Cairo

A couple of fellow travelers on The Journey Through Life recently shared the accompanying map with me. The map, featuring Union County, dates to 1876, a time when men were men, including General George Armstrong Custer, who should have been a much smarter man. Just sayin'...
This week, let's start with some words of wisdom... ...what once was lost, now is found... ...third time's a charm... ...seek, and ye shall find... ...and a thought or two from your intrepid scribe in response to the thoughts, including an explanation for the big ol' map you see this week... What...
State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, center, welcomed Mayor Tyrone Coleman, Councilwomen Donna Brown, Connie Williams and Kathy McAllister.
Cairo was well-represented for the annual Illinois Municipal League’s Legislative Day at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield on April 26. State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, center, welcomed Mayor Tyrone Coleman, Councilwomen Donna Brown, Connie Williams and Kathy McAllister.
Students from an area school are scheduled to be in attendance at the annual Students for the Information Age TECH 2017 event, which is planned Tuesday, May 9, at the Illinois State Capitol Building in Springfield. Hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Hundreds of...
Residents of the Elmwood and McBride public housing complexes in Cairo are being forced to move because the deteriorating buildings they lived in were deemed unlivable and beyond repair. The Cairo Citizen newspaper reported that U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, HUD, officials said...
Area residents once again face the impact of major flooding. Rivers rose to flood levels after very heavy rain fell in the region. Flood warnings were in effect late last week for rivers throughout the region. Heavy rain was falling in Union County Thursday morning, when this issue of Monday’s Pub...
High school graduation and 8th grade promotion celebrations are planned at public schools in Alexander and Pulaski counties.  The schedule for the ceremonies includes: Cairo School District No. 1 High school graduation: Saturday, May 20, at 10 a.m. Eighth grade promotion: Sunday, May 21, at 3 p.m....
Gary Funk, standing, the director of the Rural Schools Collaborative, gave a presentation about the future of Illinois rural public schools at Egyptian High School in Tamms on Tuesday evening, April 25. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Illinois Humanities, in partnership with the Association of Illinois Rural and Small Schools, presented a free public program called The Future of Rural Public Schools at Egyptian High School in Tamms on Tuesday, April 25. Egyptian seniors Daneesha Carthell, Tyra Huff and Kacia Houston,...
Carol Pauli. Photo courtesy of www.news.siu.edu.
A law professor who was once involved in the civil rights movement in Cairo in the early 1970s while working as a substitute teacher there will discuss her experiences at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.  Carol Pauli, an associate professor at the Texas A&M University School of Law,...
Flood warnings remained in effect in the region this week for the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. The National Weather Service office in Paducah last week issued flood warnings for both rivers. Recent heavy rainfall upstream on both rivers was leading to rising levels on both rivers. Union County is...
The National Weather Service office in Paducah last week issued flood warnings for the Mississippi and Ohio rivers in the region. The warnings were issued Wednesday, April 5. Recent heavy rainfall upstream on both rivers was leading to rising levels on both rivers. Minor flooding was expected to...

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