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Cross Foundation receives COHIHO donation

Pictured with the future site plans are, from left, Christy Hakman with the Cross Foundation, and Anne and Frank Kabbes with the COHIHO Foundation. The Cross Foundation Board of Directors recently received a $50,000 donation from the COHIHO Foundation to commission a life-sized bronze statue of the

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-21 22:11:13

Pendergast Hires Attorney; Trial is Delayed

There will be a delay in the case of Effingham resident Robert Pendergast due to a change in defense counsel. Local attorney Scott Ealy has been hired to represent Pendergast, so the Public Defender's office has been released from the case. The 57-year-old Pendergast is being held on a count of aggr

THEXRADIO.COM - 2017-09-21 19:43:00

Gold Star Mission Riding for the Cause

Members of Gold Star Mission are riding across the state in hopes of raising money to remember their fallen comrades. Gold Star Mission is a group of National Guardsmen...active or retired...who have pledged to venerate the memory of the 34 Illinois Guardsmen who have paid the ultimate price since t

THEXRADIO.COM - 2017-09-21 19:15:00

St. A, EHS Capture Girls Golf Victories

Effingham High School played host to Sullivan in girls golf competition Wednesday and claimed a 180-215 win. Abbi Burgess was medalist for the Hearts with a 41. Also scoring were Keira Hirtzel 45, Ava Boehm 47 and Kennedy Collier 47. Also competing were Morgan Krouse 49 and Lindsey Stephenson 50. Th

THEXRADIO.COM - 2017-09-21 13:59:00

Sooeyfest takes over Neoga on Saturday

NEOGA (JG-TC) -- Sooeyfest 2017 is scheduled to offer live music, family activities, food vendors and the event's signature free ham and beans on Saturday in downtown Neoga. Live music will be featured throughout the festival. The concert lineup consists of Eagle's Wings, noon-1 p.m.; Brooke Rupel,


Kids recognized for alerting firefighters

EFFINGHAM - Effingham Fire Chief Joe Holomy recognized three neighborhood children who stepped up and alerted firefighters to an attic fire on Kreke Avenue. It was 4:50 p.m. Aug. 26 when the children, Dillon Weber, 13, Jalyn McQueen, 12, and Ian McQueen, 10, were playing in the area. The fire depart

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-21 00:28:02

HSHS MED GROUP-TRUE MEDIA - Ad from 2017-09-20

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Altamont, WSS, BSE Nab Baseball Wins, Bulldogs Fall

LOUISVILLE -- North Clay (Louisville) tallied a 10-8 win over Effingham St. Anthony in baseball action Tuesday. The Cardinals took a 2-0 first inning lead then had a six-run third and two more in the fourth for a 10-1 lead. The Bulldogs came back with five in the sixth and two in the seventh only to

THEXRADIO.COM - 2017-09-20 14:33:00

Trio to turn 'Jansen's' building into bar and grill

Dawn Schabbing photoA group is looking to transform this building that has housed a department store and most recently a fitness center into a bar and grill. They are asking for TIF funds to renovate the facade of the building and bring it back to its more original look. Dawn Schabbing photoFrom lef

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 04:57:00

Council grants movie theater liquor license

A cold beer is coming to a movie theater near you. Or, if you'd prefer, a glass of wine. The Effingham City Council voted 3-2 to establish and grant a movie theater liquor license to RMC Stadium Cinemas located at the Village Square Mall. Commissioners Kevin Esker, Kevin Willis and Mayor Jeff Bloemk

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 02:30:00

'Genetic editing' seen as key for increased wheat yields, despite fewer acres

Rick Siemer admits that wheat isn't the easiest sell these days. The president of Siemer Milling in Teutopolis, Illinois, has seen the recent data showing the fewest number of planted wheat acres in U.S. history. On top of that, this year's harvest was the lowest since 2002. Nationwide, wheat produc

SHELBYVILLE DAILY UNION - 2017-09-19 17:55:00

Liquor License Granted to Mall Theatres; Council Discusses Fire and Building Code Changes

Effingham City Council members voted 3-2 Tuesday to grant a liquor license to Village Square Mall Cinemas. There will be a two-drink limit, and purchasers will be required to remain in the theatre area and not out in the Mall proper. The move is part of making the theaters more attractive, rather th

THEXRADIO.COM - 2017-09-20 03:34:00

Council Considers Several Development Projects

(GOPHER'S GRILL DEVELOPERS NICK SCHUETTE, AARON NIEBRUGGE AND KEVIN HOENE WITH CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR TODD HULL) Effingham City Council members Tuesday considered several economic development projects. One project involves renovating the current location for The Zone on Jefferson Avenue

THEXRADIO.COM - 2017-09-20 03:07:00

EDN community meetings on Wednesday and Thursday

What does a local community newspaper mean to you? The Effingham Daily News invites you to the meeting room at Martin's IGA for a community meeting Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 8:30 a.m. and Thursday, Sept. 21, at 6:30 p.m. Stop by for one or both meetings. Refreshments will be served. It's your opportun

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 20:56:57

Mattoon High student in stable condition after shooting in cafeteria

MATTOON - When students return to Mattoon High School today, they'll be able to pick up what they left behind after a shooting left one student injured in the cafeteria. When a male student shot another student about 11:30 a.m., the high school was evacuated and students were taken by bus to Riddle

NEWS-GAZETTE - 2017-09-21 02:38:00

UPDATE: Shooting took place in high school cafeteria

MATTOON - One person is in custody following a shooting at Mattoon High School on Wednesday morning. Police said there was one shooter and one person was injured but did not release any names. The school remained closed Wednesday afternoon as police continued to search the area. The Mattoon Communit

NEWS-GAZETTE - 2017-09-20 19:11:00

200 gather for Mattoon vigil after shooting

MATTOON - As the sun set on a dark day for Mattoon High School on Wednesday, a crowd gathered to hear messages of faith and of how there's light in the bleakest times. The prayer vigil took place in a field just west of MHS, where some police officers could still be seen around the front of the buil

HERALD & REVIEW - 2017-09-21 02:08:00

THIRD UPDATE: Teacher's quick response saves lives during shooting

Scott Bitting, left, helps direct traffic on Marshall Avenue as Coles County Sheriff deputies arrive after a shooting occurred at the nearby high school in Mattoon Wednesday morning. Bitting was on his way to the high school where his daughter, Madison, is a student when he came across the need to h

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-21 03:52:00

Charleston man arrested for aggravated battery

CHARLESTON (JG-TC) -- A local man was arrested Monday for an alleged aggravated domestic battery, along with other charges. According Charleston police, Lamar Moore, 41, allegedly battered a victim and restricted her airflow, preventing the victim from yelling or using her phone to call for help.


One hurt, one in custody after report of shooting at Mattoon High School in Illinois

Mattoon High School in Mattoon, Ill. Google Maps MATTOON, Ill. -- Police are responding to a central Illinois high school after reports of shots fired, according to CBS affiliate WCIA. One person is reportedly hurt and another is in custody after the incident, which was reported around noon Wednes

CBS NEWS - 2017-09-20 17:57:43