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RLC student Derek Sample, of Sesser, elected VP of Illinois FFA

Derek Sample of Sesser was recently elected as Illinois’ Future Farmers of America (FFA) Vice President.

Sadly…10 years later and nothing has changed…including my opinion

(Editor’s Note: I wrote this column in 2012, a decade ago, on the day following the shooting deaths of 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut. In the list of those killed, 20 were first grade students. Reading today about yet another shooting massacre at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, this […]

Career change works out well for Mike Meinert

INA, IL – Mike Meinert was not sure what he wanted to do when he was in college, but a career in education was “the furthest thing from my mind.”

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New Year’s resolutions for young adults in 2022 can draw on these key takeaways from 2021

The start of a new year means millions of Americans will begin to write down their goals and aspirations for the upcoming year.

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Jenetta C. Trussell – Christopher, IL

Jenetta C. Trussell, 70, of Christopher, passed away at 11:41 a.m., on Sunday, August 25, 2019, at Herrin Hospital, Herrin, IL.

Barbara Ann Linneweber – Christopher, IL

Barbara Ann Linneweber, 94, of Christopher, passed away Sunday October 2, 2022 at her home.

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Cobden’s Appleknockers find success despite a condemned home court

COBDEN — Last summer, the historic home gym of the immortal Cobden Amazing Appleknockers was condemned and locked up waiting to be demolished and replaced by a modern state of the art facility.

Sesser-Valier defeats Christopher to claim tourney title

SESSER — A strong second-half defensive effort enabled the Sesser-Valier Red Devils to rally from a five-point halftime deficit and defeat the Christopher Bearcats, 37-31, in the championship game of the 40th Annual Sesser-Valier Holiday Tournament.

Column: A hot stove league without a hot stove? Give baseball what it deserves during the lockout — and ignore the rumors.

The problem with having a hot stove league without the hot stove is it doesn’t deter baseball fans from pretending the stove still exists.

Saluki Men’s Basketball hosts Loyola at 4 PM on Sunday

CARBONDALE, Ill. — In a key, early-season Missouri Valley Conference matchup, Southern Illinois hosts Loyola on Sunday at 4 p.m. in a nationally televised game on ESPN2.

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Franklin County Sheriff and Circuit Clerk both add smartphone apps

Two Franklin County offices are taking a giant step into the 21st Century.

Ethics, minimum wage top Illinois’ new laws in 2022

SPRINGFIELD — With nearly 300 laws taking effect on New Year’s Day, Illinois lawmakers have resolved to hold themselves to a higher ethical standard, stay the government’s regulatory arm on young entrepreneurs and review ways to revive the struggling local journalism industry.

Two dead after fatal crash in Jefferson County

JEFFERSON COUNTY – Two people are dead following a two-vehicle crash along Interstate 57 on Wednesday.

‘We will never be the same’: Family mourns Illinois sheriff’s deputy fatally shot in Wayne County

WAYNE COUNTY, Ill. — The family of a sheriff’s deputy who was killed here by a man who went on to carjack, rob and shoot more people during a two-state manhunt this week said Friday their son, husband, father and friend was a hero.

Chicago has recorded nearly 800 homicides heading into New Year’s Eve, top cop says

Chicago has recorded nearly 800 criminal homicides just before the New Year’s Eve holiday, according to police, marking a small increase over last year and a more than 60% increase from 2019.

Charges brought in Illinois deputy fatal shooting; fundraisers set for deputy’s family

WAYNE COUNTY – Charges have been brought against Ray Tate for the alleged fatal shooting of a Wayne County deputy while various organizations raise funds for the family.

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