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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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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, ...

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 ...

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.

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.

James Dent shoots Southeast to 88-16 win over Mount Zion  The State Journal-Register

DECATUR — After a 72-point setback, count Mount Zion High School boys basketball coach Bryon Graven a believer in Southeast.“I hate to break it to ...

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 Grade School dance-a-thon slides past fundraising goal. Here's how they did it.  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION — Selling candy bars, calendars, cheese and cookie dough (among many other items) are time-honored ways to raise extra money for a school, ...

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.

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 ...

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.

In-season moves key for Mount Zion's Blakey  Herald & Review

MOUNT ZION – There was a point in the season that Greg Blakey knew he needed to switch things up.

Mount Zion rallies with dramatic sweep  Herald & Review

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

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.

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.

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's new wonder nearing completion  Herald & Review

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

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 ...

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.

Drug test policy set at Mt. Zion | Local |  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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Teutopolis finishes off Mount Zion  Herald & Review

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

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 ...

20 YEARS AGO: The holiday season in Decatur | Local |  Herald & Review

Take a trip down memory lane with these photos of the holiday season in 1998.

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.

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 ...

Effingham shows Heart in beating Mount Zion  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 ...

Pana blanks Mount Zion for tourney crown  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Mount Zion's Maggie Harder repelled one Pana attack after another.

honor roll | |  Herald & Review

Area high school and elementary students receiving academic honors include:

Mount Zion grad takes on acting  Herald & Review

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

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 ...

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 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.

Summer Math Academy slips some learning into the 'summer slide' 🏫  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Educators often speak of the “summer slide,” when kids forget some of what they learned during summer break. The result is having to spend ...

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 ...

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.

PHOTOS  Herald & Review

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

Kids get hands dirty with conservation education  Herald & Review

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

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 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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Leff finds new home at Mount Zion  Herald & Review

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

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.

Bethanie and Charles Alexander Platt III  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.

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 ...

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.

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.

Curry, Brady Evan  Herald & Review

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

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.

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.

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 ...

Sara and Jayson King  Herald & Review

Sara Jessica Sims and Jayson Ryan King were married 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, in First Baptist Church, Mount Zion, with Pastor Tracy Smith officiating.

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.

Corinne Fombelle takes top honors  Herald & Review

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

High school football Week 8 results  Herald & Review

Week 8 high school football games involving Herald & Review-area teams and conferences. This will be updated with scores as the games progress.

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, ...

Workshop encourages more hands-on learning  Herald & Review

DECATUR – Kelley Harms wants her students to be more invested in their own learning in her Meridian High School classroom.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Braves ready to be elite  Herald & Review

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

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.

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.”

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Boys and Girls Club welcomes Fluker, Boey | Achievements |  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 ...

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, ...

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.

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.

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 ...

30 celebrities from Decatur | Local Entertainment |  Herald & Review

Over the years, Decatur has been the birthplace of and home to many individuals who have gone on to find fame.

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 ...

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.

Decatur Memorial Hospital awarded Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers  Herald & Review

DECATUR – Decatur Memorial Hospital has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval and the American Heart Association/American Stroke ...

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 ...

Documentary maker has passion for Vietnam stories  Herald & Review

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

Glenwoods Parker Allen moves out of brothers shadow  The State Journal-Register

Sitting near the court at a Chatham Glenwood High School basketball game, it's not hard to imagine seeing Peyton Allen still on the floor.That's impossible ...

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.

Some shoppers prefer online buying to old-fashioned stores  Herald & Review

FORSYTH – Most of the visitors to Hickory Point Mall appeared to be relaxed early Saturday.

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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