The same hot weather that brings out the best in tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and other summer vegetables makes spinach, lettuce, peas, and other cool-weather vegetables tough and bitter.
CHARLESTON – After reporting a 9% total increase in spring-to-spring enrollment in the two-year span from 2018 to 2020, Eastern Illinois University’s spring-to-spring enrollment has once again jumped from 2020 to 2021.
URBANA, Ill. – When it comes to the most popular holiday plant, the winner is surprising. With their varying shades of cheery colors, Poinsettias are the best-selling potted plant in the United States and Canada.
NEW YORK — From masks and fresh reads to outdoor gear and Christmas tree ornaments, the pandemic has inspired a slew of holiday gifts for all.
NEW YORK — The pandemic has proven there’s no shortage of games to keep families, couples and kids amused. The classics are ever-present, but a range of new or off-the-beaten-track gift entries are available.
Bacterial and viral infections are very much a part of life everywhere you go these days. Bacterial infections in particular have become extremely difficult to treat because of the over use of synthesized antibiotics. So, discernibly finding a way to strengthen one’s immune system has never …
EFFINGHAM — At the Workman Sports and Wellness Complex, the past eight months have been something of a roller coaster. There was a total shutdown, membership freezes and a slow reopening. And now, there’s a new round of state mitigations limiting activities at the complex.
CINCINNATI — Dropping candy down a chute for little costumed Baby Sharks, Mulans and Black Panthers. Flinging full-size candy bars to them via mini-catapults, “Game of Thrones” style, or with decorated slingshots.
URBANA, Ill. – Illinois is the prairie state, but don’t think all prairies are the same. While deep-soil, tallgrass prairie dominated much of the landscape, other prairie types found niches, too.
URBANA, Ill. – With a name befitting the season it blooms, common witch hazel is a fall favorite for Illinois gardeners looking to add a small tree with character to their yard.
URBANA, Ill. – Most people think of spring as the ideal planting time for trees and shrubs, but fall offers a nice planting window with some added benefits.
As the demand for essential human services like food, shelter and direct financial assistance quickly increased, Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation looked for ways to support local organizations through its existing charitable assets, technologies and partnerships.
URBANA, Ill. – With their copper-colored wings and shiny metallic green heads, Japanese beetles aren’t hard to see. Illinois Extension Master Gardeners have already reported sightings of these destructive beetles on plants, but help to control these garden nemesis is available.
ATHENS, Texas – People are sick and tired of “staying-in-place.” Even though there are still strict protocols in many areas of the country, one of the ways people are keeping things fun and safe this summer is by renting and buying recreational vehicles.
The Effingham County Fair board is excited to announce that country music legends Tracy Lawrence and Neal McCoy are coming to the fair this year! The concert will take place at the fairgrounds on Friday, August 7 at 7 p.m. Tickets will go on sale soon: $45 for VIP, $35 for track and $30 for …
Out of an abundance of caution, HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital has regretfully decided to cancel the Butterfly Ball scheduled for March 14. The Butterfly Ball is being rescheduled for fall 2020. In consultation with the Effingham County Health Department, this decision is being made to…
The first EIU Comic Con is planned at Booth Library on the campus of Eastern Illinois University from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 28. Activities will include an Artists Alley, workshops, trivia contest, escape room, cosplay, displays and more.
“These Shining Lives,” a true story about the dangers of radioactive poisoning, will be told by Eastern Illinois University’s Department of Theatre at 7:30 p.m. March 6, 7 and at 2 p.m. March 8 in the Doudna Theatre.
Neoga High School, under the direction of April Banning, will perform “Godspell” March 19-21, with a free senior matinee on Wednesday, March 18. Tickets are on sale in the NHS office.
Fulbright Specialist Heather Massie comes to Charleston with her award-winning, internationally acclaimed New York City show, “HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr.”
On Sunday, March 8, the Edgewood Christian Church will present an evening of southern gospel music featuring For Heaven’s Sake, beginning at 6 p.m.
The Fourth Annual Six String Summit, featuring seven of the area’s top guitarists, returns to the Effingham Performance Center at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a free performance of the Sound Source Music student band “Vulfspieler” in the VIP lounge. Tickets are $15.
The Suzette Brumleve Memorial Effingham Public Library is hosting an art show during the month of February highlighting work from Effingham High School Advanced Art Seniors. The 2020 Effingham High School Senior Art Show showcases nine art students and their artwork. The exhibition invites t…
Gather up your family, friends and co-workers to join the fun by participating in the 10th Annual Bar Stool Golf to benefit the United Way of Effingham County.
Eastern Illinois University’s Symphony Orchestra is readying for the return of spring to east central Illinois as they present their themed concert “Winter Thaw” Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. in the Dvorak Concert Hall. Tickets for the concert are available now.
Lake Shelbyville Fish Habitat Alliance will host its second annual Banquet at the Sullivan VFW Feb. 22 with all of the proceeds going to improve the fisheries and fish habitat in Lake Shelbyville.
HSHS St. Anthony’s Foundation invites the community to the annual “Butterfly Ball” on Saturday, March 14, co-sponsored by Central Illinois Radiological Associates, Ltd.
The Vandalia Statehouse State Historic Site will celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s birthday with a free event from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8.
When Greg Klyma sings, “paid my dues,” you believe him. He’s been writing songs for 30 years and touring for over 20 years, living out of his car for 12 of those.
Caritas Family Solutions’ 7th Annual Heart & Soul Gala will take place on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m. at the Four Points Sheraton in Fairview Heights.
This Week's Circulars
Jerri J. (Brown) Hutton, 68, of rural Stewardson, IL, passed away on Monday, July 26, 2021 in HSHS St. John's Hospital in Springfield, IL. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 31, 2021 in Brummerstedt Funeral Home in Stewardson. Burial will take place in Stewardson Ce…
Kathryn Y. Hartley, age 97, of West Frankfort (previously Benton), IL died on Monday, July 26, 2021 at the home of her daughter in Effingham while in the care of HSHS Hospice. Services will be held at Union Funeral Home, 213 E. Oak St., West Frankfort on Saturday, July 31, with visitation fr…
- Effingham Quiet Zone takes effect
- Judge rules in favor of city in Village Square Mall case
- EffingHAM-JAM draws crowd to Downtown Effingham
- Jim Nowlan, Guest Columnist: McDonald’s made my day
- Gesture of kindness for two-time cancer survivor
- Effingham County at substantial risk for virus spread; health officials advise everyone to mask up indoors
- Bailey talks policy, elections at Effingham campaign stop
- Pritzker ‘looking at all possible mitigations;’ masks mandated at driver facilities
- New bleachers, expanded seating among fairground upgrades
- Unit 40 uncertain on requiring masks as CDC updates guidelines