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Murphysboro district responds to teachers' intent to strike, saying union statements are 'misleading'  The Southern

MURPHYSBORO — Murphysboro School District 186 released a statement Friday clarifying what it described as “misleading” statements made by the ...



Partnership teaches Southern Illinois schools to respond to trauma  The Southern

MURPHYSBORO — William Moore knows first-hand how a traumatic family life can impact the education of a child. He and Murphysboro Middle School are part ...



UPDATE: Tentative Deal Reached in Murphysboro Teacher Negotiations  WSIU

UPDATED AT 9:45 p.m. Oct. 1: The Murphysboro CUSD 186 Facebook page says The Murphysboro Education Association and the School Board's Negotiation ...



Murphysboro Education Association Authorizes a Strike  WSIU

The union representing teachers in the Murphysboro School District has voted to authorize a strike. The Murphysboro Education Association says the vote.



Construction begins on school auditorium, 1 year after roof collapse  WPSD Local 6

Crews began work this week on construction of the new performing arts center at Murphysboro High School.



2016 Honors: Murphysboro High School | | thesouthern.com  The Southern

Murphysboro High School has recognized Heather Cross, Allison Jarrett, Caylee Jarrett, Emily Novara, Clay Rendleman and Colin Wisinski for academic ...



Murray State University scholarship established for southern Illinois students  WSIL TV

MURRAY, Ky. (WSIL) -- Murray State alumni Steve and Elizabeth Pierson are giving back to their alma mater by establishing a scholarship that will benefit ...



Murphysboro school roof collapse leads to auditorium being taken down  The Southern

MURPHYSBORO — The collapsed roof over the Murphysboro High School auditorium has led to that building being taken down, the district's superintendent ...



2018 Sounds of the Season Schedule  WSIL TV

WSIL -- Each year school choirs from around the region visit the WSIL and WSIU studios to record our 'Sounds of the Season' program. You can catch the entire ...



Southern Illinois schools receive field trip grants  WSIL TV

WSIL -- More than 6500 Illinois students will be able to visit state parks, museums, and other natural resource sites thanks to grant funding.



Murphysboro HS tutor suspended from duties; investigation ongoing  KFVS

A tutor and Key Club sponsor at Murphysboro High School has been suspended from his duties.



Prep Baseball | Carterville rolls past Murphysboro | Varsity Baseball  The Southern

MURPHYSBORO — Coming off an upset road win over conference rival Nashville, the Carterville Lions found the road to their liking for the second straight ...



Murphysboro's Crimson Express enjoys winning streak | Murphysboro  The Southern

MURPHYSBORO — Several rows of students are studying the sheets of music in front of them, following instruction from the band director as they play their ...



Free dental clinics will be available for area children this summer  SIU News

CARBONDALE, Ill. – There are several opportunities this summer for children in the region to receive free preventive dental services through the Southern ...



Students weigh in on Illinois LGBT history class bill  WPSD Local 6

Your child may soon start learning about a new topic in their history class. Local students and teachers share their thoughts on Illinois' LGBT history bill.



Fishing for friendship: Frank Bleyer remembered at annual fishing expedition  The Southern

CARBONDALE — The second Wednesday in the month of May is just another ordinary day for most, but it is a day of pure fishing joy for more than 850.



Successful Murphysboro soccer program is self-funded; boys, girls teams raised $35K to start program  The Southern

The Murphysboro Red Devils girls' soccer team burst onto the scene this year in spectacular fashion. The first-year team has put together a gaudy 11-4-2 mark ...



Prep Girls Soccer | Murphysboro girls' soccer team built for the long haul  The Southern

When Murphysboro began its soccer program last year, the decision was made to not take the usual road of beginning the program as a JV team and two or ...



Country musician Drew Baldridge visits Murphysboro High School  WSIL TV

MURPHYSBORO -- Heads turned at Murphysboro High School Thursday morning, as a well-known visitor walked the halls. Country music recording artist Drew ...



Murphysboro High School to open despite roof collapse  WSIL TV

MURPHYSBORO -- Students head back to class at Murphysboro High School on Wednesday, and administrators still have a messy situation on their hands.



Murphysboro High School holds production of The Little Mermaid  WSIL TV

JACKSON CO. -- The Murphysboro High School Drama Club is presenting a production of The Little Mermaid this weekend.



New Pinckneyville high school principal eager to get started  Du Quoin Evening Call

Tony Wilson is eager to start his new duties at the helm of Pinckneyville Community High School.



40 years after Murphysboro teen's death, friends endow scholarship in his name  The Southern

MURPHYSBORO — Sharon Steele, a retired bank representative, was concerned that she might not be able to continue making contributions to a long-running ...



A tight congressional race at Illinois' southern edge is getting millions from national political groups. Here  Chicago Tribune

The race between Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Bost and Democratic challenger Brendan Kelly in Illinois' 12th Congressional District is receiving national ...



Prep Baseball | Boon pitches Harrisburg past Murphysboro | Varsity Baseball  The Southern

MURPHYSBORO — Noah Boon pitched a complete game shutout to lead Harrisburg to a 4-0 victory over Murphysboro Friday in SIRR Ohio Division baseball.



Do you know what this light in your car means?  WDAM

With another year of winter weather already started, it's a good idea to keep up on your vehicle's maintenance.



Murphysboro shooting victim former football star - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois  WSIL TV

MURPHYSBORO -- Detrick Rogers went down in Murphysboro High School history as one of the best running backs to ever play football at the school.



Murphysboro planning for Hometown Christmas | Murphysboro  The Southern

MURPHYSBORO — Thanksgiving is still a few days away, but lights are being strung, wreaths are going up, a giant wooden Christmas train adorns the library's ...



Statewide Study Finds Illinois' Serious Teacher Shortage Continues to Grow  WILL News - Illinois Public Media

A statewide study from regional school superintendents found that Illinois' serious teacher shortage continues to worsen, especially in school districts in central ...



High schoolers paint their parking spots for behavioral health program  WSIL TV

MURPHYSBORO -- Some students at Murphysboro High School spent the day painting their parking spots to raise money for the school's behavioral health ...



Murphysboro Apple Festival: A Harvest of History | Life & Style Magazine  The Southern

When the sights and sounds of the 65th annual Apple Festival begin to fill up the Murphysboro air in mid-September, Amy Novara Murphy will have a noticeable ...



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 ...



It's Apple Festival time in Murphysboro. Here's a look back at the festival over the years.  The Southern

The Appletime Grand Parade passes through downtown Murphysboro on Sept. 17, 2011 during the 60th annual Apple Festival. Captain Applesauce is seen ...



Mueller wins title of Miss Apple Festival 2014 | Murphysboro  The Southern

MURPHYSBORO -- Madison Mueller was crowned Miss Apple Festival 2014 Saturday evening in Murphysboro Middle School Auditorium.



Carbondale's "second chance" high school on the brink of closure without state budget  The Southern

CARBONDALE -- Student Tabetha Smith recently wrote a proposal detailing why she thinks Rebound, an alternative high school that serves hundreds of ...



Surivors remember Tri-state Tornado 90 years later | Local News  The Southern

Ninety years ago, the deadliest tornado in recorded U.S. history sliced a diagonal swath across Southern Illinois, practically obliterating the towns of Gorham, ...



What Will It Take To Fix Illinois's Teacher Shortage?  Illinois Newsroom

Chuck Bleyer is worried the southern Illinois school district he heads won't be able to fill an open teacher position by the time classes start this fall. Bleyer serves ...



Jackson County Charities | | thesouthern.com  The Southern

The Spirit of Christmas is a program begun 40 years ago by what is now the Carbondale Interfaith Council. The purpose is to provide a centralized way to handle ...



David Lavender | Obituaries | thesouthern.com  The Southern

MURPHYSBORO — David A. “Purp” Lavender passed away Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at his home in Murphysboro. He was a loving and enthusiastic husband, ...



Southern Illinois Sports Resale offers parents another option for equipment  The Southern

Often entrepreneurs have a business idea that hinges on finding the perfect space. Trudy Thompson's situation was just the opposite. She had the perfect space, ...



Murphysboro teen killed in morning car crash  KFVS

By Arnold Wyrick - bio | email. MURPHYSBORO, IL (KFVS) - An early morning car crash in Randolph County, IL claims the life of a Murphysboro Lady Red ...



Murphysboro native appears in Geico commercial starring rapper Ice-T  The Southern

A Murphysboro native appears in about four seconds of the "Lemonade Not Ice-T" Geico commercial.



Photos: Carbondale vs Murphysboro Prep Wrestling | Photo Galleries | thesouthern.com  The Southern

Carbondale Community High School hosted a wrestling duel meet with Murphysboro High School Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016.



SIU Day pitches endless possibilities | SIU | thesouthern.com  The Southern

CARBONDALE — “This is a small room, but the equipment we have here is the best in the region,” Professor Jiyong Lee told a group of five high school boys,



2017 Veteran's Day events in Southern Illinois | Local News  The Southern

Here's a roundup of activities going on in Southern Illinois for Veterans Day, which is Saturday, Nov. 11.



Triangulating The Teacher Shortage | News Local/State  WILL News - Illinois Public Media

Illinois lawmakers have proposed a variety of plans to tackle the state's severe teacher shortage. This week, State Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill), bundled ...



Rauner adds police stops to driver's ed curriculum  WSIL TV

MURPHYSBORO -- Illinois teens, enrolled in driver's education courses, will be learning how to respond if they are pulled over by police, thanks to a new bill ...



5 area teams set for Competitive Dance State Finals  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Five Pantagraph area schools will be represented Friday when the Illinois High School Association Competitive Dance State Finals begin ...



Illinois Turns 200: Our First Constitution; VOICES Act; Underground Railroad History; IL Movies  WILL News - Illinois Public Media

On the 21st: On this day 200 years ago, Illinois became the 21st state to join the union (yes, that's where our show's name comes from). We're bringing you an ...



Alton High names Jon Marston new head girls basketball coach  RiverBender.com

ALTON - Alton High School has named Jon Marston as its new head girls basketball coach. Coach Marston's previous head coaching job was at Murphysboro ...



SIH Summer Internship Program helps shape careers | Healthcare  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 ...



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 ...



Reporting disturbing posts you see on social media  WSIL TV

MURPHYSBORO -- Peers of the Florida school shooter say there were many red flags on social media about the shooter's frame of mind. Reporting a post ...



John Wittenborn | Obituaries | thesouthern.com  The Southern

CUTLER — John O. Wittenborn, 80, passed away at 7:17 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2016, in Memorial Hospital in Carbondale.



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 ...



Tri-State Tornado - Historical Photos | Photo Galleries  The Southern

A tornado tore a diagonal path of destruction across Southern Illinois on March 18, 1925. The Tri-State tornado, as it came to be known, left hundreds dead and ...



Christopher Coniglio | Obituaries | thesouthern.com  The Southern

MULKEYTOWN — Christopher Louis Coniglio, 29, passed away at 9:36 a.m. Friday, May 19, 2017, at his home.



Voice of The Southern: Let the people have their say  The Southern

“Where is Mike Bost?” That's the question many 12th District voters have been asking after Rep. Bost did not schedule an in-person town hall meeting during the ...



Rauner tours Rebound, calls the alternative high school in Carbondale 'inspirational'  The Southern

CARBONDALE — Rebound alternative education employee Stephanie Brown was so determined to confirm Gov. Bruce Rauner for a tour of the alternative high ...



Judy Phillips | Obituaries | thesouthern.com  The Southern

MURPHYSBORO -- Judy Jo (Graff) Phillips, 65, died at 4:20 p.m. Friday, July 4, 2014, in Herrin Hospital.



Red hot! Crimson Express Marching Band | Local News  The Southern

The Crimson Express Marching Band is the pride of Murphysboro and its high school. Formed in 1991 by founding director Mark Mikulay, the Crimson Express is ...



2014 Holiday Charity List | | thesouthern.com  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 ...



Area cheerleading squads head to EHS to compete in ICCA Invitational  RiverBender.com

EDWARDSVILLE - Those who argue that cheerleading is not a sport surely did not attend this Sunday's Illinois Cheerleading Coaches Association's.



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, ...



Southern Illinois Jewry: scattered, but close-knit | Local News  St. Louis Jewish Light

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Rick Kodner likes to say his mission is helping 1000 Jews spread out over 40000 square miles in parts of three states practice their ...



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.



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.



Du Quoin High School | | thesouthern.com  The Southern

Du Quoin High School has selected Emily Born, Alexandria Gossman, Quinn Kirkpatrick, Haley Kuhnert, Jennifer Lambert and Tarynn Mays for academic ...



Easter Egg Hunts | Local News | thesouthern.com  The Southern

Looking for a place to hunt Easter eggs? Try one of these local Easter egg hunts:



Paint an animal in folk art style at The Varsity Gallery  The Southern

The Varsity Gallery is hosting a workshop Sunday in which participants will paint a stylized folk art rendering of one of four animals.



Prep Hoops Preview | Harrisburg: Bulldogs learning as they go  Kewanee Star Courier

Everything seemed to be going Harrisburg's way as the school year opened and the Bulldog basketball team learned they would be stepping down from 3A ...



Power Rangers promote healthy food choices at summer meal program  The Southern

CARBONDALE -- How do you emphasize the importance of good nutrition to children? Get some help from a few very fit individuals – known collectively as the ...



'A truckload' of soul: Southern Illinois blues legend Sharon Clark dies at 66  The Southern

CARBONDALE — A gentle soul with a big voice, Sharon Clark was a “queen of the blues” in Southern Illinois. She died Friday morning at age 66 after a long.



SIU's 2018 Women's History Month celebrates women who fight discrimination  SIU News

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- “Nevertheless She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Types of Discrimination Against Women” is the theme of Southern Illinois ...



Rauner pushes business climate reforms during visit to Continental Tire in Mount Vernon  The Southern

MOUNT VERNON – Brian Rogers, an employee at Continental Tire the Americas, said he liked Gov. Bruce Rauner's comments Wednesday on the plant floor ...



Santa coming to University Mall | Local News | thesouthern.com  The Southern

ALAN ROGERS / THE SOUTHERN Santa Claus pulls into University Mall by train Saturday, Nov. 12 in Carbondale. Children who came out to watch his arrival ...



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