Today's Top Stories

A former Forest Bearcat looks to earn a spot on the Chicago Cubs baseball team and take the field at Wrigley.

The Forest United Methodist Church is happy to announce they have a new pastor. David Slaughter.  will begin his tenure as pastor at FUMC with his first sermon on Sunday, July 1.

Lake Youth Baseball 7-9 League Champions, Allstar Team Sports, finished the season a perfect 11-0. Pictured here first row, from left: Kason Edwards, Jordan Lynam, Landyn Williams, Kylan Chrislom and Colt Shelley.

From August 5 until May 8, 2018, Tia Patrick was granted the opportunity to go on a delegation to Seoul, South Korea.

Miller Gymnastics in Newton completed their 2017-2018 competition season. The competition team won numerous titles at the team level and in individual events including Level 2 overall state champion Reese Thoms.

Raytheon is an industry-leading defense contractor and has been a huge supplier of jobs in Scott County for decades.

Thelma Keyes

Even the best goodbyes are difficult

Good Morning / Evening!

“Even before He made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in His eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into His own family bringing us to Himself through Jesus Christ.” (Ephesians 1:5&6)

Sebastopol News


Camp Bailey begins Monday, June 11

Sunday the community honored Ms. Allie Mae Creel with a celebration of her 100th birthday. It was a great turnout and the church fellowship hall was beautifully decorated. Great job everyone involved in its preparation. A beautiful tribute for a beautiful lady.

The Message


Do I have to forgive people that have hurt me?

The answer is yes!  We need to remind ourselves to let go of any unforgiveness that we might be harboring toward someone, which could hold us back from moving forward with our lives.

Morton News


Announcements: The Summer Reading Program/Activities at Morton Public Library are: Preschool Story Time, Tuesday mornings at 10:30; K-6th grade Thursday, June 7, 2:00 p.m., Storyteller, Dianne Butler (special performance at 5:00 p.m.; June 14 at 2:00 p.m.-CMRLS Puppets; June 21 at 2:00 p.m., Let’s Make Music; June 28 at 2:00 p.m.; Animal Tales

Forest News

Happy Birthday:

June 6 Mary Lynn Bagley, Jim Halford, Keith Boutwell, Nelson Tadlock, Sharon Elliot, Kathy Myers, Isham G. Cooper, Len Leakey, Brenda McCaughn, Paige Thompson