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Magnolia blooms, beetles are nature’s spring flower odd couple

By Ryan Pankau Horticulture Educator, University of Illinois Extension Every spring, magnolia trees across the Midwestern landscape offer some of the most spectacular flowering displays of any woody plant. These beautiful ornamental trees, native to Asia, are some of the first landscape plants in our area to deliver such a showy display; truly one of…

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Salmonella outbreak linked to Jif peanut butter

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is working with local health departments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Senftenberg. Epidemiologic and laboratory data show that some Jif brand peanut butters may be contaminated with Salmonella and are making…

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Tourism Bureau Awarded $919,000 Route 66 Grant

Great Rivers & Routes Tourism Bureau will use funds for local Route 66 community projects Revitalizing the Last 100 Miles of Route 66 in southwest Illinois is no longer a dream, but a reality, thanks to a $919,000 Route 66 Grant awarded to the Great Rivers & Routes Tourism Bureau by the state.

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Jerseyville Library announces 2022 Summer Reading Clubs

The Jerseyville Public Library has announced their plans for the 2022 Summer Reading Clubs for all ages, beginning with a Kickoff Event next week. The event will be held on Thursday, June 2, at 1 p.m. at the Library, 105 N. Liberty, Jerseyville. The Reading Club Kickoff is going to feature a bounce house and…

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Jerseyville Girl Scout Troop donates cookies to local schools

                  By Carissa Sitki Girl Scout Troop 77 of Jerseyville, part of the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois, has donated nearly 100 boxes of cookies to local school staff as part of their Hometown Heroes project. The girls in each troop were given the opportunity to choose…

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Youth Thrive in 4-H

By Jessica Jaffry | University of Illinois Extension: Jersey County 4-H The 4-H Thriving Model is the theory of change for positive youth development in 4-H. The model illustrates the process of positive youth development in 4-H programs by connecting high quality program settings to the promotion of youth thriving. High quality 4-H program settings…

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Jersey School Board talks facility upgrades

By Caitlin R. King The Jersey Community School Board held their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, May 19, at the Unit Office, where they discussed a variety of topics regarding the district, the most notable among those being upgrades to a number of facilities. The first item up for discussion was presented by district administrator…

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Jerseyville Memorial Day parade makes a return

By Carissa Sitki Memorial Day in the United States is a holiday that serves to honor those who have passed in our nation’s wars as well as other fallen servicemen and women. It originated during the American Civil War when citizens would place flowers on the graves of those who had been killed in battle,…

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