County fair season starts next week in Illinois
The county fair season is upon us. It starts next week with the Greene County Fair in Carrollton. A big part of their success is corporate and business sponsorship, according to Lisa Meisenheimer. Your browser does not support the audio element. She says the hope is the sponsors will bring...
Public electric vehicle charging station unveiled near Pittsfield
ILLINOIS — Illinois Electric Cooperative (IEC) unveiled its first public electric vehicle charging station at John Wood Community College’s (JWCC) Southeast Education Center near Pittsfield on Wednesday. The charging station located along Highway 54 allows two electric vehicles to charge simultaneously. “The EV industry is growing nationally, and...
Couple wins Show Me Cash Jackpot in Bowling Green
BOWLING GREEN, MO (KHQA) — A Missouri Lottery player and his wife won a $101,000 Show Me Cash jackpot in the May 5 drawing when his Quick Pick ticket matched all five numbers drawn. The winning ticket was purchased at Ayerco, 18048 Business Highway 161 S. in Bowling Green,...
Green joins NECAC team
PIKE COUNTY, Mo. — Mary Green of Pleasant Hill, Ill., has joined the North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) as an emergency services coordinator. Green is a 1989 graduate of Pittsfield High School and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agriculture business economics from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
1 killed, 2 hospitalized in Illinois crash
GREENE COUNTY, Ill. (KMOV) - Sixty-four-year-old Kenneth R. Crull from Carrollton, Illinois was killed in a three-vehicle crash in Kane Township, which is in Greene County on Monday night. The other drivers involved were hospitalized. Illinois State Police said the crash occurred on US-67, near SE 175 Avenue. A 37-year-old...
Incident at Pleasant Hill High School: A Wake-Up Call for School Safety
In a recent and alarming incident at Pleasant Hill High School in Illinois, an 18-year-old student was arrested for allegedly bringing a loaded gun, ammunition, alcohol, cannabis, and a homebody body warmer to the school premises. The incident, which unfolded due to tips received from vigilant students and school administrators, highlights the importance of robust school safety measures and the need for proactive intervention to ensure the well-being of students and staff.
Family style destination
I traveled a bit for this latest dining adventure, but it’s well worth it for the food, the experience, the price and the camaraderie. In south central Greene County you’ll find this destination joint and staple restaurant smack dab in the middle of this rural community. It sits on the town square and features street parking.
Our Daily Show Interview! Trinity River Festival: June 2nd-3rd!
We are joined by Trinity's Way! Brian and Chris bring us all of the latest regarding the Trinity River Festival coming up on June 2nd-June 3rd at the McCully Heritage Project in Kampsville! For more information: trinitysway.org.
2 Illini Bluffs elementary teachers receive grants from Western Governors University
GLASFORD (25News Now) - 2 teachers at Illini Bluffs Elementary School were recently awarded grants through Western Governors University’s Fund My Classroom initiative. PE teacher Manning Bricker received a $750 grant to create a disc golf unit for the school’s K-5 students. He plans to use the grant...
ISP Identifies Victim In Fatal Crash, Others Involved In Preliminary Report
KANE - The Illinois State Police has provided names of three individuals involved in a fatal three-vehicle traffic crash on U.S. 67, near SE 175 Avenue in Kane Township in Greene County at 10:36 a.m. on May 22, 2023. One of the drivers - Kenneth R. Crull, 64, of Carrollton,...
2 juveniles, 1 adult injured in Pike County, Mo., crash
PIKE COUNTY, Mo. (KHQA) — Two juveniles and an adult were injured in a crash on Saturday in Pike County, Mo. Around 1:50 p.m., a pickup driven by Harry Patrick, 65, was traveling eastbound on Highway 54 west of County Road 277. As he was negotiating a left turn crossing the westbound lane of Highway 54, a second pickup changed lanes to pass the first pickup, and the front of the second pickup struck the passenger side of the first pickup, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report.
PCC All-Conference softball team announced
KJFM SPORTS — This year’s Pike County Conference All-Conference Softball Team has been released. Team members include…. Skylar Bainter – Western (Barry) Brynlee McQuay – Western (Barry) Megan Kirby – Payson-Seymour. Ella Archer – Payson-Seymour. Pike County Conference Champion – Pleasant Hill.
Kane crash kills Carrollton man
One man is dead, and two others are injured following a three-vehicle crash in Kane Tuesday morning. According to information provided by the Illinois State Police, 64-year-old Kenneth Crull died at the scene of the crash on U.S. 67 near SE 175 Avenue just after 10:30am. Crull was the third...
Clarksville Chili Cook-Off June 10th
CLARKSVILLE, Mo. — For Linda Blakey, there are three keys to making great chili. “Fresh spices, lean, but marbled, meat, and patience,” she said. Blakey ought to know. She and her husband, Bill, are overseeing the 29th Annual Show Me Missouri State Chili Cook-Off hosted by Raintree Arts Council.
Local births from May 13-17, 2023
A boy was born to Skip Goughnour and Jessica Abrego of Quincy at 12:06 a.m. May 13, 2023. A girl was born to Brandon and Alexis Ussery of Versailles at 10:55 a.m. May 13, 2023. A boy was born to Trevor Stabler and Emery Hernandez of Quincy at 4:52 p.m....
More than 400 wild turkeys harvested in Pike County Illinois
PIKE COUNTY, Il. — Preliminary numbers are in for the 2023 Illinois spring turkey season. Turkey hunters harvested a statewide total of 16,121 wild turkeys, topping last year’s spring season by nearly 2,500 turkeys. Hunters were nearing the record harvest total for the spring season which was set...
Filbert Named New Pike County State’s Attorney
A familiar face in Pike County Courtrooms has been named the county’s new top attorney. Current State’s Attorney Zachary Boren was named to a vacancy in the Eighth Judicial Circuit last month and is expected to assume the bench on Friday. The Pike Press reports that Boren’s replacement in the Pike County State’s Attorney’s Office was named at the Pike County Board meeting on Monday.
Routt Moves into Sectional Title Game with Win Over Illini Bluffs
The Jacksonville Routt Rockets will play for a sectional title on Saturday in the 1A Brown County Sectional after a 12-4 victory over the Illini Bluffs Tigers. They await the winner of Prairie City and Bluffs and will play for the sectional championship on Saturday at 11am. Thank you to Chris Duerr at KHQA for the highlights.
No Injures in Chapin House Fire
Multiple departments responded to a residential fire in the Village of Chapin this morning. The Chapin Fire Department responded to the call just before 11:00 am Friday of a residential fire at 415 Ash Street. Chapin Fire Chief Scott Pahlmann says when his crews arrived on scene, fire was coming from a connecting breezeway and the garage directly behind the single-story home.
Mark Wills to headline Pike County Fair
PIKE COUNTY, Mo. – The Pike County, Missouri Fair is right around the corner and headlining this year’s week-long event is country music star Mark Wills!. Once again, this year’s concert will take place on the main stage Friday, July 28th. Joining Mark Wills on stage is Chad Brock and Dylan Gerard. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online at pikecountyfair.org. Season tickets will also be available for purchase in the near future.
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