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Updated Mar 24, 2014 at 10:59 AM

President of Local 817 Union Susan Malkovich says that West Frankfort District 168 teachers have resolved contractual disagreements and settled on a two-year agreement with the district after months of negotiations and mediation.

Updated Mar 21, 2014 at 9:06 AM

The West Frankfort Community High School Youth and Government class took Springfield by storm when they recently introduced a bill on the Senate floor that would legalize the agricultural growth of cannabis for industrial usage.

Updated Mar 20, 2014 at 10:31 AM

When the Rend Lake College Spring Musical was announced as “Little Shop of Horrors,” the Theatre Department took on the great task of creating several talking, singing, and eating puppet plants that would tower over the actors and the...

Updated Feb 20, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Four years after the devastating loss of her son Dustin (“Dusty”) Duncan, Dora Duncan is starting to master the art of living again.

Updated Feb 19, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Developmental screenings of birth to 5-year-old children are being offered. The screenings are free to participating children and their families and will identify eligible children for enrollment into free local early childhood programs.

Updated Feb 16, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Descendants of Woodland Americans will converge in Super Kohl Park in Zeigler on April 25 to 27 to celebrate traditional foods and teachings and share skills with the public.

Updated Feb 12, 2014 at 11:13 AM

The Benton Consolidated High School District speech team ended the regular season and headed into Regionals Saturday at Benton, where the team placed second overall and advanced 14th of the 15th events to Illinois High School Association sectionals...

Updated Feb 11, 2014 at 10:45 AM

West Frankfort native and Frankfort Community High School graduate Trenton Grimm has been awarded the 2014 Kurt Heisler, M.D., Scholarship award from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, an annual endowment of more than $90,000.

Updated Feb 11, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Applications are being accepted for all 2014 Old King Coal Princess Flame pageants.

Updated Feb 6, 2014 at 12:27 PM

West Frankfort Chief of Police Shawn Talluto said school administrators and law enforcement took all the necessary measures on Monday after rumors of alleged threats against students at Frankfort Community High School snowballed into a social media...

Updated Feb 4, 2014 at 9:55 AM

Kirkpatrick Pottery will be on display during the Civil War weekend, being held this weekend in Anna. During the Civil War weekend, Mike Isom will place pieces of his personal collection of Anna's Kirkpatrick Pottery on display at the Anna Arts...

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