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Herrin Community Thanksgiving Dinner to celebrate for 30th year  KFVS

HERRIN, IL (KFVS) - The Herrin Community Thanksgiving Dinner is getting ready to celebrate its 30th year of giving, making it one of the longest running in the ...

Boys Basketball | Collinsville opens Pyramid Plus with win over Marion  The Southern

HERRIN — Collinsville broke open a close game with a 10-0 run in the middle of the first quarter to cruise to a 64-33 win over Marion in the opening.

Belleville West, Collinsville open season with impressive tournament championships  Belleville News-Democrat

The Belleville, Illinois West High School Maroons, Highland Bulldogs and Collinsville Kahoks IHSA basketball teams won Thanksgiving holiday tournament titles ...

Herrin school district hires more staff for new year  WSIL TV

HERRIN, Ill. -- A new school year brings a few changes to the Herrin school district.

HALL OF FAME MANAGER: Herrin's Tim Miller dies at 76 after long career in Tiger athletics  The Daily Republican

Tim Miller leaves a legacy of *service* to Herrin Tiger athletics.

New building opens for Our Lady of Mount Carmel School  The Southern

HERRIN — Students, teachers and staff at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School moved to their new school building immediately following Mass on Friday morning ...

Herrin's Wells signs to play football at McKendree  The Daily Republican

Herrin High School senior lineman Gage Wells signed a letter of intent last Thursday to play football this fall on scholarship at McKendree University.

Herrin tops Marion in girls tennis opener  The Daily Republican

Reagan Ridgway, Kelby Weber and Katie Davis were all unbeaten Tuesday to lead the Herrin High School girls tennis team to a 6-3 win over Marion in the ...

Herrin High School  The Southern

Herrin High School has selected Matthew Cagle, Maggie Connor, Tyler Cornelius, Allison Grace, Jacob Hartline and Nolan Kramer for honors for academics.

Ballistic shields going to southern Illinois schools  WPSD Local 6

ENERGY, IL — A southern Illinois school district will have ballistic shields to protect students, staff and officers in case there's a gunman on campus.

Tim Miller  The Southern

HERRIN — William Timothy “Tim” Miller, 76, passed away at 2:35 a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2018, in Herrin Hospital.

In Southern Illinois, Wednesday's National School Walkout on gun violence took many forms  The Southern

SPARTA — At 10 a.m. Wednesday, students throughout the region stood in solidarity together — they walked out of class to ask for an end to gun violence and ...

Herrin school board votes to discontinue hosting high school soccer  The Southern

When Herrin High School soccer players take the field next school year, they will be wearing the orange and blue of Carterville High School after Herrin Unit ...

Dr. Robert D. Kane  The Southern

HERRIN — Robert D. Kane M.D. (lovingly known as Dan) passed away Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, at his home in Kissimmee, Florida, surrounded by his wife and ...

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.

Herrin HS math team places second at State HERRIN  The Daily Republican

HERRIN - The Herrin High School math team claimed the second-place trophy at the Class 2A state tournament in Champaign-Urbana Saturday, totaling 707 ...

Susan J. Miller  The Southern

MARION — Susan J. Miller, 64, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at 1:08 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Cleveland Clinic in ...

2015 honors: Herrin High School  The Southern

Herrin High School has recognized Kaylee Gaumnitz, Luke Hentrich, Mary Jones, Makenzie Ray, Donielle Whitecotton and Sarah Swick, all of Herrin for ...

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 ...

Herrin's 1957 basketball team remembered  The Daily Republican

HERRIN - Basketball was the topic of the day Saturday in Herrin where 70 Tigers fans crammed into a small meeting room at the city library to watch two videos ...

Pageant winner's video promoting Herrin making the rounds on Facebook  The Southern

HERRIN — Lindy Stevenson's pageant video promoting Herrin is making the rounds on social media.

Old buildings coming back to life in Herrin  WSIL TV

HERRIN -- Illinois' economy has had a major impact on businesses throughout the state. For many communities, old warehouses and factories sit unoccupied.

Juvenile cited after making bomb threat at Herrin H.S.  KFVS

The Herrin Police Department is reporting a juvenile has been cited after making a bomb threat at Herrin High School.

New business heading to Herrin - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois  WSIL TV

HERRIN -- A new business is coming to Herrin. Wednesday, Herrin Mayor Steve Frattini announced Swanson Industries will move into the former Maytag ...

Herrin's Russell to spike for Logan  The Daily Republican

Marissa Russell said she was pretty much resigned to the fact that she wouldn't be continuing her athletic career beyond the doors of Herrin High School.

Photos: Prep Wrestling Regional at Herrin | Photo Galleries  The Southern

Action from the high school wrestling regional that was held at Herrin High School Saturday February 4, 2017.

The History Room: There’s a real history lover behind the door at Herrin City Library  The Southern

Linda Jennings Banks has loved history most of her life, but only started collecting historical documents and items – “all kinds of goodies,” she calls them – in ...

Milwaukee-based company buys former Maytag facility in Herrin, IL  KFVS

Milwaukee, Wisconsin's Phoenix Investors has purchased the former Maytag facility in Herrin, Illinois.

Herrin City Library History Room preserves the town's past  The Southern

HERRIN — Herrin has a history that includes coal mines, Italian immigrants, gangsters and even an amusement and entertainment complex. Some of that ...

Herrin High School Pink Out Game  The Southern

Herrin High School Student Government members and sponsor Michaelann Stanley turn out for a check presentation ceremony last year in which $3,932.19 ...

Trade apprenticeships are helping young people jump into the workforce  The Southern

MARION — Graduate high school, go to a four-year college, get a high-paying job, that's the modern day narrative about how to be successful in today's world ...

Herrin City Library history room houses collection of information and artifacts  The Southern

HERRIN — Details about the rich history of the city of Herrin are tucked away in a room at the north end of Herrin City Library called the History Room.

Herrin tennis team wins own tournament; Marion third  The Daily Republican

The Herrin High School girls tennis team repeated as champions of its own tournament Saturday, with Mt. Carmel coming in second and Marion placing third in ...

Photos: Herrin High School volleyball vs Carbondale High School | Photo Galleries  The Southern

Action photos from volleyball match between Herrin and Carbondale High Schools that was played Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015 at Herrin.

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 ...

Southern Illinois city to reconnect with Italian sister city  KFVS

A Southern Illinois high school teacher is working with Herrin, Illinois residents and people from a Northern Italian town to restore the historical and cultural link ...

Honoring the past: Herrin set to dedicate complex  The Southern

HERRIN – With the completion of the new $3.8 million mixed-use facility in the fall, there remains just one major piece of business at the Herrin Community Unit ...

Herrin celebrates homecoming this weekend | Plus Edition  The Southern

Herrin High School Homecoming takes the stage this weekend with class reunions, a parade, homecoming queen coronation, Tiger football and homecoming ...

Bishop dedicates new Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Grade School  The Messenger

At a time when many Catholic schools are shutting down or partnering with other parish schools, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Regional Grade School in Herrin ...

Preserving and celebrating Herrin's Italian heritage | Special Sections |  The Southern

Linda Jennings, director of the History Room at the Herrin City Library, can trace the lineage of many of the Italian families in Herrin and Energy to the tiny ...

Couple gives posthumous donation to Brewer Foundation  The Southern

A local couple has posthumously given a large donation to the Robert N. Brewer Family Foundation.

Herrin’s new football and track complex nearly complete  The Southern

HERRIN — Fans who remember what Harrison-Bruce Sports Complex used to look like may have a hard time recognizing it now.

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 ...

St. Clare girls track team wins state, sets records  Belleville News-Democrat

Junior High School Sports News: The girls track team from St. Clare Catholic School in O'Fallon, IL won the SIJHSAA state track meet. O'Fallon is in Southern ...

Herrin woman wins $500 a week for life from Illinois Lottery  The Southern

HERRIN — Debbie Howard was spending spring break in Florida when she got a call from her father.

Sports clinic for coaches focuses on player concussions On Friday, over 80 area coaches gathered at  Du Quoin Evening Call

On Friday, over 80 area coaches gathered at Rent One Park's Diamond Club in Marion for a first-of-its-kind "sportsology" clinic to help keep athletes in prime ...

Lawler, Solverson, Ruocco win judicial primaries in Southern Illinois  The Southern

Voters chose judicial candidates in the First and 20th Judicial Circuits on Tuesday.

Herrin conference crowns for first time | |  The Southern

WEST FRANKFORT — The Herrin girls successfully defended their Ohio Division title and were joined by the boys to sweep the SIRR cross country ...

Phillip Palmer to retire from Williamson County bench; son announces his candidacy for judge  The Daily Republican

Judge Phillip Palmer, a 24-year veteran of the Williamson County Circuit Court, has decided to retire from the bench, saying he intends to honor the promise he ...

West Frankfort tops Herrin for first win  The Southern

HERRIN — While the second set was a little more pressure-packed than the first, West Frankfort swept Herrin, 25-18, 25-23, on Monday to win its first volleyball ...

Only one hitch for Herrin sports complex  The Southern

HERRIN — Soccer field grass planting that was postponed from spring to this fall is the only problem incurred for the new Herrin High School sports complex off ...

Herrin High School project has thousands of people smiling  KFVS

Herrin High School Students were given an assignment that reached far beyond the classroom.

Brewer Foundation | Community of Giving |  The Southern

Visionary Entrepreneur, the late Bob Brewer was a life-long resident of Herrin and Marion, Illinois. His life represented commitment to family and community and ...

Richard G. Pisoni | Obituaries |  The Southern

HERRIN — Richard G. Pisoni, 82, of Herrin, passed away at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, at his home surrounded by his friends and family.

Marion opens practice for new season after historic run The Marion High School boys basketball team  The Daily Republican

The Marion High School boys basketball team opened practice for a new season on Monday. But the team that ran drills on the floor at Cuss Wilson Gymnasium ...

Herrin gets fired up in fifth  The Southern

DU QUOIN – Herrin broke open a close game with a five-run fifth inning and defeated Du Quoin, 8-2, Wednesday in prep softball.

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 ...

Future successors of business eLaunch  KFVS

Future business leaders are emerging right now in Southern Illinois.

10-year-old southern Illinois girl battles cancer for a third time  KFVS

A 10-year-old girl from southern Illinois is battling cancer for the third time since 2006.

SIH Summer Internship Program helps shape careers  The Southern

For Danielle Fisher, a charge nurse at Herrin Hospital, a high school internship has helped shape her career. Fisher was in the first class of students accepted ...

Herrin school district gets lightning detection system  The Southern

HERRIN -- Maintenance workers recently installed a new lightning detection system at the football field in the Harrison-Bruce Sports Complex.

Darren Josten  The Southern

HERRIN — Darren W. Josten, 48, after a courageous fight with cancer, passed away at 6:58 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, at his residence surrounded by his ...

Volleyball Rangerettes finish seventh overall at Herrin  Benton Evening News

The Benton volleyball team is "young and small," says coach Rhonda Carlton, but the three wins they got at the recent Herrin tournament bode well for the future.

Herrin determined to keep up dominance on gridiron  Southwest Illinois News

Herrin High School's football team is nothing if not consistent.

'Historic' drug bust?  The Southern

MARION — In December, Williamson County State's Attorney Brandon Zanotti called a press conference and, cameras rolling, boasted that a grand jury had ...

Herrin's David Lee Murphy recording new album  The Southern

Kenny Chesney let the cat out of the bag. In late April, Chesney was receiving an award from the performing rights organization BMI. As he stepped to the ...

Paul Lenzini | Obituaries |  The Southern

HERRIN — Paul Arthur Lenzini was born June 7, 1954, in Herrin, and passed away Jan. 4, 2017, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Paul was the son of Arthur Lenzini and ...

Riley jumps at chance of Olympics | Varsity Track |  The Southern

It's literally a huge leap from the national junior college championships to the Olympic trials, but Herrin's Zack Riley is ready for the challenge.

Traffic Safety Days leaves lasting impression on Benton students  Benton Evening News

More than 1500 driver's education students from Benton High School and throughout the region gathered at the Marion City Pavilion to participate in the 10th ...

Some local public school administrators salaries rival those at SIU  The Southern

Teachers in Southern Illinois public schools take home $49626 per year on average — or about 79 percent as much as the average teacher statewide.

Southern Illinois well represented in bass fishing finals Benton, Crab Orchard, Nashville, Pinckneyville and West Frankfort  The Daily Republican

Benton, Crab Orchard, Nashville, Pinckneyville and West Frankfort high schools qualified for the state bass fishing tournament May 19-20 at Carlyle Lake, with ...

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 ...

Southern Illinois youth leaders meet in first Advisory Council  Harrisburg Daily Register

Dozens of high school students from across the 59th state Senate District met Wednesday in what sponsor state Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, said was an ...

Bradley Payne | Obituaries |  The Southern

HERRIN -- Bradley R. Payne, 54, died at 8:38 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Herrin.

Anthony Beck and Ashley Nelson | Engagements |  The Southern

Ashley Nelson and Anthony Beck announce their engagement.

FDL Costumes offers unique service | Local Business  The Southern

HERRIN -- Lead designer and event coordinator Kyle Brooks wants local people to know he offers a unique *service* and local product that does not necessitate a ...

Tommy Johnson  The Southern

HERRIN — Tommy Johnson, 55, passed away at 1:21 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Herrin Hospital.

Samuel Stotlar  The Southern

MARION —Samuel David Stotlar, 89, passed away peacefully with his family by his side, at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in St. Louis University Hospital.

Prep Hoops: Herrin grabs No. 1 seed at EHT  Harrisburg Daily Register

After a two-year hiatus, Herrin High School returns to the Eldorado Holiday Tournament and this year, they are making their presence known. With Mike ...

Students graduate high school with a college degree  WSIL TV

VIENNA -- Some southern Illinois teens will graduate from high school and college at the same time.

Fitzjerrells' hot shooting leads Mount Vernon past Herrin  The Southern

HERRIN — Braden Fitzjerrells continued to dominate the Pyramid Plus tournament on Friday.

CASA playhouse dedicated in memory of Steven Matuszczak  The Southern

HERRIN — Herrin High School students are honoring one of their own by dedicating this year's CASA playhouse in memory of Steven Matuszczak, a 2010 HHS ...

Nashville wins SIRR again in thrilling fashion | Nashville Hornets  The Southern

HERRIN -- Nashville needed just a little extra time to beat Murphysboro Saturday to earn its third straight SIRR conference volleyball championship Saturday.

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 ...

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 ...

'Dig Two Graves': Local actors say they enjoyed movie roles in locally filmed production  Daily Register

MARION -- An aspiring actor or actress in a rural area reads a "help wanted" advertisement for roles in a movie to be shot locally, tries out, and lands a role.

School supplies, a growing expense  The Southern

As the new school year approaches, parents are heading to the store for school supplies -- an expense that can quickly add up.

Christopher Kelley  The Southern

HURST — Christopher Matthew Lee Kelley, 22, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

'Small and mighty' Hornets take second at state  The Randolph County Herald-Tribune

HERRIN -- It's a cliche, but it's true: you can't teach height.

Scott Walker's release from federal prison is a tale of shifting drug policies  The Southern

Judge Phil Gilbert addresses the man standing behind his bench. “How do you feel?”

Hudson wraps up solid baseball career at Spalding  The Southern

Kyle Hudson wrapped up his collegiate baseball career on a high note after receiving multiple awards pitching for Spalding University in Louisville, Ky.

SIU Carbondale awards 26 Chancellor's Scholarships  SIU News

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Exceptional efforts in the classroom and in their communities are among the qualities of this year's Chancellor's Scholars at Southern ...

Whitson-Owen named president of Women's Bar Association  The Southern

Eugena Whitson-Owen of Arlington Heights, formerly of Herrin, has been named president of the Women's Bar Association of Illinois. She was installed at a ...

2016 Girl Scout Cookie sales begin Saturday  The Southern

America loves Girl Scout Cookies, but you can only get them for a short time each year. My favorite flavor is Thin Mints, and I am not the only one.

Clark gathers local country talent in The Deplorables  The Southern

Christmas came early this year for Dave Clark. The unmistakable sound of packages being ripped open in the early morning hours is usually reserved for late ...

Timothy McCall  The Southern

HERRIN — Timothy Michael McCall, 18, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2016, in Herrin Hospital.

Judge Phillip Palmer steps down as presiding judge for the First Judicial Circuit Clerk of Illinois  The Southern

WILLIAMSON COUNTY — A spokesperson for the Office of the Chief Judge, First Judicial Circuit Clerk of Illinois on Thursday confirmed that Judge Phillip ...

Nashville wins SIRR volleyball tournament  The Southern

HERRIN — Nashville lost only two games during its five matches at the SIRR volleyball tournament Saturday to win the championship for the 15th time, the fifth ...

Donald Morgan Sr.  The Southern

HERRIN -- Donald Ray “Donut” Morgan Sr., 59, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at his home after a courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease).

Actors take to the air in 'Peter Pan -- The Musical' at Marion  The Southern

It's not every day you see children flying on stage at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center. But flying will take center stage during the production of “Peter Pan --

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