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Impasse Continues For The Nokomis School District

Wed, 30 Nov 2011 14:26:15 CST
(Nokomis)--The Nokomis Board of Education and the Teachers Union met for five and a half hours Monday night in hopes of ending an impasse on a new contract. Following the session, no tentative agreement was reached. No meetings have been scheduled between the two parties, but are expected.  Read more...


Greene County Fatal

Fri, 25 Nov 2011 10:37:04 CST
A Greene County woman was killed in a single vehicle accident Wednesday night in Greene County. According to Illinois State Police, 53 year old James McEvers of White Hall was northbound on Belltown Road when his 2000 Ford F-350 truck left the roadway on a curve at 11:00pm.  Read more...


One Person Seriously Injured In An Accident Near Farmersville

Thu, 24 Nov 2011 08:53:43 CST
(Farmersville)--One person was seriously injured in a single vehicle accident Monday afternoon near Farmersville. According to State Police, a vehicle driven by 64 year old Larry Conaughty of Farmersville waws westbound on the Farmersville Road when he lost control while attempting to make a turn onto Ball Road.  Read more...


Panhandle To Enter Into A Feasibility Study With Morrisonville and Nokomis

Tue, 22 Nov 2011 14:12:45 CST
(Raymond)--During the Panhandle Board of Education meeting Monday night, the board approved to enter into a feasibility study with the Morrisonville, and Nokomis School Districts. The measure passed four to three. Board members Rick Bormida, Kathy Johnson, and Terri Payne voting no.  Read more...


Troopers Found Three Hundred Thousand Dollars In A Car Near Highland

Thu, 17 Nov 2011 08:25:29 CST
(Highland)--State Police say they have seized three hundred thousand dollars found in a car they stopped on Interstate 70 near Highland. Troopers announced Wednesday that the money was found four days earlier in a westbound Dodge Durango stopped for improper lane usage.  Read more...


California Man Arrested On Drug Charges Following A Traffic Stop

Mon, 14 Nov 2011 07:33:30 CST
(Highland)--A California man is jailed in Madison County after being accused of possessing more that seventy pounds of marijuana found in a car he was driving. State Police arrested 27 year old Thomas Debakker, Jr. after he was pulled over Thursday for illegally speeding on Interstate 70.  Read more...


New Voter Cards for Macoupin County Arriving

Fri, 11 Nov 2011 10:50:01 CST
Pete Duncan, Macoupin County Clerk, has announced that new voter cards should be arriving now for every registered voter in the county. This move will accomplish two requirements of the Elections Office.  Read more...


Mt Olive Man Found Dead At Frank Holten State Park

Sat, 05 Nov 2011 07:37:00 CDT
(Collinsville)--A Mt. Olive man was found dead Friday morning at Frank Holten State Park in Centerville. According to State Police, 37 year old Thomas Knowles was found pinned under his vehicle. Emergency responders pronounced Knowles dead at the scene.  Read more...


Hillsboro Man Arrested Following Investigation

Fri, 04 Nov 2011 08:34:05 CDT
(Hillsboro)--A 35 year old Hillsboro man was arrested last Saturday, following a month long investigation. According to Hillsboro Police, James Rhodes was taken into custody at his appartment on Berry Street. During the investigation, officers uncovered that Rhodes was selling drugs from his appartment.  Read more...


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