Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

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  • 8-11 historic sites cutbacks photo 1 (FRONT) Historic sites forced to reduce hours

    As a young Illinoisan, Abraham Lincoln spent time on his family’s farm in Lerna and cut his teeth in government at the first state capitol in Vandalia.Although those places served as the framework for Lincoln’s adult life, a budget passed by the Gene

    August 10, 2014 2 Photos

  • 8-9 St. Anthony preview photo St. Anthony Parish Picnic kicks off A variety of events are slated for St. Anthony Parish Picnic starting today.“This is the biggest fellowship event for the parish, and it has become part of the Effingham community,” said St. Anthony’s Director of Operations Carrie Koenig.Beginning at

    August 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • Crash sends 14-year-old driver to hospital

    A 14-year-old driver went to the hospital with two passengers after an accident in Jasper County.

    August 8, 2014

  • Sports complex plans moving forward

    Although plans for a sports complex have been plagued by funding issues, Effingham Park District officials said Wednesday they intend to move forward with the project. 

    August 7, 2014

  • Crash injures Jasper County man

    Two drivers were injured in a collision outside Casey.

    August 6, 2014

  • Council discusses prayer before meetings

    Commissioner Matt Hirtzel would like Effingham City Council to have prayer before meetings. However, using the word “prayer” could be a problem.

    August 6, 2014

  • tony- salt storage pic Still short on salt Last winter’s record cold and precipitation has municipalities across the state frantically searching for salt for this winter.The Illinois Department of Central Management, which provides various products to cities across the state, sent out an emai

    August 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • 8-5 Teutopolis Celebration Teutopolis celebration has successful turnout For two years, Teutopolis residents have planned, booked and budgeted for what they hoped would be the town’s greatest event in 175 years.The smiling faces of mud-splattered volleyball players and the relief of parents who tuckered their children out

    August 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • 8-5 Pageant Rhinestone Jeans and Diamond Dreams Effingham pageant directors anticipate a full audience to fill the grand stands Tuesday as 16 young women compete for the title of 2014 Miss Effingham County.The pageant, titled Rhinestone Jeans and Diamond Dreams, will begin at 7 p.m. at the Efifngh

    August 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • ATV crash injures two

    Two men were injured when an ATV rolled over.

    August 4, 2014

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