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Illinois Soybean Association Elects New Leadership

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 17:37:45 CDT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHAMPAIGN, ILL. – July 29, 2021 – The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) elected new leadership during its board meeting today. Steve Pitstick, District 2, was elected Chairman after having served as ISA Vice Chairman for the previous two years. Steve produces corn and soybeans near Maple Park, Ill.  Read more...


Weekly State Crop Production Report

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 12:58:17 CDT
There were 5.7 days suitable for field work during the week ending July 25, 2021. Statewide, the average temperature was 76.5 degrees. Precipitation averaged 0.05 inches, 0.97 inches below normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 3 percent very short, 12 percent short, 77 percent adequate, and 8 percent surplus.  Read more...


USDA Awards Rural Development Grant to City of Witt

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 17:25:42 CDT
Washington, DC -- U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis announced Thursday, July 22nd, that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has awarded a $22,500 Water and Waste Disposal Predevelopment Planning Grant to the City of Witt.  Read more...


Four Area Blood Drives Friday

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 17:14:17 CDT
There will be 4 Red Cross Blood Drives in the area on Friday, July 23rd. One will be held at the Carlyle Heathcare Campus from 10 am to 3 pm, another at the Vandalia YMCA, 710 Rock Island Ave, from 10 am to 2 pm.  Read more...


Local Covid Vaccine Clinics this Week

Mon, 19 Jul 2021 13:01:41 CDT
The Montgomery County Health Department will be holding evening Covid vaccine clinics this week. One will be on Wednesday, July 21st from 5 to 7 pm in Ohlman on S. Washington St. in front of Ohlman Village Hall, with the second mobile clinic on Thursday, July 22nd at the Litchfield Community Center, 1100 S. State St. from 5 to 7 pm.  Read more...


Upcoming Conservation Events in Macoupin County

Fri, 16 Jul 2021 16:41:29 CDT
If you are a farmer, landowner, or nearby resident of northern Macoupin County and value the recreational opportunities the Otter Lake offers your community, then join Precision Conservation Management, Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville, and the Otter Lake Water Commission for a FREE picnic dinner near the Otter Lake boat...  Read more...


Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Illinois Based Sunny Crunch Salad

Fri, 16 Jul 2021 16:32:25 CDT
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is working with local health departments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium linked to BrightFarms brand Sunny Crunch salad produced in Rochelle,...  Read more...


STAR Unveils New Web App for 2021 Crop Year

Tue, 13 Jul 2021 15:53:31 CDT
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (7/8/2021) STAR (Saving Tomorrow’s Agriculture Resources), an initiative developed by farmers for farmers, is excited to announce open enrollment for the 2021 Crop Year with a new Web App that provides results from field evaluation forms in real-time.  Read more...


Upcoming Fall NH3 Training Opportunites

Mon, 12 Jul 2021 13:07:55 CDT
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Illinois growers are invited to enroll in upcoming statewide Anhydrous Ammonia Certified Grower Training sessions to fulfill state requirements on mandatory safety training.  Read more...


Raymond Board Doesn't Want Golf Revenue to Go Up the Creek

Thu, 08 Jul 2021 13:06:17 CDT
The Raymond village board is looking to strengthen Shoal Creek Golf Course’s bottom line. Board members discussed boosting prices and bringing events to the course while making the venue more attractive. An internet line was installed at the course and gaming machines and an ATM will be plugged in, in the days to come.  Read more...


Weekly Crop Production & Condition Report

Wed, 07 Jul 2021 13:26:10 CDT
There were 3.4 days suitable for field work during the week ending July 04, 2021. Statewide, the average temperature was 74.2 degrees, 0.4 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 1.35 inches, 0.32 inches above normal.  Read more...


Four People Airlifted from Serious Crash in Coffeen

Sun, 04 Jul 2021 15:29:21 CDT
A serious crash on Illinois 185 in Coffeen shuts down the highway for hours and leads to four people being airlifted from the scene with serious injuries. What: Two Vehicle Crash with Injuries. When: July 3, 2021 at 10:34 p.m.  Read more...


Whether it Reached Your Mailbox or Not, Montgomery Co Property Tax Bills are Due

Sat, 03 Jul 2021 11:25:59 CDT
Montgomery County Treasurer, Nikki Lohman, would like to remind everyone that the first installment of the 2020 payable 2021 tax bills are due on or before July 16th.  Read more...


Montgomery County Truck and Tractor Pull Has New Date

Mon, 28 Jun 2021 19:50:39 CDT
The show will go on for the Montgomery County Fair. The grand finale event, an expanded truck and tractor pull, was washed out as Butler was suddenly home to the Montgomery County Swampgrounds. Now the event has been moved to Saturday, July 10th at Noon.  Read more...


Carlinville Author Releases New Book on Lincoln's Connections to Montgomery County

Mon, 28 Jun 2021 18:56:56 CDT
A compact history of Abraham Lincoln’s experiences and connections in Montgomery County is being released to coincide with the county’s Bicentennial.  Read more...


Kern Family Orchard Blueberry Picking

Mon, 28 Jun 2021 15:04:50 CDT
The Kern Family Orchard on Mackay Avenue at IL Route 127 will be open to pick your own blueberries through the en of July. Monday's, Tuesday's, and Saturday's they will be open from 7:30 am to 11 am, Wednesday and Friday from 5 to 8 pm, closed on Thursday's and Sunday's.  Read more...


Suspect in Custody After Rampage Near Nokomis

Fri, 25 Jun 2021 14:34:41 CDT
An alleged domestic dispute Thursday soon grew into something much bigger. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from woman reporting she was battered at 22204 East 20th Road, located approximately two miles northwest of Nokomis, Illinois.  Read more...


Hillsboro Pharmacy to Close

Fri, 25 Jun 2021 09:32:30 CDT
There are big problems down on the “Pharm” in Illinois. A Hillsboro icon in the independent pharmacy business is calling it a day. After 35 years, the folks at John’s Pharmacy have decided to end their run of service to Hillsboro families and customers from surrounding towns.  Read more...


High Water Issues on Roads in Hillsboro, Auburn

Fri, 25 Jun 2021 09:17:14 CDT
High water has been a problem in the area. IDOT reports high wate ris a concern on Route 16 at the underpass in Hillsboro and between IL-4 and Snell Road N. of Auburn.  Read more...


Montgomery County Seeking Input on Stimulus Dollars

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 09:01:02 CDT
Federal stimulus dollars are coming to Montgomery County and county officials are getting the public involved in determining how those dollars are spent. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) has granted Montgomery County over $5 million.  Read more...


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