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What a no-till garden can do for you

Growing up and working in my parent’s garden, I often remember the early spring when the tree buds are opening, the grass is greening up, and birds are singing. Suddenly, the roar of our massive Honda tiller broke through the serene spring day as it chewed and turned the earth and spewed exhaust into my…

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Calhoun County Sheriff led on two high speed pursuits

By Steven Spencer Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office said they found themselves in two separate chases recently in a press release. Deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Route 100, near North Side Grocery, at approximated 10:20 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23. According to the release, the driver increased speeds, refusing to stop and led…

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Two arrested on warrants

By Steven Spencer The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office arrested two individuals after conducting a traffic stop on Route 96 near Mozier Junction on Friday, Sept. 23. According to a press release, during the stop and investigation the driver of the vehicle, Stephanie Shelton, 45, of Barry, was arrested for warrants out of Pike County and…

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Duckworth, Salvi face off at media editors forum

By Jake Griffin Little middle ground found among U.S. Senate candidates The two candidates for Illinois’ U.S. Senate seat — both suburban women — challenged each other’s records on women’s rights, abortion access, guns and a bevy of other issues in a candidate forum Monday where little middle ground was found. In the forum organized…

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Barefoot makes long-awaited return

By Austin Andre This past Saturday, the Barefoot Restaurant in Hardin reopened its doors at its new location at 106 S. Water St. The previous Barefoot location shut down following the 2019 floods, due to flooding issues that threatened the building. Barefoot has been a staple of the area according to owner Brian Matthews.

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Calhoun Fiber enter phase three

By Steven Spencer Last week, crews entered phase three of construction in Hardin as the Illinois Electric Cooperative and Calhoun Fiber work to bring fiber optic cables and faster internet throughout Calhoun County.

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Recipe for a win

Calhoun High School Warriors cheerleaders, Lexie Ralston and Paige Snyders, pour chocolate syrup on Warrior football players, Auggie Squier and Hunter Roth, during the Homecoming Pep Rally last week. (Diane Brangenberg/Calhoun News-Herald)

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