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Johnston City High School teacher charged with sexual abuse of minor pleads not guilty  The Southern

MARION — The Johnston City schoolteacher charged with sexually abusing a minor pleaded not guilty on Monday to all nine charges he faces in Williamson ...

Johnston City High School | Education |  The Southern

Johnston City High School has recognized Amelia Anderson, Zoe Bonds, Hannah Cutsinger, Lily Frick, China Rone and Chase Stanley for excellence in ...

Johnston City teacher charged with multiple counts of sex crimes against a minor  The Southern

MARION — A Johnston City High School teacher has been arrested and charged with multiple sex crimes against a minor.

New resource officer aims to give Johnston City, IL, students peace of mind  WPSD Local 6

JOHNSTON CITY, IL — Schools everywhere are taking steps to prevent shootings. That includes Johnston City Schools in Illinois, which just hired its first ...

Pinckneyville takes Johnston City's best shot at regional The most dangerous type of underdog in the  The Daily Republican

ANNA -- The most dangerous type of underdog in the postseason is one with a lot of seniors. Johnston City High School's boys basketball team had eight ...

Southern Illinois teacher charged with sexual abuse of a minor  WPSD Local 6

A southern Illinois teacher is charged with multiple sex crimes against a minor.

Thomas has Johnston City homecoming | High School Sports  The Southern

Every week will be homecoming for Johnston City football coach Todd Thomas this year.

School raises more than $1000 for student who passed away  WSIL TV

JOHNSTON CITY, Ill. -- Staff, students, and community members of Johnston City are honoring Holly Mae Smith with a fundraiser. 17-year-old Holly Mae Smith ...

PERFECT SEASON: JCHS Scholar Bowl team goes undefeated  The Daily Republican

Winning has become commonplace for one Johnston City team that will head into the Illinois State High School Association state tournament series this week ...

JCHS Class of 2017 does not accept defeat The Johnston City High School Class of 2017  The Daily Republican

The Johnston City High School Class of 2017 is that one in a million that stands out, with countless students striving for excellence and refusing to accept defeat.

JC celebrates Homecoming week  The Daily Republican

Johnston City is gearing up for a Homecoming match up with Carmi-White County on Friday with a week of spirit events following the theme, "Out of This World."

JCHS student gets a date: The 'GOAT' said 'yes'  The Daily Republican

One student at Johnston City High School put a unique spin on his effort to secure a prom date.

What Ross Babington left on the field  The Daily Republican

Ross Babington had an impact on several local communities.

2016 Honors: Johnston City High School | |  The Southern

Johnston City High School ohnston City High School has recognized Kendall Baker, Mikayla Cain, Nicolle Grant, Randall Grider, Bailee Pulley and Courtney ...

Johnston City park to be named after Michael Dean, who died in 2006 crash  The Southern

JOHNSTON CITY — When Johnston City Police Chief William Stark announced plans to raise funds for updating a Johnston City park to give youth in town ...

Geri Ann Glasco killed in crash: Sister taught and coached at Pinckneyville  The Daily Republican

Geri Ann Glasco, daughter of Gerry and Vickie Glasco, formerly of Johnston City, was tragically killed in an automobile accident in Louisiana early Thursday ...

Johnston City school faces second bomb threat in one week  WSIL TV

JOHNSTON CITY -- A bomb threat at Johnston City High school has students and their parents concerned Monday morning.

Art students help Johnston City get ready for Hometown Christmas  The Daily Republican

Art students from Johnston City High School were spread about town Thursday, lending their talents to local businesses and buildings as the town prepares for ...

JCMS boys win Class M regional title  Daily Register

Two eighth-grade teams, both benefiting from the new Southern Illinois Junior High School Association "Class M" postseason, met in the Johnston City High ...

Still in the hospital, Victoria Mueller crowned JC homecoming queen  The Daily Republican

Johnston City senior linebacker and honor student Victoria Mueller was crowned Homecoming queen, only days after an auto accident nearly took her arm.

New playground to honor Mike Dean  The Daily Republican

A revitalized play area in the Johnston City park will be named after Mike Dean.

Sports: American Legion District 25 has just six teams this season  The Southern

Last year the American Legion 25th District had 10 teams split into two divisions, but with Carterville, Marion and Pinckneyville/Du Quoin and Goreville fielding ...

JC football player faces multiple surgeries after auto accident Sunday  The Daily Republican

Johnston City senior Victoria Mueller has gained some notoriety in southern Illinois as "the girl football player," but to those that know her, she is much, much ...

SIU is spearheading project to propel high school students into teaching careers  SIU News

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Southern Illinois University Carbondale is part of a collaborative receiving grant funding to address the growing teacher shortage crisis in ...

Johnston City man killed in mine accident | Local News  The Southern

Friends and family are grieving the loss of a Johnston City man who died in a Southern Illinois coal mine Wednesday.

Community pulls together for recovery of Johnston City teen  The Southern

HERRIN — It was a phone call Terry and Angel Brooks will never be able to forget.

Ohnesorge named new MHS principal  The Daily Republican

MARION - The Marion CUSD #2 Board of Education unanimously appointed Johnston City High School Principal Joey Ohnesorge as the new principal at ...

Babington fundraiser draws over 800 guests  The Daily Republican

Over 800 people from across southern Illinois gathered for the #TEAMROSS event in Johnston City on Friday.

Timothy William Grounds  The Southern

JOHNSTON CITY — Timothy William Grounds, 60, died Sunday afternoon, Sept. 30, 2018, as a result of a 4-wheeler accident at his hunting club on Grassy ...

Johnston City youth finds success on the goat circuit  The Daily Republican

JOHNSTON CITY -- If E.B. White's Charlotte were to write her web message about Cade Cockburn, the message would undoubtedly be "Some kid.".

Teenager still trying to regain speech after accident  The Southern

MARION — Kassidy Mauk dreamed of going to fashion merchandising school, moving to Paris, getting married and living happily ever after.

Southern Illinois loses a champion  Du Quoin Evening Call

Three-time World Goose-Calling Champion Tim Grounds was tragically killed in an ATV accident Sunday evening.

Tightrope walker's dance over river launches Prague festival  The Southern

PRAGUE — A French tightrope walker has kicked off a contemporary circus festival in Prague with a high-wire trip across the Vltava River.

Third annual 'Kare for Kassidy' raises money for paralyzed Johnston City girl  KFVS

A community rallied together on Saturday In support of a former Johnston City High School cheerleader and gymnast, who was paralyzed at 17 by an ...

Not known as D-1 hotbed, Black Diamond Conference home to several Saluki standouts  The Southern

CARBONDALE — Not known as a Division I hotbed, the Black Diamond Conference is now home to five players on SIU's football team and one on the third-best ...

Prep Football Player of the Year| Herrin's Jackson Yates  The Southern

Coach Jason Karnes asked for someone who could gain two yards.

Here's what you can eat at this insect-only restaurant  The Southern

You'll have to take a trip to South Africa to feast on these bug-only dishes. Find out what is happening at "The Insect Experience," plus Miley and Liam's breakup, ...

NPF Softball | Glasco staying busy with USSSA Pride  The Southern

MARION — It didn't take long for Gerry Glasco to run into a familiar face.

SIUE softball inks Lehn, King to signing class

EDWARDSVILLE Interim SIUE softball Head Coach Jessica Jones announced the signing of Lexi King (Goreville, Illinois) and Kennedy Lehn (Kewaskum, ...

Johnston City's Toni Whitfield going out a winner at SIU  The Southern

CARBONDALE - Johnston City's Toni Whitfield is starting the final stage of her long and illustrious athletic career when the senior takes to the field in the javelin ...

A super superintendent: Sesser-Valier's Jason Henry named Superintendent of the Year  The Southern

SESSER – Jason Henry, nominated by regional colleagues for his "outstanding vision and leadership" in his role leading the Sesser-Valier Community Unit ...

Eddie Griffith Jr.  The Southern

HERRIN — Eddie J. Griffith Jr. died April 20, 2015, in Bismarck, North Dakota.

JCHS Scholar Bowl team heads to state  The Daily Republican

JOHNSTON CITY - For the second year in a row - and the second time ever - the Johnston City High School varsity scholastic bowl team is heading to the state ...

VFW District 15 names Voice of Democracy winner | Local News  The Southern

MARION — When Veterans of Foreign Wars District 15 announced the winner of its 2015-16 Voice of Democracy contest Saturday evening, Kendall Baker, this ...

William 'Bill' Kendrick | Obituaries |  The Southern

JOHNSTON CITY — William David “Bill” Kendrick, 92, passed away at 4:53 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, 2015, in Union County Hospital in Anna, with his loving family ...

These are 2018's standout graduating seniors from Southern Illinois  The Southern

Every year, school administrators and guidance counselors and The Southern Illinoisan newspaper acknowledge the academic and leadership activities of the ...

Free meals for all at some Southern Illinois schools  The Southern

A federal free-meals program that allows all students to eat for free is gaining steam in Southern Illinois schools.

Southern IL communities can now use water freely after water main break  KFVS

As of Friday morning, May 18, the 36-inch main line repair was fixed.

All 2015 honors recipients by high school | Education  The Southern

The Southern Illinoisan honored the region's top high-school graduates this past Tuesday at The Southern Illinoisan's 45th Annual Southern Illinois Society for ...

Native Southern Illinoisan writes crime novel set in region  The Southern

A native Southern Illinoisan's first novel, which is set in Southern Illinois, hit bookstore shelves Tuesday.

Vickie Mueller's family: We have much to be thankful for  Du Quoin Evening Call

Cindy Edwards always has much for which to be thankful, but this year's Thanksgiving holiday is even more special. Her daughter, Victoria Mueller, is at the ...

Southern Illinois lost many natives to Vietnam | Local News  The Southern

The small towns of Southern Illinois suffered major losses during the Vietnam War.

'Annie Jr.' coming to Thompsonville  Harrisburg Daily Register

Thompsonville schools bring the show to the stage this weekend.

Aviation changing the way businesses operate in Southern Illinois  The Southern

Not only is Aviation good for business in a regional and economic impact sense, it also can be a key to advancing individual businesses.

SIU Carbondale awards 18 Chancellor's Scholarships for 2018-19  SIU News

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Exceptional efforts in the classroom and in their communities helped this year's Chancellor's Scholars at Southern Illinois University ...

SIU to host competitive high school marching band event  SIU News

CARBONDALE, Ill. – It's all about the marching bands at Music and Motion. The School of Music Department of Bands and Undergraduate Admissions at ...

Mascoutah named champion at competition | Education  The Southern

PINCKNEYVILLE -- The annual Mardi Gras field Show and Parade contest was Saturday, Oct. 25, on the football field at Pinckneyville Community High School.

Carmi spoils Chester's Homecoming with win  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

In a matchup of teams trying to keep their playoff hopes alive, it was Carmi-White County that emerged victorious.

Grand Tower elects felon to City Council | Crime/Courts  The Southern

GRAND TOWER — An election hiccup resulted in a convicted felon being sworn in by the Grand Tower City Council.

2016 PARCC test results  Chicago Tribune

The Tribune reviewed the passing, or proficiency, rate on the PARCC exams across both reading and math in all grades tested at some 3,700 schools, ...

Southern high-school awardees include overcomers | Education  The Southern

CHRISTOPHER — Hayden Thorn Hall remembers the day back in fifth grade when he visited a friend's home.

Makanda's journey ends: Macedonia 11-year-old loses battle with rare cancer  Benton Evening News

The quest for a miracle that would save her life ended at 12:18 a.m. Saturday for 11-year-old Makanda Williams.

Change of Subject: Final seconds tell the tale for mathletes  Change of Subject - Chicago Tribune Blog

CHAMPAIGN - The actual moment of truth Saturday lasted 8 seconds, but the suspense had been building for about an hour: Would Naperville North High ...

Smiley wraps up stellar career with SIUE softball  The Southern

Allison Smiley recently wrapped up a very good four-year career for the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville softball team.

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