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Photo of the Day: Checking up on Curious George

Photo of the Day: Checking up on Curious George

By Jacob Wiegand
March 8, 2017
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Dean, a student in SIU’s Head Start program, and Alexandra Spillman, a student in the physician assistant program from Effingham, look at an X-ray of Curious George during a doll clinic Wednesday at the Head Start center in Carbondale. Adam Guss, a student in the physician assistant program from...

Photo of the Day: Preparing to rally

Photo of the Day: Preparing to rally

By Morgan Timms
March 7, 2017
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Marion Sai, of Carbondale, encourages her 7-month-old son, Matine, as he walks around the table with help from Kathryn Neely, of Carbondale, on Monday during an afternoon of sign-making at Gaia House in preparation for Wednesday's "A Day Without a Woman" rally in Carbondale. "Civic engagement is a...

Photo of the Day: ‘For us this is church’

Photo of the Day: ‘For us this is church’

By Morgan Timms
March 5, 2017
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Emmalie Hall-Skank, a senior from Streamwood studying interior design, gazes up from inside a bamboo forest Sunday during an afternoon hike with members of the Southern Illinois Pagan Alliance at the Marberry Arboretum off Pleasant Hill Road in Carbondale. The group hike was organized by Tara Nelsen,...

Photo of the Day: ‘This is what makes me happy’

Photo of the Day: ‘This is what makes me happy’

By Jacob Wiegand
March 1, 2017
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Seven-year-old Ian Washington takes a break while his grandfather, John Boyd, and 11-year-old brother, Trey Jackson, continue playing basketball Monday at Attucks Park in Carbondale. Boyd traveled from Aurora to visit his grandchildren who live in Carbondale. “They help me from, I would say, stiffen...

Photo of the Day: Winter burn

Photo of the Day: Winter burn

By Anna Spoerre
February 28, 2017
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Matt Hahn, a forestry student involved with Saluki Fire Dawgs, helps other students execute a controlled burn on Thursday at Drapers Bluff, a rural area in Lick Creek, under the supervision of forestry professor Charles Ruffner. This is the eighth time in 15 years that the registered student organization...

Photo of the Day: The hand at play

Photo of the Day: The hand at play

By Morgan Timms
February 26, 2017
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Grant Edwards, a freshman from Bloomington studying computer engineering, examines cards from one of his decks Sunday as he explains to Jake Jacobs, of Herrin, strategies behind the card game Magic: The Gathering at GameFuzion in Carbondale. Edwards first began playing Magic about six years ago after...

Photo of the Day: Mike & Joe

Photo of the Day: Mike & Joe

By Branda Mitchell
February 25, 2017
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Mike Notaro, of Mike & Joe, plays a set with the band Friday at Copper Dragon in Carbondale. The Chicago-based cover band is on tour throughout Illinois, playing in different cities every weekend in the spring through May. Staff photographer Branda Mitchell can be reached [email protected]..

Photo of the Day: ‘Still an open wound’

Photo of the Day: ‘Still an open wound’

By Morgan Timms
February 23, 2017
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John Kenny, a senior from Aurora studying political science, stands outside his former home for one of the last times Thursday before Dustin Wheetley, of Wheetley Construction, returns to continue tearing down the burnt building in southwest Carbondale. A structure fire engulfed the house on Nov....

Photo of the Day: Paint party

Photo of the Day: Paint party

By Morgan Timms
February 19, 2017
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Chris Lampley, of Benton, right, laughs with Sandra Roye, of Paducah, Kentucky, on Sunday during a Splash & Dash Paint Party hosted by Lisa Hicks, of Jonesboro, at StarView Vineyards in Cobden. It was the pair's first time attending the paint party and Roye said they both appreciated the opportunity...

Photo of the Day: Dousing the engine

Photo of the Day: Dousing the engine

By Jacob Wiegand
February 13, 2017
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Carbondale firefighters respond to a vehicle fire Monday in the parking lot of the Senator Paul Simon Federal Building. Crews responded about 6:35 p.m. to what Assistant Fire Chief Mike Hertz described as a “small fire in the engine compartment.” Hertz said the operators of the vehicle smelled...

Photo of the Day: Melting iron

Photo of the Day: Melting iron

By Bill Lukitsch
February 12, 2017
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Charlie Scott, a second year graduate student from West Virginia studying art, dumps a bucket of iron into a furnace on Saturday at the SIU Foundry. Scott helped run the sculpture program’s annual metal pour, when the community is invited to observe work performed by graduate and undergraduate...

Photo of the Day: Watchful Eyes

Photo of the Day: Watchful Eyes

By Anna Spoerre
February 10, 2017
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Robin Russell sips a chai latte while reading the novel "In Country" by Bobbie Ann Mason on Thursday at Longbranch Cafe and Bakery. “I love coming here," she said. "It just feels like being in my own living room." Russell said she comes to the local restaurant and bakery about once a week. The...

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