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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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 running back Sage Davis sets the example for his team with his work ethic  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION — Just take a look at Mount Zion football coach Patrick Etherton's Twitter feed and you know his team's running game is going to be special this ...

'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.

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.

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” ...

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 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.

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.

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.

Mount Zion rallies with dramatic sweep | Mount Zion High School  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION – Dayna Kennedy would like to spray more shots to the opposite field.

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 ...

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 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.

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 ...

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 ...

Reunions for the week of Sept. 9: Fisher-Griswold Family, Mount Zion High School Class of 1961, Stephen Decatur High School Class of 1962  Herald & Review

The Fisher-Griswold Family Reunion is planned at noon, Saturday, Sept. 15, in Yoder's Kitchen, Arthur. Call Patty Heit, (217) 578-3102, to RSVP and provide ...

Honor rolls | |  Herald & Review

Area high school and elementary students receiving academic honors include:

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

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

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 ...

PHOTOS: Pep Rally for Mount Zion Jr. High FIRST Lego League Team  Herald & Review

JIM BOWLING, HERALD & REVIEW Eighth grader Will Newton celebrates a successful trial run as the MTZ BRAVES (Building Robots At Very Extreme Speeds) ...

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 ...

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.

Mount Zion Swingsations celebrate 40 years  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.

Mount Zion at Forest Park Game Preview | Sports

Mount Zion and Forest Park both enter Friday's Region 4-AAAAAA matchup in search of their first win of the season.

For these Central Illinois performers, show choir helps form lifelong bonds  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Something about show choir gets under participants' skin.

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 ...

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 ...

Mount Zion rolls in second half | Mount Zion High School |  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION -- It took some time for Mount Zion to remember how to beat an old Apollo foe, but the Braves didn't look back once they finally found their.

Teutopolis finishes off Mount Zion | Mount Zion High School |  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION — Teutopolis coach Jason Hanson didn't like the lackluster finish.

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 ...

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.

How the World Cup win is inspiring Decatur-area girls soccer players ⚽  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Elana Howard might have taken her love of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team a little too far.

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 ...


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

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

From the farm to the field: Shelbyville sophomore Rope Hatfield has plenty of strength  Herald & Review

SHELBYVILLE — Maybe Rope Hatfield wasn't exactly sure just how much strength he has packed into his body, but he quickly found out.

Mary Thresia Husain | Obituaries |  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION — Mary Thresia Lahniers Husain, 39, passed from this life into her eternal life on June 3, 2019, at Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, Mo., after a lengthy ...

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 ...

FOOTBALL: Talented group of players take stage at Clayton County Media Day

Head coaches for all nine county football programs were in attendance, each of whom were joined by select players expected to make an impact in 2018.

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.

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 ...

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.

🏫 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 ...

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.

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.

Braves ready to be elite | Mount Zion High School |  Herald & Review

Jade Frey didn't see it coming. Jay McAtee did, but not this fast.

2017-18 All-Clayton County Wrestling Team | Sports

The sports department of the Clayton News is pleased to announce its 2017-18 All-Clayton County Wrestling Team.

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.

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.

Mount Zion community dedicates War Memorial in Veterans Park  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION - Murphy's Law was in full force in Mount Zion on Memorial Day afternoon, as a big storm broke just as the dedication ceremony for the War ...

Kentrell Beck back and now at quarterback for Shelbyville  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

SHELBYVILLE — After missing his entire junior season following shoulder surgery, Shelbyville's Kentrell Beck is back for his senior season — and at ...

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 ...

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

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

“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.

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.

Education briefs: 2 Macon County students reach National Merit Scholarship semifinals  Herald & Review

Two Macon County students are semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship program, the goal of which is to recognize and honor the academically talented ...

First Gig: 'Kids who just want to shred guitars'  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Organizer Mikey Schoneman calls First Gig “rock 'n' roll boot camp.”

'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.

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.

High 5 For Teachers: Michaela Hyland  FOX 5 Atlanta

We received more than 100 submissions for our High 5 For Teachers contest and now we've narrowed the field down to five very deserving finalists.

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

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

PHOTOS  Herald & Review

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

“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 ...

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 ...

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!

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.

Our view: Let's make this school year the best one yet  Herald & Review

That's it. Summer vacation is over. Arrivederci. Students are dragging themselves back to class these next couple of weeks. We can't help but feeling a little sad.

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 ...

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 ...

Lucas Highley and Grace Lahniers | Engagements |  Herald & Review

Grace Anna Lahniers and Lucas Charles Highley, both of Decatur, were married 2 p.m. Oct. 24, 2015, in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, with the Rev.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

Macon County specialty courts say state certification 'shines a light' on treatment efforts  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Four years after he first volunteered to preside over Macon County's Mental Health Court, Judge R.C. Bollinger said the job is challenging, but also ...

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 ...

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 ...

PERRY: Celebrating those who make our community great  Herald & Review

They range in age from 25 to 39. Some have called Central Illinois their home for all or most of their lives. Others have landed here for love, work or school.

Mickelson rushes to make tee time after hotel fire

Phil Mickelson was evacuated from his hotel room Sunday morning following a fire and had to rush to make his tee time at the BMW Championship.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

Pieces of history: Rosa Parks exhibit opens at African-American Cultural & Genealogical Society of Illinois  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Visitors to the African-American Cultural & Genealogical Society of Illinois Museum can now get a glimpse of history connected to civil rights icon ...

Zach Senger headed to Ireland to 'play a round and have a pint'  Herald & Review

DECATUR – In the game of golf, there's always been a bit of debate when it comes to a hole-in-one.

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