Grain prices as reported by Effingham Equity and the Chicago Board of Trade last night:
Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation is pleased to announce the Siemer Milling Endowment for Youth Leadership Development has granted $8,630 to Camp New Hope in Neoga, Illinois.
Lake Land College Phi Theta Kappa President Tanner Clark of Strasburg will receive a scholarship of $1,500 for his selection as a national Gold Scholar on Coca-Cola’s 2020 Academic Team. Clark was one of 50 students chosen to receive the award out of more than 2,000 applications. His score i…
As everyone continues to adapt to the new virtual campus, it is important to maintain a sense of community support. Lake Land College students Michael Mriscin and Chandler Smith have found ways to stay connected and help out their peers.
HSHS Home Care & Hospice Southern Illinois and HSHS Home Care Central Illinois teamed up to prepare and deliver Baskets of Blessings to their home care and hospice patients. The deliveries will provide additional support due to the current impact that COVID-19 restrictions have had on th…
To protect girls and communities in the wake of COVID-19, Girl Scouts has suspended door-to-door sales and cookie booths. They’re helping troops and girls find new ways to sell and donate cookies so local programming can continue.
WASHINGTON – In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) has adjusted the submission guidelines for his 2020 Congressional Art Competition.
The Suzette Brumleve Memorial Effingham Public Library is closed through April 30 due to the state’s stay-at-home order. However, the library is still able to supply thousands of online books and entertainment options to the community, many of which do not need a library card.
Lieutenant Gov. Juliana Stratton has put out the call to all Illinoisans to submit local businesses and community organizations that are going above and beyond their normal work parameters to respond to the growing needs facing our communities amid this global pandemic.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service have announced that Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need to file an abbreviated tax return to receive an Economic Impact Payment.
Del Wortman, owner of Wortman Printing and a veteran, has designed, produced and donated over 1,500 2020 wall calendars featuring all the area veterans memorials.
Those with SNAP or Medical Cards can apply for assistance in receiving a free cellphone and minutes at the First Presbyterian Church, 600 W. Temple, Effingham from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday through Saturday.
HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital and HSHS Southern Illinois Home Care and Hospice have received a lot of support already during this COVID-19 health crisis with some asking what they can do to further offer support. Following a nationwide trend, HSHS St. Anthony’s is offering an option t…
The Effingham Rotary Club Scholarship Program will extend the application deadline due to the current school closures under the governor’s stay-at-home order. The new submission date is Friday, April 10.
Several Student Life organizations at Lake Land College have announced opportunities for virtual engagement throughout spring 2020. Most of the events will take place via the different organizations’ Facebook pages.
Lickin’ My Chicken & Pullin’ My Pork BBQ plans to set up in the Effingham Performance Center parking lot on Sunday at 11 a.m. to give away nearly 1,000 pulled pork sandwiches to area children.
As potential shortages of masks and other personal protective equipment are being reported in the news, HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital has received several messages from members of the community inquiring whether St. Anthony’s will accept homemade-sewn cloth masks.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Service Centers are encouraging visitors to take proactive, protective measures to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
South Central FFA Chapter participated in the Section 19 FFA Poultry Career Development Event on March 11 at Shelbyville High School in Shelbyville. FFA members at the event were able to participate by placing live birds based on their past production, candled eggs to look at the interior qu…
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