Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

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  • 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.

    April 14, 2014

  • 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.

    April 13, 2014

  • 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.

    April 13, 2014

  • Hodge.jpg 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.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Nicole Dominique.jpeg Opinion: A pointed lesson

    Kids, gather around. I want to tell you a story about why you’re not being careful enough with knives.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • dsc_0750.jpg 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.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ron W.jpg 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.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Owens vigil speaker.jpg 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.

    April 12, 2014 4 Photos

  • Neoga looks for ways to cope with money woes Building consolidation, tax increase among options NEOGA — Financially strapped Neoga School District is now turning to committees to look for ways to make more drastic cuts following recent staff reductions. Board President Tina Moore said school board members had been supportive of forming committe

    April 12, 2014

  • Premature to declare ObamaCare success or failure The White House announced last week that it had reached its initial goal of signing up more than 7 million Americans for the insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act as of the "deadline" -- in Washington, of course, a deadline is not qu

    April 12, 2014

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