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Sanford has 3-point game, St. Louis beats Chicago 6-5

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Zach Sanford had two goals and an assist, leading the St. Louis Blues to a wild 6-5 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. St. Louis has won five consecutive games. The Blues have won all three regular-season games against Chicago. Brandon Saad, Duncan Keith and Patrick Kane scored power-play goals, and Connor…Read more »

Kaskaskia College Board freezes tuition and lowers online fees

Kaskaskia College Board freezes tuition and lowers online fees

Kaskaskia College Board discusses tuition and student satisfaction at Monday night’s meeting.  Photo by Bruce Kropp. The Kaskaskia College Board has voted to keep tuition and mandatory fees at the same level for the coming school year. Vice President of Administrative Services Judy Hempker says tuition will remain at $136 per credit hour plus the…Read more »

Centralia Police Chief hopes to utilize new digital ticket program to springboard into other improvements

Centralia Police Chief hopes to utilize new digital ticket program to springboard into other improvements

Marion County Circuit Clerk Ronda Yates and Centralia Police Chief Greg Dodson (rear) explain the Digi-Ticket program to Centralia City Council.  Photo by Bruce Kropp. While a new Digital Ticket program to be rolled out by the Marion County Circuit Clerk’s office this summer will initially allow for the writing of digital traffic tickets, Centralia…Read more »

Grain bin accident sends one to the hospital

Grain bin accident sends one to the hospital

Centralia Fire Protection District firemen work to help an employee of Loepker Grain Elevator after his leg became stuck in a grain auger.   Photo by Tim Ferguson. A 57-year-old worker at the Loepker Grain Elevator on Route 161 East of Centralia at Byars Road was injured when his right leg became stuck in part of…Read more »

Name of Salem killed in early morning fire released 

Name of Salem killed in early morning fire released 

Marion County Coroner Troy Cannon has released the name of a 52-year-old Salem man killed in an early Tuesday morning fire at his apartment in Golden Acres in the 600 block of West Schwartz Street.  He is Jeffrey Anderson, a disabled veteran who apparently lived alone. Salem Fire Marshal Bill Fulton says the fire will…Read more »

Blue Devils Earn Win, Meadows Gets 17 In Women’s Loss

Blue Devils Earn Win, Meadows Gets 17 In Women’s Loss

In juco hoops, KC earned an 86-75 road win over Southeastern Illinois.  La-Quiem Walker led KC with 23 and was matched by Payton Sheen.  Traeveion Jones finished with 18 and Jacob Thompson 14.  Jaidon Hunter had 26 to lead SEI.  KC is 16-13 and will play their final regular season home game Wednesday as they…Read more »

IHSA Dual Sectionals Tonight

IHSA Dual Sectionals Tonight

The IHSA Dual Wrestling Sectionals are tonight.  In 3a at Oswego, Edwardsville goes up against Lockport in semifinal action.  In 2a at Lincoln its Mattoon and Triad on one side and Lincoln and Mahomet Seymour on the other.  In 1a action at Shelbyville, Vandalia takes on Tolono Unity and Benton grapples with Auburn.Read more »