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Haller aiming for nationals
TEUTOPOLIS - Four lousy points. That's all that separated Kelsi Haller and a spot in the national rodeo competition. Haller placed fifth in last year's Illinois High School Rodeo Association barrel racing event, meaning she was just one place shy of he
- Marina owner scales back services after no sale At one time, Brian Larson had wanted to unload the Marina@Lake Sara. But after a recent auction attracted no suitable bidders, Larson says he's going to keep the marina open for at least one more season. Larson told the Effingham Water Authority Boar
- Radio issue continues to stall An Effingham County Board committee tabled Monday a proposal to buy new radios for the sheriff's department. Board Chairman Jim Niemann, who also chairs the Legislative Committee of the Whole that met Monday, said Motorola was offering to buy back so
Raney Street closed June 11
The city of Effingham will be closing North Raney Street between Ford Avenue and W. Rickelman Ave. from 7 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, June 11, to allow Norris Electric to trim trees.
Beecher City man found dead in home
A rural Beecher City man was found dead at his residence by his girlfriend early Saturday.
- Niemerg sentenced to 5 years in prison A tearful Kelci N. Niemerg was sentenced to five years in prison for causing permanent injury to a child in her care more than two years ago. Niemerg, 25, had pleaded guilty in April to one count of aggravated battery on the eve of going to trial on
- Family carries on journey against Melanoma A local family is headed to a 5K they wouldn't have taken had it not been for their daughter. The Rector family is participating in Miles Against Melanoma this weekend in memory of their daughter, Linzi Rector, who died from the cancer earlier this
- South Central Board eliminates softball for next year KINMUNDY — South Central School board voted by a narrow margin to eliminate the district's softball program. After taking the drastic step of eliminating athletic programs in the face of a potential $300,000 cut from the state in April, the board app
- Village consultant offers ideas for future growth TEUTOPOLIS — An economic development consultant told Teutopolis village officials Wednesday that it's time for the village to brand itself in the interest of future growth. "My plan is to get the name out," said Jennifer Kibler. "I want to stick this
- Effingham City discusses using third party to collect debt Effingham City Council is ready to collect on unpaid debt with the assistance of a third party, which could take effect after the next city council meeting. Commissioners discussed using the Illinois Office of the Comptroller to assist in collecting
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