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Celebrate Regional Artists Exhibit on Display in Hise Museum

HARRISBURG – Regional artists are being showcased at the Ella Elizabeth Hise Museum of Regional Art at Southeastern Illinois College during the Celebrate Regional Artists exhibit being presented through Thursday, March 3. Visitors will enjoy more than 50 works, including those featuring fiber arts, photography, paintings, sculptures and various other mediums brought in by artists

Scholarships Application Deadline is Feb. 28 at SIC

HARRISBURG – Scholarship application time is in full swing at Southeastern Illinois College. The deadline is Feb. 28 for all students — new and current — who plan to attend during the 2022-2023 academic year. One application serves for more than 300 possible scholarships. The application has three main requirements: 1) fill out the application

Belle Rive Man Sentenced to IDOC for Delivering Meth

MT. VERNON – A 59-year-old Belle Rive man was sentenced last week to 13 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after he pleaded guilty earlier this month in Jefferson County Court to delivery of methamphetamine. Bradley Gammon failed to appear in court last summer in both Jefferson and Wayne county courts. Gammon was ultimately

Weekend House Fire in Mt. Vernon Claims Two Lives

MT. VERNON – A Sunday morning house fire in Mt. Vernon claimed the lives of a young mother and her 14-month-old baby. According to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, 18-year-old Ashley Cheatham and her baby son Brendon Pauling were killed in the Sunday morning fire at 1213 South 24th in Mt. Vernon. The baby’s father,

Forensic Falcons Win Individual Titles at RAFL

HARRISBURG, Ill. (Jan. 13, 2022) — The Southeastern Illinois College Forensic Falcons earned a silver medal in overall team competition Jan. 7 and 8 at the online Region IV-Affiliated Forensic League (RAFL) Tournament, claiming silver in individual events and silver in debate. Stonefort’s Haley Rice earned a gold medal in individual events sweepstakes at the

Bost Votes Against Democrats’ Attempt to Federalize Elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) Thursday voted against House Democrats legislation to federalize elections. In an attempt to circumvent Senate procedural hurdles, Speaker Pelosi replaced a bipartisan NASA bill with this partisan attempt to overhaul elections. “After nearly a year of one-party Democrat control in Washington, President Biden has failed miserably at enacting