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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...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s Chelsea Reinier signed last week at A-J to play soccer at McKendree University in Lebanon next season. In the first row are her father, Brett Blaney, Chelsea, and mother, Jamie Blaney. In the second row are A-J athletic’s director Rick Livesay, A-J’s boy soccer coach Mark Boomer and girls’ soccer coach Sarah Konecek. Photo provided.
Chelsea Reinier to McKendree University Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s Chelsea Reinier signed a national letter of intent last week at the high school to play soccer at McKendree University in Lebanon next season. A posting on McKendree University’s website about Reinier’s signing noted...
The annual Maple Syrup Festival and pancake breakfast is set at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center Feb. 25-26. The event will feature demonstrations, live music, vendors, activities for all  and pancakes topped with homemade maple syrup.  The festival is...
Jamie Jordan, far left, helped a group of Korean students organize thoughts and ideas for their upcoming presentations. The students participated in the Global Campus Program from Jan. 11 through Jan. 20. Derek Deters photo.
Shawnee Community College students Jamie Jordan, Blaise Davis and Marisa Oliver assisted students from Seoul, South Korea, prepare for their upcoming presentations as part of the Global Campus Program.  The Shawnee Community College students helped the Korean students organize and plan a...
January has been proclaimed as Radon Action Month in Illinois as a way to encourage residents to test their homes for radon, a radioactive gas that is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S.  To kick off the month, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, IEMA, and the American Lung...
Southern Illinois University system president Randy Dunn on Jan. 6 announced that none of SIU’s three locations in Carbondale, Edwardsville and the School of Medicine in Springfield will be designated a sanctuary campus. SIU Carbondale’s Undergraduate Student Government and Graduate and...
The 2017 St. Louis Cardinals Caravan is scheduled to make stops in the region next week. Area stops on the schedule include: Sunday, Jan. 15, SIU Arena, Carbondale, 12:30 p.m. (Organizers note that there will be pregame autographs; a ticket to the SIU/Missouri State women’s basketball game is...
Illinois farmers are invited to one of three seminars planned throughout the state which will focus on innovative soil and water conservation practices.    One of the seminars is planned at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The one-day seminars will feature local agricultural producers and...
St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, Anna, 1886.
Landmarks throughout the region have been included in the fourth annual list of the Top Ten Architectural Wonders of Southern Illinois. The list was announced Dec. 27 by Baysinger Architects in Marion.  The list includes a fairgrounds grandstand, a tipple, one of the only octagon-shaped one-room...

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