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EDN welcomes regular museum feature
Daily News has partnered with Effingham County Cultural Center and Museum Association Inc. to offer a semimonthly feature to include museum news and local history.
- Books reflect on authors' lives Kevin Killeen is a radio reporter who wanted to tell his own story for a change. Jean Ellen Whatley was a television reporter and anchor who just wanted to run away from home after a series of daunting family tragedies. She was also tired of telling
- Tour focuses need for vocational courses While vocational courses are alive and well at Effingham High School, one student said students and partnering businesses are increasingly picking up more of the cost. "Our hospital donates a lot of items, and we have to buy our own scrubs," said EHS
- Rain pummels area; rivers expected to crest While more than four inches of rain this week might have made people forget about last summer's severe drought, a soil and water conservationist said the area's clay soil still hasn't recovered from months of dry weather last year. "It takes a lot of
Chamber opposes minimum wage increase
Effingham County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has approved a resolution opposing Gov. Pat Quinn's proposed minimum wage increase.
- Outgoing president gives thoughts on Missing Mile TEUTOPOLIS — In his last village board meeting after 12 years as Teutopolis Village president, Jerry Weber said a majority of those who have commented about the proposed "Missing Mile" project appear to favor the project. "My opinion is that the comm
- Major road construction projects slated for area Gov. Pat Quinn revealed a six-year, $12.62 billion plan Wednesday that will improve the “transportation hub of the nation,” with extensive work to be done in Effingham, Clay and Fayette counties. The construction program will “improve roads and brid
Lightning causes oil tank fire
With the help of 12 other fire departments, Shelbyville Fire Protection District battled a type of fire Tuesday for which it had no experience fighting.
- City approves balanced budget NEWTON — Newton City Council approved a balance budget for fiscal year 2014 at its meeting Tuesday night. The balanced budget prompted the council not to increase electric and water rates within the city for a year. "We talked about it and decided we
- Historian donates part of collection to museum Longtime local historian Phil Lewis is donating a number of items to the Effingham County Cultural Center and Museum Association. At the group's annual meeting Thursday, Lewis talked about each item, adding anecdotal information about some of the ite
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