Lake of Egypt News

10/13/2020 5:36:00 PM
Du Quoin Evening Call
The first application for a vacation rental got the Marion City Council's attention on Monday night, with the mayor and commissioners vowing to look further into the city's ordinance regarding ...

10/11/2020 10:18:00 PM
The 2021 Bass Fishing season opened this weekend with a tournament at Mack's Marina on Lake of Egypt. Today 14 teams headed out in hopes of catching he biggest bass of the day. It was a tough day ...

9/30/2020 12:28:00 AM
This announcement comes when the Southern Illinois Power Co-op retires its largest coal-fired generator at it's Lake of Egypt plant. Ameren also announced goal of becoming net-zero emissions in ...

9/29/2020 3:52:00 PM
Daily Register
Reverend James E. Williams Jr., 82, of Harrisburg, died at 11:07 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 at his residence.

9/25/2020 10:15:00 AM
The Southern Illinoisan
As recently as 15 years ago, what is now The Resort at Egyptian Hills was little more than a bait shop and marina. Jody Perrotto, purchased the facility, moved out ...

9/22/2020 5:59:00 PM
The power plant, which sits on Lake of Egypt south of Marion, first started producing electricity in 1963. Unit 4 came online at SIPC in 1978 to keep up with electricity demand which had surged in ...

9/22/2020 4:27:00 PM
The Southern Illinoisan
No credit card required. MARION — Layoffs are scheduled to begin next month at Southern Illinois Power Co-op’s Lake of Egypt plant as it downsizes its generation footprint. Beginning Oct. 2 ...

9/9/2020 10:18:00 PM
The News-Gazette
John Amos Johnson, a fisherman, builder who raced a ’57 Chevy, was scouted by the St. Louis Cardinals, recorded an album while still in high school, and was ...

9/9/2020 11:05:00 AM
The Southern Illinoisan
You can cancel at any time. While Labor Day may have come and gone, Pyramid Acres Marina on the shore of Lake of Egypt is still hopping with live music, libations and food truck service for hungry ...

BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., September 2, 2020 – A new video from Wildlife Forever, funded in part by a BoatUS Foundation Grassroots Grant shows watersport boat owners how to easily follow “Clean, Drain, Dry” at the boat ramp to help prevent the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS). Support for the video also…

9/1/2020 11:41:00 PM
Southeast Missourian
Robert Lee Moss, 80, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Dutchtown, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at McKinney Chapel. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at ...

9/1/2020 11:41:00 PM
Southeast Missourian
Robert Lee Moss, 80, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Dutchtown, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at McKinney Chapel. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at ...

9/1/2020 7:24:00 PM
Chicago Sun-Times
Reports of shoreline Chinook lead this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report, but there is also the start of the delayed Kankakee derby, the opener for the hook-and-line sturgeon in Wisconsin and ...

BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va. September 1, 2020 – For the nation’s 12 million boat owners, Labor Day weekend is the last blast, with many enjoying the end-of-summer boating ritual with family and friends aboard, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). The national advocacy, services and safety…

BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., August 31, 2020 – Last year, 76,418 recreational boaters had a reason to summon nonemergency, routine assistance from TowBoatUS, the nation’s largest on-water towing service for recreational boaters. Accidentally running aground, dead batteries and dead engines were the chief culprits. Instead…

8/29/2020 12:27:00 AM
The Southern Illinoisan
Chris Williams of Lake of Egypt. She is also survived by her cousins, Bill (Shirley) Griggs, Phyllis Crader, Martha (Mark) Speers and Lisa Mercer. She was preceded in death by her husband ...

8/27/2020 10:57:00 AM
He was located in Williamson County four days later. The boy was found accompanied by Jason St. Aubin, 29, from the Lake of Egypt area, according to Williamson County Sheriff's Office. On Tuesday ...

BoatUS News
Aims to increase fishing line and soft bait recycling by tapping the public for ideas ANNAPOLIS, Md., August 24, 2020 – Have you ever wondered how old, discarded fishing line is recycled and reused? You may be surprised to learn that turning fishing line into new products is labor intensive, requiring a series of…

8/20/2020 11:58:00 AM
The Southern Illinoisan
The Devil's Kitchen Water District has issued a boil water order for customers on Day Road, Sneed Road, Wolf Creek Road, Tacoma Lake Road, Lake Tacoma Subdivision, South ...

8/19/2020 2:09:00 PM
The Southern Illinoisan
Murphy still plays guitar for local band The Way Back Machine and recently performed on the patio of the Lake of Egypt Country Club. “We had a nice crowd and people were practicing social distan ...

8/12/2020 7:33:00 PM
The ISP was assisted by the Illinois Department of Transportation, Williamson County Sheriff's Office, Lake of Egypt Fire and Ambulance, Williamson County Coroner's Office, and Vernell's Towing.

BoatUS News
PROVIDENCE, R.I., August 11, 2020 – With the move to phase 2 of the Rhode Island Fiberglass Vessel Recycling (RIFVR) Pilot Program to address the disposal issue of recreational boats, project managers have released “Facing the Legacy: Lifecycle Solutions for Fiberglass Boats.” The short video shares the…

BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., August 5, 2020 - More first-time boat buyers are getting on the water this season than in summers past. Along with the boat, many new owners also find themselves shopping for boat insurance for the first time. What are the most basic things new boat owners should know about buying a boat policy? BoatUS…

Water Resources Outlook (July 2020)

7/24/2020 9:22:00 PM
MARION, IL (KFVS) - Crappie anglers get ready because the Lake of Egypt will be holding a crappie fishing tournament March 18 and 19 in Williamson County. Crappie USA is America's premiere ...

BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., July 22, 2020 -- While a boat’s name can be as varied as the owner at the helm, certain themes do stick out, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). The national advocacy, services, and safety group has issued its annual list of Top 10 Boat Names, which it compiles from…

BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., July 14, 2020 – With summer boating season in full swing, it’s now common to see recreational boats being filled up at gas stations across the country. However, making sure the right fuel gets in the boat’s tank isn’t always assured: 54% of consumers in a recent Harris Poll…

BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va. July 13, 2020 – The coronavirus pandemic is leading to more recreational boats and paddlers hitting the water, all trying to have fun in a safe way. So what are these two groups doing this season to safely share more crowded waters?“Ultimately, it’s about looking out for each other,&rdquo…

7/9/2020 8:20:00 PM
(KFVS) - Southeastern Illinois College's Fire Science Program has a new fire engine, thanks to Lake of Egypt Fire District. The fire engine is a 1975 Mack originally obtained from Pennsylvania in ...

7/4/2020 10:00:00 PM
The Southern Illinoisan
Thelma T. Phillips, 92, passed away peacefully in her sleep, at 5:30 a.m. Monday, June 29, 2020, at her residence.

7/3/2020 9:04:00 PM
An annual Independence Day tradition -- took place tonight in Williamson County. Huge crowds came out tonight to take in the fireworks at Lake of Egypt. The big show, put on by the Elks, lit up the ...

6/26/2020 4:08:00 AM
It took crews from Williamson County and Lake of Egypt Fire Protection District about 25 minutes to get the fire under control. The mayor says the home has been empty for several years.

6/25/2020 12:02:00 PM
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6/23/2020 10:09:00 PM
The Southern Illinoisan
PULASKI — Bob McIntosh, 76, passed away at 2:50 p.m. Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Lake of Egypt. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 26, in Cross Road United Methodist Church in Ullin.

6/22/2020 4:15:00 PM
WPSD Local 6
A Ullin, Illinois, man died at Lake of Egypt over the weekend in an apparent drowning, the Williamson County Coroner's Office says.

6/22/2020 3:07:00 PM
The Southern Illinoisan
A 76-year-old man was pronounced dead after an apparent drowning in Lake of Egypt on Saturday, according to a news release from the Williamson County Coroner's Office. Coroner Mike "Junior" Burke ...

6/22/2020 2:56:00 PM
Lake of Egypt Fire & Rescue recovered McIntosh from the lake. The incident is under investigation by the Williamson County Coroner’s Office and the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department.

6/9/2020 5:38:00 PM
The Southern Illinois Power Cooperative is now circulating a plan to shut down its coal-fired generator at Lake of Egypt.

6/8/2020 2:55:00 PM
The Southern Illinoisan
SIPC is a generation and transmission cooperative located on the shores of Lake of Egypt that provides wholesale electric power to seven member distribution cooperatives, and the city of McLeansboro.

6/2/2020 3:52:00 PM
We know the pandemic hit the travel industry hard, but that impact isn’t always the same as a pair of local business owners found out. Sandy and Bill Tegel rent out Airbnb’s to customers in Missouri, ...

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