News

Five men are in the running for the four City Commissioner positions in the April 2 election. Andy Brock is giving up his seat in a bid for mayor, while current Commissionor Josh Downs decided to not seek re-election. The two other current Commissioners, Bob Stroud and David Jordan are seeki…

Political races can be incredibly complex, however, the citizens of Albion can rest easy. The two candidates running for the Alderman position for Ward I are Dennis Turpin, who served as city treasurer until he decided to run for mayor in 2017, and the incumbent Terry Harper, who works as a …

It isn’t often that political opponents agree on something with intensity, but Donny Knackmus, who has served on the West Salem Board of Trustees for the past four years, and Mike Ristvedt, who has served on the Edwards County Council on Aging, agree that one thing must happen this election …

Country Living News

The Bone Gap Volunteer Fire Department will hold their annual chicken BBQ on Saturday March 30 serving starts at 4 p.m. at the Bone Gap Fire House. The cost is a free will donation. The menu will consist of half a chicken slow roasted over a charcoal fire, homemade potato salad, homemade bak…

The Edwards County School District is conducting a preschool roundup for children ages birth to five years old not yet enrolled in public schools and who will not be kindergarten eligible in the fall.

Congressman John Shimkus (R, Ill.–15) is now accepting entries for the 2019 Congressional Art Competition. The contest is open to high school students in the 15th Congressional District of Illinois. Entries are due by May 1.

Sports

Following a two-game winning streak heading into postseason play, The Basketball Lions were ousted in the first round of Regionals Monday night.

With the senior pairing of interior players Justin Wallace and Martin Schmittler doing most of the heavy lifting on the offensive end, the Edwards County Basketball squad scored a seven-point victory over Red Hill in a late-season non-conference bout.

Coming off an emotionally draining loss to state-ranked Fairfield, The Basketball Lions of Edwards County dropped a close contest with out of conference foe Eldorado.

The Southern Illinois All-Stars trailed Mazatlan, Mexico 6-0 in the first game of the Colt World Series last Friday but came back to pull off an exciting but controversial 8-7 win.