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Steeleville wins first regional title in 16 years
By Pete Spitler
May 23, 2017 12:14 AM
CAMPBELL HILL -- Sixteen years to the day after their last regional title, the Steeleville Warriors ended the drought on Monday.
Friends and family rally to help 10-year-old with tumor
BY HOLLY KEE
May 22, 2017 10:34 AM
An event Sunday at the Benton Eagles will benefit a 10-year-old Ewing girl who has been diagnosed with a rare brain tumor.
Du Quoin Postmaster offers mailbox tips
May 22, 2017 10:09 AM
With summer just a month away, the Du Quoin's postmaster is asking all area homeowners to inspect and repair their mailboxes.
Gubernatorial candidate pays a visit to the area
BY DUSTIN DUNCAN
May 22, 2017 10:04 AM
The Southern Illinois Democratic Women welcomed Democratic gubernatorial candidate Daniel Biss to Carbondale last week to meet with prospective voters.
Benton Grade School students raise $6,300 for St. Jude
May 22, 2017 10:00 AM
Benton Grade School 5-8's math students have raised more than $6,300 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital during their participation in 2017 Math-A-Thon.
Second-hand items to benefit animal rescue
May 22, 2017 9:52 AM
The Benton Kiwanis Club is teaming up with Second Chance Rescue of Franklin County to raise funds to build a no-kill shelter in the county.
Aiken's influence felt around the area
By Reece Rutland
May 22, 2017 9:44 AM
With teaching careers at both Benton Consolidated High School and Rend Lake College, Mary Ellen Aiken has spent much of her life dedicated to cultivation of young minds. Now, as the college celebrates its 50th anniversary, it is calling special attention to Aiken's contributions.
Marion man hospitalized after crash
May 22, 2017 9:10 AM
A 20-year-old Marion man was hospitalized after a one-vehicle accident Sunday night on Leitzen Lane near Johnston City.
Miners rally to win series against Rascals
By Justin Walker
May 22, 2017 12:43 AM
The Southern Illinois Miners snapped a four-game losing skid with an extra-inning walkoff winner Saturday night, then rallied again late Sunday for a 6-3 win over River City to win the series at Rent One Park
Campers rescued from Piney Creek
By Staff Report
May 22, 2017 11:46 AM
Five people were rescued from flash flooding at the Piney Creek Ravine Nature Preserve on Saturday morning.
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