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The Guardian Center is looking for companies to sponsor their Annual Candy Corn Run. Proceeds will benefit the children of Crawford, Edwards, Gallatin, Lawrence, Richland, Saline, Wabash and White counties. The event will start and finish at the First Christian Church in Carmi on the morning…

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Attention farmers, farm families, and farmhands! Make plans to join the Edwards County Farm Bureau, Gavilon Grain - Browns and Citizens National Bank of Albion for an appreciation meal.

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The Edwards County Soil and Water Conservation District will be having their annual fall fish sale. All orders, including carp, must be received by Oct. 7. Delivery will be Oct. 22 at noon. Quantities are limited.

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As much as Frontier Community College wanted to open its facilities to the public on September 14, due to rising COVID numbers, we have decided to remain closed. The new re-opening date has yet to be determined. Our number one concern is the safety of students, faculty, staff, and the commun…

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Patrece Dayton, news anchor at WTHI Terre Haute, presented a Golden Apple Award to teacher Erin Hardy on Wednesday, Sept. 2. Erin is a 2nd grade teacher at Richland County Elementary School and just began her 16th year at RCES. Erin is a native of Edwards County where she still resides. Typi…

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The start of the 2020-2021 school year for the Mount Carmel High School Marching Aces has been a little different this year as in the past. MCHS Music Director Kimberly Yarbor Mandrell has made the best of the hybrid learning schedule.

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The delay in releasing the spring semester honors list was necessitated by several factors: classes had to be completed by becoming online classes; also, students enrolled in internship classes were unable to complete those classes until the end of the summer. 

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At a recent Rotary meeting, Rotarian Jim Homan introduced Wesley Robert's of The Toy Store to present on his venture. The Toy Store is located inside the Tenpins Bowling Alley and offers balloons, gifts and cards. The bowling alley also offers Friday night Cosmic Bowling and youth league bow…

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Outstanding students at Olney Central College have been named to the Chief Executive Officer’s, President’s and Dean’s Lists for Spring Semester 2020.

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Want to learn more about how to register to vote? Want to learn where to go to vote? Want to learn more about vote by mail or early voting? Want to talk with people who share your values and pick up a few yard signs? Want to hear candidates share their ideas about how to improve our lives an…

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There will be a meeting of the Edwards County Republicans Monday, Aug. 31, at 6:30 p.m. at the Edwards County courthouse. We have five precinct committee persons currently, and would like to have someone from each of the 12 county precincts.

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The Annual Orio Chowder will be held this year with some adjustments. We will have our picnic tables separated with plenty of space for social distancing while you dine. If you wish condiments for your sandwich, the server will get those for you. Please respect social distancing when waiting…

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The Chamber helped Tri-State Food Bank distribute boxes of food yesterday at First Baptist Church. We are very happy to announce nearly 200 households were helped. 

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Drew Fromm, shown with his father, Derrek Fromm, signed with the Wabash Valley bass team on Aug. 8 for the 2021–2022 collegiate bass season. 

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To ensure safety in the home canning process, pressure canner dial gauges should be tested once per year. This canning season, University of Illinois Extension is offering free testing of dial gauge pressure canners at the Edwards County Extension office.

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Fairfield Memorial Hospital strives to provide the best possible care for our patients, visitors, and staff. So, as our mission we intend to educate our community on the importance of these three simple actions. The science does uphold these concepts to slowing the spread of the virus with t…

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Flu season is just around the corner and in preparation for it, FMH Horizon Healthcare will be hosting a flu shot clinic for people ages 65 years and older at all four locations on Aug. 28 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The cost for the high dose influenza vaccination is $70, however, we will bill…

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Face-to-face classes began today at Wabash Valley College! If you haven’t enrolled yet, you still have a week to do so! Call WVC Student Services at 618-262-8641 to get started!

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This thrilling story of a daughter of America’s foremost industrialist, John D. Rockefeller, is complete with money, mental illness and opera divas-and a woman who strove for independence to make her own choices. Rejecting the limited gender role carved out for her by her father and society,…

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Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s 3-D Mobile Mammography Program was recently inspected by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Division of Nuclear Safety Program on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA). The inspection found that Fair…

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The Wabash County Retail Merchants Committee is happy to announce the August Winner of the Window of the Month contest is Vick's Bread & Brew that is located at 333 N. Market Street in Mount Carmel. Stop by and grab a bite to eat or enjoy a drink while overlooking the hustle and bustle o…

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Danny and Deborah (Schofield) Stallings will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday Aug. 21. Unfortunately due to COVID-19, we will not be able to have a traditional party;  however, we will be celebrating with a card party. If anyone would like to send them a card, please m…

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Due to the advanced number of positive COVID cases in our service area, we are regressing our visitor policy back to no visitors in our Emergency Department. Special exceptions will be made for pediatric patients and special needs patients who will be allowed one parent/caregiver, who must r…

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Earlier this summer, the University of Evansville made the decision to begin the Fall 2020 semester on Aug. 17, nine days earlier than originally planned. Moving up the start date was intended to accommodate for a shortened semester that would promote the health and safety of the community. …

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Join us for a gathering of some of Albion fiddler Dennis Stroughmatt’s country music friends for a safe and fun musical evening, taking place at the Edwards County Exhibition Hall in Albion this Saturday evening, Aug. 15, from 5-9 p.m. (or later). There is a $10 suggested donation at the door.

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The CEO Board of Directors is announcing that they will not be hosting a CEO Trade Show this year. Originally scheduled for late April, the trade show was postponed until the COVID-19 issues were better known. In making the announcement, John Evans, CEO Board President stated, “The Board and…

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Wabash Valley College's bass coach, Professor Todd Gill, is excited to announce the signing of Colton Bridwell for the upcoming 2020–2021 collegiate bass season. Bridwell will be coming to Wabash Valley College on an academic scholarship and signed a letter of intent with the bass team on Sa…

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Wabash Valley College's bass coach, Professor Todd Gill, is excited to announce the signing of Josey Ault for the upcoming 2020–2021 collegiate bass season. Ault will be coming to Wabash Valley College on an academic scholarship and signed a letter of intent with the bass team on Saturday af…

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The Lemke/Knakmuhs family reunion for Sunday, Sept. 6 has been cancelled this year. Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we felt that this was the best decision. The health, safety and well-being of everyone was taken into consideration in this decision. We hope to see you all Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021.

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Have a family heirloom or damaged piece of furniture you want to restore to its former glory? Learn how this fall with Olney Central College’s furniture restoration class.

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Wabash Valley College is pleased to announce it will be offering free GED test prep classes. This class includes tutoring, instruction and materials, and it’s all free!

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Earlier this summer, the University of Evansville made the decision to begin the Fall 2020 semester on Aug. 17, nine days earlier than originally planned. Moving up the start date was intended to accommodate for a shortened semester that would promote the health and safety of the community. …