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Tow Truck Driver Found Dead

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:40:47 CDT
(Litchfield)--A tow truck driver was found dead in his truck at the Coalfield Rest Area. According to the Montgomery County Coroner's Office, 26 year old Ryan Dunn of Festus, Missouri was pronounced dead at the scene Monday evening at the northbound rest area.  Read more...

School Registration In Montgomery County

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:49:08 CDT
(Litchfield)--School registration for the 2014-2015 school year have been released: Litchfield School District Pre K Registration: Wednesday, August 6th from Noon until 5pm at Sihler School Kindergarten thru 12th Grade Tuesday, August 5th from 11am until 6pm Kindergarten: High School Room...  Read more...

Shooting In Rural Pana

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:38:44 CDT
(Pana)--Authorities have identified a man who shot and wounded a police officer before being killed by troopers during an exchange of gunfire. The Christian County Coroner's Office says 25 year old Josh Edwards of Pana was killed Tuesday morning at a home in rural Pana.  Read more...

Dorsey Lumber Co. Destroyed by Fire

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:57:37 CDT
(Dorsey) -- Dorsey Lumber & Supply Company on Route 159 south of Bunker Hill was destroyed by fire on Saturday morning. Fire departments arrived around 1:15 Saturday morning and found the building engulfed in flames. The Dorsey, Bunker Hill, Prairietown and Shipman Fire Departments responded to the fire.  Read more...

St. Francis Hospital Names New CEO

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:35 CDT
(Litchfield)--St. Francis Hospital announced their new President and CEO during a news conference Friday. The Hospital Sisters Health System announced the appointment of Patricia Fischer to be St. Francis Hospital's new President and CEO. Fischer currently serves as Vice President of Physician Services at St.  Read more...

Armed Robbery Near Raymond

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:31:13 CDT
(Raymond)--Police are looking for three men who allegedly posed as a police officer and robbed a man in Interstate 55. State Troopers found the victim bound and gagged on the side of the road near Raymond late Tuesday. The victim says a darked colored SUV pulled up behind him and turned on flashing red lights.  Read more...

Greenfield Food Plant Closed by State

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:02:36 CDT
(Greenfield) -- A Greene County food processing plant has been shut down by the State for repeated violations of the Illinois Meat and Poultry Inspection Act. Following a July 16 administrative hearing Parks Locker Service in Greenfield was ordered to close.  Read more...

Macoupin County School Registration

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:13:53 CDT
2014-2015 School Registration Dates Bunker Hill will hold registration in the Wolf Ridge cafeteria on August 5th from Noon to 7 pm and on August 6th from 9 am to 3 pm ------- Carlinville - 9th graders register at the high school on August 14th from 4 pm to 7:30 pm; Sophomores and Juniors register on August 12th...  Read more...

Chronic Health Condition Workshop

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:04:22 CDT
The Macoupin County Public Health Department is offering a Take Charge of Your Health Live Well, Be Well Workshop to help people manage their ongoing chronic health conditions.  Read more...

Carlinville Hunter Safety Course

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:49:33 CDT
The mandatory Illinois Department of Natural Resources Hunter Safety Education course will be held in Carlinville on August 15 and 16. The class will be held in the Macoupin County Farm Bureau Building on North Broad Street in Carlinville. Sign-in will begin at 5pm on August 15.  Read more...

Carlinville Hunter Safety Course

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:47:38 CDT
The mandatory Illinois Department of Natural Resources Hunter Safety Education course will be held in Carlinville on August 15 and 16. The class will be held in the Macoupin County Farm Bureau Building on North Broad Street in Carlinville. Sign-in will begin at 5pm on August 15.  Read more...

Henske Crowned Litchfield Queen

Sat, 19 Jul 2014 09:01:26 CDT
(Litchfield)--A new Miss Litchfield Chamber of Commerce was crowned during ceremonies held Friday night in Litchfield. Miss Jenna Henske was crowned as the new queen. Henske is the 17 year old daughter of Tonya Hoos and Jason Hoos and Scott Henske. She was also named Miss Congeniality and Miss Photogenic.  Read more...

Underground Fire At The Deer Run Mine

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:08:05 CDT
(Hillsboro)--An underground fire has shut down production of the Deer Run Mine in Hillsboro. According to Forsight Energy's website, the fire was discovered Tuesday evening. Two holes have been drilled into the mine with water being pumped into the affected area.  Read more...

Armed Robbery In Litchfield

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:23:48 CDT
(Litchfield)--An alleged armed robbery resulted in the search of three residences and the arrests of seven individuals. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, three individuals from Springfield reported that they had been robbed.  Read more...

Raid Results In Child Pornography Charges

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 11:02:44 CDT
(Alhambra)--After a heavy federal and local police presence in Livingston on Thursday, child pornography charges have been filed in federal court in East St. Louis against a rural Alhambra man. 34 year old Robert Godsey was arrested at his home in a raid by federal and local authorities.  Read more...

Boating Accident On Lake Lou Yaeger

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:11:58 CDT
(Litchfield)--The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has released more information regarding a boating accident that happened on July 4th at Lake Lou Yeager.  Read more...

Person of Interest is Cooperating

Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:47:09 CDT
--Gillespie-- According to the Illinois State Police the gold Ford pickup truck, which was at the center of multiple reports of attempted child abductions in the Gillespie and Benld areas over the July 4th weekend, has been located.  Read more...

Drowning In Rural Irving

Tue, 08 Jul 2014 07:28:12 CDT
(Hillsboro)--Authorities are investigating the drowning death of a 2 year old, who died in a residential pool on the Montgomery County Trail. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, 911 received a phone call about an unresponsive two year old Sunday afternoon in rural Irving.  Read more...

Virden‘s Queen Pageant

Thu, 03 Jul 2014 10:04:39 CDT
A new Miss Virden will be selected Friday night during the Virden American Legion 4th of July Celebration. This years contestants in the Queen Pageant are Brooke Loy, Brianna Loy, Emily Bergman, Macanzie Vivin, Kaley Perrine, Macala Butler, Miranda Bearden, and Elizabeth Langstrom. The retiring Queen is Olivia Langheim.  Read more...

Hillsboro 4th of July Activities

Thu, 03 Jul 2014 08:29:32 CDT
(Hillsboro)--The Hillsboro Independence Day celebration will be held July 3rd and the 4th.  Read more...

Kelsey Card on US National Team

Tue, 01 Jul 2014 08:37:11 CDT
Carlinville native Kelsey Card has earned a place on the U.S. national team after her record setting performances last week at the USA Outdoor Championship in California. Kelsey is a member of the University of Wisconsin Track and Field team.  Read more...

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