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Family Counseling Center Inc. in Vienna hosted its fourth annual Reaching for the Rainbow 5K/10K event.  The event included male and female divisions among multiple age groups in a 10K run, a 5K run and a 5K walk, as well as a fun run. The event included 70 total participants, a major increase over...
The Johnson County Genealogical and Historical Society plans to meet Sunday, April 15, at the Vienna Public Library. The library is located on the south side of the public square in Vienna. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. and is open to the public. A program about the Johnson County...
Southern Seven Head Start/Early Head Start are planning to host their annual Family Fun and Fishing Days. The event is planned from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. April 14 at the pond on the campus of Shawnee Community College near Ullin. Fishing equipment and live bait will be provided. A lunch also will...
Student athletes at Meridian High School in Mounds are being recognized for their achievements. Meridian principal Tony Rinella said the students “have worked extremely hard and deserve the praise.” “We have several student athletes who have been awarded college scholarships,” he stated. “Along...
The Southern Illinois Earth Science Club plans to present its annual gem, mineral and jewelry show at the Pavilion of the City of Marion in Marion on Saturday and Sunday, April 14-15. Hours for the show are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The Pavilion is...
Meridian High School and Middle School in Mounds announce their most recent honor roll students: Seniors, high honors: Tori Crecelius, Mia Davis, Breanna Wyatt. Seniors, honor roll: Jalill Amerson, Alaysia Casper, Morgan Laird, John Ruble. Juniors, high honors: Derrick Blake, Wyatt Helton, Treston...
The Pulaski-Alexander Illinois Association of Home and Community Education plans to sponsor a Hillbilly Dinner Theater Saturday, April 14. The dinner theater is scheduled from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Caledonia Church in Olmsted. The church is located along Route 37. The dinner menu will...
From left are State Troopers FOP Lodge 41 president Joe Moon, Valor Award recipient William Parks and FOP State Lodge president Chris Southwood. Photo courtesy FOP State Lodge. Photo provided.
Illinois State Police Trooper William “Tom” Parks has been recognized by the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police State Lodge, FOP, with a Valor Award. Parks was honored for his on-duty actions that neutralized an armed suspect in Massac County and prevented him from killing or injuring other police...
The Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, is warning people about the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids, often called fake weed, K2, and spice, after six people who used synthetic cannabinoids suffered severe bleeding.  "Despite the perception that synthetic cannabinoids are safe and a legal...
A Compatibility Determinations, CD, for commercial filming within the refuge boundaries on the Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge is available for public review through April 13. Commercial filming typically involves creating a documentary film, taking still photographs or recording wildlife...

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