Latest growing technologies to be on display at Burrus’ Technology Day

By Blake Schnitker on August 16 at 1:16pm

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West Central Illinois farmers can preview the most up-to-date growing technologies this week. Burrus Seed and Hughes Hybrids are hosting Technology Day at their production plant in Arenzville on Wednesday. Read More

Local tourism brings in almost $50 million in 2015

By Ryne Turke on August 16 at 6:21am


Jacksonville tourism topped $47 million dollars according to the latest economic impact report from the Illinois Office of Tourism. Jacksonville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Brittany Henry breaks Read More

Cass-Morgan Farm Bureau benefiting from Amazon shopping

By Ryne Turke on August 16 at 6:19am


Shopping online is putting money in the pockets of a local agriculture organization. Tens-of-millions of products are eligible for the AmazonSmile service, which donates 0.5 percent of the purchase price Read More

Passavant launching inpatient dialysis services

By Ryne Turke on August 15 at 12:27pm


Passavant Area Hospital is launching a new dialysis program for patients in the Jacksonville area. Director of Marketing and Communications Lori Hartz says today is the first day inpatient dialysis Read More

Tips for keeping electric bills low

By Ryne Turke on August 15 at 12:26pm


Ameren Illinois is providing energy efficiency tips for college students heading back to school. During Monday’s edition of WLDS’ “What’s On Your Mind?”, spokesman Brian Bretsch advised turning off unnecessary Read More

SIU School of Medicine bringing quality medical access in Morgan County

By Ryne Turke on August 15 at 6:44am


Morgan County residents are days away from having access to medical care, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. For the past year, the Morgan County Health Department and Read More

Local veterans working to construct Iraq/Afghanistan Memorial in Morgan County

By Ryne Turke on August 13 at 8:53am


Plans are in motion to construct a memorial in Morgan County to honor veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Morgan County Iraq Afghanistan Memorial Group, founded in June, Read More

Potential wind farm project near Ashland is progressing

By Ryne Turke on August 13 at 8:53am


Cass County could start to see wind turbines sprouting up in the near future. Though still in its “very early stages,” Springfield-based American Wind Energy Management is developing plans to Read More

Local comedy group holding TV taping in Jacksonville on Sunday

By Ryne Turke on August 13 at 8:28am


A local comedy group is hoping to pack Playhouse on the Square this weekend for their latest television special. Lets Make Up, which consists of two Illinois College students, three Read More

Jacksonville Speedway mourns the death of sprint car driver

By Ryne Turke on August 12 at 12:16pm


Bryan Clauson, a prolific sprint car driver with multiple wins at the Jacksonville Speedway, had his life cut short after injuries suffered from a crash at the Belleville Midget Nationals Read More