For her passion and commitment to students, Donna Mann has received the Illinois Adult and Continuing Educators Association Arthur J. Stejskal Teacher of the Year Award.

One hundred seventy-three volunteers from the Lutheran Early Response Team, Calvary Ev. Lutheran Church and Wal-mart completed work at 29 flood damaged homes on March 3 and March 10 in Watseka.

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Conner Lober led Cissna Park High School to a 12-2 baseball victory over Judah Christian Friday in Cissna Park.

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BENNETT, Bethany and Samuel 'Bo,' a son, Monday, March 5, 2018, St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. 


BEIJING (AP) — China's ceremonial legislature has appointed the No. 2 Communist Party leader, Li Keqiang, to a second five-year term as premier and approved the appointment of a director for a national anti-corruption agency.


LONDON (AP) — Britain should consider postponing Brexit because there may not be enough time to strike a deal with the European Union before the U.K. leaves the bloc a year from now, a key committee of British lawmakers said Sunday.


LONDON (AP) — Britain's information commissioner is investigating whether Facebook data was "illegally acquired and used," after the social network suspended Cambridge Analytica, a firm that worked for U.S. President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign.


BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is defending the country's trade surplus, saying the government is working to encourage domestic demand but that not all factors are in its control.

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MIAMI (AP) — As crews removed bodies from beneath a collapsed pedestrian bridge Saturday, a victim's uncle raged against what he called the "complete incompetence" and "colossal failure" that allowed people to drive beneath the unfinished concrete span.

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani official says militants ambushed a seven-member medical team vaccinating against polio in a remote tribal region on the border with Afghanistan, killing two workers and seriously injuring another two.