Author: Les Winkeler

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There was nothing flashy. [Read More]
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Although he came to the conservation field later in life, Henry Barkhausen left an indelible impression, particularly in Southern Illinois. His tireless work to preserve... [Read More]
All I want for Christmas is for someone to sign Bryce Harper. NOW! [Read More]
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An application by the Pond Creek Mine, located in Williamson County about 14 miles south of the Rend Lake dam, to discharge waste water into... [Read More]
After a brief introduction, Shannon Hunt, and his son, Logan, ushered me into the "man cave" in their garage. [Read More]
Southern Illinois University held a 54-46 lead over Saint Louis University with 5:36 remaining in Wednesday's 61-56 win. [Read More]
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Three minutes into the second half the Southern Illinois University basketball team had Eastern Illinois at arm's length. [Read More]
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Logan Hunt, 19, of Harrisburg wasn't planning to hunt the morning of Nov. 18. [Read More]
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Southern Illinois University had the last run in a game filled with streaks. As a result the Salukis claimed an 82-73 win over Northern Illinois... [Read More]
The dumb jock stereotype has always rubbed me the wrong way. [Read More]
and hopefully successful - summer of raising a next generation, it's now time for many of the birds in Southern Illinois to fly south for... [Read More]
Du Quoin halfback Westly Milam could hardly believe his eyes. [Read More]
(Editor's note: This is the first in a series of seven stories about inductees into the Saluki Hall of Fame.) [Read More]
What I witnessed at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday afternoon was not football — at least any version of the game not played on a PlayStation. [Read More]
CARLYLE —The sign outside Carlyle High School's football field proudly proclaims the facility as "The Home of the Indians." [Read More]
As a grandpa, I just can't help myself. [Read More]
After leading 38-35 at halftime, SIU gave up 41 second half points to the Ole Miss Rebels in a 76-41 loss. [Read More]
The good news … the Southern Illinois Miners finished with a 48-47 record, the eleventh time in 12 years the Miners finished above .500. [Read More]
The good news … the Southern Illinois Miners finished with a 48-47 record, the 11th time in 12 years the Miners finished above .500. [Read More]
A college field trip proved to be the first step on Steve Widowski's path to the Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame. [Read More]
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