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The new music instructor at Shawnee Community College, Lee VanAlstine, conducted his first Shawnee Pride performance on Thursday, March 2. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Shawnee Community College has a new music instructor after the retirement of John Windings, who was the music instructor for over 20 years. Lee VanAlstine has been working in K-12 public education in Southern Illinois since 1997, though he is originally from Central Illinois. He received his...
Shawnee Pride was presented at Shawnee Community College in Ullin on Thursday, March 2. The band featured students from Anna, Century, Cobden, Cypress/Buncombe, Dongola, Egyptian, Goreville, Jonesboro, Shawnee and Massac County junior high schools. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Shawnee Pride was presented at Shawnee Community College in Ullin on Thursday, March 2. The event brings band students from the area together to practice and then to present a concert. Shawnee Community College band director Lee VanAlstine worked with students for one day before the performance....
Rural Health Inc., RHI, is offering scholarship opportunities to students at area schools.  RHI offers health care services in Union, Johnson and Massac counties. Services which are offered include ob/gyn, medical, dental and psychiatry.   RHI is funding and administering eight health care...
Dongola fell behind early and couldn’t catch up in a 75-33 loss to Elverado in the Dongola Holiday high school boys’ basketball tournament Thursday, Dec. 29. The Falcons were ahead 20-6 at the end of one quarter and 37-10 at the half. Daylon Treat scored 7 points to lead the Demons in the loss. ...
The Anna Fire Department responded to three calls during the period from Tuesday, Dec. 13, through late Saturday, Dec. 17. No injuries were reported in the aftermath of the fires. The Anna Fire Department was assisted by other area departments on each of the calls. A fire was reported at 6:10 p.m....
The Shawnee High School boys’ basketball team will be in a rebuilding mode during the 2016-17 season. “We have no experience coming back,” Shawnee coach Rush Marsh said. “It’s going to be kind of tough. It will be a rebuilding year and we will do what we can do.” There are no starters returning...
With a new season set to tip off, the Cobden High School boys’ basketball team has two full-time starters and a part-time starter returning from last year’s 12-16 squad. The two full-time starters are 5-11 guard Austin Lewey and 5-10 point guard John Russell. The part-time starter is 6-3 forward...
Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
The Dongola School Marching Demons band participated in Dongola’s ColorFest parade. The parade was Saturday, Oct. 8.
The Anna-Jonesboro/Cobden/Dongola high school boys’ soccer team posted a win and a tie in recent action. A-J/Cobden/Dongola 0, Carbondale 0: Goalie Jake Parr played 80 minutes in goal and had 7 saves for visiting A-J/Cobden/Dongola in the tie Thursday, Oct. 6. Jaryt  Tripp had 3 shots at goal and...
The Anna-Jonesboro/Cobden/Dongola high school boys’ soccer team posted a win and a tie in recent action.. A-J/Cobden/Dongola 1, Sikeston, Mo., 1: Jaryt Tripp scored the first goal with 47 seconds remaining in the second half to gain the tie for host A-J/Cobden/Dongola Saturday, Oct. 1. Jake Parr...

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