Here are your 2019 Miss Grayville contestants! In the front row left to right are Callie Neeley, 2018 Miss Grayville Lexie Yon and Jaleen Koons. In the back row from left to right are Raelynn Duvall and Payton Howard.

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Sean Flickinger of West Salem, Ill., earned a Bachelor of Science from Millikin University during the University's 115th commencement ceremony on May 19, 2019. Millikin's Spring 2019 commencement ceremony was held at the Decatur Civic Center in Decatur, Ill.

Lace up your running shoes and get ready for the Seventh Annual Albion Grade School 5K Dash and Kid’s Fun Run on Aug. 24 in Albion. There will be three divisions of winners; runners, walkers and kids.

The Crossville Community Club will be making and selling chowder at the Community Building (old high school) on Saturday, August 24. Containers and payment may be left after 8 a.m. Glass containers will not be filled. Prices will be $15 for a gallon, $8 for half a gallon.


The West Salem Grade School Sports Boosters will meet Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 5:30 p.m. in the school library to discuss fundraisers and projects for the 2019-20 school year

Members of the Albion Area Chamber of Commerce join the owners and staff of the Iron Jungle gym for its ribbon cutting on Saturday.