Delta Dental to Host Free Dental Care for Area Children Sept. 13

The Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, in collaboration with the Douglas County Health Department and Lake Land College, will provide a free day of dental care for Illinois children age 5 and younger as part of its Dentist By 1 program Saturday, Sept. 13 in Mattoon. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to schedule free exams, which can satisfy the mandatory dental screening for kindergarten. Read More

Aquafest to be Held at Dam West Beach at Lake Shelbyville

July 30, 2014

The Lake Shelbyville, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host Aquafest noon-4 p.m. Saturday, August 2. Children and adults of all ages are welcome to attend. The beach fee will be waived for the entire day to allow all beach users a chance to come out and enjoy the free games and activities which include snow cones, inflatable water slides, bounce houses, water safety games, and an appearance from Bobber the Water Safety Dog.  Read More

Hummingbird Festival At Okaw Valley Orchard

July 23, 2014

The Okaw Valley Orchard will be the site for a Hummingbird Festival scheduled for 1-4 p.m. Sunday, July 27. In years past dozens of hummingbirds have been present to “wow” festival visitors. Vernon Kleen, a licensed hummingbird bander and associated with the Lincoln Land Association of Bird Banders, will begin the festival at 1 p.m. with a short discussion about hummingbirds and explain why they are banded. After the discussion, hummingbirds will be captured and banded. Read More

Car, Motorcycle Show in Dalton City Sunday

 July 23, 2014

The fourth annual Dalton City car and motorcycle show will be held this coming Sunday from 12-5 p.m. on Main Street.

Cars and motorcycles of all makes, models, and years are welcome to attend. There will be a minimal sign-in fee, which may be paid ahead of time or the day of the show. Each participant is expected to receive a door prize along with a dash plaque. A 50/50 raffle will also be featured, and face painting is also expected to be available for the first time in the show’s history. Read More