Local

The Truck that talks do you have one?

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Debbie Nemcek calls her truck Cowboy Bob because it belonged to her dad, Bob Reynolds. It is a 2001 Ford 150 King Ranch. Recently, she learned that her truck talks. What is really special is that the truck has a recorded voice and that voice belongs to her late father. Robert Reynolds passed away February […]

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Healthy Harvest Meals by Charlyn Fargo

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Charlyn Fargo Ware, is a Registered Dietitian at HyVee grocery store in Springfield, Illinois. Although Mother Nature has been playing tricks on us fall harvest will be coming soon. Charlyn offered tips on healthy meals for farming during the busy harvest season. Charlyn knows the farm “I grew up on a farm near Rochester, Illinois,”Charlyn […]

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day in Shelbyville

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It was a visit to the Shelbyville Memorial Sunken Gardens that brought me to Shelbyville, Illinois. But there is a lot that would bring me back! After reading all there is to see and do, you too may want to spend a day in Shelbyville. I made two trips to this lovely little town. The […]

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Illinois Coal Museum

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Almost everywhere you look in central Illinois you will find the story of coal. Whether you are talking the story of mine production or the story of mine strikes or worker history, there are a million stories to tell. The Illinois Coal Museum in Gillespie, Illinois shares some of these stories in their building on […]

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Fun on Route 66 & Beyond

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Sometimes it is fun just to take off and turn a duty trip into a fun one. It was my husband Keith’s birthday and we had an oil change in Collinsville, Illinois, after that we were as they say on American Pickers, freewheeling! Keith wanted Barbecue so we did what I always advise travelers to […]