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Two plead guilty to burglary to home in rural Iuka

Two plead guilty to burglary to home in rural Iuka

Christopher Brown (left) and Cory Jones (right).   Marion County Jail photos.   Two of the three charged with a burglary broken up in progress at a home on the Route 161 Extension in rural Iuka last December have pleaded guilty to burglary charges in Marion County Court. 39-year-old Christopher Brown of 4th Street in Xenia…Read more »

Four acres burn in out of control trash fire in rural Texico

Four acres burn in out of control trash fire in rural Texico

There was no damage reported when a trash fire got away and burned four acres before being brought under control. Kell Fire Chief Lonnie McDaneld says the fire was at the Charles Waterstradt home at 32032 North Stratford Lane in rural Texico. The fire call came in at 2:36 Thursday afternoon. Firemen were on the…Read more »

Salem Grade School Board hears COVID-19 update

Salem Grade School Board hears COVID-19 update

The Salem Grade School Board heard an update Thursday night on the number of COVID-19 cases as well as the start of a catch-up program at Franklin Park School. Superintendent Dr. Leslie Foppe says the number of staff out with COVID is down from the 11 the week school resumed following the holidays. “We only…Read more »

KC Volleyball Loaded With Area Talent Opens Up Season Today

KC Volleyball Loaded With Area Talent Opens Up Season Today

The KC volleyball team will open up their season today as they host Frontier College at 1pm.  Kim Rahar’s squad features a ton of area talent including Centralia’s Jacqueline Grimes, Alyssa Hutton and Mady Becker; Carlyle’s Molly Diekemper and Brooklynn Smith as well as Mater Dei’s Gabby Jamruk, Claire Tonnies, Baylee Richter and Carter Mohesky.Read more »

Elite Head To Damiansville For Weekend Action

Elite Head To Damiansville For Weekend Action

The SI Elite 8th Grade AAU basketball team that includes athletes from Franklin Park, Iuka, Central City, Woodlawn, Bluford, Irvington and Raccoon, will return to action with 4 games this weekend. They will play in Damiansville on Saturday at 8am when they take on Hoop Squad followed at 3pm against the Shockers.  Then on Sunday,…Read more »

SIU-Edwardsville wins in emotional return to basketball

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Shamar Wright scored 14 points including a putback dunk with under a minute to go, Lamar Wright added a last-second free throw and Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville edged Tennessee State 67-65. The game was SIUE’s first in 33 days as COVID-19 issues forced a lengthy pause. The coronavirus hit especially close to…Read more »

Lakers handle Bucks to move to 12-4

Lakers handle Bucks to move to 12-4

UNDATED (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have made a successful start to their seven-game road trip by winning for the 12th time in 16 games.   LeBron James pumped in a season-high 34 points and the Lakers bounced back from Monday’s meltdown against Golden State by downing the Bucks, 113-106 in Milwaukee.   The…Read more »