Local farmers take advantage of dry weather

By Ryne Turke on April 21 at 12:51pm


Corn planting is under way for the majority of Illinois. The USDA crop report shows that in a matter of a week, Illinois farmers have boosted corn acreage by 15 Read More

JHS homecoming queen in state, national competition

By Jim McCabe on April 21 at 12:50pm


Jacksonville High School’s homecoming queen wants your support for a national competition. Senior Lexi Middleton is in the running for the Illinois Homecoming Queen at the Springfield Crowned Plaza next Read More

Charter school legislation passes House

By Jim McCabe on April 21 at 12:49pm


Local school boards could make the decision to deny a charter school proposal, regardless of what decision is made by the state’s Charter School Commission. That’s the ultimate goal of Read More

JHS enters $10,000 vocational video competition

By Ryne Turke on April 21 at 7:29am


Jacksonville High School is hoping to improve its technology lab by winning a $10,000 area-wide grant program. The “Learn Today, Earn Tomorrow” competition, sponsored by the MidWest Technical Institute, asks Read More

LLCC holding sign ups for “College for Kids” program

By Ryne Turke on April 21 at 7:29am

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Dates are being released for Lincoln Land Community College’s “College for Kids” program. The annual summer event is offered for students who have completed third through eighth grades as of Read More