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Jersey County Board approves several grants

By Cynthia Haggitt The Jersey County Board met on Tuesday, September 14 and had several items on the agenda. The board went over the approval of the Aug. 10 minutes and moved on to new business. They made a resolution of Sympathy to the Family of Larry Alexander, the Coroner of Jersey County. Don Little…

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A harvest celebration to remember

By Taylor Wren As everyone knows, things have been hard over the last couple of years. Nothing has come easy and most haven’t felt festive at all. This year’s Harvest Festival has managed to bring people from all over our community together and bring uplifting feelings of peace. Last year’s festival had to be held…

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What is a Quint Fire Truck?

By Cynthia Haggitt A fire station has many departments in its firehouse. According to the National Fire Association, “The departments are also known as units which consist of trucks and engines. The Engine unit is responsible for securing water at the fire scene, putting initial handlines in position, protecting exposures, operating master streams, and extinguishing…

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A preschool as sweet as a WildFlower

By Taylor Wren Jersey County just keeps getting sweeter and sweeter. The community, rich with entrepreneurship, has the honor to become home to yet another small business. WildFlowers Preschool run by Kallie Flowers in Dow is now open for students. With a decade of experience, Kallie has worked with various age groups but has found…

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Pedestrian hit in a crosswalk

Cynthia Haggitt Without a vehicle or protective equipment, pedestrians are the roadway users most at risk of bodily harm. Both drivers and pedestrians are responsible for traffic safety. A simple rule of thumb is that drivers should always yield the right-of-way to pedestrians who are in a crosswalk. It has also been reported by the…

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Community Navigators hosting workshops in local communities

By BETH BEAR Director of the Jersey County Business Association The Jersey County Business Association (JCBA) in association with the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and SIUE Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has launched the Community Navigator Program in Jersey and Calhoun counties. For the last several weeks, Community Navigator Program Coordinator Meagan…

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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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