CLAY CITY — Clay City Schools will be dismissing at 1:30 p.m. today, Friday, Dec. 13.
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Beach conditions worry EWA
Effingham Water Authority is putting the operator of Lake Sara beach on notice after health code violations have kept the beach closed for the past couple of years.
Soybeans favored over corn
The United States Department of Agriculture is projecting that farmers nationwide will plant more acres of soybeans this year than ever before.
Water service to be interrupted for some Effingham residents Tuesday
Water service will be interrupted along the following streets, starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday to repair and replace water main valves.
Grant to make Dieterich sidewalks more accessible
A Dieterich pedestrian accessibility project will receive $800,000 as part of transportation grants being given throughout the state.
Farming accident claims life
A Mulberry Grove man was killed instantly Saturday when a tractor he was driving flipped over on him while working on his property.
Drug enforcement focus of new ISP commander
Illinois State Police Zone 7 Investigations Interim Commander Kelly Hodge will now head two districts as commander of Effingham-based District 12 and Carmi-based 19.
Opinion: A pointed lesson
Kids, gather around. I want to tell you a story about why you’re not being careful enough with knives.
Sgt. Timothy Owens laid to rest Saturday
From the First Baptist Church in Rolla, Mo., past the high school he once attended, thousands of flags lined the funeral procession for Sgt. Timothy Owens as he was laid to rest Saturday.
Opinion: Turn off the TV and enjoy the peace and quiet
The elevator ride to the observation deck of the Willis Tower (formerly Sears) in Chicago takes less than 90 seconds. When packed like sardines in a car full of strangers, that ride to the top seemed like an etemity. You didn’t dare speak to anyone, or make eye contact with anyone. Better to just stare at your shoes and gut it out.
Family, friends remember Owens at vigil
Sgt. Timothy W. Owens. Sept. 21, 1976 – April 2, 2014.
Linda Ellis suggests in her poem, "The Dash," when a life comes to an end, the date of one's birth and passing are less important than the dash between those dates. The dash, she says, has a much more powerful designation — what the person did with their life.
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