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Bankruptcy Judge Approves Auction To Sell Schutt Sports

Tue, 30 Nov 2010 13:30:16 CST
(Litchfield)--A bankruptcy judge has approved an auction for Schutt Sports. According to the St. Louis Post Dispatch, Schutt Sports will be offered for sale at an auction next month after a federal bankruptcy court approved the firm‘s bid to sell the company. U.S.  Read more...

Hillsboro Woman Killed In An Accident Near Highland

Tue, 30 Nov 2010 13:22:30 CST
(Highland)--A Hillsboro woman was killed in a three vehicle accident Sunday evening on Interstate 70, near Highland. According to Illinois State Police, a vehicle driven by 18 year old Christina Watson was westbound on Interstate 70.  Read more...

Nokomis Opts Out Of The South Central Conference

Tue, 23 Nov 2010 12:54:29 CST
(Nokomis)--During a special Nokomis Board of Education meeting Tuesday night, the board approved to opt out of the South Central Conference beginning with the 2012 school year. The motion passed in a four to three vote.  Read more...

Injury Accident Near Lake Williamson

Fri, 19 Nov 2010 10:47:25 CST
A Gillespie woman was injured Thursday evening in a car-tractor accident near Lake Williamson. According to the Macoupin County Sheriff‘s Office, 66 year old Mary Demoss was southbound on Rt. 4 when she reportedly failed to see a southbound 4640 John Deere tractor and ran her 2009 Chevy Cobalt into the rear of the tractor at 5:20pm.  Read more...

County Board District 6 Seat Decided In A Tie Breaker

Wed, 17 Nov 2010 12:41:20 CST
(Hillsboro)--The Montgomery County Board District 6 election was decided Tuesday afternoon. According to Montgomery County Clerk and Recorder Sandy Leitheiser, Montgomery County was waiting on thirty four absentee ballots.  Read more...

Mt. Olive Motorcycle Crash

Tue, 16 Nov 2010 10:33:26 CST
A Mt. Olive man was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident Sunday night near Mt. Olive. According to Illinois State Police, 39 year old Roger Conlee Jr was eastbound on Rt. 138 when his 1977 Kawasaki crossed into the westbound lane and narrowly missed an oncoming vehicle around 8:38pm.  Read more...

Nokomis Man Arrested In Connection To A Stolen Vehicle

Mon, 15 Nov 2010 8:36:47 CST
(Nokomis)--A 28 year old Nokomis man was arrested Wednesday, and faces various charges in connection with a stolen vehicle in Nokomis. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff‘s Office, Eric Root was arrested by Sheriff‘s Deputies, and Nokomis Police Department for the alleged stealing of a vehicle on October 8th.  Read more...

Witt Man Arrested Following An Investigation

Fri, 12 Nov 2010 7:39:34 CST
(Hillsboro)--A 44 year old Witt man arrested following an investigation by the Montgomery County Sheriff‘s Office. According to reports, the Sheriff‘s Office was investigating a parked vehicle in the northbound Coalfied Rest Area.  Read more...

Montgomery County Board District 6 Race To Be Decided On The 16th

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 13:32:00 CST
(Hillsboro)--An update on last week‘s election was given during the Montgomery County Board meeting Tuesday morning. According to Montgomery County Clerk and Recorder Sandy Leitheiser, the county had a fifty four percent turn out.  Read more...

Greenville Man Killed In A Head On Accident

Tue, 09 Nov 2010 12:37:11 CST
(Greenville)--One person was killed in a head on accident Sunday morning in Greenville. According to Illinois State Police, the accident happened on Route 40 near Linder Boulevard. Reportedly a vehicle driven by 23 year old Robert Reavis of Smithboro was traveling westbound on Route 40 when he exited the road, and into a cornfield.  Read more...

Gillespie Man Arrested Following An Incident In Litchfield

Thu, 04 Nov 2010 14:30:37 CDT
(Litchfield)--A 37 year old Gillespie man was arrested following an alleged incident Wednesday at Litchfield Family Practice. According to Litchfield Police, officers were called to a disturbance at the facility, where a patient reportedly assaulted several staff members.  Read more...

Montgomery County Election Results

Wed, 03 Nov 2010 8:04:21 CDT
(Hillsboro)--An over 54 percent voter turn out was reported during Tuesday‘s General Election. In local races: Montgomery County Circuit Clerk Incumbent Holly Lemons was your winner with 5,906 votes. Challenger Jarod Hitchings receiving 3,636 votes.  Read more...

New Douglas Man Found Dead Near Coffeen

Mon, 01 Nov 2010 8:37:07 CDT
(Coffeen)--The Montgomery County Sheriff‘s Office Communication Center received a call Sunday morning of a possible missing person.  Read more...

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