• News for Human Interest

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019
    CARBONDALE, Ill. – It’s not too late for vendors to sign up for an annual springtime event – the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Civil Service Council’s spring flea market.  This year’s flea market is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 27, in the SIU Arena parking lot. Customer parking will be in the adjacent parking lot.  The event will be April 28 if hazardous weather conditions, such as ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
    Monday, April 08, 2019
    Nine fun and educational presentations are coming to Southern Illinois University Carbondale this month with the officially licensed Ignite Talks. Hosted by SIU’s communication studies department, students and community members get five minutes to talk with 20 slides that progress every 15 seconds. The speeches are audience-oriented, giving a taste of a topic without overloading with ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Education, Press Release
    Friday, April 05, 2019
    CARBONDALE – The Hooten Hallers, a high-energy, blues-rock band known for hard-traveling and wild live shows, will be making a national tour stop at The Varsity on Saturday, May 25. The People vs. Hugh DeNeal will open.  As the band’s website says, “When The Hooten Hallers come to town, it’s going to be a party.” John Randall’s demonically-tinged vocals and manic guitar, coupled with Andy Rehm's ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
    Thursday, April 04, 2019
    CARBONDALE – Carbondale Food & Fashion Week will kick off on Tuesday, April 23 with a special showing of "Kinky Boots" at Shryock Auditorium. An opening reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. with remarks by Carbondale Mayor John "Mike" Henry as well as other city and university leaders. "Kinky Boots" tells the story about a man who reluctantly inherits a family business. However, he encounters an ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    MATTOON, IL — First Mid Bank & Trust recently announced the recipients of the 2018 Chairman’s Award for Excellence. Among the recipient list was Jessica Sayer, Customer Service Representative at First Mid’s Carbondale banking center. Sayer was nominated by her colleagues for her team spirit and for playing a key role in broadening First Mid’s customer base through her exceptional customer ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
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