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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 ...

Thomas has Johnston City homecoming | High School Sports  The Southern

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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."

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.

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.

What Ross Babington left on the field  The Daily Republican

Ross Babington had an impact on several local communities.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Thomas Bernard Engram  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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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  Benton Evening News

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

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.

Jimmy Lee Adams | Obituaries |  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.

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.

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 ...

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 native heading to TOPGUN  The Daily Republican

Johnston City native Zack Bernico will head to TOPGUN as an air traffic control instructor.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.".

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, ...

JC math team finishes second at State  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 ...

SI Project Prom transforms Eurma Hayes Center into prom boutique  The Southern

CARBONDALE — A room of the Eurma Hayes Center was transformed into a prom fashion boutique by Southern Illinois Project Prom and Women for Change's ...

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 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.

Rend Lake Water Outage  WSIL TV

WSIL-TV - An estimated 175-thousand people who get their water from Rend Lake Water Treatment plant are conserving water as many communities are quickly ...

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, ...

High school student charged with criminal sexual abuse  KFVS

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Eddie Griffith Jr. | Obituaries |  The Southern

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

SAT scores in Illinois: explore the data  Chicago Tribune

Unlike most of Illinois schools, Hersey High School in Arlington Heights scored an average 1202.3 on the SAT, one of only 14 high schools in the state that on ...

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.

'Annie Jr.' coming to Thompsonville  Harrisburg Daily Register

Thompsonville schools bring the show to the stage this weekend.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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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