Pekin woman dies in fatal car accident PDF Print E-mail
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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.

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. 

Lions start hot, hold off late surge by Borden PDF Print E-mail

Salem took control of the first game of the First Harrison Bank Holiday Tournament Friday, but then had to hold on for dear life in a 55-50 win over Borden.

The Lions opened the contest by connecting on their first six three-point shots for an 18-8 lead and maintained control throughout the contest until a late fourth quarter surge gave the Braves new life.

Last Updated on Monday, 22 December 2014 16:05
Pekin treasures pass PDF Print E-mail

The landscape of Pekin changed forever in October 2014 as three patriarchs left this world and took their first steps into greener pastures.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 08:23
Davidson, Soliday help propel Lady Lions to a win PDF Print E-mail

The Salem Lady Lions continued to shine out of the gate of the 2014-15 season with a 57-40 win over visiting Southwestern Tuesday night.

Salem had several issues to overcome in preparing for the game including not having school on Monday and having their pre-game walk through disrputed because Head Coach Jerry Hickey was at a conference.

The change in routine led to 33 turnovers.

Salem was led by senior Alex Davidson who scored 24 points, grabbed six rebounds, six steals and four blocks.

“Alex is shooting about 80 percent from the field so far this year and 92 percent from the free throw line so her production is through the roof,” Hickey said.

Another Lady Lion who played well was sophomore Sadie Soliday.

Hickey said she had 17 points and handled the ball more than she is usually asked to do.

If Salem is to continue winning this year, Hickey said taking care of the basketball will be the key.

“We have got to value possession of the basketball,” he said. “I want us to run, but right now we are not being smart in picking the opportunities to get out in transition.  We have to recognize when there is an opportunity to get out on the break and when it is best to slow it down and run our offense.”

In addition to cutting down on the turnovers, he said his team will need to get a third player scoring consistently.

The Lady Lions will now focus their attention on playing two county rivals with a holiday sandwiched in between.

Hickey said he likes the fact that those games are during holiday and thinks it will help his team stay focused.

“I always give the girls a quote from an old football coach about a Thanksgiving rivalry game and the turkey always tasting better when you win,” he said. “Having rivalry games around the break takes a little of the pressure off the kids because the students are talking about it at school and (the break) helps them have some extra time to prepare.

Salem was back in action Saturday against visitng Madison, but lost a close one 61-58.

The Lady Lions took on West Washington Tuesday, but results from that were not available at press time.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 13:29
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