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Vaccination Clinics Scheduled In Montgomery County

Fri, 29 Jul 2011 14:01:52 CDT
(Hillsboro)--The Montgomery County Health Department has announced five special vaccination clinics for school age children which will be held in addition to the regularly scheduled monthly clinics. The first clinic will be held on Tuesday, August 2nd, from 8am until 1pm and from 4pm until 7 at the Litchfield High School.  Read more...


One Person Dead, Another Charged With Heroin Possession

Thu, 28 Jul 2011 13:43:54 CDT
(Hillsboro)--The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a 27 year old Taylor Springs man. According to the Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a residence Sunday afternoon in the two hundred block of Montgomery Street in Taylor Springs. Upon the arrival, the body of 27 year old Kyle Harrell was found.  Read more...


Crimestoppers Seeking Information On Two Arsons In Donnellson

Thu, 28 Jul 2011 07:55:32 CDT
(Hillsboro)--The Macoupin Montgomery County Crimestoppers is seeking information on two suspected arsons in Donnellson. Reportedly the incidents happened on the evening of July 23rd between 8 and 10:15. Both structures were abandoned at the time.  Read more...


One Person Arrested In Connection To The Death Of A Taylor Springs Man

Wed, 27 Jul 2011 14:07:55 CDT
(Hillsboro)--The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a 27 year old Taylor Springs man. According to the Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a residence Sunday afternoon in the two hundred block of Montgomery Street in Taylor Springs. Upon the arrival, the body of 27 year old Kyle Harrell was found.  Read more...


Benefit for Staunton Man Injured in Afghanistan

Wed, 27 Jul 2011 13:43:08 CDT
A benefit fundraiser will be held on Saturday, August 6th for a Staunton man who was seriously injured in Afghanistan. Stewart Heim, a member of the Marines, was injured earlier this summer when his patrol came upon an I.E.D., an improvised explosive device. Friends of Heim's are holding a benefit dinner at the Staunton V.F.W.  Read more...


Benefit for Staunton Man Injured in Afghanistan

Wed, 27 Jul 2011 13:41:20 CDT
A benefit fundraiser will be held on Saturday, August 6th for a Staunton man who was seriously injured in Afghanistan. Stewart Heim, a member of the Marines, was injured earlier this summer when his patrol came upon an I.E.D., an improvised explosive device. Friends of Heim's are holding a benefit dinner at the Staunton V.F.W.  Read more...


Girard Festival Days

Wed, 27 Jul 2011 08:27:12 CDT
The annual Girard Festival Days celebration will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the Girard City Park. There will be lots of exhibits and food and drink. Friday night there will be the Little Miss and Mister Pageant along with a performance of the 144th Army Band of the Illinois National Guard based in Springfield.  Read more...


Super Summer Weekend in Carlinville

Wed, 27 Jul 2011 08:22:42 CDT
The Carlinville Chamber of Commerce is promoting the Super Summer Weeekend this week and next. Sidewalk sales begin Thursday, July 28th and will continue Friday and Saturday. Friday night, the Carlinville Rotary Club will host its annual Ice Cream Social during the band concert on the square.  Read more...


USPS Looks to Close Facilities

Wed, 27 Jul 2011 08:13:47 CDT
More than 200 Illinois Post Offices are on the possible chopping block as the United State Postal Service looks to cut costs. According to the USPS, it's not a done deal. They're conducting studies accross the state to determine which of the offices should be closed.  Read more...


U.S. Postal Service

Tue, 26 Jul 2011 15:38:47 CDT
The U.S. Postal Service announced today that it will be taking the next step in right-sizing its expansive retail network by conducting studies of approximately 3,700 retail offices to determine customer needs.  Read more...


Staunton Township Oiling Roads

Tue, 26 Jul 2011 09:16:21 CDT
Staunton Township will be oiling the following roads beginning at 8:30am, Thursday, July 28th; Streeb Lane, Cock Crow Lane, Soccer Road, Sanks Road, Kenworth Lane, and #7 Mine Road.  Read more...


Carlinville Chamber Dinner Speaker Announced

Tue, 26 Jul 2011 06:55:32 CDT
The Director of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity will be the guest speaker at the Carlinville Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner which is set for Saturday, August 6th at 5:00 at the Demuzio Center at Blackburn College in Carlinville.  Read more...


Carlinville Area Hospital Auxilary Brick Sales Extended

Tue, 26 Jul 2011 06:55:16 CDT
The Carlinville Area Hospital Auxilary has extended the dealine to order commemorative engraved bricks to July 31st. Kay Craig, the Committee Leader says county residents are still wanting to take part in the auxilary fundraiser. The bricks will be used to create a patio area near the front of the hospital.  Read more...


Road Closings

Mon, 25 Jul 2011 13:06:45 CDT
Road Closings as of 7-22-11 - Fillmore Trail will be closed Monday (07/25/11) through Wednesday (07/27/11) from Kink's Corner to Schoolhouse road for road work. -The City of Raymond will be close Springfield Road from North McGown to North O'Bannon on Tuesday (7-26-11) from 7am to 10am.  Read more...


Pawnee School District Declines To Move Forward With Consolidation Plans

Sat, 23 Jul 2011 07:28:41 CDT
(Raymond)--A measure to move forward with plans to consolidate the Panhandle, Morrisonville, and Pawnee School Districts failed Thursday night. On Monday, the Panhandle Board of Education approved plans to place the consolidation referendum on the ballot.  Read more...


Irving Woman Killed In An ATV Accident On The Coffeen Irving Blacktop

Thu, 21 Jul 2011 09:07:38 CDT
(Irving)--On Tuesday, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office responded to an ATV accident on the Coffeen-Irving blacktop, south of Seven Sisters Avenue. The body of 82 year old Cynthia Joann Stroup was found underneath her ATV from a rollover accident. Stroup has been missing since Monday evening.  Read more...


Authorites In Four Counties Investigating Several Residental Burglaries

Thu, 21 Jul 2011 08:08:31 CDT
(Edwardsville)--An investigation is ongoing on several residential burglaries that have occurred in Bond, St. Clair, Madison, and Macoupin Counties during the late spring and early summer. According to the Madison County Sheriff's Office, the suspects entered unoccupied homes during the daytime stealing jewelry, electronics, and money.  Read more...


Macoupin County Fair Queen

Wed, 20 Jul 2011 09:24:39 CDT
New Miss Macoupin County and Junior Miss selected at the 2011 Macoupin County Fair on Tuesday. The new Miss Macoupin is Kate Scheller of Mt. Olive.  Read more...


Cooling Center Information

Tue, 19 Jul 2011 14:52:17 CDT
Cooling Center Info Montgomery County Residents call 1-877-9911 The Macoupin County Public Health Department offices in Carlinville and Gillespie are available for transportation call 1-877-600-0707 Central Illinois Public Transit will provide a ride by calling 1-855-755-2478 The Girard City Hall is open as a...  Read more...


Panhandle Moves Forward With Consolidation Plans

Tue, 19 Jul 2011 14:47:33 CDT
(Raymond)--During the Panhandle Board of Education meeting Monday night, the board had a long discussion regarding the possible consolidation with the Pawnee and Morrisonville School Districts.  Read more...


Cooling Centers To Be Opened As Excessive Heat Hits The Area

Mon, 18 Jul 2011 12:35:42 CDT
(Hillsboro)--Public Health officials say it's time to take extra precautions with a scorching heat wave predicted this week. County public health departments say their tips include limiting time outdoors, drinking plenty of water, and wearing loose fitting clothes.  Read more...


Litchfield Pre K Program Funding Cut By 40 Percent

Thu, 14 Jul 2011 08:53:40 CDT
(Litchfield)--During the Litchfield Board of Education meeting Tuesday night, the board approved two sections for fee for service for the Litchfield Pre K program. The school district received a forty percent cut in funding for the program. According to Superintendent Chad Allison, the district will be looking into why funding was cut.  Read more...


Litchfield Road to Open

Mon, 11 Jul 2011 09:49:32 CDT
The newly constructed Litchfield Road south of Carlinville will be officially opened with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday at 10:00am The opening of the new portion of Litchfield Road follows a near $2 million construction project that added approximately 2.5 miles of road and is designed to sustain 80,000 pound load trucks.  Read more...


One Person Seriously Injured In A Motorcycle Accident Sunday On Route 127

Mon, 11 Jul 2011 09:03:06 CDT
(Litchfield)--One person was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident Sunday morning on Route 127, south of North 3rd Avenue. According to Illinois State Police, a motorcycle driven by 28 year old Nathan Pinnel of Morrisonville traveled off Route 127, and struck a ditch. Pinnel was ejected from the motorcycle.  Read more...


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