State Representative Dan Swanson of Alpha announced the official launch of his Third Annual Summer Reading Club Program for 1st through 5th grade students who live within the 74th Legislative District. With the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing on July 20 this Summer, Swanson’s theme this year for the program is “Summer Reading is Out of this World”. The program is offered to encourage students to read over the summer and promote the lifelong benefits of literacy. Swanson said, “This is a great way to encourage young people in our region to read over their summer breaks from school. Students who do not read over the summer are much further behind, academically than their classmates who continue reading during summer break.” Participation in this program can overlap with any other summer reading program offered through area libraries. Participating students have until August 2nd to read their eight books and will be invited to a special party upon completion of the program. Brochures are available on Representative Swanson’s website, by calling his Woodhull District Office at 334-74-74 or by visiting your local library.
Hunters in Illinois harvested fewer deer over the seven-day firearm hunting season compared to last year.
The District 304 School Board approved pursuing a $50,000 maintenance grant funded by the Illinois State Board of Education.
Two people were transported to St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg with unknown injuries following a two-vehicle traffic collision in northwestern Warren County.
Information is going out to parents regarding traffic pattern changes coming around Hedding Grade School in the A-Town School District.