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Neighbors: Her home is Jacksonville, but her calling to help others in need takes her around world

Jennifer Smith of Jacksonville is part of a disaster response team for Samaritan's Purse, an evangelical Christian humanitarian aid organization headed by Franklin Graham that responds wherever there there is a need, from refugee crises to natural disasters. She is called, usually on short notice, to deploy to areas where there is intense human suffering from either man-made or natural causes.
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North Greene's Elizabeth Rogers glad to be back

North Greene's Elizabeth Rogers is glad to be back. (Dennis Mathes) This hasn’t been the best season, in terms of wins and losses, for the North Greene softball team. But it has been one of the greatest seasons ever for pitcher Elizabeth Rogers, who returned to the field after a two-year absence.
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Emergency Funding Awarded to Morgan for Food and Shelter Needs

Emergency funding for food and shelter has been awarded to Morgan County. According to an announcement by the Prairieland United Way this morning, the funding has been made available through the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.

KC Automotive Program Receives Donation

Kaskaskia College’s automotive technology program has received a $30,000 donation. Earl Flack, president of McKay Auto Parts, presented the check to KC personnel at the McKay Auto Parts headquarters in Litchfield. The funds were made available through the Automotive Parts & Service Association of Illinois. The group chose to...

Blessings on State Named a Travelers Choice Winner

A Jacksonville business has been recognized as a top place to stay by one of the top travel websites. Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast has been recognized by Tripadvisor as a 2022 Travelers’ Choice award winner for exceptional service as a lodging property. According to the announcement today,...

QND hits 5 homers in win over Routt

It was something you don't see in your typical WIVC baseball game. Quincy Notre Dame hit five home runs over the fence at Alumni Field on Saturday to hand Routt a 12-2 loss in its final regular-season game. QND, a No. 2 seed in the upcoming Class 2A playoffs, scored two runs in the second, five in the third, four in the fourth and one more in the fifth to end the game early. Routt scored single runs in the first and third innings. Ethan Walker started the game and was removed after two innings due to...
Jacksonville Journal Courier

Gallery: Jacksonville Night at Busch Stadium

Dozens of Jacksonville residents attended Jacksonville Night at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Saturday to take part in activities celebrating the community. The events led up to the St. Louis Cardinals taking a 4-0 win over the San Francisco Giants.

Police beat for Saturday, May 14

This week's wanted  The following are being sought on arrest warrants, according to various sheriff's departments. The addresses listed are the last known addresses provided by the warrants and may be outdated.  • Joshua M. King, 40, of 728 N. East St. is being sought on a warrant accusing him of failing to appear in court on charges of possession of methamphetamine and resisting or obstructing a peace officer. He is a white male standing 5 foot 8 and weighing 180 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes. • Krissa N. Gernigin, 20, of 1314 State...

WARNING: Home for Sale in Illinois Has Photos That May Freak You Out to Your Core

WARNING: Home for Sale in Illinois Has Photos That May Freak You Out to Your Core. One thing I love is hanging out on Zillow Gone Wild on Facebook. It posts homes that are "unique" from Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, and all over the United States. Unfortunately, I'm not sure if I should laugh or cry right now. A house that is for sale by owner just popped up on at 141 E. Hoehn St. in Carlinville, Illinois that is giving me a huge swing of emotions. One photo makes me happy that there is a home that has been well-kept and then I shudder in fear when I see the face. The freaky, spooky, terrifying face of a human monster.

Death of George A. Miklos

George was born on December 22, 1934, in Benld the youngest son of Joseph Miklos and Mary Kozak Miklos. He was a graduate of Benld High School. He attended the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy. George was active in multiple clubs including the Student Council, the St Patrick’s club and was an awardee from the Board of Trustees for Student Publications. George graduated in 1957 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Jacksonville Journal Courier

Davidson's incredible diving catch helps North Greene beat Metro-East

WHITE HALL -- It’s the kind of play you usually see only in the playoffs, and it’s usually made by a senior. When Metro-East Lutheran’s second-to-last batter hit a shallow pop-up about halfway up the third-base line, North Greene pitcher Brittney Davidson ran after the ball and dove head-first to make one of the most spectacular catches of the season.

Marion Eugene Damm

Marion Eugene Damm, 89 of Smithboro, Illinois fomerly of Carlinville, Illinois passed away Monday morning, May 16, 2022, at Highland Health Care in Highland, IL. Marion was born June 7, 1932, in Summerville, IL, a son of Carl and Vesta Jackson Damm. He married Patricia Conner, September 4, 1953 in...