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The Jackson and Union County Farm Bureaus plan to host the first Southern Illinois Farm-to-Fork Expo Saturday, Aug. 13, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Alto Vineyards in Alto Pass. The event is made possible through funding from Illinois Farm Families. The expo will feature local farmers with displays of...
The 2016 Massac County Youth Fair was scheduled to start Friday, July 15, at the Youth Fairgrounds just west of Massac County High School at 4476 Korte Rd. in Metropolis. Kids from throughout the southern 13 counties of Illinois will choose their best livestock and projects to bring to the fair to...
"The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" is scheduled to be shown Friday, July 22, at Fort Massac State Park in Metropolis. The movie is scheduled to be shown at dusk (approximately 8:40 p.m.). Admission is free. Concessions will be available to purchase.
The new Tamms Village Hall is under construction on Front Street in Tamms. Village board member Clark Short said they hope to move into the new facility before winter. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
The Village of Tamms is constructing a new village hall which is situated next to the post office on Front Street. Village hall is currently in the Historical Tamms Depot, also on Front Street. Village hall has been in the depot since 1986, according to lib.niu.edu. Tamms Village Board member Clark...
The recent observance of Independence Day took on a special significance for Dr. Carlos Vargas, the president of Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. Vargas was among 14 persons who raised their right hand and became naturalized U.S. citizens during a ceremony held in conjunction...
Members of Illinois Joining Forces and Illinois communities participated in "Military Immersion" training, July 7-8 at Marseilles Training Center, MTC, in Marseilles. The participants traveled to MTC and experienced military life, interacted with service members and learned about the military. They...
Three events are scheduled at Giant City State Park near Makanda. Extension Forester Chris Evans plans to conduct a two-part fern workshop. An indoor presentation will take place on Thursday, July 21, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. that will inform park-goers about the different varieties of ferns at the...
Century Schools registration is Tuesday, July 19 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Registration will be held in the elementary gym. Those who are attending are asking to park in the back due to building projects that are ongoing. Also, due to asbestos removal, the phone lines and internet connections at...
The 79th annual Cobden Peach Festival is approaching on Friday, Aug. 5 and Saturday Aug. 6. Peach Fest is sponsored by the Cobden Lions Club. The schedule includes the Peach Queen contest on Friday night. The new queen will be announced Saturday night. Fast Eddie's DJ and Karaoke will provide free...
Century High School Beta Club
Century High School’s Senior Beta Club attended the national convention in New Orleans, La., June 27-30. Century’s Audrianna Green and Alicia Inman competed in English and agriculture, respectively, and Natalie Taake ran a campaign for national secretary. Century was awarded second place in the...

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