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Raccoon Get’s Win Behind Murray & Braddy

Raccoon Get’s Win Behind Murray & Braddy

Raccoon defeated Odin 11-5 in middle school softball.  Bria Murray was the winning pitcher allowing 3 hits in 6 innings with 15 strikeouts.  She also homered at the plate.  Maya Braddy also had a big day at the plate with 3 hits including 2 home runs and a triple. South Central fell to 8-6 with…Read more »

Bobcats Compete Well At Benton Cross Country Meet

Bobcats Compete Well At Benton Cross Country Meet

The Franklin Park cross country team ran on the road for the first time this year at Benton along with Pinckneyville. The varsity boys were 1st led by Eli Baker’s 3rd place finish in 11:52.  Caidien Beer, Robbie Shober & Cole Casburn were 4-5-6, Hunter Malan 7 and Caleb Purintun 8. The varsity girls also…Read more »

Kane Insurance MVP of the Week

Kane Insurance MVP of the Week

The Bobcat MVP of the Week sponsored by Kane Insurance is Finley Puricelli.  She is currently on the cross country team and her hobbies also include reading, painting and cheering.  Her favorite subject is Language and her favorite sports team, the St Louis Cardinals.Read more »

Governor says he won’t give in to pressure for fall football, soccer and volleyball

Governor says he won’t give in to pressure for fall football, soccer and volleyball

Rush University Medical Center Infectious Disease Specialist Michael Lin discusses the dangers of resuming some sports.   Governor JB Pritzker says he will not give in to pressure about letting youth sports resume. Despite requests, rallies, and rumblings, the governor repeated at a Wednesday news conference that it’s just not safe to play contact sports…Read more »

South Central School District discusses remote learning successes

South Central School District discusses remote learning successes

South Central High School is scheduled to return to in-person learning Friday after 14 days of full remote learning due to positive COVID-19 cases. High School Principal Jamie VanScyoc told the school board Thursday night he feels the learning process has continued and has drawn good remarks from students and parents. “Our teachers all have…Read more »

Police Beat for Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Police Beat for Thursday, September 17th, 2020

A 23-year-old Odin man has been arrested for domestic battery and unlawful restraint. Daniel Johnston of Page Avenue was arrested when police were called to a fight outside the camper where Johnston had been living in the 200 block of Second Street. Upon arrival, deputies learned Johnston had allegedly fought and restrained his girlfriend from…Read more »

Iuka Jr. Beta Club Induction

Iuka Jr. Beta Club Induction

The Iuka Grade School honored its 2020 Jr. Beta Club Inductees at a ceremony at the school on Wednesday night. The ceremony was led by teacher sponsors Becky Vincent and Derick Vincent. The inductees and immediate family members were treated to refreshments outside on the nice evening. Congratulations to the Iuka Grade School Jr. Beta…Read more »

Annies Tennis Falls To Althoff

Annies Tennis Falls To Althoff

Centralia’s Tennis Team fell to Althoff 9-0 to drop their record to 2-2 on the season. The only wins for Centralia came in their extra doubles matches with Addy McDonal and Maddi Dailey winning 4-1 and Saddie Skillette and Blaike Knolholff winning 4-3. The Annies tennis team is at Herrin.   (Photo’s by Pat Hodges)Read more »