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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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Faith Baptist Church offers free lunches to HS students

By Carmen Ensinger Every Thursday, around 11:30 a.m., a steady stream of high school students can be seen walking the half block from the high school to Faith Baptist Church to have a free lunch. It is a tradition that is now in its seventh year. Like every giant redwood in the forest, the program…

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North Greene approves funding dual-credit courses

By Carmen Ensinger When Lewis and Clark Community College (LCCC) announced that they would no longer be subsidizing the dual-credit courses that North Greene students would be taking, the school board started discussing how they could possibly provide some funding to help the students interested in taking these courses. “In the past, these courses were…

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NG approves Christian athletic organization

By Carmen Ensinger The North Greene School Board approved the formation of a new organization at the high school called the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). The only thing a student needs to do to be a member of the organization is to participate in one or more athletic activities during the school year. The…

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Greene County reports six COVID-19 deaths

By Carmen Ensinger While the community is divided over the wearing of masks and the need to get vaccinated, the Greene County Health Department continues to report the harsh reality of COVID-19 twice a week. The reality last week was that six people in Greene County died as a result of the virus – more…

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Greene County officers led on another high speed chase

By Carmen Ensinger Greene County police officers were involved in yet another high-speed chase last week that resulted in one arrest and damage to two police vehicles. The incident started around 1 a.m. when an officer from the Roodhouse Police Department observed a red Dodge SUV parked in the middle of the road on U.S.…

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Boeing facility being built at MidAmerica Airport

By Pamela Rensing “The world’s largest aerospace company doubling down on Illinois is a testament to our unparalleled assets in the transportation and logistics sector and the world-class talent of our people,” Gov. JB Pritzker stated during a news conference at MidAmerica Airport on Friday, Sept. 17. The governor was joined by Lt. Governor Juliana…

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Five reasons to eat an apple a day

Celebrating Johnny Appleseed Day, Sept. 26 We’ve all heard the expression, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but is there any truth to it? HSHS St. Francis Hospital is recognizing Johnny Appleseed Day, Sept. 26, by encouraging the public to check out the health benefits of simply eating an apple. While Johnny Appleseed…

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Liberty Village will hold a Senior Brunch’n Learn open to the public

By Cynthia Haggitt Prior to the pandemic the elderly may have experienced problems that could have hurt their mental health from their long term stay in a nursing home. Most nursing homes went into lock down when the pandemic hit. The effect of the added isolation and loneliness may have exacerbated many residents’ feelings in…

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