If baseball really wants to shorten games, perhaps it should consider adopting other softball rules. Softball games, for example, are usually played in six innings, so reducing a baseball game from nine to six innings would, on average, shorten a baseball game by one hour and eliminate the need to stop serving beer after the seventh inning.
The city of Carbondale forestry division will conduct its annual curbside Christmas tree recycling program through Jan. 27. Residents that would like to participate in this program should place their Christmas trees curbside on their normal refuse and recycling collection day.
A student-written play recently produced at SIU has been selected to be part of the 44th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. “Risata, Sciocco ... Risata!” by Thomas Campbell is among a handful of plays produced at universities throughout the Midwest that will be part of the region 3 presentation of the festival, set to take place Jan. 3 to 7 at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana.
The after-Christmas Carbondale Holiday Tournament is when the basketball Terriers usually shine. They had a 117-48 win-loss record over four decades of play coming into the 2011 gig at SIU Arena. Last year they ended the season with around a .500 record, yet swept to the large school championship at the tournament.
As one calendar has closed, one local school board is planning to spend the upcoming year discussing the possibility of adapting its own school year calendar. At the December monthly meeting, Superintendent Michael Shimshak presented the District 95 school board with information on a balanced school year system.
Keep Carbondale Beautiful has hired Sarah Heyer as its new executive director. While the position was vacant for several months, board president Kris Schachel covered the basic duties of day-to-day operations, but everyone involved is very excited to have the position filled permanently, Schachel said.
Carbondale’s eighth annual Neighborhood Alliance Meeting will take place Saturday, Jan. 14 at First United Methodist Church, located at 214 W. Main St. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. for registration, coffee and informational displays, and the program will begin at 10 a.m. with introductions of all city officials present and new members on boards and commissions.
Carbondale Elementary School District 95 agreed to continue its partnership with an after-school program aimed at bettering the lives of area teenagers.
A Carbondale man and former youth mentor will spend more than 20 years behind bars after pleading guilty last week to multiple charges of engaging in sexual acts with boys under the age of 13.
The prices may be low, but the store just got bigger. Officials with the city and local business community gathered Thursday, Nov. 17 to officially open the new location of Goodwill, which moved several blocks east to its new location.
During troubling times throughout American history, progressive accomplishments often prove to be the cream that raises to the top and helped institute some of the firm democratic foundations that the red, white and blue can hold true.