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Effingham man dies in Shelby County crash

A 44-year-old Effingham man died Friday evening after a crash in Shelby County, according to Illinois State Police. He has not yet been identified, pending notification of family.The crash happened shortly after 5 p.m. in in the westbound lane of Route 16, about a quarter-mile west of Shelby County

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS - 2018-08-18 11:12:00

1 superintendent for 5 school districts?

A member of the Effingham County Board has floated the idea of having just one superintendent oversee the five school districts in the county. Although it would save taxpayers money, the suggestion raised questions about its plausibility.County Board Vice Chairman David Campbell suggested a nonbindi

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS - 2018-08-17 22:27:28

Aviston Legion's Queen of Hearts raffle victor wins $1 million jackpot

Attendees stand for the Pledge of Allegiance before the Queen of Hearts drawing at American Legion Post 1239 on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, in Aviston, Ill. The Queen of Hearts jackpot was $695,030 and since the card was not drawn, it will roll over to next week's drawing. Photo by Chris Lee,clee@post-


This Illinois teen raised champion chickens. They sold for $4,000 at the state fair.

At the2018 Governor’s Sale of Champions, Wilderman’s chickens sold for $4,000 to the McDonald’s Group, whose members include Dave and Julie Embry, Paul and Mary Breznay, McGraw Enterprises, and the Davis Family. Grand champions receive a share of the profits from the auction. Wilderman plans to use


Two semi trucks crash on I-70

Police, firefighters and rescue workers are on the scene of a crash between two semi-trucks in the eastbound lane of Interstate-70 near Teutopolis, just east of the North 1650th Street overpass.


Rediscovered bulldog mascot gets artist-custodian's touch

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SWIOWANEWSSOURCE.COM - 2018-08-18 20:38:09

Christopher man convicted of murdering his wife in 2016 will be sentenced next month

BENTON — Brian Pheasant, the Christopher man convicted in May of the 2016 slaying of his wife, will be sentenced next month.

THE SOUTHERN - 2018-08-17 21:44:00

Car Hits Marion Eye Center Building

A vehicle driven by Cole D. Borton, 21, of Effingham, left the roadway in the 600th block of Keller, striking a fence, meter, sign and the Marion Eye Center building at 2:23 a.m. Thursday.


Local man wins over $1 million in Aviston Queen of Hearts drawing

The Queen of Hearts raffle in Aviston ended last night, after running for more than a year, with a winner receiving a $1 million jackpot.


First day as full-time teacher

ALTAMONT – Thursday was the first day of school for most students across Effingham County. For some, like Logan Hill, it was the first day in front of a class as a full-time teacher.Hill made the switch from substitute teacher to full-time industrial arts and agriculture teacher at Altamont High Sch


Crash re-routes interstate traffic in Effingham County

According to an ISP press release, all eastbound traffic is being detoured to Interstate 57 northbound at the North Tri-level (I 70 E/B MP 98, I 57 N/B MP 163). Motorists are asked to use caution and seek alternate routes.


Construction company owner from Clinton County sentenced for illegal asbestos removal

The owner of a Southern Illinois construction company was sentenced Thursday to five months in federal prison and fined $50,000 for exposing immigrant workers to asbestos during an asbestos-removal project at an Okawville school.Joe Kehrer, owner of Kehrer Brothers Construction in Albers,had pleaded


Driver, passenger injured in car crash early Thursday

Both the driver of the vehicle, Trevor Beal, 20, of Olney, and passenger Sophie Carter, 21, of Olney, were transported to Richland Memorial Hospital for injuries.


Man killed after his truck’s tire blows out near Nashville

Police said the truck’s tire blew, causing the truck to skid off the road and hit a tree. Waltrip was trapped inside the truck, which caught fire.


Addieville Man Dies After Crash on I-64 Monday

An Addieville man died as a result of a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 64 Monday night.Zachary Waltrip, 30, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident near Mile Marker 47.5 in Washington County.


JH Vandals edged in opener, top Teutopolis

Vandalia 8, T-Town 0The Vandalia Junior High School baseball squad evened their record in the young season to 1-1 by blanking Teutopolis on Tuesday, 8-0.The Vandals scored a run in the opening inning, added five more in the second and closed out their scoring with two runs in the fifth inning.Owen M


Shelby 3 and outs Altamont

It was one more in a host of lopsided games this season in area softball. Shelbyille had their first 15-run win as they played 3 innings and out, besting Altamont on Monday, 18-0.Shelbyville is a perfect 6-0 this season, winning each of their first five games by the 10-run rule in 5 innings. On Mond


08-13-18 Shelby County Sheriff's Office report

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office reported the following incidents:Michael L. Kibler, 48, of Gays, was arrested July 22 for possession of a firearm by a felon after Deputies were called to a rural Gays residence on a complaint of Kibler shooting a firearm and threatening persons with it at the resid


Boil order remains in effect for part of Pinckneyville and is lifted for another area

A boil order is still in effect for Charlotte Hills, Mink Road, Fairground Road south of Charlotte Hills, Red Bud and Cedar Point lanes, Cripple Creek, and Dalmation and Cottontail roads.


Man charged with exposing himself at Mascoutah park, damaging property at police station

Charges allege that Jacob R. Gruber, 25, “knowingly exposed” himself with the intent to arouse himself” while at Scheve Park at Harnett Street and Haper Road on Saturday. Public indecency is a misdemeanor.