A student essay reflecting on how unexpected changes in life can lead you to a community college to pursue your dreams has earned Mattie Dennis the 2020 Paul Simon Essay award at Southeastern Illinois College. “Winning... Read More.
Coach Kurt Simon is kicking off his 23rd season at the helm for Carmi White County football and he says he’s got the smallest squad ever with just 32 total student athletes for varsity. Of those 32, more than half are sophomores or freshmen... Read More.
Olivia Matthews of Cave-In-Rock (left) receives a $50 check from Dr. Karen Weiss, SIC Vice President of Academic Affairs, for winning the 2018 Paul Simon Essay Contest at Southeastern Illinois College. A student... Read More.
Illinois voters support vigorous government action regarding two major issues on Illinois’ policy agenda. That is the conclusion of a recent statewide poll of 1,001 registered voters released by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. Voters see a need for... Read More.
At a time when public educational institutions, social service providers, and state and local governments are struggling to emerge from Illinois’ multi-year budget impasse, 51 percent of registered voters say the solution to the state’s $1.5 billion budget deficit is to cut “waste and... Read More.
Illinois voters are not very sanguine about the overall direction of the state and nation, but they are much happier about the direction of their own town or city. Voters are also not impressed with the recent federal tax... Read More.
If the number of seniors is any indicator – and it often is – Carmi-White County football fans may be in for a pleasant time on Friday nights this fall. Bulldog head coach Kurt Simon, on the cusp of his 21st season here, previewed his... Read More.
Story by Greg Grant, Photo by Jc Tinsley The Carmi Kiwanis Club kicked off the 2017 year with a well attended meeting on January 5. Club President Jeremy Jordan informed the club that plans are underway... Read More.