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Two People Killed In A Roll Over Accident

Fri, 30 May 2014 13:06:10 CDT
(Litchfield)--Two people were killed in a single vehicle accident that happened on Old Litchfield Trail. According to Illinois State Police, a vehicle driven by 35 year old Kenneth Ramsey of Hillsboro was eastbound on the trail, near Mallard Lane, when he left the road driving through a fence.  Read more...


Roadside Safety Checkpoint Figures Released

Thu, 29 May 2014 14:27:35 CDT
(Litchfield)--Illinois State Police District 18 recently announced the results of a road side saftety checkpoint that was held on Saturday, May 24th at the intersection of Route 127 and Route 16. According to figures released by District 18, a total of 31 arrests and 55 written warnings were given during the checkpoint.  Read more...


Gillespie Baseball Game Moved to LLCC

Thu, 29 May 2014 12:16:13 CDT
Today's (May 29th) Class 2A Baseball Sectional Tournament game Gillespie vs. Pleasant Plains has been moved to Lincoln Land College in Springfield. Game time is 4:30 today. The broadcast of the game can be heard live at 4:30 on WSMI AM 1540 and on the internet at wsmiradio.com.  Read more...


Carlinville Library Summer Reading Program

Thu, 29 May 2014 10:35:58 CDT
Area youngsters are invited to the free Paws for Reading summer program that begins at the Carlinville Public Library on June 3. Paws for Reading will help children ages K-5 learn more about all different types of animals while encouraging reading and library usage. This years program runs from June 3-26.  Read more...


Five Running For Old Settlers Queen

Tue, 27 May 2014 07:44:29 CDT
(Hillsboro)--Five candidates will be running for the Old Settlers Queen during this years celebration.  Read more...


Veteran Names Added To Memorials

Mon, 26 May 2014 08:38:48 CDT
(Hillsboro)--Montgomery County Clerk and Recorder Sandy Leitheiser announced the names that have been added to the Veteran Memorials in Hillsboro and Litchfield.  Read more...


Macoupin County Graduations

Thu, 22 May 2014 08:39:50 CDT
Several high school graduations for Macoupin County will be held this weekend.  Read more...


Two Litchfield Men Accused of Sex Crimes

Thu, 22 May 2014 08:07:03 CDT
(Litchfield)--Two Litchfield men were arrested in connection to two separate sex crimes that took place in Maryland Heights, Missouri and in Lincoln. The incidents reportedly both involved a fourteen year old victim. 29 year old Jerry Pocklington was arrested on May 16th in St.  Read more...


New Beaver Dam State Park Playground

Mon, 19 May 2014 09:54:39 CDT
New playground equipment is currently being installed near the trailer camping area at Beaver Dam State Park. The equipment and installation is funded through a $55,000 state investment secured by State Senator Andy Manar, State Senator Sam McCann and State Representative Wayne Rosenthal.  Read more...


Spring Festival Quilt Show

Fri, 16 May 2014 10:46:09 CDT
A free quilt show will be featured at the Macoupin County Historical Society‘s Spring Strawberry Festival on Saturday, May 24, and Sunday, May 25, from 9am to 4pm in the Ruyle Building at the MCHS Museum in Carlinville. A 1918 Red Cross Signature Quilt will be featured during the Quilt show.  Read more...


Hillsboro To Apply For CDAP Grant

Wed, 14 May 2014 07:43:05 CDT
(Hillsboro)-- A public hearing regarding the City of Hillsboro applying for a C.D.A.P. grant took place before the Hillsboro City Council meeting Tuesday night. According to Hillsboro Mayor John Downs, the hearing was part of the grant process. Downs said that the city applied for the same grant last year, but was unsuccessful.  Read more...


Italian-American Days

Mon, 12 May 2014 10:04:34 CDT
The Italian Club of Benld will hold its 61st Annual Italian-American Days Festival on May 23-26 in the Benld City Park. The weekend begins with the park opening at 4:00pm on Friday, May 23rd. Swyear Amusements will offer carnival armbands from 6:00 until 10:00pm. Hicktown will provide music from 7:30 until 11:30pm.  Read more...


Build Benld Craft Fair and Flea Market

Wed, 07 May 2014 10:09:45 CDT
The 4th Annual Build Benld Craft Fair and Flea Market will be held on Saturday, May 10, at the Benld Civic Center from 9am until 3pm. There will be over 48 vendors from the area selling items from crafts to baked goods. New booths this year will feature stained glass, silverware chimes and framed art and pictures.  Read more...


Water Main Break Affects Several Communities

Wed, 07 May 2014 07:31:07 CDT
(Hillsboro)--A large water main break on the east side of Hillsboro caused several communities to be under a boil water order. Hillsboro, Taylor Springs, and Schram City were all subject to the break which took place early Tuesday morning.  Read more...


Langheim Killed In A Roll Over Accident

Mon, 05 May 2014 09:41:42 CDT
(Farmersville)--More information has been released regarding a single vehicle accident that killed Panhandle Co-Superintendent and Lincolnwood High School Principal Chad Langheim.  Read more...


Calhoun Teacher Charged

Fri, 02 May 2014 10:51:13 CDT
A Calhoun County High School teacher faces state and federal charges in connection with a bomb threat on Monday. According to Illinois State Police, Calhoun County States Attorney Rick Ringhausen on Thursday charged 36 year old Michelle Smith of Jerseyville with Falsely Making a Terrorist Threat. Bond was set at $500,000.  Read more...


Macoupin County Fair Benefit

Thu, 01 May 2014 10:39:40 CDT
The Macoupin County Fair and Agricultural Association and Starr‘s Primal Meats of Carlinville are announcing a day of fun to benefit and kick-off the Macoupin County Fair. Starr‘s Primal Cook-Off will be held on the Macoupin County Fairgrounds beginning with set-up for teams at 5:30am on Saturday, June 21st.  Read more...


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