Local News

Salem Grade School district addressing mold problems

The Salem Grade School District is addressing mold issues found in Franklin Park Middle School and an outside building at Hawthorn. Superintendent Dr. Leslie Foppe says Serve Pro and an environmentalist have been called in to sanitize the buildings. She anticipates the work will be completed before school starts August 21st although she has informed…Read More »

Governor releases money for new Rend Lake College building

Governor JB Pritzker has announced Rend Lake College will receive $5.3-million to construct a new allied health building. The funding is coming from the Rebuild Illinois Capital Plan designed to boost local economies across Illinois. A total of 15 community colleges around the state are receiving a total of $103.5-million. Rend Lake’s new allied health…Read More »

Hoyleton Fire Department receives grain bin rescue equipment

The Hoyleton Fire Protection District has been awarded a grain rescue tube and specialized training from Nationwide and CHS. The resources will be used to help protect against grain entrapment, which result in dozens of deaths across rural America each year and spiked in 2019 and 2020 due to last season’s wet harvest. Nationwide’s President…Read More »

Salem Community High School giving away extra yearbooks

Salem Community High School has extra yearbooks from previous years and wants to give them to anyone that would like one. The yearbooks are from 2000, 2005, and from 2008 through 2018. The yearbooks will NOT be reserved. They are free on a first come first serve basis. The yearbooks will be located in the…Read More »

Local Sports

9u Medicine Shoppe Wildcats Fall In JeffCo League Play

9u Medicine Shoppe Wildcats Fall In JeffCo League Play

In Jefferson County Little League play last night, the Salem 9u Medicine Shoppe Wildcats fell to Roudhouse Harley Davidson 7-0.  It was a 4 run third inning that really hurt Salem’s chances.  The Wildcats only had 3 hits with Owen Tennyson doubling and Jax Schubert and Trip Garden adding singles.  Cam Slater, Kai Graham and…