Human Interest

Fork & Cork 5K
The Macon Fork & Cork 5K was held on Saturday, August 20. The early weather brought a thunder storm through the area, but by the time of the race,...


New Business Spotlight
by Sheryl Beadles A new "thrift" store has opened in Macon. It is called Tooter's Treasures and is located in the old Daylight Donuts building on...


Ray of Hope
By Sheryl Beadles Six years ago a vision to help pregnant women in Macon came to fruition. Debbie Hartung who volunteered with the Better Living...


Area Man Turns Tragedy Into Inspiration
By Sheryl Beadles We all have moments in our lives that define us. Often these moments involve a trauma or tragedy. For one area man, his have often involved loved ones...
Mr. Bruce Weimer. Macon R-I Middle School Principal. Macon R-I School District New Administrators
By Sheryl Beadles Macon R-I School District will be seeing a lot of changes in the 2016-17 school year. Aside from a new bus and new teachers,...


Bevier Homecoming Photos
The Bevier Homecoming was held Wednesday, August 10 through Saturday, August 13. Carnival rides were available every evening as well as great...


2-year-old boys (left to right) Gage Teter, son of Michael and Stephanie Teter of Bevier, first place; Aiden Redd, son of Alisha and Nick Redd of Macon, second place; and Jade Teter, son of Lucy Watson and Justin Teter of Bevier, third place. Miss Swimsuit and Mr. Muscle at Bevier Homecoming
A Little Miss Swimsuit and Mr. Muscles contest was held at the Bevier Homecoming on Thursday, August 11. The contest was separated into age groups...


0-6 month-old-boys (left to right) Noah Shelmadine, son of Jesse and Chelsea Shelmadine of Bevier, first place; Wyatt Redd, son of Alisha and Nick Redd of Macon, second place; and Chase Wood, son of Cassie Calver and John Wood of Macon, third place.
A baby contest was held on Thursday, August 11, at the Bevier Homecoming. There were five different age categories with the top three boys and...


Madd Hoss Jackson Performs At Bevier
by Sheryl Beadles Mt. Sterling. Rushville. Macomb. What do these names all have in common? If you said they were towns in Illinois, you would be...


First Annual Salt River Quilt Show
Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site and the Monroe County Historical Society will be hosting the First Annual Salt River Quilt Show, “Remembering Grandma’s Quilts and...
Blood Drive To Be Held At Troop B Headquarters In Memory Of...
Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, would like to invite the public to participate in the "Red Cross, Troop B Michael E....


Allie Tull is also pictured with Oreo. Like her sister, Libby, Allie has been showing rabbits for four years. She says they are fun to play with and are cute. Rabbit Show at Macon County Town & Country Fair
A rabbit show was held at the Macon County Town & Country Fair on Thursday, July 14. Several participated in the show which was held in the newly...


Corn Box at Macon County Town & Country Fair
One of the big attractions for the younger children while their older brothers and sisters were showing their animals was the “corn box.” It was...


Andrea Peterson loves her dog Buster. She is in her seventh year as an Ethel Ridgerunner and has shown dogs the entire time. She began showing dogs because it looked like fun Dog Show At Macon County Town & Country Fair
A dog show was held at the Macon County Town & Country Fair on Tuesday, July 12. Particiapants had to lead their dog with it walking slow, normal...


St. Louis Teen Receives $36K for Supporting Local Disadvantaged...
St. Louis’s very own, 17-year old Jessica Goldberg who is a recipient of the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award and will receive a $36,000 award to recognize her work for her...