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Marion County reports 13 new cases of COVID-19; 44 reported across region 

Marion County reports 13 new cases of COVID-19; 44 reported across region 

The Marion County Health Department reported 13 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. Health Department Administrator Melissa Mallow says all are doing well and are on isolation.   She reports six of the new cases are attributed to community spread and seven to household or close contacts.   There are now 145 active cases, including nine who…Read More »

Three injured in two-vehicle crash on north side of Sandoval

Three injured in two-vehicle crash on north side of Sandoval

Sandoval Firemen worked to free Jeff Mount of Salem from his vehicle following a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 51 southbound at the north split of U.S. 50 in Sandoval.  Photo by Tim Ferguson. Three people were taken to SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment of injuries after a van crashed into the rear of…Read More »

Vandalia lands new industry that will make blankets   

Vandalia lands new industry that will make blankets   

The City of Vandalia has announced Kanata Blanket will be opening in the city and could have 50 jobs by the end of next year. Kanata has purchased the former Land O’Lakes/Purina Property at 1500 Veterans Avenue.  The company is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.   It has ties to Poly-Pak and Ship, which has…Read More »

Iuka Demo Derby attracts around 1,000 people    

Iuka Demo Derby attracts around 1,000 people    

Demo Derby action on Saturday at the Iuka Village Park. The Iuka Demolition Derby may have had its biggest attendance and the biggest number of demo cars in its history when the first demolition derby of the year was held in Marion County. The President of the Iuka Development Corporation Waylon Kleiboeker is extremely pleased. …Read More »

Local Sports

Franklin Park Hosts Cross County Meet

Franklin Park Hosts Cross County Meet

The Franklin Park Cross Country team hosted Field and Selmaville to Salem yesterday.  The Varsity Boys won the event with 20 points, Field finished 2nd with 65.  Cole Casburn was 2nd overall in 10:46 and Caidien Beer 3rd in 10:52.  They were followed by Eli Baker 4th, Steven McIntosh 5th and Robbie Shober 6th. The…

Junior High Baseball Wrap

Junior High Baseball Wrap

The Franklin Park Bobcats will be the top seed in next week’s SIJHSAA Regional and they will host both games if they continue to win.  Salem is 11-0 and will host 4th seed Fairfield on  Tuesday with the winner moving on to the title game on Thursday.  Carmi, who is also undefeated at 9-0 is…

SC Baseball Notches Another Win

SC Baseball Notches Another Win

The SC Cougars improved to 12-3 with a 16-1 win over Altamont.  Beau Jolliff drove in 7 runs including a long grand slam to help fuel the offense.  Chase Dodson also homered and drove in 2.  Spencer Johannes added 2 RBI with runs driven in by Sam Rubin, Aiden Dodson and Ethan Watwood.  Aidan Dodson…