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Bowling for Kids Sake is March 22nd

Wed, 26 Feb 2014 12:15:56 CST
The annual Bowling for Kids Sake event has been set for March 22nd. The event benfits the Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Macoupin and Montgomery counties. Event Director Lisa Rakey recently spoke with WSMI News.  Read more...


M.C.C.A.'s Crazy Bowl is on Saturday March 8th

Wed, 26 Feb 2014 12:11:24 CST
The Montgomery County Cancer Association will be holding the annual Crazy Bowl Benefit on Saturday March 8th. Brenda Cobetto recently talked with WSMI News about this event.  Read more...


Erika Harold Meet & Greet Planned

Wed, 26 Feb 2014 11:53:59 CST
Erika Harold, Republican Candidate for Congress, will hold a meet and greet Thursday the 27th, from 4:30 to 7 at the Hillsboro Lions Club. Soup will be served and residents are invited to attend this no cost event.  Read more...


Meet the Candidates in Bunker Hill

Wed, 26 Feb 2014 10:29:19 CST
The Bunker Hill 20th Century Club is sponsoring a "Meet the Candidate" forum on Saturday at 1:00pm in the Bunker Hill Municipal Building. The public can meet the Macoupin County candidates for Sheriff and Regional Superintendent of Schools.  Read more...


Litchfield Chamber's Awards Banquet

Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:28:47 CST
The Litchfield Chamber of Commerece will be hosting their annual Awards Banquet on Thursday, April 3rd at the Magnuson Grand Hotel. WSMI News recently spoke with Brenda Masterstout about it.  Read more...


Wayne Rosenthal talks with WSMI News about School funding.

Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:24:12 CST
The State Board of Education sent a letter to Illinois lawmakers and the Governor requesting Complete funding for education within this years budget. WSMI News recently spoke with State Rep. Wayne Rosenthal about how schools in his district are surviving.  Read more...


MEDP Updating Business Directory

Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:43:24 CST
National Small Business Week is May 12-16 and in honor of the occasion, Macoupin Economic Development Partnership will unveil an updated business directory located on their website. The business directory was part of the first county-wide shop local program, Macoupin Matters, presented by MEDP in 2010.  Read more...


MCHS Annual Meeting and Banquet

Wed, 19 Feb 2014 10:39:09 CST
The Macoupin County Historical Society‘s Annual Meeting and Banquet will be held at 6pm Monday, March 3, in the Gillespie Civic Center. At last year‘s meeting, Betty Kay, of Jacksonville, entertained audience members with a presentation on women who enlisted as men in the Civil War.  Read more...


Ameren Planning Electrical Upgrades

Mon, 17 Feb 2014 06:50:09 CST
(Hillsboro)--Ameren Illinois announced that they will be investing nearly one and a half million dollars in electric upgrades in Montgomery and Christian counties.  Read more...


Free Prostate Cancer Screenings

Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:12:16 CST
The Macoupin County Public Health Department is offering free Prostate Cancer Screenings to men of all ages from now until June, 30, 2014. Free screenings will be offered the fourth Thursday of each month at a walk-in clinic located at 805 N. Broad St. in Carlinville or by appointment at the Maple Street Clinic in Gillespie.  Read more...


Voter Registration Deadline

Thu, 13 Feb 2014 07:20:04 CST
The deadline to register to vote or update voter information in Macoupin County is February 18th.  Read more...


Blackburn College Open House on Friday

Tue, 11 Feb 2014 10:26:10 CST
Blackburn College will host a Spring Open House on February 14, for high school seniors and transfer students with registration starting at 9:00am.  Read more...


Bunker Hill Library Open House

Fri, 07 Feb 2014 10:13:27 CST
An open house will be held for the new Bunker Hill Public Library on Saturday. The new library is located on the grounds of the old library and will be open from 1-4pm. There will be a public ribbon cutting, raising of the flag by the Boy Scouts and refreshments.  Read more...


Area Heroes Nominations Sought

Thu, 06 Feb 2014 10:52:59 CST
The American Red Cross is seeking area heroes for its upcoming 9th Annual American Red Cross Heroes Breakfast in Springfield. There are nine categories for hero nominations: Youth, Military, Public Safety, Senior, Education, Community, Workplace Civic and Healtcare.  Read more...


Brighton Woman Injured

Tue, 04 Feb 2014 10:23:15 CST
A Brighton woman was seriously injured in a single vehicle accident Sunday in Jersey County.  Read more...


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