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The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, reports that it has terminated a lease agreement with Rend Lake Resort Inc. and intends to seek a new operator for the Rend Lake Resort and Conference Center, which is located on Rend Lake at Wayne Fitzgerrell State Recreation Area in Southern...
Children listened with their stuffed animals as  Stinson Memorial Library staff member Ms. Beth read them a bedtime story. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Stuffed animals got a taste of adventure at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna Friday and Saturday, Dec. 16-17, during the library’s annual Stuffed Animal Sleepover. The event was part of the library’s story time program.  On Friday, kids arrived in pajamas with their stuffed animals and listened as...
During November, Illinois State Police District 22 personnel worked to promote public safety as a way to improve the quality of life in the state. The officers in District 22 patrol and handle calls for service in the Southern Illinois counties of Union, Johnson, Pope, Massac, Hardin, Pulaski and...
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivered a public address Wednesday morning, Dec. 21, at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
An international diplomat who has delivered some 3,000 to 4,000 speeches over the past 10 years made his last public appearance in Southern Illinois. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who leaves office at the end of December, delivered his last public lecture at Southern Illinois...
Jonesboro Elementary School presented two local organizations with donations on Monday, Dec. 19. Students spent the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas break collecting canned goods, personal care items and money for two local organizations. The students collected 2,008 pounds of canned food...
Sean Copeland
A graduate of a Union County high school has been recognized for special achievements which he has accomplished during a career in the broadcasting field. Sean Copeland has been selected as the 2016-2107 Shawnee’s Best recipient by the Shawnee Community Unit School District No. 84 Board of...
As 2016 comes to an end, the Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, Illinois State Police, ISP, and nearly 200 law enforcement agencies across the state are making a final push to keep traffic fatalities down during the New Year’s holiday weekend. This collaborative effort will include...
During the Shawnee Hills Christian Academy Christmas program on Dec. 14, the kindergarten through 6th grade students sang “Go Tell it on the Mountain.” Photo by Amber Skelton.
The Shawnee Hills Christian Academy in Anna presented a Christmas program on Thursday, Dec. 15, at Anna Heights Baptist Church. The students performed “A Night to Remember,” written by Glenda Bond, a teacher at the school, and her husband Geoff Bond. In the musical, an angel leads Ben, a modern-day...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, shares the following items of interest: Archery Deer and Fall Turkey Permits: Illinois archery deer and archery fall turkey seasons are open through Jan. 15, 2017.   Permits are available over-the-counter at DNR Direct license and permit vendors...
CARBONDALE, Ill. –  Would Alex, Katie or Jacob be the first to ride a horse across the arena and throw a couple of balls into the assigned brightly colored buckets? It was an intense but fun competition. Jacob smiled and pumped his fist in jubilation as he won the first round.  Undeterred, Alex and...

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