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posted on 2015-08-29 @ 09:17 AM
Master falconer Rich Escutia speaks on the sport of falconry at Ballard Nature Center. He is holding his Harris's hawks, Cazzie (left) and Corona.

Falconer enjoys the hunt with his hawks

Jenna EsgarNews Report Staff Rich more

posted on 2015-08-29 @ 09:10 AM
This is the 12x12 treehouse Gunner and Kim Schwing had built for their kids.

A house in the trees

By Steve RaymondNews Report Staff It has all the comforts of home. Well, most of them anyway. Beds and a sofa. Air more

posted on 2015-08-29 @ 09:08 AM

Concussion awareness improving

By Steve RaymondNews Report Staff Concussion. It’s a word we hear a lot today, especially in the sports world. You can’t turn on ESPN or any of the major sports channels more

posted on 2015-08-29 @ 09:07 AM

Altamont Fall Festival set for Sept. 12

The Altamont Garden Club will be sponsoring the 5th annual Fall Festival on September 12 at Schmidt Park from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The garden club will be selling pork burgers, brats & more

posted on 2015-08-29 @ 09:05 AM
Chad Hewing (left) and Frank Schumacher stand just past the shooting line at the construction site of their indoor shooting range north of Teutopolis.

Shooting headed indoors near Teutopolis

By Herb MeekerNews Report more

posted on 2015-08-29 @ 09:04 AM

Temporary library still has reading options, lots of fun

By Herb MeekerNews Report Staff For now, Effingham has three libraries.    The old Helen Matthes Library at the corner of Market and North Fourth more

posted on 2015-08-28 @ 09:15 PM

Area coroners warn of lethal heroin risk in downstate Illinois

Several county coroners and area police are warning residents of a potentially lethal batch of heroin circulating in central and southern Illinois.   With as many as more

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