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CALHOUN: Former Unit 40 librarian leaves $600k to district, library

By Carissa Sitki Upon his passing, Emil Siedel, former Calhoun Unit 40 librarian from 1966-1978, left the Calhoun High School (CHS) and district library $611,000 for improvements. A special presentation, honoring Siedel, was held during the Calhoun Unit 40 Board of Education meeting last Tuesday, Sept. 20, and a large check was presented to the…

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Hamilton Primary School Festival happening this weekend

By Austin Andre River County News The Village of Otterville will be holding its 39th annual festival at the historic Hamilton Primary School this Saturday, Sept. 24, and Sunday, Sept. 25. Several activities will be taking place during the weekend-long event, including tours of the school, two raffles, a watermelon eating contest, vendors, and an…

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JERSEY: Superintendent says school year is off to great start

By Steven Spencer Principals from the Jersey 100 district recognized how well the Panthers Kidz Club after-school program has been received during the September School Board meeting, last Thursday. After only a couple of weeks of the program’s implementation, staff had nothing, but positive comments about the Kidz Club as it continues to grow, providing…

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Doolin named Winchester Police Chief

By Carmen Ensinger Winchester City Council held a special council meeting Thursday night and approved appointing Steve Doolin, of Glasgow, as its new Police Chief. The city has been without a police chief since the resignation of Caleb Handy at the August council meeting. The council had approved the hiring of former Roodhouse Police Chief…

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PIKE: Lynch Livestock fire found to be arson; PCSD arrest suspect

By BETH ZUMWALT Griggsville Fire Chief Larry Bradshaw said he had some suspicious thoughts after a Sept. 12 early morning fire destroyed Lynch Livestock at the north edge of Griggsville. His suspicions turned into fact after two more fires at the same location and the arrest of Travis McDonald, 37 of Griggsville was made. McDonald…

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CALHOUN: Work on Westminster subdivision underway

By Steven Spencer After several years of postponed development, work is underway once again on Westminster Place in Hardin. Plans for the hilltop subdivision began years ago when Merle Inman platted out 25 lots and set up electric, gas and water. However, development stopped after Inman’s death with only one home being completed on the…

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