RICHLAND COUNTY FAIR KICKS OFF THIS WEEKEND

(OLNEY) The 167th annual Richland County Fair will start today in the Olney City Park and run through all of next week. The fair’s junior & 4-H general projects will […]

“WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND”

(OLNEY) The Olney VFW will have its next Queen of Hearts drawing, all open to the public, at 4:00 this Sunday afternoon. The jackpot is now up to $6,451 if […]

ANNUAL STRINGTOWN PICNINC THIS SUNDAY

(STRINGTOWN) The Annual Stringtown Picnic is this coming Sunday, running from 11:00 to 6:00, at the air-conditioned St. Joseph Parish Center. The all-you-can-eat smorgasbord meal with include beef, ham, homemade […]

2024 CONSERVATION PRACTICE ADOPTION MOTIVATIONS SURVEY

(SPRINGFIELD) The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are teaming up to conduct the 2024 Conservation Practice Adoption Motivations Survey (CPAMS). The 43,000 […]

ILLINOIS STATE NEWS BRIEF (07/19/2024)

(SPRINGFIELD) The Illinois Department of Employment Security announced that unemployment increased to 5 percent. The May revised unemployment rate was 4.9 percent. The national unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in […]

FRIDAY WEATHER DISCUSSION

(OLNEY/NEWTON) Our downstate area dry and pleasant weather pattern continues today with more sunshine and a slight warm up each day tomorrow and Sunday. Then our next chance of rain […]

OLNEY TIGERSHARKS RESULTS FROM THE WEEKEND

(OLNEY) In Summer Swimming from Saturday – The Olney Tigersharks won the Carmi Invitational Swim Meet, the other teams included Carmi, Fairfield, McLeansboro, and Mt. Carmel. GIRLS There were four […]