News

The White County Sheriff has increased Norris City’s dispatching fee by an astounding 46%. This time last year, the Sheriff’s department sent letters to all White County towns and villages charging fees for dispatching non-emergency calls. Initially, Norris City was charged $12,000. After a …

Sports

In their lone game of the week, the NCOE Junior High basketball team stepped out of conference play and ventured to McLeansboro to take on the Hamilton County Junior Foxes. Defense was the key in the first quarter of play as scoring was limited bringing the game to a four all tie when the bu…

Friday evening started out very favorable for the NCOE Fighting Cardinal basketball team when they jumped out to the early 7-0 lead following a technical foul and two quick baskets in the semifinal game of the Christopher Turkey Tournament against the Wayne City Indians.  This quick lead was…

Obituaries

Opinion

The City of Carmi Police Department is asking for the communities help in securing a new Police Canine for our Department. Our current K9, K9 Orest, came to our Department in July of 2012 after K9 Riley retired from Service. Police Canine’s usually have a service life of 6-8 years before ret…

Twenty years ago-April 19, 1999-we took possession of our funeral service business in White County, Southern IL, consisting of four locations, Carmi (which we made our home) Enfield, Mill Shoals and Norris City. For different reasons, after a few years, we closed Mill Shoals and Norris City,…

China’s National Science Review reported in March 2019 that Bing Su of the Kunming Institute of Zoology has inserted human genes into monkeys. His apparent goal was to investigate how the brains of early primates developed along different paths with monkeys remaining in the trees and Homo sa…