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SIU Football | Williams' 3 TDs lead SIU past UMass, 45-20 | More College Sports  The Southern

AMHERST, Mass. — SIU football coach Nick Hill said he found it hard to turn away from 1000-yard rusher D.J. Davis, but vowed to get guys like Javon Williams ...

Found in a High School Restroom: Cache of 1940s Wallets and Their Contents  Riverfront Times

Some people dig up time capsules from deep within the ground, learning details about a past time. But one plumber in Centralia, Illinois, stumbled upon...

Student arrested in connection with threat against Centralia High School  Belleville News-Democrat

A Centralia High School student has been arrested in connection with threats made against the high school in Southern Illinois the day before. The school had ...

Her missing wallet from the 1940s was found in a high school bathroom wall  CNN

An 89-year-old woman received her missing wallet that was stolen 75 years ago.

Officer suspended for one day after crashing into student driver in school lot

CENTRALIA, Ill. — A police officer driving in the Centralia High School parking lot T-boned a student, and police just released the dashcam video of the impact.

Dashcam Video Shows Illinois Cop Ramming SUV into Unsuspecting Teenage Girl  Indian Country Today Media Network

A video showing an Illinois cop deliberately ramming into the car of a 17-year-old girl in a high school parking lot contradicts the initial police narrative that the ...

UPDATED: Centralia Teacher Placed On Paid Leave After Allegation of Sexual Misconduct with Student  Centralia Chronicle

The Lewis County Sheriff's Office conducted an investigation into reports that a Centralia High School teacher inappropriately touched a student last year on at ...

Illinois woman gets wallet back 75 years after it was stolen  WTHR

CENTRALIA, Ill. (WTHR) - An Illinois woman has her stolen wallet back - 75 years after it went missing. A plumber was working on renovations to the old ...

Centralia High School student found with stolen gun on campus  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

CENTRALIA, Mo. - A Centralia High School student was taken into custody Friday after bringing a gun and ammunition to school. Centralia Police Chief Larry ...

Police Officer T-Bones Car In School Parking Lot, Gets Suspended – For One Day  Carscoops

Disturbing footage has been released of the moment a police officer in Centralia, Illinois slammed his police cruiser into the car of a 17-year-old female. The clip ...

Centralia student said he wanted to be like Florida school shooter, police say  Belleville News-Democrat

Police arrested a Centralia teenager Tuesday after he reportedly said he wanted to be like Nikolas Cruz, the man accused in the Parkland, Florida school ...

Centralia High School Students Evacuated After Bomb Threat  Centralia Chronicle

Centralia High School was evacuated Thursday afternoon following the discovery of a bomb threat written on the wall of the girl's bathroom, said Centralia ...

Rivalries restored in Week 5, including tense battle between Althoff and Centralia  Belleville News-Democrat

*Fresh* off an impressive 41-0 win over Mt.Vernon a week ago, the Althoff Crusaders will try for a second straight South Seven Conference victory when they ...

Centralia ruins homecoming game for Marion | Centralia High School |  The Southern

MARION — It was Marion's homecoming game and Senior Night, but it was the Centralia Orphans that played inspired football. The result was a 28-20 Orphans ...

Centralia's all-world Williams Jr. finding niche at SIU  The Southern

CARBONDALE — Just like his uncle, who died before he was born, Javon Williams Jr. is a pure athlete.

Edwardsville High School set to host inaugural Scott Credit Union Shootout Saturday

EDWARDSVILLE Edwardsville High is set to host the inaugural Scott Credit Union Shootout, a six-game basketball carnival featuring some of the top players.

Tis the season for holiday hoops. Here’s an overview of this week’s tournaments.  Belleville News-Democrat

The Collinsville, IIlinois High School Holiday Classic and Centralia, IL. High School Tournament highlight a large list of IHSA high school basketball tournaments ...

More than 325 students competed for scholarships, other prizes at SIU Carbondale's Accounting Challenge  SIU News

CARBONDALE, Ill. — More than 325 high school and community college students from across the region competed for college scholarships, trophies and other ...

Centralia's Williams adds to Saluki quarterback depth | Salukimania  The Southern

CARBONDALE — More than 11000 yards can't be wrong.

Meet A Saluki: QB Javon Williams Jr. | Salukimania |  The Southern

QB Javon Williams Jr. Height: 6-foot-2. Weight: 234 pounds. Class: Freshman. Hometown: Centralia. Over at his grandfather's place before Centralia High ...

Tuttle tapped as new Jersey superintendent, following Hopkins’ resignation  Alton Telegraph

JERSEYVILLE — Community involvement and a love for education drew Jersey schools' new superintendent to the area. Longtime educator Bradford Tuttle will ...

Tests, costs may be making Illinois' teacher shortage worse  Peoria Journal Star

SPRINGFIELD — The high cost and restrictive nature of teacher licensure tests may be contributing to the teacher shortage, according to some education ...

Columbia high school football teams prepare for season ahead  Columbia Missourian

As Missouri prep football's "dead week" comes to a close, catch up on what Columbia's high school teams are bringing to the table this season.

Clinton County high school names new principal for next year  Belleville News-Democrat

Central Community High School will have a new principal next year whose resume includes helping another school change the way it prepares students for ...

Centralia's Shores making an impact at SIU | Saluki Women's Basketball  The Southern

CARBONDALE — There may be no better time to be a walk-on than now for SIU women's basketball guard Hannah Shores.

New President named at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital  KFVS

SSM Health St. Mary's Hosptial-Centralia has a new president.

Here are the high school student art contest winners of 2018 Art on the Square  Belleville News-Democrat

News: Local high school students won art contest awards at the 2018 Art on the Square art show festival event in Belleville, IL in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, ...

K-12 education resources - News  Illinois State University News

The following resources focus on the educational climate and betterment of those serving the K–12 educational community. Building Safe, Engaging and ...

How Rauner and Pritzker would fix Illinois education  Chicago Tribune

As the Nov. 6 election nears, the Tribune analyzes the education platforms for Gov. Bruce Rauner and J.B. Pritzker, giving a preview of how issues in Chicago ...

Matthew Michael Malone (1976-2017)  O'Fallon Weekly

Matthew Michael Malone September 7, 1976 – March 25, 2017. Matthew Michael Malone, 40 of Shiloh, IL, born September 7, 1976 in Urbana, IL, passed away ...

Former Centralia and Mater Dei coach Ray Kauling hired as new AD at Wesclin  Belleville News-Democrat

Ray Kauling, a former head football coach at Centralia High and Mater Dei High, was hired Thursday as the new athletic director at Wesclin High School.

From Belleville to Broadway, local producers revel in success of ‘The Prom’ musical  Belleville News-Democrat

The Prom musical, which is nominated for seven Tony Awards, has multiple producers from Southern Illinois. The Broadway show is a comedy and focuses on a ...

Teams experience trial and triumph at 2nd annual COMO Shootout  Columbia Missourian

Twenty teams from around the state played in Hickman's gym and at the Boys & Girls Club of Columbia for the second annual COMO Shootout.

Student under arrest after threat of school shooting in Vandalia, IL  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

VANDALIA, IL –A school threat in Vandalia, Illinois earlier this week turned out to be a prank, but police are taking it very seriously. Police Chief Jeff Ray says ...

Constable: NFL grapples with anthem, but schools no longer fumble pledge  Chicago Daily Herald

As the NFL kicks off another season of national anthem controversy, our public schools avoid a similar problem with the mandatory Pledge of Allegiance.

Illini legends, lists and lore: Lowell Spurgeon | Baseball  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of 1930s Fighting Illini star Lowell Spurgeon. The childhood idol of Dike Eddleman in Centralia, Spurgeon won ...

Miles, Rock Bridge set to face De Smet for spot in state semis  Columbia Missourian

The Bruins will turn to one of their aces, Spencer Miles, against the Spartans as they look to advance to the Class 5 state semifinal.

High school football playoff quarterfinal scores — Live!  Belleville News-Democrat

Find live local high school football coverage for all southern Illinois games including up-to-the-minute scores, schedules and more. Stay connected with ...

Robert 'Bob' Jones | Obituaries |  The Southern

CENTRALIA -- Robert E. "Bob" Jones, 86, of Centralia, died at 3:50 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, in Centralia Manor Nursing Home.

Rock Bridge boys tennis rolls through state tourney for fourth straight title  Columbia Missourian

The Bruins swept both SLUH and Joplin on Thursday to claim their fourth boys tennis state championship in a row.

Hundreds compete for scholarships and prizes at SIU's 2018 Accounting Challenge  SIU News

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Nearly 250 students from 22 high schools throughout Southern Illinois competed for college scholarships and other prizes at Southern ...

BWW Interview: Angela Meade Returns to her Native Land for 'Il Trovatore'  Broadway World

Washington state is justifiably proud to call Angela Meade a native. The star soprano has been a prizewinner in more than 50 top competitions.

Cheerleaders bring pep to Edwardsville ICCA Regional Competition despite bad weather

EDWARDSVILLE Edwardsville's Illinois Cheerleading Coaches Association (ICCA) Regional Cheerleading Competition had 37 teams take part and turned.

EAWR remains optimistic after 44-16 loss against Centralia

EAST ALTON-WOOD RIVER- The East Alton Wood River High School Oilers Football team could not quite keep up with the Centralia High School Orphans in ...

Missouri football lands 2020 defensive end Wooten | Mizzou Football |  Columbia Missourian

Barry Odom and the Missouri football team keep on adding to their future defensive line, as the Tigers landed a commitment from 2020 defensive end Robert ...

Teddy Eddleman | Obituaries  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

CHAMPAIGN – Teddy Georgia Eddleman passed away peacefully on Friday (Dec. 15, 2017) at Villa West in Champaign surrounded by her loving family.

Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois names Class of 2017  Chicago Daily Herald

Golden Apple announces the induction of the 2017 class of the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois program, a group of 234 young people who have chosen to ...

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, ...

Bitter Cold Results In Dozens Of School Closings  KTRS | St Louis News and Talk Radio | The Big 550 AM

The following schools have canceled classes for Tuesday, January 16th,. ALEX Recovery School Desloge | CLOSED Althoff Catholic HS | CLOSED

West Frankfort school hires new principal | Education  The Southern

WEST FRANKFORT — Bethany Shaw will replace the recently retired Danny Stevens as principal of Frankfort Community High School in West Frankfort.

Judge Ericka Sanders to run for Circuit Judge | Local News  Shelbyville Daily Union

Associate Judge Ericka Sanders of Marion County announced that she will run for the Circuit Judge position to be vacated by retiring Judge Sherri L. E. Tungate.

NOTEBOOK: Powell has the edge in battle to back up Kelly Bryant  Columbia Missourian

Two weeks before their season opener, the Tigers will play their second scrimmage of the fall on Saturday. But it will be closed to media and the public.

MU football injury report: Tight end Scales out 6 to 8 weeks with broken bone  Columbia Missourian

All-America candidate Albert Okwuegbunam is inching closer to being game-ready as he recovers from a sprained knee, but one of his backups is out long-term.

Mills to miss senior year with torn ACL  Columbia Missourian

Monroe Mills, an offensive lineman at Tolton and an Oklahoma State football commit, revealed Thursday that he'll miss his senior football season after tearing ...

Winter Storm Prompts Dozens Of School Closings  KTRS | St Louis News and Talk Radio | The Big 550 AM

Abiding Savior Lutheran School | CLOSED Academy at Day Spring | CLOSED Academy of St. Louis – Chesterfield | CLOSED Academy of the Sacred Heart | ...

NOTEBOOK: 'Confident' Knox leading young receivers  Columbia Missourian

After seeing more action than he expected during his freshman season, wideout Jalen Knox is coming into his second year as a much more confident player.

New EAWR coaching staff the fresh start the team deserves

EAST ALTON/WOOD RIVER As morning broke over the football field at East Alton-Wood River High School on Monday, Aug. 10, the 2015 Oilers football team.

Herrin championship team united the community | Prep, College & Pro Sports  The Southern

The community around Sesser-Valier embraced its second place basketball team with a stirring homecoming celebration Sunday.

Rock Island's Randle gets his first full NBA contract  Quad City Times

Finally, Rock Island native Chasson Randle doesn't have to wonder if that call will come.

Spartans face uphill battle at No. 3 Rockhurst  Columbia Missourian

Battle's young players will need to be key cogs in the Spartans' quest to upset Rockhurst (5-1), a top-five team in the state looking to roll through one of ...

Here Are The Best Sophomore Boys Returners In XC  MileSplit

Check out the top returning sophomore boys heading into the 2019 cross country season.

MU Spring football game date set  Columbia Missourian

Missouri football will be back in less than three months. The 2019 Tigers will play their annual Spring Game on April 13.

Rock Island's Chasson Randle can smile after first full NBA season  Quad-Cities Online

He believed in himself but he was looking for an NBA team to believe in him. That finally happened in January, and now 2011 Rock Island graduate Chasson ...

Grabowski and Schmitt  Northwest Herald

CRYSTAL LAKE – Announcement has been made of the engagement of Dr. Mary Grabowski, DVM, MS, and Nathan Schmitt.

PHOTO GALLERY: Skaters carve out time for Shred Fest  Columbia Missourian

Skaters of all ages came to Cosmo Skate Park on Saturday to compete in Shred Fest. Shred Fest has been around for over a decade providing free pizza and ...

Rock Island's Randle making impressions in the NBA  Quad-Cities Online

CHICAGO — When the name Chasson Randle comes up, Washington Wizards coach Scott Brooks lights up. He smiles and begins to gush about the 2011 Rock ...

He just wins: Rock Island graduate Chasson Randle brings intangibles to the game  Quad-Cities Online

For some people, winning just seems to come easily. Does it really? No, it comes through hard work and, most importantly, through an attitude.

Cavaletto Measure for Career and Technical Educators Signed by Governor  Effingham's News Leader

State Representative John Cavaletto announced today that House Bill 1790 was signed into law by Governor Bruce Rauner. Cavaletto's legislation amends the ...

Five observations from Missouri's missed opportunity against South Carolina  Columbia Missourian

A closer look at Drew Lock's struggles, a strong showing from the Tigers front seven, a trend behind Missouri's disastrous third quarter and more after the team's ...

Shot down in Cambodia, one soldier walked barefoot to safety

Army Pvt. Tony Karreci was on the same chopper as Rodney Griffin, whose remains were recently identified and returned to mid-Missouri 45 years after an ...

Timothy 'Tim' Beaty | Obituaries |  The Southern

CARBONDALE — Timothy "Tim" Scott Beaty's, life was tragically taken at 4:20 a.m. March 27, 2016. He was 41 years old.

#SigningDaySD: Area recruiting lists, live blog  Sioux Falls Argus Leader

NOTE: Scroll down for a list of USD, SDSU, Augie and USF recruits. Stay with all day today for complete coverage of National Signing Day.

Frericks, empowered by families on and off court, turns setback into life lesson  Columbia Missourian

The 6-foot-1 forward was sidelined by an ACL tear in the fall of 2016 — ahead of what was supposed to be her senior season with the Tigers. She could.

After an 18-month setback, Scherer once again ready for NFL shot  Columbia Missourian

Former Missouri linebacker Michael Scherer had his dream of playing NFL football put on hold after he suffered torn ligaments in his right knee during his final ...

Former Missouri football player Max Copeland stars in independent horror film  Columbia Missourian

The former Missouri offensive lineman known for his outrageous personality could soon be known as Roman Garbi, or "Hack-man," in film.

Homeward bound: 2 dogs FOUND SAFE in IL after being stolen from Bay View woman’s home

MILWAUKEE -- A frantic search has come to an end. Two dogs stolen from a Bay View home Thursday, March 30th were located about two hours south of ...

Missouri men's basketball team cruises past South Carolina  Columbia Missourian

It was a night of quick starts for the Missouri men's basketball team.

Humanist minister performs services for nonreligious  Columbia Missourian

FULTON — Gale Fuller is a minister, but he doesn't believe in God.

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