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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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FFA forestry career development event held at Lake Pittsfield

By DAVID CAMPHOUSE FFA students from Pleasant Hill, Pittsfield, Bluffs, Winchester, Carrollton 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 apply what they’ve learned in the classroom. “FFA is about learning…

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Winchester school board approves budget

By DAVID CAMPHOUSE At the Sept. 14 Winchester school board meeting, the district approved its fiscal year 2022 budget following the public budget hearing. Board members Trista Freeman and Aaron Littig volunteered to meet with representatives of the Bluffs school board to discuss the formation of a “Committee of 10” to continue exploring possibilities on…

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JWCC Recipient of 2500 clear masks from Down Country organization

John Wood Community College was a recent recipient of Down Country’s donation of clear masks to Tri-State area schools to ensure no child is left behind due to not being able to see lips.  The mask donations are part of Down Country’s #Smile4EveryChild Campaign.  JWCC received 2,500 masks. “This story is what community is all…

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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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Timely Matters 9.15.21

The Winchester Methodist Men will have a cookout to benefit the Kerr Ballard Memorial at Winchester Grade School. Pork chop and hot dogs will be sold on Saturday, Sept. 18, starting at 9 am at the three way stop in Winchester (immediately west of Scotty’s).Proceeds will go to Kerr’s Court, outside basketball court, at Winchester…

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Scott County COVID-19 numbers on the decline; SCHD eyes flu season

By DAVID CAMPHOUSE According to Scott County Health Department (SCHD) RN Meghan VanDeVelde, COVID-19 cases in the county are on the decline. In fact there were almost three times as many active COVID-19 cases two weeks ago, compared to this weeks numbers, released by SCHD Monday. According to the department’s numbers, there are only 13…

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Winchester Home Town Christmas memory tree orders now being taken

By DAVID CAMPHOUSE Winchester Home Town Christmas organizers Sonnie Hoover and Stevie VanDeVelde have announced that orders for “memory trees” are now being accepted. The sale of the memory trees serve as a fundraising activity for the Winchester Civic Group. “The proceeds just help all of the activities that the Civic Group plans,” VanDeVelde said.…

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