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COVID-19 deaths reported in Fayette and Effingham Counties; seven new cases in Marion County   

COVID-19 deaths reported in Fayette and Effingham Counties; seven new cases in Marion County   

The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting three COVID-19 deaths in Fayette County and one in Effingham County.  They are part of 35 confirmed deaths being reported statewide. The Fayette County deaths involved two females in their 80s and one female in their 70s.  The Effingham death was a female in her 70s.  Other…Read More »

Man who may have been involved in Vernon vehicle theft cases arrested following chase in St. Peter area    

Man who may have been involved in Vernon vehicle theft cases arrested following chase in St. Peter area    

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department has arrested a 38-year-old Granite City man following a Wednesday afternoon chase in a stolen vehicle taken from the Vernon area and later foot chase. Kenneth Weldon is a suspect in several other vehicle thefts as well. Initial reports indicate St. Peter Police learned the SUV was stolen after investigating…Read More »

Two plead guilty to felony charges in Marion County Court  

Two plead guilty to felony charges in Marion County Court  

Two people have pleaded guilty to felony charges in Marion County Court. 48-year-old William Shaffer of West Rexford in Centralia pleaded guilty to possession of stolen property.   He was placed on two years probation and given credit for 17 days served in the Marion County Jail.  A burglary charge was dropped as part of the…Read More »

Alma man arrested on federal drug warrants 

Alma man arrested on federal drug warrants 

A 44-year-old Alma man was arrested at his residence Wednesday on federal warrants charging three counts of Distribution of a Controlled Substance Containing Methamphetamine. The arrest of John ‘Matt’ Doyle of the 4500 block of Kinoka Road was the result of a methamphetamine distribution investigation led by the South Eastern Illinois Drug Task Force agents. …Read More »

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Lady Cats Golfers Still Unbeaten With Tri-Match Win

Lady Cats Golfers Still Unbeaten With Tri-Match Win

On Tuesday, the 29th the Salem Lady Wildcats traveled to Bent Oak Golf Course in Breese for a triangular meet with Breese Central and Breese Mater Dei. The Lady Cats again came away undefeated (7-0), while also posting their best team total so far for the season. The final totals were Salem-182, Breese Central-222, and…

Annies Shutout Vandalia In Prep Tennis

Annies Shutout Vandalia In Prep Tennis

Centralia shutout Vandalia in girls tennis 9-0 to improve to 3-5 on the season.  Ali Kessler, Danna Sodsaikitch, Natlie Edson, Rylee Edson, Kalei Edson and Peyton Guy all won their singles matches.

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