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Franklin Hospital to offer free diabetic screening day
Franklin Hospital will be offering a diabetic screening day from 7 to 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8 in the hospital's first floor conference room.
Submitted by Franklin Hospital
Sep 6, 2017 11:13 AM
Franklin Hospital Auxiliary gears up for a busy season
Suzanne Baker has been named a southern Illinois "Leader Among us" for her years of service as an auxiliary volunteer coordinator, and more news from the Franklin Hospital Auxiliary.
BY HOLLY KEE
Sep 6, 2017 11:10 AM
Benton H.S. band begins marching season on right note
Aug 30, 2017 11:57 AM
Benton man helps keeps cancer center a peaceful oasis
Like a lot of southern Illinoisans, Jim Batts of Benton has worked more than one job during his adulthood and says that he has enjoyed nearly all of them. But the job he has now as he grows nearer to retirement may be his best yet.
By Ceasar Maragni
Aug 28, 2017 6:26 PM
Benton Lions visit Camp Manitowa
Three members of the Benton Lions Club visited Camp Manitowa earlier this month to bring treats to the campers.
By Holly Kee
Aug 28, 2017 6:10 PM
Check out the winners of our Back to School photo contest!
We got some great photos submitted for our first Back to School contest - take a look!
Aug 28, 2017 4:25 PM
Veterans call for action from Marion VA hospital
With a second investigation in a little more than a decade underway at the Marion Veterans Affairs Medical Center, officials held a town meeting at the VFW hall Tuesday evening to listen to concerns from area vets.
BY HOLLY KEE
Aug 25, 2017 10:28 AM
Hidden Gems: CCC Memorial honors a generation's work
The courtyard behind the sandstone and wood structure pays homage to the young men who built it and the work they performed in enhancing the natural beauty of the Giant City State Park.
BY HOLLY KEE
Aug 23, 2017 8:56 PM
Enter our Back to School photo contest and win Du Quoin State Fair armbands!
Attention parents and students: We're looking for some classic back to school photos -- photos that really capture that first-day feeling. Post your best shot to our Benton News Facebook page using the hashtag #BentonNews1stDay.
Aug 18, 2017 3:48 PM
Send us your best back-to-school photo!
We're looking for some classic back to school photos -- photos that really capture that first-day feeling. Post your best shot to our Facebook page and you could win two all-day armbands for the carnival rides at the Du Quoin State Fair, opening Aug. 25.
Aug 16, 2017 10:48 AM
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