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Updated Apr 22, 2015 at 10:15 AM

Benton Consolidated High School senior Emma Webster signed a scholarship agreement with McKendree University on Monday afternoon in a special "signing" ceremony aimed at recognizing the talent and potential of the university’s new student.

Updated Apr 19, 2015 at 4:31 PM

Les Pearce, who lost the April 7 Benton Consolidated High School board election to Mitch Bennett, has raised objections to Bennett’s election, citing a conflict of interest.

Updated Apr 17, 2015 at 9:31 AM

"Beyond the Sea" is the theme for this year’s prom at Benton Consolidated High School.

Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 9:44 AM

Music, song, laughter, intensity, romance and drama will be packed into year’s high school spring musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s "South Pacific", says director Brittney Ishmael.

Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 9:38 AM

The newly renovated Christopher Elementary School recently received a very ice gift from a local corporation that obviously believes in having an impact on communities besides offering jobs through its mining holdings. Foresight Energy,...

Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 9:24 AM

The Illinois State Board of Education has selected a new schools chief.

Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 9:18 AM

Gov. Bruce Rauner says he's "a little worried" about new standardized tests linked to Common Core education standards.

Updated Apr 15, 2015 at 9:25 AM

One more blow was dealt to Sesser-Valier Community Unit School District 196 when board members approved the dismissal of a high school business and computer science teacher who had held the position for nine years.

Updated Apr 13, 2015 at 7:23 AM

Two years into their collaboration with the Benton Grade School, officers for the Benton Police Department have formed positive relationships with students and learned to play by school rules, the department says.

Updated Apr 13, 2015 at 7:19 AM

Benton Consolidated High School math and drafting teacher Heather Mitchell says she has lost count of how many records her drafting students have set.

Updated Apr 9, 2015 at 3:30 PM

A sudden cut in funding to the Teen Responsibility, Education, Achievement, Caring and Hope (REACH) program has left 79 Sesser-Valier Community Unit School District 196 students without after-school activities as of Tuesday.

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