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WSIU Almanac: March 18th, 2019.

Carterville is hosting Glo Bingo on March 22nd, 2019 to support Carterville High School Bands. To learn more, browse to:https://www.facebook.com/events/carterville-community-center/chs-bands-glo-bingo-fundraiser/555297704947477/


St. Anthony Picks Up Two, Softball Roundup

Effingham St. Anthony High School hosted North Clay/Clay City and Palestine/Hutsonville in softball competition Saturday and sent both teams home with big losses. The Bulldogs downed N.C./Clay City, 21-2 in four innings. St. Anthony banged out 16 hits in the contest while NC/CC had five errors.


Carmi man turns himself in on warrant

CARMI, Ill. - A Carmi guy made short work of a traffic citation warrant yesterday, turning himself in and posting bond in short order. Carmi police reports show that at 7:48 p.m. last night (Thursday, March 14), Tyler M. Schnicker, 21 of the 400 block of North First Street in Carmi, went to the Carm


Outdoors: Timing right for Rend Lake trap team

Dennis “Doc” Lynch, former trapshooting coach at Hamilton County High School, observed the interest in the sport growing regionally. He also noted the proximity of Rend Lake College to the Rend Lake Shooting Complex.


Bailey Votes No on Bill Mandating Teaching on Sexual Identity of Historical Figures

State Representative Darren Bailey (R-Louisville), has voted No on House Bill 246 that will mandate school books must include the teaching of the sexual identity of historical figures and that the sexual identities of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) must be identified.


Helicopter trip saves grateful heart attack patient's life

When Grant Brewer didn’t believe he was having a heart attack, Charles Yonaka was pushy in all the right ways. An emergency medical technician (EMT) with Carle Richland Memorial Hospital Ambulance Service, Yonaka knew Brewer’s super-low blood pressure after passing out at work was serious. Serious e


Zumbahlen Expands Horizons through OCC Music Program

Olney Central College music student Sydney Zumbahlen is elated to be expanding her musical horizons at OCC. Zumbahlen is a college freshman from Newton, Ill., who plays piano and flute in in the OCC Concert Band, Pep Band, Commercial Band, Contemporary Band, Jazz Band.


Local players helping OCC softball to fast start

OLNEY, Ill. -- The Olney Central softball team has plenty of local flavor this season as three former Gibson County players are in uniform for the Lady Blue Knights this season.


Visitation, funeral services set for Brooke Naylor

CARMI, IL. (WJPF) – Visitation service for Brooke Naylor will be held tonight in Carmi. The 20-year-old went missing last week. Her body was found by a search team in rural Gallatin County. The coroner there saying that she died from exposure to the elements.

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ISP District 19 announced February activity and enforcement

CARMI, Ill. - Illinois State Police District 19 Commander, Captain Cory Ristvedt, has announced activity and enforcement figures for the month of February. Troopers in District 19, which includes Wabash, Edwards, Wayne, White, Hamilton, Saline, and Gallatin counties, recorded 947 incidents during th


Conference to focus on political assassinations of the 1960s

OLNEY — The nation’s foremost experts on the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. will gather April 4-8 for a conference at Olney Central College.


How did Dale Fowler spend campaign funds in the fourth quarter?

Republican Dale Fowler's election campaign committee, Fowler for Senate, spent $137,990 in the fourth quarter, according to committee expenditure records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).


Harrisburg woman finds out in Carmi that brass knuckles are a no-no

CARMI, Ill. - A young woman from Harrisburg learned the hard way yesterday that a person can't tote around a set of brass knuckles, as they're considered a weapon in Illinois. Carmi police reports indicate that at 2:45 p.m. yesterday (Monday, March 11), Sarah A. Bohnert, 29, of a Harrisburg address