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Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hat recently visited Egyptian Elementary School in Tamms in celebration of the famed children’s author’s birthday on March 2. Photo provided.
Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hat recently visited Egyptian Elementary School in Tamms in celebration of the famed children’s author’s birthday on March 2. Photo provided.
Members representing local county Farm Bureaus attended Illinois Farm Bureau’s 2017 Governmental Affairs and Leadership Conference, which was March 1-2 in Springfield. The conference, which had a theme of “Together Towards Tomorrow,” offered guest speakers and information which encouraged farmers...
The 2017 Illinois spring trout fishing season is set to open Saturday, April 1, at 52 ponds, lakes and streams throughout the state.   Southern Illinois trout fishing locations include: The Mount Vernon Game Farm Pond in Jefferson County. The Ferne Clyffe State Park lake near Goreville in Johnson...
The Illinois State Board of Education has partnered with Southern Illinois University Carbondale on a groundbreaking new process for scoring a large-scale student academic performance assessment. More than 400,000 Illinois students took the Illinois Science Assessment, ISA, for the first time in...
The Illinois Department of Transportation reported that the U.S. Route 60/62 Mississippi River bridge in Cairo was scheduled to be closed during working hours from Monday, March 27, through Friday, April 7. The bridge was scheduled to be closed for a required annual safety inspection. The bridge is...
The Pulaski-Alexander Illinois Association of Home and Community Education plans to sponsor the yearly Hillbilly Dinner Theater on Saturday, April 8. The dinner theater will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Shawnee Community College near Ullin. Ham and beans, cornbread, slaw, fried potatoes, fried...
In January, the University of Illinois leader of a multi-state soybean research project put out a call to farmers to help gather data for the project.  Few participants have signed on, so he is putting the call out again. “We only need two or three producers in each soybean-growing county in...
In preparation for Resurrection Sunday, the board of Kornthal Church in Union County has scheduled a Palm Sunday service. The service is planned at 2 p.m. on April 9. Music and the message for the service will focus on the passion account of Jesus Christ which is found in the gospel record. The...
Junior high students in teacher Heather Coffman’s science classes at Lick Creek School recently hosted engineers from the Illinois Department of Transportation. The engineers brought items with them for a hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) presentation. One group worked...
U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., said March 17 that he is seeking input from residents of Southern Illinois as Congress moves forward in crafting a health care reform package.  Bost said in a news release that he has created a forum at http://bost.house.gov/yourstory for constituents to share their...

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