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Marion County CEO program will still begin this fall 

Marion County CEO program will still begin this fall 

The new Marion County CEO program will begin as scheduled this fall. That’s the word from the Board Chair Tabitha Meador following a meeting on Wednesday afternoon.    She reports the board gave the go-ahead to hire a facilitator who has already tentatively been selected and to begin taking applications from seniors interested in participating in…Read More »

Judge rules 17-year-old Centralia juvenile can be tried as adult for attempted murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm 

Judge rules 17-year-old Centralia juvenile can be tried as adult for attempted murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm 

Judge Ericka Sanders has ordered that a 17 and a half-year-old Centralia boy be tried as an adult on expected attempted murder and aggravated discharge of firearm charges.  The juvenile had remained in detention since his arrest on the juvenile charges following a May 16th incident where he allegedly fired an estimated 10 to 15…Read More »

Local Sports

East Alton Wood River Agrees To Join Cahokia Super Conference

East Alton Wood River has become the 4th piece to the Cahokia Super Conference puzzle as they approved to leave the Prairie State Conference. They join Roxana, Okawville and Chester who have already made the move with just Sparta waiting on a decision that should come at their June 11th meeting.  Wood River gave its…

SC 11u Takes Tough Loss After Big 5th Inning

SC 11u Takes Tough Loss After Big 5th Inning

The South Central 11u Storm Chasers dropped their opener to the Heaters 14-9 giving up 11 runs in the fifth inning to take the loss. SC got out hot scoring 5 times in the opening inning, but the Heaters chipped away with 2 runs in the second and another in the third before they erupted…