Officials frustrated over delay in opening of new jail PDF Print E-mail

The Washington County Commissioners and Sheriff Claude Combs are growing impatient about the delay in the opening of the renovated jail.

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Salem celebrates 200th birthday PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 00:00

The Salem Bicentennial Celebration takes place this weekend with a number of events scheduled.
The following is a list of those events:
Homemakers Club Demonstration Day: September 25 1:00pm
Join the Homemakers Club in the Pioneer Village on the grounds of the John Hay Center from 1:00pm - 5:00pm for a Demonstration Day.

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Historic Homes Tour part of Bicentennial Celebration PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 24 September 2014 00:00

Salem’s Bicentennial Celebration will end with a tour of several historic homes on Sunday, Sept. 28 from noon to 5 p.m.
The event, sponsored by the Washington County Tri Kappa, Beta Tau Chapter, will offer visitors and residents a chance to learn the history of the featured homes while viewing a wide variety of architectural styles and home decor.
Homes featured on the tour include the Bob and Betty Bennett Home, the oldest home on the tour, which dates to 1814 and was originally built by early town resident Micah Newby in the popular Federal style of that day.

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Pekin woman dies in fatal car accident PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:00

A Pekin woman died at 8:50 p.m. Saturday night as a result of a one-car accident.
Beverly Nicole Sneed, 32, of Pekin, was driving west on State Road 60 at Smedley Road in a 2001 Oldsmobile passanger car when she drove off the north side of the roadway.

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Friday night on the square kicks off busy stretch PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:00

Friday Night on the Square, Sept.19th, kicks off the season.  This is a unique event, planned from 6-10 pm, around the Salem Square.  Traffic will be closed to the Square, to allow for vendors and businesses to show case their product and services.  Pedestrians will be allowed to walk around the historic Square.  This event has become a place for people to meet up with family and friends. 

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