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.
SIU and the Carbondale-based organization Food Works both have received grants from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) to help improve and expand local farmers markets.
City water customers will see an increase in their rates beginning next spring after the City Council approved a measure Tuesday evening. Under the new system, minimum water and sewer charges will end April 30, 2012, and new fixed rates will take effect May 1. The city’s current fixed rate for water, $3.35 per 1,000 gallons, will rise to $3.69.
A new Veterans Affairs medical clinic is expected to open on Carbondale's east side next year. The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Oct. 7 that it had awarded a contract to the Carrington Company of Eureka, Calif., to build a 9,999-square-foot outpatient clinic at 1130 E. Walnut St. at the former location of Office Depot.
A new fire station to serve the city's west side is in Carbondale's future after the City Council approved financing for the project at Tuesday night's meeting.
Deaunta R. Spencer died Sept. 14 after a dispute at a residence on the north east of Carbondale. Though he was born in Carbondale, the 20-year-old was from Byltheville, Ark., and is being remembered as a young man ready to take a new lease on life. He likely was killed with a pistol stolen from Carbondale’s chief of police.
The Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale received a $1,500 grant last month from Cardinals Care: St. Louis Cardinals Community Fund to purchase science-related supplies and equipment.
Real estate properties deemed delinquent for the tax year 2007 will be up for sale in a public sealed auction set to conclude later this month.
Marilyn Ross, summer school superintendent for the District 95 Math and Reading Academy, said participating students were ready and willing to accept the expectations given to them during the academic term.
The Jackson County Sheriff's Department will conduct a probe into the circumstances surrounding the theft last summer of Carbondale Police Chief Jody O'Guinn's personal gun.
In a surprising turn, Carbondale Police this afternoon say the handgun used to kill Deaunta Spencer earlier this week may be the same weapon stolen from Police Chief Jody O'Guinn in June.