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I-57 in Marion County to have lane restrictions Monday

I-57 in Marion County to have lane restrictions Monday

The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that Interstate 57 throughout Marion County will have various lane restrictions in each direction beginning Monday, weather permitting. One lane of traffic in each direction will always remain open.  The work is necessary to complete pavement repairs and is anticipated to be completed by late September. Motorists should…Read more »

Patoka Graduation set for Friday night in Patoka Park

Patoka Graduation set for Friday night in Patoka Park

It is graduation night tonight (Friday) for Patoka high school students. It will be held in the Patoka Park Pavilion rain or shine. The graduating class of 14 will be led by valedictorian Colton Hill and salutatorian Braden Torbeck. Graduation is set for seven pm. Prior to the high school graduation, eighth-grade promotion will be…Read more »

Kaskaskia moves commencement ceremony inside due to weather concerns

Kaskaskia moves commencement ceremony inside due to weather concerns

Due to the anticipated hot weather Kaskaskia College has moved its commencement ceremony tonight (Friday) inside to the College’s Jane Knight Auditorium. In keeping with social distancing and safety regulations due to COVID-19, graduates and invited guests will remain in their cars for the processional and remarks by President George Evans, Board Chair Bill Hawley,…Read more »

IHSA Takes Steps Back With Increase In Positive COVID-19  Cases

IHSA Takes Steps Back With Increase In Positive COVID-19  Cases

Due to an increase in positive Covid-19 cases among high school teams around the state, the IHSA and Illinois Dept. of Public Health are jointly collaborating to modify the IHSA’s Phase 4 Return to Play Guidelines.  The modifications place greater restrictions on coaches and student-athletes in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19.  Important changes…Read more »

Patoka Announce Jr High/High School Volleyball Awards

Patoka Announce Jr High/High School Volleyball Awards

Patoka announced volleyball award winners from this past school year last night.  The high school awards were Kassidy Devall MVP, Makayla Gebke Hustler Award, Most Improved was Zoie Sarchet, Most Aces went to Gebke, Sportsmanship Award given to Madeline Clark along with Most Blocks and Devall had the Most Kills. The Junior High awards were…Read more »

Salem 11u Drops Pair At Carlyle

Salem 11u Drops Pair At Carlyle

The Salem 11u Wildcats saw a pair leads in both their games at Carlyle get erased late as they fell in both games 11-5 and 14-9.  In the opener Salem jumped out to a 4-0 lead before 8 runs on no hits in the 4th inning cost them the game.  Evan Barnes went 2-2, Kyler…Read more »

9u Wildcats Earn Win At Patoka

9u Wildcats Earn Win At Patoka

The Salem 9u Wildcats beat Patoka 21-6 scoring in every inning in the 6-inning game. Zane Applegate homered and added a triple and double.  Also with triples were Bentley Bryan and Owen Tennyson.  Doubling were Tennyson twice, Jax Schaubert, Kellen Nix and Drew Consolino. Applegate drove in 6 runs, Tennyson and Schaubert 4 each; Jayce…Read more »

Austin Cindric wins NASCAR Xfinity race at Kentucky Speedway

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Austin Cindric answered the nagging question of when he’ll finally conquer an oval. In fact, he did it so well at Kentucky Speedway the issue now is whether an encore is possible. Cindric won the first of two NASCAR Xfinity Series races at Kentucky, charging past Chase Briscoe on an overtime…Read more »