Randolph County News

Beta Delta Chapter welcomes new teachers

CHESTER – The Beta Delta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International delivered more “Welcome to Teaching” bags to first-year teachers in Randolph County recently.  Two new teachers at Steeleville Grade School and one at Christ Our Savior High School recently received the welcome bags. Carolyn Schwent, Beta Delta Chapter President, presents books, supplies and …

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Chester American Legion Auxiliary delivers Kleenex tissues to schools

CHESTER – The Chester American Legion delivered the proceeds of its Kleenex drive to local schools Monday.   Farida Hollaway (right) of the American Legion Auxiliary in Chester delivers Kleenex to St. Mary’s Catholic School in Chester Monday November 22.  Accepting the donation are Principal Janelle Robinson (left) with two St. Mary’s students.   Farida …

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Chester Grade School presents Character Awards for Social Awareness

CHESTER — Chester Grade School presented 13 Character Awards Friday November 19 to students who had demonstrated the trail of having good “Social Awareness”. Pictured here are (left to right) are Tristen Joiner, Kinsley Middendorf, and Jolynn Frazer. Other honorees were not available for the photo. Jim Beers Photo Honorees include Tristen Joiner, Kinsley Middendorf, Kennedy …

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COSLHS FFA members participate in agronomy CDE

EVANSVILLE – The Christ Our Savior FFA chapter participated in the agronomy CDE last week in Valmeyer. The students judged different rings of grain and had to identify insects, weeds, weed seeds and plant seeds. Students who participated are, Christine Liefer, Emily Luebkemann, Alyssa Heimann, Charlie Rahlfs and David Koester.

Emergency blood and platelet shortage persists as patient needs continue over holiday season

ST. LOUIS — As many prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving and look ahead at a busy holiday season, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors across the country to harness their humanity by giving blood or platelets in the coming weeks.   As a result of low blood donor turnout in recent months, the Red Cross …

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Lewis & Clark Chapter of Illinois SAR honor law enforcement officers

STEELEVILLE — The Lewis & Clark Chapter of the Illinois Society of Sons of the American Revolution recently presented Law Enforcement Commendation medals and certificates to a Randolph County deputy sheriff and two Steeleville police officers. Left to right are Deputy Jonathan Barbour, Steeleville Police Chief Jim Zidler, Sgt. Justin Baker, Lewis & Clark Chapter …

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Randolph County remains a ‘high’ COVID-19 transmission county

CHESTER — The number of COVID-19 cases in Randolph County jumped to 40 with the addition Monday of 20 new cases in the latest report from the county health department. There have been 5,745 cases since the pandemic began in March 2020. There have been 5,605 recoveries and 100 deaths. The Illinois Department of Public …

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Randolph County Sheriff’s Office report

CHESTER – The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office has released its latest report. Arrested were: Daniel A. Campos, 40, West Frankfort, arrested November 15, 2021 by Illinois State Police on a Randolph County warrant for escape.  Bond amount is $150,000.  Is incarcerated. Robert L. W. Williams, 46, Farmington MO, arrested November 17, 2021 by Chester Police …

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Republican reps say Pritzker’s response to Rittenhouse verdict was irresponsible and dangerous

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Representatives Adam Niemerg (R-Dieterich); Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville); Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur); and Chris Miller (R-Oakland) are issuing the following statement on Governor JB Pritzker calling the Rittenhouse verdict a “tragedy.” “Governor Pritzker’s remarks on the Rittenhouse verdict are beyond reprehensible. The right of self-defense is a basic right of all Americans regardless of …

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Chester Legion Auxiliary will have a ‘live’ Christmas party this year

By Jim Beers, contributing writer    CHESTER — After missing their last two annual Christmas parties, the American Legion Auxiliary is excited to host a “live” Christmas party this year.  The event is scheduled for their regular meeting night Monday December 13. One of the primary organizers of the party is Farida Hollaway who said, …

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