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Community remembers Chuck Keller as visionary | Local News  Effingham Daily News

EFFINGHAM — Charles F. “Chuck” Keller, a visionary and a 2017 nominee for the Effingham Daily News Citizen of the Year, died on his 80th birthday Tuesday.



Student, 17, arrested after alleged shooting threat at Effingham High School  Effingham Daily News

EFFINGHAM — Police arrested a 17-year-old student after authorities learned of alleged threats made Thursday morning about a shooting at Effingham High ...



Effingham High School Football: The Early Years | History  Effingham Daily News

Visitors to the Effingham County Museum entering from Jefferson Avenue walk between two red granite pillars on the south side of the building. Those pillars, in ...



Effingham High School Honor Roll | Community  Effingham Daily News

Effingham High School announced its first quarter honor roll.



Rumor of gun violence cancels Effingham pep rally  Effingham Daily News

A rumor of gun violence that spread quickly on social media caused officials to cancel a pep rally at Effingham High School on Friday afternoon. Some students ...



Effingham High School students gather for prayer service  Effingham Daily News

Effingham High School students gathered at the school's flagpole on a chilly Wednesday morning to unite in prayer in honor of the national "See You at the Pole" ...



Effingham proud of Hearts playoff run | Local News  Effingham Daily News

EFFINGHAM — Effingham High School alum were excited to see the Flaming Hearts get to the third round of the state playoffs and some reminisced about their ...



EHS adding a third show this season | Lifestyles  Effingham Daily News

The EHS Theatre Program has added a third show to its season lineup featuring Cinderella, 10 other Disney princesses, and some princes.



Woodruff resigns as EHS boys head coach | Local Sports  Effingham Daily News

Effingham's Rem Woodruff resigned as head boys basketball coach.



Important Effingham High School dates | Community  Effingham Daily News

New Students to the district come to Student Services to register for classes Aug. 8 and 9.



21 bands to compete at EHS | Lifestyles  Effingham Daily News

Music will fill the air on Saturday, Oct. 13, as 21 high school bands from across the region travel to Effingham for the 2018 Marching Hearts Invitational band ...



Upcoming Veterans Day Programs | Community  Effingham Daily News

St. Anthony Grade School. St. Anthony will be hosting a Veterans Day program on Friday, Nov. 9. The program begins at 8:30 a.m. with a Veterans Mass at St.



Stories that shaped the area in 2018 | Local News  Effingham Daily News

Wild spring weather caused trouble for some area residents in 2018. Problems with the Kluthe Memorial Pool delayed some summer fun. Unpredictable ...



Effingham High School's 2018 Football Schedule  Effingham's News Leader

Effingham High School will have some long road trips during the upcoming football season. But the Hearts will open with three home games before hitting the ...



300 high school students attend Manufacturing Day | Local News  Effingham Daily News

EFFINGHAM — Nearly 300 high school students, teachers and counselors from 15 area schools participated in the Effingham County Manufacturing Day on ...



EHS presents 'The Crucible' starting Thursday | Lifestyles  Effingham Daily News

Effingham High School will be presenting the play "The Crucible" in the EHS Hearts Rocks Cafe Sept. 27-29 at 7 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door. Prices are.



Vapes on the rise | Local News  Effingham Daily News

EFFINGHAM — A popular habit with many young people has been on the rise at Effingham High School, officials reported this week during the Unit 40 school ...



Big boosters of EHS Band | Local News  Effingham Daily News

EFFINGHAM — The mission of the Effingham Band Boosters is to support the instrumental band department and director at Effingham High School, but it only ...



Early Effingham druggists as postcard publishers | History  Effingham Daily News

Postcards were first legally permitted in Austria on Oct. 1, 1869. The United States passed postal regulations allowing the cards in 1872. Most of the picture ...



EJHS Honor Roll | Community  Effingham Daily News

Effingham High School announced its second quarter honor roll.



UPDATE: EHS students participate in national walkout | Local News  Effingham Daily News

More than 50 Effingham High School students joined those across the nation in a walkout Wednesday morning in protest of gun violence.



2018 Homecoming Week at EHS  Effingham's News Leader

(THE 2018 EFFINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING COURT: BACK ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: DALTON FOX-FRESHMAN ATTENDANT; JACOB ...



Tourism board helps fund basketball tourney | Local News  Effingham Daily News

EFFINGHAM — The Tourism Advisory Board recently granted funding for the Effingham Teutopolis Christmas Classic boys' basketball tournament planned for ...



NCHS named grand champion at Marching Hearts Invitational  Effingham Daily News

EFFINGHAM — Newton Marching Eagles brought home top honors Saturday in the Effingham Marching Hearts Invitational band contest at Effingham High ...



Area districts in need of substitute teachers | Local News  Effingham Daily News

EFFINGHAM — Rachael Orsborn's first career in engineering led her to tutoring students in math in her free time. That sparked an interest in teaching.



Unit 40 school registration | Community  Effingham Daily News

The Effingham Community School District #40 has announced the following school registration information for the 2018-19 school year:



Wooden Shoes advance, Hearts, Bulldogs split | Local Sports  Effingham Daily News

The Teutopolis Wooden Shoes went 2-0 on the second day of the Effingham/Teutopolis Christmas Classic Friday, including wins over Pleasant Plains 36-25 and ...



EHS valedictorian returns to Effingham with her first fiction book  Effingham Daily News

Fifty years ago a Shumway woman stepped on stage and stood behind a podium before her Effingham High School graduating class to accept her scholastic ...



EHS presents the musical 'Hairspray' | Local News  Effingham Daily News

Effingham High School will be presenting the musical “Hairspray” March 22-25 in the EHS Hearts Rock Cafe.



Tax levy hearing set for Unit 40 school district  Effingham Daily News

EFFINGHAM — The Unit 40 school district scheduled a tax levy hearing for 6 p.m. Nov. 19, as it plans to levy above the 4.99 percent allowed without public ...



Teutopolis champions, Effingham third in Christmas Classic | Local Sports  Effingham Daily News

The Teutopolis Wooden Shoes earned the championship title in the sixth annual Effingham/Teutopolis Christmas Classic Saturday, defeating Sacred Heart ...



Wilhour v. Seiler for 107th District seat | Local News  Effingham Daily News

The 107th House District covers the northwestern portion of Effingham County and all of Fayette County, in addition to Marion and Bond counties.



Unit 40 Board Hears About Reported Dismissal of Coach  Effingham's News Leader

Unit 40 board members Monday heard about the reported dismissal of longtime junior high baseball and basketball coach Rod Wiethop, but took no action on ...



PREP TRACK AND FIELD: EHS boys win home meet, girls place second  Effingham Daily News

EFFINGHAM — The Effingham boys dominated a home triangular while the girls finished second in a quadrangular track and field meet Thursday at Effingham ...



EHS Invites 1987 Football Team, Cheerleaders to Saturday Game  Effingham's News Leader

Effingham High School would like to invite and recognize any members of the Effingham football team from the 1987 football season. Team members and ...



EHS students join 'Food Quest' | Local News  Effingham Daily News

EFFINGHAM — One day in June the Effingham High School science lab doubled as a film studio for a segment on hydroponics to be included in a show called ...



Effingham Captures Class 3A Volleyball Regional Crown  Effingham's News Leader

Effingham High School claimed its own regional championship Thursday. Effingham High School claimed the championship of its own Class 3A Volleyball ...



Effingham mayor seeks $10,000 raise for the job | Local News  Effingham Daily News

EFFINGHAM — Effingham Mayor Jeff Bloemker this week proposed the mayor's annual salary be raised to $26000, the rate it had been before the city hired a ...



Effingham's Illinois College of Photography | History  Effingham Daily News

The Effingham County Museum's intent is to make people aware of the rich heritage of the area. That heritage is found in old photographs, clothing from ...



Unit 40 Board Changes Grading Scale  Effingham's News Leader

The Effingham Unit 40 Board of Education Monday voted to change the grading scale, effective with the coming school year. The new scale will be: "A"--90 to ...



Voter profile: Gage Payne | Local News  Effingham Daily News

Gage Payne, 17, will vote for the first time in November. He is a student at Effingham High School and wants to be a emergency medical technician after ...



Hearts Post First-Ever Win at Breese Mater Dei to Advance to Second Round of Playoffs; Other High School Football Playoff Scores - Saturday 10-27-2018  Effingham's News Leader

The Effingham Hearts beat Breese Mater Dei 21-6 Saturday to advance to the second round of the Class 4A high school football playoffs. It's a first-ever win for ...



EHS Crowns King Kaleb and Queen Kaylee  Effingham's News Leader

Kaleb Kihne and Kaylee Phillips were crowned Effingham High School Homecoming King and Queen Friday night. The new royalty received their coronation at ...



Crossroads Classic Volleyball Tournament Set for Tonight, Saturday  Effingham's News Leader

The 27th Annual Crossroads Classic Volleyball Tournament returns to Effingham this weekend. Generally regarded as the strongest high school tournament in ...



Appleknockers, Wooden Shoes, Flaming Hearts: The stories behind unique Central Illinois mascot names  Herald & Review

How schools have chosen nicknames varies. Some schools vote on them — MacArthur students chose “Generals” by student vote in September 1957. Others ...



Sportsbackers Planning Videoboard for EHS Gym  Effingham's News Leader

(THE VIDEOBOARD SUPERIMPOSED OVER THE SOUTHWEST EXIT DOORS AT EFFINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL GYM). You've seen them in various sporting ...



Noon Rotary Hosts 2018 New Teacher Luncheon  Effingham's News Leader

Effingham Noon Rotary hosted its 2018 New Teacher Luncheon August 8. Teachers from Unit 40, St. Anthony and Sacred Heart schools are invited each year to ...



Gift of Warmth | Local News  Effingham Daily News

Fall weather has finally hit. Thanks to the Effingham High School football seniors, residents at The Glenwood can stay warm.



New faculty and staff join St. Anthony schools  Effingham Daily News

St. Anthony schools Pastor Fr. Chuck Edwards, along with Grade School Principal Matt Sturgeon and High School Principal Greg Fearday, announce the ...



Scott Ealy running for mayor of Effingham | Local News  Effingham Daily News

Scott Ealy, an Effingham lawyer, announced via social media Friday that he will file to run against Effingham Mayor Jeff Bloemker in the April 2019 municipal ...



Retired Effingham fire chief joins Teutopolis fire district | Local News  Effingham Daily News

About a month after retiring as full-time fire chief for Effingham, Joe Holomy said he's rounding out his fire *service* career just as it began – as a volunteer.



Hometown Christmas to feature new holiday favorites | Lifestyles  Effingham Daily News

Hometown Christmas is returning to downtown Effingham a little later this year with a few new features that may be worth the wait.



School board members seek re-election in area districts  Effingham Daily News

Filings are starting to flow into the Effingham County Clerk's office for area school board elections this spring.



Local Elks "Hoop Shoot" Set For December 8  Effingham's News Leader

The Effingham Elks Lodge #1016 will be holding its 47th Annual "Hoop Shoot" Saturday Dec. 8 at 11 a.m. at Effingham High School. This is the 16th year the ...



Three students expelled from Effingham High School | Local News  Effingham Daily News

EFFINGHAM — The school board on Thursday expelled three Effingham High School students — one until the end of the 2015-16 school year and two until ...



Halloween Happenings | Lifestyles  Effingham Daily News

Altamont. City of Altamont will have trick-or-treat hours from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. Beecher City. Beecher City will have trick-or-treat hours from 6 to ...



Unit 40 Board Votes to Put Sales Tax Question on April Ballot  Effingham's News Leader

The Effingham Unit 40 Board of Education Monday voted to put a 1% sales tax question on the April election ballot. Unit 40 Superintendent Mark Doan said the ...



Effingham native earns Army recognition | Local News  Effingham Daily News

Staff Sgt. Ryan Budde, an Effingham native and graduate of Effingham High School, was recently presented with the Army Commendation Medal for his work ...



GIRLS BASKETBALL: Flaming Hearts hold off Lady Shoes  Effingham Daily News

EFFINGHAM — Teutopolis constructed a late comeback but Effingham preserved a 53-46 victory Friday in a clash between two state-ranked girls basketball ...



Doctors and druggists at the turn of the century  Effingham Daily News

A local historian looking back at turn of the 20th century is struck by the high number and transitory nature of local health care practitioners. The city of Effingham ...



McAlister's Deli is Officially Coming to Effingham  Effingham's News Leader

McAlister's Deli is officially coming to Effingham. The City Council Tuesday heard about a complete renovation planned for the former Lonestar location along ...



IHSA Football Playoff Scores, Schedules  Effingham's News Leader

Jesse Bushue, a former Hearts football player, sent this program, since his dad (Randy) is in the photo. the 1987 team. Effingham High School, 9-2, will play host ...



Elizabeth Meets w/the Governor - Effingham's News and Sports Leader, 979XFM and KJ Country 102.3  Effingham's News Leader

(ILLINOIS GOVERNOR BRUCE RAUNER AND TEUTOPOLIS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ELIZABETH WEIDNER POSE WITH THE PROCLAMATION ...



Unit 40 Board Votes to Retain Wiethop as Coach  Effingham's News Leader

(UNIT 40 TEACHER AND COACH ROD WIETHOP SHARES A MOMENT WITH FIRST CHURCH OF GOD PASTOR AND FORMER STUDENT JARED ...



EHS Fall Sports Award Winners Announced  Effingham's News Leader

Effingham High School Fall Sports award winners and letterwinners were announced at a banquet Tuesday evening at the Hearts Rock Cafe. Awards went to ...



EDN Bicentennial Series: Memories of the local grocery stores  Effingham Daily News

The demolition of Effingham's Police Department building in order to clear the way for a new police station in Effingham caused many people to reflect on ...



Newton Band Classic returns next weekend | Lifestyles  Effingham Daily News

Schools from throughout Illinois will be gathering in Newton on Saturday, Oct. 6, for the 2018 Newton Marching Eagles Band Classic.



Effingham teachers named finalists in education training | Local News  Effingham Daily News

A group of Effingham educators has been chosen from a multistate regional conference to take their idea to reform education beyond the classrooms in Unit 40.



Judge grants Christmas wish to man in mall crash case  Effingham Daily News

EFFINGHAM — A Shelbyville man who allegedly stole a car, crashed into the Village Square Mall in Effingham and broke into the Zales Jewelry store will be ...



Effingham candidates begin filing for spring election | Local News  Effingham Daily News

EFFINGHAM — On the first day possible to file to seek office in the upcoming municipal election in Effingham, two candidates' names are in for the position of ...



UPDATE: Fan seizes, causes smoke and temporary evacuation of Effingham High School  Effingham Daily News

Students were temporarily evacuated from Effingham High School after smoke was found within the building on Friday. No injuries were reported and ...



McAlister's Deli to open by the end of 2018  Effingham Daily News

EFFINGHAM — Work has begun at the former Lone Star Steakhouse property where McAlister's Deli is expected to be located by the end of 2018.



Bridging the chasm A school resource officer reflects  Effingham Daily News

Darren Feldkamp, a corporal with the Effingham County Sheriff's Office, was introduced as the first School Resource Officer at Effingham High School on Oct. 21, ...



Welding program expands to county schools | Local News  Effingham Daily News

Some students are looking for something that sparks their interest — and sometimes it's welding.



Photos of Recognition at City Council Meeting  Effingham's News Leader

Several people were given recognition at Tuesday's Effingham City Council meeting. Effingham High School student Isaac Pizanowski was presented a Citizen ...



A look at high schools of the past  Effingham Daily News

I'll never forget graduating from eighth grade at Central in 1969 and knowing that my next four years would be spent in that big building called Effingham High ...



EHS Hands St. Anthony Loss in Soccer  Effingham's News Leader

Effingham and St. Anthony battle during action Tuesday. Effingham High School handed Effingham St. Anthony an 8-1 loss in soccer competition Tuesday.



Police and firefighters compete for Salvation Army donations  Effingham Daily News

The red kettle is a prominent feature around the holiday season for the Salvation Army that is accompanied by volunteer bell ringers.



Washington Savings Bank names Chris Kabbes Vice President of Lending  Effingham Daily News

Washington Savings Bank is excited to welcome Chris Kabbes to our management team as Vice President of Lending. Chris joins us with 22 years of ...



Police Blotter 11-30-18 | News  Effingham Daily News

The Effingham Police Department reported the following incidents. There were no injuries or citations unless otherwise listed.



St. Anthony Boys Golf State Champs; Other State Results  Effingham's News Leader

(THE STATE CHAMPION ST. ANTHONY HIGH SCHOOL BOYS GOLF TEAM AFTER THEY WON THE REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP). In his 20th year as St.



Interview Concerning Effingham Teutopolis Christmas Classic  Effingham's News Leader

Mike Wilson and Chris Kreke were guests on The Drive Home Friday evening. Wilson and Kreke are two of those working on the 6th Annual ...



Hometown Christmas Scheduled Saturday  Effingham's News Leader

The Hometown Christmas Experience in downtown Effingham is scheduled this Saturday. Fun activities for the day include: Santa arriving, Reindog Pet Parade, ...



Unit 40 Board Sets End of Year Dates  Effingham's News Leader

The Effingham Unit 40 Board of Education Monday set end-of-year dates for this school year and also approved a calendar for the 2018-19 school year.



Unit 40 announces registration dates | Community  Effingham Daily News

Effingham Community School District 40 has released the following school registration information for the 2017-18 school year:



Illinois State Fiddlers Association competition at EPC | Lifestyles  Effingham Daily News

Fiddlers around state are expected to gather Saturday, Oct 6, and Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Effingham Performance Center for the 54th Annual Illinois State Old ...



Pritzker makes Effingham stop | Local News  Effingham Daily News

EFFINGHAM — Illinois Governor-Elect J.B. Pritzker and Lt. Governor-Elect Juliana Stratton stopped in Effingham Sunday morning on day two of their three-day ...



Area teams find varied success at Crossroads Classic  Effingham Daily News

Area teams found varied success at the Crossroads Classic in Effingham over the weekend.



EHS teacher Joe Fatheree honored | Local News  Effingham Daily News

Effingham High School teacher Joe Fatheree said his multimedia students challenge him the most and also give him hope for the future.



Movie theater expanding at Village Square Mall | Local News  Effingham Daily News

EFFINGHAM — The RMC Stadium Cinemas has completed the purchase of a section of the Village Square Mall after five months of negotiations.



Unit 40 Board Fills Assistant Principal Posts  Effingham's News Leader

(EFFINGHAM JUNIOR HIGH SCHOLAR BOWL TEAM MEMBERS WERE RECOGNIZED WITH COACH JOSH ROBISON FOR 25 WINS AND A REGIONAL ...



EHS Football Players, Cheerleaders Honored  Effingham's News Leader

Varsity special award winners were, left to right, Dylan Bushur, Landon Wolfe, Stetson Green, Gage Franklin, Kendall Ballman, Jason Bowlin and Kaleb Kihne.



Strawberry To Be Featured Speaker at FCA Night of Champions  Effingham's News Leader

Darryl Strawberry will be the featured speaker at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Night of Champions in Effingham Monday, March 18. Ticket prices are $25 ...



Woodruff named Effingham boys head basketball coach | Sports  Effingham Daily News

EFFINGHAM — A familiar face in the Unit 40 administration will soon be on the sidelines of the Effingham High School gym, with Monday's decision to hire ...



Suspect Arrested in Effingham for Allegedly Making Terrorist Threats  Effingham's News Leader

An Effingham resident has been arrested for allegedly making terrorist threats. 25-year-old Kendrick P. Miller was taken into custody and booked into Effingham ...



COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Smith heading to Illinois College | Sports  Effingham Daily News

EFFINGHAM — Flaming Hearts tight end Logan Smith celebrated his choice to attend Illinois College this fall to continue his academic and football careers ...



Administrative changes set in Unit 40 | Local News  Effingham Daily News

EFFINGHAM — Unit 40 school board filled two vacant assistant principal positions and handled a multitude of other personnel matters during its meeting this ...



Curran Walsh Making Good in Basketball World  Effingham's News Leader

Curran Walsh (left) trains Phoenix Suns point guard Tyler Ullis during the offseason. Los Angeles Loyolan photo. By Matthew Rodriguez, Sports Editor. The Los ...



Delaine Donaldson is 2019 Effingham Citizen of the Year  Effingham's News Leader

(DELAINE DONALDSON). A man who keeps history alive in Effingham County has been named 2019 Effingham Citizen of the Year. Delaine Donaldson, the ...



Ealy Announces for Mayor - Effingham's News and Sports Leader, 979XFM and KJ Country 102.3  Effingham's News Leader

“A campaign of positive energy, ideas, and reform” is being unveiled officially this week by Scott Ealy, longtime Effingham attorney and community volunteer.



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