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Firewood Available through Giant City State Park

MAKANDA – Residents of Jackson and Union counties may collect firewood for personal use from designated areas within Giant City State Park beginning Feb. 1. Site staff recently removed hazard and ash trees impacted by the emerald ash borer from the campgrounds and day-use areas of the park. Although the firewood is available for free,

Comedy Improv Night Back at RLC Jan. 27

INA, Ill. (Jan. 24, 2022) — Looking for a night of laughs? Or maybe you want to test your own comedic skills? The Rend Lake College Thespians Club will host its annual Evening of Comedy Improvisation at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27 in the RLC Theatre. The event — similar to the show “Whose Line

Howl at the Moon is Back in Saline County Feb. 19

HARRISBURG, Ill. (Jan. 21, 2022) – Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos will be back in town Saturday, Feb. 19, with Concert for a Cause, a fundraising event between Ferrell Hospital and Southeastern Illinois College. Concert for a Cause will be held in SIC’s Deaton Gymnasium with masks required for entry. Doors open at 5:30

Mt. Vernon Man Arrested for Being Armed Habitual Criminal

MT. VERNON – A 28-year-old Mt. Vernon man was charged Friday in Jefferson County Circuit Court with being an armed habitual criminal. William Johnson was arrested Thursday by Mt. Vernon Police for being a felon in possession of a weapon and resisting/obstructing an officer. According to Mt. Vernon Police Chief Trent Page, Johnson was a

Six-week Program Provides Support to Women in Agriculture

MURPHYSBORO – Women may be an underrepresented group in the field of agriculture, but thanks to a local course, area participants can receive support and guidance. Annie’s Project is a training program designed to empower women in agriculture through education, networks, and resources. Illinois Extension will kick off the six-week program on February 24 in