In honor of Earth Day 2021, Acting State Director Molly Hammond announced the United States Department of Agriculture is investing $23,250,000 in critical infrastructure that will help communities in Illinois build back better and stronger while prioritizing climate-smart solutions and envir…
HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital has expanded the number of hours the Prairie Heart Institute entrance to the hospital is open to allow outpatients access to the facility without having to enter through the emergency department. Additionally, registration for a majority of outpatient ser…
Sacred Heart School sixth grade teacher Shauna Albert has been selected as a Top 5 Finalist for the St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Award in the Diocese of Springfield.
The medical assistant program at Lake Land College received accreditation status from the Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in March upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with your community high school, is looking for local families to host boys and girls ages 15–18 for the next academic year. Students from all over the world — places like Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan and Ukraine, to name a …
The Effingham Fire Department Community Risk Reduction Strategy, “Take a Break for Safety” program, has once again returned some positive results for the Effingham community and local school children.
The Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation Board of Directors named Ralph and June Kidwell as posthumous recipients of the 2020 Richard C. Siemer Outstanding Philanthropist Award. View the award presentation online at www.enrichingourcommunity.org/Kidwell.
Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois’ (GSofSI) community service project, Operation: You’re Not Alone, has been received by the public with great excitement. Girl Scouts will be out in their communities this weekend, April 24, collecting bags that have been left at doorsteps in their neighborhoo…
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making available $12 million for use in making payments to forest landowners with land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) in exchange for their implementing healthy forest management practices. Existing CRP participants can now sig…
The Mid America CropLife Association (MACA) Board of Directors selected 11 college students to participate in the MACA Young Leader Scholarship Program (YLSP).
A University of Arkansas at Little Rock student wrote a successful $3,000 grant for her mother’s school district in Illinois that will help raise mental health awareness for the community.
Illinois Farm Bureau will be the financial sponsor of this year’s Illinois Press Foundation mini-grants program that assists existing media programs at public and private high schools throughout the state.
COLLINSVILLE, IL – Ameren Illinois has filed for an adjustment to its electric delivery service rates for next year. If approved by the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC), new rates will take effect in 2022.
Effingham County State’s Attorney Bryan Kibler joined Effingham Sunrise Rotary to discuss the new bill House Bill 3653 that passed in the early hours of the Lame Duck session on January 13, 2021. From a seven page document to more than 734 pages, it made Illinois the first state to eliminate…
More art from area adults will be added to what is already hung of the Shelby County Art Show 2021 Adult division as of this writing and will be ready to see in its entirety.
In striving to offer more adults without a high school diploma an opportunity to obtain an equivalency credential, the Regional Office of Education #3 is pleased to announce that we will begin offering the paper-based version of the HiSET exam.
State Sen. Darren Bailey, R-Louisville, was recently appointed to serve on the Illinois Commission on the Elimination of Poverty, the Commission on Environmental Justice, and the Weatherization Initiative Board.
Illinois hunters support the health of ecosystems, conservation efforts and local economies. Successful hunts also provide lean, local protein for families and communities.
HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital’s Wound Healing Center has once again been named a recipient of the Center of Distinction award by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The Wound Healing Center has won this award every year since it opened in 2010.
American Legion Auxiliary Liberty Unit 289 President Sarah Wyckoff called to order the April 13 meeting. Those in attendance sang the “Battle Hymn of the Republic.”
Sarah Bush Lincoln is hosting a free, online program, Health Styles House Calls, featuring SBL Podiatrist Kimberly Eickmeier, DPM, at noon on Wednesday, April 28, to discuss foot health.
Farm Credit Illinois named 29 high school seniors as agriculture scholarship recipients and awarded 50 community improvement grants to FFA chapters and 4-H clubs in central and southern Illinois.
The Clay City FFA chapter competed at the Section 23 Livestock Judging contest on April 7. The contest consisted of judging two classes each of beef cattle, swine and sheep. Students also had to select cattle based on carcass grading and answer questions about each class. The team placed eig…
This Week's Circulars
Sandra Kay Lindsey, 68, of Litchfield, IL, passed away on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at her residence in Litchfield, IL. Born in Grand Prairie Township, Jefferson County, Illinois, the daughter of the late James A. & Delma (Mitchell) Fitzgerald. She was employed as a Dietician for many years…
- 2 charged in death of Shelby County woman reported missing
- Police seek help locating missing Shelby County woman
- Edgewood man not guilty by reason of insanity in attempted murder of grandparents
- Dieterich woman seriously injured in Monday crash
- Coroner: Foul play not suspected in 3 separate Efffingham deaths Sunday
- Police: Man who stole car near Effingham later crashed Indiana State Police car
- Resident found dead after St. Elmo house fire
- Protecting gun owners' rights: Effingham County passes 'Second Amendment Preservation Act'
- Effingham remains undefeated with win over No. 8 Braves
- Area players named All-State by IBCA