A fourth-quarter strip sack Saturday on SIU quarterback Matt DeSomer by Youngstown State defensive end Justus Reed at the 2:44 mark sealed the 28-20 victory at Saluki Stadium for the penguins.
The Carbondale Elks Lodge, located at 220 W. Jackson St., will play host to a pair of charitable fundraisers this month. The first, set for 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, will be a pig roast to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale. Tickets to the event are $10 a plate.
A pair of annual events will present a local opportunity to remember the legacy of a man who had a dream. Martin Luther King Jr. is memorialized in Southern Illinois every January, and the Carbondale Civic Center once again will host the Southern Illinois Unity Celebration Sunday, Jan. 15. Among the highlights of the Unity Celebration are the annual presentation of the Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award.
Twenty-four students from Carbondale Community High School have earned awards for art and photography and will have their work displayed beginning this week in the Performance Hall of the Mitchell Museum at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mt. Vernon.
The Peace Coalition of Southern Illinois will honor its late secretary and organizer, Margie Parker, with a “teach-in for peace” at the SIU Law School Auditorium beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26. “Guantanamo at 10 — Consequences and Broken Promises” will include a showing of “The Response,” a dramatization of a military tribunal followed by a panel discussion.
Police have arrested a Carbondale man in connection with a series of motor vehicle burglaries that were reported in December. Police say Charleton J. Patterson, 17, of Carbondale has been charged with five counts of motor vehicle burglary.
Eight vacant seats on the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce Board were filled following a membership election last month. Votes were taken from the primary representatives of businesses belonging to the Chamber, and the balloting was closed Dec. 19.
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.