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Marion’s Emily York embraces her long family history of teaching, taking care of others and making a difference.

When Mary Nell Chew stopped at her home to gather some items before meeting others for dinner on a summer day earlier this year, she noticed a…

Long before Mike Monchino became a mainstay in Herrin, long before being recognized as a leading businessman, a tireless volunteer and an enga…

It’s been said that all roads lead home. Union County Farm Bureau Manager Stephanie Rhodes would agree, although she warns that it may not alw…

Not long after opening the door to her Elkville home, Mary Ann Horstmann admitted she had to move a pile of books so the visitor would have a …

Brad Dillard is a busy man during the day. As the director of Plant and Service Operations at Southern Illinois University, he often is in his…

Herby Voss considers himself a late bloomer. Sure, he had a lot of success as a college gymnast, an account executive for several local firms …

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Thanet Natisri keeps gaining accolades and recognition, both in his native Thailand and here at home. Some comes from his donation of meals fr…

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Help is absolutely necessary to find Judy Courter’s office at Franklin Hospital. As the laboratory manager, Courter’s desk is in a room past a…

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Nancy Young’s home in Anna is on a street that bears her last name. Her father was responsible for not only her house, but many of the others …

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As a student at Pinckneyville Community High School in the 1980s, Keith Hagene thought he knew where life was going to take him.

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Doug Kimmel’s office on the second floor of the Veteran’s Airport of Southern Illinois has a massive amount of glass. Unlike from his old work…

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