WLDS back on the air Saturday afternoon

By Anthony Engle on April 14 at 7:44am

WLDS was knocked off the air early Saturday morning due to a lightning strike. Our engineer was able to go to the back up transmitter, and have us back on Read More

Second-Annual Home and Recreation Show to be held next Saturday at the Morgan County Fairgrounds

By Anthony Engle on April 13 at 10:12am

The Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding its second annual Home and Recreation Show next Saturday the 21st from 9 am until 3 pm in the Merchant Building Read More

UPDATE: Fire causes estimated $30,000 worth of damage to home just north of Jacksonville

By Blake Schnitker on April 13 at 6:55am

Local residents suffered an estimated $30,000 worth of property damage following a house fire just north of town yesterday. Local firefighters spent more than four hours on the scene fighting Read More

Pike-Scott County Farm Bureau announces hiring of new Agriculture Literacy Coordinator

By Blake Schnitker on April 12 at 10:20am

The Pike and Scott County Farm Bureau is announcing the hiring of a new Agriculture Literacy Coordinator. Rachel Smith is a 2017 Summa Cum Laude graduate from Truman State University, Read More

Jacksonville Emergency Water Supply from Lake Mauvaisterre can now be treated more efficiently

By Blake Schnitker on April 11 at 4:10pm

The treatment of Jacksonville’s emergency drinking water supply is now easier following a multi-year watershed project conducted on Lake Mauvaisterre. Members of the Jacksonville city council heard a presentation earlier Read More

Prairieland United Way achieves annual goal, names Paul White as Helen Baldwin Award recipient

By Anthony Engle on April 11 at 11:21am

The Prairieland United Way Annual Awards and Recognition Breakfast was held this morning, and it was a rousing success. Paul White, the former President and CEO of Premier Bank of Read More

Senator Manar pushes measure to raise minimum salaries for teachers

By Blake Schnitker on April 11 at 7:12am

An area Senator is pushing a measure to raise the minimum salaries for teachers for the first time in nearly four decades. Senator Andy Manar of Bunker Hill said yesteday Read More

City Council approves $125,000 loan for K’s Creek Golf Club & Wine Bar

By Blake Schnitker on April 10 at 7:57am

Jacksonville aldermen approved a loan to help with the project to revamp the former Northridge HIlls Golf Course after a series of somewhat confusions motions, and finally, a vote. The Read More

LaHood shares thoughts on poison gas attacks in Syria, U.S. response

By Blake Schnitker on April 9 at 1:41pm

Illinois Congressman Darin LaHood is sharing his thoughts on the suspected poisonous gas attack in Syria as well as President Trump’s response yesterday regarding the attack. National news outlets are Read More

Scott-Morgan-Green Water Cooperative among topics to be discussed at city council meeting

By Blake Schnitker on April 9 at 7:45am

An easement for a three-county water co-op and a loan from the city’s Revolving Loan Fund for renovating the former Northridge Golf Course look to be the main topics of Read More