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All voters that voted in 2018, 2019 or March 2020 will receive an application for a Vote by Mail ballot. This has been mandated for the Nov. 3, 2020 election. We are required to have all applications mailed out by Aug. 1. 

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On Saturday, Aug. 8, the Wabash Valley Youth in Action, Inc. will be hosting the 25th Annual “Bill Mundy Memorial 4-person Golf Scramble.?  With the support of the businesses in the community, this fundraiser has been a great success for the youth of Wabash County and the surrounding area.

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Wabash Valley College’s 58th annual Commencement scheduled for Friday, July 31, has been changed to a virtual ceremony. This difficult decision was made with the safety of our students, staff, families and community in mind. 

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The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) is encouraging farmers and agrichemical facilities to save their empty agrichemical containers as they will once again be hosting free container recycling days throughout the State. 

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Monsignor Ken Schaefer, former pastor at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mount Carmel died Saturday night, July 11 at Barnes Hospital in Saint Louis.  At the time of his passing, he was serving as pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin, Ill.

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Vikram Singh, a guest of Rotarian Bill Easton, presented the program at the Rotary meeting this week. Singh told Rotarians he was a construction project manager before moving to Mt. Carmel in 2014. He wants to invest in the town to help it grow. He said he opened Vick’s Bread & Brew on M…

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Mount Carmel High School graduate Madi Merritt, who graduated from the school this past spring, is presented the P.E.O. Star Scholarship by Mount Carmel P.E.O. Chapter F.K. member Gayle Conrady at her home. The scholarship, which will provide $2,500 toward Merritt’s postsecondary education, …

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Due to the coronavirus, the annual Parkersburg Chowder has been cancelled for this year. This was a difficult decision made by the Parkersburg Oak Hill Cemetery trustees. They do want to express appreciation for all the help and support given in the past. They are hopeful to continue the cho…

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Threads of Hope will reopen Saturday, July 18, with regular hours of 9:00 a.m. to noon. We will be encouraging social distancing. To achieve that goal, a total of five customers will be admitted to shop at one time for a maximum of 20 minutes. One person per family will be admitted. The one …

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Brandon Rhodes passed away in a car accident on June 8. He was 21 years old. Brandon loved to sing and had an amazing voice. He also loved spending time with his family and best friend, James. He loved to have a good time and was the life of the party. He is greatly missed by his family and …

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The Hope Center Feed will be hosting the next Feed the Family on Saturday, July 18 for Edwards, Wabash and Wayne County residents.

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Olney Central College will offer face-to-face classes this fall and is currently registering students for the semester, which starts Aug. 20.

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Edwards County junior football league and cheer sign ups are still going on. Sign ups for K- 8th football ends July 17 and K- 4th cheer ends July 12.

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This Friday, July 10 starting at 5 p.m., Mt Carmel will be having their 2nd installment of Ag Days Food & Entertainment at Merchants Park. Food Trucks will start at 5 p.m. and Perry Case will be the entertainment starting at 6 p.m. 

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Donald L. McClane, 86, of Mount Carmel passed away Wednesday, July 1 at home with his family by his side. He was born on May 9, 1934 in Mount Carmel, the son of Charles and Sybil (Hill) McClane. He married Joyce Carpenter on Nov. 22, 1952, and she survives.

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Wabash 400 E will be closed to through traffic from N 1400 Blvd (Tennis Dairy Farm) to Wabash 17 Ave (Lick Prairie Church) beginning Monday, July 6, weather permitting.

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Brandon Rhodes passed away in a car accident on June 8. He was 21 years old. Brandon loved to sing and had an amazing voice. He also loved spending time with his family and best friend, James. He loved to have a good time and was the life of the party. He is greatly missed by his family and …

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There will be some major changes to Ag Days this year. These changes are necessary and beyond the Wabash County Chamber of Commerce and Ag Days Committee’s control. They are trying to make the best of a difficult situation.

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State Rep. Darren Bailey is joining with the Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) to promote the 2020 Senior Hall of Fame program to honor senior citizens in the community who have made a positive impact. The deadline for nominations for the awards has been extended until Monday, August 31.

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Attorney General Kwame Raoul has tested positive for COVID-19, his office announced in a news release Tuesday.

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State Fairs in Springfield and Du Quoin will be canceled this year by executive order of the governor due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Illinois State Representatives Darren Bailey (109th District), Chris Miller (110th District) and Patrick Windhorst (118th District) are asking for volunteers in this part of the state to assist the Illinois Department of Aging with programs for senior citizens. The Area Agency on Aging for S…

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The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors has approved Return to Play Guidelines developed within the current structure of Governor Pritzker’s Restore Illinois plan that provide the first step in IHSA student-athletes returning to participation.

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Illinois State Representatives Darren Bailey (109th District), Chris Miller (110th District) and Patrick Windhorst (118th District) are asking for volunteers in this part of the state to assist the Illinois Department of Aging with programs for senior citizens. The Area Agency on Aging for S…

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The Wabash County Chamber of Commerce would like to extend an invitation to the Eight Annual Chamber Member Picnic in the Park being held on Thursday, June 11. This event will be an opportunity to visit with other Chamber members as well as the 2020 Chamber Scholarship Recipients, at a safe …

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***UPDATED as of 5/26 at 4 p.m.***Our next update will be Monday, June 1*Based on the RESTORE Illinois Public Health approach to safely reopen our state, the counties that S&R Media have been tracking has been modified to align with the Marion (5) and Edwardsville (4) Emergency Medical S…

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***UPDATED as of 5/26 at 4 p.m.***Our next update will be Monday, June 1*Based on the RESTORE Illinois Public Health approach to safely reopen our state, the counties that S&R Media have been tracking has been modified to align with the Marion (5) and Edwardsville (4) Emergency Medical S…

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Illinois State Representatives Darren Bailey (109th District), Chris Miller (110th District) and Patrick Windhorst (118th District) are asking for volunteers in this part of the state to assist the Illinois Department of Aging with programs for senior citizens. The Area Agency on Aging for S…

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Wabash Valley College will be closing early at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 22, and will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day. There will be no classes and all offices will be closed. The fitness center, pool and Small World will also be closed.

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Wabash Valley College’s Ag program, in conjunction with Wabash Valley Service Company, IB Executive Turf and Landscape, Wabash Valley Stewardship Alliance and southeastern Illinois Farm Bureaus, saw the planting of a new pollinator plot on WVC’s campus.

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Each year, three instructors from Wabash Valley College are selected as instructors of the year: a transfer instructor, a career and technical education instructor and an adjunct instructor.