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Randall (Randy) Ernest Rees, formerly of Du Quoin
Randall (Randy) Ernest Rees, a former resident of Du Quoin, passed away on July 5, 2020 in Castle Rock, Colorado.
Jul 11, 2020 6:38 AM
Bethel Lutheran preschool moving to First Baptist Church
After 41 years of offering a renowned weekday preschool at Bethel Lutheran Church in Du Quoin, the program is moving to First Baptist Church this fall.
By Renee Trappe
Jul 10, 2020 12:46 PM
Du Quoin briefs: Used book sale, shop local event both on July 25
Newsy tidbits from around Du Quoin.
Jul 10, 2020 12:50 PM
Franklin County land transfers
The following land transfers were filed June 29 to July 2, 2020, in Franklin County.
Jul 10, 2020 11:05 AM
Franklin County sheriff's blotter
The following incidents were obtained from Franklin County Sheriff David L. Bartoni. Note that arrests, charges and citations are allegations only, not findings of guilt.
Jul 10, 2020 11:06 AM
Du Quoin Library is open for business
The library is permitting 20 people inside at once, including two staffers on duty during the week and one staffer on duty Saturdays.
By Renee Trappe
Jul 10, 2020 12:52 PM
Alberta R. Stanley, formerly of Shawneetown
Alberta R. Stanley, 83, of Cleburne, Texas, passed away on July 7, 2020, surrounded by family at Community Hospice House in Burleson, Texas.
Jul 10, 2020 12:45 PM
Baby birds a cause for joy all summer
Spring and summer are the seasons when birds across the United States settle down to breed. During this time of year you'll hear many of them singing in an attempt to attract mates and to mark and defend their territories. This is the traditional nest-building and mating time. In southern Illinois, we have more than 100 birds that nest and raise their young. In late spring and early summer the females lay eggs. The clutch size varies by bird species, and ranges from two to fifteen eggs. Songbirds incubate their eggs from 10 to 16 days -- larger birds, like geese, may sit on the eggs for a month before they hatch. When baby birds peck their way out of the eggs their eyes are closed and they're featherless -- they are called hatchlings. After a few days they are able to see, become downy, and grow quickly in size -- now they're referred to as nestlings. The parents feed them from sunup to sundown, and in 10 to 15 days they will have grown in their feathers. At this point they are considered fledglings, following their parents everywhere and begging for food, even as they hone their flying skills and learn to hunt for seeds and insects on their own. Once fully feathered and able to fend for themselves, the young are known as juveniles. Juvenile birds are the same size as their parents, but their feathering may make them appear to be separate species -- making their identification by birdwatchers a challenge.
Jul 10, 2020 10:51 AM
Benton Rotary ready to resume in-person meetings
The Benton Rotary Club is reminding the community that it is still here and still active.
Submitted by David Cooper Benton Rotary Club
Jul 10, 2020 11:07 AM
Free webinars aimed at helping local businesses with reopening issues
SIU's Small Business Development Center is hosting two virtual workshops this month to help companies with human resource concerns as their businesses adapt and start to reopen.
by Christi Mathis
Jul 10, 2020 11:00 AM
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