Ag Field Day June 12 at SIU Carbondale

CARBONDALE – The Illinois Farm Bureau, together with the Illinois Nutrient Research & Education Council (NREC) and SIU Carbondale, will host a field day Tuesday, June 12 at SIU to showcase research efforts ongoing at SIU, as well as cover crops and conservation practices.   The field day will cover topics including: Integrating wheat as

Household Chemical Collection Event to Be Held at SIU Arena

CARBONDALE – If you live in Jackson or Perry counties, there will be a free two-day household chemical collection event this Friday and Saturday at the SIU Arena in Carbondale. According to the Jackson County Health Department, this event helps residents safely dispose of old and unwanted household chemicals. To find out what will and

FCEMA Reminds Residents to Sign Up for Community Alerts

BENTON – With our recent bout with severe weather and the water main break at Rend Lake, it’s important that you have a way to stay alert when emergencies or anything else that affects your community happens. Ryan Buckingham, the Emergency Management Director for Franklin County, says his office uses software from a company called

Farm City Days Set for Saturday in Benton

BENTON – Farm City Days is coming up on Saturday in Benton. The event will include a parade, kids activity area and a car show. Event co-chair Steve Browning says after a long hiatus, there has been a huge response since bringing Farm City Days back. Event co-chair and Franklin County Farm Bureau Manager Gay

Women’s Self-defense Class Begins Next Week in Marion

MARION – The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is offering a Women’s Self-Defense class to residents of Williamson County. The class will be on Monday, June 11 and Tuesday, June 12 from 6 to 10 p.m. It will be held at the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office on North Van Buren Street in Marion. This first Women’s

SIU Discovers Remnants of Two Century-old Army Fort

CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — Anthropology students at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale have discovered remnants of an army fort near the community of Chester that was once visited by the Lewis and Clark expedition. In a news release, SIU Carbondale says the students were searching the area after concluding that Fort Kaskaskia, occupied by the

Olson Named Carbondale Chamber President and CEO

CARBONDALE – The Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce have voted to accept the recommendation of the Search Committee to hire Jennifer Olson as the President and CEO of the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce. Olson has been serving as the Interim Director since March 19. Prior to joining

Two Injured in Crash on NB I-57 in Union County

ANNA – A two-vehicle crash happened on northbound I-57 in Union County shortly after 4 Monday afternoon. According to Illinois State Police, a SUV was in the passing lane when it sideswiped a pickup truck towing a trailer causing the SUV to come to final rest on its roof. Two people were taken to an