Education & Agriculture

    The Illinois Sheriffs' Association announces that it will award over $58,000 in college scholarships throughout the state to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2020-2021 academic year.
    The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books and fees only. 
    The student must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of higher learning within the state of Illinois.
    Clinton County Sheriff Doug Maue will award one scholarship in the amount of $500 for the school year.
    There will be no restriction on any applicant by reason of race, age, creed, color, sex or national origin. The only limitations are as follows:
    • Applicant must be a permanent Illinois resident.
    • Scholarships must be utilized at institutions of higher learning within the state of Illinois.
    • Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student during the 2020-2021 school year (excluding summer session).
    Applications are now available at your local sheriff's office or on the ISA website (www.ilsheriff.org). Students must complete the application; answer the essay questions and return all documentation to the sheriff's office in their permanent county of residence by March 15, 2020 (must be postmarked by this date). 
    The address for the Clinton County Sheriff's Office is 810 Franklin St., Carlyle, IL 62231.
    For more information, call the Clinton County Sheriff's Office at 594-4555, the Illinois Sheriffs' Association, high school advising center or college financial aid office.

    Kelsi Kessler, 18, of Carmi, Miss White County, was chosen as the 61st Miss Illinois County Fair Queen following Sunday's final day of competition at the three-day event.
    This year's contest was held at the Crowne Plaza in Spingfield and started Jan. 17.
    The contest was held in conjunction with the 110th annual Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs convention.
    Grace Beavin of Salem, the Miss Marion County, was the fourth runner-up in this year's Miss Illinois County Fair queen pageant.
    Beavin, on her Facebook page, said she is the first Marion County fair queen to place in the top five in 16 years at the state event.
    Hannah Hill of Sandoval, Miss Clinton County, also competed at this year's event.
    First runner-up was Maya Maracacci of Macoupin County, second runner-up was Shayna Phillips of Effingham County, and the third runner-up was Samantha Pokoray of Lake County.
    Tiffany Thompson of Okawville, Miss Okawville Fair, was a top 15 finalist.
    Shelbi McCray of Greenville, Miss Bond County, was named the People's Choice Award winner.

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Carlyle Lake Levels

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 Fri., Jan. 17
453.47 
 Sun., Jan. 19 454.79 
 Tues., Jan. 21 455.10 

Precipitation

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