Firefighters from the Ware-Wolf Lake, Alto Pass, and Jonesboro Fire Departments hosed down what was left of a house in Wolf Lake after a fire caught Monday evening.
Fire destroyed a house in Wolf Lake late Monday evening. Firefighters from Ware-Wolf Lake, Alto Pass and Jonesboro responded to the scene. No injuries were reported. Firefighters were continuing to work to extinguish the blaze early Tuesday morning.
The Cretaceous Hills of Southern Illinois will be the topic of a program planned Saturday, June 25, at the Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center near Cypress. The free program, set for 1 p.m., will be presented by naturalist John Schwegman.  The wetlands center is located at 8885 State Route 37,...
Area firefighters and emergency services personnel attended a training program Monday evening, June 6, at the Cobden Community Park in Cobden.   The training focused on ways to handle the landing of a helicopter during an emergency. The Cobden Fire Department hosted the training program...
Meridian High School in Mounds announces fourth quarter honor roll students: High Honor Roll Freshmen: Kendrick Blake, Treston Masters, Sydnie Walker. Sophomores: Cymone Ballard, Larry Barnett, Alexis Crain, Mia Davis, RaKyah Jeter, Ann Lence, Destiny Lowe, Jazane Magraff. Juniors: Alyzon Agbayani...
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is alerting business owners in the state about a scam in which scammers send emails, or in some cases social media messages, posing as representatives of the attorney general’s office in what is likely an attempt to con people into sending money or downloading...
These monarch butterflies were photographed at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna. File photo.
Identifying ways to improve and increase habitat for monarch butterflies in Illinois is the focus of an online survey and a conservation summit meeting which is planned in Springfield this September.  The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, along with partners representing agriculture,...
Participants are being sought for the 22nd annual Cache River Days Pageant.   The pageant is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at the Leona Brust Civic Center in Ullin.  Contestants must be a resident of Pulaski, Union, Alexander, Johnson or Massac county.   Organizers of the pageant noted that...
The Tupelo Chapter of Wild Ones Native Landscapers will present a program on edible wild plants on Wednesday, June 22 at the Carbondale Township Hall. Shannon Harms, a local expert, will lead the presentation. It will begin at 7 p.m. at the Township Hall, 216 East Monroe Street in Carbondale. At...
Retired botanist John Schwegman will present Hummingbirds of the World on Saturday, June 18, at 1 p.m. at the Fort Massac State Park Visitors Center, 1308 East 5th Street. The event is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome.
A Klassics for Kids event was presented Wednesday morning, June 8, at the Anna Arts Center in Anna. Photo by Amber Skelton.
The Anna Arts Center hosted Klassics for Kids on Wednesday morning, June 8. The event exposed children to the joys of live classical music. Klassics for Kids featured a quintet which was made up of a clarinet, French horn, bassoon, oboe and a flute that was alternated with a piccolo.  The musicians...


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