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The 2016 Littlest, Junior and Pre-teen Snow Angel Pageant is planned Saturday evening, Nov. 19, at Shawnee Community College near Ullin. The pageant is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. and will be in the education center at the college. All contestants must be Illinois residents. The Littlest, Junior...
The U.S. Forest Service/Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois, in partnership with Ducks Unlimited, has received wetland grant funding. Situated at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers, the Shawnee National Forest provides critical wetland habitat for migratory waterfowl,...
Children could play games to win candy, toys and other prizes.
Shawnee Community College near Ullin hosted its first Family Festival on Oct. 29. The college said the festival was held as a way to give back to the local community.  More than 400 people attended the event, which featured free hot dogs, popcorn, games, candy, hayrides, inflatables and many more...
The Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, and Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, are reminding motorists that during fall, they need to be especially vigilant and watch for deer on roads and highways throughout the state. Autumn coincides with the mating season and increased...
A Thanksgiving worship service is planned Thursday, Nov. 17, at Kornthal Church in Union County. The service begins at 7 p.m. Those who plan to attend the service are asked to bring canned food items to donate. The items will go to a local food pantry. The church is located 2 1/2 miles south of...
The Women’s Center in Carbondale has joined Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.  The Women’s Center is hosting an Alternative Angel Tree with a...
Situated at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers, Shawnee National Forest provides critical wetland habitat for migratory waterfowl, songbirds and other wetland dependent plants and animals.  Partners have been a vital component in accomplishing wetland restoration and enhancements...
A large crowd was in attendance Saturday morning, Nov. 5, for a veterans ceremony which was held in downtown Alto Pass.
A large crowd was in attendance Saturday morning, Nov. 5, for a veterans ceremony which was held in downtown Alto Pass.  The service was conducted by the Alto Pass Area Veterans to honor military veterans.  The service was held at a veterans memorial in Alto Pass. Several improvements have been...
Illinois State Police District 22 plans to conduct nighttime enforcement patrols in Alexander County during November. The patrols were announced by Lt. Michael Alvey, the interim commander of District 22. The patrols allow the state police to focus on preventing, detecting and taking enforcement...
It seems counterintuitive: in order to preserve something in nature, nature must be managed.  And not gently: conservation management techniques include tree harvest, prescribed burns, even sometimes application of herbicides.  James Zaczek, professor and chair of the Department of Forestry at...

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