Learning to grow

HENRY— The Marshall-Putnam University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners with the Toluca Coal Mine Association will be offering a class on vegetable gardening in five different locations in Marshall and Putnam counties. These classes will teach attendees how to grow basic garden vegetables in co ... Read More »

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Ioerger shares her thoughts on LGS

LOSTANT — Dianna Ioerger has been a mainstay of the Lostant Grade School Board since 1999. Currently serving the board as president, she sees joining the board as an extension ... Read More »


Library Corner April 11

Lostant — April 15, 22 and 29: Families First, a state-funded early childhood grant, is a program for families with children ages birth to 3. It is sponsored by the Oglesby Ea ... Read More »

Scholastic Bowl at Lostant Grade School going strong

Lostant Grade School Scholastic Bowl is going strong as they finish up their season with a 5-3 record. The team includes (front row, from left) Ben Tran, Alan Bruner and Jacob ... Read More »


Enjoying the ‘madness’

On a Sunday afternoon in March, as I write this column, I am sitting on my couch, laptop in hand, and my television tuned to the NCAA basketball tournament. That’s not an unus ... Read More »

At a loss for words

As I waited for my meal to be delivered in a local restaurant, I couldn’t help but notice the older gentleman sitting across from me. Though his face was weathered, it was rem ... Read More »