One hurt in Wednesday Coles County crash
COLES COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — One person was seriously hurt on Wednesday in a crash in rural Coles County. The crash happened on Illinois Route 121 at Dole Road, close to Mattoon. Illinois State Police officials said two commercial vehicles crashed into each other but didn’t provide details about how the crash happened. One of […]
MISS A.L.A.H. CONTESTANTS
2024 Pageant. Five beautiful young women competed for the title of 2024 Miss A.L.A.H. last Saturday evening. Pictured in their evening gowns are Shelbey Grimsley, Addison Yeakel, Chloe Sadowski, Evanger Wiley, and Katheryn Perez.
Sadowski, Beck, and Wierman Crowned 2024 A.L.A.H. Royalty
NEW 2024 MISS A.L.A.H. ROYALTY CROWNED. The 2024 Miss A.L.A.H. pageant was held on Saturday, February 24 at Penn Station in downtown Arthur. Pictured is (front row) 2024 Junior Miss Congeniality Addison Dixon, 2024 Junior Miss 1st Runner-Up Katie Appleby, 2024 Junior Miss A.L.A.H. Layla Beck; 2024 Little Miss A.L.A.H. Reese Wierman; and 2023 Little Miss A.L.A.H. Harper Hale. (Back row) 2023 Junior Miss Emeline Greathouse, 2023 Miss A.L.A.H. Regann Bowles, 2024 Miss A.L.A.H. Chloe Sadowski; 2024 Miss 1st Runner-Up Evanger Wiley, and 2024 Miss Congeniality Addison Yeakel.
Lengthy I-57 bridge projects start Friday in Champaign Co.
CHAMPAIGN CO., Ill. (WCIA) – Two long-term Interstate 57 construction projects are starting in Champaign County tomorrow to replace bridges, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced. One project will take place in Pesotum on the I-57 bridges over U.S. 45. The construction is expected to last until December 2025. During this time, I-57 will be […]
Purple Riders ride into the Sweet 16
EFFINGHAM — Tanner Thomas has had the spotlight on him since his freshman year at Arcola. Committing to play baseball at Louisville before he ever suited up for a high school baseball game will do that. But it was another sport on Tuesday night where Thomas thrived. The bigger...
2-28 Boys Basketball Sectional Semifinal Recap
(WAND) - Sweet Sixteen births for boys basketball were up for grabs Wednesday night. See who is moving on and who is going home below.
Police searching for ‘armed and dangerous’ man after Charleston shooting
CHARLESTON, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) — Police in Charleston, Illinois are searching for a man they say is wanted in relation to a shooting incident that left one person injured. According to police, the incident occurred at a residence in the 1000 block of Woodlawn Drive at approximately 8:50 p.m. on Sunday. Arriving officers found a victim […]
Local Sports Results For Tuesday & Wednesday Schedule
Thomas 18, Miller 14, Alanis 9, Branden Phillips 6, Brody Phillips 5, Lindstrom 4. 1 Seed Heyworth defeated 5 Seed Decatur St. Teresa 49-43 2 Seed St. Joseph Ogden defeated 5 Seed Flora 50-40 Class 3A Lincoln Sectional. 2 Seed Decatur MacArthur defeated 7 Seed Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin 63-36 Local...
Savor the Flavor: Top 5 Must-Visit Pubs in Charleston
In this article, we explore five exceptional pubs in Charleston. Have you had the chance to visit any of them? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Highschool Basketball | 01 March MacArthur Boys Game Notice
The MacArthur Boys Basketball team will have a Tournament game with Mt. Zion(Mt. Zion, IL) on 01 March, 2024, 7 PM. As of now, Generals has won 3 games and lost 27 games, and the winning rate is 0.1.
Savor the Flavor: The Top 3 Must-Try Pizzas in Tuscola
In this article, we explore three noteworthy pizzerias in Tuscola. Have you had the chance to experience any of these culinary delights? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.
Olympics-Salt Lake City submits bid to host 2034 Winter Olympics
(Reuters) – Salt Lake City officially submitted its bid to host the 2034 Winter Olympics on Thursday with officials hailing the moment as a “monumental day”. Even with no other cities in the running for the 2034 Games, Salt Lake City organisers have been cautious in their approach to the bidding process but could not contain their excitement as they hit a button submitting the formal application to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Arthur BOE Approves Cheek to solicit bids for roof work at AHGS and pavement work at LGS
The Arthur School district continues to focus on the needs of its facilities. There are some places on the roof of the Atwood-Hammond Grade School that have significant leaks. Superintendent Cheek had noted at January’s Board of Education (BOE) meeting that he wanted to get ahead of things before they became a problem.
American Blues Theater Presents ‘The Reclamation of Madison Hemings’
‘The Reclamation of Madison Hemings’ tells the story of two men formerly enslaved at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello plantation who have returned after the founding father’s death to find and reclaim people and things lost and left behind. Director, Chuck Smith from the American Blues Theater sat down...
Tuscola, BHRA see seasons end in sectional semifinals
EFFINGHAM — The abrupt nature of the season ending — and how it came to its conclusion — didn’t leave a whole lot of words spoken in the somber Tuscola locker room on Wednesday night. Minutes after the Tuscola boys’ basketball team lost 49-46 to Centralia...
CGB Boys Open Track Season at Mt. Zion Indoor Meet
Bronco senior Dylan Howell leads after the first lap of the 800 meters last Friday at the indoor meet at Mt. Zion. Dylan would maintain his lead through all four laps to win the race in a time of 2:12.50. Staff Writer. The Cerro Gordo Bement boys track team opened...
Owl Prowl at Friends Creek Nature Center this Weekend
Nature lovers will have an opportunity this weekend to see owls in their natural habitat and during mating season at the Macon County Conservation's Owl Prowl. This Saturday, March 2nd, at Friends Creek Conservation Area, starting at 8:00 p.m. Alysia Callison, Director of Program Services for the Macon County Conservation...
MTZ village board approves solicitor provisions and yield sign
The Mt. Zion village board met on February 20 and approved the new solicitor provisions and a yield sign at the intersection of Ashland Drive and Alexander Drive. The past door to door solicitation hours were 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. seven days a week. The only option residents currently have for opting out of receiving solicitor visits is to post a “No Solicitors’’ sign on their front door.
Employees receive First Mid’s 2023 Chairman’s Award for Excellence
First Mid Bancshares, Inc., the holding company of First Mid Bank & Trust, recently presented the 2023 Chairman’s Award for Excellence to eight employees within the company. The Chairman’s Award is First Mid’s most prestigious award. Individuals are nominated by their peers and selected by the company’s executive committee. In the past year, these employees have consistently demonstrated First Mid’s core values in their everyday work while making exceptional contributions to the company. Their commitment to their customers and colleagues has rightfully earned each of them the company’s highest honor.
New playground to unite generations in Piatt County
MONTICELLO, Ill. (WCIA) — Monticello Christian Academy and the Piatt County Nursing Home already share a parking lot. Now, they’re looking to share a playground. It would be built in between both buildings on an open stripe near the newly-built pavilion. Plans were approved by the county back in December, so the next step is […]