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Students in art and photography classes did well in a Scholastic Art and Writing contest. The achievements were highlighted at January’s regular meeting of the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School District No. 81 Board of Education. Fifteen original works created  by A-JCHS students were admitted...
Union County Chamber of Commerce president Melanie Lasley addressed those in attendance at the chamber’s 2018 gala. The event was held Saturday night, Jan. 27, at Blue Sky Vineyard near Makanda. The gala had a “Roaring ‘20s” theme.  During the gala, the chamber presented several special honors,...
Shawnee School District No. 84 plans to continue a tradition of honoring one of Shawnee’s Best this week. U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Clint Michael Clover is being recognized as the 2017-2018 Shawnee’s Best recipient. The award was started in 2005-2006 to honor graduates of Shawnee High School at Wolf Lake...
Dongola School District superintendent Dr. Paige Maginel, left, discussed challenges facing rural schools with the executive director of the Illinois Association of Rural and Small Schools, Dave Ardrey, center, and Illinois State Board of Education member Dr. Kevin Settle, right. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Dr. Kevin Settle from the Illinois State Board of Education and Dave Ardrey, executive director of the Illinois Association of Rural and Small Schools, visited Dongola School on Wednesday, Jan. 24. Settle, who has been on the board for about a year, joined with Ardrey to get a personal look at...
Metropolis – Shawnee Community College president Dr. Peggy F. Bradford recently met with local resident Chris Atkinson to receive a donation totaling over $3,500 for the Sabrina Dawn Scholarship.  The Sabrina Dawn Scholarship fund was created in remembrance of Sabrina Dawn Atkinson, who lost her...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School is welcoming support for the Jill Pearce Bell Memorial Scholarship.  Mrs. Bell was an A-JCHS teacher and coach for over 35 years.  The scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding A-J female athlete with superior academic performance, including completing four...
Dr. Peggy F. Bradford, the president of Shawnee Community College, spoke at a recent Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast hosted by the Carbondale chapter of the NAACP. The theme of this year’s event was “Hidden Figures: Women Behind the Movement.”  The focus of the theme was to bring increased...
The Illinois Sheriff’s Association plans to award $53,000 in college scholarships. The scholarships will be awarded to students throughout the State of Illinois who plan to pursue a higher education during the 2018-2019 academic year. Scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books and fees only....
Ongoing severe winter weather has more than doubled the number of canceled American Red Cross blood drives and the resulting blood and platelet donation shortfall since earlier in the month.  As of Jan. 23, the American Red Cross considered  the situation to be critical and reissued an urgent call...
A Southern Illinois legislator spent the week of Jan. 15-19 in the 59th District celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., meeting with representatives from the Illinois State Police and speaking with Pulaski Mayor Dean Rogan. King Tribute In celebrating the life of “one of our nation’s...

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