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Pana students again launch a moonbuggy bid
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:01:00 -0800

PANA – A small sprocket could be the difference between a vehicle traversing other worlds or being caught in the dust with with a broken axle.

Open houses set on Grain Belt Express
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 20:18:13 -0800

Another round of public open houses on the proposed Grain Belt Express high-voltage transmission line has been scheduled for next month in nine central Illinois communities.Houston-based Clean Line Energy proposes to construct the power line along a corridor from the Mississippi River near Hannibal, Missouri, to the Indiana border near Sullivan, Indiana.The central Illinois section would be part ...

Death Notices, Jan. 30, 2015
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:44:20 -0800

■ Irene Genevieve (Mordas) Bennett, 89, Palisade, died Jan. 25, 2015, at the Grand Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Sen. Manar revamping school funding overhaul in hopes of getting it approved
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:08:43 -0800

The Democrat sponsoring a contentious plan to overhaul the state's nearly 20-year-old school funding formula said he's altering the bill it to help remove partisan and regional opposition for ease of passage.State Sen. Andy Manar of Bunker Hill proposed a measure last year to make school funding more equitable by directing more state money to poorer districts at the expense of wealthier ones. It ...

Christian County sees increase in diabetes
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0800

TAYLORVILLE – At 12.3 percent, Christian County has one of the highest rates of diabetes in Central Illinois. However, county resources available to fight the disease are limited. 

Rochester's Leonard, Lincoln's Alexander Among NFHS Coaches of the Year
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 14:58:57 -0800

The National Federation of State High School Associations released their list of the 2014 Coaches of the Year for the state's 27 sports.

Athletes of the Week
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 20:22:19 -0800

Each week the Journal Gazette/Times-Courier features some of the top performances of local high school athletes from the previous week. Here is the list:

Friday's prep highlights: Sages bounce rival Rockets
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 21:42:32 -0800

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