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Unit 40 board to discuss restructuring plan, tax swap
More long term planning, which includes the possibility of consolidating school district buildings with a countywide tax swap to fund it, are planned for Monday's Effingham Unit 40 School Board meeting.
Neoga School Board discusses proposed sales tax hike
Neoga School Board discussed the proposed Shelby County facility sales tax and committee formations at its meeting Thursday.
Sewer maintenance leads to gas leak
A natural gasline break led to at least one person being evacuated from a house on First Street, between St. Anthony Grade School and High School, with at least eight more residences being checked by the Effingham Fire Department. The fire department was called out at 11:11 a.m. Wednesday.
Willow's mom appears on drug-related charge
Ciara DeRyke stood before a Shelby County judge Wednesday morning to face a drug-related charge.
- Mishap causes crossing arms malfunction An electrical mishap caused railroad crossing arms throughout Effingham to malfunction Tuesday, leaving railroad worker to find another way to warn motorists of oncoming trains. The malfunction started shortly before noon after CSX workers struck a b
Unit 10 superintendent outlines benefits of proposed sales tax
Altamont School Board discussed facility improvements that could be possible if the proposed countywide sales tax increase were to pass.
Plan commission denies rezoning request
Effingham Plan Commission voted 5-1 Tuesday to deny a rezoning request by a couple who wanted to create a basement apartment in their home at 500 Cleveland St.
Railroad crossing arms working again
Railroad crossing arms in parts of Effingham that were stuck in the up position are now in operation.
Woman found dead last month has been identified
A female found unresponsive by friends at her residence in the 100 block of Hendelmeyer Avenue Oct. 30 has been identified as 64-year-old Gloria Tipsword.
Speaker calls on residents to honor veterans past and present
Ninety-five years ago Monday, Allied and German generals signed an armistice to end what was then known as "The Great War."
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