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Visitors enter the new Meridian Elementary School in Mounds during an open house on Thursday, Aug. 10. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Meridian Elementary School in Mounds held an open house to showcase its new building on Thursday, Aug. 10. The new facility is located directly behind the junior/senior high school. Five years ago, the elementary building was condemned because of mold. For two years, the schools had to do a split...
An annual Senior Fair is planned Thursday, July 20, in Carbondale.  The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Carbondale Civic Center. The civic center is located at 200 S. Illinois Ave. Senior Fair is being hosted by State Sen. Paul Schimpf, R-Waterloo, State Rep. Terri Bryant, R-...
Budget inaction and continued uncertainty were on the minds of area superintendents during a June 20 meeting convened by State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, to discuss area schools’ cash flow issues. “Our school superintendents are increasingly frustrated with the ongoing impasse, and that...
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.
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...
State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, and State Sen. Paul Schimpf, R-Waterloo, joined for a picture with Jamie Nash-Mayberry and her classes following the students’ presentation about the condition of the local levee system. Photo by Amber Skelton.
State Senators Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, and Paul Schimpf, R-Waterloo, visited Shawnee High School in Wolf Lake on Wednesday, March 22, to hear a presentation from the students about the condition of the Big Muddy levees. Students from Jamie Nash-Mayberry’s economics and history classes had...
State Sens. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, and Paul Schimpf, R-Waterloo, plan to co-host a town hall forum in Carbondale on April 1 for Southern Illinois constituents. The forum is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Carbondale Township building, which is located at 216 E. Monroe St. The state...
Members representing local county Farm Bureaus attended Illinois Farm Bureau’s 2017 Governmental Affairs and Leadership Conference, which was March 1-2 in Springfield. The conference, which had a theme of “Together Towards Tomorrow,” offered guest speakers and information which encouraged farmers...
State Sen. Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo) has announcing his district and capitol office locations. He also announced his pertinent online contact information for the 58th Senate District. Murphysboro District Office: 342 North Street, Ste. C, Murphysboro, IL 62966. The office phone number is 618-684-...
A measure has been signed into law which is designed to ensure the transition to classrooms is made easier for out-of-state teachers moving to Illinois.  State Sen. Dave Luechtefeld, R-Okawville, a cosponsor of the bill, and State Rep. Terri Bryant, B-Murphysboro, joined Gov. Bruce Rauner when he...

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