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What’s Happening – Calhoun County 3.15.23

Beginning on Wednesday, Feb. 1, St. Vincent De Paul will be open every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for people to pick up food. Saturday, March 18 -Modern Woodmen Chapter 1621 breakfast buffet from 8 to 10 a.m. at Illinois River Dock Restaurant in Hardin. -A Fungus Among Us: Mushroom Production for the…

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Looking Back – Calhoun County 3.15.23

25 years ago March 11, 1998 A resolution was approved regarding the Sny Island LeveeDrainage District by the Calhoun County Board at its meeting on Thursday, March 5. This levee provides flood protection for approximately 115,000 acres. There are 54 miles of mainstem Mississippi River running within the boundaries of the Levee Drainage District which…

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Bill would give ‘child influencers’ a share of parents’ vlogging revenue 

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois Measure would apply state’s Child Labor Law to ‘influencer’ videos Parents who make money posting videos of their children on social media channels may soon be legally required to share that revenue with their kids. The Illinois Senate Labor Committee this week unanimously approved a bill that would guarantee children…

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Cash For Roadside Trash-Campaign kicks off this week

By Carissa Sitki Calhoun County’s annual spring cleaning campaign, Cash for Roadside Trash (CFRT), kicks off this week. The CFRT program is sponsored by the Calhoun Community Foundation (CCF) and encourages civic-minded volunteers to get outside and remove litter that has been scattered along the county’s scenic highway and roadways. This annual event incentivizes individuals…

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Jaycees raise $1,500 for Two Rivers Crime Stoppers

  By Carissa Sitki The Jersey Calhoun Jaycees held their second annual Hog Raffle Drawing on Sunday, March 12, at Straight Home in Hardin from 1 to 3 p.m. At the event, two winners were drawn, who will each receive half of a hog. The organization began selling tickets at $5 each, in January, to…

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Let’s Cook! – March 15, 2023

Like most of you, I am really looking forward to spring. When the weather warms up, I tend to cook lighter and healthier. And what could be lighter and healthier than a nice big salad? So,  I am reprinting a recipe from one of my very first columns from several years ago. A good friend,…

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