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Dunn casts SIU’s struggles in historical light

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As SIU President Randy Dunn sees it, now is the start of a new era at SIU, and it won’t be the easiest one to navigate. During an address last week at the SIU Student Center, Dunn painted the Carbondale campus’ current struggles as the beginning of a third era in the university’s development.

Conference displays benefits of solar energy

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The use of solar energy has increased around the world, and residents and businesses of Carbondale are being encouraged to switch to the more environmentally friendly option. A session about solar energy was held last week at the Carbondale Civic Center.

Bands march into Drums at Appletime

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The Murphysboro Crimson Express hosted its annual Drums at Appletime Saturday, Sept. 19. Drums at Appletime is a regional marching band competition. Eleven bands entered this year’s competition and were judged on categories including music execution, visual effects, percussion and drum majors.

Grubbs hired as permanent chief

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City Manager Kevin Baity announced Tuesday that Grubbs, a longtime veteran of the Carbondale Police Department who for the past 13 months has served as interim chief, would carry on at the head of the department in a non-interim capacity following a search process.

Fuller Dome receives state award

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The R. Buckminster Fuller NFP in Carbondale has been selected to receive the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award from Landmarks Illinois. In addition to a trophy, the local organization will receive a $500 cash award.


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