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Thomas has Johnston City homecoming | High School Sports  The Southern

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

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 ...

Spaghetti dinner fundraiser in Johnston City on Friday for Ross Babington  The Daily Republican

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser with a silent auction has been set for this Friday evening in Johnston City for a beloved coach, athletic director and former principal.

JC celebrates Homecoming week Johnston City is gearing up for a Homecoming match up with Carmi  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."

Johnston City senior is shaking up the local music scene A soft-spoken senior from Johnston  The Daily Republican

A soft-spoken senior from Johnston City High School is shaking things up on the local music scene.

New playground to honor Mike Dean A revitalized play area in the Johnston City park will  The Daily Republican

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

Johnston City High School | |  The Southern

Johnston City High School has honored Jessica Buckner, Alora Mouyard, Clayton Selby, Ashley Smiley, Olivia Stout and Emily West for academics, leadership ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Southern Illinois loses a champion  Benton Evening News

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

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

City of Christopher and Red Cross pass out water to those in the city that are in need. (Source: Brittany Jacob/KFVS). Rauner in southern Illinois talking to ...

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.

Slow and steady: As water flows from Rend Lake, residents boil water, continue to conserve  The Southern

MARION — Even though water is flowing from Rend Lake Conservancy District Inter-City Water Plant, Southern Illinois mayors are asking residents to continue ...

JC football player faces multiple surgeries after auto accident Sunday Johnston City's Victoria Mueller is spending  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 ...

Jimmy Lee Adams  The Southern

JOHNSTON CITY — Jimmy Lee Adams of Sparta, Georgia, was born in Marion, Aug. 20, 1966, to John William Adams and Mary Margaret (Robertson) Adams.

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 ...

Johnston City to inaugurate first Hall of Fame class  The Southern

The Johnston City Sports Hall of Fame Selection Committee has voted on its inaugural class of athletes, coaches, and teams to be inducted into the Johnston ...

JC math team finishes second at State JOHNSTON CITY  The Daily Republican

JOHNSTON CITY - Add some more hardware to the trophy case in Johnston City as the math team placed second at the Class 1A (small school) state ...

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.

Johnston City church organist calls it a career after 80 years  Benton Evening News

Shirley Kendrick began playing the piano for services at Johnston City's First United Methodist Church out of necessity. She will officially retire on May 28, after ...

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.".

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.

Red Cross announces local blood drives in Florence aftermath  WSIL TV

ST. LOUIS -- As the American Red Cross responds to Hurricane Florence, providing food, shelter and comfort to those affected, individuals outside the affected ...

Johnston City teen charged with sex abuse | Local News  The Southern

JOHNSTON CITY — A Johnston City High School student is jailed on a charge of criminal sexual abuse.

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.

Fundraiser to benefit Payne family  The Southern

JOHNSTON CITY -- Friends of the late Daniel Payne, 25, killed in a May 14 mine accident at M-Class Mining's Viking Portal in rural Franklin County, will hold a ...

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 ...

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 ...

Newspapers take awards at annual AP and IPA contests  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

The Southern Illinois LOCAL Media Group came home with several prestigious awards from the Illinois Press Association conference in Bloomington, including ...

Evonne Atlee  The Southern

BENTON — Evonne Atlee, 100, formerly Johnston City, passed away at 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Benton Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Local math students crush competition WILLIAMSON COUNTY  The Daily Republican

WILLIAMSON COUNTY - Students from across Southern Illinois competed earlier this month in the regional competitions for the Illinois Council of Teachers of ...

Coming together for #22: Mueller asks community to donate blood  The Daily Republican

Johnston City's Victoria Mueller asks community to pay it forward by giving blood at her school's blood drive on Monday.

Mary Imhoff  The Southern

JOHNSTON CITY — On July 19, 2018, Mary Imhoff passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 87.

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 ...

2017's stand-out high school students | Education |  The Southern

Each year, The Southern Illinois Society for High School Achievement recognizes students from Southern Illinois high schools for their achievements in such ...

SIU Football | Salukis' Gualdoni quietly leading Valley Football in scoring  The Southern

CARBONDALE — Southeast Missouri State's Kobe Bryer found out Nico Gualdoni is much more than a kicker early in the second quarter Saturday.

An Elkville family is collecting shoes to fund the adoption of their fourth child, a Chinese boy with hemophilia  The Southern

ELKVILLE — Most Americans have shoes they no longer wear hiding in a corner of their closet or somewhere in their homes. Maybe the toes pinch or heels slip.

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.

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.

Southern Illinois ACT scores below state average  The Southern

Only one public high school in Illinois's 16 southernmost counties performed above the state average on the ACT during the 2014-15 school year, according to ...

VFW District 15 names Voice of Democracy winner  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 ...

Peggy Louise Williams  The Southern

PITTSBURG — Peggy Louise Williams, 75, passed away at 10:02 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, in Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion.

'Annie Jr.' coming to Thompsonville  Harrisburg Daily Register

Thompsonville schools bring the show to the stage this weekend.

2016's stand-out high school students | Education |  The Southern

Each year, The Southern Illinois Society for High School Achievement recognizes students from Southern Illinois high schools for their achievements in such ...

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. | Obituaries |  The Southern

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

Friday event on the Square to support Ewing child with rare brain tumor  Benton Evening News

"Holiday on the Square: Miracle for Makanda" is slated to help fund treatments for a local child undergoing treatment for a brain tumor.

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 ...

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.

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.

2016 Honors: Herrin High School | |  The Southern

Herrin High School has selected Tucker Dickerson, Bailee Endebrock, Madison LeQuatte, Marlee Russell, Austin Stallman and Madeline Stanley for honors.

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.

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, ...

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 ...

Mascoutah named champion at competition  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.

Southern Illinois lost many natives to Vietnam  The Southern

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

JALC hosts young artists and writers  The Daily Republican

CARTERVILLE - Recycled fashion and poems about Katniss Everdeen (Hunger Games) and goat cheese filled the conference rooms at John A. Logan College ...

2014 Holiday Charity List  The Southern

Each Thanksgiving Day, The Southern Illinoisan continues its tradition of publishing this list of holiday charities, agencies and groups that provide a helping ...

Lorine Calufetti  The Southern

HARRISBURG -- Loving mother, Lorine Jane “Rene” Calufetti, 90, of Harrisburg, stepped into eternity at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2014, surrounded by her ...

John 'Tiny' Sherrard | Obituaries |  The Southern

MARION — John A. “Tiny” Sherrard, 66, passed away peacefully at 8:19 a.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in Heartland Regional Medical Center.

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