Friday , May 27 2022

Jeffrey Oestreich

MARION POLICE REPORT

MARION – The following information was released by the Marion Police Department on Wednesday, October 7, 2021. Dave Reed, Sr., 61, of Marion has been arrested for Unlawful Possession of Adult Cannabis, Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon in the area of Whitman Street and East DeYoung Street on October …

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COMPANY DUMPS TOXIC FOAM INTO BENTON COAL MINE

BENTON – The operators of a Southern Illinois coal mine reportedly defied orders and dumped toxic foam deep underground as part of an unsuccessful attempt to extinguish a fire that had stalled production in September. The foam will stay in the environment forever, scientists said. An attorney for St. Louis-based …

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SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS OWNERS RETIRE, TEAM WILL NOT RETURN IN 2022

MARION – Jayne and John Simmons, the long-time owners of the Southern Illinois Miners baseball team, announced Wednesday that they are retiring from Frontier League baseball ownership. The 2021 season was the last season the team will be playing in Marion, Illinois for the Frontier League. “This is a bittersweet …

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SOUTHERN ILLINOIS COVID-19 INFORMATION

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – Click on the links below to see the latest COVID-19 information from our local health departments.  Egyptian Health Department Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department Hamilton County Health Department Jackson County Health Department Jefferson County Health Department Perry County Health Department Southern Seven Health Department Illinois Department of Public …

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SIU FACULTY FILM FOCUSES ON SHAWNEE NATIONAL FOREST USE

CARBONDALE, Ill. – An hour-long documentary that retraces the battle over commercial logging within the Shawnee National Forest more than three decades ago and raises concerns over present public land use will premiere at Southern Illinois University Carbondale this month. “Shawnee Showdown: Keep the Forest Standing” by Cade Bursell, a …

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FOWLER BONAN FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER TO SUPPORT HEAVEN’S KITCHEN INITIATIVE

HARRISBURG — Seeking to raise funding to support their ongoing Heaven’s Kitchen initiative, the Fowler Bonan Foundation is announcing plans for their upcoming Holiday Barbecue Heaven’s Kitchen Fundraiser. “With the holidays just around the corner, we’re doubling down on our efforts to raise money for our Heaven’s Kitchen programs to …

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THOUSANDS OF RUBBER DUCKS HIT THE WATER TO SUPPORT SPECIAL OLYMPICS ILLINOIS AT WALKER’S BLUFF

CARTERVILLE – On Sunday, October 3, at 3:00 PM CT, thousands of ducks splashed down into the water at Walker’s Bluff and raced to the finish line as part of the 2021 Ducky Derby Dash to benefit Special Olympics Illinois. Participants adopted ducks in order to raise funds for year-round …

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