Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

Local News

March 26, 2013

Residents make best of snow despite its late arrival

Effingham residents may have mixed emotions about the recent heavy snowfall, but Steve Thies blames the groundhog better known as Punxsutawney Phil.“I was wanting spring really badly,” he said while shoveling his driveway Monday morning. “This isn't spring.”But Thies did enjoy the accompanying lightning and thunder Sunday. Despite the snow, the storm was a rare treat for him, something one doesn't see every day.Nancy Denney is enjoying the strange weather, although she wishes it could have happened over Christmas.“Happy spring,” she laughed. “But it (the snow) is here, and we might as well enjoy it. I'm not too upset by it."Her small dog, Jasper, was having a tough time doing just that. The roads were clear, but making his way through the snow was a challenge for his short legs.From yard to yard, people were hard at work and at play Monday.“It's fun to make snowmen and forts and have lots of snowball fights,” said 8-year-old Daelyn Dunston. She and friend Jordan Rayl, also 8, were enjoying what they said was a good packing snow – and, of course, the day off from school.Rayl said she had experienced a blizzard a few years ago, and while there wasn't as much snow this time around, she was better able to enjoy it.“It's fun!” she said.Marlene Brandt was also shoveling her driveway, and said the snow was heavier than usual.She couldn't recall such a great snowfall this late in the year.

The snow added a comical element, burying Easter and spring decorations, as the vibrant colors nearly covered in white still shown against the brilliance of the snow.

For some, travel might have been difficult, but Mobility Manager Jennifer Moore of Effingham County Public Transportation said its services do continue in inclement weather.

“We basically go out of county, if needed,” she said. “People still have to get to the doctor.”

1
Text Only
Local News
  • tony- bed race.jpg Race day

    Growing up in the country east of Teutopolis, if it had wheels, the Miller kids tried to race it. That upbringing may work in their favor as they compete in bed races in Teutopolis at 6 p.m. today as part of a weekend full of events celebrating the town’s 175th year.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Church Briefs Centenary UMC Centenary United Methodist Church, Effingham, will host the following activities: • Sunday, Aug. 3: Connection Time, 10 a.m.; Glenwood Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Lavender Ridge Worship, 2 p.m.; Youth Group, 6 p.m. • Monday, Aug. 4: Quilters,

    August 1, 2014

  • tony- app maker 1.jpg Dieterich grad markets word game application

    Dalton Hinterscher is something of a Renaissance man in the making.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • MIller, Jay C 021314.jpg Miller sentenced to 17 years in heroin death

     An Altamont man was sentenced Thursday to 17 years in prison in connection with the fatal heroin overdose of an Effingham woman earlier this year.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • No Headline Provided SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Here are the winning numbers selected Wednesday in the Illinois State Lottery:My 3-Midday6-2-4My 3-Evening4-7-5Pick Three-Midday4-8-0Fireball: 3Pick Three-Evening5-6-0Fireball: 4Pick Four-Midday3-5-5-1Fireball: 2Pick Four-Evening6-

    July 31, 2014

  • tony- dieterich app maker pic Dieterich grad markets word game application TONY HUFFMANDaily NewsDalton Hinterscher is something of a Renaissance man in the making.A former standout basketball player at Dieterich High School, Hinterscher followed his intellectual pursuits into college. Entering his second year as a Software

    July 31, 2014 2 Photos

  • Complex support divides council All indications at Tuesday’s special meeting of the Effingham City Council indicates Effingham Park District will not get the $1 million it is asking for to help build the Richard E. Workman Sports and Wellness Center.In fact, Mayor Merv Gillenwater

    July 30, 2014

  • Correction It was incorrectly reported in Saturday’s Effingham Daily News that federal sex crime suspect Nathan Maphis was at large. Maphis is being held in Madison County Jail. The newspaper erred. Bill Grimes can be reached at 217-347-7151, ext. 132, at bill.

    July 30, 2014

  • tony- community garden 2 Learning and growing together The installation of a Effingham Community Garden sign marks the growing success of a common place for Effingham residents to cultivate plants and produce.“We have 23 large plots and two small plots out here this year,” said University of Illinois Mas

    July 30, 2014 2 Photos

  • 7-30 kitchen fire pic Kitchen fire damages home An unattended kitchen stove led to a full-still fire call at 507 Park Hills Drive Tuesday afternoon.A passerby made a 911 call and reported visible smoke from the eaves of the home at 1:16 p.m. Arriving on scene, Effingham firefighters entered the ho

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

AP Video
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.