For Benton Rangers Academic All Staters

Huge congratulations to our four Benton Football selections to the 4A Academic All State Football team this season! To be selected, a player must have been selected as a 1st Team All Conference player and maintain a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale throughout their high school career. This a huge honor for these guys! Congrats Blane Pankey,Hamilton Page, Cade Thomas and Neal Carlton!

RLC Foundation Children’s Center celebrates Halloween

INA, IL  – Spidergirl, aka Kiyah Duran, 4, of Ina, is all smiles after collecting candies during the RLC Foundation Children’s Center’s Halloween Parade Tuesday morning. Also pictured is Olivia Phillips, 3, of Nashville as the popular Disney character Elsa.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

RLC Foundation Children’s Center celebrates Halloween

INA, IL – Five-year-old Harrison Drew of Benton, dressed as a Tyrannosaurus Rex, collects candy from parents, friends, and RLC faculty and staff Tuesday morning on the RLC Foundation Children’s Center playground. Attendees handed out candy as children paraded around in their costumes. (ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

RLC Foundation Children’s Center celebrates Halloween

INA, IL – – Children enrolled in the Rend Lake College Foundation Children’s Center’s Preschool and Pre-K classrooms posed for a photo in the playground after a parade of their costumes to celebrate Halloween. (ReAnne Palmer RLC Public Infornation)

Rend Lake College enrollee Josh Pickus receives academic award

INA, IL – Josh Pickus (left) of Millstadt was the winner of the $500 Rend Lake College Preview Day Academic Award drawing. Pickus, a student at Belleville High School-West, plans to attend RLC for either Agricultural Mechanics, Diesel Technology or Heavy Equipment Technology. Pickus was entered into the academic award drawing for simply attending last month’s RLC Preview Day event. He was presented the award by RLC President Terry Wilkerson.

Hall named RLC Outstanding CNA of the Year

INA, IL – Regina Hall of Sparks Hill was named the 2017 Outstanding CNA of the Year during Rend Lake College’s annual CNA Conference, held last Friday on campus. Hall currently works at Harrisburg Medical Center and has been a CNA for the last 24 years.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

Van Winkle shares excerpt from novel “Abraham Anyhow”

INA, IL Rend Lake College guest speaker Adam Van Winkle read excerpts from his recent novel “Abraham Anyhow” to students in the Student Center Private Dining Area Wednesday afternoon. Using a unique writing style, this novel focuses on small town life along the rural Oklahoma-Texas border where he grew up. Van Winkle’s presentation was hosted by the RLC Cultural Arts Committee (ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

Armed Barbers host Studio RLC students

NA, Ill. Students of the Rend Lake College Cosmetology and Barber students visited the recently opened Armed Barbers, opened by RLC graduates Ray Minor and John David “Sweet.” The barber shop, south of Benton and West City, provides traditional barbering services including straight razor shaves. Minor and Sweet provided the students with lunch, gave a tour of the facility and answered student’s questions. (Reece Rutland- Rend Lake College photo)

Big Truck Day at RLC Warrior Fest

Other children and their families took part in Big Truck Day by exploring tractors and more large farm equipment. RLC also had a semi-truck, police car, fire truck, cement mixer, and many other vehicles on campus. (ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

Arch helicopters on display at RLC Warrior Fest

Three-year-old Jett Sandlin of Ina is all smiles to be sitting inside one of ARCH Air Medical’s helicopters Saturday during Warrior Fest. Sandlin was one of dozens of children to take advantage of Big Truck Day, which let children touch, climb into, and talk to professionals, such as ARCH Air Medical, who utilize large equipment. (ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

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