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Criminal Damage Cancels School in Bunker Hill

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:54:45 CDT
Criminal damage to the Bunker Hill School District buses caused school to be canceled on Thursday. According to District Superintendent, Dr. Victor Buehler, sometime late Wednesday or early Thursday morning someone removed a valve stem from one tire on each of the district's nine buses causing the tires to go flat.  Read more...


Special Olympics Spring Games

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:30:29 CDT
A not-for-profit organization offers an event for area athletes this weekend. Special Olympics Illinois began in 1968 in Chicago at Soldier Field. Eighteen areas in Illinois participate each year and involve over 22,000 athletes with disabilities.  Read more...


Advisory Committees

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:46:17 CDT
State Representative Avery Bourne looks to put together advisory committees. The committees include the areas of agriculture, healthcare, veterans, education and senior citizens. State Representative Bourne says the purpose of the committees is to give citizens an opportunity to voice concerns and give input on legislation.  Read more...


Catholic Charities 2nd Annual 5K Run

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:49:28 CDT
Catholic Charities will hold its 2nd Annual 5k run/walk Saturday, May 2, at Beaver Dam State Park. Registration will begin at 8:30am at pavilion #1 and the event will start at 9:30am. The 5k run registration fee is $30 and the walk fee is $15. There will be a limited number of T-shirts available.  Read more...


Litchfield Farmer's Market

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:56:18 CDT
The Litchfield Chamber of Commerce prepares for Farmer's Market season. Litchfield Chamber Executive Director Dawn Pezold says the Market begins Friday. "We're excited about that. Definitely excited for good weather and all that brings.  Read more...


LLCC Summer Classes

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:08:49 CDT
Summer and fall registration at Lincoln Land Community College in Litchfield begins soon. LLCC Litchfield Director Lorie McDonald says there are many reasons to take summer classes. "Get a head start on everything. If you had to drop a class for some reason in the earlier semesters, pick it up in the summer.  Read more...


Fusion Women's Program

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 08:22:07 CDT
A new women's health program at a Hillsboro fitness facility addresses heart health. The 12-week course at Fusion Fitness is know as the SHAPE program: Stronger, Healthier, Active and Positive Everyday. Fusion Director Jessica Chappelear says the main issue the program addresses is women's heart health.  Read more...


Macoupin Alderman Vote Totals

Wed, 08 Apr 2015 09:46:49 CDT
Voter participation in the Consolidated Election on Tuesday in Macoupin County was 13.63%.  Read more...


Blankenship-Beeler Benefit

Wed, 08 Apr 2015 09:22:51 CDT
A benefit for a local woman with a rare form of cancer takes place this month. Fifty-two year old Raymond resident Carrie Blankenship-Beeler began noticing problems in June. Her sister, Karla Davis, says it has been a journey since then in and out of the hospital trying to find what's going on with Beeler.  Read more...


MCEDC Meeting

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 09:58:38 CDT
A local organization celebrates their 10th anniversary. The Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation will hold their celebration at their annual meeting this month. The MCEDC is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to try to bring about more business opportunities and improve quality of life for citizens.  Read more...


Camp Clean-up

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 09:49:48 CDT
An opportunity to help prepare a local campground for Girl Scout Camp takes place this weekend. The Scott family donated the former Honey Bend campground to the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois. This will be the first summer for Camp Soar Resident Camp.  Read more...


Staunton Health Screening for Men

Fri, 03 Apr 2015 09:47:17 CDT
The Staunton Lion's Club is partnering with the Macoupin County Health Department to sponsor a men's health event. Nursing staff from the health department will present a short educational program and offer serveral screenings on Tuesday, April 7, from 6-8pm at the VFW post on East Henry Street in Staunton.  Read more...


Unemployment in Montgomery Co

Mon, 06 Apr 2015 08:31:08 CDT
According to January unemployment data, Montgomery County's Rates went down from last year, but continue to be among the worst in the state. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released the February results for Illinois. The state unemployment rate dropped from 7.9 percent in February 2014 to six percent for this year.  Read more...


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