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October events embrace fall

Fall is officially upon us, and a look at October's calendar of events demonstrates it. Jacksonville Main Street's Pumpkin Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 22 on the downtown square. Tickets, which are $10, allow access to all the activities, including Spooky Music and Stories by...
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Boxed in: Jacksonville's defense bottles Decatur Eisenhower's attack 48-0

Jacksonville's defense kept Decatur Eisenhower under wraps and off the scoreboard in a 48-0 decision on September 30 in Illinois football action. Jacksonville drew first blood by forging a 34-0 margin over Decatur Eisenhower after the first quarter. The Crimsons opened a lopsided 41-0 gap over the Panthers at halftime.

Village Board Caps Number of Pets Allowed During Special Session

Residents in the Village of South Jacksonville are now limited in how many pets they are allowed to own. The Village Board of Trustees passed several ordinances during a special session last night. Among the measures passed was an ordinance limiting the number of pets any person could possess to no more than six total.

Jacksonville center hosting American Sign Language classes

The Jacksonville Area Center for Independent Living, 15 Permac Road, is hosting American Sign Language classes 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Tuesday and continuing through Oct. 27. Classes are $145 a person, which includes an instruction book.

Datebook: Support available in the community

Although some groups have resumed meetings, others’ schedules may have changed because of pandemic restrictions. It is recommended you contact the group in advance to verify details. Any changes in meeting schedules can be emailed to •••. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS. 217-370-4002. Jacksonville locations:. • First Baptist Church, 1701...

More charges lodged against man accused in Pike business fires

PITTSFIELD — Additional charges, including arson, have been lodged against a man already accused of starting three fires in one week at a Griggsville business. Travis D. McDonald, 37, of Griggsville was arrested Sept. 15 on three counts of arson, one count of criminal damage to property between $500 and $10,000, and two counts of criminal damage to property over $100,000, according to court records.

Something frightful this month finds: Haunted venues open to scare

This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate. Haunted houses in west-central Illinois set a high bar for fright and they’re not backing down. “We go pretty hardcore,” said Adam Cathers, who with his wife, Christina, owns 217 Terror Haunted House in Roodhouse. “We do blood, guts and gore hard-core around here. It’s pretty intense, with animatronics and CGI effects.”

Crime Stoppers looking for robbery, theft suspect

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — Sangamon and Menard County Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help in identifying a robbery, theft and aggravated battery suspect. The robbery happened on Sunday at a Springfield Walgreens located at 1310 South 5th Street. Officials said the suspect was spotted by employees behind the counter filling a bag with […]

Bullets Bring The Bucket Home – Williamsville Pulls Away From New Berlin In Second Half Surge

At the half, Williamsville led New Berlin 14-0 in the battle for the Silver Bucket. The Bullets scored quickly to start the second half and eventually tripped the running clock on their way to a 48-14 win. Williamsville is 6-0 and will host undefeated Maroa-Forsyth in Week Seven. New Berlin (3-3) travels to Athens next Friday. Thanks to Seth Kunz and the Williamsville Wire for the highlights.

Village Budget Approved Nearly Five Months Into Fiscal Year

The Village of South Jacksonville finally has a new budget. The Board of Trustees held a public hearing last night for the fiscal year 2023 budget year which runs from May 1, 2022, to April 30th, 2023. During the regular meeting on September 9th, the Board of Trustees got a...

Village of Chapin Set To Honor 25th Anniversary of Police Dept., Area Officers

The Village of Chapin is set to honor the 25th Anniversary of its Police Department this weekend. Chapin Police Chief Steven Helmich says the all part-time department began due to an initiative by the federal government during the Clinton Administration: “The police department was created in January 1997 by a village ordinance. During that time under the Clinton Administration, the federal government had grants to get more police out on the streets. That was one of the initiatives that the Clinton Administration had was grants for creating police departments in smaller municipalities that did not already have a police department. Chapin took advantage of that grant and created the police department that it didn’t previously have. Morgan County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Sheriff’s Office were kind of the creators of the police department. They helped Chapin get the grant. They helped Chapin do all the myriad of things you have to do to establish a police department.”

Area Teams To Show Support For Plains Player At Weekend Games

The community show of support for a Pleasant Plains High School football player who collapsed during a game last weekend continues. At least two dozen area high school teams will be wearing #JaydenStrong stickers on their helmets during this weekend’s games in support of Jayden Veesenmeyer. The teen remains hospitalized as he continues his recovery from what family friends say may have been a brain injury related to a hard hit in last Saturday’s game. A GoFundMe page set up for the family says Jayden is being weaned off sedation and is responding to stimuli.

Greene County Men Arrested After High Speed Pursuit Through Hardin

Two individuals from Greene County were arrested after a high speed pursuit with Calhoun County authorities this past weekend. The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Friday at 10:21PM, deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Illinois Route 100 near the North Side Grocery store on a black 2008 GMC truck. The driver of the truck refused to stop and fled from deputies.
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Athens smashes through Petersburg PORTA-Ashland-Chandlerville Central 37-8

Athens dismissed Petersburg PORTA-Ashland-Chandlerville Central by a 37-8 count in an Illinois high school football matchup. Athens struck in front of Petersburg PORTA-Ashland-Chandlerville Central 29-8 to begin the second quarter. Offense was nothing but a rumor in the second and third quarters, as neither squad scored. The Warriors put a...

Ashland, October 01 High School 🏀 Game Notice

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Chapin soldier retires after 28-year Illinois Army National Guard career

Twenty-eight years after she found her place in the Illinois Army National Guard, command Sgt. Maj. Mary Dixon, of Chapin will retire today. Dixon, who enlisted in 1994 as a petroleum supply specialist assigned to the 258th Quartermaster Co. in Beardstown, initially joined for the education benefits, but once she arrived at basic training, decided she wanted to go on active duty.