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The 43rd installment of The Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition was scheduled to open Sunday, Jan. 15, at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mt. Vernon. Cedarhurst is the Southern Illinois affiliate of The Scholastic Art Awards, which is a juried student art competition that draws hundreds of entries...
The 2017 Girl Scout Cookie Program is here. This year marks the celebration of 100 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies. Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois, GSSI, planned to kick off the iconic cookie program Jan. 6-8 during the first Cookie Booth Weekend of the season.  At the cookie booths,...
A website which is dedicated to the upcoming 2017 total solar eclipse in the United States has unveiled a list of unique places to view the event. The website, NationalEclipse.com, recently posted “Ten Unique Places to View the National Eclipse,” which includes Jackson County in Southern Illinois....
A freight train was about to make its way onto a bridge over the Big Muddy River north of metropolitan Wolf Lake last Friday afternoon.
During a period of about 72 hours last Friday, Saturday and Sunday, I once again came to appreciate why Union County, and Southern Illinois, are such a nice place to call home, especially during autumn. Autumn is pretty much my favorite season. It seems to have taken a little big longer than usual...
Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
The annual Tour de Shawnee took place on Saturday, Oct. 22. The bike ride began at the Horseshoe Lake Community Center in Olive Branch and had rest stops throughout Southern Illinois.
Halloween trick-or-treat hours have been set by Southern Illinois communities. Halloween is Monday, Oct. 31. The schedule for area communities includes: Anna: Oct. 31 from 6 p.m to 8 p.m. Cairo: Oct. 29 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cobden: Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dongola: Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. to 8 p....
The Southern Illinois Plane Pull will take place this Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Southern Illinois Airport. The challenge is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. on Saturday.  The teams will face off with Southern Illinois University Aviation’s 737 at the airport in Murphysboro for the benefit of Special...
High school and 8th grade band students from throughout Southern Illinois and the surrounding area will have a unique opportunity this school year.  Jim Childers, the director of bands at Marion Junior High School, plans to organize and host a regional honor band called The Honor Band of Southern...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, honored eight individuals and two groups for exceptional volunteer service to the department and the people of the State of Illinois at the Illinois State Fair on Saturday, Aug. 20. One of the individuals honored is from Southern Illinois. The...
Fifty community leaders have successfully completed the year-long Delta Leadership Institute, DLI, Executive Academy, a program of the Delta Regional Authority, DRA. Four of those who completed the program are from Southern Illinois. The Executive Academy is a training program that brings together...

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