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After nine years with the Shelbyville School District, the school board bid retiring superintendent Denise Bence adieu at her final school board meeting on Thursday night.

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The Annual Remember 5k Run/Walk to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life ran its race on Saturday, despite the early morning showers.

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Donald Trump launched his 2020 presidential campaign in Florida last week with the kind of fiery talk that endears him to many across the Effingham area and angers his local detractors.

Despite the inflammatory mixture of fact, fear and lies that has woven its way deeply into America’s body politic, there are few signs of significantly shifting attitudes in the heartland on who should be elected the nation’s president in 2020.

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A somewhat routine Shelbyville City Council meeting on Monday night featured a review for the Shelbyville Family Aquatic Center and a design for a Pump Track at Forest Park.

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The "Dog Days of Summer Dog Show" at Lake Shelbyville will celebrate its Silver Anniversary this year, when it is held on Saturday, July 6 at Forrest W. "Bo" Woods Campground near Sullivan, on Lake Shelbyville.

Lake Shelbyville - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville is reporting high water conditions at the lake.

The Fayette County State's Attorney's Office released a lengthy list of indictments last week with charges ranging from driving while revoked to possession of methamphetamine to domestic battery to failure to register as a sex offender, and more.

Marriage applications were made in Shelby County recently.

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Illini Team Trail founders won the first Lake Shelbyville fishing event of the summer on May 19 with a "Black Attack," and they are sitting in 5th place overall in the points race after five events.

Springfield – As part of Religious Freedom Week (June 22-30), the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois is hosting Denise Burke, senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, to discuss the issue of religious freedom, current attacks on this fundamental right, how people can fight back, and v…

There will be a Boys and Girls physical examination clinic held on Thursday June 20 at the Moulton Middle School. Physical examinations are required for children entering Kindergarten, sixth grade, and ninth grade. They are also required for all students participating in athletics.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials are warning people who plan to recreate in lakes and rivers to be cautious about blue-green algae that can cause sickness or other health issues.

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Renee Buzzard wants to be a nurse. So, she enrolled in the Health Occupations Program through HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital. Little did she know the skills she learned in the program would help save her mother’s life.

A multitude of organizations are coming together to host the Opioid/Substance Misuse Conference on July 18, 2019 in Marion, Illinois.

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SHELBYVILLE — Concerns about speeding on county roads and the Shelby County Board's early meeting time were discussed at its meeting Wednesday.

Recent rains did some damage throughout Shelby County to infrastructure, which is why the biggest item on the agenda at the Shelby County Board Meeting on Wednesday was roads and bridges.

Purging the rolls of voters sounds un-American, but in reality it is meant to have an accurate voter registration to make sure every vote does count.

The Illinois State Police is activating a Missing Person Advisory at the request of Carbondale Police Department. The alert was canceled at 12:47 p.m.

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U.S. Congressman John Shimkus (R) of the 51st District stopped by Shelbyville on Friday to tour HSHS Good Shepherd's improved trauma center and to congratulate some Shelby Electric linemen being hailed as heroes.

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At the Shelby Electric Cooperative 81st Annual Meeting on Friday, the American Red Cross presented a group of Shelby Electric linemen with its top national award, including a certificate signed by the President of the United States.

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EFFINGHAM — A group effort to bring more solar energy to the area noted solar energy was ranked as the No. 1 source of new electric generating capacity in 2016.

A judge this week found the owners of Robin Hood Woods Campground, David and Barbara Galvin, in contempt of court and fined them $25,000 and ordered them to begin construction of the subdivision in dispute.

Farm Credit Illinois recently awarded four $500 community improvement grants to four Shelby County 4-H Clubs - Shelby County 4-H Federation, Shelby County Cloverbuds, Strasburg Tailtwisters and Findlay Feeders. These clubs were four out of fifty clubs and FFA chapters to receive community im…

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Springfield – Due to their leadership roles in promoting the evil of abortion by facilitating the passage of Senate Bill 25 this legislative session and House Bill 40 in 2017, House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton have been barred from receiving Holy Communion in …

Officials expected plea agreements in two Shelby County Circuit Court cases on Monday morning, but neither materialized. One case involved identity theft of a local businessman and the other was a shooting incident in Windsor.

With the persistent rains in May taking a break, Shelby County farmers have finally been in the fields. Along with furiously planting, they are facing deadlines and decisions.

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The Moweaqua Pow Wow is celebrating its 40th year with a new carnival, new events, and entertainment back by popular demand. The Moweaqua Pow Wow will begin with opening ceremonies at 5:15 p.m. on Friday, June 7 and will run through at 5:45 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, climaxing with the 40th Bir…

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"The Graduates," Kagan Bradbury and Taylor Hendrian, recently celebrated their commencement ceremony at Shelbyville High School, and now they have their own art show at Flourishes Gallery and Studios in downtown Shelbyville.

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Straight-line winds on Wednesday evening destroyed a portion of a hangar at Vandalia Municipal Airport, according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Melissa Byrd in St. Charles, Missouri.

Marriage applications were made in Shelby County recently.

SPRINGFIELD — Legislation that would overhaul Illinois’ abortion statute was fiercely debated for the first time by a panel of lawmakers Sunday, with six days to go before the scheduled end of session.

Shelbyville Township Highway Commissioner Robin Robertson filed a lawsuit on Oct. 2, 2018 against Shelbyville Township, Township Supervisor Michael Holland, Trustee Thomas Fleshner, Trustee Julie Ambrose, Trustee Mitchell Shuff, and Trustee Ronald Zidek.

The Shelbyville City Council conducted quite a bit of business during a recent meeting: While liquor, trees, roads and the Chautauqua, yet again, led the discussions, other nuts and bolts issues were also discussed.

WEST LAFAYETTE — Tornado Alley, which currently stretches from Oklahoma to Texas, may be shifting to the east.

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