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St. Elmo man elected as co-op director

September 15, 2021

A St. Elmo man was one of three members of Southwestern Electric Cooperative elected to the co-op’s board of directors during Southwestern Electric’s 83rd Annual Meeting of Members, held Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Bond County Fairgrounds in Greenville. Jared Stine of St. Elmo was one of those elected. Each director will serve a three-year…

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Labor Day bike show is a success

September 15, 2021
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West Nile Virus detected in Fayette County mosquitoes

September 15, 2021

According to Jodi Smith, Director of Environmental Health for Fayette County Health Department, “Routine mosquito testing has identified the first West Nile virus positive batch of mosquitoes in Fayette County in 2021.  These results demonstrate the continued need for people to ensure they are protected from mosquito bites.” The mosquito sample was collected in rural…

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YMCA kicks fundraising into gear for Phase 2 construction

September 15, 2021

Since its construction in 2010, the Fayette County YMCA has outgrown its facility in its few short years of operation. That’s the reason, according to CEO Ben Frazier, that The Y’s fund raising campaign was begun. So far, more than a quarter of the needed funding has been raised. The Phase 2 campaign has set…

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Schools band together in letter read at today’s ISBE meeting

September 14, 2021

Several area schools, and many others from around the state, signed their names to a letter read to the Illinois State Board of Education today in Springfield, according to Melissa Ritter, superintendent of Ramseay School District. Those from Central Illinois signing the letter include Taylorville, Carlyle, Central A&M, Pana, Shelbyville, South Central, Nokomis, Cowden-Herrick, North…

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