Centralia woman graduates from Marion County Drug Court
39-year-old Centralia woman graduated from the Marion County Drug Court Program on Friday. Cherie Price of North Cherry had charges of possession of meth and obstructing justice that she had pleaded guilty to enter drug court were dismissed with prejudice. The charges date back to November 2021. Two petitions to revoke her probation in two other cases were also dismissed.
Friday Police Blotter
Altamont Police arrested 53 year old Richard M. Chambers of Altamont for domestic battery. Richard was taken to the Effingham County Jail. Altamont Police arrested 41 year old Miranda D. Pagel of Altamont for domestic battery. Miranda was taken to the Effingham County Jail. Effingham City Police arrested 32 year...
Altamont Lady Indians Claim 3rd Place At Class 1A Girls Basketball State Tournament
On Thursday the 2024 Altamont Lady Indians won 3rd Place and made history by going further than any other basketball team in Altamont school history. This years Lady Indians squad already made history by advancing to the first final four in school history, with the win in the Farmer City Super Sectional on Monday over Cissna Park. Altamont captured third by winning 64-56 over Peru St. Bede.
Police Beat for Friday, March 1st, 2024
Three people were taken to the Marion County Jail on Thursday on outstanding warrants. 31-year-old Cody Buchanan of the Odin area was arrested by Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies on an outstanding Clinton County felony no-bond warrant. 42-year-old Jessie Beer of East 4th in Centralia was arrested by Sheriff’s Deputies...
Kell man injured in single vehicle crash Saturday morning
A 29-year-old Kell man was injured in a single pickup truck crash just west of Kell early Saturday morning. The Marion County Sheriff’s Department reports Nicholas Harmon of Third Street swerved off the 4900 block of Kell Road when trying to avoid a deer standing in the middle of the road. His truck came to a stop in the northbound ditch.
Breese Restaurant Owner looks to expand and open restaurants in Vandalia
Among the five liquor licenses requested at last week’s Vandalia City Council meeting was a license for a restaurant. Don Schomaker of Germantown came before the Vandalia City Council to request both a Class E Liquor License and Gaming License as he looks to open restaurants in Vandalia. Schomaker currently operates two restaurants in Breese and would like to bring a similar concept to Vandalia.
Fayette County Clerk Jessica Barker with an update to voters on Presidential Primary
Information from Fayette County Clerk Jessica Barker– In a decision made on Thursday, February 28, 2024, Cook County Circuit Judge Tracie Porter ruled on the status of Republican Primary Candidate Donald Trump for the upcoming March 19th Illinois Primary Ballot. However, it’s essential to note that this decision is currently pending review by the United States Supreme Court.
Police Beat for Thursday, February 29th, 2024
Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested 43-year-old Eric Tucker of St. Ann, Missouri for domestic battery and violation of an order of protection. Tucker was taken into custody during a domestic dispute at a home in the 300 block of Perkins Street. 41-year-old Jacqulin Tate of Centralia and 41-year-old...
Thursday Police Blotter
Illinois State Police arrested 59 year old Jeffrey J. Armour of Greenwood, DE for DUI drugs, DUI commercial motor vehicle, criminal violation of motor carrier, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of 5-15g of meth. Jeffrey was given an NTA and was released. Effingham City Police arrested 32 year old...
Ten GCMS/Fisher Middle School wrestlers qualify for state meet
VANDALIA – Ten Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher Middle School wrestlers earned a spot in the IESA Class A state meet through Saturday’s Vandalia Sectional. Four of those wrestlers earned sectional championships. Bentley Fields won the title at 90 pounds after winning via 10-5 decision over Vandalia’s Riley Hinton in the...
Altamont Finishes Season How They Wanted – With a Win and a Trophy
Thursday was a day of ups and down for the Altamont Lady Indians, but in the end the were able to end their season with a win and will return home this weekend with the IHSA 1A State Third Place trophy. The Lady Indians battled in their semifinal matchup with Illini Bluffs on Thursday morning, but after a hard fought four quarters, they seemingly ran out of gas a bit as they fell 60-48 in overtime. After a long afternoon break, Altamont had to return to CEFCU Arena in the evening and as they have so many games this season, used a strong second half to pull away enough from Peru St. Bede for a 64-56 win to claim third place and claim the first state trophy for girls basketball in program history. In the press conference after the third place win, Lady Indians Coach Craig Carr said there were a lot of tears after the semifinal loss, but the way they look at it, they are one of two 1A teams to end their season with a win.
Rural Ramsey Man Found Dead After Long Search
A rural Ramsey man was found dead Tuesday afternoon after multiple agencies has been in engaged in a search for several hours. Fayette County Coroner Dave Harris says that 83 year old Austin Sanders was found dead in a creek bed at the bottom of a steep embankment about 3/4 of a mile west of his home. Mr. Sanders was pronounced dead at the scene by the Fayette County Coroner’s Office at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon. Coroner Harris says it appears to be an accidental death and no foul play is suspected. Several agencies and volunteers were involved in the search for Mr. Sanders, who had last been seen by a neighbor on Saturday afternoon.
Highschool Basketball | 04 March Teutopolis Boys Game Notice
The Teutopolis Boys Basketball team will have a Playoff game with Benton(Benton, IL) on 04 March, 2024, 7 PM. As of now, Wooden Shoes has won 16 games and lost 1 games, and the winning rate is 0.895.
Poll Question asking your opinion on Gas Station Convenience Stores getting liquor licenses remains open
Our poll question regarding gas station convenience stores getting liquor remains up. Two gas station convenience stores have applied for a liquor license in the City of Vandalia and had the first reading of those applications at the February 20th meeting. It is expected that those licenses—along with the one for Wal-Mart and a non-gas station convenience store—will be acted on at the Vandalia City Council meeting on Monday.
IBCA announces Class 1A girls All-State basketball teams
BEDFORD PARK - The Illlinois Basketball Coaches Association released this year's Class 1A all-state team selections today. Four area players, one senior and three juniors, earned a spot on the list. Salt Fork junior Alexa Jamison and Tuscola senior Sydney Moss were named to the Third Team. Macie Russell, also...
Purple Riders fall in sectional final
EFFINGHAM — The purple wall standing along half of St. Anthony’s Enlow Center was in place well before the Arcola boys’ basketball team emerged for warmups on Friday night. When the Purple Riders faithful filed down 19 rows of bleachers some two hours later, they’d witnessed Christ...
Egyptian Illini Conference Girls Basketball All Conference Team Announced
The Egyptian Illini Conference has released its Girls Basketball All-Conference Team for the 2023-2024 season. Eleven athletes from the I70Sports.com coverage area have been named to the team with four each from Brownstown-St. Elmo and Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City and three from Ramsey. BSE senior Lexi Seabaugh has been named as this year’s MVP for the EIC. The full EIC Girls Basketball All-Conference Team is listed below:
The coldest February in Marion County history—and the warmest
Stacker compiled a list of the warmest and coldest Februaries in each county's history using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
February Student of the month-Sandoval
Sandoval Elementary School recognized Students of the Month for February. The students were chosen because of their outstanding display of CARING, such as being kind, compassionate, showing others they care, expressing gratitude, forgiving others, helping those in need and being generous. The assembly was sponsored by our Sandoval PTO!
Nelson Scores 71 Points In 2 Games Thursday To Lead Altamont To 1a 3rd Place…Okawvillle & Nashville Advance To State Title Games Repping Washington County
Altamont took 3rd place at the IHSA Class 1a state tournament splitting a pair of games yesterday at CEFCU Arena in Normal. Altamont lost their semifinal game in overtime 60-48. Nelson scored 32 points in the loss. In the 3rd place game last night, Altamont regrouped and came out with amazing energy winning 64-56 win over Peru St Bede with Nelson adding another 39. She scored 71 points on the day finishing 2 points shy of the State Tournament record as the Lady Indians finish their historic season at 28-7. Nelson will return to Normal next season as she is signed to play with Illinois State.