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  1. Good Natured: The irresistible sounds of frogsRead the original story

    Friday Apr 17 | Kane Co. Chronicle

    A gray tree frog peeks out from its hideaway inside a hollow trunk at Giant City State Park in Makanda. Last week, I traveled to southern Illinois to attend the annual Environmental Education Association of Illinois' annual conference, “Bridging Gaps Under Southern Skies.” Based at the Touch of Nature Environmental Center, which is right next to one of my very favorite places in the whole world, Giant City State Park, the event provided lots of learning opportunities, as well as the chance to get caught up with some old friends – like my pal Peggy, whom I met in grad school.

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  2. St. Patrick's Day Festival Turns Murphysboro GreenRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2015 | WSIL

    ... year. One of the highlights Saturday morning was the tractor parade. Other festival activities also included the Makanda Fire Department giving rides. There was an Irish stew contest and a beer tasting competition. "I think every town has a little ...

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  3. St. Patricks Day Festivities Returned To MurphysboroRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2015 | WSIL

    ... for another year. One of the highlights this morning was the tractor parade. At the festival you could also find the Makanda Fire Department using a few of their fire trucks to give little ones a ride and maybe even spot some green painted horses or ...

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  4. One Person Dead after Trailer Fire in MakandaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2015 | Magic 95.1

    A fire destroyed a trailer and took killed one of its occupants yesterday morning in Makanda. Jackson County Deputies responded to a call of a fire around 1:40 am, located along Lavender Lane.

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  5. Woman killed, husband, young son injured in fire in MakandaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | KFVS12

    An early morning fire in Jackson County killed a woman and sent her husband and son to the hospital. Dispatchers say the fire broke out about 1:40 a.m. at the 45 Lavender Lane in the Raccoon Valley Mobile Home Park in rural Makanda, Ill.

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  6. Makanda Fire Claims One LifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | WSIL

    Flames broke out in the Raccoon Valley Mobile Home park around two Thursday morning, leaving one person dead and two others in the hospital. The Jackson County coroners office says a woman did die in the fire.

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  7. Class Act: Unity PointRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2015 | WSIL

    At this annual event students get to check out the book fair and learn about healthy habits and safety tips. SIH was on hand, along with the Jackson County Health Department and the Makanda Fire Department.

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  8. Rural Areas Battle Heavy SnowfallRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2015 | WSIL

    Drive through the streets of Carbondale and you'll find it's pretty smooth sailing. But a head few miles south to Makanda, and the going gets a little tougher.

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  9. Arrests Made after Murphysboro Restaurant was RobbedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | Magic 95.1

    ... County sheriff's office received a call reporting a gun incident. It was reported that two men were spotted near the Makanda Township Continue Reading>> A Murphysboro man is facing charges after he was involved in a fight with a man and a woman ...

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  10. Ziegler Caseya s Store Robbed at KnifepointRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | Magic 95.1

    ... County sheriff's office received a call reporting a gun incident. It was reported that two men were spotted near the Makanda Township Continue Reading>> A Murphysboro man is facing charges after he was involved in a fight with a man and a woman ...

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  11. Saline Co. Man Found DeadRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | Magic 95.1

    ... County sheriff's office received a call reporting a gun incident. It was reported that two men were spotted near the Makanda Township Continue Reading>> A Murphysboro man is facing charges after he was involved in a fight with a man and a woman ...

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  12. Two Men Arrested After Reports of a Man With a Gun in Makanda IllinoisRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | WOOZ-FM Carterville

    Two men of Jackson County were arrested on Monday after the Jackson County sheriff's office received a call reporting a gun incident. It was reported that two men were spotted near the Makanda Township Fire Station on Old Highway 51, and that one of them was carrying a gun.

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  13. Arrests After Man Spotted with Gun in Jackson CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | WSIL

    The Jackson County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to a call Monday reporting a man with a gun near the Makanda Township Fire Station on Old Highway 51. Deputies received descriptions of two men involved in the incident, and were informed that the men left the scene on foot headed north.

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  14. Artstarts theater group win big at Atlanta theater festivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2015 | KFVS12

    A 2-year-old western Kentucky boy who was wandering around with a dog a couple of blocks from home has died after they both were hit by a train. Two men were arrested Monday in Carbondale in connection with an incident involving a gun near the Makanda Township Fire Station.

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  15. 2 arrested after incident involving gun in CarbondaleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2015 | KFVS12

    Two men were arrested Monday in Carbondale in connection with an incident involving a gun near the Makanda Township Fire Station. Jackson County Sheriff's deputies responded to the call of a man with a gun at 5420 Old Highway 51 and were given descriptions of two black male suspects involved in the incident.

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  16. Fire Burns Inside of Sesser Mobile HomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2015 | Magic 95.1

    ... of Brookport inside Babs' home. Massac County Deputies and IL State Troopers surrounded Babs' Continue Reading>> A Makanda woman was found in her garage by family members after reportedly being dead for one year. 63-year old Sunantha Simmons was ...

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  17. Woman, 63, found dead in her garage on Christmas Day and...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 1, 2015 | Daily Mail

    ... a YEAR ago Authorities believe a 63-year-old woman passed away more than a year before her body was found at her Makanda, Illinois home where she lived alone. The relatives hadn't heard from Simmons in over a year and were devastated to learn she ...

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  18. Makanda woman found dead after more than 1 yearRead the original story

    Dec 30, 2014 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Residents and officials in Makanda are shocked that it took more than a year for the death of a 63-year-old woman to be discovered. Sunantha Simmons was found dead in the garage of her Makanda home last Thursday.

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  19. IL man accused of drugging, raping 3 men in Dunklin Co.Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2014 | KFVS12

    ... 55 in Cape Girardeau County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Neighbors say they are shocked after a Makanda woman was found by her family more than a year after her death. Neighbors say they are shocked after a Makanda woman was ...

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  20. White County, IL oil spill equipment manufacturer can sell to CubaRead the original story

    Dec 29, 2014 | KFVS12

    ... a 13-year-old boy who died after a boating incident at Rend Lake on Monday. Neighbors say they are shocked after a Makanda woman was found by her family more than a year after her death. Neighbors say they are shocked after a Makanda woman was found ...

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