Please note that our deadline for news to be submitted for the August 28 edition of The Independent News will be on Tuesday, August 20 at noon.

There will also be no obituaries published in this edition of the paper. All obituaries received during this week, will be published in the next edition of the paper. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Additionally, despite this early deadline for news, our advertising deadline will remain the same this week, and we will still publish on the normal days.

We also want to take this time to tell our readers that this edition will also be our High School Football preview edition of the paper. If you wish to advertise in this issue, please contact us at 217-443-8484 or

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