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…

The Carmi Kiwanis Club held its regularly scheduled noon meeting on June 6, 2019 at the White County Farm Bureau Building. Club President Katelyne Wolff opened the meeting with the Kiwanis Creed, Song, Pledge and Prayer. The 50/50 drawing was won by Art Saunders but was not able to pull the …

Wayne Spicer, the White County animal control officer has been fired. Spicer's termination came after an executive session of the White County Board on Monday, June 10. 

Carmi, IL – Illinois State Police District 19 Commander, Acting Captain Lance Hinkle, announced today activity and enforcement figures for the month of May. Troopers in District 19, which includes Wabash, Edwards, Wayne, White, Hamilton, Saline, and Gallatin Counties, recorded 1,429 incident…

Farm Credit Illinois recently awarded a community improvement grant for $500 to the White County 4-H Federation.  The club used the grant funds to build four new raised beds for the White County 4-H G.I.F.T. Garden, (Growing Illinois Food Together).

Wabash Chapter of the National Daughters of the American Revolution installed officers for 2019-2012 at their June 6th meeting, held at Family Traditions in Carmi. New officers from left are Barbara Karger, Registrar;  Sue Wallace, Secretary; Cindy Birk Conley, Treasurer; Marjorie Brown, Reg…

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Carmi Rifle Club continues its tradition of firearm safety and marksmanship training at the 2019 annual Brownell’s NRA Day shooting camp.

The element phosphorus is an essential mineral that is required by every cell in the human body for normal function. That's good for the body – not so good when large amounts of the mineral show up in the discharge from a city's waste water treatment facility.  That's a major issue the City …

The last of three inmates that escaped from the Carmi-White County jail nearly a year ago has been sentenced to prison.  Justin M. Bray, 29 of Allendale, Illinois was sentenced Wednesday, June 5 to five years and nine months in prison for his role in the June 16, 2018 jail break.  At the tim…

An investigation by the Carmi City Police Department has led to the arrest of a 19-year-old man and a ten-year-old boy in connection with a string of vehicle burglaries. Austin Cartmill, 19 of Carmi faces multiple felony and misdemeanor burglary and theft charges in connection with the incid…

The White County Crimestoppers organization is offering a $500 cash reward for information leading to an arrest of individuals involved in burglaries from the Rory Lambert residence near Barnhill.  Thieves targeted the Lambert residence twice, stealing four-wheelers.  One of the vehicles sto…

Two new trustees have been appointed to serve on the Mill Shoals Village Board. During the board's meeting last week, Jerry Boyd was present and showed an interest in serving on the board. The vote to approve Boyd's appointment was unanimous. Also present at the meeting and showing an intere…

The Carmi Chamber of Commerce, along with the City of Carmi, is continuing its tradition of putting on the White County July 4th Fireworks Display. This year, Jarrett Pyrotechnics will provide our fireworks display. 

The American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at the First Christian Church in the Fellowship Hall located at 504 Bohleber Drive in Carmi. This will take place on Tuesday, June 18 from 2 to 7 pm. 

Woody Guthrie (Woodrow Wilson Guthrie 1912-1967) came of age in the Dust Bowl during the Great Depression. When one hears Woody sing about the America of those times Guthrie’s personal experiences and perceptions should be considered. In that context, his song’s ironic lyrics that point out …

On June 3rd, the Crossville Prizewinners 4-H club met at the Extension Office. Eight members were present. Kristina, Nick, Kelsey, and Kaitlyn Aldrich, Suzy and Paul Jackson, Jax Jordan, and Linus Magnotta helped place flags at Veteran’s graves at Stokes Chapel. Alexus and Joseph Gates, Jax,…

June 11 – SIC will host the SIC/IECC Mine Rescue Skills Competition. Miners from around the region will converge for a display of their rescue skills. For more information, call 252-5400 ext. 2300.

The Carmi-White County Unit 5 Board unanimously approved renewing their agreement with the City of Carmi to employ David Agee as a school resource officer for the 2019-2020 school year. Carmi Police Chief Jason Carter was on hand, and told the Board that the program has been a “fantastic thi…

As the box culvert project wraps up in Crossville, the board of trustees looks to the possibility of future projects. Mayor Henry Feldmann introduced the idea of bringing on an engineer for the village.

The April showers could not slow down these 30 students who were first to finish the 30-lap (3.75 miles) Raindrop Romp Mileage Challenge in April.  Front row, Boston Mendonca, Eli Mosier, Easton Mabrey, Jaiden Jones, Trinity Carter, Olivia Felty, Jaxon Flowers and Reece Jamison.  Middle row,…

Dave Matheny State Farm teamed up with Lincoln and Jefferson Attendance Center students for the annual Kids Heart Challenge (formerly Jump Rope for Heart).  The heart-healthy event raises funds for the American Heart Association while teaching students the benefits of exercise and healthy ea…

Front row- Izabella Pollard, Ali Oberlender, Brianna Blazier, & Faith Henson. Back row - Ian Goemaat, Banks Moore, Carson Miller, Aden Brown, & Thomas Snelling

Bri Ellen Bridgewater, Erica Bowlby, Lyla Wolff, Kyler Watkins, Ali Oberlender, Kelsey Aldrich, Brooklyn Holtzclaw, Drennan Aud, Ethan Morgan, Lex Day, Ayden Grubb, Isabella Conover, Alexandria Vaupel, Riley Swanburg, Keaton Grant, Vayden Ralsten, Mishealia Bowlby and Nadaci Reel. Not pictur…

Pictured with longtime volunteer John Anselment: Adalynn Anderson, Mossyn Blazier, Nathan Spencer, Keastin Belka, Kyston Tarrants, Saphira Cartmill, Chloe Burzynski, Triston Smith, Hadley Boaz, Harlie Mathews, Liam Pearce, Kaylee Vance, Jax Heil, Anna Girten, Lydia Johnson, Jace Gaddis, Caid…

Women attending Carmi Rifle Club’s Annual Women On Target Shooting Clinic on Saturday. First row: Nancy Russell, Brittany Heifner, Janice Parks, Lisa Feather, Sherri Peddicord, Charity Heifner, Melissa Bradham,  Melissa Williams, Patricia Trout, Robin Hicks, Aleta Heern. Second row: WOT coor…

Women came from all over Illinois to attend the Carmi Rifle Club’s annual NRA Women On Target shooting event.  The day long shooting clinic began with an orientation session which included firearm safety training, range safety training, and instruction on the basic fundamentals of marksmansh…

On May 15 at approximately 7:40 pm Crossville Police arrested Timothy A. Wilson, 22, of Crossville near Graves Street and 4th Street for driving on a revoked drivers license. The officer new that Wilson did not possess a valid license when he was seen driving. Wilson posted $150 bond and was…

Charles D. Bean, 57, of Anchorage Ak, was arrested on North Staley Street at approximately 1:20 pm after he was reported sitting near the railroad tracks. Bean was wanted on a warrant out of Pulaski County for failure to appear on driving while license suspended. Bond was set at $200. Logan …

Southeastern Illinois College has announced the President’s and Vice President’s lists for the spring 2019 semester. To be eligible for the President’s and Vice President’s lists, students must take a total of six credit hours in the summer and 12 credit hours during the fall and spring seme…

The White County Historical Board of Directors has reviewed the busy months of spring activities and is preparing to launch another project to raise funds needed to maintain the museums and future events.  The April dinner meeting was well attended to recognize and celebrate White County cit…

The Carmi-White County Pre-Kindergarten Graduation took place on May 20, 2019 at Washington Attendance Center. Not in any order the Class of 2032 are Karson Aberhamson, Shane Abrahamson, Maverick Ambrous, Aria Anderson, Paisley Bare, Aviahna Belka, Jacob Bell, Bryleigh Broadrick, Baylie Brow…

Front row: Eleanor Orr, Kealey Vaughan, Sophia Hammell, & Riley Swanberg. Back row: Banks Moore, Cordell Lucas, Evan Cronin, & Easton Ochs

Eleanor Orr, Sophia Hammell, Banks Moore, Cordell Lucas, Jaiden Jones,  Mila McGarvey, & Lyla Wolff were all able to add their pictures to the Million Words Hall of Fame in the library at Jefferson Attendance Center for reading over 1 million words this year in the AR program! 

The Kiwanis Club of Carmi introduced Carmi-White County District School Social Worker, Leanett Lovell, as Educator of the Year at its weekly meeting on Thursday, May 16th. Mrs. Lovell has worked in the district since August of 2015, primarily serving students in grades 5-12. She also serves …

(Left to right) Tim Scates Chair, Nancy Mitchell outgoing Chair, Patrick Scates Vice Chair. The White County Democrats would like to Thank Nancy for her years of service to party as Chair and know she will still be active, in a more relaxed role.

Middle school students will have the opportunity to begin exploring the various career options available in the world this summer. Southeastern Illinois College Community Education will be hosting a Career Exploration Camp July 29 through Aug. 1. The camp, which is open to students of grades…

“TV.  If kids are entertained by two letters, imagine the fun they will have with twenty six.  Open your child’s imagination.  Open a book.”  This unknown author may not have realized what an accurate statement this would be in this day and age.  Our kids, as well as our grandkids, are const…