Scott Kinley has been amazed at the welcome he’s gotten since taking over the position of executive director of Herrin Chamber of Commerce in late June.
HERRIN — Cris Trapani, president of the HerrinFesta committee, calls HerrinFesta the gateway to summer, as it is the region’s first large festival of the year.
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.
HerrinFesta Italiana is the latest cancellation because of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.
HERRIN — The Herrin City Cemetery Association is asking for help with its latest project.
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 — HerrinFesta Italiana Committee has announced its 2019 entertainment lineup.
HERRIN — A boil water order is in effect in Ferges from Herrin and Payneville roads to Pumpkin Patch Road including Chittyville.
Herrin Police are seeking assistance in a suspicious death investigation.
Lightning rarely strikes in the same place twice, but thieves sometimes do.
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.
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HERRIN — Fire Chief Shawn Priddy said the fire service is steeped in tradition. Thursday evening, Herrin firefighters and their guests had the chance to participate in one of those traditions when they “pushed in” a new firetruck.
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 — Energy Police Department is providing school protection officers for schools in the Herrin Community Unit School District 4, according to Chief Shawn Ladd.
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…
On Friday night, Jason Karnes will start his 13th season as Herrin football coach when the Tigers host Waterloo.
HERRIN — Sue Forgatch, owner of Dixie Cream Donuts, said a new location in Herrin is the fulfillment of a request made by her late husband, Gene, founder of Dixie Cream Donuts in West Frankfort.
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.”
HERRIN — A fatal fire in Herrin on Friday morning claimed the lives of two women.
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HERRIN — HerrinFesta Italiana, a celebration of all things Italian and Herrin, runs through Memorial Day.
The playing of Bocce as part of HerrinFesta Italiana goes back to the very first HerrinFesta.
HERRIN — HerrinFesta Italiana, a celebration of all things Italian and Herrin, began Saturday with Southern Illinois Opry in Herrin Civic Center and runs through Memorial Day.