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Good Growing – September 20, 2023

Early fall color could be a sign of tree stress By Chris Enroth As summer transitions to fall, many Illinoisians are looking forward to everything pumpkin-spiced, hoodie weather, and the fall color of our trees. However, even at the tail end of summer heat, there are trees already rewarding us with some fall color. But…

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Secretary of state testifies on Illinois’ recent effort to prohibit book bans

By Jennifer Fuller | Capitol News Illinois Illinois Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias was in Washington, D.C. this week to testify before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee regarding a new state law aimed at deterring book bans. Giannoulias, whose position also includes the title of “state librarian,” this spring championed legislation allowing his office to…

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Calhoun getting closer to completion of new firehouse

The North Calhoun Fire Protection District is making progress on their new firehouse. In a recent update on the departments social media, they said they are getting close to being in the new building. Doors have been installed and the ceiling is up inside the building. There is still some insulation, electrical and other work…

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Grandparents Day at CNR

Calhoun Nursing and Rehab celebrated Grandparents Day September 6. Inviting families for refreshments and fun. Kara Baalman, Mandi Eickmeyer and Kim Baalman enjoy grandparents day with their grandpa and Kim’s father in law Severine Baalman.(Diane Brangenberg/Calhoun News-Herald)

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Point News – September 20, 2023

Beautiful fall morning, started out with a low of 52 and forecast is for 80 today. A few farmers have started harvesting their corn crop. Please be reminded to slow down during this season when combines, trucks and other farm equipment are on the roadways. Congratulations to Clayton and Megan Murphy of Brussels on the…

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