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Photo of the Day: Thursday morning fire

Photo of the Day: Thursday morning fire

By Ryan Michalesko
October 20
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Carbondale firefighter Carl Sisk retrieves equipment from a fire engine at the scene of an early morning fire Thursday in Carbondale. Fire crews were dispatched at roughly 5:20 a.m. to the 600 block of West Rigdon Street for reports of a structure fire. After extinguishing the flames, which were...

Photo of the Day: Family at Olivet

Photo of the Day: Family at Olivet

By Jacob Wiegand
October 19
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Kent Mason, a deacon at Olivet Free Will Baptist Church, shares a moment with the church's pastor, Bishop Albert L. Ingram, during the worship service Sunday at the church in Carbondale. Mason said he started attending Olivet with his mother in the 1940s. “I do believe that [at] Olivet, we all...

Photo of the Day: Pumpkin stacking

Photo of the Day: Pumpkin stacking

By Morgan Timms
October 17
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Pumpkin picker Billy Williams, of Pittsburg, stacks pumpkins in a crate Monday at Bandy's Pumpkin Patch in Johnston City. Williams has been working at the pumpkin patch for four years and every October, Williams said, he dyes his beard to raise awareness for breast cancer. "I tell everyone on...

Photo of the Day: Living become dead for zombie walk

Photo of the Day: Living become dead for zombie walk

By Sloan Marion
October 15
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Amanda Willig, of Murphysboro, helps Ross Bauer, of Carbondale, with his zombie makeup Saturday during the Carbondale Zombie Walk: Red Carpet Zombies event at the Gaia House Interfaith Center in Carbondale. Willig said the event provided a good opportunity to have fun with friends dressed as zombies...

Photo of the Day: Gardening the logical way

Photo of the Day: Gardening the logical way

By Autumn Suyko
October 14
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Kaitlyn Lamaster, a junior from Manhattan studying horticulture, harvests okra for the Local Organic Gardening Initiative of Carbondale, or L.O.G.I.C., on Friday at the SIU Student Sustainable Farm in Carbondale. “It’s really peaceful and relaxing,” Lamaster said of her work in the garden. The...

Photo of the Day: A day of living history

Photo of the Day: A day of living history

By Bill Lukitsch
October 13
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Michael Pierpoint, of Marion, tells tales of the Civil War to a group of students from Harrisburg Elementary School on Wednesday at John A. Logan College in Carterville. The storytelling was part of the 12th-annual Civil War Days, a day-long reenactment event meant to share knowledge and history of...

Photo of the Day: Growing up with grandma

Photo of the Day: Growing up with grandma

By Jacob Wiegand
October 12
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Three-year-old Bailey Myers receives a drink from her grandmother Mary Wrye, both of Joppa, after making a trip down the slide during the Joppa Fall Festival on Saturday at the village park. "She's my life," Wrye said of her grandchild. "She's everything to me. We spend a lot of time together and...

Photo of the Day: Fall fireworks in Olmsted

Photo of the Day: Fall fireworks in Olmsted

By Morgan Timms
October 11
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Robyn and Richard Hamilton watch fireworks Saturday during the annual Olmsted Catfish Days Festival. "Olmsted is where I met my bride," Richard said. The pair have been together for nearly 20 years and are raising nine kids together. Staff photographer Morgan Timms can be reached at [email protected]..

Photo of the day: Taking a green tour

Photo of the day: Taking a green tour

By Autumn Suyko
October 7
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Outreach and Education Sustainability Fellow Julia Sanabria, a graduate student in sustainability from Deerfield, leads a green tour throughout the campus Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, in Thompson Woods. A green tour, given by the SIU Sustainability Office, presents all the sustainability projects on campus....

Photo of the day: Jamming out at OktoBEERfest

Photo of the day: Jamming out at OktoBEERfest

By Autumn Suyko
October 3
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From left: Stanley Chytel, Petr Cerny, Joe Anna Polach and Joe Polach perform as the Joe Polach and the St. Louis Express Band on Sunday during "OktoBEERfest" at Von Jakob Winery & Brewery in Alto Pass. The band dressed in traditional German attire to accompany the ethnic music. "Ethnic music...

Photo of the day: Painting with pride

Photo of the day: Painting with pride

By Autumn Suyko
September 26
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Marisa Winegar, of Carbondale, paints a face Sunday during the eighth-annual Community Gay Pride Picnic at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Carbondale. "I don't consider myself an artist," Winegar said. "I like to do things that are creative. I'm lucky I know that about myself." Winegar, who...

Photo of the day: Master of the Foxhounds

Photo of the day: Master of the Foxhounds

By Athena Chrysanthou
September 25
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Master of Foxhounds Dr. Mark Smith, of Herrin, rides toward spectators with his hounds Sunday during the 29th annual Southern Illinois Hunting and Fishing Days at John A. Logan College. Smith and other members of Herrin-based Shawnee Hounds fox hunting club demonstrated fox hunting for spectators...

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