Effingham

Election 2020: Effingham Vote Totals Are In.

Nov 4, 2020

 Early computer problems hampered vote counting Tuesday night  at the Effingham County Clerk's Office.  Clerk Marsha Popp says despite the delay, with the exception of provisional ballots, all votes were counted by midnight. The unofficial results show,  in the only local contested race, County Board District F, Republican Elizabeth Huston  garnered 82 % of the vote to beat Democrat Anthony Robertson, who collected 17 % of the vote.  On the issue of should the Stewardson Fire Protection District be elected, instead of appointed, 43 votes went to yes, versus 28 no votes.

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Two Nebraska men are in custody, after being connected to an interstate crime spree, which includes a recent shooting incident outside of a store in Effingham.

State's Attorney Bryan Kibler says 19-year old Allen McCray and 23-year old Victor Linton, both of Omaha, are being held in custody in western Missouri -- following a separate incident there last Friday.

A new, larger satellite clinic run by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is opening in Effingham.

The Effingham County Board is considering allowing people to buy fireworks such as firecrackers and bottle rockets, going against a statewide pyrotechnics ban.

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Relatives say a U.S. Army sergeant from Illinois was one of the soldiers killed in a shooting at Fort Hood, Texas.