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Dongola School teacher Barb Woolard was awarded a $500 classroom empowerment grant from the Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative, SIEC, on Thursday, Feb. 2. Chris Boyd from SIEC presented the check to her, along with 7th and 8th grade students. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Dongola School teacher Barb Woolard was awarded a $500 classroom empowerment grant from the Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative, SIEC, on Thursday, Feb. 2. Chris Boyd from SIEC presented the check to her, along with 7th and 8th grade students. Woolard said she plans to buy molecule building kits...
Beta Club members who helped included, from left, Kyleigh Matuszewich, Julia Hall, Brodie Denny, Kaylee Stover, Shealyn Thorn and Danielle Dunaway. Angie Alsip is the Beta Club sponsor. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Beta Club members from Lick Creek Elementary School hosted an American Red Cross blood drive Friday, Feb. 4. The blood drive was held in the school’s gym. A total of 25 donors gave 19 units of blood. The students helped with the running of the drive and babysat the children while parents gave blood...
A full moon hike is planned Friday night, Feb. 10, at Giant City State Park near Makanda. The hike is planned from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Nature Trail at the park and will be led by the natural resources coordinator at the park. For more information, or to register for the hike, call the...
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...
Jamie Jordan, far left, helped a group of Korean students organize thoughts and ideas for their upcoming presentations. The students participated in the Global Campus Program from Jan. 11 through Jan. 20. Derek Deters photo.
Shawnee Community College students Jamie Jordan, Blaise Davis and Marisa Oliver assisted students from Seoul, South Korea, prepare for their upcoming presentations as part of the Global Campus Program.  The Shawnee Community College students helped the Korean students organize and plan a...
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-...
Former players honored at the ceremony included, from left, David Hubbard, 1987; Rob Wright, 1987; Brent Barnett, 1990; Corby Hight, 1990; David Nelson, 1990; and Robert Nelson, 1990. Shawnee Community College photo.
Shawnee Community College recognized members from the 1987 and 1990 Saints basketball teams on Saturday, Jan. 28. Six former players were recognized. The college also revealed banners, which are hanging inside the Edward M. Smith Center on the college’s main campus near Ullin.  The 1987 basketball...
The Union County CEO advisory board is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 class through Feb. 15.   All Union County students who will be juniors or seniors next year are welcome to apply.  Applications are available from each high school’s guidance counselor. Interested home-schooled students...
An American Red Cross blood drive is planned Thursday, Feb. 9, in Union County. The blood drive is scheduled from noon until 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall at the First Baptist Church in Anna.
The Illinois State Police, ISP, are warning the public about a phone scam that is circulating throughout the area.   An individual will call and claim to be associated with the ISP or the “Illinois Police.”   The caller will then ask for a donation or advise there is a warrant out for your arrest...

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