Joanna Mitchell of Effingham recently attended Space Academy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, home of Space Camp, Space Camp Robotics, Aviation Challenge, U.S. Cyber Camp and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center's Official Visitor Center.

SPRINGFIELD — The U.S. Census Bureau's Statistics in Schools program invites Illinois teachers to become 2020 Census ambassadors. Ambassadors will champion the 2020 Census in their classrooms, schools and communities and in doing so help Illinois achieve a complete 2020 Census count.

SDS Technology announced the appointment of Vanessa McKee as Office Manager. She will join the leadership team of Steve Schallert, President and CEO, Sherry Waldo, Sales and Marketing Manager and Tim Woodall, Service Manager.

Kim Jansen was Tourism Director for the City of Effingham for several years. Jansen has taken that experience and applied it to her new role as Marketing Director at the EPC.

Bridge results from the Wednesday, July 10, match in Effingham were:

The following marriage licenses were issued in Effingham County during the months of May and June:

Altamont Lutheran Interparish School registration will be Tuesday, July 23, from 3 to 7p.m. and Wednesday, July 24, from 4 6:30 p.m.

On World Water Day March 22, EJ Water was invited to be a part of the Small Communities Water Dialogue at the U.S. Chamber in Washington, D.C. Among the attendees invited to the discussion were the EPA, USDA, RCAP, National Government Association, FEMA, Goldman Sachs, Rural Development, and …

Darren Bailey, who currently serves as a State Representative in the 109th District, announced his intentions to run for the Illinois State Senate in the 55th District.

Bridge results from the Wednesday, July 3, match in Effingham were:

Dr. Ryan Jennings, Chief Medical Officer at HSHS St Anthony's Memorial Hospital, spoke on the Zero Harm goal of the hospital and what its has done to help make Zero Harm obtainable.

Nearly nine months after his unopposed general election victory, Dr. Kyle Thompson was sworn in as Regional Superintendent on July 1. Surrounded by Regional Office of Education 11 staff, Thompson repeated the oath of office at the Coles County Courthouse as directed by County Clerk Julie Coe.

Though fireworks are exciting, festive and fun, HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital wants to remind community members that fireworks can also be dangerous. June 1 through July 4 is National Fireworks Safety Month, and it is important to understand firework safety and prevent serious injuries.

Al and Ann Church stand with the Effingham Daily News in front of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey, on June 13. The couple spent seven days in Istanbul and four days in northwestern Turkey, visiting many important Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman historical sites. Submit your travel p…

The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met at the Ponderosa Steakhouse June 27 in Vandalia for the monthly noon luncheon. There were 15 members and six guests in attendance.

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce will host the First Friday Luncheon on July 12 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in the Lincoln/Kennedy room located at 1301 Ave of Mid America in Effingham.

The 45th annual Day of Prayer for Life was held on June 26 at St. Francis Church in Teutopolis, with approximately 275 people in attendance throughout the day.

The broadband and telecommunications industry presented Mediacom Communications with a top technology award based on the company’s creation and implementation of “Molli,” a virtual assistant that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to augment customer service.

Effingham Attorney Q. Anthony (“Tony”) Siemer has recently relocated his law practice to the Lincolnland Building. The firm is located at 1901 South Fourth Street, Suite 203 (north end of building just off the elevator).

Five local high school seniors attended the 2019 session of Premier Boys State held at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston June 8-14.

Illinois State Police (ISP) District 12 Commander, Captain Cory Ristvedt, announces ISP will conduct Roadside Safety Checks (RSCs) in Effingham County during July.

Bridge results from the Wednesday, June 26, match in Effingham were:

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