Flora man sentenced to prison for kicking deputy in the neck
CLAY COUNTY — A 26-year-old Flora man was sentenced Monday in Clay County Court to more than three years in prison after he pleaded guilty in December to kicking a Clay County Sheriff’s deputy in the neck and shoulder. According to Clay County State’s Attorney Phillip Givens, Andrew...
Centralia man pleads guilty in case stemming from shooting of Salem girl
MARION COUNTY — A 21-year-old Centralia man was sentenced Tuesday in Marion County Court to eight-and-a-half years in prison after he pleaded guilty to the lesser charge against him stemming from an incident last month where a young woman was shot in the abdomen. Diego Barradas was facing charges...
Monday Police Blotter
Effingham County Sheriff’s Office arrested 41 year old Tricia K. Eby of Potomac, IL for an Effingham County FTA warrant for DU alcohol. Tricia was released per judge’s orders. Effingham County Sheriff’s Office arrested 57 year old Daniel R. Gingerich of Terre Haute, IN for 2 counts of...
Woman identified after deadly Effingham Co. crash: Coroner
EFFINGHAM COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — The Effingham County Coroner confirmed the identity of a 43-year-old woman who died Sunday after a car crash near Dieterich. Just before 3:30 p.m., the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office and Dieterich Fire Department responded to the scene near 2300th Street and East 1300th Street, around three miles north of Dieterich. […]
Smell something in Olney? Gas company warns of work Tuesday
OLNEY, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) — If you’re in Olney, Illinois and noticing the smell of natural gas, its to be expected on Tuesday. That’s according to the Illinois Gas Company who announced they have crews working on their odorant tanks near the office throughout the day on Tuesday. Officials said every effort will be made to […]
Fairfield man arrested for burglary when deputies find him inside the building
WAYNE COUNTY — A 51-year-old Fairfield man was arrested early Monday morning when Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies reportedly interrupted him in the process of burglarizing a Fairfield restaurant. According to the sheriff’s office, just before 4 a.m. Monday, deputies responded to a call about a burglary in progress...
TUESDAY WEATHER DISCUSSION
(OLNEY/NEWTON) It will be another warmer-than-normal day on tap for this Tuesday with a chance of rain and maybe some thunderstorm activity for our downstate area today thru tonight. As the associated cold front moves through later tonight, our wind direction will switch from the west/northwest and while the rain chances end, colder air will move into our region for the next few days. We’ll eventually warm back into the 50’s and 60’s on Friday and Saturday with dry weather expected for the first weekend of March 2024. Then more rain possible the first of next week. Stay tuned for weather updates and as always, monitor a NOAA Weather Alert Radio for more weather information and forecast details.
Fatal Single Vehicle Accident Near Dieterich
At approximately 3:28 pm on Sunday February 25th, the Effingham County Sheriff’s Department and the Dieterich Fire Department responded to a single vehicle crash on the Dieterich blacktop approximately three miles north of Dieterich. Upon arrival, it was determined one female was critically injured and was transported to HSHS St. Anthony Hospital for treatment. The female passed away in the Emergency Room at 4:38 pm. The female was identified as Kelli J. Moon, age 43 of Greenup, Illinois.
Four Red Roof storage units damaged when hit by SUV Sunday night
Four storage units at Red Roof Storage on South Broadway in Salem were damaged when hit by an SUV late Sunday night. Salem Police say the driver, 49-year-old William McDaneld of Kinmundy Road of Salem, told them he had fallen asleep while traveling south on Broadway and leaving the road near Wells Street before hitting the front of the four units and becoming wedged inside of one of them.
Salem Community High School plans $2.1-million in improvements this summer
It will be another summer of major improvements at Salem Community High School. The SCHS Board Monday night agreed to $ 2.1 million in improvements and amended a contract with Ameresco to oversee much of the work. Superintendent Dr. Brad Detering explains some of the planned work. “We have flooring...
JUNIOR HIGH VOLLEYBALL FROM LAST NIGHT (02/27/2024)
(NEWTON) In Junior High Volleyball last night (02/26/2024– In IESA 7th Grade Regional play at Robinson, Newton Jasper County lost a first round match to Lawrenceville. The Jasper County 7th grade squad finishes a successful season at 18-4. (OLNEY) In Junior High Volleyball last night – The Middle School Lady...
IN MEETING MINUTES FROM RICHLAND COUNTY LAST NIGHT (02/27/2024)
(OLNEY) The Olney City Council met in regular session last night. The Council : approved the payment of all bills as presented : amended the City’s 2023-2024 Tourism Budget and donated an additional $20,000 for the Eclipse Festival to be held in Olney : approved the $8,000 purchase of a new utility line locator : approved an Annexation Agreement between the City of Olney and Doll Real Estate LLC for the 19.04 acre Northfield Subdivision : agreed to sell two City-owned properties at 200 North Lexington Street and at 207 North Saratoga Street : agreed to waive Special Event Permits for the DePaul University Solar Eclipse Event in Olney’s Musgrove Park on April 8th : agreed to waive food truck vendor permits for the Solar Eclipse Event in Olney : agreed to accept liquor liability for alcohol consumption in the area of the Solar Eclipse Event in Olney : agreed to move the Council’s first meeting in April to Tuesday, the April 9th : heard various updates and reports from City elected and appointed officials : and took no action, other than to adjourn, after an executive session to discuss real property, negotiations, & personnel : the Council’s next meeting is March 11th.
911 call leads to arrest of West Salem, Illinois woman
A disturbance 911 call leads to Gibson County authorities arresting an Illinois woman.
Savor the Flavor: Olney's Trio of Pizza Delights
In this article, we're exploring three exceptional pizzerias in Olney. Have you had the chance to taste their delicious offerings yet? If you have, we'd love to hear from you. Please share your experiences in the comments section below!
Police tow Sandoval man’s car after high-speed pursuit
MARION COUNTY — A 33-year-old Sandoval man reportedly took police on a high-speed pursuit shortly after midnight Saturday morning from Central City to his home on East Mississippi Street. According to reports, Tyler Foster was initially clocked driving 80 miles an hour in a 35-mile-an-hour zone in Central City.
SPRING CEMETERY MAINTENANCE IN OLNEY BEGINS IN MARCH
(OLNEY) The City of Olney will in March begin mowing and its spring maintenance of Haven Hill, Memorial Garden, and Maple Dale Cemeteries in Olney. For those who would like to keep any of their cemetery decorations, they should be picked up from the ground by this coming Friday, March 1st. While one unmounted shepherd’s hook per headstone is permitted at Haven Hill and Maple Dale, all unmounted decorations, outside of the stones, at Memorial Garden, should be removed. The public’s cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Rumpke expands into Illinois with acquisition of landfill and hauling company
Rumpke Waste & Recycling has acquired a family-owned waste hauler that owns a landfill and transfer station in Illinois, the latter company announced Sunday. Sanitation Service had been run by three families for 63 years. In a recent Facebook post announcing the deal, owner Brian Hayes said that changing regulations have made it more difficult to operate a landfill as a small business. He said that when the company first began operating its Landfill 33 in 1981, post-closure liability was five years, but today it’s expanded to 30 years.
How is the Red Cross Making a Difference? In More Ways than you May Realize
You may know them for disaster relief or blood donations; you may not realize the scope of what they do or even who your local American Red Cross chapter is however. Executive Director Beth Sweeney says home fires are the most common disasters the local chapter helps with. In the last 6 months, the Red Cross has responded to 124 home fires in the chapter’s 24 counties which includes White, Gallatin, Edwards, Wayne, and Wabash.
Winter Awards Handed Out At SCHS
The Winter Athletic Awards were held at Salem High School Monday night. The boys basketball team MVP was Connor Tennyson who also had the most rebounds at 143. Ayden Rose was Most Improved, Noah Nix Defensive Player of the Year, Gavin Zimmermann was the Offensive Player of the Year hitting a single season school record 99 three pointers. Sam Greene was the Free Throw Award winner shooting 79%.
Rural Dix garage heavily damaged by fire
A 30 by 40-foot detached garage was heavily damaged by fire on the Rodney Carpenter property in the 10-thousand block of Rileyville Road in rural Dix Sunday afternoon. Kell Fire reported heavy fire was coming out the back of the garage and heavy smoke from the entire building upon their arrival. They established two lines to attack the fire from different directions and got a quick knockdown.