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Chester native J. Franklin Sharp gives virtual 8th grade address
70 years after he graduated from Chester Grade School, the successful businessman tells today's class it's never too early to prepare for your future.
By Renee Trappe
May 20, 2020 10:09 AM
CGS teachers and staff caravan honors 8th grade graduates
Despite the COVID-19 quarantines, social distancing, remote learning and the cancellation of traditional graduation ceremonies, Chester Grade School Junior High teachers and staff did their best to give 8th graders as much graduation fun as possible on May 15.
By Jim Beers
May 20, 2020 9:54 AM
Graduations and gardens at Chester UMC
May 13, 2020 11:48 AM
First Baptist holds 'drive-in' Mother's Day service
Cars lined up Sunday on the parking lot of the First Baptist Church in Chester, for the first "drive-in" service of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Herald Tribune staff report
May 13, 2020 11:41 AM
It's strawberry-picking time on the Miller Farm
The strawberries on the Miller family farm near Campbell Hill are ripe for picking and yes, you are welcome to come fill gallon pails of them. Or, you can buy them pre-picked, at the farm grocery.
By Renee Trappe
May 7, 2020 10:55 AM
The living may not be easy, but the catfish are thumping
Catfish thump tasty morsels that anglers present to them, so summer must be upon us. It is the prime time for fishing for this muscle with fins.
BY DON GASAWAY
Apr 30, 2020 11:50 PM
First United Methodist at 100: Celebration continues despite social distancing
The First United Methodist Church in Chester is celebrating its 100th year anniversary throughout 2020, and although the congregation can't worship together these days, they are staying close to the church and each other on Facebook or on the church website via prerecorded services. In January the Church began celebrating its centennial in the church at 871 State St. in Chester. The congregation has been there since 1920 -- the cornerstone was laid July 11, 1920.
By Jim Beers
Apr 28, 2020 8:04 PM
Ellis Grove firefighters, Relay team raise funds to 'Knock Out Cancer'
On March 13 the Relay For Life team Let's Knock Out Cancer joined the Ellis Grove Fire Department to host a fish fry -- but not your usual fish fry. The meal had fried whitefish and catfish, corn dogs, chicken tenders, hush puppies, onion rings, french fries, potato salad, slaw, baked beans, bread and drinks.
Submitted by Judy Shields/Relay For Life
Apr 28, 2020 8:03 PM
Take a virtual walk with U of I Extension webinar
Join Extension educators Austin Little and Erin Garrett as they lead a virtual walk and talk to identify plants, herbaceous flowers and flowering shrubs native to southern Illinois. The webinar will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 8.
Submitted by the U of I Extension
Apr 22, 2020 1:40 PM
SIU alumni pony up to help current students hurt by pandemic
More than $240,000 has been collected by the SIU Foundation to help SIU students who are in financial crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many college students are currently struggling to continue their education. Some lack adequate technology or internet access to make the sudden transition to online learning.
Submitted by SIU
Apr 20, 2020 10:05 PM
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