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Local News Archives for 2020-08

Golf Scoreboard - August 27, 2020

Girls Golf

At Shoal Creek


1. Auburn 188

2. Lincolnwood 214

3. Taylorville 225

4. North Mac 239

Medalist: Ellie Knight (Auburn) - 39Auburn scores

Kristina Hemberger - 46

Shelby Seiler - 47Lincolnwood low score - Dorie Krager (48)

North Mac low score - Jenna Blankenship (57)

Taylorville low score - Sophia Robinson (52)
At Oak Terrace

1. Rochester 173

2. Carlinville 209

3. Pana 255

Medalist: Karlie Schnepp (Rochester) - 35

Carlinville low score - Elsa Mefford - 47
Boys Golf

At Vandalia Country Club


1. Vandalia 138 - 2 under

2. Ramsey 179

3. Altamont Vandalia scores

Riley Ruckman - 33

Chase Laack & Dylan Halford - 34

Connor McCall - 37Ramsey scores

Gunner Finley - 41

Charlie Reiss - 45

Dallas Sneddon - 46

Hadley Seaton & Wyatt Marley - 47

Federal Grants go to Local Fire Depts.

Washington, DC (8/26/2020)-- U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill) today announced the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has awarded Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) grants totaling $812,854.20 to several fire departments in Illinois' 13th Congressional District. The grants will be used to purchase items such as Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) packs amongst other things depending on the department. The receiving organizations and amounts are as follows:

Champaign Fire Department: $235,000.00
Medora Community Fire Protection District: $104,571.43
Taylor Springs Fire Department: $40,000.00
University of Illinois: $433,282.77

Witt Volunteer Fire Dept received a Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) grant in the amount of $73,463.00. The grant is for the recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters. The objective of the program is to create a more favorable working environment for volunteer firefighters to encourage current volunteers to continue with their volunteerism as well as entice new volunteers to join.

Im proud to support these grants in Congress because they are critical to helping our fire departments protect themselves and the citizens they serve. This is especially true amongst the Coronavirus pandemic. Taxpayers in these communities pay into the system and its important they see the benefits," said Davis.

Golf Scoreboard - August 25, 2020

Boys Golf

At Terry Park

1. Lincolnwood 166

2. South County 167

3. Northwestern 204

4. Mt. Olive 210

Medalist: Dain Richie (South County) - 4 under; 31Lincolnwood scores

Michael Jones - 37

Nate Brockmeyer - 42

Braxton Schmedeke - 43

Will Jenkins - 44Mt. Olive - Blake Dickerson - 49

Northwestern scores

Kaden Mansfield - 44

Matthew Pitchford - 49 South County scores

Tanner Frye & William Ross - 45

Ben Hermes - 46
At Litchfield Country Club

1. Hillsboro 167
2. Litchfield 172
3. Williamsville 173

Co-Medalists: Tug Schwab (Litchfield ) & Dom Haggard (Hillsboro) - 38

Hillsboro scores

Drake Vogel - 41

Preston Lyerla - 42

Tad Daniels & Devin Speiser - 46Litchfield scores

Ian Otto - 42

Ryan Baugher - 44

A.J. Odle - 48Williamsville scores

Will Seman - 41

Caleb Stuenkel - 43

Austin Mendenhall - 44

Massimo Polistina - 45At Carlinville Country Club

Carlinville 173
Southwestern only had 3 golfers

Cavie scores

Henry Kufa - 34

Mason Duckles - 43

Ayden Tiburzzi - 45
at Shambolee

North Mac def PORTA 172-196

North Mac scores

Matt Hendricks - 39

Ryley Marko - 41

Kannon Kirk & Tanner Wilson - 46Girls Golf

At Terry Park


South County def Lincolnwood 203-207

Medalist: Grace LeMarr (Northwestern) - 41

Lincolnwood scores

Dorie Krager - 48

Micha Gehlbach - 49South County scores

Callie Hughes - 46

Grace Rector - 47At Hillsboro Country Club

1. Litchfield 197

2. Roxana 227

3. Hillsboro 245

Medalist: Laura Boston (Litchfield) - 42At Carlinville Country Club

Carlinville def North Mac 185-247

Carlinville scores

Elsa Mefford - 38

Marlee Whitler - 44At Oak Terrace

Auburn def Pana 193-235

Medalist: Ellie Knight (Auburn) - 41

Golf Scoreboard - August 24, 2020

Boys Golf

At Shoal Creek


1. Lincolnwood 162

2. Auburn 163

3. Carlinville 193

4. Mt. Olive 201

Medalist: Logan Kavish (Auburn) - 36Lincolnwood scores

Nate Brockmeyer - 37

Will Jenkins - 41

Michael Jones & Devin Brown - 42Auburn scores

Luke Boesdorfer - 39

Klayton Komnick - 43

Drew Grosenheider - 45Carlinville low score

Henry Kufa - 43Mt. Olive scores

Blake Dickerson - 45

Owen Scheller - 49
Girls Golf

At Shoal Creek


1. Williamsville 192

2. Carlinville 200

3. Lincolnwood 208

4. North Mac 239

Medalist: Faith Davis (Williamsville) - 38Carlinville low score - Elsa Mefford - 40

Lincolnwood scores

Dorie Krager - 47

Micha Gehlbach - 48At Oak Terrace

Hillsboro def Pana 228-239

Medalist: Megan Jorn (Hillsboro)

USDOT Truck Driver Training Grant Goes to Lincoln Land

Springfield, IL (8/24/2020) -- U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill) today announced the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has awarded a FY 2020 Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Safety Training Grant to Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) in the amount of $81,797. The grant will be used to enroll veterans in LLCC's Truck Driver Training program that results in graduates earning a Commercial Drivers License (CDL). Interested veterans should call LLCC's Truck Driver Training program at 217-786-2565 to learn more.

Given the demand for truck drivers it's great to see these federal dollars being invested to train veterans to be future drivers," said Davis. "The CDL program at Lincoln Land Community College is a great example of the role community colleges play in developing a skilled workforce. As the Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, I continue to advocate for solutions that bolster career and technical education."

"Were delighted that this grant will assist veterans, active military and members of their immediate families to obtain free, short-term training at LLCC to a prepare for a great career in truck driving," said Chairman Wayne Rosenthal, Lincoln Land Community College Board of Trustees. "Not only will their tuition and fees be paid but theyll also receive job placement assistance. Qualified drivers are in high demand in our area and nationwide with starting salaries ranging from $35,000 to $75,000. Our students learn the skills to pass their commercial drivers license exam and become safe, professional drivers."

American Farmland Trust to Host Webinar Locally

DEKALB, Illinois The American Farmland Trust, the organization behind the national movement No Farms No Food, announced it will collaborate with the Illinois Sustainable Agriculture Partnership and the Upper Macoupin Creek Watershed Partnership to host an informative webinar on Thursday, September 3, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM. The free webinar will focus on managing phosphorus in conservation cropping systems. Presentations will highlight current research and management tips for farmers and their advisors on cover crops and other best management practices that reduce non-point source phosphorus loading in Illinois.

The Illinois Upper Macoupin Creek Watershed is listed by the Illinois Science Assessment and the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy as one of the highest non-point source phosphorus loading watersheds in Illinois. The adoption of a well-managed conservation cropping system leads to improvements in water quality and soil health.

We are excited to be hosting this webinar as a partnership, states Jean Brokish, AFT programs and outreach manager. Planting cover crops and reducing tillage are some of the most efficient management options for increasing soil health while decreasing nutrient and soil loss from fields. We hope that this webinar and our well-respected speakers will give Illinois farmers and advisors new tools to implement in the field.

Dr. Heidi M. Peterson is Vice President of Agricultural Research and Conservation at the Sand County Foundation where she leads the Foundations agricultural conservation team and sets its strategic direction in research, and farmer and rancher engagement. Dr. Peterson will summarize the 4Rs for phosphorus. Dr. Fabian Fernandez is an Associate Professor in the Department of Soil, Water, and Climate at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Fernandez will discuss phosphorus application and placement techniques. Dr. Nathan Nelson is an Associate Professor of Agronomy at Kansas State, where he focuses primarily on finding ways to increase the efficiency of phosphorus applications in agriculture. Dr. Nelson will examine phosphorus cycling with cover crops. The webinar will conclude with a panel discussion. 1.5 hrs of Continuing Education Credits will be offered in nutrient management.

The UMC partnership includes a 17-member steering committee comprised of eight farmers, two representatives of M&M Service Company, two representatives from CHS Shipman, two representatives from the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service office in Macoupin County, one representative from the Macoupin County Soil and Water Conservation District, one representative from the Illinois Stewardship Alliance, and one representative from AFT.

The Illinois Sustainable Agriculture Partnership is a 12-member group focused on messaging, outreach, training and education for farmers and their trusted advisors to bring together and disseminate new information and lessons learned in plain, practical language. Members work collaboratively to amplify the programs of each organization, share resources to gain efficiencies and identify synergies in achieving soil health and nutrient goals. ISAPs mission is to create a network to support a systems approach on agriculture lands to improve soil health and reduce nutrient loss.

Early Drawdown of Lake Lou Yaeger Set


As part of executing the Federally Funded 319 Grant, the annual drawdown of Lake Lou Yaeger will begin early this year.
The gates will be opened following Labor Day weekend on Tuesday, Sep. 8. All members of the public should be advised that any watercraft stored on the lake should be removed no later than September 9, to avoid being stranded on the lake. The level of Lake Lou Yaeger will drop rapidly making it more difficult to remove boats from the lake at the public boat ramps. Any watercraft stranded on the lake should expect to remain in place until the Spring of 2021. Improperly winterized watercraft stranded on Lake Lou Yaeger could suffer severe damage during the winter season.
If you are storing a watercraft on Lake Lou Yaeger, please plan accordingly. Lake residents and Lakefront Camping Lot Leaseholders may wish to capitalize on this unique opportunity do shoreline maintenance and make dock repairs while the lake is dropped this early in the season.
Smaller fishing vessels and other small watercraft may still utilize the lake at their own risk as is common practice during the winter season while the lake level is drawn down.

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The Lake Department expects Lake Lou Yaeger to be drawn down approximately four to five feet below the normal full-pool levels. This level could be affected by excessive precipitation.
Anyone seeking more information about this topic should contact the Litchfield Lake Department at 217-324-5832 or email lamb@cityoflitchfieldil.com.

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