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State Champs In Hall of Fame

Mon, 30 Apr 2012 10:24:28 CDT
They were back to back state champions in basketball in 1998 and 1999 and now they are members of the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Saturday, April 28th, the Nokomis Girls High School Basketball Teams were officially welcomed at ceremonies at Illinois State University.  Read more...


Yes Virginia, There Will Be Christmas Market

Wed, 25 Apr 2012 12:11:27 CDT
There will be a Christmas Market in the City of Carlinville in 2012. Following a meeting Monday night, it was determined there was enough financial support to go forward with this year's event. The Christmas Market Committee is still looking for volunteers to help year round.  Read more...


Guns and Hoses Softball Game

Wed, 25 Apr 2012 12:06:18 CDT
It's called the Guns and Hoses Softball game and it's set for this Saturday, April 28th at 2:00 at Blackburn College in Carlinville. The Shop Local First Enhancement Program and Blackburn College are co-sponsoring the event which will pit the Carlinville Police Department against the Carlinville Fire Department.  Read more...


This weekends Forum program

Wed, 18 Apr 2012 14:03:24 CDT
On this weekends Forum program WSMI's Tobin Ott talks with Leigh Morris from Ameren Illinois. Ameren recently submitted a plan to the Illinois Commerce Commission for the States Power Grid Modernization Law. You can hear the Forum on WSMI AM & FM. Click HERE for program times.  Read more...


Fatal Accident in Madison County

Wed, 18 Apr 2012 13:33:02 CDT
A single vehicle accident in Marine has left one man dead. According to the Madison County Sheriff’s office: At 1:30 Tuesday afternoon 70 year old William Szedlar of Glen Carbon was driving in the 700 block of West Division in Marine when his vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a tree.  Read more...


Autism Support Connection Meeting

Wed, 18 Apr 2012 12:03:24 CDT
The Autism Support Connection or TASC will meet Thursday night, April 19th from 6:00-7:30 at the Free Methodist Church in Hillsboro. Special guest, Rick Cina, will do a puppet show at 7 p.m. Childcare is provided for all children in the family.  Read more...


Litchfield Museum to Start Fundraising

Tue, 17 Apr 2012 15:05:00 CDT
At last Wednesday’s monthly meeting of the Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center Association; President Martha Jackson informed members that the group’s application for non-profit status was approved. Jackson said with this hurdle out of the way the group can now begin raising money thru a fund raising drive.  Read more...


Carlinville Man Killed

Mon, 09 Apr 2012 09:45:56 CDT
A Carlinville resident was killed in a single vehicle accident early Sunday morning. According to Macoupin County Coroner, Brad Targhetta, 18 year old Danny Nafziger was traveling alone in a vehicle on South Dorchester Road when his vehicle left the roadway and crashed.  Read more...


Five Hospitals Withdraw Tax Exempt Applications

Sat, 07 Apr 2012 07:39:32 CDT
(Springfield)--Five Illinois Hospitals have withdrawn their applications for tax exemptions, leaving up to county governments to assess taxes on the properties. According to the Illinois Department of Revenue, hospitals in Murphysboro, Moline, Urbana, Monmouth and Hillsboro have withdrawn applications in the past week.  Read more...


Extension Office Photo Contest Seeking Entrants

Sat, 07 Apr 2012 07:31:04 CDT
(Hillsboro)--The Montgomery County Chapter of Pheasants Forever, and the U of I Extension Office will be offering an art and digital image contest for youths enrolled in the 7th thru 12th grades. The contest is designed to promote an awareness and appreciation for local wildlife and natural resources to those participating.  Read more...


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