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Panama Woman Found on Suits Lane

Thu, 28 Nov 2013 09:05:28 CST
(Hillsboro)--A 49 year old woman was found Wednesday morning deceased in her car on Suits Lane, near Red Bridge Trail. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, on Tuesday, family members of 49 year old Wilma Giller reported her missing.  Read more...

Hillsboro City Council To Look A Parking Lots

Wed, 27 Nov 2013 13:56:24 CST
(Hillsboro)--During the Hillsboro City Council meeting Tuesday night, Commissioner Bruce Holcomb reported that the city is working on a water leak at Edgewood Estates. Holcomb stated that workers are trying to determine where the leak is coming from. More information could be determined later this week.  Read more...

Wilsonville to Upgrade Park

Tue, 26 Nov 2013 10:05:24 CST
The Village of Wilsonville will soon have new additions to the local park after obtaining an AT&T community award given to the Wilsonville Community Outreach program.  Read more...

Christian and Mont. County ROE To Disband

Fri, 22 Nov 2013 13:38:23 CST
(Chicago)--The Illinois State Board of Education voted Friday morning to disband the Christian and Montgomery County Regional Office of Education. According to Montgomery County Board Chairman Roy Hertel, the board voted seven to one in favor of the consolidation.  Read more...

State Retirees Meeting in Carlinville

Fri, 22 Nov 2013 10:46:00 CST
State retirees are encouraged to attend an informational meeting concerning major insurance changes that are coming in the near future. The meeting will be held this Sunday (Nov. 24) at 3:00pm in Bothwell Auditorium on the Blackburn College Campus in Carlinville.  Read more...

Alcohol Related Accident in Hillsboro

Thu, 21 Nov 2013 12:26:41 CST
(Hillsboro)--One person was arrested following an alcohol related accident Sunday in Hillsboro.  Read more...

Patriots Pen Essay Finalists Announced

Wed, 20 Nov 2013 14:16:44 CST
(Litchfield)--The Litchfield VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary announced the three finalists in this years Patriots Pen essay contest. They include: Madeline Ellis, Ellen Flemming, and Hannah Niemann. The finalists were selected from a field of fifty students from the 5th thru 8th grade at Litchfield Middle School.  Read more...

New Carlinville Lake Lease Rates

Wed, 20 Nov 2013 10:29:21 CST
Carlinville Lake leases will not be revised following action by the Carlinville City Council this week. Alderman voted down any revision of the lake lease price that was inacted last month.  Read more...

Bellringing Begins November 21st

Tue, 19 Nov 2013 10:32:09 CST
The directors of the Good Samaritan Ministry of Carlinville will be in charge of the Salvation Army Bellringing fundraiser which begins on November 21st and continues on weekends until Christmas. Money placed in a bellringer‘s kettle during the Christmas season or donations sent to the Salvation Army in St.  Read more...

Montgomery County Hit By Storms

Mon, 18 Nov 2013 12:15:37 CST
(Nokomis)--Area residents continue clean up efforts following storms that sweept through the area on Sunday. Nokomis and Witt firemen were called out to the farm of Steve Johnston for a structure fire. Access to the farm on East 23rd Road was made difficult due to downed power lines.  Read more...

Harold Meet and Greet Set For Monday

Fri, 15 Nov 2013 13:36:30 CST
(Litchfield)--The Litchfield Chamber of Commerce announced that they will be having a meet and greet Monday with Congressional Candidate Ericka Harold. Harold is running in the primary for the 13th Congressional District. The meet and greet will take place Monday from 9 until 11 at the Holiday Inn Express.  Read more...

Crown III Closure Discussion

Fri, 15 Nov 2013 10:35:06 CST
The Girard Chamber of Commerce is hosting a communtiy roundtable with U.S. Congressman Rodney Davis, Illinois Senator Andy Manar and Illinois State Representative Wayne Rosenthal. The purpose of the roundtable is to discuss federal and state resources available to help Girard and area respond to the Crown III mine closure.  Read more...

Benld Seniors Christmas Dinner

Thu, 14 Nov 2013 10:48:52 CST
The third Annual Build Benld Senior Citizens Free Christmas Dinner will be held on Sunday, December 8th at the Benld Civic Center. Seniors living in Benld need to register by Monday, December 2nd.  Read more...

42nd Annual Madrigal Feast

Wed, 13 Nov 2013 08:54:34 CST
The Blackburn College Department of Performing Arts is hosting its 42nd Annual Madrigal Feast. The Madrigal Feast provides the audience with an entertaining evening of dinner theatre. The dinners will be held Friday and Saturday, November 22 and 23 at 7:30pm in the Demuzio Campus Center on the Blackburn College campus.  Read more...

Affordable Care Roundtable

Mon, 11 Nov 2013 08:50:39 CST
Congressman Rodney Davis will be in Carlinville on Monday, November 25th to answer questions about the Affordable Care Act and other business related topics. the Business Roundtable is scheduled from 1-2:30pm in the Macoupin County Farm Bureau auditorium located at 220 North Broad, Carlinville.  Read more...

Veterans Day Convocation

Fri, 08 Nov 2013 12:09:24 CST
On Monday, November 11 at 11am, Blackburn College will honor United States military veterans at the annual Veterans Day Convocation in Clegg Chapel. The convocation is open to the public. This year‘s convocation speaker is U.S.  Read more...

Lincoln Academy Award Winners Announced

Fri, 08 Nov 2013 08:46:16 CST
(Litchfield)--A Litchfield college student was recently honored by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois as a student laureate. Anthony Rhoads of Litchfield was given the honor during ceremonies held last Saturday at the Old State Capitol. Rhoads is currently a student at McKendree University in Lebanon.  Read more...

Youth Hunting License

Thu, 07 Nov 2013 10:30:22 CST
A new hunting license may soon be made available to youth hunters under a proposal sponsored by State Senator Andy Manar of Bunker Hill. The measure Senate Bill 853, creates the Youth Hunting License, which allows youths (ages 16 and under) to hunt while accompanied by a licensed parent, grandparent or guardian.  Read more...

MCCD Scholarship Fund Insufficient

Wed, 06 Nov 2013 08:40:05 CST
The Macoupin Center for the Developmentally Disabled has announced that lack of money in its scholarship fund may force several needy students to withdraw from the Macoupin County facility before Thanksgiving arrives.  Read more...

Electric Aggragation A Step Closer

Wed, 06 Nov 2013 08:24:11 CST
(Litchfield)--A referendum allowing residents of the City of Litchfield to vote on an electric aggragation program took another step closer. During the city council meeting Tuesday night, the council approved the first reading for the city to be apart of the "opt out" program. Final action will take place in December.  Read more...

Christmas Tree Coming Back To Raymond

Tue, 05 Nov 2013 08:43:00 CST
(Raymond)--During the Raymond Village Board meeting Monday night, the board approved its 2013-2014 tax levy in the amount of over eighty three thousand dollars. According to Village President Dennis Held, the levy is four percent over last years levy.  Read more...

Authorities Respond To A Suicide In Harvel

Mon, 04 Nov 2013 08:52:48 CST
(Harvel)--Friday morning, Montgomery County 911 recevied a report of a man saying he was going to commit suicide. Deputies were sent to an address on Henry Street in Harvel. As they arrived, a gunshot was heard from inside the house.  Read more...

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