Waverly, Palmyra involved in 35 mile garage sale

By Ryne Turke on May 31 at 4:22pm


Garage sale enthusiasts will be flocking to a 35 mile stretch along Route 111 in June. Residents of Medora, Summerville, Chesterfield, Hettick, Palmyra, Modesto and Waverly, looking to get rid Read More

Report: 117 looking at other alternative school options

By Jim McCabe on May 31 at 7:27am

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Could Jacksonville School District 117 be reconsidering its decision to place an alternative school in downtown Jacksonville? Superintendent Steve Ptacek says the answer to that question is “yes”, according to Read More

South Jax celebrating pageant’s 30th anniversary

By Ryne Turke on May 31 at 7:25am

The 30th anniversary of the South Jacksonville Celebration pageant is coming up this summer. Some changes were made to the pageant last year, like the addition of the Little Mr. Read More

Midwest Youth Services announces service cutbacks

By Jim McCabe on May 30 at 7:52am

Jacksonville non-profit group Midwest Youth Services is the latest to announce service cuts because of the state budget impasse. Midwest Youth Services works with about 100 children per year in Read More

West Central Illinois honors vets on Memorial Day

By Ryne Turke on May 30 at 6:00am


The Jacksonville Lions Club will be placing flags around Community Park starting at 7 a.m. To assist putting up or taking down flags contact Dale Shafer at 248-0779. American Legion Read More