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Marion County records 24 new COVID-19 cases   

Marion County records 24 new COVID-19 cases   

The Marion County Health Department reported 24 new COVID-19 over the weekend and on Monday. Administrator Melissa Mallow says all are doing well and are on isolation.  Eight of the new cases are community spread and 16 are household/close contacts.   The new cases bring the number of active cases to 143, including eight who are…Read More »

Salem Rotary to sponsor Autumn Scarecrow Festival   

Salem Rotary to sponsor Autumn Scarecrow Festival   

The Salem Rotary has announced plans for a first-ever Autumn Scarecrow Festival. It will be a fundraiser for the Shoes For Children Program this year. The club is assuming sponsorship for this worthwhile project from the Salem Kiwanis club which has disbanded.   The program provides school shoes for students in the Salem and Selmaville School…Read More »

Local Sports

Salem Lady Wildcats win Salem’s annual match play invitational

Salem Lady Wildcats win Salem’s annual match play invitational

Salem maximum four point winners in Saturday’s annual Match Play at the Salem Country Club (left to right) Kenzie Anderson, Lauaren Ice and Alyssa Paul. The Salem Lady Wildcats came away from Salem’s annual match play invitational event Saturday with a win over Centralia, Carmi, and Breese Central. The match play competition is an 18…

Salem boys win match play over Carmi, Centralia and Mt. Vernon

Salem boys win match play over Carmi, Centralia and Mt. Vernon

Salem boys golf wins their match play event over Carmi, Centralia, and Mt Vernon. Luke Light, Cale Harris, and Jairen Stroud picked up first-place finishes in their flights. Tyson Mann, Isaak Williams, and Hunter Russell finished second in their flights. Coach Jason Harris says he is really proud of how the boys played over the…

South Central splits weekend double-header

South Central splits weekend double-header

The South Central Cougars are 10-3 after a doubleheader split with North Clay and TTown. SC won the opener over North Clay 4-3 getting RBI from Chase Thompson, Beau Jolliff, Andrew Magnus, and Brandt Hiestand. Spencer Johannes earned the win going 5.2 allowing 6 hits, 2 runs with 7 strikeouts, and a walk. SC then…