Shootout for support

  Wayne Skobel, of Murphysboro, prepares his shot Sunday at the Carbon Lake Shooting Club in Murphysboro. Skobel participated in a shootout-match fundraiser at the clubhouse that was raising money for the Murphysboro Elks Club. “We all came out ... Continue Reading →

One-man standoff

  Carbondale police maintain a crime scene Wednesday after a suspect who had barricaded himself in a residence was arrested. The Department’s Hostage Negotiation Team and Special Response Team also were at the scene. DAngelis M. Chambers, of Herrin, ... Continue Reading →

Continuing a sunrise tradition

Dewey Davenport, left, of Elizabethtown, shows his wife Rose and grandchildren Cassidy and Mason Pickett a service bulletin Sunday during the sunrise Easter service at the Bald Knob Cross of Peace in Alto Pass. According to the Bald Knob Cross website, ... Continue Reading →

Scarce skating

Preston Greff, of Marion, performs a trick off a half-pipe Monday at Cannon Park in Carterville. Greff and his friends agreed this is one of the area’s better skate parks. “We don’t have a lot of options when looking for a place to skate,” Greff ... Continue Reading →

Patrons pack refreshment tables

Volunteers hand out pizza, crackers, bananas, water and condoms Saturday during Polar Bear at hydration tents around town. Volunteers from various campus groups and workers from the Student Health Center manned the hydration tents. Volunteers worked five-hour ... Continue Reading →

University prepares to fight influenza

While the influenza virus has spread nationwide and reached epidemic proportions in some areas, university health officials say they have laid the groundwork to handle the worst flu season since 2009. More than 47 states have reported widespread flu activity ... Continue Reading →

Photo students invade Chester

Jessica Tezak, a senior from Joliet studying photojournalism, conducts an interview with Gayle Ayala Saturday during the South of 64 Weekend Workshop in Chester. Professional photographers and photojournalists acted as mentors to the students, who spent ... Continue Reading →

Athlete of a different feather

Gabe Wece, center, of Carbondale, looks over his duck call gear Saturday outside the Leona Brust Civic Center in Ullin. Wece was waiting to compete in the two-man duck calling competition held during the Cache River Days celebration, in which he placed ... Continue Reading →

Miners in maroon

Miners outfielder Cory Harrilchak, left, celebrates Thursday as a teammate slides into home plate. The Miners beat the RiverHawks 9-4. The team wore maroon jerseys as they hosted SIU Day, which included appearances from university administrators and coaches, ... Continue Reading →

LINK cards expand to Farmer’s Markets

The Friday Night Fair will soon be able to accept LINK cards, thanks to a federal grant. The Illinois LINK card provides lower income families and the unemployed with money for food purchases. The card works similarly to a debit card and an individual ... Continue Reading →

Army trains to fight wildfires

Army units out of Fort Campbell, Ky., are being trained for a different kind of fight: wildfires. Parts of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade have trained at Fort Campbell to assist in fighting wildfires both in the area or if needed in Colorado where ... Continue Reading →

Rugby fan makes hobby a lifestyle

Bruce Perschbacher, of Carbondale, looks over his rugby memorabilia Tuesday in his Carbondale tobacco shop, Yesteryear Tobacconists. Perschbacher has gathered his rugby collection since childhood. “I look at this stuff and I know that I could never ... Continue Reading →

Organization teaches baseball the ‘right’ way

Jonathan Hudson, of DeSoto, watches his teammate bat Monday during a Carbondale Junior Sports baseball game at the Carbondale Super Block Sports Multi-Complex. Hudson is on team Robinson Construction, which consists of 10 and 11 year olds from southern ... Continue Reading →

Duran-Sellers named MVC Player of the Year

Senior outfielder Mallory Duran-Sellers warms up before a game Thursday at Charlotte West Stadium. Duran-Sellers was named the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year Wednesday during the annual league banquet.   Photo by Lynnette Oostmeyer of ... Continue Reading →

Softball takes game one of MVC Championship

Senior infielder Alicia Junker swings at a pitch Thursday at Charlotte West Stadium.  This is the fourth year in the school’s history that SIU has been chosen to host the Missouri Valley Conference Championships, which concludes on Saturday. Photo ... Continue Reading →
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