The odds of it happening to two golfers on the same day at the same hole were 17 million to 1, but that's what happened to a high school freshman and a dad with his sons on Aug. 5 on the 17th hole at Tamarack Golf Course in Shiloh, IL. Then two days later an 81-year-old golfer hit a third hole-in-one on that same hole.
For the solar eclipse, 16 kids from four local middle schools are planning to launch a weather balloon in Carbondale on Aug. 21. As part of the Earth-to-Sky Illinois STEM program, the kids hope to collect data such as radiation levels and air temperature. The four middle schools involved in the weather balloon club are Belle Valley, Emge, Signal Hill and Smithton. Depending on the weather and flight predictions, the club hopes to launch three to four more times during the academic year.