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From left are Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel, retired Lt. Gen. Randall Rigby and Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds in Washington, D.C. Photo provided.
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds joined prosecutors, police chiefs and sheriffs from across the country recently in Washington, D.C., to encourage lawmakers to fund programs for children that prevent crime. Edmonds and other members of the Illinois delegation met with Illinois...
The Southern Illinois Plane Pull will take place this Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Southern Illinois Airport. The challenge is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. on Saturday.  The teams will face off with Southern Illinois University Aviation’s 737 at the airport in Murphysboro for the benefit of Special...
Cairo High School Beta Club members Rameisha Smith, Ke’Ron Jackson,  Jaeanna Pritchard, Hezekiah Brown, Malia Lester and Breona Childs participated in the Cairo Blues Festival parade on Saturday, Sept. 10. Photo provided.
Cairo High School Beta Club members Rameisha Smith, Ke’Ron Jackson, Jaeanna Pritchard, Hezekiah Brown, Malia Lester and Breona Childs participated in the Cairo Blues Festival parade on Saturday, Sept. 10. Beta Club members worked to decorate the float as the Cairo Blues Festival approached. The...
Epsilon Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Sorority Inc. plans to sponsor its 16th annual Karen M. Adkinson Sickle Cell Anemia Walkathon on Saturday, Sept. 24. Registration for the walk is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. at Cairo Junior/Senior High School on the day of the event. The walk is...
Shawnee Community College plans to offer five community education courses. Courses are scheduled at the college’s main campus near Ullin and at Shawnee’s extension center in Anna. The schedule includes: Container Gardening Sept. 22, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the college’s extension center in Anna. The...
An event planned this fall at Southern Illinois University Carbondale will help young women explore careers in science and mathematics. The annual Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics conference is set for Saturday, Nov. 19, at the SIU Student Center.  The 26th annual event provides...
A 2017 event billed as The Great American Eclipse will be the focus of two upcoming informational planning workshops which are scheduled in Southern Illinois. The Great American Eclipse will occur on Aug. 21, 2017. The Southernmost Illinois area is predicted to have the longest duration of totality...
Always wanted to be a Disney princess? Peter Pan? Glinda the Good Witch?  In November, an “Evening with the Stars” event is being planned in the local area – and it needs actors for the occasion.  “Evening with the Stars,” is a fundraising dinner for the performing arts. An interest meeting is...
Miss Cache River winner: Katelynn Williams was crowned Miss Cache River 2016.
The Cache River Days beauty pageant took place at the Leona Brust Civic Center in Ullin on Friday, Sept. 9. The pageant featured a Little Miss, a Junior Miss and a Miss category. Photos by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
High school and 8th grade band students from throughout Southern Illinois and the surrounding area will have a unique opportunity this school year.  Jim Childers, the director of bands at Marion Junior High School, plans to organize and host a regional honor band called The Honor Band of Southern...

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