Winchester, IL

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences for Winchester Grade School will be held on Thursday, October 6th and Thursday, October 13th. Teachers will meet with parents on these dates from 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Students will be dismissed at 2:15 p.m. both days. You may schedule your appointment(s) beginning September 26th through...
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Spencer Still Undefeated, FP XC Runs At Pre-State

The Franklin Park cross country team competed at the Pre-State Meet in DuQuoin on Saturday. Alex Spencer continued his undefeated streak as he won the varsity boys race coming in first out of 157 runners in 10:27 as the boys were 4th as a team. Kendall Zimmerman was 8th in...
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Gilham House Ready For Opening on Saturday

Gilham House, the former Gilham Funeral Home next to the Morgan County Courthouse, saw a successful soft opening last night. The building will be the home of several small businesses contained in their own space offering a variety of retail options from owner Colleen Flinn’s Nothing Fancy Supply beeswax wraps to macrame and even vinyl records.

Scott County manufacturer paying employees while rebuilding from a fire

An air conditioning and refrigeration manufacturer in the small west central Illinois town of Bluffs is rebuilding after a fire recently engulfed its facility. Despite the fire, none of the 110 employees at Westermeyer Industries has missed a paycheck. President Gary Westermeyer said the business wanted to keep everybody on...
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Ohio blanks Jacksonville Illinois School for the Deaf in shutout performance 4-0

Ohio's defense kept Jacksonville Illinois School for the Deaf under wraps and off the scoreboard in a 4-0 decision in Illinois boys soccer action on September 23. You're reading a news brief powered by ScoreStream, a world leader in fan-driven sports results and conversation. Help us collect and deliver more game results from your favorite teams and players by downloading the ScoreStream app. Nearly a million users nationwide share team scores and player performance stats with this convenient free app.

Illinois College Tops 1,000 For Enrollment for Fourth Straight Year

Illinois College’s enrollment remains at a near record for the fourth straight year in a row. Illinois College administration announced on Friday that the college has 1,030 students enrolled for the Fall semester on campus and online. It makes for the fourth straight year that I.C. has been at or above the 1,000 mark.

Lopez Set To Be Released From Prison Next Month

The former Springfield school board president who went to prison in a $1.5 million fraud scheme could be released as early as late October… less than 18 months after his 11-year sentence was handed down. Adam Lopez pleaded guilty to bilking family members and others in his role as...

Carrollton Teen Found Safe

A missing teenager from Carrollton has been found safe. 14 year old Shay McGowen was located with the assistance of the Alton Police Department. No further information is available.

Your guide to the 2022 annual Clarksville Applefest

CLARKSVILLE, Mo. — Bring your family and friends to enjoy a beautiful autumn drive along scenic Highway 79 to Clarksville for the 44th Annual Applefest, Saturday and Sunday, October 8th& 9th. By 10 a.m. on Saturday, pick your spot along Historic Hwy. 79 to view the parade stretching from downtown to past the Appleshed. The Pike County Sheriff Department will lead the parade of school bands, floats, fire trucks, and Grand Marshall Jim Hansen.
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Bazinga: Early lead pushes Jacksonville over Springfield 51-14

Jacksonville stormed to the lead and never relinquished it to score a 51-14 victory over Springfield in an Illinois high school football matchup. Jacksonville opened with a 21-0 advantage over Springfield through the first quarter. The Crimsons fought to a 36-8 halftime margin at the Senators' expense. Jacksonville roared to...

Longest Tenured Dist 117 School Board Member Passes

Jacksonville School District 117 is mourning the loss of a school board member. According to an announcement by Morgan County Coroner Marcy Patterson this morning, her office regrets to announce the passing of Jacksonville School District Board Member Steven Cantrell. Patterson says Steve Cantrell died suddenly of natural causes Tuesday...

Crime Stoppers Warn of Continued Car Burglaries in Jacksonville

Crime Stoppers of Morgan, Scott, and Cass Counties are asking the public to lock their vehicles in the City of Jacksonville. The Jacksonville Police Department has received 5 separate reports that parked vehicles have been entered into and rummaged through with personal property taken over the last week. The thefts...

JREDC Honors IC, Morgan County Fair Association with Annual Awards

The Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corporation honored two organizations last night for its annual investor appreciation night. The 2021 Harold Cox Industry of the Year is Illinois College. President Kristin Jamison says that Illinois College’s growth at a time during small liberal colleges are closing all across the country shows the strength of the institution. She also says that the college is a vital economic engine for the region: “We are just really excited about the forward movement of Illinois College in the last couple of years, especially given such a difficult time in the state of small liberal arts colleges across the country. In fact, they have increased their enrollment by 21% during a really difficult time and increased course offerings offering more to their student body.”

Morgan County Man Injured in Single Vehicle Crash in Missouri Sunday

A Morgan County man was injured in a single-vehicle crash in Missouri over the weekend. According to a report by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 58-year-old Paul W. Curtis was traveling westbound on Missouri State Highway 154 just south of Pike County Road in Pike County, Missouri at approximately 9:15 Sunday morning.

Still Time to Enter I.C. Homecoming Parade

Illinois College says there is still time to sign up to enter the Homecoming Parade. The annual parade will begin at 10AM on Saturday, October 1st at the corner of Church and State streets in downtown Jacksonville and end at the Homecoming Celebration Tent on the corner of Edgehill Road and Park Street. The parade route will travel east on State Street to the downtown square, moving clockwise around the square, and continue south on Main Street. The parade will then turn west on College Avenue heading toward Illinois College and turn south on Park Street.