Southern Illinois University

To help people take the first step in clarifying their dreams and goals, Southern Illinois University Carbondale plans to sponsor the BIG Dream Gathering with author Mitch Matthews. The BIG Dream Gathering is scheduled to take place at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 30 in Ballrooms C and D of the SIU Student...
The Shawnee Chapter of Illinois Audubon Society plans to host Insect Awareness and Appreciation Day on Saturday, Aug. 26. The event to celebrate bugs is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. and will take place at War Bluff Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary is located at 228 Bushwhack Rd., north of...
The new Century Music Department met for a two-day band camp Aug. 3-4. Music and science teacher Becca Yates, second row on the left, and incoming high school music teacher Katrina Walczyk, first row on right, led the camp. Photo by Amber Filbeck.
With less than two weeks before the beginning of the school year, the newly official music department at Century School at Ullin met for its first band camp in more than 15 years on Aug. 3-4.  The band program returned to Century last November after music and science teacher Becca Yates gathered...
Map from eclipse.siu.edu.
(Editor’s note: the following information was posted on the eclipse.siu.edu website.) On Aug. 21, total solar eclipse path will stretch across the entire United States, reaching its point of greatest duration (GD) a few miles south of Carbondale.  This region in Southern Illinois is not only in the...
Chris Egelston, the “Reading Magician,” plans to present his “Readers are Winners” show at the Jonesboro Public Library on Tuesday, Aug. 1, at 2 p.m. Egelston uses magic, comedy and audience participation to teach children about the fun and importance of reading. He encourages them to read both to...
“Singin’ in the Rain” is coming to Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s McLeod Theater. The live on-stage adaptation of the movie musical is scheduled to be presented July 27-30. With its iconic songs, movie lovers know the film starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor.  The...
Union County FCA campers participated in competitions in the afternoons with games like volleyball, one-hit softball, flinger ball and more. Photos by Amber Filbeck.
The 2017 Union County Fellowship of Christian Athletes, FCA, Power Camp was held July 5-7 for the ninth year at Anna Junior High School in Anna.  The camp was open to any Union County student in 5th through 8th grades. Tony Foeller, who has directed the camp since its beginning, said that 82...
Dr. Peggy Bradford
Dr. Peggy Bradford is returning to her roots in Southern Illinois as the new president of Shawnee Community College.  The search for a new president took place after the retirement announcement of former SCC president, Tim Bellamy. Bradford was raised in the small town of Pulaski and graduated from...
Former WRAJ radio employee Tim Jones, left, presented a special memento to Don Michel. Jones gave Michel a turntable which had been used when WRAJ was in operation in Anna.
A special chapter in the life and history of Union County was remembered during an event which was held last week in Anna. About 20 people gathered Wednesday afternoon, June 14, at historic St. Anne’s Church to hear a presentation by former Union County resident Don Michel. He was introduced by...
Registration is open for a Fellowship of Christian Athletes Power Camp which is set this summer in Anna. The camp is planned July 5-7 at Anna Junior High School. The camp will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Registration information can be found online at http://sifca.org/powercamps.php....

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