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Meridian High School has had metal detectors for nearly 20 years  KFVS

How do we keep our kids safe in school? It's a question that many are asking themselves in recent weeks.

Girls Scholar-Athlete of the Year | Meridian's Alexis Crain  The Southern

The vast majority of college freshmen feel some trepidation walking into a classroom for the first time. No matter how well they fared in high school, the element ...

Several fights break out between basketball games in Mounds  KFVS

Several fights reportedly broke out between basketball games at the regional basketball tournament Wednesday night at Meridian High School.

Mandrell not rehired at Mounds Meridian | Basketball |  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MOUNDS -- Jeff Mandrell, a 1986 Oakland graduate, who was inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association last April, was not rehired at Mounds ...

Meridian advances to face Brimfield in Class 1A title game  The Southern

PEORIA – Yes, that was the Meridian boys basketball team basically playing stall ball at times in its IHSA Class 1A state semifinal game against Forreston on ...

Mold forces major changes for Illinois school district  Southeast Missourian

MOUNDS, Ill. -- This time last year, the small boy sitting on the floor outside a classroom at Meridian High School, eyes downcast, pulling his arms out of his shirt ...

Two months later and no arrests in shooting death of 16-year-old Myron Jordan of Cairo  The Southern

Nearly two months later, no arrests have been made in connection to the shooting death of 16-year-old Myron Jordan of Cairo.

Local News: Moldy Illinois elementary school building condemned (10/4/13)  Southeast Missourian

MOUNDS, Ill. -- A Southern Illinois school building was condemned after education officials announced Friday that "toxic" black mold was so prevalent the ...

'Stop the violence': Community remembers killed Cairo student  The Southern

CAIRO — Jayden Hollis says he's OK. He's a polite and intelligent young man, but it's hard to believe he is OK. The day before Thanksgiving, his best friend, ...

Struggling to survive: Once-booming Mounds looking to boost economic base  The Southern

MOUNDS — About 60 years ago, when he was a young child, one Mounds business owner's family traveled to that city for its clothing, food and other needs.

Schools now required to serve breakfast even if student is late  WSIL TV

MOUNDS -- More than 200 new Illinois laws took effect January 1st, several affecting education.

Meridian teacher makes debut on 'American Ninja Warrior'  KFVS

Nicole Martinez competed in the regional event in Kansas City for "American Ninja Warrior" in April.

Wallace Bobo Jr.  The Southern

MOUND CITY — Wallace Bobo Jr. died at 10:44 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, in Union County Hospital in Anna.

Obituary: Raelen Bayless (11/22/09)  Southeast Missourian

Raelen J. Miller Bayless, 29, of Springfield, Ill., formerly of Villa Ridge, Ill., passed away at 5:13 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009, at her home. Raelen was born ...

Mandrell honored to be going into IBCA Hall of Fame  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

By Mike Monahan. MOUNDS – Jeff Mandrell, a 1986 Oakland graduate and a Hindsboro native, grew up around sports as his dad, Dave Mandrell, was the ...

All 2015 honors recipients by high school | Education  The Southern

The Southern Illinoisan honored the region's top high-school graduates this past Tuesday at The Southern Illinoisan's 45th Annual Southern Illinois Society for ...

Mandrells’ sibling rivalry doesn’t extend to basketball court  The Southern

Jeff and Matt Mandrell have always been as close as brothers can be. Jeff, six years older than Matt, served as his younger brother's personal athletic tutor in ...

Vaughn was star on and off the court  The Southern

In early 1968, Charles “Chico” Vaughn, who died in October at the age of 73, was playing basketball for the Pittsburgh Pipers in the newly formed American ...

Charlie "Chico" Vaughn, SIU's all-time leading scorer, dies of cancer  The Southern

CARBONDALE - Charlie "Chico" Vaughn, SIU's all-time leading scorer and the all-time leading male scorer in Illinois high school history, died earlier today at ...

Nation's Top 100 Senior Girls Recruits Returning For Outdoor Track & Field

Check out the nation's top 100 senior girls recruits by event returning for the outdoor track season. California state champ sprinter Lauren Rain Williams still ...

US Top 50 Junior Boys Indoor Returnees By Event

Check out the nation\'s top 50 boys returnees among the class of 2018 (juniors) for the upcoming indoor season.

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