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Nelson wins West Frankfort Invite

Sep 16, 2014 • Murphysboro American
Taijhan Nelson now has a win under his belt in 2014. Nelson, a Murphysboro High School sophomore, ran a very impressive time of 16:08 late last week to win the boys race race at the West Frankfort Cross Country Invitational. “He's had a little bit of a ... More

Alexandria Tourville Chosen for Congress of Future Medical Leaders in ...

Sep 12, 2014 • Murphysboro American
MURPHYSBORO, IL — Alexandria Tourville, a Senior at Murphysboro High School of Murphysboro has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, DC on November 14, 15 and 16th, 2014. The Congress is an ... More

Volleyball team takes third at SIRR Tournament

Sep 4, 2014 • Murphysboro American
A kill by Murphysboro's Heather Cross tied the final set at 14-14, and both teams fought off a couple of match points until Nashville's Jordi Harre gave Nashville an 18-17 advantage. The Hornettes then won the match on the next point on a kill by ... More

27th Annual Praise the Lard barbecue Cook-Off bigger than ever

Sep 16, 2014 • KFVS
Competitors will also have a chance to face off in the World Food Championships' Super Regional Southern Illinois Showdown. It will take place September 19 and 20 in the Kenmore Kitchen Theatre. Categories include Bacon, Sandwich and Fish. Winners in ... More

Apple Festival Parade features floats and bands

Sep 14, 2014 • The Southern
Brian Filkins of Du Quoin said the Apple Festival Parade extends beyond the borders of Murphysboro. "It brings all of Southern Illinois together," Filkins said. "There's a lot of people from all over the place I know." It's still an event, however ... More

Talking Body Image with Murphysboro Students

Aug 19, 2014 • WSIL TV
MURPHYSBORO -- Social media is nearly inescapable in today's society. A new law will ensure Illinois schools crack down on cyber bullying. We got a firsthand look at how the pictures and messages exchanged on Twitter and Facebook can impact kids in ... More

Barbecue legend to be inducted into Hall of Fame

Aug 19, 2014 • The Southern
Pat Burke, owner of Pat's Barbecue and Catering in Murphysboro and barbecue grand champion, will be inducted into the Barbecue Hall of Fame in the pitmaster category in October. The induction will happen at the annual World Series of Barbecue ... More

Health Watch: Personalizing health goals

Sep 5, 2014 • Murphysboro American
Tip of the Week. A good way to reach fitness and health goals is to customize plan for your personal needs and style. Here are some tips for getting started: * Stay hydrated - Drinking fluids before, during and after physical activity is vital to ... More

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