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Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, reported March 16 that James Nathaniel Watts, 32, of Cairo, had pleaded guilty to a federal superseding indictment regarding the May 2014 attempted robbery of the First National Bank in Cairo. Boyce reported in a news...
White-tailed deer are an integral part of the Illinois landscape, and a new website will provide up-to-date information about deer biology, management, research and regulations.   A random set of Illinois deer hunters and landowners were set to receive an e-mail invitation earlier in March to...
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...
Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, on Monday, March 13, announced that a superseding indictment was returned by a federal grand jury in Benton in the case regarding the May 2014 attempted robbery of the First National Bank in Cairo. Boyce announced in a...
Shawnee Community College is joining with community colleges throughout the State of Illinois to celebrate Career and Technical Education Month during February.   Career and Technical Education, CTE, prepares individuals for high-skill, in-demand jobs that further Illinois’ global competitiveness...
Shawnee High School at Wolf Lake will be represented at the Illinois Democracy School Civics Conference in Chicago March 9-10. Shawnee social science teacher Jamie Nash-Mayberry is attending, along with seniors Drew McLane and Abby Livesay. This will be the girls’ first visit to Chicago.  Emily...
One Union County student’s patriotism and writing ability has led to a second place finish in a national essay contest.  Madilyn Gawyrch-Turner, an 8th grader from Jonesboro Grade School, won second place in the National Veterans of Foreign Wars Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest. The contest was open to...
Former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar is scheduled to deliver the keynote speech at a 20th anniversary commemoration for the founding of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. The institute was founded in 1997. The 20th anniversary will be celebrated this spring.  “...
The Lincoln Memorial Picnic Grounds in Jonesboro are the home to statues of Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas.
Abraham Lincoln, who served as the 16th president of the United States, was born on Feb. 12, 1809, in Kentucky. The Lincoln Memorial Picnic Grounds in Jonesboro are the home to statues of Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas. Lincoln and Douglas met for a debate in Jonesboro on Sept. 15, 1858,...
Anna hosted a visit by two of Illinois’ newest state senators on Monday, Jan. 30.  Paul Schimpf, R-Waterloo, and Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, toured the Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center in Anna, where they spoke with residents, caregivers and administrators. Schimpf represents the 58th...

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