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Texas man hospitalized in Jefferson County passes away from coronavirus  

Texas man hospitalized in Jefferson County passes away from coronavirus  

The Jefferson County Health Department has been notified of Jefferson County’s first death due to COVID-19. A male in his fifties from Texas who has been hospitalized in a Mt. Vernon hospital since his diagnosis on March 26 passed away Wednesday. The Health Department reports they are saddened by the news and their thoughts are…Read More »

Raccoon Grade School Superintendent leaving after ten years to become Assistant Regional Superintendent of Schools

Raccoon Grade School Superintendent Matt Renaud will be leaving the position at the end of the school year to become the new Assistant Regional Superintendent of Schools. Renaud will replace Melanie Andrews who is becoming the new Mt. Vernon High School Superintendent. Renaud is proud that during his tenure the school has been able to…Read More »

Local Sports

Warriors start search for next head basketball coach

Warriors start search for next head basketball coach

INA, Ill. (April 8, 2020) — Rend Lake College is on the lookout for its next head coach to take the helm of the men’s basketball program. “We feel like our men’s basketball program is in good shape and are committed to finding the very best person to lead our program into the future,” said…

Illini’s Cockburn Declares For NBA Draft

Kofi Cockburn had a double double in his Illinois debut, putting up 10 points and 11 rebounds during the Illini’s season opening win over Nicholls State.  By season’s end, the 7-foot, 290-pound center had tallied 11 more double doubles and earned Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors.  Cockburn is now looking to parlay his…

Earnhardt Jr, Burton & Edwards Finalists For NASCAR HOF

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Carl Edwards are among the new nominees for NASCAR’s next Hall of Fame class. Janet Guthrie returns as a nominee in the Landmark category after a one-year absence. The voting structure was changed for this year. There are three ballots: one for Modern candidates, one for Pioneer candidates and…