Sesser-Valier to Hold Kindergarten Registration March 21

SESSER – The Sesser-Valier School District will hold Kindergarten registration on Wednesday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. All students must be five years of age on or before Sept. 1 in order to attend Kindergarten this coming school year. If you have any questions, call 625-5105 ext. 118 or visit

Severin, Fowler React to Gov. Rauner’s Budget Address

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner renewed his call for economic and structural reforms Wednesday in the final budget address of his first term.   Speaking from behind the podium in the Illinois House Chambers, Rauner said Illinois’ only chance at righting its fiscal ship is to enact the types of reforms he’s been pushing for since


Obituaries ARCADIA, FL – Wanda Mae (Beasley) Treece, age 93, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 at Tidewell Hospice House in Arcadia, Florida.  Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 at Masonic and Oddfellows Cemetery in Benton with Bryant Harris officiating.  The Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton

Suspects Sought in Carbondale Ulta Beauty Theft Investigation

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police are seeking the identities of two suspects wanted in a retail theft investigation. Police say around 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 1, the two suspects entered Ulta Beauty inside University Mall in Carbondale, concealed several items of merchandise and left the store without offering payment. The first suspect was wearing blue jeans,