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$40 million Farm Credit cash patronage arriving to farm families

More than 8,100 Farm Credit Illinois (FCI) borrowers receive their share of a $40 million cash patronage distribution this week. This is FCI’s fourth annual patronage distribution and represents 45.7 percent of the Association’s 2021 net earnings. In January, FCI’s Board of Directors declared a $40 million distribution after reviewing 2021 year-end financials and projecting…

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Illinois could see controlled power outages this summer

By TAMMIE SLOUP | FarmWeek As electricity demand across the Midwest climbs, the amount of power available to the grid servicing a large swath of Illinois has dipped, prompting regulators to warn of controlled outages during extreme summer weather. Rolling blackouts or brownouts typically associated with Western states may be necessary in Illinois and other…

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CCHD distributes flood plan booklets

By Carissa Sitki The Calhoun County Health Department (CCHD) has completed their Flood Preparedness Plan booklets. They are now available for pickup at the department and will be available at various locations throughout the county. The booklets are intended to inform the public about what to do before, during, and after a flood.

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Two dead following tragic weekend motorcycle accident

By Carissa Sitki A Calhoun County couple was killed last Friday, June 17, when they hit a deer with their motorcycle around 9:19 p.m. The victims of this fatal accident were Frank and Linda Murphy of Golden Eagle. Frank, age 73, was driving the bike and Linda, age 64, was the passenger.

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Meet your Calhoun County Candidates

Candidates were sent a survey by the River County News Regional Editor, each with the same list of questions. The following does not represent the entire list of candidates, these are the only ones who responded.

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Let’s Cook! – June 22, 2022

I received several recipes from Kate Jennings of Beecher City, Illinois. She says this makes a delicious pie but I have not made it yet.  This calls for peeled grapes, and my first reaction was “that sounds time time consuming”. I had to look up ways to peel grapes, and yes it will take some…

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State Supreme Court declines to rule on FOID Act for second time

Again sends case back to circuit court to await appeal By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com In a 4-3 decision with a blistering dissent from the Republican minority, the Illinois Supreme Court declined to rule on a question of whether Illinois Firearm Owners Identification Act is unconstitutional.

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