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Five Brothers Cafe damaged in late Sunday night fire

A fire gutted a back room of the Five Brothers Cafe at 2053 West Main late Sunday night after the restaurant had closed for the evening. Salem Fire Protection District officials say the fire was discovered by a Salem Policeman on patrol who saw smoke coming from the building. The fire gutted the room used…Read More »

Fire at Hardee’s Restaurant confined to deep fryer

Salem Fire Protection District Firemen say a fire at the Hardee’s Restaurant on Sunday night was confined to a deep fryer where it started. Firemen say the employees had evacuated prior to their arrival. The fire was still burning when they entered the restaurant, but it was quickly extinguished. A dry chemical was used to…Read More »

Police Beat for Monday, March 8th, 2021

A 32-year-old Centralia man has posted bond and was released after being arrested by Wamac Police on an outstanding Marion County felony warrant. Nicolas Hatfield of West 6th Street posted $500 cash bond and was released. The warrant was for a petition to revoke probation on a felony criminal damage to property conviction.Read More »

Body found in creek in Salem’s Westside industrial park   

Body found in creek in Salem’s Westside industrial park   

Salem Police Chief Sean Reynolds says an investigation is underway into a body found in a creek flowing through vacant land in the Westside industrial park. Reynolds is not aware of any identification being found on the body and it was not immediately clear how long the person had been dead. Marion County Coroner Troy…Read More »

Local Sports

Wildcats Hit 10 Three’s In Win At Carlyle, Prep Saturday Scores

Wildcats Hit 10 Three’s In Win At Carlyle, Prep Saturday Scores

The Salem Wildcats will wrap up their basketball season this week with  a pair of games.  Tomorrow they travel to take on Mt Carmel and on Thursday Salem will honor their seniors as they host Breese Central.  The Cats got 6 made three’s from Donovan Williams to help in a 67-62 win at Carlyle.  The…

Lady Cats Honor Seniors Saturday With Blowout Of Carlyle

Lady Cats Honor Seniors Saturday With Blowout Of Carlyle

The Lady Cats will host Mt Carmel tomorrow and travel to Breese Central on Thursday.  The Lady Cats honored their seniors on Saturday before they routed visiting Carlyle 62-22.  Ellie Bunnell finished with 19, Chloe Harness 12 and Delaney Kell 10.  Emma Meyer led the Lady Indians with 11.   Saturday Girls Scores: Altamont 65…

Lady Bobcats Finish Volleyball Season Unbeaten

Lady Bobcats Finish Volleyball Season Unbeaten

The Franklin Park Lady Bobcats finished up their perfect season with a 25-10, 25-15 win over St Peter as Salem honored their 8th graders.  The JV ended 10-0 on the season with their 25-17, 25-14 victory.  The Varsity Lady Bobcats also claimed a regional title last week.