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The Village of Karnak is planning to host a haunted forest/spooky hayride Oct. 28-29, starting at 6 p.m. each day. There is a $3 charge for one time through or $5 for two times. Hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks and cotton candy will be available for purchase.
Spencer Byrd, superintendent at Meridian High School, spoke to those who attended the luncheon about the Fast Start Program. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Meridian High School in Mounds is unique to other Southern Illinois schools. Nearly half of the school’s senior class will be graduating with a full year of college under their belt – for free. It’s all thanks to the Fast Start Program, which is in its first year at Meridian. Superintendent Spencer...
The American Red Cross has an emergency need for eligible donors in the area to make an appointment to give platelets to ensure that critical patient needs are met.  Platelets, the clotting portion of blood primarily given to cancer patients during treatment, must be transfused within five days of...
October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, which focuses on the role substance abuse prevention plays in promoting safe and healthy communities.  Underage drinking, non-medical use of prescription drugs, and illicit drug use take a devastating toll on our families and in our communities...
Harvest Season is in full swing and Illinois State Police District 13/22 interim commander, lieutenant Shane Alvey, urges motorists to be alert while traveling on rural roadways.  As farmers move equipment from field to field they will be traveling at much slower speeds than the rest of the...
The Illinois Supreme Court has adopted a new rule and amended another to address the use of restraints on a minor in delinquency proceedings arising under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. The new rule and rule changes take effect Nov. 1, 2016. New Supreme Court Rule 943 (Use of Restraints on a Minor...
With the Halloween season here, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, IDFPR, and the Illinois Optometric Association, IOA, is reminding the public that purchasing colored contact lenses from anyone other than a licensed eye care professional or pharmacist is dangerous...
Area residents will have the opportunity to learn basic principles of safe trapping at an Illinois Department of Natural Resources trapper education course from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Giant City State Park Visitor Center, located at 235 Giant City Road in Makanda. State law...
Southern Illinois University Carbondale has earned a spot among the nation’s top nine Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business-accredited online bachelor degree programs in accounting as ranked by Online Accounting Degree Report. With a score of 91, SIU ranked eighth on the list, the...
Frustrated residents repeated their concerns about the condition of a local bridge at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning, Oct. 14, at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. The focus of discussion was on an aging bridge along...

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