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Updated Jan 22, 2015 at 7:27 AM

Colonel Anthony Mitchell, the recently assigned District Commander for the St. Louis District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, visited the Rend Lake Project last week. Beginning his duties in St. Louis in July 2014, Colonel Mitchell had been assigned to the Nashville, Tenn., district and the Pentagon previously. Corps commanders typically serve around 3-year rotations on their duty station.

Updated Jan 20, 2015 at 8:23 AM

Rend Lake College students interested in attending Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) have the chance to meet with an SIUC representative during three application workshops this semester.

Updated Jan 19, 2015 at 7:38 AM

Benton Consolidated High School District 174 will see education and transportation budget cuts in 2015, but will also benefit from several grants.

Updated Jan 9, 2015 at 1:08 PM

Rend Lake College said it will now offer its students the chance to earn a BA or BS degree in behavioral sciences at its Ina campus. By teaming with Missouri Baptist University, RLC students who've earned an associates degree in a...

Updated Dec 30, 2014 at 9:42 AM

This month, Illinois Lt. Governor Sheila Simon released the state's latest Service Evaluation Survey relating the level of service members of school boards around the state feel their local Regional Offices of Education bring to the...

Updated Dec 28, 2014 at 10:49 PM

A law that takes effect next week will allow Illinois school districts to punish students for cyberbullying, even if it occurs outside of school.

Updated Dec 24, 2014 at 9:17 AM

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Franklin County Clerk Greg Woolard said the Election Office has received paperwork from the following school board candidates for the April 2015 election.

Updated Dec 23, 2014 at 11:16 AM

The Honorable Donald G. Wilkerson, standing left, U.S. Magistrate Judge, led 48 new U.S. citizens in reciting the Naturalization Oath Friday morning in the Rend Lake College Theatre. Judge Wilkerson was joined on stage by Stephen...

Updated Dec 16, 2014 at 9:45 AM

Benton 5-8 Kiwanis students of the month for November are Lizbette Villa Martinez, second from left, and Andrew Dunn, second from right. Also pictured are Benton Kiwanian Gene Alexander (left), also known as Mr. A. and 5-8 Principal...

Updated Dec 15, 2014 at 10:23 AM

BENTON -- The Benton Consolidated High School History Club in conjunction with DOsomething.org is sponsoring a used jean donation during the week of Monday, Dec. 15 to Friday, Dec. 19.

Updated Dec 15, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Benton 5-8 Kiwanis students of the month for October are Lanyn McGuire, second from left, and Carston Sanders, second from right. Also pictured are Benton Kiwanian Gene Alexander (left), also known as Mr. A. and 5-8 Principal Tammy...

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