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Southern Illinois Miners Owners Retire, Team Will Not Return in 2022

MARION – Jayne and John Simmons, the long-time owners of the Southern Illinois Miners baseball team, announced Wednesday that they are retiring from Frontier League baseball ownership. The 2021 season was the last season the team will be playing in Marion, Illinois for the Frontier League. “This is a bittersweet decision for us,” said the

SIU Faculty Film Focuses on Shawnee National Forest Use

CARBONDALE, Ill. – An hour-long documentary that retraces the battle over commercial logging within the Shawnee National Forest more than three decades ago and raises concerns over present public land use will premiere at Southern Illinois University Carbondale this month. “Shawnee Showdown: Keep the Forest Standing” by Cade Bursell, a professor in the School of

Marion Police Report

MARION – The following information was released by the Marion Police Department on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. Teresa Whitlock, 46, of Marion has been issued citations for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Adult Use Cannabis and Improper Lane Usage on Sept. 29, 2021 in the area of Scottsboro Road and North Bentley Street.

Severin, Marion Police to Hold Drug Take Back Event Thursday

MARION – State Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton) will partner with the Marion Police Department for a free drug take back event Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Marion Police Department. Medications, vitamins, ointments, lotions, or creams must be contained in sealed, closed containers in order to be accepted. Items that will not be

Raw Sewage Spill in Mt. Vernon Cleaned Up

MT. VERNON – The City of Mt. Vernon is reporting an unknown amount of raw sewage has been cleaned up after spilling from a broken pipe near Woodland Road. The leak was reportedly discovered last Friday in an area owned by Union Pacific Railroad and Continental Tire. The city was alerted that morning that one

Mt. Vernon Man Killed in Weekend Accident

MT. VERNON – A 19-year-old Mt. Vernon man was killed in a single-car wreck north of Mt. Vernon around 1:30 Saturday morning According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, a witness said Hunter Marlow swerved to miss a deer before running off New Harmony Lane and striking a power pole causing the power lines to

SIU Carbondale Awards 317 University Excellence Scholarships for 2021-22

CARBONDALE, Ill. – Southern Illinois University Carbondale is awarding 317 academically high-achieving students with University Excellence Scholarships for 2021-2022. The scholarships are renewable for three additional years. The University Excellence Scholarships list is available here. The scholars are listed by state, zip code, name, major and hometown. To learn more, visit or contact the university’s