Saturday, December 24, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
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Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The event included a Chili Cookoff, porkburger sales, kids games, music, a silent auction, pumpkin and mum sales, and more. I hope this becomes an annual event that grows quickly.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
The Effingham County Fair has again come and gone, and this year I'm featuring the Altamont Community High School Band playing the school song! This year the Fair Board added an additional day, so the Fair ran Friday to the following Saturday. There were lots of events and lots of people. The weather even co-operated. It was rather hot the first few days, but it cooled down and was pleasant for the second half of the week, and there was no rain. That's highly unusual!
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Thursday, 30 June 2011 15:41
A fledgling effort is underway to bring fireworks displays back to Altamont.
Josh Cagle said it won't happen this year, but he's working to come up with funding to pay for a fireworks display next year.
Cagle is working to become certified as a fireworks shooter for S&N Fireworks in Lincoln. In the meantime, he'd love to fire off a display in the town where he lives.
Cagle had a fundraiser last weekend but it was a busy weekend in Altamont and proceeds were less than promising. He said he'd be back at it this Saturday, though, on the triangle in downtown Altamont. Cagle will be using the S&W Supermarket grill to cook up hamburgers, porkburgers, and hot dogs, and he'll have chips and drinks available. Net proceeds are to go to the purchase of fireworks for next year's 4th of July celebration.
Altamont city officials have agreed to hold any money raised toward a goal of $3,500 that Cagle says would pay for a 25-minute display.
The fundraiser Saturday is to run from 9am to 2pm.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
I haven't really noticed any in town, but you can hear the 13-year Cicadas singing as soon as you get outside of town! I shot this video at Ballard's Nature Center. It's hard to see them, but I wanted you to hear the noise they are making! The 13-year Cicadas are a little smaller than the normal yearly ones we will see (and hear) later in the summer. They have red eyes and their wings are more orange. They will probably be around for a few more weeks, then we won't see them again until 2024.
Monday, May 30, 2011
Please excuse the fact that the sequence is out of order--I'm still learning!