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Walking tour marker placed at court house

By Steven Spencer The Jersey County Historical Society and Explore Jerseyville Tourism unveiled the marker for the Historical Walking Tour outside the Jersey County Courthouse Monday afternoon. The marker highlights the history of Courthouse Square, with information on the construction of the first courthouse building in 1840 and details about the current courthouses architecture. The…

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Otterville celebrates history at Hamilton Primary School Festival

By Steven Spencer and Austin Andre The Otter Creek Historical Society hosted the annual Hamilton Primary School Festival this past weekend raising funds to restore and persevere the historic structure. This year’s event included tours of the historic school and information on its history as well as vendors, live music, raffles, a watermelon eating contest…

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Jerseyville wraps up the summer with a night of fun

By Austin Andre Since those chilly temperatures have made their way into the area, the outdoor festivals are reaching their conclusion for the year– the fourth and final concert in the 2022 Rock the Block series will take place next weekend on Friday, Oct. 7. The concert series was new this year and has been…

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Acres of Terror ready for Halloween

By Austin Andre With Halloween right around the corner, a spooky long-time Jersey County seasonal attraction is set to open its doors this weekend. Acres of Terror in Dow is highly praised for the haunted experience it provides and the great actors. On the five acre farm, attendees are sent out on a mile long…

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JCAC seeking singers for children’s choir

The Jersey County Arts Council (JCAC) is seeking singers for the fall session of the Children’s Community Choir. The choir was formed last spring and met throughout the summer. The weekly rehearsals culminated in a well-received Disney concert in early August. Once again, the group will be directed by Cory Frank and accompanied by Christine…

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Kampsville Knap-in coming next weekend

By Austin Andre The Center for American Archaeology and the Mccully Heritage Project are hosting the sixth annual Kampsville “Knap-in” on Oct 8. This event includes activities such as flintknapping, native plant walks, and demonstrations of primitive skills. Tent camping, fishing, and hiking will be occurring during the day as well. Knapping is the shaping…

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Let’s Cook! – September 28, 2022

I want to start this week’s column with a correction to a recipe I printed the first week of September. The recipe for Pot Roast with Creamy Mushroom Sauce has a mistake. The original recipe calls for a 2 1/2 lb boneless beef chuck roast, and somehow in getting the recipe ready to print, it…

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