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Effingham Event Center Manager Steve Martin will officially hand over the reins to one with another familiar face at facility, Mark Spour, on Monday.

The Effingham Police Department reported the following incidents. There were no injuries or citations unless otherwise reported.

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EFFINGHAM — Community organization Impact 2030’s largest crowd for a Lunch and Learn event listened to five presentations Thursday from a variety of not-for-profit organizations across the county. The event also gave attendees a chance to network with the groups at the Suzette Brumleve Effin…

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EFFINGHAM — The Effingham City Council will consider amending and possibly extending by 12 years the life of two of its Tax Increment Financing Districts.

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NEOGA — Neoga agricultural education teacher Cody Carman has been awarded a “beginning teacher grant” through the IAA Foundation, the charitable arm of the Illinois Farm Bureau.

A fatal accident occurred on US 51 on Monday, September 16, killing a 28 year-old female from Pana.

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EFFINGHAM — The City of Effingham has given downtown businesses more options to offer their customers — outdoor seating.

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ALTAMONT — A Georgia man was killed in a crash Sunday afternoon on Interstate 70, about a mile west of Altamont, following an accident involving four vehicles.

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EFFINGHAM — Volunteers from local veterans organizations stood in the middle of intersections Saturday for a worthy cause.

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EFFINGHAM — Canines Freddie and Hap eagerly awaited the steady flow of Effingham High School students one morning this week as the teens filed into the school just before the day started.

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul this week said he would reject a settlement agreement with opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma under its reported current terms and announced a lawsuit against several other opioid manufacturers.

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The Effingham County State’s Attorney said a recent tentative settlement in a nationwide lawsuit involving Purdue Pharma, a drug company accused of aiding the country’s opioid crisis, does not directly affect the county.

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Carolyn Green, Diana Brimberry and Brenda Altadonna have set out to stabilize two buildings in Kinmundy that date back to 1904. They have named their not-for-profit organization Madison Street Historic Preservation, Inc. All three are Kinmundy-Alma High School graduates.

An audit presentation was made Sandy L. Perry, CPA representing CliftonLarsonAllen LLP during the regular meeting of the Altamont city council this week.

The Effingham Police Department reported the following incidents. There were no injuries or citations unless otherwise reported.

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ST. PETER — One Sunday every other month since January, the parishioners of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church gathered after a church service to learn a little piece of history about their parish.

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NEOGA — During the basketball season in Neoga Unit 3, it’s a common sight to see players, coaches and managers gathered together as the game is about to begin.

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EFFINGHAM — Effingham firefighters were on a mission Wednesday to help residents simply for the sake of doing good deeds.

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YAKIMA, Washington — In the Army, soldiers take courses for career development, promotion points and additional duty assignments. When training for combat, though, no duty training may be as important or useful as the Combat Lifesaver Course.

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ALTAMONT — The owner of El Rancherito restaurant in Effingham wants to open one in Altamont in the former Dairy Bar building — as long as the restaurant can get a liquor license.

EFFINGHAM — An Effingham County Board committee on Tuesday discussed whether farmers market vendors should move from the county museum lawn to the sidewalk in an effort to preserve the grass.

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Imagine having to lie down in your boat just to get under a bridge while you are out enjoying the lake.

A sizeable crowd gathered Saturday evening in downtown Effingham for a block party to support Operation Blackhawk. The organization was founded in 2007 by local businessmen Paul Guttman, Boris Bonutti and Bob Lakin, along with veterans Bob Ferguson and Dennis Brown, to provide assistance to …

Three motorcyclist were injured Saturday one mile north of Centralia in Marion County at 3:22 p.m. on U.S. 51 at Community Beach Road.

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ATLAMONT — Close to 80 archers gathered at Ballard Nature Center Saturday for the first of a two-day 3-D Bow Shoot.

SPRINGFIELD – Advocates for a law that would limit the number of patients each hospital nurse is allowed to care for at one time are touting a new national survey that suggests such a rule would lead to better working conditions for nurses and better care for patients.

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The Effingham Fire Department will visit select neighborhoods on Wednesday, Sept. 11, to install free smoke detectors and provide fire safety information.

The Effingham Police Department reported the following incidents there were no injuries or citations unless otherwise reported.

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Richard Doyle "Dick" Winterrowd age 85 of Effingham, formerly of Newton, passed away Friday, September 20, 2019 at Lakeland Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, Effingham. Arrangements are pending at the Crain Funeral Home, Newton. Online condolences may be offered at www.crainfuneral.com.