Mounds

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 open house is planned Thursday, Aug. 10, at the new Meridian Elementary School in Mounds. The open house is scheduled from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
The Mounds Early Learning Center is planning to host a community resource fair on July 20. The resource fair is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The center is located at 327 N. Reader in Mounds. The staff will be completing intake applications for the 2017-2018 school year.  Applications for Head...
Dr. Peggy Bradford
Dr. Peggy Bradford is returning to her roots in Southern Illinois as the new president of Shawnee Community College.  The search for a new president took place after the retirement announcement of former SCC president, Tim Bellamy. Bradford was raised in the small town of Pulaski and graduated from...
Athletes from Union County high schools earned postseason South Egyptian Conference honors. The student athletes have been named to first teams and second teams in volleyball, baseball, softball and basketball. First Team All-Conference Volleyball Meredith Flamm, Cobden. Alaina Hartline, Cobden....
The Long Knives Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution presented the 2017 Outstanding Citizenship Awards to 18 recipients during April and May.   The award is given to high school seniors who exemplify a sincere academic attitude and good citizenship, and who display the qualities of...
Natalie Taake, Pulaski-Alexander IAHCE chairperson June Badgley, and Levi Jones are pictured at the senior awards banquet at Century High School at Ullin after the students received their $500 scholarships.
The Pulaski-Alexander Board Members of Illinois Association of Home and Community Education at a recent board meeting chose the 2017 scholarship winners from applications which had been submitted by seniors from Century High School at Ullin and Meridian High School at Mounds. Through a process in...
Students from area schools were honored in an annual young writer’s competition sponsored by Shawnee Community College near Ullin. The competition was designed to encourage local high school students to submit their own works of non-fiction, short fiction and poetry. Winners in the competition...
High school graduation and 8th grade promotion celebrations are planned at public schools in Alexander and Pulaski counties.  The schedule for the ceremonies includes: Cairo School District No. 1 High school graduation: Saturday, May 20, at 10 a.m. Eighth grade promotion: Sunday, May 21, at 3 p.m....
Gary Funk, standing, the director of the Rural Schools Collaborative, gave a presentation about the future of Illinois rural public schools at Egyptian High School in Tamms on Tuesday evening, April 25. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Illinois Humanities, in partnership with the Association of Illinois Rural and Small Schools, presented a free public program called The Future of Rural Public Schools at Egyptian High School in Tamms on Tuesday, April 25. Egyptian seniors Daneesha Carthell, Tyra Huff and Kacia Houston,...

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