Sunday , May 9 2021


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A bomb threat was made toward Marion High School Wednesday morning. According to a statement Wednesday afternoon on the Marion Unit 2 Schools’ Facebook page, around 9:30 a.m. Unit 2 Central Office Administration became aware of a phone call from a caller originating from New York state threatening to blow up Marion High School …

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Marion Mural District Award Nominees Announced

MARION, IL—As part of the ongoing downtown revitalization efforts, the City of Marion solicited artists from near and far to submit concepts for the Marion Mural District located within the 2-block radius of Tower Square Plaza. The City of Marion recognizes the potential of art as a catalyst to revitalize …

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Vaccines Required on 2021 Honor Flights

MARION – The Honor Flight Network, the national organization which governs all Honor Flight hubs, has announced that all passengers on honor flights in 2021 will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The two-dose vaccine from Moderna or Pfizer, or the single dose vaccine from Johnson and Johnson are sufficient. …

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RLC Board Elects Officers, Seat Re-elected Members at Special Meeting Tuesday

INA – The Rend Lake College Board of Trustees held a special meeting Tuesday afternoon in order to elect its officers and seat re-elected members Dr. David Asbery and Jeff Jones. Asbery and Jones were elected to six-year terms on April 6. All board officers were unanimously re-elected to their positions: Randy Rubenacker …

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Cory Garmane Named SIC 2021 Outstanding Teacher

HARRISBURG, Ill.  – Cory Garmane, Southeastern Illinois College music instructor, has been chosen by a vote of his peers as the Loren P. and Velma Dallas Outstanding Teacher of the Year for 2020-2021. The award’s criteria include at least three years of full-time employment; participation above and beyond classroom assignments; competence in …

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Terry L. Severson Named 2021 SIC Distinguished Alumnus

HARRISBURG, Ill.  – Terry L. Severson, Forest Fire Management Officer with Hoosier National Forest, has been selected to join Southeastern Illinois College’s Distinguished Alumni roster for 2021. The SIC alumnus will deliver the keynote speech at SIC’s commencement exercises May 8, which will be livestreamed on SIC’s YouTube Channel at 10 …

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SIC’s Mary Jo Oldham Center for Child Study Receives ExceleRate Illinois Gold Circle Of Quality Designation

HARRISBURG, Ill. (April 27, 2021) – Southeastern Illinois College’s Mary Jo Oldham Center for Child Study (MJOCCS) has been awarded the Gold Circle of Quality designation again from ExceleRate Illinois, the state’s new quality recognition and improvement system for early learning and development providers. “Every early learning and development provider who …

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