July 6, 2010


Three things I already know about Effingham:

1) There are no less than four corn and grain silos in the middle of town— not technically downtown but part of the "skyline" that also includes a giant cross and a few bank buildings. All are right along the train tracks which will take those crops north to Chicago, east to Indianapolis and west to St. Louis.

2) The Urbana-Champaign NPR station reads the farm report every hour, on the hour, right after the local news but before the weather. If you wanted to know anything about wheat futures in Chicago or Kansas City, then you have it locked to the correct station.

3) One bar on the other side of the tracks (literally) is called "Ichabod's Cub and Cardinal." Sorry Sox fans. You do not exist.

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Anonymous Econ said...

I listen to WCSR's farm report all the time during lunch.

July 7, 2010 at 11:50 AM 
Blogger JHitts said...

The farm report brightens my day. We had one in Waynesville, too. But I like the fact that this one happens every hour.

July 7, 2010 at 1:25 PM 
Blogger Tony said...

I love silos and industry. I'd never really know about the impact of industry on a city until Waynesboro, where there are 2 plants next to each other that stretch more than a mile.

July 7, 2010 at 3:01 PM 
Blogger JHitts said...

Additionally, there are something like six printing companies. I think that's the main industry around here. Don't know why they picked Effingham other than the fact that it's centrally located on the highway. There's also a factory of some sort in Teutopolis but I have no idea what it makes.

July 7, 2010 at 6:03 PM 
Blogger Chase said...

All I want to know:

Are they Effinghamsters or Effinghammers...or what?

July 7, 2010 at 11:47 PM 

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