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Grain prices as reported by Effingham Equity and the Chicago Board of Trade last night:

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…

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 …

Grain prices as reported by Effingham Equity and the Chicago Board of Trade last night:

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…

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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.

Grain prices as reported by Effingham Equity and the Chicago Board of Trade last night:

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.

Grain prices as reported by Effingham Equity and the Chicago Board of Trade last night:

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.”

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Grain prices as reported by Effingham Equity and the Chicago Board of Trade last night:

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.

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…

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