Carbondale

Dr. Susan Spellman, known in Anna and Jonesboro schools and among her squad of volunteers as the tutoring lady, is retiring. For the past 14 years, Spellman, a Jonesboro resident, has trained and directed a volunteer program to tutor at-risk students in 1st through 8th grades in Anna and Jonesboro...
Southern Illinois University Carbondale men’s basketball team coach Barry Hinson emphasized a point during a presentation last week at a Union County Chamber of Commerce meeting in Cobden.
The Union County Chamber of Commerce welcomed Southern Illinois University Carbondale men’s basketball team head coach Barry Hinson as a guest speaker on Thursday, May 4. Hinson addressed a gathering of about 30 people at a monthly meeting of the chamber of commerce.  The meeting was held at The...
A ribbon cutting was held to formally open a Southern Illinois Youth Entrepreneur Trade Show, which was held Tuesday evening, April 25, at the Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Young entrepreneurs from Union, Jackson, Perry and Williamson counties were featured in the trade show.
A ribbon cutting was held to formally open a Southern Illinois Youth Entrepreneur Trade Show, which was held Tuesday evening, April 25, at the Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Young entrepreneurs from Union, Jackson, Perry and Williamson counties...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School baseball team split in recent action. Carbondale 4, A-J 3: Jake Wright was 1-for-2 with a stolen base to lead the visiting Wildcats in the non-conference loss Tuesday, April 25. Bryce Osman was 1-for-2. Conner Jerolds was 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI....
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School softball team posted a 2-2 record in recent action. Du Quoin 5, A-J 3: The visiting Lady Indians scored 4 runs in the 7th inning to post the win in a Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division game Friday, April 28. Britni Helton was 2-...
From left are Union County CEO program students Aaron Lence, Julian Smith, Shad Turner, Erin Dillow, Jessica Glasco and Jessa Bond.
Students from Union County joined in showcasing their entrepreneurial spirit and start-up businesses at a program which was held last week in Carbondale. The Southern Illinois Youth Entrepreneur Trade Show was held Tuesday evening, April 25, at the Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center at...
The Southern Illinois Flute Choir and SIU Flute Studio plan to present a spring concert Friday night, May 5, in Carbondale. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church at 214 W. Main St. Admission is free. The choir and studio are under the artistic direction of Dr....
Century Unit School District No. 100 superintendent Leslie Varble was honored as a Superintendent of Distinction from the Shawnee Region of the IASA luncheon in Springfield on April 24. From left are Varble and state superintendent Dr. Tony Smith. Photo provided.
Leslie Varble, superintendent of Century School District No. 100 at Ullin, has been named as a 2017 Superintendent of Distinction by her colleagues in the Shawnee Region of the Illinois Association of School Administrators, IASA. Varble was honored at an awards luncheon which was held April 24 in...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ soccer team went 3-1 in recent action. A-J 4, Massac County 0: Elle Basler scored two goals to lead the visiting Lady Wildcats to the win Monday, April 17. MiKayla Bundren and Jaycee Pender each had a goal apiece for A-J. Raegan Cruse, Pender and Emma...
Walter Cronkite, left, was interviewed by Don Michel in Carbondale in 1996. SIU Press Photo/courtesy of Don Michel.
Amazon.com has released publication of a new book by Don Michel, former owner/operator of WRAJ, WRAJ-FM radio stations in Anna. The book, “Getting to Know Walter Cronkite, Buckminster Fuller, Michael DeBakey MD, Arthur Godfrey and Ann Landers,” is available by going to Amazon.com. The book contains...

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