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Coach Ron Fulenwider’s second book signing fundraiser is planned at Lick Creek School April 29 at 2 p.m. Coach Ron Fulenwider has been inspired by the recent success of the Lick Creek Lady Eagles Southern Illinois State Champion Cross Country team.  The decision was made to do a second book...
A new edition of a book highlighting the history of an area county has been published. Local historian and author Darrel Dexter has written a new edition of the book titled “Pioneer Sketches of Union County, Illinois.”   The 200-plus page book is an edited and annotated update of the book Dexter...
Residents of Southern Illinois will have three opportunities this week to discuss challenges and opportunities facing public schools in predominantly rural communities.   Illinois Humanities, in partnership with the Association of Illinois Rural and Small Schools, plans to present “The Future of...
Local historian and author Darrel Dexter has written a new edition of the book titled “Pioneer Sketches of Union County, Illinois.”   The 200-plus page book is an edited and annotated update of the book Dexter published in 1986.  The collection of articles written by Dr. Sidney Smith Condon was...
Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Nearly 40 area firefighters gathered last Thursday night to participate in a special training program. Instructors from the Illinois Fire Service Institute in Champaign presented training which focused on handling a blaze involving propane gas. Three instructors presented the training. The Anna...
Residents of Southern Illinois will have three opportunities this month to discuss challenges and opportunities facing public schools in predominantly rural communities.   Illinois Humanities, in partnership with the Association of Illinois Rural and Small Schools, plans to present “The Future of...
Egyptian School in Tamms plans to present an annual spring concert on Saturday, April 29, at 6 p.m. The performance will feature the Egyptian Middle and High School band and choir, along with Egyptian band/choir alumni. About 20 alumni are planning to be part of the performance, with special music...
A regional high school band performed March 23 at Shawnee Community College near Ullin. The band featured student musicians from area high schools. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Shawnee Community College near Ullin on March 23 hosted an annual high school regional band performance. The regional band featured high school students from Anna-Jonesboro Community High School, Cairo High School, Cobden High School, Egyptian High School at Tamms, Goreville High School, Shawnee...
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.
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...

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