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School funding reform forum to be Tuesday

August 14, 2017 by The Southern

A town hall meeting on school funding reform will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight in the cafeteria of Central Junior High School, 1500 E. 9th St., in West Frankfort. The forum is part of the statewide effort by the "Fix the Formula" campaign ...

Gail Leslie Borton

August 10, 2017 by The Southern

The SouthernIn 1971 he became the principal of Frankfort Community High School in West Frankfort and retired as the principal of Central Junior High School in 1992. In addition to his duties as principal, he was also was involved with the Illinois High School ...

Gail Borton

August 9, 2017 by Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

Journal Gazette and Times-CourierWEST FRANKFORT -- Gail Leslie Borton, 85, formerly of West Frankfort, Illinois passed away on August 8, 2017, in Savoy, Illinois. He was born on June 8, 1932, the youngest of four children of Gail Leslie Borton, Sr. and Pearl Bennett Borton and grew up ...

18-Year Old Musician From Frankfort To Release First Album

August 8, 2017 by

Patch.comFRANKFORT, IL -- Chase Walsh, an 18-year-old from Frankfort and recent Lincoln-Way East High School alum, will release his first full length album on Friday, one day after he opens for Maggie Speaks at the CD & ME music venue in Frankfort. Walsh, who ...

Season ends for Marion Post 147 Juniors

July 18, 2017 by The Daily Republican

The Daily RepublicanWEST FRANKFORT -- The Marion Post 147 Junior American Legion baseball team finished its season over the weekend in the 25th District tournament's East bracket hosted by the Orient Miners in West Frankfort. The tournament began for Post 147 with an ...

Redbird Golf Scramble taking reservations through July 31

July 17, 2017 by The Southern

To reserve a spot, send your entries and a check to Golf Tournament, c/o Frankfort Community High School, 601 E. Main Street, West Frankfort, IL 62896. Golfers can also email their info to — Todd Hefferman. Angry. 0 ...

Sports: Boys 2017 scholar-athlete nominees

July 16, 2017 by The Southern

Trevor Meier, Nashville: Meier earned seven varsity letters, baseball, basketball and golf, at Nashville High School. He graduated with a ... Mitchell Kerley, West Frankfort: Kerley was an Illinois State Scholar and president of the senior class. At ...

Mr. and Mrs. Tory Wilson

July 8, 2017 by The Southern

The SouthernShe graduated with a bachelor of science in biological sciences with a biomedical emphasis in 2013 from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. She is a 2009 ... Tory graduated from Frankfort Community High School in West Frankfort in 2006. He is a ...

Jewell D. Henley

July 5, 2017 by The Southern

Jewell attended the Paulton grade schools and graduated from West Frankfort High School Class of 1942. She was a telephone operator for General Telephone of Marion, from 1942 until her retirement in 1980, and was a member of the G.T.E. Pioneers Club of ...

Larry D. Warren

June 28, 2017 by The Southern

The SouthernLarry retired from Goodman Conveyor Company after 30 years as regional manager of Design and Installation; former electrical inspector for Mine Safety and Health Administration; former mayor of West Frankfort; former trustee of Rend Lake Conservancy ...

Ron Herrin golf scramble raises thousands for charity

June 26, 2017 by Randolph County Herald Tribune

Randolph County Herald Tribune... West Frankfort, started 14 years ago. It raises money for McKendree University students. Ron Herrin, whose younger brother is legendary southern Illinois coach Rich Herrin, died in 1997 at age 67. He won more than 500 games as a high school ...

Matt Donkin returns to his West Frankfort roots

June 21, 2017 by The Daily Republican

The Daily RepublicanAfter graduating from Frankfort Community High School in 1989, Donkin went to Murray State University in Tennessee. He returned to southern Illinois in 1993 as a substitute teacher for Franklin County, and he taught part-time and full-time there for ...

Southern Illinois has great track record in state fishing series

June 15, 2017 by The Southern

The SouthernAnd, Southern Illinois may have missed another opportunity when the second day of the 2013 tournament was rained out. Benton's Dailus Richardson and Trevor McKinney were in fifth place after the first day of competition and Nashville's Chase Hagene, ...

State Runner-Up Finish For Lincoln-Way East Boys Volleyball

June 6, 2017 by

Patch.comFRANKFORT, IL -- The Lincoln-Way East High School boys volleyball team finished its 2017 season as the state runner-up over the weekend at the IHSA State Finals at Hoffman Estates. The Griffins defeated New Trier in the semifinal before dropping a ...

HerrinFesta talent show one of biggest, best yet

May 26, 2017 by The Daily Republican

The Daily RepublicanHigh School: Brax Melvin of West Frankfort, singing "Why Do Fools Fall in Love." College: A three-way tie between Brandtlee Brown of Benton, doing a retro dance mix; Lucas Morefield of Murphysboro, singing "It All Fades Away"; and Janna Harner of ...

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