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Stamp Out Cancer Has Record Year

Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:18:04 CST
(Hillsboro)--Results from this years Stamp Out Cancer fundraiser were announced Tuesday. Zach Wygal from the Stamp Out Cancer committee presented the Montgomery County Cancer Association with a check in the amount of seventy thousand dollars.  Read more...


Dust Storms West of Carlinville

Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:54:58 CST
Dust storms on Rt. 108 west of Carlinville should subside this weekend with the prediction of rain and or snow. For the past, several days high winds have caused dust storms on Rt. 108 four miles west of Carlinville and at times, visibility is near zero when the storms occur. Two accidents were cuased by the poor visibility.  Read more...


Hillsboro Woman Sentenced In Heroin Case

Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:53:40 CST
(Hillsboro)--A 37 year old Hillsboro woman was sentenced to fifteen and a half years for the unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, heroin. According to the Montgomery County States Attorneys Office, Elizabeth Willis was also ordered to pay a one thousand dollar fine, one thousand dollar drug assessment, plus court costs.  Read more...


Age 17 Eligible to Vote in Primary

Tue, 28 Jan 2014 10:39:45 CST
Most 17 year olds are eligible to vote in the upcoming March primary election. According to Macoupin County Pete Duncan, as of January 1, 2014, individuals that will be 18 by the November general election are eligible to vote in the March primary if they register to vote.  Read more...


Drug Sting Arrests Three People

Mon, 27 Jan 2014 13:07:33 CST
(Hillsboro)--A two day meth drug sting shut down a meth lab and saw three people arrested in Hillsboro on Thursday and Friday.  Read more...


Carlinville Hunter Safety Course

Mon, 27 Jan 2014 10:11:51 CST
The mandatory Illinois Department of Natural Resources Hunter Safety Education course will be held in Carlinville on February 28 and March 1. Sign-in will begin at 5:00pm on February 28. The class sessions will be held from 5:30pm to 9:30pm on February 28 and from 8:00am until 4:30pm on March 1.  Read more...


Groundhog Day Celebration

Fri, 24 Jan 2014 11:44:31 CST
The 38th Annual Groundhog Day Celebration will be held at the Benld United Methodist Church on February 1st. The event will begin with a potluck at 6:00pm, followed by the evening‘s program and musical entertainment by the "Pickin Chicks".  Read more...


Pregnancy Resource Center Has New Director

Fri, 24 Jan 2014 07:38:47 CST
(Litchfield)--The Living Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center in Litchfield has a new director. With the start of the new year, Kim Doolin has taken over as the center's new director. Doolin replaces Vicky Shaffer, who retired from the center last year.  Read more...


Macoupin County Scholarships

Tue, 21 Jan 2014 10:52:48 CST
Several scholarships are available for Macoupin County students majoring in agriculture. The Macoupin County Agriculture Education Foundation is offering one $1,500 scholarship, two $1,000 scholarships, and seven $500 scholarships for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year to students wishing to pursue agriculture majors.  Read more...


U of I Extension Seeking Input

Mon, 20 Jan 2014 10:30:35 CST
The University of Illinois Extension Unit 18 Council is seeking input from community leaders and residents at an upcoming public meeting.  Read more...


Robbins Crowned Miss Illinois Fair Queen

Mon, 20 Jan 2014 08:36:44 CST
(Springfield)--Hillsboro High School Graduate, and Miss Montgomery County Fair Queen, Summer Robbins of Coffeen, was crowned the 2014 Miss Illinois County Fair Queen. Illinois Director of Agriculture Bob Flider and retiring Queen Amelia Martens did the honors at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield.  Read more...


Blood Drive Hosts

Thu, 16 Jan 2014 10:47:13 CST
The Central Illinois Community Blood Center is seeking hosts for blood drives in the months of February and March. According to Donor Relations Consultant, Mindy Melton, churches, schools, area businesses or other organizations are needed to host blood drives in Macoupin, Morgan, Greene, and Sangamon counties.  Read more...


Rappe Named To The Hillsboro City Council

Thu, 16 Jan 2014 07:36:11 CST
(Hillsboro)--A new commissioner was appointed during the Hillsboro City Council meeting Tuesday night. Mike Rappe was appointed to be the cities new commissioner. Rappe will be the cities finance commissioner.  Read more...


Tower Hill Man Found Dead In Truck

Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:41:12 CST
(Tower Hill)--A Tower Hill man was found dead along a Christian/Montgomery County road. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, 23 year old Eric Bird was reported missing Saturday, and was found Sunday along the intersection of a Montgomery/Christian County road in a creek bed by a family member.  Read more...


CCCC 14th Annual Banquet

Tue, 14 Jan 2014 10:09:10 CST
The Coal Country Chamber of Commerce‘s 14th Annual Banquet will be held February 1 at Jodanni‘s Amore in Mt. Clare. Doors will open at 6:00pm with a sirloin steak and shrimp dinner served at 7:00pm. The program for the evening begins at 8:00pm and will include the announcement of the business of the year.  Read more...


Carlinville Queen Pageant

Fri, 10 Jan 2014 11:11:31 CST
The Carlinville Queen Pageant will be held on Saturday, April 12th in the Carlinville High School Gymnasium. Those interested in entering the Queen Pageant must be 16 to 20 years of age as of April 12th. For the Junior Miss competition girls must be between 11 and 13 and Little Miss contestants must be 4 or 5 years old.  Read more...


Hospice Volunteer Recruitment

Thu, 09 Jan 2014 10:34:15 CST
Vna TIP Hospice will host a volunteer recruitment open house this month in Carlinville. The open house will be held on Thursday, January 30th from 10:00am until noon at the VNA office on Oaklan Avenue in Carlinville.  Read more...


Litchfield Woman Found Dead

Thu, 09 Jan 2014 08:02:34 CST
(Litchfield)--The Litchfield Police Department is investigating the death of a 59 year old woman. According to police, officers received a call about a missing person Wednesday morning. Following an investigation, officers found the body of 59 year old Christine Lucas in the 900 block of East Prairie. No foul play is suspected.  Read more...


Pana Man Found Dead In Snow

Tue, 07 Jan 2014 09:26:05 CST
(Pana)--Dangerous cold temperatures are proving to be deadly across the state. A Christian County man was found dead Monday in the snow, just a half block away from his Pana home.  Read more...


Overturned Truck Closes Route 16

Fri, 03 Jan 2014 12:45:46 CST
(Nokomis)--The Nokomis Fire Department on Thursday was dispatched to a fuel tank truck that had overturned on Route 16, near the Subway resturant. The Nokomis Police Department closed Route 16 in both directions while the tanker was being emptied and moved.  Read more...


Area Legislative Forum

Fri, 03 Jan 2014 09:24:03 CST
The Illinois Rural Health Association is sponsoring a Legislative Forum at the Magnuson Grand Hotel at the Carlinville exit on Interstate 55 on Tuesday, January 14 from 11am until 1pm. State Senators Andy Manar and Sam McCann will be in attendance along with State Representatives Wayne Rosenthal and C. D. Davidsmeyer.  Read more...


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