Carbondale

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.  “...
To make his staff more easily accessible to Southern Illinois residents, state Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, has upcoming plans to host satellite office hours in three locations within his district. The first office hours are planned on Tuesday, Feb. 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Carbondale...
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...
Students from a Union County school have received honors at the 43rd installment of The Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition, which is on display through Feb. 5 at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mt. Vernon. Cedarhurst is the Southern Illinois affiliate of The Scholastic Art Awards, which is a juried...
A layer of ice coated branches when this picture was taken last Friday night during a walk through Cobden. To tell you the truth, it would have made a lot more sense to have stayed inside, where it was warm.
Good writers are supposed to avoid the use of cliches. I suppose the key words in that observation would be "good" and "supposed." You've probably noticed that this writer uses the cliche that "a picture is worth a thousand words" fairly often. More often than ought to be done, quite honestly....
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...
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...
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...
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...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling squad posted a ninth-place finish in the 23-team Murdale Tournament, which was Jan. 6-7 in Carbondale. “We got banged up a bit, A-J wrestling coach Eric Massey said. “We had seven wrestle in the gold bracket with five medalists,” he added. The...

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