Carmi Man Arrested for Disorderly Conduct Wednesday

CARMI — A Carmi man was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon for disorderly conduct. Carmi Police say that 39-year-old Jason Schneider was taken into custody for disorderly conduct Wednesday after remarks he made during a phone call to the victim who had a no contact order against Schneider. The order was served during the arrest

SIUC University Farms to Host Ag Field Day June 26

CARBONDALE – The Illinois Farm Bureau, together with the Illinois Nutrient Research & Education Council (NREC) and Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC), will host a field day Wednesday, June 26 to showcase research efforts ongoing at SIUC. The field day, which will be held at SIUC University Farms, will cover topics including: Impacts of cover

Electronics Recycling Event Saturday in Carrier Mills

CARRIER MILLS – Carrier Mills will be holding another electronics recycling event this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon or until the trailer is full at the Carrier Mills Municipal Building parking lot, located at 101 N. Mill St. Anything that can be plugged in is required to be recycled. You can’t through electronics away

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Receives Donation to Purchase Upgraded Communication Equipment

BENTON – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office recently received a $1,500 donation from Gavin Suver, as part of the “Operation Helping Heroes” program through Country Financial Insurance, that will be used to purchase upgraded communication equipment for patrol vehicles. Sheriff David Bartoni says the sheriff’s office is thankful to Country Financial for their support of

Associate Judge Stanley Announces Retirement

MT. VERNON – Associate Judge Mark Stanley of Carmi has announced that he will retire early next month. According to a press release sent out by the Second Judicial Circuit in Mt. Vernon Tuesday, Stanley will retire effective July 2. The judge has served as an Associate Judge of the Second Judicial Circuit of Illinois

Missing 7-year-old Carbondale Girl Found, Reunited with Family

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police say a missing 7-year-old girl was found by city employees Tuesday afternoon in the search for her in the 1500 block of North Marion Street Extension in Carbondale. Police say Patrice D. Dotson was reunited with her family and taken to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale to verify her wellbeing. Dotson was

Carbondale Police Seeking Whereabouts of Missing Girl

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police needs your help in finding a missing 7-year-old girl who was last seen at about 6 p.m. Monday in the 600 block of West Cherry Street. Patrice D. Dotson is described as about 4’ tall, weighing about 70 pounds, with brown eyes and braided black hair with multi-colored beads. She was

Two Injured in Early Sunday Morning Crash in Mt. Vernon

MT. VERNON – Two people were injured Sunday morning in the 1100 block of Salem Road in Mt. Vernon after their vehicle reportedly struck a house. Just before 1 a.m., dispatchers reported a Ford Mustang struck a light pole and then a home at 1108 Salem Road. Two people were reportedly transported to Crossroads Hospital