• The St Theresa Thanksgiving Tournament Continues

    by  • November 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    In local grade school basketball action, the St. Theresa Thanksgiving Tournament continued on Saturday, with the championship, third, and consolation championship games set for Monday and Tuesday. Altamont Lutheran topped Odin 38-32 in the championship semifinals. Altamont Lutheran outscored Odin in 3 out of 4 quarters Saturday. Kaleb Whitt scored 15 points and Noah...

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    IDES reports Illinois unemployment down

    by  • November 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Illinois’ unemployment rate is down. It comes in at 8.9 percent for October, down from 9.1 in September, as the state added 25,700 jobs over the last two months, the Illinois Department of Employment Security reported Friday. Spokesman Greg Rivara says the fact that the rate is still 8.9 percent is troubling. “It’s encouraging...

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    Maschoffs acquires Minn., chicken products company

    by  • November 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Maschhoffs LLC, based in Carlyle and the nation’s largest independent pork producer, announced Friday the acquisition of GNP Co. of St. Cloud, Minn. GNP provides chicken products to retail, food-service and deli outlets under the Gold’ n Plump, Just Bare and Sunny Roost labels. Both companies are family owned. A statement from Maschhoffs said...

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