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WSIU Public Broadcasting will present three preview screenings of Hamilton’s America, a Great Performances and PBS Fall Arts Festival special that takes viewers behind the scenes of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway phenomenon Hamilton, winner of 11 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize. The first...
A cartoon favorite will be brought to life onstage by Southeastern Illinois College Theatre department’s production of "Charlotte’s Web: The Musical."  The show will have one public performance only on Saturday, Oct. 8 in the George T. Dennis Visual and Performing Arts Center, at 7 p.m. With music...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, announced on Sept. 26, that campsite reservations are now available at Southern Illinois State Parks and the World Shooting and Recreational Complex for visitors making plans to view the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017.  Reservations can be...
First Christian Church, located at 420 Catherine St. in Metropolis, is planning on having an Oktoberfest dinner on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The menu includes: brats, wiener schnitzel, sauerkraut, German potato salad, 7-layer salad, green beans, pickled beets and dill pickles,...
The Friends of Crab Orchard Refuge and the Crab Orchard Refuge staff will be hosting a Volunteer Recruitment Day for their new Pollinator Habitat Restoration Project.  On Saturday, Oct. 15, the Friends of Crab Orchard Refuge will be presenting a program on native pollinators and how to establish a...
The River-to-River Trail Society has announced its first guided hike of the fall, 2016 hiking season, at Max Creek, in Johnson County, on Saturday, Oct. 8.   The hike is free and open to the public. Meet at 10 a.m. at the New Simpson - Tunnel Hill School, on Route 45 between Ozark and Vienna.  This...
Catfish Days are coming: the annual Olmsted Catfish Days Festival is planned Saturday, Oct. 8. The event will begin on Front Street Saturday morning with a flea market, community yard sales, food vendors, music and a parade. The cost for flea market, yard sale, information and game booth space is...
Shawnee Community College plans to host several Federal Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA, completion events during October. In the previous years, the first day to file for FAFSA was in January before the desired academic year. Starting this year, students will be able to file for FAFSA...
Students prayed in a circle around the Anna Junior High/Davie School flag pole to pray before school on Wednesday morning, Sept. 28. Photo provided.
Students gathered around the flag pole in front of Anna Junior High/Davie School Wednesday morning, Sept. 28, before school to pray together for the country and for their school leadership. The event was part of the national “See You at the Pole” program that focused on the theme, “We Cry Out.”
Catherine “Sue” Jennings talked about the Golconda Madstone with her grandson, Christopher Argiro. Photo provided.
History comes alive through the play “The Golconda Madstone,” which is about a stone that is said to have cured people of mad dog and poison snake bites.  The play was written by Eva Baker Watson. Watson captured the history of Christie Boos Bushman, the last person to administer treatment using...

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