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Fifth annual Calhoun County Duck Race

 A portion of the Illinois River will soon be filled with tiny, yellow ducks as St. Norbert’s School plans to send tons of rubber ducks racing through its waters.  The fifth ever Calhoun County Duck Race is scheduled to take place Oct.3  at the Joe Page Bridge.  The event is a fundraiser for St. Norbert’s…

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Why join CCESR in Calhoun County?

By Cynthia Haggitt Search and rescue teams have been around since the dawn of human existence. There comes a time when you find yourself in a real emergency and need more help because the situation needs certified professionals to help in a state of disaster. Calhoun County Emergency Search and Rescue (CCESR) serves to prepare…

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Penny Lane will get your deer

By Cynthia Haggitt Dogs are known to have incredible noses and when it comes to tracking deer no dog can contend with a Bloodhound’s nose. Penny Lane is a one year old Bloodhound and she is owned by Don Carpenter of Eldred, Ill. Carpenter is a member and a certified deer tracker who is part…

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Rastello Room prepares for grand opening

By Connor Ashlock Cyndi Kamp, the Calhoun Managing Broker and co-owner of Pike County Real Estate (PCRE), shares that renovations to Hardin’s new Rastello Room on Main Street are nearing completion and already, folks are taking advantage of Calhoun’s new event center. “Last September, I added five more agents to the office and I was…

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Roadwork underway in the City of Kampsville

By Cynthia Haggitt Road work around  the city of Kampsville is underway as the Mayor of Kampsville, Wade Gibson. Gibson announced on Wednesday, Sept. 15. County Highway Department crews recently completed road repair and maintenance work in the Village of Hamburg and are now working on repairs and maintenance for the Village of Kampsville. “It…

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Calhoun Council for Senior News 9.22.21

By Beverly Mosbarger MEDICARE D open enrollment begins October 15, 2021, make sure to call 618-576-9567 to make an appointment. Thank you to everyone who stopped by the Calhoun Senior Citizens table at the recent Calhoun County Fair.  A big thank you to the fair board and anyone that helped get the fair going again. …

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What’s Happening 9.22.21

Sept. 22: Modern Woodmen dinner chapter 12243 will have a dine in or carry out available from 4-7p.m. at the Illinois River Dock Resturant. Sept. 24: Calhoun elementary will be having a grandparent’s day program at 2 p.m. in the elementary gym. Mark your calendars because you don’t want to miss this. Sept. 24: The…

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Looking Back 9.22.21

25 years ago September 25, 1996 On April 12, 1966, the Calhoun County Board of Commissioners held a special meeting to form the Calhoun County Health Department and appoint a board of health. Since the agency had no funds, the county provided a loan of $3,600, which was matched by the Illinois Department of Public…

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Brussels High School Class of 1964 celebrates 57 Years

Submitted photo The Brussels High School, Class of 1964, celebrated their 57th class reunion on Friday, Sept 17, 2021. Pictured are, front row, left to right: Judy (McKenny) Peer, Paulette (Hoemmen) Sievers, Diane (Held) Baalman, Larry Eberlin, Virginia (Pinky) Wagner, Judy (Held) Zahrli and Paulette (Siemer) Pohlman. Back row, left to right: Gary Fortschneider, Ron…

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Celebrating 35 years

Submitted photo Brussels High School Class of 1986 held their 35 year class reunion on September 11, 2021 at Wittmonds in Brussels. Class members attending were, front row, left to right: Tony Swan, Joe Robeen, Carmen Schulze Simon, Kevin Kiel and Cindy Held DiCarlo. Back row, left to right: Jerry Eschbach, Dave Hagen, Kevin Hagen,…

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