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Before leaving for the summer break or at move-out, students might be ready to throw out items that have piled up but are no longer needed.  They still might have life in them, though, and some local organizations are offering an alternative to the landfill.  Keep Carbondale Beautiful, in...
The Illinois Emergency Management Agency, IEMA, is informing consumers that some homeopathic pendants using negative ion technology contain trace amounts of naturally occurring radioactive materials.  While the pendants do not pose an immediate health and safety concern, continuous wear over long...
Two Metropolis police officers have been recognized by the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police State Lodge, FOP, with Valor Awards for rescuing a woman from a burning building on March 17. “These two officers didn’t think twice about their own safety, they only realized that a fellow human being was...
Special events are planned in the region to commemorate Memorial Day. Memorial Day will be observed on Monday, May 28. Mound City National Cemetery A Memorial Day service is planned Saturday, May 25, at the Mound City National Cemetery. The service, which is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., is being...
Illinois State Police District 22 has released a review of activities for April. The district includes Union, Johnson, Pope, Massac, Hardin, Pulaski and Alexander counties. The following statistics were included in the report for the month: District 22 officers responded to 86 calls for service....
Illinois First Lady Diana Rauner took her advocacy for the state’s most vulnerable children to Washington May 10 as co-host of a National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day event. The event focused on how community-based treatment can help young people who have experienced trauma. The event...
The Lick Creek boys track team sent several members to the state meet at Herrin on Saturday, after winning the regional championship last week.  The Lick Creek boys were able to finish in 16th place, the best showing they have had in several years. Kaleb Brown competed in the shot and disc for the...
May is Older Americans Month in Illinois and the state’s Department on Aging, IDoA, is encouraging its more than 2.5 million older adults to “Engage at Every Age.”  That’s the theme of this year’s recognition, which emphasizes the importance of being active and involved, no matter where you are in...
Area veterans, families, friends and the public are invited to a dedication service which is planned Saturday, May 19, in Mounds. Armed Forces Day is commemorated on May 19. The service is planned at 9 a.m. on the front lawn of Pulaski County Memorial VFW Post No. 8891. The post is located at 316 S...
Free fishing derbies for children are planned Saturday, May 19, in Southern Illinois. The fishing derbies are being hosted by the U.S. Forest Service/Shawnee National Forest. The events are for children ages 5 to 15. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  No fishing license is needed, and some...

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