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With a total solar eclipse a year away, officials at Southern Illinois University Carbondale are marking the occasion and using it as an opportunity to educate the public and new students on what to expect and how to get involved. The event, “Eclipse 2017: One Year Countdown,” is planned during the...
Illinois State Commander W. Dave Stout of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW, Department of Illinois recently announced the kickoff of this year’s VFW’s Voice of Democracy Scholarship competition. Local high school students have an opportunity to compete for thousands of dollars in scholarships and...
Shawnee Community College plans to host the Saints Challenge golf tournament on Friday, Sept. 9, at the Union County Country Club in Anna. Proceeds will benefit the Shawnee Community College athletic department. The four-person scramble will take place over 18 holes. A shotgun start time is set for...
Video surveillance was able to capture this subject from the time he entered the store until he left. A license plate number was unattainable.
The Anna Police Department is asking for the public's assistance with identifying a person in reference to a theft at Anna Walmart. Walmart reported the theft occurred during the early hours of Aug. 8. An unknown male subject entered the store on two different occasions that morning and allegedly...
Century Elementary School in Ullin is planning an open house for parents and students on Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. The open house will be an opportunity for parents and students to meet teachers, bring their school supplies and see their classroom. A drawing for a gift basket also...
Shawnee Community College plans to provide preparation classes for the GED and Hi-SET test free of charge to the student. Classes are scheduled starting the week of Aug. 15 in Anna, Cairo, Metropolis and Vienna. In Anna, classes will be at the SCC Anna Extension Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays...
Researchers from Southern Illinois University Carbondale are assessing perceptions of school safety, experiences of bullying and strategies for promoting safe and supportive learning environments in schools across the region, including in Alexander, Jackson, Pulaski and Union counties. Partnering...
From left are Debbie Knupp, Vera Bridges, Tina Sims, Chris Boyd, Steve Fear, Todd Thurston and Suzanne Baugher. Photo provided.
The Happy Helpers Pantry in Tamms won the Lite 4 Bite drawing at the annual Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative meeting on Thursday, Aug. 4. Employees delivered over 1,000 pounds of canned food to them on Aug. 5, all donated by SIEC members when they came to the meeting.  The Happy Helpers Food...
The 2016 Pulaski County Fair is underway in Pulaski. The fair was scheduled to start Aug. 14 and continues through Aug. 20. Here’s a look at some of the highlights for fair week: Monday, Aug. 15  Kids Fun Night includes the pig scramble, pedal tractor pull and more, starting at 7 p.m. There will be...
At a time when most local social service agencies are being forced to cut training budgets, one has the opportunity to invest in its most important resource: its people. Family Counseling Center Inc. has been awarded the Netsmart Learn4Life Training Grant. The center has offices in Golconda, Vienna...

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