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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 ...

Thomas has Johnston City homecoming | High School Sports  The Southern

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

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 ...

Jack Avery | Obituaries |  The Southern

JOHNSTON CITY — Jack Avery, 80, passed away at 12:24 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019, at his residence with his loving family by his side.

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 ...

Bluegrass supergroup The Farm Hands to play in Johnston City  The Southern

Early in his political career, Ken Gray would hire famous local musician Hank Wright of Herrin to pick and sing on street corners in Benton and West Frankfort.

Homer K. Stallings | Obituaries |  The Southern

JOHNSTON CITY — Homer K. Stallings, 83, passed away at 12:08 a.m. Friday, March 15, 2019, in Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion.

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.

Local high schoolers offered phlebotomy class - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois  WSIL TV

MARION (WSIL) -- Students at Johnston City High School are taking a course they would normally enroll in after high school.

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."

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

Mario DellaBetta | Obituaries |  The Southern

JOHNSTON CITY — Mario DellaBetta, 96, of San Jose, California, formerly of Johnston City, passed away at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in San Jose.

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 senior is shaking up the local music scene  The Daily Republican

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

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 ...

2015 honors: Johnston City High School | |  The Southern

Johnston City High School has recognized Dalton Cobb, Alexandra Cook and Mychal Gibbens, all of Johnston City, Serena McPhail and Mason Stephens, both ...

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.

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.

Thomas Bernard Engram | Obituaries |  The Southern

CARBONDALE — Lt. Col. Thomas Bernard Engram died peacefully at home in the arms of his loving family and friends at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5. He was ...

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 ...

Timothy William Grounds | Obituaries |  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 High School | |  The Southern

Johnston City High School has recognized Zachery Bernico, Dylan Crain, Shelbi Linton, Colson Myers, Andrea Pyle and Hunter Zeigler for academic honors.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Southern Illinois loses a champion  The Daily Republican

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

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

Fundraiser to benefit Payne family | Local News |  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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

High school student charged with criminal sexual abuse  KFVS

Williamson County Sheriff's deputies arrested a high school student accused of criminal sexual abuse.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Eddie Griffith Jr. | Obituaries |  The Southern

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

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 ...

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

ILLINOIS (KFVS) - Many towns are now lifting the boil water orders after a main line break left thousands without water in southern Illinois. On Monday, May 21, ...

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 ...

Newspapers take awards at annual AP and IPA contests  Harrisburg Daily Register

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

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

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.

'Annie Jr.' coming to Thompsonville  Harrisburg Daily Register

Thompsonville schools bring the show to the stage this weekend.

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.

SIU Credit Union awards 2017 scholarship winners

CARBONDALE, IL (May 2, 2017) — SIU Credit Union is proud to announce the awarding of scholarships to deserving students pursuing higher education ...

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.

The Queen with a Little Something Extra By  Kewanee Star Courier

Australian model, Madeline Stuart, may be in the limelight changing society's perceptions about people with disabilities, but that's a lesson that the students at ...

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, ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Friday event on the Square to support Ewing child with rare brain tumor  Daily Register

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

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.

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 ...

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