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2021-22 SIC Scholarship Deadline is Feb. 28

HARRISBURG – Southeastern Illinois College in Harrisburg is reminding new and returning students that the deadline for 2021-22 SIC Scholarship is Feb.28. Officials urge students to not miss their chance to earn scholarship money that does not have to be paid back after graduation. SIC offers over $600,000 annually in academic, talent, and athletic scholarships.

Man Charged Following Saturday Incident in Carmi

CARMI – A Carmi man is facing charges following an incident in Carmi Saturday. According to a Carmi Police report, 42-year-old Bobby Hancock was arrested for disorderly conduct and intimidation following a call for service in the 500 block of 5th Street for a verbal altercation between two females. He was taken to the White

Sole Bank in DeSoto on Brink of Closure

DESOTO, Illinois (AP) — The only bank in the small southern Illinois community of DeSoto will close later this year. That’s left village officials scrambling to draw another bank to the town of about 1,500 people. Village President John Evans says town officials were informed that First Mid Bank and Trust would be closing its

Carbondale City Hall to Reopen Today

CARBONDALE – Carbondale City Hall will reopen to the public today. Employees will be ready to help you. Face masks will be required at all time while you are inside City Hall. Efforts continue to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Plexiglass shields have been installed in areas where employees interact with the public, and social

Benton City Council Meets Tonight

BENTON – The Benton City Council will get an update regarding the Benton Municipal Airport at tonight’s meeting. According to the meeting agenda, Airport Manager Matthew Harrison will give an update and there will also be discussion and possible approval of an airport event and purchases, invoices for the airport and announce the bid tabulation/award