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The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ track season hasn’t begun yet, but two members have already done well in two indoor meets this past winter. Senior Brooke Miller, in the 400 and 800-meter runs, and freshman Julia Lasley, in the pole vault, both competed at indoor meets at Southern...
The new music instructor at Shawnee Community College, Lee VanAlstine, conducted his first Shawnee Pride performance on Thursday, March 2. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Shawnee Community College has a new music instructor after the retirement of John Windings, who was the music instructor for over 20 years. Lee VanAlstine has been working in K-12 public education in Southern Illinois since 1997, though he is originally from Central Illinois. He received his...
State Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, invites job-seekers in the Southern Illinois area to attend a free résumé building workshop that he is planning to host alongside Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Career Services program. The workshop is set for 6 p.m. March 16 at the Harrisburg...
John E. Schwegman, a longtime conservationist, is the winner of the 2017 Delta Award, presented by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Friends of Morris Library. The Delta Award, which originated in 1976, is presented annually to an author who is from Southern Illinois or who has written...
Shawnee Community College near Ullin hosted the annual Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering, WYSE, Academic Challenge on Feb. 9. Eleven of the 12 high schools in the college’s district competed at the event. Participating high schools were separated into two divisions based on their...
Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute plans to host a one-day conference on March 10 to examine fair school funding in Illinois.  A recent report of the Illinois School Funding Reform Commission, appointed by Gov. Bruce Rauner, will be examined during the...
Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center plans to host the Student Experiential Environmental Education Conference, SEEEC, March 10-12. The conference is designed to give students, professional teachers and informal educators a unique and practical...
Emergency preparedness officials plan to unveil an interactive kiosk aimed at educating the public on earthquake safety, developed in part by a Southern Illinois University Carbondale researcher. Harvey Henson, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction at SIU and manager of the project,...
Former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar is scheduled to deliver the keynote speech at a 20th anniversary commemoration for the founding of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. The institute was founded in 1997. The 20th anniversary will be celebrated this spring.  “...
Taylor Orsburn is headed to her high school’s hall of fame. Photo provided.
CARTERVILLE – Fortunately, for John A. Logan College, the apple (knocker) doesn’t fall far from the tree. On Feb. 10, Taylor Orsburn, who recently joined John A. Logan College as its head softball coach, will be inducted into the Cobden High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Orsburn, a 2010 graduate of...

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