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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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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” ...



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 ...



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.



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..



Boys and Girls Club welcomes Fluker, Boey  Herald & Review

DECATUR – The Boys and Girls Club of Decatur is pleased to announce two additions to its leadership team. Johnathan Fluker is the club's new program ...



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 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.



PHOTOS: Mount Zion High School Commencement | Local | herald-review.com  Herald & Review

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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 ...



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 rallies with dramatic sweep  Herald & Review

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



School construction booming in Mount Zion  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 ...



Mattoon falls to Mount Zion  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

MOUNT ZION -- Reiley Drake kept serving. And then she served some more. The Mount Zion junior spearheaded a 14-0 run in the first set Tuesday to help the ...



Mount Zion's new wonder nearing completion  Herald & Review

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



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 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 ...



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.



Injury turns focus to protective masks for softball  Bloomington Pantagraph

MOUNT ZION — The injuries to Mount Zion High School softball pitcher Ally Bruner from a line drive that struck her head sparked conversation from softball ...



Mount Zion searching for AD to replace Mose  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION -- Mount Zion High School is looking for a principal and athletic director as part of a restructuring move taking place.



Chief: 2 shot after Georgia high school graduation ceremony  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) - Police say one person was killed and another wounded in a shooting between people leaving a high school graduation ceremony in ...



Kennedy provides the power  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION – Mount Zion's softball team has several seniors committed to the next level.



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.



Drug test policy set at Mt. Zion | Local | herald-review.com  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION – This fall, students wanting to participate in extracurricular activities at Mount Zion High School will have to consent to the district's recently ...



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.



Mount Zion's fieldhouse opening opportunities  Herald & Review

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



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.



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.



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

Congratulations to these 20 people under 40 who make a difference in Central Illinois.



Roderick, Emerson L.  Herald & Review

PAWNEE -- Emerson Lee Roderick, 73, of Pawnee, Illinois, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at his home. He was born Aug. 21, 1945, in Decatur, the son of Roy ...



Woman takes heroin addiction story to students  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 ...



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 ...



Challenger Wells unseats incumbent Mount Zion mayor | Government and Politics  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION – Incumbent Mount Zion Mayor Don Robinson lost in his quest for a fourth term. Challenger Mark Wells, a member of the village board, defeated ...



Effingham shows Heart in beating Mount Zion | High School Football  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION — As players and coaches broke the postgame huddle and began heading to the locker room, Mount Zion coach Mike Popovich put his arm ...



Teutopolis finishes off Mount Zion  Herald & Review

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



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 ...



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 ...



Mount Zion's winding up a counterpunch  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION -- The Braves know the snide joke that goes around Macon County about their defense -- Mount Zion doesn't have one.



honor roll | | herald-review.com  Herald & Review

Area high school and elementary students receiving academic honors include:



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.



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.



Mount Zion grad takes on acting  Herald & Review

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



Braves get giddy in win  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION -- The Mount Zion third-string defense was in the game when Mahomet-Seymour starting quarterback Thomas Kenney bounced off a tackle and ...



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.



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.



Mount Zion, out of nowhere  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION – Between a junior class that brought gobs of experience and a new starter in Cameron Leff that closed last year's season with a bang, there were ...



Get ready for funnel cake: Macon County Fair's 162nd year starts today 🎡  Herald & Review

DECATUR — If it's not broke, don't fix it. That's the mantra from Macon County Fair officials, as final preparations are made for the 162nd edition of the event.



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.



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

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



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

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



Kids get hands dirty with conservation education  Herald & Review

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



PHOTOS  Herald & Review

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



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.



'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 ...



With 2 hours to go, 17th Annual WSOY Community Food Drive passes 1.3M pounds/dollars  Herald & Review

With two hours left on the clock, the WSOY Food Drive is nearing its final stretch at the Airport Plaza Kroger. Brian Byers, Vice President of development for ...



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.



Students receive unforgettable experience as homecoming king and queen  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION — In a world that some believe is full of youth violence, bullying, selfishness and entitlement, Mount Zion and Warrensburg-Latham High School ...



Mount Zion rolls in second half  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.



PHOTOS: Mt Zion Field House Construction Update | Local | herald-review.com  Herald & Review

Bad weather on the horizon? Be in the know with our daily forecast email delivered every morning to your inbox at 6:00 am. PLUS, receive special alerts in ...



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.



Heroic Age lives to thrill with Art of Fear  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION – Christian Hill was drawing attention Saturday as the look of his face took a scary yet awe-inspiring turn.



YOUTH VOLLEYBALL: Liberty reigns in eighth-grade regionals  AdVantageNEWS.com

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



Sunday Conversation: Brit Miller  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 ...



Leff finds new home at Mount Zion  Herald & Review

Ryan Scharf thought the guy in the Los Angeles Dodgers shirt was out of place.



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 ...



SIU Football | Hot day at camp brings Chinn back to Pike High School  The Southern

CARBONDALE — Battling 95-degree temperatures in a sleeveless white hoodie Friday, Jeremy Chinn was taking it all in at SIU's 7-on-7 team camp.



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 ...



Howard Warren Buffett  Herald & Review

Howard W Buffett, son of philanthropist Howard G. Buffett, and grandson of investor Warren Buffett, speaks at the conference on cover crops and soil health, ...



Victim identified in fatal motorcycle crash  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 ...



Former Early Head Start director to lead Baby TALK  Herald & Review

DECATUR – Named Tuesday to take over for founder Claudia Quigg as executive director of Baby TALK, Shauna Ejeh is looking to boost the national profile of ...



Choirs' working, winning  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.



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 ...



Simply outstanding; Harder dominant again  Herald & Review

At first, she might have been known only as Number 8. Before long, she became a household name. Possibly as early as midway through her freshman year, but ...



Braves ready to be elite  Herald & Review

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



Curry, Brady Evan  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION -- Brady Evan Curry passed away suddenly at his home in Snowmass, CO on Sunday March 12th.



Mount Zion native conquers Kilimanjaro  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION – After five days climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Nicole Butler reaches Summit Ridge, Stella Point, nearly 19000 feet.



WSOY Community Food Drive meets 1.5 million pounds/dollars goal with minutes to spare  Herald & Review

6 p.m. The WSOY Community Food Drive has once again met its goal, raising a total of 1501537 million pounds/dollars over the course of 12 hours at Kroger on ...



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 ...



Good chemistry: New Millikin camp introduces students to science careers  Herald & Review

DECATUR – Hoping to be a lawyer one day, Michael Hong had trouble seeing the relevance of the chemistry class he took at Maroa-Forsyth High School.



McInerney wins Four for Fourth for 7th straight year  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

CHARLESTON – The heat and humidity returned for the Four for the Fourth road race Tuesday and so did Riley McInerney and Ivy Handley.



Lucas Highley and Grace Lahniers  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.



Siblings find support in athletic, academic achievments  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION – When Mount Zion student Andy Hinch plays tennis with his family, he said he has only one motivation: “You have to have bragging rights.”



First Mid-Illinois to acquire Soy Capital of Decatur  Herald & Review

DECATUR — First Mid-Illinois Bank will acquire Decatur's Soy Capital Bank & Trust Co. and J.L. Hubbard Insurance and Bonds under the terms of an agreement ...



Area schools with IHSA state trophies | HR Preps | herald-review.com  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.



Law enforcement: School threats always taken seriously | Education  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Schools take threats of violence seriously and investigate them thoroughly — every time — authorities say.



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 ...



Macon County history teachers eager for new Kennedy documents  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Local history teachers and enthusiasts are eager to dive into new information about the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy with the ...



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.



Miss Macon County Pageant contestants | Photo Galleries | herald-review.com  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, ...



KENNEY-BUCHTA  Herald & Review

KENNEY-BUCHTA. Kyle Kenney and Johnny Buchta, both of Chicago, were married 5:30 p.m. June 28, 2014, at Country Club of Decatur, with the Rev.



Fletcher named philanthropy specialist at HSHS St. Mary's Hospital  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Joel Fletcher, general manager and advertising director of the Herald & Review, has been named philanthropy specialist at HSHS St. Mary's ...



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

Had it not been for Mother Nature's intervention, Luke Guthrie might not have been the first in his family to win a state golf championship. In 2001, as a junior at ...



Eichenauer's Nathan Price named National Tech of the Month  Herald & Review

DECATUR – Nathan Price was named National Tech of the Month for November by the Alto Shaam Technical *Service* Team.



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.



Decatur's Natalie Beck chosen to head The Community Foundation after national search  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Natalie Beck will start her “dream job” on Oct. 8. Beck has been named president and chief executive officer of The Community Foundation 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.



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.



July celebrations: Birthdays, anniversaries & more | Life & People  Herald & Review

The anniversaries, birthdays, engagements and weddings being celebrated in the Decatur area this July.



Dove Inc. names new acting executive director  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Tammy Wilcox has been named acting executive director of Dove, Inc., following the recent departure of former Executive Director Christine ...



1,500 students perform in Choral Classic in Wheaton  Chicago Daily Herald

Students from 30 middle schools and high schools representing 11 states performed Friday night and Saturday during the Wheaton Warrenville South High ...



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