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Franklin County Youth Place in 4-H Shows

BENTON, Ill. – Creativity and skills were on full display as Franklin County members shared their annual projects at various 4-H shows including the general show, crops show, clothing show, foods show, horticulture and floriculture show. Following the 2020 summer of virtual exhibits, participants were anxious for the return of in-person shows. Members were judged

SIU Carbondale to Require Masks Indoors

CARBONDALE – If you’re going to SIU Carbondale, you need to have a mask. SIU Carbondale Chancellor Austin Lane announced Tuesday “Consistent with the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Illinois Department of Public Health, Southern Illinois University Carbondale is requiring face masks be worn in shared spaces indoors such

Shots Fired in Carbondale Monday Afternoon

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police are investigating a report of shots fired in the 300 block of East Walnut Street Monday afternoon. Officers learned suspects fired shots in the area causing damage to a parked vehicle. No other damage was discovered and no injuries were reported as a result of the incident. The suspects were described

Fatal Crash Reported in Carbondale Monday Night

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police continue to investigate a fatal traffic crash that happened Monday night at the intersection of East Main Street and Giant City Road. Officers found one of the drivers involved in the crash suffered life-threatening injuries and that a bystander was attempting lifesaving treatment.  In spite of the lifesaving efforts, the driver

Hydrant Flow Testing Set for Monday in Carmi

CARMI – The City of Carmi will perform hydrant flow testing Monday from 9 a.m. to noon. During this time customers may experience brief periods of low water pressure. The testing will take three days to complete.  The City of Carmi regrets any inconvenience.  

Sixth Annual Tour de Seven 5K to Be Held in Golconda

GOLCONDA – Helping residents of Southern Illinois stay healthy is a primary focus of Southern Seven Health Department (S7HD). One of the many ways this is done is through their annual Tour de Seven – Fall into Fitness 5K Run/Walk. Now in its 6th year, the Tour de Seven will be held on Saturday, September

Babaloo Music and Fun! at the Rend Lake Visitor Center

BENTON, IL – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake will host the Babaloo Music and Fun show at the Rend Lake Visitor Center on July 31st.   Join Babaloo, the one-man musical comedy act for kids, as he entertains with his singing, dancing, and all kinds of silly antics. Babaloo is an

Marion Police Report

MARION – The Marion Police Department released the following information on Monday, July 26, 2021. Keshia Krasselt, 36, of Marion has been arrested for Criminal Damage to Property in the 400 block of West Union Street on July 25, 2021. Aron Luton, 27, of Zeigler has been arrested for Attempted Vehicle Hijacking, Disorderly Conduct, Aggravated