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Updated Mar 2, 2015 at 6:25 AM

For the past four years, history teacher Chris Jerrells has encouraged student members of the History Club at Benton Consolidated High School to become involved in community volunteerism and education.When Jerrells, who has taught history at the school for eight years, noticed there had not been a history club since the 1970s, he decided to revive it.

Updated Feb 26, 2015 at 7:36 AM

Benton Grade School 5-8 teacher Brian Crisp brought four of his photography students to the district school board meeting on Tuesday night to show off their work and talent.

Updated Feb 23, 2015 at 7:41 AM

Benton Consolidated High School will see a few additions and improvements to its facilities in the coming months, including a new parking lot and renovated science classrooms.

Updated Feb 20, 2015 at 7:07 AM

This spring, the Shelter Insurance Foundation will award a $2,000 scholarship to a graduate of Benton Consolidated High School. Shelter Agent David Moore sponsors and partially funds this scholarship.

Updated Feb 16, 2015 at 7:48 AM

Rend Lake College recently received part of a grant to update its videoconferencing equipment, which the college uses in a variety of situations, including for helping students at a distance connect with their classes.

Updated Feb 16, 2015 at 7:41 AM

Benton Consolidated High School District 103 board members named Dr. Aaron Mattox as the new superintendent.

Updated Feb 12, 2015 at 10:41 PM

Congratulations are due to 7-year-old Noah Hosick, a second grade student at Benton Grade School whose art piece was selected out of thousands of entries from Illinois and Missouri for the "Top 100" award in the St. Louis...

Updated Jan 30, 2015 at 1:39 PM

Every school district is required to have an anti­-bullying policy. Benton Grade School District #47 is no different. In advance of the guest speaker Josh Drean coming to the school next week to give a talk on bullying, the Benton...

Updated Jan 28, 2015 at 9:37 AM

Morthland College Vice President of Development Steve Rhoads said that a donation recently given to Morthland College to secure the purchase of land where its football field and athletic complex will be built is the result of the plan MC...

Updated Jan 27, 2015 at 7:20 AM

Morthland College officials say they have closed on the purchase of 10 acres of land in West Frankfort that will become the site of the school's football field and athletic complex.

Updated Jan 26, 2015 at 7:31 AM

The tables were turned Thursday night at Benton Grade School K-4 when about 50 parents, instead of their kids, sat down in the classroom to learn some new math skills.

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