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Group promotes southern Illinois tourism

April 8, 2021

In an effort to drive more travel and tourism to its 22-county coverage area in southern Illinois, I...

LTC adds customer service course

November 23, 2020

Lincoln Trail College will begin offering a new microcertificate that will help train people to better serve customers in January.The new Customer Service Management program is available online and …

Report: Community spread causes nursing home COVID outbreaks

November 23, 2020

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living has released a report showing nursing homes in the U.S. continue to see a record number of weekly new cases this month …

Good Sam seeks COVID information

November 18, 2020

Good Samaritan is asking the community to participate in a survey to gage community perception of the pandemic and the community and hospital response.Good Sam marketing director Tiffany Conover said …

USDA food assistance deadline looms

November 16, 2020

U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency reminds farmers and ranchers that the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 is Dec. 11.This program provides direct relief …

VFW scholarship contests seek participants

October 28, 2020

For students looking for scholarships to help lessen the financial burden college brings, it’s not too late to participate in the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy and …

VU promotes cyber security

October 16, 2020

Vincennes University recently announced its commitment to Cybersecurity Awareness Month, held annually in October, by signing up as a Champion and joining a growing global effort to promote the …

SIU faculty have record year winning outside funding

Tim Crosby Southern Illinois University
| September 25, 2020

CARBONDALE, Ill. — The complex-looking machinery in Arash Komaee’s engineering laboratory at Southern Illinois University Carbondale may someday lead to, among other things, equipment that uses natural magnets to manipulate medical devices inside a patient’s body in a non-invasive manner.

French Quarter offers VU students new housing option

Trey Van Natta Vincennes University
| September 17, 2020

VINCENNES — Many students have noticed the new and colorful French Quarter Apartments located along Second Street. Vincennes University broke ground in October of 2019 and managed to complete enough of the project to have students moving in by the start of Fall 2020 classes. The apartments aren’t all the way finished, but so far they are an eye-catching addition to VU.

Landmarks Illinois awards grant to Muddy Waters MOJO Museum

September 15, 2020

CHICAGO – Landmarks Illinois has awarded the first grant through its new Timuel D. Black, Jr. Grant Fund for Chicago’s South Side to the Muddy Waters Original Jam Out (MOJO) Museum, a nonprofit working to preserve blues legend Muddy Waters’ former home in North Kenwood and convert it into a museum and cultural center.

Lessons in green schoolyards benefit kindergarteners, especially girls open first of june Sept 26 grand opening at noon

September 10, 2020

Children walking outdoors URBANA, Ill. – Amid one of the strangest back-to-school seasons in modern history, many teachers, parents, and caregivers are struggling to enrich their students’ experiences beyond screen-based learning. A new study from University of Illinois researchers suggests daily outdoor lessons in green spaces could boost self-regulation in young children, setting them up for greater academic and social-emotional success.

Protecting the sloth: SIU grad student studies relocation success in Central America

Tim Cosby Southern Illinois University
| September 1, 2020

CARBONDALE — Many animals rely on quickness or flashy, top-end speed to stay out of a predator’s way or to avoid encountering humans encroaching on their territory. But for one animal in particular – the aptly named sloth – a hasty retreat is not an option.

No mistaken identity: There’s an SIU Aviation program plane overhead

August 6, 2020

CARBONDALE — Instead of wondering now whether the sound you hear is a bird or a plane, a quick glance to the skies will have an indelible Saluki imprint.

Marshall plans community yard sale

July 29, 2020

Marshall Main Street and the Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce have joined forces to host the annual Community Wide Yard Sales.On Saturday, Sept. 26, the groups will host the yard sale from 8 a.m. to ...

Wabash Valley offers CNA class

July 20, 2020

Persons interested in becoming a certified nurse aide can take a course through Wabash Valley College this fall.The fall CNA class will start Sept. 8 at WVC. The class will meet on Mondays, Tuesdays …

LTC Foundation continues to aid students, college

By Randy Harrison
| July 14, 2020

More than $200,000 has gone to help area residents further their educations at Lincoln Trail College courtesy of the LTC Foundation and various donors this year.

State VFW names first female commander

July 9, 2020

Illinois Veterans of Foreign Wars’ new state commander is the organization’s first female commander, as well as the first Afghanistan veteran to lead it.

Florkowski makes dean’s list

July 6, 2020

Carson Florkowski, Robinson, was named to the spring University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s List.During this term, Florkowski was majoring in Biology.More than 2,610 undergra...

Illinois lottery to reopen four of five claim centers

By Jessica Perez Illinois Lottery
| June 30, 2020

Chicago - The Illinois Lottery has announced that four of its claim centers will re-open on July 1.

Lincoln museum ready to reopen

June 26, 2020

After a series of changes to protect visitor health, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum reopens Wednesday.


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Law enforcement report: April 14 - April 20

April 20, 2021

The following is a list of arrests and vehicle accidents within Lawrence County for the dates of April 14 - April 20.

The second annual 5k/10k Valerie Stevens Memorial Scholarship run, held in honor of Valerie Stevens, was held on April 17 at Lanterman Park in Bridgeport. Despite the rain, a large number of participants turned out to support the event. All proceeds from the race will be used towards scholarships for Red Hill High School and Lawrenceville High School seniors.

Second annual 5k/10k Valerie Stevens Memorial Scholarship run held in Lanterman Park

April 20, 2021

 The second annual 5k/10k Valerie Stevens Memorial Scholarship run, held in honor of Valerie Stevens, was held on April 17 at Lanterman Park in Bridgeport.

ISAC names 2021-22 Illinois State Scholars

April 19, 2021

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) has announced the 2021-22 Illinois State Scholars. These top performing students are selected annually based on their ACT or SAT exams and sixth semester class rank and are recognized for their exceptional academic achievement. Illinois State Scholars rank in approximately the top 10% of graduates from Illinois high schools.