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'71 Alum Author's Sci-Fi Novella

May 30, 2012 by Carol Ide Kline (Register to contact)

Carol (Ide) Kline, now living in the St. Louis area, has taken her playwright hat off to publish a science fiction novella, "Tessa's Forty Winks". It is available digitally through retail ebookstores in May, 2012. Her short humorous plays are published for performance in schools and theatres through Lazy Bee Scripts and have been used in Canada, the UK and the US. Look for the book trailer of "Tessa's Forty Winks" at Vimeo or YouTube.

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Mount Zion student pleads not guilty to computer hacking to avoid homework  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION — A Mount Zion High School student is pleading not guilty to three charges of tampering with computers after police said he shut down his school ...

Student's cyber attack targeted Mount Zion school district network 3 times, police say  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION — Police say a student undertook a cyber attack on the Mount Zion School District computer network to sabotage a homework assignment, ...

Mount Zion softball has more than enough pitching to go far  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION — Combining one dominant hitter, solid fielding and timely hitting can send a high school softball team a long way.

Foreign hackers infiltrate Mount Zion School District computer system; most data recovered, superintendent says  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION — Foreign hackers targeted the Mount Zion schools computer system in an attack that resulted in 19 days' worth of grades being wiped out across ...

PHOTOS: Mount Zion High School Tribe Freshmen Welcome and Orientation  Herald & Review

JIM BOWLING, HERALD & REVIEW Teacher Kyle Osborne leads students in team building exercises during the Mount Zion High School Link Crew “Tribe” ...

'Do what's right,' cousin of Emmett Till tells Mount Zion High School students  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION — More than 60 years have passed since 14-year-old Emmett Till was abducted and brutally murdered in Money, Mississippi, but the Rev.

First day of school nerves? Mount Zion upperclassmen ease freshmen transition  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION – If Link Crew had been around two years ago, Matthew Carpenter's first couple of days of freshman year would have run more smoothly.

PHOTOS: Students raise money for Mt. Zion Grade School through dance-a-thon  Herald & Review

JIM BOWLING, HERALD & REVIEW Students raise money for Mount Zion Grade School during the dance-a-thon fundraiser Friday October 19, 2018.

Outside the Box with Mount Zion volleyball coach Jay McAtee  Herald & Review

In the latest episode of the Herald & Review Outside the Box podcast, deputy sports editor Justin Conn and sports reporter Joey Wagner talk with Mount Zion ...

PHOTOS: Mt. Zion High School Class Creates Exhibit for African-American Cultural and Genealogical Society of Illinois, Inc. Museum  Herald & Review

JIM BOWLING, HERALD & REVIEW Mount Zion High School student Nathaniel Davis shares information with Cynthia Sweet about the “Ain't Gonna Let Nobody ...

Mount Zion High School student dies after battle with bone disease  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION — Bailey Huddleston, a junior at Mount Zion High School, died Monday after a long battle with osteopetrosis, a rare form of brittle bone disease.

Education briefs: Readiculous Jr., Decatur kindergarten, Mt. Zion scholar  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Registration is due by Wednesday, Feb. 6, for students ages 10 to 14 who want to participate in READiculous Jr. at the Decatur Public Library.

Mount Zion hires Cheryl Warner as new high school principal  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION -A new principal at the high school is just part of some structural changes being made in the Mount Zion School District.

From the Archives: Recognize anyone? 42 high school basketball photos  Herald & Review

Basketball season is underway! So why not take a trip down memory lane with these 42 high school basketball photos from our archives!

Mount Zion community rallies for 15-year-old student after brain surgery  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION — Sometimes in life, help can come from the most unlikely of places. For Gail Fyke, that was the case when a New Jersey hotel employee ...

History photos: Mount Zion Swingsations through the years  Herald & Review

The Mount Zion High School Swingsations are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year. Take a look back at some of the co-ed show choir's talented ...

Mount Zion's fieldhouse opening opportunities | Mount Zion High School  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION -- On a brisk Tuesday, Kelly Fox is flitting around each corner of Mount Zion's new fieldhouse.

School construction booming in Mount Zion | Education |  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION – With more than $19 million worth of construction taking place, Mount Zion School District officials look to enhance opportunities for students and ...

Mount Zion's new wonder nearing completion | Mount Zion High School  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION -- The Braves are going big at home.

Honor rolls | |  Herald & Review

Area high school and elementary students receiving academic honors include:

5 Questions with ... Kaelyn Albert, winner of the Congressional Art Competition  Herald & Review

Name: Kaelyn Albert. Occupation: Future senior at Mount Zion High School. How did you become interested in entering the 2019 Congressional Art Competition ...

ATLANTA SCHOOL SHOOTING LIVE UPDATES: 1 dead in shooting outside graduation; 2 arrests made  WSB Atlanta

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - Police told Channel 2 Action News two arrests have been made after a shooting after a high school graduation left one woman dead ...

Mount Zion High School hosts Midwest Show Choir Invitational  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION — Entries from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Ohio compete Friday and Saturday, Jan. 17-18, in the annual Midwest Show Choir Invitational at Mount ...

JUNIOR HIGH VOLLEYBALL: Shells come in fourth at state

The Roxana eighth-grade volleyball team poses with its fourth-place trophy at the IESA Class 8-4A state tournament on Saturday at Mount Zion High. The Shells ...

JUNIOR HIGH VOLLEYBALL: On to the final four

The Roxana Junior High eighth-grade volleyball team poses with its sectional championship plaque on March 11. The Shells advanced to the semifinals of the ...

Youth football participation is down in Central Illinois. Here's why.  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION — The rain let up just enough Saturday afternoon for Joe and Matt Brummer to get outside and throw the football to each other.

Mount Zion Swingsations celebrate 40 years | Education |  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION — Even before he really knew what it was, Tanner Keller could tell you the songs and the dances for the Mount Zion High School Swingsations.

Clock runs out on Basketball Museum of Illinois in Pontiac  Herald & Review

PONTIAC — The expression is "money talks." Turns out a lack of it speaks pretty clearly, too.

High School Reunions: Bethany 1978; Stephen Decatur 1968 and 1978, Decatur High 1957, Mount Zion 1968, Lakeview 1968  Herald & Review

BETHANY — Bethany High School class of 1978 reunion will begin 5 p.m. Saturday, June 9, in The Depot, Bethany. All alumni are invited to attend after 7 p.m..

Mount Zion pitcher's recovery revives talks about wearing protective masks  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION — The injuries to Mount Zion softball pitcher Ally Bruner from a line drive that struck her head sparked conversation from softball teams area-wide ...

Mount Zion's Popovich accepts job at Morthland College  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION — Mike Popovich has decided to begin a new and certainly interesting chapter to his career as the Mount Zion High School football coach on ...

Playing sweet music

A trip to Mount Zion on Sept. 22 was one to remember for the Marching 100. The Alton High School band turned in an outstanding performance at the 15th ...


The Roxana eighth grade girls volleyball team poses with the Class 8-4A Rochester Sectional championship plaque on Monday after beating Rochester 27-25, ...

Decatur museum commemorates Juneteenth with 26th annual event  Herald & Review

DECATUR — The words spoken by Major General Gordon Granger on June 19, 1865, echoed throughout the Heartland Grand Palace banquet hall Friday ...

Photos: Mount Zion at Taylorville football  The State Journal-Register

The Taylorville High School Tornadoes defeated the Mount Zion High School Braves 36-14 in Taylorville to win an opening-round Class 4A football playoff ...

Brown out, Graven in at Mount Zion | Mount Zion High School  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION -- In one fell swoop, Mount Zion reset their basketball program. Ryan Brown, who turned in a winning record each of his three seasons with the ...

Clayton County All-Star Basketball Game scheduled for Wednesday at Mount Zion High School

The festivities will begin at 5:45 p.m. There will be a girls and boys game, as well as a three-point shooting contest for both the boys and girls. Several boys.

Mount Zion grad takes on acting | Life & People |  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION – Nicole Butler has a new challenge: Acting.

Titan Fever runner-up at show choir nationals  The State Journal-Register

Chatham Glenwood High School's Titan Fever was awarded the first runner-up in the mixed division at the Show Choir Nationals on Saturday at the Grand Ole ...

TUPPER: Behold, the glorious return of Friday night football  Herald & Review

We in Central Illinois love a good party and we prove it by showing up in waves anytime someone advertises music, food, drink and a reason to turn up the.

Woman takes heroin addiction story to students | Local |  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION -- Katie Shreiner said it over and over Tuesday as she talked to physical education class after class in Mount Zion High School's fieldhouse: "I ...

Five at 5: Planet Fitness opening a Decatur location and 4 other stories to see  Herald & Review

Planet Fitness, known for catering to the casual gym-goer, is opening a location in Decatur by the end of October.

Mount Zion High guard Mayya Hopkins signs with Brewton-Parker College

Hopkins averaged 8.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.4 steals per game during her senior season as a Lady Bulldog. She earned All-Region and ...

Class dismissed: Thomas Jefferson says goodbye to being a middle school  Herald & Review

DECATUR — The last day of school is bittersweet for staff and students every year. Everyone's ready for a break, but they're also saying goodbye, sometimes ...

Mount Zion native charts path to lead Kobe Bryant company  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Looking back on her career, Andrea Fairchild said she didn't foresee taking any of the paths that led her to where she is today.

Welcome home: Mount Zion greets Jackson Scharf with open arms  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION — The last time Jackson Scharf was in Mount Zion, it was Sept. 2 and his mom Sandy Scharf was rushing him to the hospital in a ride.

Mount Zion uses defense, transition to defeat Rantoul  Herald & Review

TAYLORVILLE -- Late in the first quarter, Charles Kuhle jumped a pass at the top of the key, it ricocheted into the air where Jonah Smith leapt and swatted it.

Braves crisp in 17th straight | Mount Zion High School |  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION -- The Mount Zion volleyball team looked like an undefeated team in a 25-10, 25-11 win against Salem on Tuesday.

Survey: Decatur No. 1 among Illinois cities for most affordable homes  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Decatur is ranked No. 1 on a list of Illinois cities with the most affordable homes.

Victim identified in fatal motorcycle crash | Crime and Courts |  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION — The Mount Zion resident who died in an early Saturday morning motorcycle crash near Turpin Road and Elwin Blacktop has been identified as ...

2018 Clayton County High School Baseball Preview | Sports

Team previews for high school baseball teams in Clayton County.

PHOTOS  Herald & Review

Here is the Herald and Review photo staff's best work from August.

Education briefs: Juvae Jazz scholarships provide private lessons  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Four local students have earned scholarships from the Juvae Jazz Society.

Former Mascoutah assistant is new football coach in Collinsville  Belleville News-Democrat

Collinsville Kahoks hire new IHSA high school football coach IL southern Illinois St Louis MO sports news boys basketball association mshsaa.

Bernard Schoenburg: Davis votes for funding on agency-by-agency basis  The State Journal-Register

U.S. Rep. RODNEY DAVIS, R-Taylorville, has been backing some and opposing other bills to reopen government during the partial shutdown that has been ...

Here's how French Academy is encouraging literacy by letting students read to babies  Herald & Review

DECATUR – Raymir Kennedy wanted to read a book about fishing to the littles at Baby TALK Early Head Start Center on Tuesday because he likes to go fishing.

“I love helping people": Workforce Investment Solutions offers certified nurse assistant training  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Safyia Simoneaux has known since high school that she wanted to be in nursing.

“This is your building!” Signed beams placed at top of Millikin Center for Theatre and Dance honor donors  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Two men were waiting at the top of the Center for Theatre and Dance under construction on Millikin University's campus for a crane to lift beams to ...

Families find purpose in their children's tragic deaths  Herald & Review

DECATUR – Keeping a child's memory alive can be a double-edged sword.

Howard Warren Buffett | |  Herald & Review

A graduate from Mount Zion High School, Howard Warren Buffett currently is a faculty member at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs ...

African-American history Decatur woman's passion | Local |  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Evelyn Hood stared out the window in her office at the African-American Cultural & Genealogical Society of Illinois Museum, then laughed.

'Welcome home': Vietnam veterans recognized for service during Decatur event  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Bob Dondeville addressed the hundreds of Vietnam-era veterans who filled the Decatur Civic Center's Ameren Illinois Arena on Saturday with a ...

Area schools with IHSA state trophies | HR Preps |  Herald & Review

Click on the icon to the left of "HR Preps: Area state trophies" to bring out a list of all the trophies or zoom in on each city in the.

Movers & shakers: 20 people under 40 who make a difference in Central Illinois  Herald & Review

Family: Bobbie Brown (mother) Helen Brown (grandmother). Current position/responsibilities: Co-manager of Brown Beans Consulting, LLC, an entertainment ...

Young Achievers 2019: Congratulations to our Central Illinois graduates! Let's meet them.  Herald & Review

The school year has passed so quickly, and our Central Illinois graduates are ready to take the next step in their lives. Check out all of Young Achievers!

Potential successors emerge as Mitchell says he will not seek re-election  Herald & Review

CLINTON —Several possible replacements in the 101st Illinois House District started to emerge Thursday after longtime state Rep. Bill Mitchell announced that ...

TUPPER: Blue Mound coaching legend Dick McDonald to be recognized this weekend  Herald & Review

In portions of the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, Dick McDonald coached baseball, track and field, cross country and boys basketball and it sounds almost ...

OUR VIEW: Congratulations to this year's 20 under 40 class  Herald & Review

We congratulate the Herald & Review's class of “20 under 40” unveiled over the weekend. A total of 280 people have been recognized since we started this ...

Corinne Fombelle takes top honors | Life & People |  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION – Corinne Fombelle, Mount Zion High School senior, rates as the top alto saxophone player in Illinois.

PREP TRACK AND FIELD ROUNDUP: Effingham boys win Apollo Conference championship, girls fifth  Effingham Daily News

MOUNT ZION — The Effingham Flaming Hearts boys track and field team won the Apollo Conference championship at Mount Zion on Friday.

Piece of Rosa Parks Collection coming to Decatur  Herald & Review

DECATUR — A piece of American history is coming to Decatur, but what it is and exactly when it's coming are still unknown.

Bethanie and Charles Alexander Platt III | Weddings |  Herald & Review

Bethanie Jane Moss and Charles Alexander Platt III were married 3:30 p.m. Oct. 3, in Mount Zion Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Joel Stevenor officiating.

Choirs' working, winning | Arts and Theatre |  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION – Mount Zion High School senior Maddie Sphar has been a member of show choirs for six years. She has helped win a handful of trophies for the.

YOUTH VOLLEYBALL: Liberty reigns in eighth-grade regionals

The Edwardsville Liberty eighth-grade volleyball team poses with its regional championship plaque after beating crosstown rival Lincoln in three games in the ...

Decatur memorial golf outing ends; legacies of namesakes lives on  Herald & Review

DECATUR — For 10 years, organizers of the Matthew and Tony Memorial Golf Outing have been driven by the same creed to keep the event going: "If we save ...

Sunday Conversation: Brit Miller | Football  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

What's the deal with former Illinois linebackers going into coaching? Brit Miller is the latest to get the bug, becoming the defensive coordinator at Mount Zion ...

Newly crowned Macon County Fair Queen excited for the year ahead  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Caroline Adamson said she's looking forward to all of the people she'll meet and lessons she'll learn as Miss Macon County Fair Queen.

Kids get hands dirty with conservation education | Education |  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION -- Tryton Stanley was able to get his hands dirty on Wednesday morning.

LJHS athletes compete at State event  Lincoln Courier

Four Lincoln Junior High School athletes qualified for the IESA 2A State Track and Field meet during sectionals at Mount Zion High School. Aidan Getahun ...

Robertson Charter School class brings Harlem Renaissance to Decatur museum  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Nevaeh Woods may not be an expert on the Harlem Renaissance, but she's heard of it.

Show choir members gain confidence to pursue careers  Herald & Review

DECATUR – The high school auditorium was packed with relatives and friends of the talented singers and dancers who were determined to make their last show ...

Decatur Celebration: Winners crowned at Miss Illinois Festival pageant  Herald & Review

Decatur's Kylie Nichols was crowned Miss Illinois Festival Queen during a ceremony Sunday at the Decatur Civic Center.

Since Sandy Hook, a gun has been fired on school grounds nearly once a week  Los Angeles Times

There have been more than 180 shootings on school campuses that resulted in an injury or death in the U.S. since Dec. 14, 2012, when 20 children and six ...

The Nation's Up-And-Coming Girls High Jumpers  MileSplit

Take a look at the next big names in the girls high jump.

Ready to graduate, Johns Hill alumni walk the halls one last time  Herald & Review

DECATUR – High school seniors who went to Johns Hill Magnet School took a trip down memory lane on Tuesday.

WILKEY-PATEL | Engagements |  Herald & Review

Brooke Wilkey and James Patel, both of Chicago, plan to be married April 30 in Mount Zion Convention Center.

Body of Army Cpl. Karen N. Clifton makes final journey home to Mount Zion  Herald & Review

DECATUR - In solemn silence, seven soldiers wearing black trench coats against the drizzle marched a few steps forward to slide the flag-draped casket out of ...

Less invasive hip surgery has patients back on their feet faster  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Linda Harrison's left hip had been hurting for several years.

Show choir camp a mix of learning, fun  Herald & Review

DECATUR – After demonstrating dance moves that go with music from the 1920s and 1940s, choreographer Nancy Bocek of Villa Park asked 37 adolescents ...

New director, same mission for God's Shelter of Love  Herald & Review

DECATUR – God's Shelter of Love, one of the city's oldest homeless ministries, may have a new director, but that doesn't mean everything will change.

Woodworker provides Lord's Prayer carvings for his enjoyment  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Using a scroll saw and a pattern, Sam Decesaro produces a wondrous Lord's Prayer from a piece of wood.

Hawks' Stroud shows how perseverance leads to remarkable results  Herald-Whig

QUINCY -- The past is real. Nick Stroud is reminded of that every time he notices the scar on the underside of his right forearm. It's about 4 inches long stretching ...

Golden K's trauma dolls comfort children across Macon County  Herald & Review

DECATUR — A soft toy can make a lot of difference to an upset child.

Documentary maker has passion for Vietnam stories | Military  Herald & Review

DECATUR – Nick Walsh has a knack for interviewing veterans, to bring history to life.

Ron and Mary Ann Rector to leave Decatur for new life in Texas  Herald & Review

DECATUR — It's hard to know what concerns Ron Rector more. Is it the difficulty of saying goodbye to a Decatur that has been his home for much of 25.

International students visit Bloomington polls | Local Education  Bloomington Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — Election judge Tim Mitchell had a busy Tuesday, but he still found time for a few nonvoters.

Annual WSOY Community Food Drive sets another record  Herald & Review

DECATUR – The WSOY Community Food Drive has set a new record for the amount of food collected each and every year since 2002, when the first one ...

Miss Macon County Pageant contestants | Photo Galleries |  Herald & Review

The pageant will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, in the Decatur Civic Center. Contestants for Miss and Junior Miss are judged on personal interviews, ...

Quincy High School Hall of Fame: 2016 Inductees  Herald-Whig

Quincy High School's coach Matt Longo before a match against Ladue High School during the Midwest Soccer Classic on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016.

Ben Morgan's finds fame 'in a small town'  Herald & Review

DECATUR – Millikin University alumnus Ben Morgan credits the college for his rise up the country music charts.

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