(OLNEY) The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that starting this morning (July 9) and continuing all this week, the railroad crossing on U.S. Route 45 in Fairfield will be closed for maintenance work by Norfolk Southern. Detours will be provided although motorists are urged to use alternate routes.
(OLNEY) The Richland County Farmer’s Market will be set up this week in the north part of the Olney City Park due to the Richland County Fair. That’s tomorrow (7/10/18) and Friday (7/13/18) from 9:00 to 4:00, just north of the old swimming pool in the City Park. The Market features farm fresh produce, baked items, and more.
(NEWTON) The Jasper County Solid Waste Program is continuing this week. The weekday morning dumpsters will be available from 7:30 to 12:00 noon each day. That’s tomorrow, Tuesday (7/10/18), at the Wheeler site, on Wednesday (7/11/18) at the West Liberty location, and on Thursday (7/12/18) at the Rose Hill site. The Newton site, at the County Highway Garage Building, is open Saturday from 7:00 to 3:30.
(NEWTON/OLNEY) With an American Red Cross “urgent call” in place for all eligible blood donors to get out and give blood, here’s the list of upcoming regional blood drives : today (7/9/18) at the Fire House in Xenia from 1:00 to 5:00 : also today (7/9/18) at the American Legion in Farina from 2:00 to 6:00 : tomorrow (7/10/18) at the KC Hall in Teutopolis from 1:00 to 6:00 : Wednesday (7/11/18) at the Blood Donation Center in Effingham from 12:15 to 7:15 : all blood types and platelets are very much needed to help replenish low regional blood supplies.
(OLNEY) There are two municipal meetings tonight (7/9/18) in Richland County. The Olney City Council meets tonight at the Olney City Hall in Council Chambers, starting at 7:00. The Noble Village Board meets this evening at the Village Hall in Noble, also beginning at 7:00. Both meetings are open to the public.
OLNEY) The Olney Public Library will host a special program this Monday (7/9/18) evening starting at 6:00. The Animal Tales event will include live animals, audience participation, and the chance to ask any animal question. The free event is free and open to all ages. It’s all part of the Olney Public Library’s summer reading program, made available through a grant from the Carrie Winter Trust. Again, all are invited.