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Local nursing homes fined by state

CENTRAL ILLINOIS (WCIA) – Several central Illinois nursing homes are being fined by the state. The Illinois Department of Public Health released its 2022 second quarterly report. Showing nursing homes violating the nursing home care act. Here’s a list of nursing homes in Central Illinois who are being fined for a Type A violation. This […]
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St. Elmo Woman Charged With 2 Felonies In Connection With Vehicle Accident

A St. Elmo woman has been charged with 2 Felony counts in Fayette County Court in connection with a vehicle accident. 42 year old Misty D. May of St. Elmo has been charged with Failure to Stop After An Accident Involving Personal Injury or Death, which is a Class 4 Felony. The information in the charge alleges May failed to stop her vehicle and allegedly left the scene after being involved in an accident where an individual was injured in the accident. The second charge is Criminal Damage to Property, which is a Class 3 Felony. Information says that May is alleged to have knowingly damaged the property of the same individual involved in the accident. The damage to their vehicle was in excess of $10,000 but less than $100,000.
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Volleyball Set To Play Illinois At Lantz Arena

CHARLESTON, Ill. - The Eastern Illinois volleyball team has finalized their 2022 regular season with the addition of a home match against the University of Illinois. Head coach Sara Thomas has the match slated for Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 6:00 p.m. in Lantz Arena. EIU is 4-19 all-time against the...

Two Story Outhouse Festival 2022

Two Story Outhouse Festival in the village of Gays Saturday August 13. Parade route will start at Vine and head East to Elm Street rounding the curve and ending at North 1st and Oak Street. Small Engine Parade. Bicycles. Motorcyle. ATV Side by Side, 4 wheeler. golf cars. Riding Lawn...


(EFFINGHAM) State Representatives Blaine Wilhour (R-Beecher City), Adam Niemerg (R-Teutopolis), Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur), Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville), and Chris Miller (R-Robinson) are hosting a regional town hall meeting tomorrow evening to discuss the rising cost of energy in Central and Southern Illinois. The event will begin at 6:00 at the Thelma Keller Convention Center in Effingham. While free and open to the public, those planning to attend should RSVP online at
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HSHS Medical Group Celebrates Joslin Diabetes Center in Effingham

On August 9, HSHS Medical Group hosted a ribbon cutting and open house event to celebrate Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at HSHS Medical Group in Effingham. Physicians and providers at the practice include Radhika Annam, MD, endocrinologist, and registered dietitians and certified diabetes educators Tracy Dennis and Adrienne Jarrell. “Our...
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Shining Star Award Winner For The Month

Dairy Queen of Effingham knows that our future is with the youth of our community and they recognize Nolan Schumacher form Sacred Hearts Preschool as the Shining Star award winner of the month. DQ believes that our children need to be encouraged for their good efforts. JP was selected by...

Three EIU Teams Win OVC Academic Achievement Awards

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – The Ohio Valley Conference announced Eastern Illinois won three OVC Team Academic Achievement Awards for the 2021-22 season. EIU represents women's basketball, men's tennis and women's tennis as the honorees for the OVC Team Academic Achievement Awards, which are given annually to the institution's team with the highest percentage of eligible student-athletes who reached a 3.25 grade point average or higher.

Illinois volleyball will face Eastern Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCCU) — Illinois volleyball has announced that they are adding Eastern Illinois to its non-conference schedule on September 14. The Illini will travel to Charleston to play the Eastern Illinois Panthers. This is the first time the two teams have played each other since 2005. It is...
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Wednesday Police Blotter

Effingham City Police arrested 30 year old Joshua D. Mayberry of Effingham for criminal trespass to property. Joshua posted $150 and was released. Effingham County Sheriff’s Department arrested 47 year old Danette M. Frey of Effingham for a Fayette County FTA warrant for possession of <5g of meth. Danette was given an NTA by Fayette County.

Nitrogen rates only one consideration in fertilization

EFFINGHAM, Ill. — Fertilizer application rates get most of the ink regarding maximizing yields. But successful farmers take into account many other considerations. “I know a lot of growers who put the same rate on every field every year,” said Jim Schwartz, head research agronomist with Beck’s Hybrids. “How many of you at Christmas walk away without opening your presents? There are free nitrogen gifts we are not opening.”
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Wesley W. Hilligoss, 69

Wesley W. Hilligoss, 69, of Gays, IL departed this life much too soon on Monday, August 8, 2022. Wes was a lifelong farmer, son, brother, coach, trusted friend and respected leader. He fulfilled the roles of husband, father and grandfather best. He is survived by his loving wife of 50...
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Grant L. Boothby, Jr., 69

Grant L. Boothby, Jr., 69 of Effingham, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2022. His soul went up to the spirit in the sky, surrounded by love in his daughter’s home. Cremation rites will be accorded with burial in Cooks Mill Cemetery at a later date. Grant was born April...