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Edwards County 4-H Tag-A-Longs, ages 5-7, met at the Extension office on Saturday, April 17, for a Little Roots Gardening Workshop. The attendees made “growing” bracelets and learned about the six basic elements’ plants need to grow and thrive. The next activity that was completed was a bean…

Our worship service this morning was led by Bob Beckman, featuring lovely hymns of loving Jesus and following Him. Norma Grimes accompanied him, Melanie Knight ran the media, Jim Funkhouser, elder, presented the devotion for the Communion service, reading from Romans 8:11 and Ephesians 3:20,…

Greetings from The First Christian Church in Albion. We are on the corner of Fourth and Elm Streets. All are welcome to come in and join us. Sunday School is at 9 a.m. for those that are comfortable in attending and church services begin at 10 a.m. Children church and nursery is available. S…

The Ellery Christian Church was filled with flowers this week as Vivian and Roger Beadles filled the sanctuary with blooms from their garden. Riley and Brooklyn Knackmus were visiting with Grandma Tena Michels and Great Grandma Kate Michels. James Piercy was a special guest. Christian’s mess…

Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise--the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. Hebrews 13:15,16.

FNB announced a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off construction of its new bank building, to be located along Route 1 at 113 South Court Street in Grayville. The ceremony will be a celebration of this new project and will highlight the bank’s connection and history with the local area.

Producers for the popular History Channel television show American Pickers have plans to be back in Illinois this May and are searching for leads for the show. “We're looking for leads throughout the state, specifically interesting characters with interesting items and lots of them,” said as…

Happy 18th birthday Tyler Trout. Love Mom, Dad and Grandma. Pictured is Tyler sitting on top of the Cardinal Hat inside Busch Stadium at age four on April 17, 2007.

Wabash Area Development Inc., in coordination with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, through the Community Services Block Program, announces the availability of one scholarship per county int he amount of $1,150 to be made available to income eligible students in …

AGS will not be going door to door this year to collect money for the St. Jude Children's Hospital. However, Feb. 8-12 will be a collection week for St. Jude. We will have dress up days and to dress up you must pay $1 every day you dress up and a bucket for money collection will be available…

The Edwards County Farm Bureau Young Leader Committee is accepting applications for their collegiate scholarship or scholarships amounting to at least $750, to be awarded to at least one student.  

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Kyilindi Pipes and Drums stopped by Meadowood Skilled Nursing Facility immediately following the Grayville Veterans Day program. Kyilindi played several tunes outside the dining room for the residents and veterans. This photo includes a few Meadowood veterans. Front row: Lowell Eck, Myrel “T…

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The First Baptist Church of Albion youth group will be collecting canned goods and non-perishable food items on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 4-6 p.m. in the church parking lot for our annual Trick or Eat event.

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Halloween is right around the corner! The staff of Fairfield Memorial Hospital wants everyone to have a safe, but fun time! Fairfield Memorial Hospital's Radiology Department will be available the evenings of Oct. 30 and 31 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., for anyone that would like to bring their …

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The Edwards County Farm Bureau recently donated to the Grayville FFA Supervised Agricultural Experience grant program. This grant program allows students to purchase items needed to start a SAE project. The Farm Bureau is proud to support the future of our community and local FFA program. Pi…

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Honor Roll3rd grade:Banks ArnoldLandon BowlandBenjamin BrileySavannah HowellBenjamin KelseyRilee ReynoldsMason StoverDestini Sussen4th grade:Lucian Biggins-BoysterJohn CoxElijah FolsomConnor Milligan5th grade:Killian HutchcraftDaniel Smith6th grade:Bradyn FoxNevaeh KisseeXander Kurtz7th grad…

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The Wabash County Health Department, in conjunction with the Edwards County Health Office, Tri-State Food Bank, the Edwards County FFA and Edwards County Farm Bureau will be offering 200 produce and dairy boxes FREE to anyone who wants one. 

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The Bone Gap Christian Church’s 134th Anniversary and Revival services will be held Friday, Nov. 6 at 7-8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7 at 7-8 p.m. and will conclude on Sunday, Nov. 8 with a potluck dinner after morning services.

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Pray for America: pray that God will turn people’s hearts towards Himself and that He will be glorified. This week, please take a day to pray for our country’s and our church’s election of leaders. The national election and our church election are both coming up the first part of November.

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Smiling eyes all around, we worshiped at church during our song service under the direction of Gabriella Spencer, Brad Schroeder and Linda Bova as our accompanist. Denise Schroeder ran the media, Steve Morgan took our temps.  Joe Miller led our Communion devotion, citing Luke 8: 22-25 as his…

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The congregation of Ellery Christian Church met on Sunday, Oct. 25. Betty Green and Janice Anniss had special readings and everyone wished Janet and Burl a Happy Anniversary for tomorrow. Christian’s message was based on Exodus 20:1-17. He gave his listeners an overview of the Ten Commandmen…

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Greetings from The First Christian Church in Albion. We are on the corner of 4th and Elm Streets. All are welcome to come in and join us. Sunday School is at 9 a.m. for those that are comfortable in attending and Church services begin at 10 a.m. Children’s church and nursery are available. S…

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No matter what is happening in the world there will always be a need for nurses. Becoming a nurse is very rewarding with a variety of career opportunities, great benefits, and job security. If you wish to join this exciting field, applications are now open for Frontier Community College’s nu…

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The Grayville FFA is looking for local Veterans who are interested in being featured in a slideshow that would be presented on Facebook in honor of Veteran’s Day. We would need the Veteran’s name, years of service, branch of service and a picture. 

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Each year, Fairfield Memorial Hospital recognizes and appreciates all veterans who have fought for our freedom. Therefore, in honor of their service, Fairfield Memorial Hospital wishes to offer a free complimentary lunch for any Veteran who would like to join on Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. until 1:…

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Wabash Valley College will be closed Tuesday, Nov. 3, in observance of Election Day. There will be no classes and all offices will be closed on Tuesday. Small World will also be closed. The Red Café will be open under revised hours for the day; the Café will not serve breakfast but will open…

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If you are interested in obtaining your Illinois Concealed Carry License, why not enroll in the next Concealed Carry course being offered by Illinois Eastern Community Colleges which will be offered at Wabash Valley College at the Advanced Technology Center on Thursday and Friday nights, Nov…

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The Church here at First Christian met together, masked, socially distanced and with smiling eyes! Bob Beckman led in the morning song service. Brad Schroeder, elder, led in the devotion for gathering around the Lord's Table for Communion, entitled "The Bridge,” meaning that is something tha…

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A nice group gathered at Ellery Christian this week. As a prayer of praise, Jean Chalcraft with her daughter Janet, graced the congregation with their beautiful smiles! Jean had not been able to attend services in nearly a year! The congregation sang to Janet for her birthday as a special. G…

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Greetings from The First Christian Church in Albion. We are on the corner of 4th and Elm Streets. All are welcome to come in and join us. Sunday School is at 9 a.m. for those that are comfortable in attending and Church services begin at 10 a.m. Children’s church and nursery are available. S…