October 15, 2021 – October 22, 2021
The Shelby County Health Department on Monday reported the COVID-related deaths of two county residents between Oct. 18 and Oct. 24, a man in his 50s and a woman in her 70s. That brings the number of COVID-related deaths in Shelby County to 56.
Vaccinations protect recipients against COVID-19 and protect society’s most vulnerable citizens by reducing the potential spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the airborne infectious disease, according to two medical experts.
Estephani Cuatzozon, the daughter of Olga Aroche and Misael Cuatzozon of Stewardson, was named the September High School Student of the Month. She is a sophomore.
MONAT Gratitude, the philanthropic movement behind MONAT Global (MONAT), has recognized Maggie Daniel as a 2021-22 Gratitude Ambassador for her dedication to giving back to her community and spirit of gratitude. Only 30 out of more than 400,000 Independent Market Partners globally are select…
Eastern Illinois University’s Gail & Richard Lumpkin School of Nursing will benefit from a substantial gift from Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center to help local students become skilled nurses to serve the region.
A Mode woman who pleaded guilty to a Class 3 felony of criminal damage to property in connection to a residential arson was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison this week in Effingham County Circuit Court.
EFFINGHAM — An Effingham County judge on Wednesday temporarily reversed the “probationary” status placed on the Beecher City and Cowden-Herrick school districts by the state because of their refusal to require masks.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville is offering additional deer hunting opportunities at Whitley Creek Recreation Area in Moultrie County for disabled deer hunters holding a state-issued P2A card.
Shelby County State’s Attorney Nichole Kroncke announced that Allison M. Yoder of Effingham was charged with three counts alleging Armed Violence (Class 2 Felony), Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine (Class 3 Felony), and Unlawful Use of Weapons (Class A Misdemeanor).
Longtime volunteers and former staff members were recently honored by the Illinois 4-H Foundation for their selfless dedication to the University of Illinois Extension 4-H youth development program. In 2021, 71 individuals received the Foundation Hall of Fame Award, presented during a virtua…
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.
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.
Shelby County State’s Attorney Nichole Kroncke announced that on Sept. 15 Aaron B. Coulter of Pana was sentenced to 21 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the offense of Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver with Prior Unlawful Possession of Methamphet…
A Westervelt woman has been charged with three aggravated DUIs in the wake of a Shelby County crash on Friday that killed two people from Assumption.
Under pressure from the Illinois State Board of Education, local school districts this week are complying with a state-ordered mask mandate. But not without some looking to pursue legal action against the state.
One in 10 people in Illinois struggles with hunger every day, including one in eight children, according to Feeding America. When families are hungry, making healthier choices can be even more difficult. A new project focuses on expanding food access with recently allocated funds through Uni…
SPRINGFIELD – The statewide mask mandate indoors is back, and educators and health care professionals will be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Thursday amid an ongoing surge in the pandemic that first arrived in Illinois in March 2020.
Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has awarded over $1.4 million in FY21 School District Library Grant Program awards to 649 public school districts. More than 1.5 million Illinois students served by school library media programs will benefit from the grants.
- Nash Naam, local columnist: A wise and beautiful voice silenced, but not forgotten
- Effingham man indicted following overdose death
- 2 charged with intent to deliver fentanyl/heroin
- Tip leads to meth arrests
- Now there's concern about invasive worms in Central Illinois
- FAMILY TIES: Teutopolis girls tennis team hopes to make history at Class 1A State
- Hidalgo man pleads guilty to meth charge
- Newton Community High School receives grant
- AT LONG LAST: Newton boys cross-country wins first regional title in 39 years
- Jasper County Unit 1 Superintendent Andy Johnson named new Unit 40 superintendent
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