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    HERRIN — Each year the HerrinFesta committee chooses the HerrinFesta Grand Parade Marshal, a Lifetime Achievement Awardee and a Corporate Honoree, and they are special guests at the Mayor’s Honoree Banquet.

      HERRIN — Jerry Anderson grew up in Herrin, graduating from Herrin High School in 1960 and Southern Illinois University in 1965. He became an Episcopal priest. He will sign copies of his recent book, “Ordained by Angels: A Memoir of an AIDS Chaplain,” from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday in The Hartley Ar…

        HERRIN — A home-grown expert in predicting and preventing mass victim attacks will speak as part of the Herrin Area Historical Society Guest Lecture Series. Herrin native Dr. Gary M. Jackson will speak at 2 p.m. Friday in Herrin City Library. He currently lives in Pasadena, Maryland.

        HERRIN — A boil water order is in effect in Ferges from Herrin and Payneville roads to Pumpkin Patch Road including Chittyville.

        ENERGY — A few years ago, three ladies at First Baptist Church in Energy began talking about the gymnasium building that sits just west of the church building. Marlene Whitecotton, Linda Garavaglia and Peggy Denison tried to think of ways to use the building.

        HERRIN — For those driving past the new Arby’s location at 1701 S. Park Ave. between Kroger and Taco Bell, the wait is nearly over. Arby's opened it's newest location at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28.

        HERRIN — Obesity is a serious issue, and the problems related to it are increasing, according to Dr. Saad Ajmal, bariatric surgeon with New Life Weight Loss Center in Herrin. New Life specializes in bariatric surgery, often called weight loss surgery, and cares for patients at all stages of …


        ENERGY — For many of us, April 20, 1999, was a horrific turning point in the way we thought about school safety. That was the day two teens went on a shooting spree inside Columbine High School that killed 15 and injured 24. Schools implemented new policies and procedures, yet school shootin…

        HERRIN — Catch painter Jason Dirden working on Herrin Coal Miners Memorial, and he is likely to point out that one of the names on the wall is that of Charles David Crockett, third great-grandson of Davy Crockett, often called “king of the wild frontier.”

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