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Hydrant flushing in Manchester

The Village of Manchester will be flushing hydrants the week of July 19th. A slight discoloration may occur however the water is safe for drinking and cooking as normal.

Morgan County Health Depart Suspends COVID Testing

Morgan County Health Department will suspend COVID Testing services effective June 5, 2021. Individuals who are sick are encouraged to stay home and contact their primary care provider or call the SIU School of Medicine’s COVID Hotline at 217/545-5100.

Area Memorial Day Services

Morgan County VFW Memorial Day service is Monday, at 11 AM at the Korean War Memorial in Jacksonville Community Park.

On Memorial Day, from 8 AM – 5 PM, veterans and active military are invited to stop by and receive a Free 3’x5′ American flag, while supply lasts, at Central Illinois Dish Pro, 1632 Mound Rd in Jacksonville. No purchase is necessary.

Cass County Services:
Beardstown‘s Memorial Day service will be held in Art Zeeck Park in the downtown square at 11 AM
A Memorial Day Service will be held on Monday, May 31st at 10 AM at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Virginia, Illinois. Attendees are asked to bring a lawn chair. In the event of rain, the service will be at New Life Church.

Greene County will hosts a number of Memorial Day services.
Services will be held at the Eldred American Legion at 9 AM.
Services in Carrollton will be at 10 AM on the courthouse lawn on the square.
Memorial Services will be held a 10 AM at Oak Wood Cemetery in Greenfield.
The White Hall VFW will host services at the VFW Cemetery at 10:30 AM and White Hall Cemetery at 11 AM.
Roodhouse American Legion services are at 11:30 AM at Fernwood Cemetery.

Pike County Memorial Services:
Pittsfield, 10 AM at West Cemetery
Barry American Legion will host;
Kinderhook Cemetery at 9:30 AM
New Canton Cemetery at 10 AM
Taylor Martin Cemetery near El Dara, 10:30 AM
Berry Park Law Cemetery around 11 AM
Griggsville American Legion will host;
New Salem Cemetery at 9 AM
Griggsville Cemetery at 11 AM
Legionaires will be at Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill for a 21-gun salute at 10 AM. No service will be held.
No church service and luncheon this year at Mound Prairie Cemetery east of Beverly due to COVID

Scott County Memorial Day services:
The Winchester VFW will hold Memorial Day services at the following:
9 AM at Bowers Cemetery, east of Alsey,
10 AM at Winchester City Cemetery,
10 AM at the new Manchester Cemetery
10:30 AM at Glasgow Cemetery
11 AM at the Alsey Veteran’s Memorial.

Prairieland Chautauqua Cancelled

The Morgan County Historical Society has announced that the 2021 Prairieland Chautauqua, usually held over the Labor Day weekend, has been cancelled.

Hydrant flushing in Jacksonville

The Jacksonville Water Department along with the Jacksonville Fire Department is flushing hydrants beginning Monday, May 17th. A slight discoloration may occur however the water is safe for drinking and cooking as normal.
Anyone with questions on the process can call 217-479-4660.


Early voting has begun in Morgan County

Early voting in Morgan County for the April consolidated election will be held in the County Clerk’s office in the Morgan County Court House during business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The office will be open this Saturday for early voting only from 9:00 am to noon.
County Clerk Jill Waggener says this is the only Saturday in March early voting will be held. She says an April Saturday date will be announced later this month.

Weather Announcements and Cancellations

School Cancellations and Announcements for Friday, Feb. 19

Jacksonville School District 117 has made the following announcement:
• All non-K-12 buildings will be closed the remainder of this week.
This includes the central office, Early Years, Crossroads Learning
Center (including the TAP program), and the Bowl.
• K-12 buildings will operate with normal hours. Inside temperatures will be lower by 1-2 degrees. Please send your student in layers. If a building becomes too cold, we will respond and increase the heat. This is especially the case with our elementary students. JMS and JHS students are older, more adaptable, and they leave earlier.
• All sporting events scheduled for the Bowl will move to JMS. This
includes tonight’s JHS girls’ basketball game, Friday night’s JHS boys’
basketball game, and all JMS events. All restrictions that have been
enacted due to COVID will remain.
Community walking program at the Bowl will not be offered for the remainder of this week. This is a program offered through Passavant that utilizes the Bowl.


Franklin Schools, Closed through the remainder of the week

North Greene Schools, Closed through the remainder of the week

Pikeland CUSD #10, Closed through the remainder of the week

Waverly Schools, Closed through the remainder of the week




Other Announcements

Due to corporate decision, Buster Area Disposal will be running one day behind for trash pick up.


Holiday Closings


The Morgan County Courthouse will be closed on Friday, February 12, in observance of Lincoln’s Birthday and Monday, Feb. 15, in observance of Washington’s Birthday.

The Cass County Courthouse will be closed on Friday, February 12, in observance of Lincoln’s Birthday and Monday, Feb. 15, in observance of Washington’s Birthday.