Gov. Pritzker, IDPH Announce Winter Safety Guidelines for Recreational Sports Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

Updated Guidance Reflects Risks Associated with High-Contact Indoor Sports as Second Wave of Pandemic Spreads Throughout State CHICAGO – Governor JB Pritzker and IDPH announced updated guidance for youth and adult recreational sports, including, but not limited to, school-based sports, travel clubs, private leagues and clubs, recreational leagues and centers, and park district sports programs. Collegiate sports…

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Obituary of Janet Myrick Conger

Janet Myrick Conger, age 78, passed away, with her daughters at her bedside, at her Phoeniz, AZ home on Thursday, October 8, 2020. Janet was the second daughter born to Barney Glenn and Martha Myrick. She was born in Livingston County, KY, on November 27, 1941. Janet was united in marriage to Norman Conger on…

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Obituary of Sarah J. Tanner

Sarah Jane Tanner, age 95, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 22, 2020 in the comfort of her own home in Des Moines, IA. She is formerly from Harrisburg, IL. Sarah was born April 28, 1925 in Elizabethtown, Illinois to George and Loretta (Briggs) Edwards. Sarah worked as a C.N.A. during her working years. Sarah…

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Hardin County Cougars place 4th in SIJHSAA State Championship

By Heather Rash Hardin County Independent The Hardin County Jr. High Cougars baseball team ended its season on October 13, 2020, playing the Albion Lions in Pinckneyville. Both teams were strong on the mound, but the Lions were just a little stronger at the plate, defeating the Cougars by one run with a final score…

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State Public Health Officials Announce COVID-19 Resurgence Mitigations to Take Effect in Region 5 on October 22, 2020

Every Region Seeing Increased Positivity Rates; Gov. Pritzker will Resume Daily Weekday Press Conferences    Murphysboro, Ill.  — Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are announcing COVID-19 resurgence mitigations will be implemented in Region 5, in Southern Illinois, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, October 22, 2020. The region is seeing a…

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Obituary of Carolyn Sue (Robinson) Bebout

Mrs. Carolyn Sue (Robinson) Bebout, 82, of Elizabethtown, IL, passed away Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Hardin County General Hospital in Rosiclare. Carolyn was born February 18, 1938 in Bush, IL to Ray Robinson and Pauline Grissom. After an early graduation from high school, she married James “Jimmy” Bebout on April 28, 1956, and later…

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Obituary of Augusta (Gussie) Winders

Augusta (Gussie) Winders, 94, of Catlin, IL, passed away at 3:20 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at Hawthorne Inn in Danville, IL. She was born on April 14, 1926 in Cave In Rock, IL, the daughter of Bennie and Eunice Hufsey Gibbs. Augusta married Berlie Winders on October 17, 1942, in Cape Girardeau, MO.…

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Obituary of Glenn D. Samford

Glenn D. Samford, 71, of Cadiz, KY and formerly of Hopkinsville, KY died at 4:43 a.m. Friday, October 16, 2020 at his residence. Graveside services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West with his son in law Damon D. Hall officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until…

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10/14/20 – S7HD COVID-19 Update for the Southern Seven Region

10/14/20 – S7HD COVID-19 Update for the Southern Seven Region   Southern Seven Health Department (S7HD) reports 5 new recovered cases of COVID-19 in the Southern Seven region.  Currently, there are 974 individuals from the Southern Seven region who have recovered since the start of the pandemic in the United States.   Southern Seven confirms…

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Hardin County High School launches Shoe Collection Drive

Shoe donations will help fund the school yearbook and support micro-enterprises in developing nations and reduce what goes into landfills Hardin County High School is conducting a shoe drive on October 14 through December 14 to raise funds for Yearbook. HCHS Yearbook will earn funds based on the total weight of the shoes collected as…

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