Monday Police Blotter
Effingham County Sheriff’s Office arrested 45 year old Eric R. Smothers of Teutopolis for an Effingham County FTA warrant for driving on a suspended license. Eric posted bond and was released. Effingham City Police arrested 57 year old Ivan R. Pruett Jr. of Effingham for DUI alcohol. Ivan was...
Whispers of the Past: Harter Township's Haunting Halloween Tradition
As the leaves turn golden and the chill of autumn whispers through Harter Township, residents prepare for a Halloween tradition rooted in eerie lore—the ghost stories of Harter Cemetery. Established in 1851 by pioneer Joseph Harter, the cemetery has become synonymous with tales of the supernatural. The spectral figure of a woman in white, red-eyed phantom dogs, and unexplained phenomena like mysterious orbs of light are just a few accounts that feed the legend. The cemetery's ghost, believed to be a Harter ancestor, serves as a chilling reminder of the township's past and the thin veil between the living and the dead.
fairfield, IL Residents: Your Future Cats Best Friend Awaits!
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of fairfield..
Flora Chamber Seeking Nominations for Annual Awards
The Flora Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for annual awards that are given out at their annual chamber awards recognition. The last day for nominations is Tuesday, December 5th. The award handed out for the chamber are for business of the year, new business of the year, and citizen...
Races develop in two Marion County Board Districts in first day of filing
Races have developed in two of the five Marion County Board Districts during the first day of filing. Both Cody Rose and David Jourdan were on hand to file petitions for the one open seat in County Board District Four at the start of filing Monday morning. The two Republicans will face off to fill the seat currently held by Steven Bradley who has told WJBD-WSIQ news he would not seek re-election. A lottery drawing to determine first position on the ballot will be held on Tuesday, December 12th at 9:30 am.
LETTERS TO SANTA MAILBOX IN OLNEY
(OLNEY) It was over the past several nights that Santa’s elves made a special delivery in Olney, bringing the Letters to Santa Mailbox to Bower Park, right across the street from the Olney City Hall. Area children are now encouraged to get those letters written to Santa, letting him know what they want for Christmas. It’s important the children also add their full name and address to the letter so that Santa can reply, plus there is no need for a stamp because Santa has pre-paid all of the postage. So get those letters to santa ASAP.
Biblegrove, IL: A Sanctuary of Spirituality and History
In the verdant expanses of Clay County, Illinois, the small township of Biblegrove stands as a testament to the enduring values of faith and community. Originating from a sacred grove of trees that served as an open-air chapel for early settlers, this town has woven its narrative into the larger story of American perseverance and spiritual solidarity. The name Biblegrove itself is a homage to its foundational role in the region's religious life, a tradition that persists in the town's modern-day gatherings and cultural celebrations.
Exploring the Rich Tapestry of Iola's Past: A Must-Visit Destination for History Buffs
Nestled in the rolling plains and rich soil of Southeast Kansas, Iola stands as a testament to American resilience and progress. Established in 1856 amidst the Bleeding Kansas era, it blossomed into a vibrant town, overcoming obstacles like Civil War raids and natural calamities. The strategic location along the Neosho River and the discovery of natural gas in 1895 marked the beginning of an economic boom, transforming Iola into a hub of coal mining and agriculture. Today, the local museum serves as a tribute to this enduring legacy, offering insights into the town's dynamic journey.
Weekly Safety Report: Arrest, Fatal Crash, and Telecommunicator Recognition in Effingham County, Illinois
This week in Effingham County, Illinois, there were three notable incidents. First, a man was arrested for aggravated domestic battery after his girlfriend called 911 for help. Second, a fatal traffic crash occurred on Interstate 57, resulting in the closure of the highway. Lastly, telecommunicators involved in a previous anhydrous ammonia incident were recognized for their efforts.
Candidates File Petitions To Be On March Ballot
Today is the first day for those seeking election for public office in the 2024 election cycle to turn in petitions. For those running for office, petitions must be turned in by Monday, December 4th. So far, officials at the Wayne County Courthouse have reported the following petitions have been...
Marion County State’s Attorney Tim Hudspeth announces run for re-election
Marion County State’s Attorney Tim Hudspeth has announced he will run for re-election next year. Hudspeth is currently in his first term as State’s Attorney. “I like my job. I am happy where I am and proud of what the office is accomplishing. We’ve had staff issues just like a lot of departments in the County and private businesses in southern Illinois. But I think we’ve shown when it comes to violent crime and crimes against children, we take things seriously. We prioritize what cases we go after more aggressively than others. It’s unfortunate that we have to do that, but we have limited resources.”
Lady Vandals Basketball falls to North Clay
North Clay took control with a 14-0 run midway through the first half and then blew the game wide open with a 17-1 fourth-quarter advantage, handing the Lady Vandals a 67-41 home loss on Monday. The tone was set for a much tighter game early on, as the lead changed...
GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS (11/27/2023)
(PANA) in Girls High School Basketball on Saturday – The 4-2 Lady Tigers will have their home opener this Thursday night, they’ll host Robinson in Ron Herrin Gym at RCHS. (NEWTON) in Girls High School Basketball from Friday – The 2023 Bob Kerans Girls Thanksgiving Tournament finished up. Altamont...
Effingham County Museum Celebrating Christmas 2023; See The Decorations
The Effingham County Museum invites the public to view the decorations newly put into place to celebrate the Christmas Season. There will be an Open House on Sunday December 3, from 2:00-4:00 p.m., the public will be able to see the work of the staff who made the various galleries beautiful with a wide variety of decorations, including the annual showing of the veterans’ tree honoring WWII era vets. On Saturday, December 2, the Museum will be open during its regular hours from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., then will be open later that afternoon as the FACE presents a special musical program at 6:00 p.m. on the second floor of the building.
Breakfast with Santa
Breakfast with Santa will be held on Saturday, December 9th at St. Thomas Parish Center from 7:30 to 10 am. There will be a $4 admission per person for both children and adults which includes a photo opportunity with Santa, breakfast including pancakes and sausage with juice and milk. There will be a free kid’s ID provided by Newton Masonic Lodge, Door prizes from Santa’s Sleigh with one entry per child, fun holiday crafts and activities.
Unofficial Minutes of the November 21st City Council Meeting
Mayor Joshua Kuhl called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE led by Alderman Gayle Glumac. Pledge of allegiance to the flag was led by Alderman Gayle Glumac. Physically present: Gayle Glumac, Kaleb Wright, Larry Brooks, RJ Lindemann,. Eric Blake and Mike Swick. Also present: City Clerk...
Centralia man arrested for multiple offenses following vehicle and foot chase
A 31-year-old Centralia man is being held in the Marion County Jail following a vehicle and foot chase that began late Thursday night. Lamar Bennett of East Kerr was arrested for aggravated fleeing and eluding police, armed habitual criminal, armed violence, unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon in a vehicle, possession of a defaced firearm, possession of cannabis, manufacture or delivery of 10 to 30 grams of cannabis, and resisting a peace officer.
United Way Of Effingham County Has Success From Recent Events
The past few months have brought great success for the United Way of Effingham County in their efforts to raise funds for 20 local partner agencies. Multiple events have been held from September – November that the community came together and benefited this organization. September 1, 2023 the Annual...
Today the gas price is close to $3.24 in Louisville as of 2023-11-26. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Sunday is $3.253, a week ago the price is $3.313 , according to AAA.
Edwards County Reports Petitions Turned In for Elected Office
Today is the first day for those seeking election for public office in the 2024 election cycle to turn in petitions. For those running for office, petitions must be turned in by Monday, December 4th. In Edwards County, petitions have been turned include Steve Smith for precinct committeeman in Albion...