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Marion County Board approves balance budget

The Marion County Board Monday night approved its budget for the fiscal year that begins December 1st. The $9.4-million budget still contains a surplus, but it was cut to just $102,000 after $255,000 was added back in for capital improvements and a lower estimate in the growth of assessed valuation. Finance Committee Chair Dr. Creighton…Read More »

Centralia City Council rejects property tax increase

Centralia City Council rejects property tax increase

All but one member of the Centralia City Council told City Manager Lowell Crow at a budget work shop meeting Monday night that they would not support a property tax increase to begin addressing the city’s pension shortfall. However, they were in unanimous agreement to place the half-cent sales tax back on the ballot in…Read More »

Farina teen captured after running from Salem Police at Walmart

Farina teen captured after running from Salem Police at Walmart

An 18-year-old Farina man was arrested after allegedly fleeing through an emergency door at the Salem Walmart when a Salem Police Officer attempted to stop him on an outstanding warrant. The officer had entered the store looking for Diego Barrades of Walnut Street after receiving word he had been seen in the parking lot. Barrades…Read More »

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KC Signs Another Talented Soccer Athlete

KC Signs Another Talented Soccer Athlete

Kaskaskia College has announced the signing of Gracie Kimmle to the KC Soccer program. Gracie is a forward from Mascoutah H.S. where she also plays golf and has also played club soccer for Kixx United FC!

Northwestern Wildcats continue undefeated, beating Wisconsin 17-7

Northwestern Wildcats continue undefeated, beating Wisconsin 17-7

Saturday provided for a tremendous game allowing for the undefeated No.19 Northwestern Wildcats to take control of the Big Ten West after taking down No. 10 Wisconsin, 17-7. Northwestern forced five turnovers overall, four of which occurred in the first half, and sacked Graham Mertz three times in its first win over a top-10 team…

Illini win 2nd in row 41-23 over turnover-plagued Huskers

Illini win 2nd in row 41-23 over turnover-plagued Huskers

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Brandon Peters threw for one touchdown and ran for another in his first game in nearly a month, Illinois had two rushers go over 100 yards, and the Illini beat turnover-plagued Nebraska 41-23 for their second straight win. The Cornhuskers won at Illinois last year despite committing four turnovers. They couldn’t…

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