Local News

COVID info

The latest numbers from the Illinois Department of Public Health shows that the state of Illinois has crossed the 4 million mark for the total number of coronavirus cases since the pandemic started in 2020.  […]

Weight limits on Clay County roads suspended

Clay County Officials say that starting tomorrow, seasonal reduced weight limits will be suspended until further notice, including for county roads with seasonal weight limit signs on the county highway system. Officials say that townships […]

Wintry weather possible this week

National Weather Service Officials in Paducah say that we could be expecting multiple rounds of Wintery Weather this week. According to NWS Officials, tonight through Monday Morning could see some freezing drizzle. Monday Night thru […]

Iuka man drug charges

An Iuka man has been charged in Marion County with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of less than five grams of meth and driving suspended. This past Thursday, reports out of Marion County say 32 […]

Marion County scam

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department is warning the public about a scam circulating involving one of their officers. Media reports say the sheriff’s department’s number and an officer’s name is being used in the scam.  […]


Richard Dean “Dick” Auten – McLeansboro

Richard Dean “Dick” Auten Richard Dean “Dick” Auten, 87, of McLeansboro, passed away Friday, January 27, 2023 at 6:20 p.m. at McLeansboro Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. Dick was born on October 18, 1935 in McLeansboro […]

Melba Dean Savage Masterson, 98, Mount Carmel

Melba Dean Savage Masterson, 98, of Mount Carmel, Illinois, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2023, in Bridgeport, Illinois.  She was born August 19, 1924, the daughter of Edgar Milton and Jolee (Brown) Savage in Overton […]

James Eugene Crouch – Norris City

James Eugene Crouch, 74, of Norris City, passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2023, at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro, Illinois. He was born on August 6, 1948, in Eldorado, Illinois, the son of Raymond […]

Norman R. Veatch – McLeansboro

Norman R. Veatch, 85, of McLeansboro, IL passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at his home. Norman was born July 3, 1937 in Peoria, IL the son of Harry A. Veatch and Bertha O. […]

Eldon L. Troyer – Cisne

Eldon L. Troyer, 83, of Cisne, IL. passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2023. Eldon was born September 20, 1939, in Fairfield, IL. to George Francis and Leona (Mason) Troyer. He was married to Shirley Bell, […]