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Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan, who made a historic trip to Cuba 15 years ago, says restoring diplomatic relations with the island nation 90 miles off coast of Florida will open new markets for the United States.
- Benton 54 Carlyle 37
- Mounds Meridian 64 Hamilton County 50
- Pinckneyville 58 Sesser Valier 37
Carmi White County Tournament:
- Fairfield 82 Mt Vernon (Posey, Ind.) 80
- Mt Carmel 69 Harrisburg 60
FARINA – South Central hosted their Pink Out Game against Neoga in National Trail Conference play from Farina and fell 47-37.
Principal Steve Phillips estimates $700 was made on t-shirts alone with the total number being tallied after the girls Pink Out Game on Monday night.
On the court, the game was tied 18-18 at halftime and stayed close in the 3rd quarter and ended with Neoga up 31-30.
The visitors then outscored South Central in the final quarter 16-7 to pull out the victory.
Brett Harmeier led South Central with 18 points. Baker had 19 to lead Neoga.
The Annual Sausage Supper will be held on Sunday, February 8 at 5:00 p.m. in the St. Peter’s Lutheran School Gym.
Mike Wasmuth, of St. Peter died on Monday evening. Visitation will be Thursday, January 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Pagel Funeral Home in St. Peter, Illinois. There will be a private memorial service at 11:00 a.m. Friday at Pagel Funeral Home in St. Peter, IL. Burial will be at St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Carle Center for Philanthropy or donor’s choice.
The Eastern Illinois University College of Arts and Humanities recently selected Lake Land College to receive a $500 Ruth and Vaughn Jaenike Access to the Arts Fund Grant.
With this funding, the college will host a presentation by members of the Mantu Dance Theatre Company from Chicago, in honor of Black History Month. The event will be held on Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. in the Luther Student Center Theater.
The dance company performs authentic and progressive interpretations of contemporary and ancient African and African American dance, music and folklore. Attendees of the event will witness a unique synthesis of dance, rhythm and song. The dance company also conducts an educational component by sharing the origins of the dances and societies. There is no cost to attend this event and it is open to the public.
This performance is made possible through a partnership between the Lake Land College Student Activity Board and the Inclusion and Diversity Education Task Force.
To learn more about Lake Land College, visit www.lakelandcollege.edu.
BEECHER CITY – The South Central Lady Cougars (5-12) dropped their National Trail Conference Tournament opener to Dieterich 47-22 on Monday night.
The Lady Cougars were down 14-4 after the first quarter and was doubled up 24-12 after the first half. After playing the third quarter even with the Maroons, SC was outscored 17-4 in the final frame.
Abby Hahn led the Lady Cougars with 7 points. Vahling led Dieterich with 20.
SC will play in in the consolation bracket Thursday at 5:30 against Cowden Herrick-Beecher City, who they defeated in the season opener in Farina.
The hills will come alive with “The Sound of Music” when the Lake Land College Community Choir meets to prepare for its spring concert, which will feature that song and other favorites from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.
Listen live to South Central Cougars basketball tonight. Tyus Holmes and Bret Pitts will have the call. Beginning at approximately 7:30 p.m.
Kaskaskia College received funding to increase awareness of self-employment job options. Recent studies show that the “future of work” is changing dramatically. Ever larger numbers of people will generate income as contracted workers, freelancers, owners of small businesses and entrepreneurs. In addition, an increasing number of workers will be employed by small businesses that look for unique skill sets.