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McLeansboro Fall Festival Entertainment Lineup Announced

MCLEANSBORO – The McLeansboro Kiwanis Club has released details regarding the entertainment lineup for this year’s Fall Festival in McLeansboro Sept. 9 through the 11. Jerry Prince, entertainment chairman for the Fall Festival, tell us who’s going to show up. Each concert is free and will be at 7 p.m. in downtown McLeansboro. More details

Superman Celebration Starts Friday in Metropolis

METROPOLIS – The 43rd annual Superman Celebration begins Friday and runs through Sunday in Metropolis. The event – which brings in thousands of people from all corners of the globe to Metropolis every year to celebrate the “Man of Steel” – didn’t happen last year due to COVID-19. It’s normally a four-day event held the

Marion Resident Killed in Franklin County Crash Friday

THOMPSONVILLE – A Marion resident was killed in a single-vehicle crash Friday afternoon in Franklin County. According to Franklin County Chief Deputy Kyle Bacon, the sheriff’s office received a 911 call around 3:40 p.m. reporting the crash on North Thompsonville Road, a half-mile north of State Highway 34. Deputies and EMS/Fire soon arrived and located

Marion Police Report

MARION – The following information was released by the Marion Police Department on Friday, July 23, 2021. Shannon Sparks, 34, of Johnston City has been arrested for Aggravated Assault and Disorderly Conduct in the 1500 block of West DeYoung Street on July 19, 2021. Mario Burns, 33, of West Frankfort has been arrested for Unlawful

Franklin County Sheriff’s Report

BENTON – The following information was released by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, July 26, 2021. 7-18-21 Andrew B. Barker, age 25, of McLeansboro was ticketed for driving while license revoked and improper operation of an ATV.7-19-21 Danika G. Crain, age 21, of West City was arrested for driving while license suspended. Crain

Jackson County Extension Offers Tour of Research Grounds

Murphysboro, Ill. – Summer is a busy time for our Agriculture and Natural Resources team, and they are excited to showcase some of the projects through a tour of the Jackson County Extension research grounds on August 12. The grounds feature several research and demonstration projects where valuable data is collected and used as teaching

West Nile Virus Reported in Jackson County

MURPHYSBORO – Routine mosquito testing has identified the first batch of mosquitoes positive for West Nile virus in Jackson County this year. According to the Jackson County Health Department, the mosquitoes were collected Friday in and around Makanda. West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito that has picked up the virus