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Chester Chamber gets update on LST's return in September
The Chester Chamber of Commerce received an update on the return of the World War II-era landing ship LST 325 to Chester this September.
By Gwendy Garner
May 2, 2018 11:44 AM
Poshard Foundation distributes $100,000 in grants to social service agencies
The Poshard Foundation for Abused Children distributed $100,000 in grants to 30 area social service agencies in a ceremony at John A. Logan College
By Marta Prudent
May 2, 2018 9:43 AM
'It's a beautiful day': Thursday marks 90th anniversary of the hanging of notorious Charlie Birger
Whether he actually called it "a beautiful day" or commented it was "a beautiful world" (accounts vary), April 19, 1928 would mark the last day that local gangster legend Charlie Birger would live to see.
BY HOLLY KEE
Apr 18, 2018 1:41 PM
What a library means to Chester, 90 years later
1928 was an exciting year in Chester. After years of waiting, the city would finally have one of the most important civic institutions for a respectable small town - a new public library.
Submitted by the Chester Public Library
Apr 18, 2018 12:53 PM
'Limb-different' youths can join All Sports Summer Camp, July 18-22
The NubAbility All-Sports Summer Camp in Du Quoin will be held the week of July 18-22. This particular camp is designed for limb-different youths ages 4-17.
Du Quoin Call staff report
Apr 18, 2018 12:01 PM
Auction, gala benefit St. Mary's in Chester
A large crowd was on hand April 7 for the St. Mary Help of Christians Gala and Dinner Auction.
Apr 18, 2018 11:15 AM
A Midnight Masquerade: Chester High School caps prom with coronations
Chester High School celebrated Prom 2018 with a Midnight Masquerade and the crowning of the event's royal couple, King Zach Zappa and Queen Sydney Korando, at Juergen's Gym on April 7.
By Jim Beers
Apr 11, 2018 1:36 PM
Women's Club hosts Easter prayer breakfast
The Chester Women's Club hosted its annual Easter Prayer Breakfast March 29 at Reid's Harvest House Restaurant in Chester, with 27 members and seven guests in attendance.
By Jim Beers
Apr 11, 2018 12:59 PM
Marion VA 5K brings attention to suicide prevention
An overnight dusting of snow and temperatures around 28 degrees didn't stop about 30 runners from competing a 5K run at the Marion VA Medical Center on Saturday morning.
BY HOLLY KEE
Apr 11, 2018 12:33 PM
Children enjoy Easter egg hunt at first United Methodist in Chester
In spite of the cold, rainy weather, children at the First United Methodist Church in Chester still had the opportunity to enjoy their annual Easter Morning Easter egg hunt.
Apr 11, 2018 12:32 PM
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