July 29, 2014
A 51-year-old Sesser man was killed early Tuesday morning in a single-vehicle accident in Franklin County. Authorities say that Patrick Styve, was traveling northbound on Route 148 at 3:30 a.m. when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. The accident happened in front of Sesser Animal Hospital, which is less than a mile […]
July 28, 2014
Benton police reported a busy weekend with multiple arrests.
It’s often said that the greatest grief that any person can experience is the death of a child. On a hot and humid day last week I sat face-to-face with that grief.
When House Speaker Michael Madigan accidentally triggered a patronage scandal at the Metra commuter rail agency, it was the result of two extraordinary events.
CHICAGO — Lawmakers questioned Illinois child welfare officials Tuesday about an increase in the number of children reported to have died of neglect or abuse in the state, though agency officials argued the number partly reflected a change in the way neglect cases are counted.
EWING — Ted Denham, 79, passed away Saturday morning, July 19, 2014, in Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mount Vernon. Ted was born Feb. 21, 1935, in Frisco, the son of Orville and Vada (Cunningham) Denham. He married Maxine (Fagan) on Feb. 5, 1956, in Corinth, Mississippi. Mr. Denham was owner and operator of […]
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It takes only a brief conversation with 82-year-old Ernie Reynolds to figure out that, even though he officiated his last sporting event more than 35 years ago, he still holds a deep love, and maybe more importantly, great respect for Southern Illinois high school basketball.
After dropping the series finale at home against Frontier, the Miners appeared to rebound with a win Friday over the Florence Freedom, but then fell in the last two games of the series. Southern Illinois won 4-1 Friday in 11 innings, lost 3-2 Saturday and lost the rubber game Sunday 4-3. Here’s the […]
June 17, 2014
SAN DIEGO — Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has died of cancer at 54. Gwynn’s sweet left-handed swing made him one of San Diego’s best-loved athletes. He was nicknamed “Mr. Padre” during his 20-year major league career. Here’s the story in the Marion Daily.
June 9, 2014
Mykhaela Tolds of Houston is the newest member of the Rend Lake College Lady Warriors Basketball team after signing a national letter of intent Friday morning to play next fall on the 2014-15 team. She is the second Texan to play for the team under Head Coach Ward McDaniel.