVID- 19. However, overall students appear extremely happy. Academic Center for Excellence Director Laura Vahlkamp presented the annual report. Nearly 97-percent of the 410 students who responded said they would recommend Kaskaskia…Read More »

Traffic stops result in two being arrested for possession of meth with intent to deliver

Traffic stops in Salem and Centralia have resulted in felony drug arrests for possession and possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine. Salem Police arrested 21-year-old Donald Fairchild of West Warmoth Street in Salem following a Monday afternoon investigative traffic stop on North Broadway near Bryan Memorial Park. Police report Fairchild allegedly had what field tested…Read More »

Sandoval Fire Department names Firefighter and EMT of the Year

The Sandoval Fire Protection District has named Matt Horn as Firefighter of the Year and Gail Gambill the Tom Nicolay EMT of the Year. The announcement came at the department’s annual awards dinner. Department members with the most volunteer on-scene responses were also recognized. They included Chief Chad Parson with 141, Horn with 118, Gambill…Read More »

Local Sports

Blue Devils Host Missouri Baptist  Tonight On WJBD

Blue Devils Host Missouri Baptist  Tonight On WJBD

The KC Blue Devils try to move to 3-0 tonight when they host Missouri Baptist starting at 7pm.  I’ll have the play by play on 100.1 FM, WJBDradio.com and on the colleges Facebook page.  KC routed Missouri Baptist in their season opener last week.  After tonight, the Devils will prepare to open the GRAC on…

Selmaville & Franklin Park With Basketball Tryouts Today

Selmaville will start tonight with tryouts from 5:30-7.  Players and coaches are required to wear a mask.  It is suggested that each player bring 2 masks should the first one get sweaty.  The first practice will be tomorrow from 5:30-7 and more will be shared with regards to the season at that time.  Any questions…