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Salem man draws eight-year prison term on drug delivery charge

A 26-year-old Salem man has been sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty in Marion County Court Tuesday to unlawful delivery of five to 15 grams of methamphetamine. As part of the plea agreement, two other felony charges pending against John Phillips of Lynnwood Drive were dropped. They...
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OFFICIALS RELEASE NAMES OF SANDOVAL BROTHERS KILLED IN SUNDAY CRASH

CLINTON COUNTY, IL — Authorities have released the names of two Sandoval residents killed in a two-vehicle crash Sunday night that sent a third resident to a St. Louis area hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Clinton County Coroner Phillip Moss confirmed that 11-year-old Adler Waterbury and his big...
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2022 05/20 – Adler William Waterbury

Adler William Waterbury, 11, of Sandoval passed away Sunday, May 15, 2022. He was born on June 11, 2010, in Breese. Adler was a student at Sandoval Grade School where he made many good friendships and looked forward to recess. He loved to play sports and made quite the impression playing shortstop for his baseball team. Adler was a great team player with a never quit attitude whether he was helping get the runners out from shortstop or going in for two points in basketball. He had musical talents, playing trombone, and laying down a good beat as he was learning to play the drums. Adler was a gamer that celebrated victory royales while playing Fortnite. He excitedly watched wrestling, amazed at all the awesome wrestling moves the wrestlers used. He was a social butterfly who made friends easily and his loyalty could always be counted on. Adler brought so much light and joy to all those who knew and loved him as he was a true shining star. He will forever be remembered, as his life left an impact that can never be forgotten.
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Mowing Accident Claims Life Of Hillsboro Man

A rural Hillsboro man lost his life in a mowing accident Saturday, May 14. The Hillsboro Journal reports 72 year old Fred Roach, of Hillsboro, was pinned under a lawn mower at his residence on Old Litchfield Trail, about four miles west of the Hillsboro city limits. First responders were...
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2022 05/20 – Melanie Kaye Manning

Melanie Kaye Manning, age 72 of Salem, passed away at her home on Monday, May 16, 2022. Melanie was born on December 23, 1949, in Salem, the daughter of Raymond and Rosemary (Farthing) Barham. She married Barry Manning on January 2, 1999, at the Odin Christian Church and he survives in Salem.
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2022 05/20 – Gage Ian Rolllinson

Gage Ian Rollinson, 19, of Sandoval passed away Sunday, May 15, 2022. He was born on February 14, 2003, in Breese. Survivors that will remember Gage’s love for his family and friends include his parents Ashley and Ricky Niepoetter of Sandoval; grandparents Kim and Tim Starr of Sandoval, Donna and Rick Niepoetter of Sandoval, and Misty and Mark Rollinson of Centralia; great-grandfather Bert Rollinson of Centralia; siblings Rheagan, Trinity, Raider, and Arah; girlfriend Angel Reynolds; special friends Kaleb, Caden, Jerry, Reid, and Gordo; and a host of many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
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Dollar General Coming To Brownstown

The Village of Brownstown will soon be getting their own Dollar General. Ground has been broken on the project along U.S. Route 40 just west of the Fayette County Fairgrounds. Brownstown Village President Ginny Wilber says it’s been a long time coming and they are excited about the store coming to town.
BROWNSTOWN, IL
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Effingham City Council Meeting Held Today

The Effingham City Council met for their regularly scheduled meeting at 5pm today. The City Council approved all the omnibus vote agenda all together and moved on to the Employee of the Quarter for the City. Alyssa Robinson was recognized for her dedicated service to the city. The City Council...
EFFINGHAM, IL
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Greenville breaks ground for two projects

GREENVILLE — Officials at Greenville University on Friday held groundbreaking ceremonies for two construction projects. With the sounds of the Men’s and Women’s Track and Field NCCAA National Championships in the background, members of the Robert “Ish” Smith family and the W. Richard Stephens family, along with representatives from Greenville University and the City of Greenville, broke ground at the site of the future athletic building at the John M. Strahl athletic complex along Elm Street.
GREENVILLE, IL
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8th Grade Graduates get send off from Franklin Park School

A large crowd jammed into Franklin Park Middle School gym Tuesday night to watch the 110 8th graders receive their diplomas. Student Speaker Finley Puricelli noted how simple things were in kindergarten and how through education their lives have been full of change and noting thankfully their dreams can change as well.
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Rural Salem CILA resident charged with aggravated battery to staff member

A 30-year-old resident of a CILA home on the Selmaville Road in rural Salem was formally charged in Marion County Court on Monday with aggravated battery to a staff member. Laurence McCullan is accused of impeding the breathing of a female employee by applying pressure to her neck. McCullan was...
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Sandoval Elementary May Students of the Month

Sandoval Elementary School recognized the Students of the Month for May. The students were chosen because of their outstanding display of CITIZENSHIP, such as taking care of the community, showing respect and devotion to one’s country, having a willingness to give their time and talents to help others, and following the laws and rules even when out of school. The assembly this month was sponsored by Day Macz Funeral Home of Sandoval.
SANDOVAL, IL
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Tuesday Action From Salem Little League

In softball majors at the Little League Complex, Dairy Queen took the loss to Landers 8-5. Ziva Owen led the way with 2 hits and an RBI, Jorja English a hit and 2 runs with an RBI. Kenzie Collier, Gabby Goosetree and Addy Branson added a hit and RBI. Gabby Goosetree took the loss on the mound with 8 strikeouts in 3 innings. In the win for Landers, Kinslie Parrish had 3 hits, 3 runs and 2 RBI, Brylee Carter and Samara Simmons had 2 hits and 2 RBI, Chelsey Haines was the winning pitcher.
SALEM, IL
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Genevieve Elaine Byers, 93

Genevieve Elaine Byers, 93, of Neoga, Illinois formerly of Effingham, Illinois passed away May 16, 2022 in the Heartland Senior Living Center in Neoga, Illinois. Genny was born April 19, 1929 in Smithboro, Illinois to Raymond and Aline (Leever) Keeler. Her two siblings were Lois and Clyde. Genny married Hira “Bud” Byers on November 21, 1948. They were happily married for almost seventy-four years. Their children are Brenda (Lou) Haskett of Neoga, Illinois, Nancy Miller of Toledo, Illinois and Patty Claybaugh of Mahomet, Illinois.
NEOGA, IL
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Pana Students Of The Month Recognized For May 2022

Peoples Bank and Trust and 94.3 WMKR are proud to present the Pana High School April 2022. Students of the Month for the month of May are Logan Roberts, Siarra Hammond, Chloe Bland, and Noah Gorenz. L -R: SENIOR LOGAN ROBERTS; JUNIOR(NOT PICTURED) SIARRA HAMMOND; SOPHOMORE CHLOE BLAND; FRESHMAN NOAH...
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Pickup truck destroyed in fire in rural Salem

The Salem Fire Protection District reports a pickup truck was destroyed by fire late Monday afternoon. The truck owned by Steve McConnaughhay was parked near where he was farming in the 5900 block of Apple Ridge Road southeast of Salem when the engine caught fire. The vehicle was fully engulfed when firemen arrived.
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Salem Wildcats Head To Vandalia Today For Regional Showdown With Teutopolis

The Salem Wildcats are scheduled to open up the 2a Vandalia Regional tonight, weather permitting, with a game against Teutopolis. First pitch is set for 6pm following the first game of the night between Paris and Vandalia. You can listen to Salem and TTown on WJBD tonight at 6pm. You can also listen to the stream at WJBDradio.com. The winners will advance to Saturday’s title game.
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