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Marion County Republican party now has candidate for circuit clerk

The Marion County Republican Party once again has a candidate for Circuit Clerk to replace retiring Democratic Circuit Clerk Ronda Yates. Tiffany Schicker of rural Salem has been caucused into the position. “I think I have a unique combination of experience, between the Circuit Clerks Office, the State’s Attorney’s Office, and private law that would…Read more »

Odin High School and Junior High virtual graduation held Saturday  

Odin High School and Junior High virtual graduation held Saturday  

Odin Superintendent Jeff Humes addresses the graduates from an empty gym during a virtual graduation released on Saturday. Eleven Odin High School seniors graduated and 18 8th graders were promoted to high school in virtual graduation ceremonies on Saturday. Superintendent Jeff Humes told the high school graduates this wasn’t the way anyone wanted their school…Read more »

Police Beat for Sunday, May 31st, 2020      

Police Beat for Sunday, May 31st, 2020      

Three people remained in custody at the Marion County Jail on Sunday for alleged domestic battery.   23-year-old Matthew Harris of East Park in Kinmundy was arrested by Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies on Friday.    19-year-old Dakota Day, who told jail officials he was homeless, was arrested on Saturday by Centralia Police following an incident at a…Read more »

Illinois sees 61 more COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, toll now at 5,330

Illinois sees 61 more COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, toll now at 5,330

CHICAGO (AP) — State officials say another 61 Illinois residents have died from COVID-19, boosting the state’s death toll during the coronavirus pandemic to more than 5,300. The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Saturday that the state now has recorded 5,330 deaths from the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus. As the state has…Read more »

Salem man burned in face when starting recreational fire 

Salem man burned in face when starting recreational fire 

A Salem man received what are believed to be minor facial burns after a recreational fire he was starting flashed and burned his face. Michael Tomshack of the 500 block of South Maple was taken to Salem Township Hospital by United Medical Response for treatment of his injuries. The Salem Fire Protection District was called…Read more »