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JWCC trustees hear report on the Workforce Development Center expansion project; approve tentative budget for Fiscal Year 2023

John Wood Community College Board of Trustees heard a report confirming the Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant approval for the Workforce Development Center (WDC) Expansion Project and approved a tentative $16,412,835 balanced budget for the next fiscal year during its regular meeting Wednesday, June 15. The WDC expansion project is assisted with a federal grant…

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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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Memorial Health named national leader for charity care

Memorial Health, which includes Jacksonville Memorial Hospital, was one of the top 25 nonprofit hospital systems in the nation whose spending on charity care and community investment exceeded the value of their tax exemptions. The national ranking, known as the Lown Institute Hospitals Index, listed the Springfield-based health system as 15th in the nation for…

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Who will be the first?

By BETH ZUMWALT Scott County will have a real Scott County Fair Queen this year. The fair, started in 1955, has never had a queen who would represent the county off the fairgrounds. “In years past, the queen had to be a 4-H member and had no real duties or opportunities,” Heather Wardlow, who is…

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SCHD providing 2022-2023 school year physicals, vaccinations

By DAVID CAMPHOUSE Scott County Health Department (SCHD) is once again offering school/sports physicals at its offices at 335 West Cherry Street in Winchester. Currently, SCHD is providing physicals on Tuesday, July 12, and Thursday, July 14, from 1-7 p.m. both days. Children entering kindergarten, 6th grade, and 9th grade are required to have a…

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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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Bench dedications in Glasgow

Saturday, June 18, a dedication for new park benches was held in Glasgow. The benches were purchased by Jack Ingram and Tina Dawdy of the Lone Starr Bar in Glasgow. The first bench was purchased to honor former resident, retired Burlington Northern Railroad employee and Vietnam Veteran Don Gauges. The second bench was purchased to…

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Meet your Scott 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. Scott County Clerk Brooke Smith Republican Party • Why are you running? I am running for Scott County Clerk…

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