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Brandon Rhodes passed away in a car accident on June 8. He was 21 years old. Brandon loved to sing and had an amazing voice. He also loved spending time with his family and best friend, James. He loved to have a good time and was the life of the party. He is greatly missed by his family and …

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Edwards County junior football league and cheer sign ups are still going on. Sign ups for K- 8th football ends July 17 and K- 4th cheer ends July 12.

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This Friday, July 10 starting at 5 p.m., Mt Carmel will be having their 2nd installment of Ag Days Food & Entertainment at Merchants Park. Food Trucks will start at 5 p.m. and Perry Case will be the entertainment starting at 6 p.m. 

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Donald L. McClane, 86, of Mount Carmel passed away Wednesday, July 1 at home with his family by his side. He was born on May 9, 1934 in Mount Carmel, the son of Charles and Sybil (Hill) McClane. He married Joyce Carpenter on Nov. 22, 1952, and she survives.

Wabash 400 E will be closed to through traffic from N 1400 Blvd (Tennis Dairy Farm) to Wabash 17 Ave (Lick Prairie Church) beginning Monday, July 6, weather permitting.

Brandon Rhodes passed away in a car accident on June 8. He was 21 years old. Brandon loved to sing and had an amazing voice. He also loved spending time with his family and best friend, James. He loved to have a good time and was the life of the party. He is greatly missed by his family and …

There will be some major changes to Ag Days this year. These changes are necessary and beyond the Wabash County Chamber of Commerce and Ag Days Committee’s control. They are trying to make the best of a difficult situation.

State Rep. Darren Bailey is joining with the Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) to promote the 2020 Senior Hall of Fame program to honor senior citizens in the community who have made a positive impact. The deadline for nominations for the awards has been extended until Monday, August 31.

Attorney General Kwame Raoul has tested positive for COVID-19, his office announced in a news release Tuesday.

State Fairs in Springfield and Du Quoin will be canceled this year by executive order of the governor due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Illinois State Representatives Darren Bailey (109th District), Chris Miller (110th District) and Patrick Windhorst (118th District) are asking for volunteers in this part of the state to assist the Illinois Department of Aging with programs for senior citizens. The Area Agency on Aging for S…

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors has approved Return to Play Guidelines developed within the current structure of Governor Pritzker’s Restore Illinois plan that provide the first step in IHSA student-athletes returning to participation.

Illinois State Representatives Darren Bailey (109th District), Chris Miller (110th District) and Patrick Windhorst (118th District) are asking for volunteers in this part of the state to assist the Illinois Department of Aging with programs for senior citizens. The Area Agency on Aging for S…

The Wabash County Chamber of Commerce would like to extend an invitation to the Eight Annual Chamber Member Picnic in the Park being held on Thursday, June 11. This event will be an opportunity to visit with other Chamber members as well as the 2020 Chamber Scholarship Recipients, at a safe …

***UPDATED as of 5/26 at 4 p.m.***Our next update will be Monday, June 1*Based on the RESTORE Illinois Public Health approach to safely reopen our state, the counties that S&R Media have been tracking has been modified to align with the Marion (5) and Edwardsville (4) Emergency Medical S…

***UPDATED as of 5/26 at 4 p.m.***Our next update will be Monday, June 1*Based on the RESTORE Illinois Public Health approach to safely reopen our state, the counties that S&R Media have been tracking has been modified to align with the Marion (5) and Edwardsville (4) Emergency Medical S…

Illinois State Representatives Darren Bailey (109th District), Chris Miller (110th District) and Patrick Windhorst (118th District) are asking for volunteers in this part of the state to assist the Illinois Department of Aging with programs for senior citizens. The Area Agency on Aging for S…

Wabash Valley College will be closing early at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 22, and will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day. There will be no classes and all offices will be closed. The fitness center, pool and Small World will also be closed.

Wabash Valley College’s Ag program, in conjunction with Wabash Valley Service Company, IB Executive Turf and Landscape, Wabash Valley Stewardship Alliance and southeastern Illinois Farm Bureaus, saw the planting of a new pollinator plot on WVC’s campus.

Each year, three instructors from Wabash Valley College are selected as instructors of the year: a transfer instructor, a career and technical education instructor and an adjunct instructor.

Bridges of Hope Food Panty located at 224 McDowell Street in Mount Carmel will reopen Wednesday, May 6. They will serve the public from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday of each week.

Mr. Michael Gordon, English Teacher at Mount Carmel High School, was the recipient of a Claes Nobel Education of Distinction Award by The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). He is recognized among educators for outstanding efforts in supporting and growing both the academic and…

The Wabash County Chamber is still taking applications for the Chamber Scholarship. This Scholarship is open to any graduating senior from Mount Carmel High School in 2020.

In response to many calls and emails from constituents about their frustrations with the Department of Employment Security (IDES), Rep. Bailey has organized a telephone town hall for Monday, April 20 from 6-7 p.m.

Due to the national COVID-19 pandemic, there is currently a shortage of medical personal protective equipment (PPE), specifically “N95-rated” masks.

Due to the national COVID-19 pandemic, there is currently a shortage of medical personal protective equipment (PPE), specifically “N95-rated” masks.

Pam Barbee and the Southern 14 Workforce Investment Board is requesting small businesses that will not be reopening after this crisis or will be slow in

Posey County Liquors limits hours to ensure the safety of employees, customers during this unprecedented health crisis. These closures include Roadhouse Liquor and Roadhouse Wine & Spirits in Mount Vernon, Ind., Posey County Liquors in Poseyville and New Harmony Wine & Spirits in New…

The Wabash County Chamber of Commerce is currently working from home and keeping our social distance. Please call 618-262-5116 or email if you need anything: Lesley Hipsher Ldhipsher@wabashcountychamber.com or Lindsey Schmucker office@wabashcountychamber.com.

Wabash General Hospital wants to keep everyone informed about the measures we are taking to protect our patients, visitors and staff during the COVID-19. Things are quickly unfolding, and we continue to take extra precautionary measures to keep our community safe. Our number one priority is …

To help mobilize the rural and agricultural community, the Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) has equipped each of its county Farm Bureaus with technology to aid the public in completing the National 2020 Census questionnaire.