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Small earthquake reported in Illinois, felt in 3 states

ALBION, Ill. (AP) - The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a small earthquake in southeastern Illinois was felt across parts of Illinois, including Effingham, Indiana and Kentucky. The USGS says the preliminary 3.8-magnitude earthquake occurred at 6:47 a.m. Central Time on Tuesday about 7 miles (12

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 16:02:00

How to Pick the Perfect Engagement Ring

(StatePoint) An engagement ring is at once a symbol of love and commitment and also a reflection of a woman's personal style. For the engaged-to-be who hasn't quite determined the perfect sparkler for herself, articulating an engagement ring style can seem challenging. That's where a trusted jeweler

NAVIGATORJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-19 05:00:00

Emergency preparedness 101: Know how to protect your family against carbon monoxide poisoning

(BPT) - Few areas of the country are immune to natural disasters or severe weather. Whether you live in a hurricane zone or face icy winters, it is important to prepare your home and family to weather the storm and know the potential health and safety risks that may arise in emergency situations. Be

NAVIGATORJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-18 19:01:00

Be safe while getting social to avoid social media scams

(BPT) - For many people, social media has become a part of our daily lives. We follow friends on Facebook, share our opinions on Twitter and highlight our latest creative projects on Instagram or Pinterest. According to Statista, 78 percent of all Americans have a social media profile, and that adop

NAVIGATORJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-18 15:39:01

How Libraries Are Changing in Communities Nationwide

(StatePoint) As we become increasingly reliant on digital content available on-demand, what happens to our repositories for printed material? The answer may be simpler than you think: Libraries aren't just about books any more. Most have shifted focus from their collections to the communities they s

NAVIGATORJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-18 05:00:00

Judge: Ex-NFL players may be targets for 'misleading' offers

FILE - This Aug. 9, 2014 file photo shows an NFL logo on a goal post padding before a preseason NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Cleveland Browns at Ford Field in Detroit. A federal judge overseeing the NFL's $1 billion concussion settlement with former players says she's concerne

HERALD TIMES - 2017-09-19 04:24:25

Search begins for new superintendent

MOUNT CARMEL - The search is under way for the next Wabash District 348 Superintendent. Superintendent Tim Buss gave his resignation notice four years ago, and concludes his career June 30, 2018. During Monday's school board meeting, the board voted to hire Jim Helton of the Illinois Association of

DAILY REPUBLICAN REGISTER - 2017-09-19 16:46:01

Another iron-truss bridge needs fixing; Repairs could cost $28K

A little over a week after the county wrapped up one pricey bridge improvement project, another one has surfaced. On Sept. 8, the same day that a ribbon cutting was held to officially reopen Bridge 45, the highway department announced that Mays Road would be closed until further notice due to an acc

VINCENNES SUN COMMERCIAL - 2017-09-19 04:00:00

Parks board eyes repairs to WPA-era shelter house

BICKNELL - Summer is drawing to a close and members of the city parks board here are now brainstorming what improvement projects to undertake during the "off season," including an effort to spruce up a historic structure. Board president Jack Lynn said members have been discussing some repairs they'

VINCENNES SUN COMMERCIAL - 2017-09-19 04:00:00

Exhibit shows parental snooping is good to prevent teens from using drugs

ANDERSON - The Hidden in Plain Sight trailer doesn't look like a trailer at all once you step inside. The trailer that Intersect and the Madison County Sheriff's Department have brought to the community is transformed to look like a teenager's bedroom. The purpose is to help parents keep an eye on t

VINCENNES SUN COMMERCIAL - 2017-09-19 04:00:00

Second solar park in Peru powers up

PERU - The state's newest solar park located at the headquarters of Miami-Cass REMC went on the grid last week producing enough energy to fully power around 250 homes a month. Local and state officials gathered at the site Thursday to celebrate the occasion, touting the project as an example of the

VINCENNES SUN COMMERCIAL - 2017-09-19 04:00:00

State saw decrease in residents without health insurance in 2016

FORT WAYNE - A U.S. Census Bureau report has found that Indiana had 373,000 fewer people without health insurance last year than three years earlier. The report released last week said about 8 percent of Indiana residents, or about 530,000 people, lacked medical insurance in 2016. That's down from 1

VINCENNES SUN COMMERCIAL - 2017-09-19 04:00:00

Parks department seeking funds for shelter house restoration

Sun-Commercial photo by Gayle R. Robbins | City Parks and Recreation Department superintendent Steve Beaman is hoping secure a state Department of Natural Resources grant to give the 80-year-old enclosed shelter house at Gregg Park the facelift it deserves. It's the same grant the Vincennes Police D

VINCENNES SUN COMMERCIAL - 2017-09-17 04:00:00

Across US, lawmakers chip away at public's access to records

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - In February, Arkansas lawmakers marked the 50-year anniversary of the Freedom of Information Act with a resolution calling it "a shining example of open government" that had ensured access to vital public records for generations. They spent the following weeks debating and, in ma

VINCENNES SUN COMMERCIAL - 2017-09-17 04:00:00

The Rheas of Life: Singing group revolves around faith, family

In many ways, the Rheas are a typical family. But when they're up on stage, raising their voices in unison, it's clear this group is something special. "I get such a sense of joy when we're on our instruments and we're all coming together and making music," said the family's matriarch, Precious Rhea

VINCENNES SUN COMMERCIAL - 2017-09-17 04:00:00

NSF grants Purdue $20 million for shale gas research

Will use fewer carbon emissions and will boost the U.S. economy, professor says WEST LAFAYETTE - A new research center at Purdue University aims to create a new way to produce fuels that could transform the energy industry within the next decade. The Center for Innovative and Strategic Transformatio

VINCENNES SUN COMMERCIAL - 2017-09-17 04:00:00

Enrollment up again at county public schools; But growth has slowed from last year

Enrollment is up for the second year in a row at the county's public school corporations. Friday was the state's official "count day," when administrators hope to see as many kids in classroom seats as possible. The Indiana Department of Education uses that number, regardless of how many youngsters

VINCENNES SUN COMMERCIAL - 2017-09-17 04:00:00

Shadows of secrecy begin to spread across federal government

WASHINGTON - There are cracks in the curtains President Donald Trump tried to draw around the government early in his presidency, but the slivers of light aren't making it easier to hold federal officials accountable for their actions. Trump still refuses to divest from his real estate and hotel emp

VINCENNES SUN COMMERCIAL - 2017-09-17 04:00:00

The Country Side of Life: A Humble Attitude of Gratitude!

"Star light, star bright, I yearn to have my wish tonight!" My sister, Lou, and I were reminiscing this week about the "good old days" back on our Eagletown farm. As I look back on all the special times in my long ago life, I wish above all else that I could give my parents and grandparents a hug, t

VINCENNES SUN COMMERCIAL - 2017-09-17 04:00:00

New secrecy tactic: suing people who seek public records

IOWA CITY, Iowa - An Oregon parent wanted details about school employees getting paid to stay home. A retired educator sought data about student performance in Louisiana. And college journalists in Kentucky requested documents about the investigations of employees accused of sexual misconduct. Inste

VINCENNES SUN COMMERCIAL - 2017-09-17 04:00:00