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Accident at Walgreens injures two

By Cynthia Haggitt Sometimes motorists make mistakes as they are driving down the road and, unfortunately, accidents happen. On Nov 22, at 1:18 p.m. one such accident occurred at Walgreens, causing damage to the building, signs and parking lot barriers. “The truck was attempting to brake, but instead of braking, the driver hit the gas…

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Burn ban issued by QEM Fire District Chief

By Cynthia Haggitt The QEM Fire District chief issued a burn ban throughout his jurisdiction until further notice. This comes following a weekend of fighting fires on the bluffs along the Great River Road near Raging Rivers Water Park in Grafton. The fires have flared up several times as crews continue to keep an eye…

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Jerseyville welcomes Hideaway Trading Post

By Carissa Sitki A ribbon cutting ceremony was held last Friday, Nov. 19, at 9 a.m. to welcome a new business, Hideaway Trading Post, to Jerseyville. Members of the community gathered, as well as owners, Chad and Margaret Dublo, store employees, and Mayor William Russell. The shop, located at 117 S. Washington St., makes its…

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Business of the Year Award is open for nominations

Every year the Jersey County Business Association recognizes excellence in its business community by awarding the Business of the Year Award to a deserving recipient. “We are now taking nominations for the award and encourage our members to nominate themselves or others. This year, more than ever, our businesses deserve our recognition,” JCBA Board Chairman…

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Witches on the Water donate funds to City of Grafton

By Carissa Sitki Members of the Grafton Witches on the Water committee attended the Tuesday, Nov. 16, Grafton City Council meeting where they presented a check to Mayor Michael Morrow for $2,416, the total proceeds from their Oct. 23 Witches on the Water event. The committee said they wish for their pub crawl to be…

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Calhoun 50/50 Christmas Tree Contest

As a new extension of the Illinois Junior Chamber here in Calhoun County, the Jersey Calhoun Jaycees are eager to get out and help the community. This Christmas they are organizing a Calhoun 50/50 Christmas Tree Contest and would like to invite businesses to participate. How does it work? They ask that businesses set up…

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