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One hurt in Saturday night shooting

One man was injured in a shooting late Saturday night south of downtown Terre Haute.Police responding to reports of gunshots in the area of Fourth and Deming streets found the man just before midnight, according to a Facebook post by the Terre Haute Police Department.The post said the man was taken


City Police Investigating Reports of Counterfeit Currency

A release from the police department indicates, "The bulk of the cases involve $100 bills, which have the appearance of real currency, but lack certain security features. However, there have been multiple reports of fraudulent lower denomination bills, as well. In addition, many of the bills are pri


Mount Zion traffic stop leads to meth arrest, police say

The officer made a traffic stop, and while taking inventory of the vehicle the officer found a bag of a white crystal-like substance that field tested positive for 1.5 grams of methamphetamine, Foster said.


EDN Bicentennial Series: Prisoners of war from Effingham County

Their stories showed the terror of that camp. Some retelling of those stories were written by high school and junior high students during the 1960s when Lowell Lewis, County Superintendent of Schools, sponsored an essay contest during the centennial celebration of the American Civil War. Although th


Illinois State Police District 12 Announces September Enforcement Activity

Effingham, IL-(Effingham Radio)-Illinois State Police District 12 Commander, Captain Cory Ristvedt, today announced activity and enforcement figures for the month of September.


Stewardson-Strasburg names students of month

Destiny Rentfro, daughter of Tena and Jason Rentfro of Mode, is a senior.Destiny likes to read, draw and ride horses. She would like to become a nurse.Favorite subject is World History because the class has "a lot of good discussions."


CHBC forces 3 sets in pool

Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City volleyball (8-14) didn't get a win and extended their losing streak, but they forced 3 games in NTC pool play on Friday. They lost to Altamont in 3, 14-25, 25-21, 17-25. Then they lost to North Clay, 21-25, 26-24, 14-25.Altamont tried to limit Lauren Wojcik, so Hailey Per


THS Students of the Month

The Students of the Month for October at Teutopolis High School are Joey Siemer and Kate Volk. For each month during the school year, two upperclassmen are nominated by their teachers and then selected by a committee of faculty members based on their participation and their dedication to Teutopolis


Daily News in Robinson, Ill.

"Local control is the key," board president Dennis Inboden said during a discussion Monday of resolutions the IASB will vote on during the annual event, Nov. 16-18 in Chicago.


Flaming Hearts clinch playoff spot

MATTOON— The Effingham Flaming Hearts clinched a playoff spot Friday night with their 41-21 win over the Mattoon Green Wave.The game was all about running backs Kendall Ballman and Logan Brown. Effingham coach Brett Hefner said while the duo had a big night, much of the praise should also go to the


Mattoon High School shooter sentenced to juvenile justice facility

In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo, police officers are seen at Mattoon High School as students returned to classes a day after a shooting in the cafeteria in which one student was wounded.


Effingham Board of Education Looking to Fill Four Seats in April’s Consolidated Elections

EFFINGHAM, IL-(Effingham Radio)-Effingham Community Unit School District #40 will have four school board seats to be filled at the April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election.


Jim Nowlan: Illinois higher education — from best to bleakest

Today, in contrast, about half of all Illinois high school grads headed to college flee to institutions out of state. This can be turned around, but not without a renewed collaboration among state leadership on affordability, focus and understanding of the new realities.


Effingham County Board election: District D

Republican David Campbell, an incumbent, responds to a question, while Democrat Michael Sehy listens. Both are vying for a seat on the Effingham County Board representing District D. Dawn Schabbing photoDawn Schabbing


Central Illinois Sees the Earliest Snowfall Since 2014

Peoria, IL - For the first time since October 2nd, 2014 Central Illinois had snow fall in October. While some areas saw enough snow to cover grassy areas and elevated surfaces, most of Central Illinois didn't receive measurable (0.1") snow. When an area receives less than measurable precipitation it


UPDATE: 4 injured in crash on I-80 in Illinois Q-C

UPDATE:Four people were injured when the minivan they were in struck a semi-tractor at an entrance ramp to a scale on I-80, just north of the interchange with I-88.The crash occurred about 4 p.m., Thursday.A 2005 Dodge minivan, driven by Kelsey L. Sterling, 31, of Colona, Ill., was headed west on I


Teen sentenced for school shooting

The student said after today, he can carry on.The victim’s father said he had no ill will towards Josiah or his family.He said, “He hopes that one day Josiah will get a second chance”.


Effingham County Grand Jury Indictments 10-10-18

An Effingham County Grand Jury indicted the following people recently.• Ricky Derby, 24, of Sullivan, was indicted on a charge of burglary, a Class 3 felony, in that he allegedly entered a motor vehicle at the Effingham Walmart on Aug. 25.• Alan J. Logsdon, 36, of Shelbyville, was indicted on a char


Ambulance company files suit against county, Niemann

EFFINGHAM — Lakeside EMS Tuesday filed a federal lawsuit against Effingham County and Effingham County Board Chairman Jim Niemann.The lawsuit alleges that by enforcing the county’s ambulance ordinance, the county and Niemann deprived Lakeside EMS of opportunities to provide transfer services within


Tourism Advisory denies two grants

EFFINGHAM — The Effingham Tourism Advisory Board denied two requests for funding because the events didn't meet requirements for grants based on the set guidelines.Kevin Palmer requested $1,000 to help fund the St. Anthony Boys' Basketball Thanksgiving Tournament planned for Nov. 19-21 and 23-24 at