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Fritts elected as group director of Community Bankers Association

SPRINGFIELD -- Carol Jo Fritts, president of First Neighbor Bank of Toledo, was elected as a group director of the Community Bankers Association of Illinois (CBAI) at the association's annual convention held recently in Springfield, according to a press release. In that capacity she serves on the CB


Where to buy your Christmas tree in Central Illinois

Local tree farms offer holiday memories fresh from the forest that there is no substitution for. Luckily, central Illinois has a variety of local Christmas tree farms that you can take your pick from to get your perfect tree this year. McLean County Phillip's Christmas Trees, (309) 473-3129; 14604 E

PANTAGRAPH - 2017-11-24 13:45:00

Man gets prison, probation for meth offenses

CHARLESTON -- A man received prison time to be followed by probation for convictions for methamphetamine offenses. However, the judge who sentenced Maverick C. Bowman also cleared him of a charge alleging he lied under oath during a court hearing. Bowman, 27, whose address on record at the time of h


Community affection felt by recipients of Thanksgiving meals

BLOOOMINGTON - Irma Milam dabbed away tears after she finished a plate of turkey, mashed potatoes and dressing. "Thanksgiving is a holiday we don't have in my country. It's a wonderful holiday that other countries should practice. It's the essence of America," said Milam, an Argentinian native who l

PANTAGRAPH - 2017-11-24 12:00:00

Coles County Barbershop Chorus benefit Dec. 3

The Coles County Barbershop Chorus and quartets will present their 48th Annual Christmas Benefit Concerts on Sunday, Dec. 3. The 3 p.m. program is at Wesley United Methodist Church - Charleston and the 7 p.m. Concert is at First Presbyterian Church, just west of Big Lots, in Mattoon. The one hour co


City adjusts alcohol sales regulations for New Year's Eve

CHARLESTON (JG-TC) -- Bars will be able to stay open later than usual for a Sunday this upcoming New Year's Eve after a City Council vote Tuesday. New Year's Eve this year falls on a Sunday, and since this is a day of celebration, city officials sought to allow authorized hours to sell alcohol later


Notices of newest values from reassessment to go to property owners

CHARLESTON -- Business owners in Charleston Township will soon receive notices of their properties' new values from Coles County's reassessment project. The effort that's led to a year of questions, concerns and criticism, and legal action against the county, will continue as first planned, accordin


Man gets 18-year sentence for robbery convictions

CHARLESTON -- A man who admitted taking part in two robberies, including one that included the kidnapping of the victim, was sentenced to 18 years in prison. The convictions for Martin R. Oliver Jr. also included a robbery following a break-in of a Charleston apartment. Oliver, 26, whose address on


US appeals court agrees Jordanian woman faces threat at home

CINCINNATI - A recent U.S. appellate court ruling offers a window on "honor killings," an ancient practice across the globe that calls for defending family reputation by slaying female relatives who violate traditional taboos. Three 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges blocked U.S. removal of a

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2017-11-24 14:30:00

Shop local during Small Business Saturday

Find great deals and holiday gifts at local businesses for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 25.PHOTO COURTESY OF GETTY IMAGES Where Black Friday ends, Small Business Saturday begins. This year marks the eighth Small Business Saturday, an annual celebration of America's small business community. Last

SWNEWSMEDIA.COM - 2017-11-24 11:00:00

Mayors reflect on busy year

Mayors from the region recently spoke about the most ambitious projects happening in their cities. Mayors Mike Webb (Carver), Mark Windschitl (Chaska) and Denny Laufenburger (Chanhassen) gave presentations at the SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce Annual Mayor's Luncheon at the Chaska Event Center

SWNEWSMEDIA.COM - 2017-11-24 06:00:00

Shakopee 'Wow!' House: Greenbriar Curve

SHAKOPEE, MN - This house has been on the market for just two days. It's an updated two-story. Here's a quick preview before you check out the full listing: There are four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a half bath over 2,980 square feet. The updates include new counters, a backsplash, and applianc

PATCH - 2017-11-24 12:00:00

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Correction There was an error in the Nov. 16 story "Councilors voice concerns." In the final paragraph of the story, the quote "This just seems like a bad idea when this is a dirt road," was said by Councilor Tom Strigel. The Villager is committed to providing accurate information. If you find an er

SWNEWSMEDIA.COM - 2017-11-23 23:15:00

On the mind of a naturalist in November: lakes and ponds freezing

A naturalist thinks about these things as November ends: We're reminded that immersion heaters, available commercially, keep birdbaths ice-free. Birds need water year-round, and other wildlife such as deer, red squirrels and gray foxes will come for water, too. And speaking of freezing, it's time fo

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2017-11-24 16:51:00

Amped Up: Holiday Harvest Salad

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Repurpose your Thanksgiving leftovers with a healthful twist! Hy-Vee Savage Registered Dietitian Melissa Bradley will show you how to utilize your Thanksgiving leftovers in a Holiday Harvest Salad. This recipe is packed with protein and fiber as well as a variety of vitamins a

KARE - 2017-11-24 17:59:05

Nuns in Chanhassen's 'Sister Act' forge a true sisterhood

Some shows are natural tear-jerkers. "Sister Act" is not one of those. And yet, some of the nuns in the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres musical couldn't help getting dewy-eyed when they gathered for a between-shows snack on a recent afternoon. "Sometimes you're doing a show and it just feels like a diver

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2017-11-23 21:06:00

Child killed in early morning fire

A child was found dead inside a home in the 1800 block of North Lorraine after a house fire early Friday, Wichita Fire Department Chief Tammy Snow said. Crews arrived to the home at around 5 a.m. Snow said they were originally sent to an address to 1800 block of North Chautauqua, but smelled smoke i

WICHITA EAGLE - 2017-11-24 12:20:00

Body found near Murdock and Grove

WICHITA, Kan. - Wichita police are investigating after a body was found near Murdock and Grove, Thursday morning. Officers arrived around 7:30 and found a 26-year-old man, who could not be revived. The death is being investigated as suspicious. Stopped by an outdoor death scene of adult male near

KFDI.COM - 2017-11-23 18:42:42

Body found in burning northeast Wichita home

WICHITA, Kan. - A person was found dead after a house fire in northeast Wichita early Friday morning. Emergency crews responded to reports of a house fire in the 1800 block of N Lorraine, just west of 17th and Hillside, before 5 a.m. Friday. Sedgwick County Emergency Dispatch report when firefighter

KFDI.COM - 2017-11-24 11:29:52

Suspect in S. Wichita stabbing works as school para

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) UPDATE: November 23 10:00 a.m. The Wichita school district confirms 30-year-old Darius Warner who is in jail in connection with a stabbing in south Wichita is an employee. The district says Warner worked as a para and Cheerleading coach at North High. He is booked into the Sedg