Wednesday Police Blotter
Effingham County Sheriff’s Office arrested 27 year old Marcus T. Robinson of Effingham for a Moultrie County FTA warrant for speeding 35+ mph over limit. Marcus posted bond and was released. Effingham City Police arrested 45 year old Carly M. Alacron of Effingham for DU alcohol and driving with...
Police chase goes on for 115 miles, reaches speeds of over 100 mph, Illinois cops say
The chase began when a driver failed to stop after committing a traffic violation, police said.
Tuesday Police Blotter
Effingham City Police arrested 27 year old Adam C. Teiffel of Effingham for driving while license revoked, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and expired registration sticker. Adam was given a pretrial NTA. CITATIONS. November 29, 2023. -Blake A. Beavers, 41, Effingham; Cited: 17:22 hours, Douglas Township. Disobeying Traffic Control Device.
Dogs in Need: Could Your Home Be Their New Home in effingham, IL?
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of effingham..
Effingham Flex-N-Gate workers return after two-week layoff
EFFINGHAM (WCIA) — Flex-N-Gate Effingham officials said workers returned on Nov. 6 after a two-week layoff. The UAW strikes in Kentucky caused the plant to temporarily let people go on Oct. 12. One worker, who wanted to remain anonymous, said she’s relieved to be back. She said the days off put her and some colleagues […]
Crackdown planned on heavy trucks using Skillet Fork Bridge on Route 161 Extension
Both the Marion County Sheriff’s Department and State Police plan a crackdown on trucks crossing the structurally compromised Skillet Fork Bridge on the Route 161 Extension. Marion County Highway Engineer Mike McCormick says the bridge is down to one-way traffic only Wednesday while a plate is put into place to fix a hole that developed in the floor of the main span of the bridge over the weekend.
Matt Hall files to run for State Representative in the 110th District, will face Blaine Wilhour in the March Primary
There will be a Primary Race for the area’s State Representative seat. On Monday, Republican Matt Hall filed to run in the March 19th Primary for 110th District State Representative. That will pit Hall in a Republican Primary race with incumbent Blaine Wilhour. In a release, Hall says he...
Kinmundy woman sentenced to 2.5 years in jail on burglary and aggravated battery charges
A 33-year-old Kinmundy woman has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison after pleading guilty in Marion County Court on Tuesday to burglary and aggravated battery charges. Vanessa Wooden of Freemont Street admitted to a reduced count of aggravated battery in a public place for striking a...
Vandals rally late to pick up win over South Central
After trailing for most of the 2nd half, the Vandals were able to rally to get a 40 to 38 win over South Central at Vandalia on Tuesday night. South Central held leads, although slim, for most of the night. The Cougars led 21 to 18 at halftime after leading by as many as 5 points in the first half. South Central then maintained a lead for most of the 2nd half before the Vandals did rally to tie the game before South Central was able to get back ahead. With South Central up 38 to 36, Vandals Senior Tanner Robbins hit a shot in the lane and was fouled. Robbins hit the free throw to give the Vandals a 39 to 38 lead and they would hold on from there to get the win. For the Vandals, it’s their second straight come from behind win as they improve to 3-3 on the season. They will play at Carlinville on Friday. South Central falls to 4-2 on the season. They will begin NTC play on Friday night as they will play at Altamont.
Marion County Sheriff’s Department swears in new deputy
The Marion County Sheriff’s Department has a new deputy. Sheriff Kevin Cripps has sworn in Issac Hayes of Salem as the department’s newest deputy. He’ll report to the police training academy in Belleville on January 8th. Hayes will replace Deputy Sean O’Leary who has resigned to take...
BSE Girls Run Away From Martinsville Early for 8th Win of Season
The Brownstown-St. Elmo Lady Bombers scored early and often as they picked up a big 59-14 win over Martinsville in Egyptian Illini Conference action on Monday night. The Bombers asserted their offensive authority early, outscoring the Blue Streaks 26-2 as senior Lexi Seabaugh scored all of her 10 points in the quarter and freshman Dayana Haslett put in 8 points in the quarter. BSE would again outscore Martinsville 14-2 in the second quarter, with 6 points from Madi Miller, for a commanding 40-4 lead at halftime. A 16-6 run in the third quarter including 11 points from Haslett would put the Bombers up 56-10 and trigger the mercy rule for running in the fourth as BSE would put away the 59-14 win. BSE is now 8-2 overall on the season and 1-0 in the EIC. They will switch back to National Trail Conference action on Thursday when they go back on the road to take on Windsor/Stew-Stras.
Ramsey Suffers Big Loss at Litchfield
Ramsey boys basketball is still searching for its second win of the season after suffering a big loss on the road, 88-23, at 2A Litchfield on Tuesday. Ramsey hit for 14 points in the first quarter but the Purple Panthers would put 34 as the Rams trailed by 20 heading into the second quarter. Litchfield again outscored the Rams, 18-7, as Ramsey found themselves down 52-21 at halftime. Ramsey would be outscore 36-2 in the second half, being held to just one basket in the third and being held scoreless in the fourth to suffer the 88-23 loss. Ramsey is now 1-7 on the season and will play Edinburg at home on Wednesday.
Trail Recreation Effingham Co. gets $200K from IDNR to expand trails
EFFINGHAM COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - Trail Recreation Effingham County has been awarded $200,000 from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to expand the local network of trails. The funds would be used on Phase VI-C of the trail. TREC President, Frank Brummer, said the work involves "more trails in the...
Altamont Handed First Loss of Season at Newton
The Altamont Indians suffered their fist loss of the season on Tuesday falling at 2A Newton, 56-46. The Indians got off to a slow offensive start and found themselves down 15-6 at the end of the first quarter. Altamont would put some things together in the second quarter with Dillan Elam hitting 6 points in the quarter and Eli Miller and Kaden Davis both hitting a three pointer apiece to cut the Newton lead to 22-18 at halftime. Newton would be the team with the hot hand in the third quarter again though, outscoring the Indians 22-11 in the third quarter as Altamont fell behind 44-29 by the end of the third quarter. Despite going on a 17-12 run in the fourth quarter, Altamont was unable to make a full comeback and fell 56-46. Altamont now stands at 3-1 on the season and returns home to open up National Trail Conference play on Friday when they host South Central.
Marion County Sheriff’s Department names employee of the year
Marion County Sheriff Kevin Cripps has named Jail Investigator Kyle Monical of Omega as the department’s Employee of the Year. The announcement came at the department’s annual Christmas party over the weekend. “He never turns anything down. He always has a smile on his face. I think he...
Altamont’s Grace Nelson Raises the Bar Again Eclipsing the 2,000 Career Point Mark
Altamont girls basketball guard and recent Illinois State signee Grace Nelson long ago cemented herself in the Altamont High School record books, as she reached 1,000 career points. Then she did it again as she surpassed 1,500 career points and then became the all-time leading scorer for girls or boys at ACHS. Monday night, she added another rung in her ladder of personal success as she surpassed the 2,000 career point milestone in the Lady Indians win over St. Anthony at the Enlow Center in Effingham. Just over two and a half minutes into the third quarter, with Altamont on defense, Libby Reardon would tip a St. Anthony pass into the hands of teammate Claire Boehm who would see the floor and find Nelson releasing up the far sideline and Nelson would take it in for the layup to give her career points #2000 and #2001. Nelson said she tried to come into the game just playing her normal game and help her team however she could and gave credit to her teammates for how they have helped her achieve this and other milestones.
Lady Vandals Pick Up Third Win of Season, beat Flora 59-28
Vandalia girls basketball got their third win of the season, beating Flora 59-28 at home on Monday night. The win was their first win at home this season, as they have been on the road for 6 of their 8 games and are now 1-1 at home so far. With the win, the Lady Vandals are now 3-5 overall on the season. They will be back in action at home in Vandalia on Thursday when they host Litchfield in South Central Conference play. Instead of playing in the high school gym though, the girls will play at Vandalia Jr. High for the night as Vandalia High School wrestling team will host their home opener in the high school gym.
Salem Rotary Club continues tradition to provide shoes to less fortunate students
The Salem Rotary Club is continuing a tradition of providing shoes to students in need. The club is presenting certificates to the principals of all of the schools that feed into Salem Community High School. Club President Greg Jones and Secretary Brenda Jones were at Franklin Park and Hawthorn School...
WKRV/I70sports Game of the Week Tonight–Vandals Host South Central
It will be our first of 2 WKRV/I70sports Games of the Week tonight. The Vandals will host South Central tonight in the continuation of the rivalry. Game time will be about 7:50 pm tonight. We will have the broadcast for you on 107.1 FM, available streaming at www.vandaliaradio.com and on the Vandalia Radio App. We will also have full game coverage at www.I7osports.com.
Joey Chestnut beaten by Geoff Esper in St. Elmo shrimp cocktail eating contest
Chestnut fell short for the second year in a row. Geoff Esper ate 16 pounds, 11.2 ounces of shrimp.