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Marion teen killed in accident

A Marion teen was killed in a single-vehicle accident in Franklin County on Friday. Authorities say 19-year-old Silas Jones was southbound on North Thompsonville Road when he exited the west side of the roadway and struck a guardrail. The vehicle overturned and ejected the driver. Jones was pronounced dead at...
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Marion Police find human remains

Marion Police have located the remains of a deceased female. The remains were discovered Friday night in a wooded area near the 1600 block of Peabody Road. Due to the condition of the remains, a positive identification could not be made immediately. Anyone with information about this incident is asked...
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Police working to identify human remains found in Marion, Illinois

MARION, IL — The Marion, Illinois, Police Department is working to identify human remains that were found in a wooded area Friday night. In a news release sent Monday, the police department says the remains were found around 9:13 p.m. Friday in an area north of the 1600 block of Peabody Road in Marion.
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Red Bud, ILNews-Democrat

Red Bud mayor accused of lying to federal investigators in Columbia mayor’s case

Former Red Bud Mayor Tim Lowry has been indicted by a federal grand jury for his alleged role in an insurance scheme involving former Columbia Mayor Kevin Hutchinson. Lowry was charged Thursday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois with one count of making a false statement to members of the Southern Illinois Public Corruption Task Force.
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Marion is in for a sunny Tuesday — jump on it!

(MARION, IL) The forecast is calling for sun today in Marion. Here are three ideas for how to make the most of it, along with a four-day forecast. Have a picnic: With COVID-19 restrictions lingering around the country, this beloved pastime has taken on new relevance. Meeting a friend somewhere pretty with a basket of snacks and a blanket can be a spontaneous way to enjoy a sunny afternoon in a safer environment than indoors. Risk levels should always be taken into account along with advice from health authorities on gathering sizes.

Post 167 powers way past Centralia for 5th Division Championship

Not many birthday presents have been better than the one Cody Hall got Monday night. The former Harrisburg standout and Harrisburg Post 167 American Legion baseball coach, who turned 26 Monday, also led his team to a 5-4 victory over Centralia and claimed the 5th Division American Legion title over Post 446.
Calvert City, KYMarshall County Daily

Pickleball players win gold in Marion, Ill.

Calvert City pickleball players went to Marion, Illinois to participate in the 2021 Hospice Southern Illinois Open, July 24. There were 68 entries in this Round Robin Format. With 4 Calvert City players participating, 4 Gold medals were brought home. Dax Myhand / Jacob Hill – GOLD 3.5 Men’s Doubles.
Harrisburg, ILThe Southern

Sale of WSIL-TV nears completion

Southern Illinois’ ABC television affiliate will soon have a new owner. WSIL-TV and six other broadcast stations across the country are being purchased by Los Angeles-based Allen Media Group for a combined $380 million. The sale should be finalized within the next two months. WSIL was among stations included in...

Chalk, chalk and more chalk – Benton artists plan to decorate sidewalks at Benton Community Park

The second-ever “Chalk Benton” event will be held this Saturday, July 31 at Benton Community Park. Triston Bigham, a Benton High School grad, initiated the first event a few weeks ago as just a way of getting a few creative friends together to draw with chalk. Bigham, who has a passion for chalk drawing, will attend Rend Lake College this fall and study graphic design. He said the first event was so successful – more than 25 showed up to show off their chalk drawing skills — that he wanted to hold another event at Benton Community Park.