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Rayni Lasley wins Miss Macomb 2013

Twelve women competed to be Miss Macomb this past Sunday but only one could come out on top. Rayni Lasley of Springfield was crowned the winner of the 2013 pageant, but she almost didn’t even…


Leathernecks battle for conference championship

Last season the Leathernecks had their best finish since joining the summit league. They surprised everyone and made it all the way to the conference final, but fell to South Dakota State in overtime. “We…


New Miss Macomb crowned

The 2013 Miss Macomb Scholarship Pageant took place Sunday night at the Macomb Junior-Senior High School where Western Illinois Junior Rayni Lasley was crowned queen. The Springfield native not only took home the crown worth…


Locals Bring History to Life at Dickson Mounds Museum

Curious history buffs brought their collector’s items and questions to a panel of archaeologists at the Dickson Mound museum. Experts on hand Sunday say the majority of these treasures were found just walking through a…


State Schools See a Drop in Enrollment

The state of Illinois has seen a drop in college enrollment, including Western Illinois University. “If you look back over time, they do increase and decrease. You know, there’s ups and downs and sometimes it’s…