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Two Injured, Toddler Dies in Wayne County Crash Thursday

FAIRFIELD – A toddler died and two others were injured in a two-vehicle crash in Wayne County Thursday afternoon. According to Illinois State Police, around 1:30 p.m. a 2008 silver Dodge Charger driven by 24-year-old Porscha M. Schultz of Fairfield and a 2015 white Kenworth Truck-Tractor Semi-Trailer combination driven by 29-year-old Jordan M. Ambrous of

SIC Students Honored at Luncheon

HARRISBURG – Southeastern Illinois College held its annual Honors Luncheon April 27 to celebrate academic and extra-curricular achievements of the student body in the Harry L. Crisp Student Center Cafeteria and Heritage Room. Awards are as follows.                                    

Benton Police Report

BENTON – The Benton Police Department released the following information on Thursday, April 28, 2022. On April 23rd, 2022, Benton Police were dispatched to the 1000 block of North Main Street in reference to a disturbance complaint. Through investigation, Benton Police arrested Manuel Fimbras, age 64, of Benton for aggravated assault, unlawful use of a

Search of Woodlawn Home Leads to Man’s Arrest on Meth-related Charges

MT. VERNON – A 54-year-old Mt. Vernon man was arrested Wednesday on meth-related charges after the Mt. Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office High Risk Team executed a search warrant at 210 North Main Street in Woodlawn. According to the sheriff’s office, the warrant was a result of an ongoing investigation by the MVPD/JCSO Joint

SIC Hosts Scholarships Night

HARRISBURG – Southeastern Illinois College held its annual Scholarships Night April 26 with an Italian-style dinner catered by the Falcon Bistro in the Harry L. Crisp Student Center. A number of other students also received scholarship awards, though they were not able to be present for various circumstances. Clay Brigham of Harrisburg is the recipient

SIC Foundation Hosts Donor Appreciation Event

HARRISBURG – The Southeastern Illinois College Foundation held its annual donor appreciation event in SIC’s George T. Dennis Visual & Performing Arts Center on April 23. SIC President Dr. Jonah Rice welcomed over 70 guests to the appreciation event hosted by the Foundation. He highlighted the $2.2 million Title III federal grand awarded in fall

Carmi Man Heading to Prison for Residential Burglary

CARMI – A Carmi man will spend 12 and a half years in prison after being sentenced for residential burglary – a Class 1 felony – in White County Court in Carmi Wednesday. According to White County State’s Attorney Denton Aud, 39-year-old Jesse G. Stephens will also serve one year of mandatory supervised released following