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Family, friends, military and strangers salute soldier who died 66 years ago

PINCKNEYVILLE —Kenneth “Gig” Shute said he and Vernon Douglas “Doug” Presswood were the best of friends, hanging out together and even working at the same job together. His friend was funny and very competitive and Shute recounted the one time he bested Presswood during a hunting expedition, only because Presswood forgot his rifle at home. […]

Chase Her Example

NOTE: This is a blog piece from Central Junior High Principal Charley Cass from his blog. It is a touching piece about FCHS basketball player Morgan Griffith, who is the all time leading Scorer at West Frankfort.   Please click on the link to read his piece.

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Post season football — it’s not always about the game

The Sesser-Valier-Waltonville-Woodlawn Devils will be a huge underdog when they travel to Mount Carmel on Saturday to take on the undefeated Golden Aces.

Monica Brachman at the gates of the World Shooting Complex in Sparta.  (Southern Illinoisan Photo)

Director of shooting complex wants expanded role for facility

SPARTA- NOTE: There is a benefit to the local economy in Frankiin County even though Sparta is 45 miles away. There will be people staying at Rend Lake an local hotels. They will be spending money at local business. In shooting circles, Sparta’s World Shooting and Recreational Complex is recognized as one of the finest […]

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John Glenn, American hero, aviation icon and former U.S. senator, dies at 95

His legend is otherworldly and now, at age 95, so is John Glenn. He, along with fellow aviators Orville and Wilbur Wright and moon- walker Neil Armstrong, truly made Ohio first in flight. “John Glenn is, and always will be, Ohio’s ultimate hometown hero, and his passing today is an occasion for all of us […]

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Barbara B. Huffine, 72-Macedonia

Barbara B. Huffine, 72, of Macedonia, passed away at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, 2016, at her residence. She was born on May 20, 1944, to Vern and Beth (Lewis) Billings in Mendota, IL. Barb worked in the mail room for Unocal Corp. She married Thomas Huffine in 1962 and he survives. She was […]

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Franklin County HS basketball preview 12/10/16

I am going to be home again this evening, so I am going to do the WMIX-WFRX shuffle tonight listening to both ball games.  After a two week layoff, the Christopher Bearcats are at home tonight against their arch rival the Woodlawn Cardinals.  The West Frankfort Redbirds will be at home against the Salem Wildcats….Bradley   Young is going to explode on someone and it is going to be tonight. The Bearcats have some unfinished from last year and they are going to win by three tonight. … Logic would go with the Wildcats tonight. I am going with my gut and my heart and going with the Redbirds by one. I expect Kyle Hammers to have a breakout game tonight at Max Morris Gym

Rangers defeat Herrin in key SIRR Ohio match up

HERRIN — Plan A for Benton guard Timmy Henson was taking the in-bounds pass and driving nearly the length of the floor for the game-winning shot. Herrin’s defense never forced Plan B. Henson drove the length of the floor in 3.9 seconds to can the game-winning layup with 2.6 ticks on the clock as the […]

Tigers get whipped by Webber…Woodlawn and Waltonville also win

Thompsonville fell to Webber Township 76-39 last night. Woodlawn also wins. They come and visit the Christopher Bearcats tonight. All three games last night will have a bearing on the seeds at the Sesser-Valier Holiday Tournament….Click to read the piece from the Mount Vernon Register-News

High School Basketball Preview 12/9/16

Five out of the six teams in the county will be in action tonight, four will have conference games. The games will be previewed below. I have the county schools going 1-4 tonight. I might be the most hated man in the county right now after you read this. Around 10 P.M. I hope I am the biggest liar in the county. It does not get any better than HS basketball on a cold winter’s night around Southern Illinois. Benton will be at Herrin; Harrisburg travels to West Frankfort; Chester is at Sesser-Valier; Z-R goes to Vienna; and Thompsonville goes to Webber Townshp

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Dexter Fowler on a plane to St. Louis-physical tomorrow

This story has been broken that Frank Cusumano of KSDK Channel five, St. Louis Dexter Fowler is coming to St. Louis for a physical tomorrow. Follow this breaking story that will be updated with the KSDK link.

Power Outage in Sesser

There is a power outage on the very north part of town and in the country. Ameren has been notified. More info to come. If you need a place to be City Hall is open and a warming center. If you need assistance at home contact 7242424 hit 0. Emergency call 911.  Statement according to […]

John Glenn, American hero, aviation icon and former U.S. senator, dies at 95

His legend is otherworldly and now, at age 95, so is John Glenn. He, along with fellow aviators Orville and Wilbur Wright and moon- walker Neil Armstrong, truly made Ohio first in flight. “John Glenn is, and always will be, Ohio’s ultimate hometown hero, and his passing today is an occasion for all of us […]

Statement from the UMWA regarding legislation in the Senate

The proposed Continuing Resolution (CR) provides for healthcare coverage for the next four (4) months. However, there is no guarantee the proposed CR will be approved by Congress, and the proposed CR will not be voted on and decided until the end of this week. Therefore, the only way for Medicare recipients to have guaranteed […]

Holliday moves on, signs deal with Yankees

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. • As the Cardinals intensify their pursuit of the next outfielder they hope can update the look of their future lineups, three outfielders who they’ve turned to for that in the past already have found new homes. On the eve of baseball’s annual winter meetings, Matt Holliday agreed to a one-year, $13 […]

Police investigation in Sesser

SESSER — An investigation underway in Sesser Saturday night, at one point, involved more than one unit of the Illinois State Police Homicide Squad. Witnesses tell us it happened on Locust Street, though city officials could not confirm that. Sesser Mayor Jason Ashmore could only say police officers needed assistance “checking something out” and that […]