The Effingham County Chamber, along with Effingham County schools, have organized the annual Manufacturing Day for Effingham County on Thursday, Oct. 7.
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is asking educators, parents, students and community organizations to give their input on fiscal year 2023 state funding for public education.
The Stewardson-Strasburg Class of 1971 held their 50th class reunion on Aug. 14 at the Stewardson Community Building. Marvin Warner was the emcee. Everyone introduced themselves and significant others. Some shared family pictures and memorabilia of school days. The class had an enrollment of…
Mediacom Communications is a recipient of Content & Creativity Human Resources (C2HR) 2021 Social Impact Award. This year the award focused on how corporations responded to the unique circumstances of the COVID pandemic.
In-class curriculum materials, teacher aids and specialized training modules developed by Ameren Illinois are helping more than 50,000 elementary and high school students and their families to be safer around electric and natural gas infrastructure.
Linemen from Shelby Electric Cooperative participated in the annual AIEC Lineman’s Safety Rodeo sponsored by the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives on Wednesday, Sept. 8.
Community members across the region are invited to register and attend a free online workshop, “Building Community Resilience in Southern Illinois — Why Now?” hosted by Southern Illinois Coalition for Children and Families.
For the Gold Star Mission, the physical pain of pedaling a bicycle for 500 miles within five days pales in comparison to the emotional pain of those who lost loved ones who were serving overseas for the U.S. military.
University of Illinois Extension is offering free STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) take-home kits. These kits are developed for children and provide teachers, parents, and caregivers an easy way to engage children in meaningful learning experiences about the world aro…
The Bushton Christian Church donated $1,350 to Peace Meal in honor of Larry Irby, who was a long-time Sarah Bush Lincoln employee. Irby worked for the Peace Meal Senior Nutrition Program, delivering meals on wheels and brightening the spirits of many homebound individuals.
At a time when the impacts of COVID-19 continue to devastate communities around the state, Illinois Humanities is awarding its largest grant pool in the organization’s history for pandemic relief and recovery: $1.4 million to 254 organizations in 72 counties.
Roy and Kathy Weber, Philip and Linda Mette of Effingham and John Burford of Teutopolis attended the American Legion’s national convention in Phoenix, Arizona, on Aug. 27 to Sept. 2 at the Phoenix convention center.
The Illinois Bankers Association (IBA) announced that Scott E. Bland has been elected to the IBA’s Board of Directors. The election was held on Aug. 12 during the organization’s virtual Annual Conference.
Master gardeners, members of conservation agencies and organizations, stormwater professionals, landscape architects and consultants and community members in Effingham County and surrounding areas can learn landscape design and management practices that reduce pollution from runoff at a work…
The Effingham County Chamber Foundation announced the Effingham County Job Opportunities for Business Success (EC-JOBS) web-based platform in August. To launch this new initiative, the Chamber Foundation and EC-JOBS is kicking off a Founding Donor Campaign through Oct. 31.
Suzette Brumleve Memorial Effingham Public Library in partnership with Effingham Performance Center will present “This Moment in America – A Conversation with Governor Jim Edgar” at the Effingham Performance Center, 1325 Outer Belt W, Effingham, on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m.
The Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Foundation hosted Lincolnland Binga as a raffle in lieu of the annual in-person event, raising nearly $20,000 to support construction of a new Hospice House.
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