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- Man thanks nurse who saved his life Dave Willenborg doesn't remember anything about March 6, 2013 -- the day he suffered a massive heart attack and collapsed in St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital parking lot. But the Sigel resident refuses to forget the woman who saved his life with cardi
UPDATE: Man arrested in connection to fatal stabbing
A Beecher City man with an extensive criminal history is expected to appear Wednesday in Effingham County Circuit Court in connection with the Tuesday stabbing death of an Effingham man.
- Board seats new members, hears ongoing issue ALTAMONT -- Altamont school board reorganized at its meeting Monday and made some preparations for end-of-the-year issues, but not without hearing about administrator salaries. Altamont Education Association President Mike Delaney spoke to the board
- Countywide transit systems chooses logo When Tiffany Burgess was a student at Altamont High School in the mid- to late-1990s, she took art classes. "I think art is fun, and I like being creative," Burgess said. The Sullivan resident derived some tangible benefit from that creativity when h
Village board finalizes plans for complex
DIETERICH -- The way has been cleared for construction of a four-unit housing development near the Dieterich school complex. Monday, Dieterich Village Board passed a number of actions relating to the estimated $500,000 project. The outgoing board agr
- Quilter part of local history One of the quilts at the Civil War quilt exhibition at the Illinois State Museum in Springfield has an Effingham County connection. An oak leaf quilt made by Sarah Elliott Dunn (1812-92) around 1860 is included in the "Civil War Quilters: Loyal Heart
- New Mexico man carries father's memory on trek to help others Benjamin Timoner of Albuquerque, N.M., passed through Effingham Friday on a path to walk across the country and bring attention to the leading cause of cancer death. Timoner began a journey Jan. 2 to walk from Santa Monica, Calif., to Jones Beach in
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum honors local WWII veteran
Eldon Ooton was honored in a national tribute to Holocaust survivors and World War II veterans at an historic gathering in Washington, D.C., Monday.
- Young member takes seat on board TEUTOPOLIS -- Ten years ago this month, Dan Burke was getting ready to graduate from Teutopolis High School. It's highly doubtful he aspired to serve on the Unit 50 Board of Education in time for his 10-year reunion. "No thoughts. No intention of an
- Unit 50 looking to make high school more secure TEUTOPOLIS — In an era where schools throughout the United States have beefed up security in the wake of a number of high-profile school shootings, Teutopolis High School has remained relatively open. That has to change, says Bill Fritcher. Fritcher,
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