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Exchange students come to Jefferson County

MT VERNON - Students from Serbia, Thailand, Mexico, Spain, Ukraine, China and Turkmenstan will be spending the year as high-schoolers in Jefferson County. Through Program of Academic Exchange, these students are able to find host families in the United States. Nine students will be living in Mt. Ver

REGISTER-NEWS - 2017-09-26 11:30:00

Mayor Shares Optimism, Pessimism On Economy

Mayor Brian Sullivan combined hopefulness (he said indications are the Deer Run Mine will again produce coal, though nothing is certain, including a time line) and remorse (again based on indications-not certainty-he feels the Dynegy power plant west of Coffeen will shutter). One of those indication

THEJOURNAL-NEWS.NET - 2017-09-25 07:00:00

9-25-17 Shelby County sheriff's report

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office reported the following arrests: Andrew S. Wasson, 31, of Cowden, was arrested Sept. 8 for driving under the influence of alcohol as he was operating a vehicle in the 13th block of North Douglas in Shelbyville. Robert J. Beckler, 21, of Sigel, was arrested Sept. 17

SHELBYVILLE DAILY UNION - 2017-09-25 18:10:09

All home warranties are not created equal

(BPT) - Having a home warranty is a smart way to help deal with the inevitable home repair problems that all property owners face at one point or another. After all, a good home warranty can mean getting expert help when your HVAC system needs to be fixed, your water heater needs to be replaced, or

THEJOURNAL-NEWS.NET - 2017-09-25 16:01:00

Bremer Sanctuary Celebrates First 40 Years

Bremer Sanctuary in Hillsboro celebrated its 40th anniversary with an open house on the Illinois Audubon Society grounds on Saturday, Sept. 23. The sanctuary was born on July 9, 1977, when sisters Helen and Betty Bremer donated their family's farm ground to the Illinois Audubon Society. The open hou

THEJOURNAL-NEWS.NET - 2017-09-25 07:00:00

Won't Matter To Anyone Except Your Creator

Whatever environment is our daily life, believers are often confuted by those who want to make sure you either overhear or are confronted with their negative statements regarding Christ and the organized church. Truth is, faith has always been as practical as the personal choice between heaven and h

THEJOURNAL-NEWS.NET - 2017-09-25 07:00:00

Making Little Moments 'Wonderful'

Kyle and I had only been dating a few weeks, when our friend Denise talked me into buying tickets for the dinner, which was nearly two months later. I didn't have any idea if Kyle and I would even still be dating when the dinner rolled around, but Denise was very persuasive, and I bought the tickets

THEJOURNAL-NEWS.NET - 2017-09-25 07:00:00

Litchfield Signs Franchise Agreement With RECC

Representatives from the Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative (RECC) were on hand to talk to the members of the Litchfield City Council on Thursday, Sept. 21, about a franchise agreement with the city. The electricity service provider already serves 112 members located around Lake Lou Yaeger, all

THEJOURNAL-NEWS.NET - 2017-09-25 07:00:00

With second-highest train deaths in nation, Illinois stresses Rail Safety Week

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HERALD & REVIEW - 2017-09-25 17:34:00

Tower Garden project to grow across Unit 40 district

EFFINGHAM - In an effort to teach students where food comes from, Unit 40 is implementing a new method in the classroom that gives them a first-hand look at the process - without the aid of soil. At Monday's Effingham Unit 40 school board meeting, three students and two teachers presented a Tower Ga

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-26 02:57:00

Sleep disorders support group held

MATTOON -- A.W.A.K.E., a health awareness support group for people affected with sleep apnea, will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in the Sarah Bush Lincoln Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education. Area residents with sleeping disorders are encouraged to join A.W.A.K.E., which stands for Alert,


Unit 40 Board Passes Budget, Awards Bids for Roof Work, Tennis Court Reconstruction

Effingham Unit 40 school board members Monday voted to move ahead with re-roofing East Side School and West Side School and with reconstructing the tennis courts at Effingham High School. The re-roofing work will cost $313,937 with work to be done by Jim Taylor Roofing of Belleville. The gym at East

THEXRADIO.COM - 2017-09-26 03:08:00

Car fire heats up structures nearby

EFFINGHAM - The Effingham Fire Department responded to a car fire at 306 W. Eiche just after 6 p.m. Saturday. The car on fire was next to that residence and exposed it and a second home, at 308 W. Eiche, to heat damage. The cause of the vehicle fire was determined to be electrical which started unde

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-25 19:10:10

City Police Investigating Vehicle Thefts

Effingham City Police are investigating two vehicle thefts that occurred over the weekend. City Police Chief Jeff Fuesting said the thefts are part of an active investigation, but confirmed that two vehicles were stolen from the same residence. The thefts occurred near Bliss Park in the early mornin

THEXRADIO.COM - 2017-09-26 00:04:00

Library Board Okays New Organizational Chart

The Suzette Brumleve Memorial Effingham Public Library Board has approved a new organizational chart. The move comes after adoption of a new strategic plan for the library as well as the departure of two managers. Library Director Amanda McKay said the new chart includes an assistant director, as we

THEXRADIO.COM - 2017-09-25 22:08:00

Shoes Down Bulldogs, Area Baseball Roundup

Teutopolis High School trailed Effingham St. Anthony 1-0 until the third then took the lead and never let loose in an 8-6 baseball victory Friday. The Shoes scored two in the third, four in the fifth and two in the sixth. The Bulldogs made a comeback attempt, trailing 8-4 going into the bottom of th

THEXRADIO.COM - 2017-09-25 16:50:00

CHAMPIONS! Effingham tennis team takes title

The Effingham girls' golf team is the Apollo Conference Champions after placing first at Effingham Country Club Monday, with a team score of 355. Junior Abbi Burgess shot a team-best 84, shooting a 44 on the front nine, and improving on the back nine with a 40. "She was just grinding out there," sai

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-26 04:30:00

Wineries sprout up in Central Illinois

SHELBYVILLE - Jill Collum did not know what to expect when she agreed to go winery-hopping in Central Illinois with her friends. The Manteno resident has gone to wineries around the city and in Michigan, but had not heard about Central Illinois wines until she did a Google search after work brought

HERALD & REVIEW - 2017-09-24 06:00:00

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HERALD & REVIEW - 2017-09-24 23:59:59

Catholics in Papua New Guinea a sign of the Church's universality

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Sep 26, 2017 CNA/EWTN News.- A young Catholic diocese in the southern highlands of Papua New Guinea has a vibrant and growing faith, one which the people have embraced as their own, showing the universality of the Church, a local bishop says. "To me it is really beaut

THEBOSTONPILOT.COM - 2017-09-26 13:16:38