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Today's News

  • Mother's Day Art Contest Winners

    The winners of an art contest held by WJLY Radio and McDonald's are shown.

  • Missouri Baptist University

    Missouri Baptist University
    Blythe Bergstrom of Florissant, Mo. formerly of Vandalia, graduated from Missouri Baptist University on April 30 in St. Charles, Mo.

  • Honor Roll

    Patoka Schools
    Third Quarter
    High Honors
    • Grade 3: Drew Belcher and Jacob Stephens.
    • Grade 4: Kassidy Devall, Jordan Gebke, Nickole Houston, Emma Landreth and Matthew Landreth.
    • Grade 5: Madeline Clark and Braden Torbeck.
    • Grade 6: Jaelyn Cain.
    • Grade 7: Baylie Devall, Parker Karrick, Sydney Stephens and Brittaney Wynn.
    • Grade 8: Garrett Belcher and Alexis Phillips.
    • Grade 9: Dylan Back, Taylor Isaak and Emily Van Uytven.

  • PTA Pinning at KC

    Kaskaskia College held its annual pinning ceremony recently for the physical therapist assistant program class of 2013.

  • Kaskaskia College

    Physical education classes
    Kaskaskia College will offer a variety of physical education courses on and off of campus this summer.
    The main campus will offer the following physical education courses: six sections of physical fitness, recreation and physical activity; basic, intermediate and advanced weight training, strength fitness, lifetime total ritness, fitness center participation and introduction to coaching.
    Online courses include introduction to coaching and introduction to physical education.

  • Updated farm estate planning book out

    The 17th edition of "Farm Estate and Business Planning" by Dr. Neil Harl is now available.
    This 471-page, soft-cover book is a guide for farmers and ranchers who want to make the most of the state and federal income and estate tax laws to allow the least expensive and most efficient transfer of  their estates to their children and heirs.

  • Fayette County Farm Bureau presents two $1,000 scholarships for ag students

    The Fayette County Farm Bureau Foundation has awarded scholarships to two local students who are planning careers in agriculture.

  • Crop predictions

    The Illinois field office of NASS this week released the USDA’s May Crop Report. Highlights of the report include:
    ILLINOIS

  • Corn planting starts in some parts of state

    Farmers in Northern and Eastern Illinois last week were able to plant corn where soils were dry enough.
    Little progress was made across the rest of the state as farmers were sidelined waiting for saturated soils to dry.
    Rains fell again late in the week, stalling any drying that had occurred. The heaviest rainfall totals fell over the south central portions of the state, where more than an inch was received. In other areas of the state, totals were generally less than an inch.

  • Finally!

    After a welcome break from this spring's rainy patterns, Fayette County farmers finally got into the fields to begin preparations for planting.

    In this photo, taken Tuesday night in a field in the Shafter area, one employee of Lay Farms works up the soil while another follows immediately after with the planter.