Jacksonville organizations donate helmets to local fourth graders

By Ryne Turke on April 18 at 5:36am

Dr. Turner explaining brain injuires

The Jacksonville Park Foundation and Passavant Area Hospital partnered with Illinois College Professor Dr. Jeremy Turner to give a helmet to every fourth grader in Jacksonville on Thursday. The helmets Read More

Sheriff candidate appears in court

By Jim McCabe on April 17 at 12:37pm

greene county

A Greene County commissioner running for sheriff in that county made his first court appearance on felony charges last week. Luke Lamb was formally charged with Unlawful Communication with a Read More

Jacksonville mayor talks pot dispensaries, FutureGen model

By Jim McCabe on April 17 at 12:36pm

Mayor Andy Ezard

Jacksonville officials have been approached about having a medical marijuana facility set up locally. Mayor Andy Ezard appeared on this morning’s edition of AM Conversation on WLDS to talk about Read More

Routt graduate up for Missouri Teacher of the Year Award

By Ryne Turke on April 17 at 12:35pm


Eleanor Koening Kindred, who graduated from Routt in 2002, was selected by Ritenour School District as the district’s 2014 Diamond Circle Teacher of the Year. She began teaching at Ritenour Read More

Bond denied for ‘Dosh man accused of aggravated battery of a child

By Jim McCabe on April 17 at 7:27am


A Meredosia man accused of causing a severe injury to a nine-month-old girl last November has had a request to reduce his bond denied. Twenty-seven-year-old Darin Morrell appeared in Morgan Read More

Changes in 117 administration announced

By Ryne Turke on April 17 at 7:23am


District 117 has hired a new assistant superintendent. Dana Kinley, the current director of Human Resources and Public Relations, was named to the position at last night’s monthly school board Read More

Historic district may expand in Jacksonville

By Jim McCabe on April 16 at 1:46pm


Officials with the Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission hope aldermen will vote to expand the city’s historic district later this month. Two hearings were held last week regarding a proposal to Read More

Carrollton looking forward to retrying balloon launch

By Ryne Turke on April 16 at 1:45pm


History was set to be made in Carrollton this morning, but Mother Nature had different plans. Students and facility members gathered outside Carrollton High School to witness Carrollton’s first-ever space Read More

Homefield Energy named supplier of electricity again

By Ryne Turke on April 16 at 1:34pm


City Clerk Skip Bradshaw announced today that Jacksonville will once again use Homefield Energy as the aggregate supplier of electricity. Bradshaw says prices will drop as residents will now pay Read More

Lake Jacksonville golf cart use on roads shot down

By Jim McCabe on April 16 at 8:32am


There will be no change to the current ordinance regarding the usage of golf carts on the campgrounds of Lake Jacksonville. That announcement was made at Monday’s city council meeting Read More