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JALC Community Band, Orchestra perform at Holiday Lights Fair
Dec 12, 2018 11:07 AM
Pritzker in Marion: Vocational ed 'critical' to Illinois future
MARION -- Vocational education was the focus Sunday afternoon at the Laborers Local 773 Training Facility in Marion when Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker and Lieutenant Governor-elect Juliana Stratton organized a roundtable discussion on the issue. The reason for the discussion was to determine the value in promoting and perhaps providing additional funding for vocational education programs in the state and to learn about the two-year training program the Laborers are presently funding on their own for 13 high school juniors from four different schools in Southern Illinois -- Herrin, Marion, Vienna and Johnston City.
BY JOHN HOMAN
Dec 12, 2018 11:53 AM
Indianettes place first in pom dance at Belleville regional competition
The Indianettes traveled to Belleville Althoff High School Saturday to compete, and took first place in the Illinois Drill Team Association Pom Dance category. The girls are taking a break for the holidays and will start competing again in January.
Dec 12, 2018 11:06 AM
Five questions with ... Raymond Gunning of Harrisburg
This week's Five Questions focuses on Christmas traditions.
By Travis DeNeal
Dec 12, 2018 10:28 AM
Hiring process for next park district executive director coming under heavy criticism
The three-member Harrisburg Township Park District board will decide on Dec. 19 who will take over for Ron Emery when he retires - either Emery's son, Blake, or a second candidate with more professional parks and recreation experience.
By Travis DeNeal
Dec 12, 2018 10:25 AM
Local veterans named to Illinois' 'Honor 200' are feted at Bicentennial party
Illinois' Bicentennial birthday party, held at Chicago's Navy Pier on Dec. 3, also included a salute to the "Honor 200," 200 Illinois veterans honored for their continued service to our state and country. Seven residents of state Sen. Paul Schimpf's 58th Senate District are among the "Honor 200" and were honored at the celebration: Charles "Red" Becker of Evansville; Ethan Blumhorst of Carbondale; Eugene L. Holloway of Chester; John Kowalski of Scheller; John C. Preston of Red Bud; Dustin Row of Columbia; and Oscar Harrison Sanders Jr., of Anna.
Submitted by Mike Brooks/Illinois Senate Republican Staff
Dec 12, 2018 12:33 PM
Chester Grade School Students honored for good relationship skills
Twelve students at Chester Grade School were honored in October for demonstrating good relationship skills. Carter Davitz, Jaymie Dickerson, Eli Earl, Olivia Earl, Maddox Hunter, Bobby Ireland, Jonathon Keeton, Chloe Miller, Nick Nesbitt, Jason Stumpe, Dayvia Thielemann and Brooke Webb each received a certificate and their names were announced over the school public address system and on the CGS TV station.
Submitted by Jim Beers
Dec 12, 2018 12:27 PM
Around Town: Christmas activities abound
Christmas Day is getting closer, as we look at the calendar and the long list of things to get done. While baking gingerbread boys and girls to take to our local village hall open house, I was making mental notes of all the chores left to do. I need an elf! Thanks to our daughters, Pam and Nancy, the tree is now completely decorated. The girls also helped me celebrate my Dec. 6 birthday, by inviting me to Cracker Barrel and then to Du Quoin for the Holiday Lights Fair at the Fairgrounds. Very nice!
By Dixie Terry
Dec 12, 2018 11:40 AM
Marion city tax levy will remain flat next year
MARION -- The City of Marion's property tax levy will remain the same as this year's levy, as passed by the Marion City Council on Monday night. City Treasurer Steve Hale said no increase in taxes will be needed to fund the pensions for firefighters and police officers.
By Curtis Winston
Dec 12, 2018 11:42 AM
Five questions with ... Pam Logan of Marshall Browning Hospital
This week's Five Questions is with Pam Logan of Marshall Browning Hospital.
By John Homan
Dec 12, 2018 11:12 AM
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