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Veterans Assistance Commission in Benld

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:10:21 CDT
The Macoupin County Veterans Assistance Commission will be in Benld on Tuesday, November 4 and Thursday, November 6 from 9 to 11:30am. Superintendent Joe White will be at the Cahokia Township Office.  Read more...

Train Accident Kills Three in Vandalia

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:21:00 CDT
(Vandalia)--Three members of a famliy were killed when their SUV was struck by a freight train at a crossing. Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen says a woman, a boy and a girl were killed in Thursday's accident in Vandalia. Vandalia Police Chief Jeff Ray says two other people in the vehicle were airlifted to a hospital.  Read more...

Christmas for a Soldier

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:20:38 CDT
Carlinville‘s Shop Local First organization has teamed with the Macoupin County Military Support Group to collect boxed, non-perishable food items and everyday accessories to ship to Macoupin soldiers serving overseas in time for Christmas.  Read more...

Two People Killed In A Fatal Accident On Route 125

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:19:39 CDT
(Springfield)--Two people were killed in a two vehicle accident on Route 125, west of Route 97. Saturday evening at 10:39, a car driven by a 27 year old female from Springfield was eastbound on Route 125. She passed another vehicle, and ran off the road.  Read more...

Fatal Plane Crash Macoupin County

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:29:35 CDT
One person was killed and another was injured in a plane crash Sunday afternoon in Macoupin County. According to Macoupin County Coroner Brad Targhetta, 66 year old Thomas Huebbe of St. Charles, Missouri was pronounced dead at 4:45pm at Carlinville Area Hospital shortly after the crash.  Read more...

Rotary Halloween Parade

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:53:41 CDT
The Carlinville Rotary‘s 75th Annual Halloween Parade will be held Saturday, October 25, in Carlinville. This years theme is Rotary‘s 75th Halloween Parade Anniversary Celebration. All former queen winners from 1952 to the present will be the grand marshalls of this years parade.  Read more...

RECC Member Breakfast

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:25:04 CDT
Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative will hold a Member Appreciation Breakfast of sausage and biscuits Saturday, October 25, from 8-10am at the Pleasant Hill Christian Church near Raymond. The church is on West Frontage Road along Interstate 55, just north of Exit 60.  Read more...

Cub Scout Experiment Injuries Four People

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:59:43 CDT
(Raymond)--A failed experiment during a Cub Scout meeting in Raymond sent four people to the hospital. According to Raymond Police Chief Valerie Sheldon the incident happend at 7:20pm at the Living Center in Raymond. Reportedly the Cub Scouts were conducting an experiment when an explosion happened.  Read more...

Mt Olive Falll Festival

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:01:25 CDT
Mt. Olive will hold its Fall Festival and Flea Markert on Saturday, October 18, from 9am until 4pm in the city park. Over 30 vendors and crafters will be in attendance. Attendees will find a petting zoo, pony rides, and a quarter carnival. Historian Roger Kratochvil will provide information on the city of Mt.  Read more...

Girard Pumpkin Festival

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:31:44 CDT
The Girard Chamber of Commerce‘s 9th Annual Pumkin Festival will be held Saturday, October 11. The festival will be in "Pumpkin Park" located just southwest of Girard on Farmersville Road. The feature of the day will be the popular "Pumkin Chunkin from 1-4pm.  Read more...

Circus Coming to Benld

Mon, 06 Oct 2014 10:00:35 CDT
The Coal Country Chamber of Commerce has signed a contract with the Kelly Miller Circus for the exhibition of an all new 2014 show on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 in the Benld City Park with performances at 4:30 and 7:30pm.  Read more...

Plea Deal Reached In Deatherage Case

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:53:50 CDT
(Hillsboro)--A truck driver who hit and killed Illinois State Police Trooper Kyle Deatherage on Interstate 55 near Raymond has pled guilty in Montgomery County Court to two felony counts. 54 year old Johnny Felton, Jr.  Read more...

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