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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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Prep Boys Basketball | Red Devils rally in fourth quarter to beat Chester at Ernie Bozarth Memorial  The Southern

MURPHYSBORO — A youthful Murphysboro Red Devils squad took a step towards maturity Wednesday night, rallying from nine points down with 4:22 ...



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.



Prep Baseball | Carterville rolls past Murphysboro  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 ...



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

MURPHYSBORO, IL – An area high school will soon have a new place for performances. Murphysboro High School has been without an auditorium since the ...



Murphysboro High School's auditorium is being torn down after its roof collapsed last year  The Southern

MURPHYSBORO — Work has started in tearing down the Murphysboro High School auditorium after its roof collapsed last year.



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 ...



2016 Honors: Murphysboro High School  The Southern

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



Carbondale, Murphysboro set for 100th battle | Varsity Football  The Southern

It's been years since Mark Albertini, Carbondale High School athletic director, and Len Novara, Murphysboro High School's athletic director, strapped on the ...



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.



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 ...



Positive effects for Murphysboro after president's visit - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois  WSIL TV

MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- A day after President Donald Trump's Make America Great Again Rally at Southern Illinois Airport, the city of Murphysboro is still feeling ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



World's top Key Club project helps families in the Murphysboro area  The Southern

MURPHYSBORO — When faculty adviser Bob Hall and the Murphysboro High School Key Club started a toy drive 35 years ago, they had no idea how the ...



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

MURPHYSBORO, IL — Your child may soon start learning about a new topic in their history class. A bill discussed in the Illinois House would require public ...



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 High School  The Southern

Murphysboro High School has recognized Amy Buhman, Bria Ciganovich, Erin Cotter, Eric Finders, Cleda Grammer and Veronika Parrone for academic honors.



Sandra "Sandy" K. Baskin  The Southern

MURPHYSBORO — Sandra "Sandy" K. Baskin, 76, passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, at her residence in Murphysboro.



Prep Baseball | Boon pitches Harrisburg past Murphysboro  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.



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 ...



Murphysboro's Carter a pro at rebuilding programs  The Southern

As a member of the 1983 SIU football national championship team, Gary Carter experienced the ultimate dream as a player.



Rowdy's big night with the Red Devils  KFVS

They'll be talking about a young man by the name of Rowdy Loyd for a long time at Murphysboro High School.



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.



Sparta outlasts Murphysboro | High School Sports | thesouthern.com  The Southern

MURPHYSBORO — Aaron Rushing scored 13 points to lead three players in double figures and Sparta held off Murphysboro for a 48-43 win Saturday.



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.



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

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



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,



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Murphysboro native nominated for 2017 Emmy for film work  The Southern

MURPHYSBORO — A native son of Murphysboro has been nominated for a 2017 Emmy for his work in TV.



Murphysboro Apple Festival: A Harvest of History  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 ...



Murphysboro Key Club is most decorated club in the world  The Southern

MURPHYSBORO — Murphysboro High School Key Club, sponsored by Murphysboro Kiwanis Club, returned from this year's International Convention in ...



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 ...



Murphysboro planning for Hometown Christmas  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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Don Brewer: A look back at a career in education, softball  The Southern

CARTERVILLE — If there is a secret to longevity in the field of education, retired chairman of the John A. Logan College Board of Trustees Don Brewer probably ...



Baker makes Murphy wrestling a family affair  The Southern

MURPHYSBORO — Two generations of the Baker family have been associated with Murphysboro High School wrestling since 1969, and this year there was a ...



Dan Baker's final dual meet comes down to last match  The Southern

MURPHYSBORO -- Two of the longest tenured high school wrestling coaches in the region faced off Wednesday night and it came down to the last match before ...



Gary Carter named Murphysboro football coach | Varsity Football  The Southern

The Murphysboro High School football program is headed in a new direction, and the school board approved the hiring of Gary Carter for the head coaching job ...



2017's stand-out high school students | Education | thesouthern.com  The Southern

Each year, The Southern Illinois Society for High School Achievement recognizes students from Southern Illinois high schools for their achievements in such ...



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 ...



Jackson County Charities  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 ...



Mueller wins title of Miss Apple Festival 2014  The Southern

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



2017 Veteran's Day events in Southern Illinois  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 ...



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 ...



Schools struggle to find substitute teachers - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois  WSIL TV

MURPHYSBORO -- As Illinois suffers though a teacher shortage, schools across the state are also struggling to find substitute teachers.



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, ...



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, ...



30th annual Praise the Lard cook-off - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois  WSIL TV

MURPHYSBORO -- 17th Street BBQ celebrates 30 years of its annual Praise The Lard competition. Mike and Amy Mills, of 17th Street BBQ, joined the News 3 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Pushing Payne  The Southern

Murphysboro's lone senior learns to thrive at a rival school.



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 ...



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.



John Wittenborn  The Southern

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



2016's stand-out high school students | Education | thesouthern.com  The Southern

Each year, The Southern Illinois Society for High School Achievement recognizes students from Southern Illinois high schools for their achievements in such ...



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 ...



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 ...



Easter Egg Hunts  The Southern

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



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 ...



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 ...



As Illinois universities await funding, some students look out of state  The Southern

CARBONDALE — While working in a lab at Southern Illinois University this past summer, rumors of downsizing — professors leaving and programs getting the ...



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 ...



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.



Today marks 91st anniversary of deadly Tri-State tornado  The Southern

Today marks the 91st anniversary of the deadliest tornado recorded in U.S. history. The Tri-State tornado, as it came to be known, left hundreds dead and ...



2014 Holiday Charity List  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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



Former Cardinals reliever: This team’s tough  The Southern

Long before Mark Rzepcynski, Octavio Dotel and Jason Motte, the St. Louis Cardinals had Jeff Keener in their bullpen.



Pushing for town hall, some constituents ask, 'Where is Mike Bost?'  The Southern

CARBONDALE — A group of local activists gathered at the Carbondale office of U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, on Thursday to demand an in-person ...



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 ...



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.



Du Quoin High School  The Southern

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



'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.



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.



Mascoutah named champion at competition  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.



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 ...



Former Du Quoin Mayor Dr. Jack Struck, 85, dies; galvanized chiropractic's credibility, had unconditional love for his city  Du Quoin Evening Call

Dr. Jack Struck, the soft-spoken yet iconic practitioner who galvanized chiropractic"s reputation as a healer of pain and suffering for over five decades, died ...



Relay For Life events raise money for cancer research  The Southern

Dr. Gordon Klatt walked and ran for 24 hours around a Tacoma, Washington, track in 1985, raising $27000 for the American Cancer Society.



Santa coming to University Mall  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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