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Making Music during the Pandemic

Landan Pierce, Staff Writer

October 8, 2020

With the 2020-2021 academic year unfolding, many musicians are left contemplating the adjustments caused as a result of COVID-19. Many districts are opting for remote learning, which typically results in the elimination of extra cla...

Introducing – Mr. Recker, Band Director

Autumn Heberer, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018

Another school year brings another new band director for Okawville. This year, the role has been taken over by Mr. Reed Recker. Mr. Recker attended SIU-C for four and a half years and taught for two years in Pinckneyville befo...

Veteran’s Day Program scheduled

Briley Rhodes, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018

On Friday, November 9th at 12:15 at Okawville Jr. Sr. High School there will be a Veterans’ Day assembly, where students will learn more about Veterans’ Day.  Our own Mr. Gaebe, who is one of the teachers who organized t...

Introducing Ms. Althoff

Macie Staley, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018

  Teacher and coach Ms.Althoff went to Okawville grade school and graduated from Okawville High School when she was younger.  After she graduated from high school she went to SWIC for four years and then to Illinois Univ...

Rocket Social Media Begins to Soar

Kymberly Schmitt

September 30, 2018

With the start of a new school year, our principal, Mr. Senior, has come up with a new idea. This year, he is having teachers take more pictures or videos when students are doing interesting projects or activities. With promoting o...

New Events In Winter Olympics

Dylan Clark

February 1, 2018

The Winter Olympics will begin on Friday, February 9th, and end on Sunday, February 25. The games this year will be held in Pyeongchang County, in South Korea. More than 2,800 athletes from over 85 countries will participate....

Additions, Subtractions, Questions?

Nick Rulevish

January 25, 2018

The Cardinal's offseason has brought many questions to the minds of Cardinal fans. Not only the additions, but also the subtractions as well as position changes. One of the major additions this offseason was the trade for Mar...

Strange Weather Pattern Hits Southern Illinois

Wade Dachsteiner

January 25, 2018

This winter patterns in the weather have been crazy for Southern Illinois. Ranging from mid 50’s or negative digits. This is happening everywhere in the United States including places like Texas and even in Florida where snow ...