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4-H Shooting Sports

Fri, 28 Mar 2014 10:38:49 CDT
The Macoupin County 4-H Shooting Sports Program recently received a grant of $2395 from the National Rifle Association Foundation. The grant helped to fund new archery equipment. The Macoupin County 4-H Shooting Sports Program started in 2011 and has over fifty 4-H members.  Read more...

Macoupin County Fair Admission

Wed, 26 Mar 2014 09:50:59 CDT
The Macoupin County Fair will have a new admission policy this year. Those attending the Macoupin County Fair this year will pay a $5.00 per person admission charge. With the $5.00 charge, individuals will have unlimted access to the carnival rides with no additional charge.  Read more...

Hillsboro Appoints New Commissioner

Wed, 26 Mar 2014 09:01:33 CDT
(Hillsboro)--A new city commissioner was appointed during the Hillsboro City Council meeting Tuesday night. The Hillsboro City Council accepted the resignation from Commissioner Bruce Holcomb during their meeting. In his letter, Holcomb thanked the staff and city for all of their help during this time in office.  Read more...

World Record Attempt at Blackburn

Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:23:49 CDT
Blackburn College will host a Guinness World Record attempt for the longest soccer marathon on April 10-13. Benefitting St. Louis Children‘s Hospital, the game will be played from 1:00pm, April 10 through 5:00pm, April 13, at the Blackburn College Soccer Stadium in Carlinville.  Read more...

Staunton Ecycling

Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:45:21 CDT
Individuals wanting to get rid of old electronics will have the chance nex month in Staunton. Madison Communications will hold a ecycling event on Saturday, April 5, 2014, from 9am until noon at their office in Staunton. Electronics such as computers, keyboards, small appliances and televisions will be accepted.  Read more...

County Residents Asked To Limit Burning

Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:10:01 CDT
(Hillsboro)--Montgomery County Board Chairman Roy Hertel is asking residents to be extremely careful with outside fires and to avoid burning if possible because of increased numbers of ground and timber fires in the past week. Residents are asked not to burn unless they can monitor and control the fire.  Read more...

Macoupin Little Miss and Mister

Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:13:55 CDT
The Macoupin County Fair is looking for 5 and 6 year olds in the Macoupin County area for the 2014 Little Miss and Mister Pageant. This year‘s pageant will take place on Wednesday, June 25th. Children may not be younger than 5 or older than 6 by the pageant date in order to be eligible.  Read more...

Macoupin County Sheriff‘s Race

Wed, 19 Mar 2014 09:24:04 CDT
In Macoupin County‘s biggest primary election race, Shawn Kahl defeated incumbent Sheriff Don Albrecht in the Democratic Sheriff‘s race. Kahl obtained 4,508 votes and Albrecht received 2081. Vote totals are not offical until they are canvassed.  Read more...

Montgomery County Election Results

Tue, 18 Mar 2014 22:37:58 CDT
(Hillsboro)--More than thirty seven hundred ballots were cast during Tuesday's General Primary election. Results include: the Panhandle Morrisonville Consolidation question failed. The referendum passed in Montgomery county with close to 78 percent voting in favor. However, failed 57 percent to 43 percent in Christian County.  Read more...

Health Expo in Staunton

Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:42:25 CDT
Health Expo 2014 will be held on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 in the Crystal Ballroom in Staunton from 8am until noon. Numerous screenings will be available including Cholesteroal, Triglycerides, Hemoglobin A1C, blood pressure, colon cancer, iron levels, prostate cancer, skin cancer and more.  Read more...

Montgomery County Receives Road Grant

Sat, 15 Mar 2014 07:44:21 CDT
(Springfield)--Montgomery, Christian, Logan, and Sangamon County will be sharing in more than twenty million dollars in grants for construction projects. According to Governor Pat Quinn, the projects include five bridges along Interstate 55 in Montgomery, Sangamon, and Logan county that will be cleaned and painted.  Read more...

Gillespie Prekindergarten Screenings

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 09:59:36 CDT
The Gillespie School District Prekindergarten will conduct their annual preschool screenings on Monday, April 14th from 8am until 2:30pm, Tuesday, April 15th from 1-7:30pm and Wednesday, April 16th from 8am until 12:30pm.  Read more...

Greene County Health Fair

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 10:50:06 CDT
The Greene County Health Department is sponsoring a Health Fair for people of all ages on Wednesday, Mach 26, 2014, from 7an until noon at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Route 67 south of Carrollton. Many local service providers, as well as regional and state agencies, will participate in the Health Fair.  Read more...

Carlinville Kindergarten Registration

Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:36:57 CDT
Children living in the Carlinville Community Unit School District who will be attending kindergarten in the 2014-15 school year should register on March 19 from 3-7pm in the Carlinville Primary School located on the Shipman Road. A child is elibible to enter kindergarten if his/her fifth birthday occurs before September 1, 2014.  Read more...

Nokomis City Council Appoints New Mayor

Wed, 12 Mar 2014 08:20:17 CDT
(Nokomis)--A new mayor for the city of Nokomis was appointed during the Nokomis City Council meeting Monday night. The City Council approved Terry Hill to be the cities new mayor. Hill's term will run until April of 2015.  Read more...

Paws Care Trivia Night Fundraiser

Thu, 06 Mar 2014 11:55:11 CST
The Annual Paws Care Trivia Night will be held on Saturday, April 5th at the Litchfield Community Center. According to Jim Cloud from Paws Care, the trivia night is one of many events the organization does throughout the year.  Read more...

Macoupin County Scholarship Auction

Thu, 06 Mar 2014 09:42:39 CST
Blackburn College recently hosted the 23rd annual Macoupin County Scholarship Auction and Dinner.  Read more...

MJM 75th Anniversary

Wed, 05 Mar 2014 10:56:47 CST
MJM Electric Cooperative will celebrate its 75th Anniversary at the annual meeting to be held Saturday, March 15, at Carlinville High School. Registration will start at 8:30am and the business meeting begins at 10:00am.  Read more...

MJM 75th a

Wed, 05 Mar 2014 10:55:28 CST
MJM Electric Cooperative will celebrate its 75th Anniversary at the annual meeting to be held Saturday, March 15, at Carlinville High School. Registration will start at 8:30am and the business meeting begins at 10:00am.  Read more...

Monday Morning Kitchen Fire in Litchfield

Tue, 04 Mar 2014 11:57:10 CST
The Litchfield Fire Department was dispatched Monday morning to the 400 block of North Illinois Avenue in Litchfield According to the Litchfield Fire Department: Around 7:30 the department responded to the home with a report of fire in the stove.  Read more...

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