Spartans, Red Storm Capture LTC Golf Titles

Ridgewood placed all four players in the top ten as they won the boys Lincoln Trail Conference golf championship Wednesday at Oak Run Golf Course while United won their second straight girls title.  In volleyball, Mercer County picked up another…

Weak Commodity Prices Impacting Rural Economies

A survey of rural banks shows tight living for communities in Illinois and elsewhere across the Midwest, mainly due to low grain prices. Creighton University’s monthly Rural Mainstreet Index asks the presidents of small, community banks in 10 Midwestern states…