FOOD & DRINK
Hy Vee getting closer to St. Louis area
The Iowa-based grocery store chain Hy Vee is getting closer to the St. Louis region. The St. Louis Business Journal reports the company is in talks to purchase County Market locations in Vandalia and Jacksonville, Illinois. The company already has locations in Springfield, Illinois, Columbia, Missouri and at the Lake of the Ozarks.
These ashland, IL based Cats are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around ashland.
Ashland, IL Residents: Your Future Kittens Best Friend Awaits!
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Ashland.
So much more than burgoo in Arenzville
Photos submitted to The Source and by Marcy Patterson. The 2023 Arenzville Burgoo, held Sept. 8 and 9, was two days of so much more than burgoo. The community-supported event offered kettle service of burgoo both days, starting at 7 a.m. Additionally, the schedule was full of live music performances; athletic competitions, which included the “Run for the Goo” 5k run/walk; a tractor pull; a talent contest; Little Miss and Mr. Burgoo; and much more.
Midwest grocer inches closer to St. Louis with plan to purchase 2 stores in Central Illinois
ILLINOIS, USA — Hy-Vee Inc. is in talks to purchase two grocery stores in Central Illinois. The West Des Moines, Iowa-based grocer is looking to acquire two County Market locations: one at 827 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, Illinois, and one at 1255 W. Morton Ave. in Jacksonville, Illinois. Hy...
Midwest Fashion Gala
The inaugural Midwest Fashion Gala was held on Sunday, Sept. 10 at The Warehouse 200 in Jacksonville. The size-inclusive fashion show showcased fall looks from five local boutiques. The ticketed event included entry to the event, a swag bag, entry for door prizes donated by local Jacksonville businesses and a...
Hy Vee plans two new Illinois locations
Hy-Vee, the grocery chain based in Iowa, is currently in the process of pursuing the acquisition of two County Market locations. These locations are situated at 827 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, Illinois, and 1255 W. Morton Ave. in Jacksonville, Illinois. The Vandalia site comprises both a County Market grocery store...
44th Season of I.C. Fine Arts Series Kicks Off Sunday with Mirari Brass Quintet
The 44th season of the Illinois College Fine Arts Series kicks off this weekend. Mirari Brass Quintet headlines the bill, and will feature music from the Renaissance to present day. The concert begins at 3PM Sunday at Rammelkamp Chapel on the Illinois College campus. Fine Arts Series Board member Garrett...
PAWS Fun-Raiser Aims for Fun, Fundraising this Saturday
A Jacksonville non-profit animal rescue is inviting the public to its annual event this weekend aimed at helping continue its mission of protecting animals. The Protecting Animal Welfare Society, or P.A.W.S. of Jacksonville is hosting the 13th annual Dog Gone Fun-Raising event this Saturday. Lisa Jackson with P.A.W.S. says the...
Matt Jagitsch at The David Strawn Art Gallery
The Art Association of Jacksonville is pleased to welcome Matt Jagitsch to The David Strawn Art Gallery, 331 W. College Ave. in Jacksonville, September 9-24. An opening reception was held on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 6-8 p.m. with “Gallery Talk” by the artist at 6:30 p.m. As a...
Roll Call Tribute
Stephen Michael Sims was born on October 17, 1960, in Jacksonville, Illinois. He was the son of the late Van Dean Sims and Evelyn Janet Sims. His family moved to Springfield, Illinois when he was 3 years old and soon after his younger brother Stanley Dean Sims was born. Steve attended school in Springfield and graduated from Springfield Southeast High School in 1978. He studied at the University of Illinois in Springfield earning his associate degree.
York brothers split top Dreams prize
Two people will split the $100,000 prize after their ticket was pulled in the 2023 Routt Our Saviour Dreams Drawing on Sunday, Sept. 3. Dominick and Zander York of Jacksonville were the big winners as the tickets were pulled by Our Saviour kindergartners that Sunday. Dominick, 15, a sophomore, and Zander, 14, a freshman at Routt High School, were excited about their winnings. They both explained they knew they had a ticket, purchased with their name on it as a gift from their mom, Michelle York.
MacMurray chapel’s psychedelic history
During the course of my research on B.B. King’s performance at Annie Merner Chapel over the last two years, I happened upon other well-known groups and acts that graced the stage in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The active Student Activities Committee brought the acts to Jacksonville to...
Western Illinois Youth Camp turns 75
Western Illinois Youth Camp is celebrating 75 years this year!. The camp will be kicking things off with a Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce After Hours event on Thursday, Sept. 21 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. An open house celebration will also take place on Sunday, Sept. 24 from 2-5 p.m. at...