Vickers charged with child molesting PDF Print E-mail

Ricky Vickers, Jr., 18, is facing a charge of Child Molesting, a Class B Felony in Washington Circuit Court.
The charge is the result of allegations that were made in April of this year.

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Couple arrested, charged with burglary PDF Print E-mail

Leighsa Phipps and Ricky Phipps were arrested and both face a number of charges.
Leighsa Phipps’ charges include, Burglary, a Class B felony; aiding, inducing or causing an offense (burglary), a class B Felony; theft, a Class D Felony; aiding, inducing or causing an offense (theft), a class D felony.

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Run for the Village 5K Run/Walk set for July 21 PDF Print E-mail

It’s one thing to be passionate about a favorite hobby or a skill that you enjoy using, but quite another to take that passion and channel it into some worthwhile cause that helps others. This is exactly what Rachel Dalton did when she helped to establish Run for the Village, a 5K race that raises money and awareness for the plight of orphans in Africa.
The 4th annual Run for the Village 5K Run/Walk is ready to kick off at 8am on Saturday, July 21, from Eastern High School in Pekin. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to benefit Eden Children’s Village, a safe haven for at-risk kids, including those suffering from the continent’s AIDS epidemic.

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Chamber looks ahead to fall events PDF Print E-mail

Much of the talk at this month’s Washington County Chamber of Commerce meeting revolved around local events that will take place this fall in and around Salem. The chamber met on June 28 at John Jones GM administrative building.
Board President Hank Jacobi was excited to talk about the Chamber’s newest event, Eikosi, which will be held at Salem Speedway on September 1. Eikosi is  a beer and wine festival that, according to Jacobi, will “celebrate our local crafts, wineries, breweries and agriculture.” In addition to beer and wine tasting, Eikosi will also feature many booths set up by local vendors in a similar format to Friday Night on the Square, which was also brought up during the meeting.

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Rising use of heroin may be traced to increased push against prescription medicines PDF Print E-mail

Law enforcement’s push over the past year against illegal use of prescription medications may be turning more drug users to heroin.

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