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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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Milton celebrates Corn Carnival this weekend

By BETH ZUMWALT The Milton Corn Carnival starts its three day run with opening ceremonies Friday, Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. The flea market opens at 5 p.m. Contests will fill the stage throughout the evening with the baby contest starting at 6:05 p.m., followed by the Little Mr and Miss at 7, the Junior…

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Arrests 9.22.21

Delbert Kurtz, 47, Barry, was arrested Sept. 17 on a failure to appear charge. He was released Sept. 17. Joseph A. Nulsen, 41, Bowing Green, Mo., was arrested Sept. 17 on a charge of failure to appear. He remains lodged. Emanuel Pratt, 56, Chattanooga, Tenn., was arrested Sept. 16 on a charge of aid or…

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JWCC Ag Alumni Association hosts 18th annual livestock judging contest

By David Camphouse FFA students from Pittsfield, Pleasant Hill and Griggsville-Perry were among 260 high school students from 20 Missouri and Illinois districts to participate in John Wood Community College’s Ag Alumni Association 18th Annual Livestock Judging Invitational on Friday, September 17. The livestock judging contest took place at the JWCC’s Agricultural Education Center outside…

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Griggsville-Perry responds to substitute shortage by raising wages

By DAVID CAMPHOUSE At the Wednesday, Sept. 15, Griggsville-Perry school board meeting, the district voted to raise wages for substitute teachers in order to attract and retain much needed subs. The district increased pay for substitute teachers from $90 per day to $100 per day. In addition, the district will pay substitutes $125 per day…

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FFA forestry career development event held at Lake Pittsfield

By DAVID CAMPHOUSE FFA students from Pleasant Hill, Pittsfield, Bluffs, Winchester, Carollton and Triopia participated in a forestry career development event at Lake Pittsfield on Tuesday. According to Pittsfield High School FFA sponsor Jodi Heavner, the event is designed to get students outdoors to put into practice what they’ve learned in the classroom. “FFA is…

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