The Enduring Freedom Ministries Food Pantry in Shumway is partnering with Reaching Rural Veterans (RRV), a Purdue University-based effort that connects low-income, homeless and low-resource rural veterans in Effingham County with affordable housing, health care and other resources.
Lake Land College will begin offering a new special admission Fire Science program in fall 2021 designed exclusively for current firefighters and volunteers seeking career advancement. Those interested in applying must first receive a recommendation from their fire chief.
Members of the Teutopolis FFA chapter were recognized during the 93rd annual Illinois FFA State Convention, hosted in-person and virtually throughout the state over two weeks this summer.
Members of the Stewardson-Strasburg FFA chapter were recognized during the 93rd annual Illinois FFA State Convention, hosted in-person and virtually throughout the state over two weeks this summer.
Members of the Brownstown FFA chapter were recognized during the 93rd annual Illinois FFA State Convention, hosted in-person and virtually throughout the state over two weeks this summer.
Members of the South Central FFA chapter were recognized during the 93rd annual Illinois FFA State Convention, hosted in-person and virtually throughout the state over two weeks this summer.
Members of the Altamont FFA chapter were recognized during the 93rd annual Illinois FFA State Convention, hosted in-person and virtually throughout the state over two weeks this summer.
State Rep. Adam Niemerg, R-Dieterich, last week presented House of Representative certificates to the firefighters who responded first to the scene on Feb. 16 of a train derailment during a snowstorm and record cold temperatures.
The Chamber Foundation of Effingham County celebrated the recipients of the 2021 Chamber Foundation Community Scholarships at the Annual Scholarship Sponsor and Recipient Luncheon on June 4 at the Keller Convention Center.
Liberty Unit 289 of the American Legion Auxiliary in Strasburg has chosen Grace Vonderheide and Alexis Agney to attend the 2021 Session of the American Legion Auxiliary’s Illini Girls State.
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that construction on the Dieterich/Montrose Blacktop at the south edge of Montrose in Effingham County begins Monday, June 14.
Illinois State Police (ISP) District 12 Commander Captain Cory Ristvedt announced ISP will conduct Roadside Safety Checks (RSCs) in Effingham County during June. The use of RSCs combine a strong sense of public awareness and enforcement in order to save lives of the motoring public.
Broadcast sales students at Lake Land College earned certification as broadcast sales professionals from the broadcast training company P1 Learning in partnership with the Illinois Broadcasters Associate’s Sales Training Program.
American Legion Auxiliary Liberty Unit 289 President Sarah Wyckoff called to order the June 8 meeting. Those present sang “Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me.” Roll call was taken with six officers present.
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the closure of U.S. 40 at the bridges over Mill Road and Lincoln Drive, about 1 mile west of the U.S. 40 and Illinois 130 intersection in Greenup, begins June 14.
In a departure from its typical annual meeting, Shelby Electric Cooperative (SEC) held its 83rd Annual Meeting of Members drive-thru style at the Shelby County 4-H Fairgrounds on June 4.
Six young and beginning farmers and farmer couples from central and southern Illinois were named FreshRoots Directors Cup honorees this week by Farm Credit Illinois — including Lydia and Adam Holste of Altamont.
The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce, a Grow with Google Partner, and its Annual HYPE Webinar Sponsor, invite you to a Reach Customers Online with Google virtual workshop on Thursday, June 17, at 9 a.m.
Internal Medicine Physician James Hildebrandt, DO, began his 25-year tenure at Sarah Bush Lincoln in 1996 as an emergency medicine physician. Over the years, he has also served as the president of the medical staff, Medical Director of the Hospitalist program (which he implemented in 2011), …
Stevens Industries’ Vice President of Operations for Furniture and Casework, Joe Schumacher, has been awarded Woodworking Network’s 40 Under 40 Award.
Several staff members of the Navigator News, the student-led Lake Land College newspaper, earned awards from the Illinois Community College Journalism Association (ICCJA) in a contest judged by professional journalists across Illinois.
Illinois Farm Bureau and the Illinois Press Foundation awarded grants to 18 high school journalism efforts throughout the state. The awards are part of the Illinois High School Media Mini-Grants Program offered by the Illinois Press Foundation and financially sponsored this year by Illinois …
The Effingham County Sheriffs Office announced the recent graduation of Sgt. Travis Buhnerkempe from the School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) at Northwestern University.
- New coffee shops hoping to open in Effingham
- Holmes quiets Teutopolis offense in 13-2 victory
- ISP identifies skeletal remains found near Brownstown
- Altamont freshman Grace Nelson jumps over hurdles on-and-off the track
- Beecher City residents to board: Lift 2-drink limit
- Walsh helps achieve another milestone eight years after she lost that chance herself
- Montrose residents organize tractor ride for village sesquicentennial
- St. Anthony softball defeats Casey-Westfield to advance to super-sectionals
- Jason Plummer: Gov. Pritzker and his party set to force massive utility rate increase to fund Exelon/ComEd bailout
- Nebraska pair sentenced to decades in prison for armed robberies that included Effingham