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$40 million Farm Credit cash patronage arriving to farm families

More than 8,100 Farm Credit Illinois (FCI) borrowers receive their share of a $40 million cash patronage distribution this week. This is FCI’s fourth annual patronage distribution and represents 45.7 percent of the Association’s 2021 net earnings. In January, FCI’s Board of Directors declared a $40 million distribution after reviewing 2021 year-end financials and projecting…

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Illinois could see controlled power outages this summer

By TAMMIE SLOUP | FarmWeek As electricity demand across the Midwest climbs, the amount of power available to the grid servicing a large swath of Illinois has dipped, prompting regulators to warn of controlled outages during extreme summer weather. Rolling blackouts or brownouts typically associated with Western states may be necessary in Illinois and other…

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Let’s Cook! – June 22, 2022

I received several recipes from Kate Jennings of Beecher City, Illinois. She says this makes a delicious pie but I have not made it yet.  This calls for peeled grapes, and my first reaction was “that sounds time time consuming”. I had to look up ways to peel grapes, and yes it will take some…

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Good Growing – June 22, 2022

Picking the right tree for your windbreak Picking a tree for a windbreak is a big decision. A windbreak protects a home from the constant Illinois wind and blowing snow. With this important job, you want the trees that make up your windbreak to be strong and healthy for as long as possible. To help…

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Illinois Electric Cooperative holds annual meeting

Member-owners of Illinois Electric Cooperative (IEC) gathered for their co-op’s Annual Meeting on Saturday, June 11, at the Winchester Grade School. The co-op held a drive-thru registration, followed by an indoor business meeting. Members who registered received a $15 bill credit.

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Health and Wellness Foundation of Pike County now accepting applications for Healthy Community Grants

The Health and Wellness Foundation of Pike County (HWFPC) is now accepting applications for its Healthy Community Grant for projects benefiting the health and wellness of Pike County. Grant applications may be obtained by calling the foundation office at 217-285-6080 or by email at ichcf@aol.com. New applicants are encouraged to set up an appointment to…

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Meet your Pike County Candidates

Candidates were sent a survey by the River County News Regional Editor, each with the same list of questions. The following does not represent the entire list of candidates, these are the only ones who responded. Pike County Board Andrew “Andy” Borrowman Republican • Why are you running? I am running because of 12 years…

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Pickings from Pike’s Past 6.22.22

50 YEARS AGO: ALDRICH DRUG BECOMES G & R PHARMACY 150 Years Ago June 27, 1872 So far as we are advised, the only preparations taking place for the celebration of the Fourth of July on an extensive scale in any place in the county, are being made by our wide-awake fellow citizens of Griggsville.…

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What’s Happening in and around Pike County Area 6.22.22

• A benefit for Barb Ballinger will be held June 23 at the River Bank Bar and Grill. Events start at 3 p.m. • A Happy Retirement/Going Away party for Kent Hawley will be held June 29 at Teddy’s Bar and Grill. Hawley, who is retiring as Griggsville-Perry superintendent will be honored between 6 and…

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