News

After 58 years in business, Brown Fertilizer & Chemical in Carmi has been sold.  Owner Mike Brown confirmed the sale of the Carmi-based agricultural materials business to the Canadian-based agricultural firm Nutrien.  “I believe I picked the perfect year to sell the business,” Brown said…

Longtime Associate Judge R. Mark Stanley of Carmi has announced his retirement. Chief Judge Tom Tedeschi confirmed Stanley's retirement will be official on July 2.  “Judge Stanley has served the Second Judicial Circuit for thirteen years,” Chief Judge Tedeschi said. “Throughout his career, J…

Carmi's Economic Development Director Sandra Irvine has officially retired.  Irvine has spent twenty-one years in the economic development field, starting in November of 1998 with the White County Economic Development Group (WEDG).  “JoEllen Seil and I started with WEDG on November 1, 1998 i…

Sports

From left to right, Jace Carter, Tyler Hoskins, CWC assistant coach Clinton Wolff, and Cooper Craig took to the gridiron on Friday, June 7, at the Southern Illinois All-Star football game at Carterville. The former Bulldogs walked off the field one last time in victory, as the Red Team defea…

Cooper Craig starts his route on Friday, June 7, at the Southern Illinois All-Star football game at Carterville. Craig had one catch during the contest to help his team to a 33-28 victory.

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…