Tamms

Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Nearly 40 area firefighters gathered last Thursday night to participate in a special training program. Instructors from the Illinois Fire Service Institute in Champaign presented training which focused on handling a blaze involving propane gas. Three instructors presented the training. The Anna...
Residents of Southern Illinois will have three opportunities this month to discuss challenges and opportunities facing public schools in predominantly rural communities.   Illinois Humanities, in partnership with the Association of Illinois Rural and Small Schools, plans to present “The Future of...
Egyptian School in Tamms plans to present an annual spring concert on Saturday, April 29, at 6 p.m. The performance will feature the Egyptian Middle and High School band and choir, along with Egyptian band/choir alumni. About 20 alumni are planning to be part of the performance, with special music...
A regional high school band performed March 23 at Shawnee Community College near Ullin. The band featured student musicians from area high schools. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Shawnee Community College near Ullin on March 23 hosted an annual high school regional band performance. The regional band featured high school students from Anna-Jonesboro Community High School, Cairo High School, Cobden High School, Egyptian High School at Tamms, Goreville High School, Shawnee...
Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hat recently visited Egyptian Elementary School in Tamms in celebration of the famed children’s author’s birthday on March 2. Photo provided.
Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hat recently visited Egyptian Elementary School in Tamms in celebration of the famed children’s author’s birthday on March 2. Photo provided.
The new music instructor at Shawnee Community College, Lee VanAlstine, conducted his first Shawnee Pride performance on Thursday, March 2. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Shawnee Community College has a new music instructor after the retirement of John Windings, who was the music instructor for over 20 years. Lee VanAlstine has been working in K-12 public education in Southern Illinois since 1997, though he is originally from Central Illinois. He received his...
The Egyptian Lady Falcons Classic was held on Saturday, March 4. The junior high volleyball tournament was held at Egyptian School in Tamms. Egyptian School won first place, Century was second and Dongola took third. Players who earned first team all tournament honors included Daisha Carthell,...
Fifth grade student Collier Morgan climbed over hay bales during the farmer race. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
The Egyptian Ag Olympics took place on Thursday, Feb. 23, at Egyptian High School in Tamms. Sponsored by FFA, the Ag Olympics allowed students in 4th grade to go up against 5th grade students in several Olympic-style games, including an egg drop and farmer race.
The host Appleknockers, in white uniforms, faced Egyptian High School from Tamms Monday night, Feb. 20, in tournament play. Cobden won the game.
Cobden hosted an Illinois High School Association Class 1A boys’ regional basketball tournament last week. The host Appleknockers faced Egyptian High School from Tamms Monday night, Feb. 20, in tournament play. Cobden won the game. 
Some of teacher Darrel Dexter’s history classes at Egyptian High School in Tamms listened to Marlene Rivero’s at the Civil War Weekend. Along with Rivero, who was dressed in clothing from the time, are students Grace Klingeman, Amanda Bennett, Tristan Parker, Daneesha Carthell, Tyra Huff, Rileigh Petermichel, Jordan Reeves, Kacia Houston, Cheyenne Petzoldt and Trevor Smith.
The Civil War era came to life during a recent event in Union County. The Shawnee Hills Arts Council/Anna Arts Center hosted a wide range of activities during its 2017 Civil War Weekend, which was presented from Wednesday, Feb. 15, through Sunday, Feb. 19. Activities included a play, exhibits,...

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