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Crimestoppers Seeking Information Regarding A Stolen ATV In Litchfield

Tue, 31 Aug 2010 14:03:59 CDT
(Litchfield)--The Macoupin Montgomery County Crimestoppers is seeking information regarding a burglary in rural Litchfield. Reportedly within the past week a garage door at a residence in Honey Bend was forced open, and an all terrain vehicle was stolen. The ATV is a blue 2007 Honda Rancher.  Read more...


Serious Accident in Greene County

Tue, 31 Aug 2010 10:02:07 CDT
A Jerseyville man was critically injured in a single vehicle accident Monday night in Greene County. According to Illinois State Police, 56 year old Larry Price was traveling on US 67, south of Woody Road, when he lost control of his 1976 Chevrolet pickup and it left the roadway and rolled over.  Read more...


Carlinville Arson and Burglary

Fri, 27 Aug 2010 10:14:27 CDT
A Carlinville man has been charged with burglary and arson following an incident Wednesday night in Carlinville. According to Carlinville Police, on Wednesday at 9:07pm the Carlinville Police Department received a call of a male attempting to set a house on fire. Responding officers discovered the residence at 524 Yard St.  Read more...


Two People Seriously Injured Monday In A Head On Accident On Interstate 55

Mon, 23 Aug 2010 9:20:16 CDT
(Litchfield)--Two people were seriously injured in a head on accident Monday morning on Interstate 55, near Litchfield.  Read more...


Three People Arrested For Cannabis Production

Fri, 20 Aug 2010 13:43:49 CDT
(Hillsboro)--Three people face various drug related charges following their arrest Wednesday morning in Hillsboro. Members of the Montgomery County Sheriff‘s Office, the South Central Illinois Drug Task Force, and Hillsboro Police Department executed a search warrant at a residence in the nine hundred block of East Tremont.  Read more...


Marijuana Seized Near Carlinville

Fri, 20 Aug 2010 11:07:21 CDT
A rural Carlinville man has been arrested following the seizure of cannabis plants from his property. According to Illinois State Police, Thursday at 6:00am the South Central Illinois Drug Task Force, Macoupin County Sheriff‘s Office and ISP District 18 served a search warrant in rural Macoupin County.  Read more...


Dalaney Caulk Crowned 2010 Old Settlers Queen

Thu, 19 Aug 2010 9:06:57 CDT
(Hillsboro)--A new Old Settlers Queen was crowned during ceremonies held Wednesday night in Hillsboro. Miss Dalaney Caulk was crowned as the new queen. First runner up was Miss Chelsey Murphy. Miss Murphy was also named Miss Photogenic. Second runner up was Miss Rebekka Lindsay. Third runner up was Miss Savannah Petray.  Read more...


St. Louis Man To Be Returned To Face Charges In Effingham County

Wed, 18 Aug 2010 8:39:47 CDT
(Effingham)--The suspect involved in a police chase that killed Cowden Police Officer Jeremy Hubbard has agreed to waive extradition. Officials say 31 year old Andrew Davenport will be returned to Illinois within the next ten days to face criminal charges. Davenport turned himself into authorities in Maryland last week.  Read more...


Raymond Looking At Building A New Well For The Village

Tue, 17 Aug 2010 9:07:35 CDT
(Raymond)--During the Raymond Village Board meeting Monday night, the Village Board heard an update regarding well number four in the village. According to Board Member Scott Pinkston, testing showed the well had a casing problem. The Village Board will be looking at locations for a new well, closest to the nearest aquafer.  Read more...


Free Soccer Camp in Litchfield

Thu, 12 Aug 2010 14:25:10 CDT
There will be a free soccer camp at the Litchfield Community Center on Saturday, August 21st. The camp is sponsored by Aaron‘s in Litchfield and by the First National Bank in Litchfield. No advance registration is required. The camp will be conducted by Greg Dunning.  Read more...


State Police Investigating Officer‘s Death

Thu, 12 Aug 2010 10:39:06 CDT
Illinois State Police are seeking public assistance in locating the driver of a red Dodge full-size pick-up truck which was involoved in a police chase on Tuesday that resulted in the death of a Cowden Police Officer. On August 10, at approximately 6:41pm a theft of $100 worth of diesel fuel was reported in Staunton.  Read more...


Two People Killed In A Multiple Vehicle Accident On Interstate 70 Near Highland

Tue, 10 Aug 2010 12:58:06 CDT
(Highland)--Two Indiana men are dead following a Monday morning accident of Interstate 70 near Highland. According to Illinois State Police, 52 year old Jerald Jaynes and 23 year old William Burleson were trapped inside their tractor trailer cab when it caught on fire.  Read more...


Road Oiling in Staunton Township will be held Tuesday morning at 8am

Mon, 09 Aug 2010 15:40:28 CDT
Road Oiling in Staunton Township will be held Tuesday morning at 8am. Roads affected include: Double Arch Road Rezy Road Victoria Lane Deer Run Estates Lane Binney Station Road North and South of Double Arch Road.  Read more...


United Mine workers Local #1393 will meet

Mon, 09 Aug 2010 13:07:08 CDT
United Mine workers Local #1393 will meet at the Hillsboro Moose Lodge on Tuesday morning at...  Read more...


Road Oiling in Staunton Township will be held Tuesday morning at 8am

Mon, 09 Aug 2010 12:57:49 CDT
Road Oiling in Staunton Township will be held Tuesday morning at 8am. Roads affected include: Double Arch Road Rezy Road Victoria Lane Deer Run Estates Lane Deny‘s Station Road North and South of Double Arch Road.  Read more...


Town Hall Meeting In Hillsboro Proved To Be Informational

Fri, 06 Aug 2010 14:17:59 CDT
(Hillsboro)--A third town hall meeting regarding the revitalization of downtown Hillsboro was held Thursday night. During the meeting, City Commissioner Chris Sherer unveiled a Springfield Ordinance that would help with vacant buildings in downtown. Under the ordinance, owners would have to register vacant buildings.  Read more...


Greenville Man Sentenced To Ten Years In The Department Of Corrections

Thu, 05 Aug 2010 9:11:43 CDT
(Hillsboro)--A 29 year old Greenville man was sentenced last Friday to ten years in the Department of Corrections. According to the Montgomery County States Attorney‘s Office, Willard Fletcher pled guilty to conspiracy to commit armed robbery and with possession of a weapon by a felon.  Read more...


Crimestoppers Seeking Information Regarding A Theft In Irving

Wed, 04 Aug 2010 9:06:34 CDT
(Hillsboro)--The Macoupin Montgomery County Crimestoppers is seeking information regarding a theft for a farm building in Irving. Reportedly on Thursday, the owner of a farm building on Brushy Trail noticed several items missing. Items reported missing included power tools and welding supplies.  Read more...


WSMI‘s Rita Frazer Honored By The Illinois Soybean Association

Wed, 04 Aug 2010 7:40:29 CDT
(Springfield)--The Illinois Soybean Association recently honored WSMI Farm Director Rita Frazer with its Excellence in Broadcasting Award during the Annual I.S.A meeting in East Peoria on July 31st.  Read more...


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