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2 injured in separate crashes Monday
Effingham County Sheriff's Department responded to a single vehicle crash on U.S. Route 45, in Union Township at 2:45 p.m. Friday. Driver Elizabeth M. Riddle, 16, of Louisville, was in a gray 2008 Chevy Impala southbound on U.S. Route 45 when she lost control of the vehicle. The car ran off the east
Doctors and druggist at the turn of the century
A local historian looking back at turn of the 20th century is struck by the high number and transitory nature of local health care practitioners. The city of Effingham was home to 15 physicians over the span of 1895 to 1903, but only five of them persisted for the the entire eight years. The others
At Effingham, 92 percent of students graduate high school; 71 percent go to college
About 91 percent of ninth graders in 2018 were on track to graduate at a school where the four-year graduation rate was 92 percent that year, according to the latest Illinois schools report card by the Illinois State Board of Education.
Our View: Nomination deadline extended for EDN Citizen of the Year
The deadline for Effingham Daily News Citizen of the Year nominations has been extended to Dec. 31. Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to send in a nomination so far. The newspaper is looking for individuals of extraordinary ethics who strive to improve the welfare of our community and its ci
'Do Not Knock' in Neoga
Neoga recently passed an ordinance that will establish a "Do Not Knock" list for residents who do not want to be disturbed by door-to-door salesmen. Neoga City Clerk Brenda Evans said the city has had door to door sales companies that would not register or would go to the home of older and disabled
Statewide test results: 86 percent of Cowden-herrick Jr/Sr failed English language arts
About 14 percent of Cowden-herrick Jr/Sr High School students passed annual English language arts assessments in 2018 and 86 percent of students failed, according to a East Central Reporter analysis of the latest Illinois schools report card.
Man charged with kicking another, causing death enters plea
TOLEDO, Ill. (WAND) – A man accused of kicking another man in the face before his death pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors say 32-year-old Toledo man Thomas Hills attacked the man on Oct. 23. Hills went to a house on Toledo’s Missouri Street while looking for his wife after 5:30 a.m. and saw 40-year-ol
Juvenile arrested for making 'terroristic' school threat at Effingham Unit 40
EFFINGHAM, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — Effingham Police Department was alerted of a possible school shooting threat at 11:20 a.m. Dec. 13. Police and Effingham Unit 40 began investigating the incident and have identified a suspect.
Effingham man arrested for Farina bank robbery
An Effingham man has been arrested following an armed robbery at Midland States Bank in Farina on Friday afternoon, according to authorities. Kenneth W. Rose, 61, of Effingham, is being held in the Fayette County jail after federal authorities arrested him on Monday.
12-17-18 Effingham County Jail bookings
The Effingham County Jail reported the following bookings:. • Effingham County deputies arrested Scott J. Isley, 21, Teutopolis, Dec. 15 on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. Isley posted $100 and a driver's license and was released.
Effingham County Courthouse gets lactation room
EFFINGHAM — The Effingham County Board on Monday approved the addition of a lactation room to the probation department in the Effingham County Courthouse. Board Member Joe Thoele said he spoke with probation's chief managing officer, Cheryl Meyers, who said the county would have to pay for the lacta
Sales tax back on ballot
The Effingham Unit 40 school board voted Monday to try again on the countywide school facility tax in order to lessen the burden on property tax owners for district’s building needs.
Water on Roadway Helps Cause Crash South of Watson
Water or ice on the roadway helped cause a crash Monday morning south of Watson. The crash happened at 7:21am on Illinois Route 37, near the Watson/Mason interstate interchange. Effingham County Sheriff's Department reports a SUV driven by 45-year-old Tricia Ort of Mason struck a patch of water or i
Louisville Teen Injured in Crash Over Weekend
A Louisville teen was injured in a crash Friday afternoon. Effingham County Sheriff's Department reports a car driven by 16-year-old Elizabeth Riddle was southbound on US Route 45 when Riddle lost control of the vehicle. The car traveled off the road into a ditch and then struck a tree.
'Chair Yoga' at Effingham library offers health benefits
A dimly lit room full of chairs and soft music playing is what you will walk into when you attend chair yoga at Effingham Public Library. According to yoga instructor Jessica Closson, the decision to offer the program was made about 18 months ago.
Lake Land College important dates for semester change
* Dec. 24 - Jan. 1 - College closed. * Jan. 2 - Services resume; Textbook pick-up begins. * Jan. 4 - 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Extended registration. Offices closed from 8-10 a.m. * Jan. 7 - First day of classes for spring semester.
Effingham Man in Custody After Farina Bank Robbery (UPDATE)
An Effingham man is in custody in connection with the armed robbery of the Midland States Bank location in Farina Friday afternoon. 61-year-old Kenneth W. Rose is being held in Fayette County Jail for pickup by Federal authorities today.
12-16-18: Effingham County Grand Jury indictments
An Effingham County Grand Jury recently indicted the following people:. • Jay L. Clasper, 42, of Kinmundy, was indicted on a charge of driving while license revoked, a Class 4 felony, in that he knowingly operated a motor vehicle on a public highway in Effingham and driving while license revoked or
Many in this area prefer real Christmas trees
When it comes to picking out a tree for the holidays there are those that prefer real trees and those that prefer artificial. "Our client base are mostly rural folks so they stick with natural trees," said Ron Althoff, of Althoff Tree Farm in Effingham.
Police: Illinois man charged after fabricating kidnapping story, triggering Amber Alert
FARMINGTON, Ill. (KMOV.com) - An Amber Alert issued Saturday was canceled after an investigation revealed the story was fabricated by the alleged victim, police said. The Amber Alert was issued Saturday afternoon around 5 p.m. when Mitchell Dutz told police with the Fulton County Sheriff's Departmen