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Macoupin County Dental Health Award

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 10:12:34 CDT
Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable arm of Delta Dental of Illinois, is granting its sixth annual $100,000 Wisdom Tooth Award to the Macoupin County Public Health for the department to meet the oral health needs of children.  Read more...

Panhandle to Offer Developmental Screenings

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 12:03:34 CDT
The Panhandle School District will be offering free developmental screenings on Thursday, August 9, for children who reside in the district and will be three or four-years-old by September 1.  Read more...

Lewis and Clark to Offer Bachelors Degrees in Nursing

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:07:16 CDT
Earlier this summer, Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey announced a partnership with the University of Illinois to offer Bachelor of Science Degrees in Nursing at their institution.  Read more...

Hillsboro Man Found Dead Saturday

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 08:36:39 CDT
A Hillsboro man was found dead outside a residence early Saturday morning. Levi Titsworth, 23, of Hillsboro, was found at 12:28 a.m. Saturday by the Hillsboro Police. He was pronounced dead by Montgomery County Coroner Randy Leetham.  Read more...

County Board Hears Update on Eagle Zinc Cleanup

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 09:00:45 CDT
Members of the Environmental Protection Agency at both the State and Federal levels gave an update Tuesday morning on the progress of the Eagle Zinc cleanup in Hillsboro.  Read more...

Fire Protection, Ambulance Districts in Montgomery County Awarded Grants

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 10:56:01 CDT
Seven rural fire protection and ambulance districts in the area have been awarded small equipment grants through the office of the State Fire Marshal, according to State Senator Andy Manar. Five of the seven districts are located in Montgomery County.  Read more...

Hillsboro Adopts Ordinance for Water Connections

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 08:34:43 CDT
The Hillsboro City Council adopted an ordinance Tuesday evening addressing water connection requirements in the city. The ordinance, which had been tabled from the June 26th meeting, makes two changes from the previous ordinance.  Read more...

Body of Missing Effingham Man Found in River

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 07:33:21 CDT
The body of a missing kayaker was recovered from the Kaskaskia River near Cowden last Thursday evening, according to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The body of Wallace Darcow, Jr. of Effingham was recovered from the river during a surface search at approximately 8 p.m. July 5.  Read more...

Carlinville Lake 1 Swimming

Thu, 05 Jul 2018 09:47:20 CDT
Carlinville Lake #1 has reopened for swimming. According to Dan Held, Project Manager for Woodard and Curran, due to favorable sample results reviewed and approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health, the city of Carlinville is no longer prohibiting swimming in Lake #1.  Read more...

Man Arrested For Alleged Sexual Assault

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 11:07:07 CDT
A Troy man has been arrested in connection with the death of a former Hillsboro resident.  Read more...

Nokomis Suffers Major Water Line Break

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 11:21:23 CDT
Nokomis residents should be prepared to be without water for several hours today after the city experienced a major water line break this morning. According to Emergency Services and Disaster Agency Coordinator Joe Gasparich, the break occurred on the main line between the water treatment facility and the water tower.  Read more...

Authorities Investigating Greenville Convenience Store Robbery

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 09:52:27 CDT
Authorities are investigating an armed robbery that occurred last Thursday evening at a convenience store near Greenville. According to the Greenville Police, three black suspects allegedly made off with an undisclosed amount of cash from CC Food Mart on Route 127 south of Greenville. The incident occurred around 9:14 p.m.  Read more...

Nokomis man shot and killed by police

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 09:10:34 CDT
An officer involved shooting in Nokomis on Friday night has left one man dead. David L. Hicks of Nokomis was shot and killed when a Nokomis police officer felt threatened by Hicks’ actions after responding to a disturbance call on Frederick Street.  Read more...

Irving man killed by drunk driver

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:22:58 CDT
An Irving man was killed Saturday night just before 9 o'clock while walking on Pine Street near the intersection of Franklin Street in Irving. 51 year old Michael Adams was pronounced dead at the scene by the the Montgomery County Coroner's office, after being struck by a vehicle driven by 20 year old Shane Green of Irving.  Read more...

Nokomis shooting on Friday

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:10:53 CDT
The Illinois State Police are investigating a Friday night shooting in Nokomis. WSMI will have more information when it is made available.  Read more...

Man Missing, Last Seen Near Pawnee

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 09:50:42 CDT
Authorities are searching for a Hillsboro man who went missing Sunday near Pawnee. Michael Schmidt, 59, was last seen Sunday by a friend while out searching for arrowheads. Schmidt is a 5'8” white male, and weighs approximately 135 pounds.  Read more...

Crimestoppers Seeking Information on Antique Mall Burglary

Mon, 11 Jun 2018 10:03:04 CDT
Authorities are seeking information regarding a burglary that occurred at an antique shop southwest of Raymond last month. The burglary occurred at approximately 9:05 p.m. on May 25, at the Lighthouse Antique Mall, located on the West Frontage Road about three miles southwest of Raymond.  Read more...

2 County Candidates Fill Party Vacancies Prior to Election

Thu, 07 Jun 2018 10:25:56 CDT
Nominating committees of both Republican and Democratic Precinct Committee representatives recently filed resolutions and petitions to nominate candidates with the Montgomery County Clerk's Office for the upcoming November election.  Read more...

One Dead, Another Injured in I-55 Accident

Thu, 07 Jun 2018 08:52:10 CDT
One person was killed and another was seriously injured in an automobile accident Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 55 south of the 6th Street exit.  Read more...

State Police to Hold Child Safety Seat Check

Tue, 05 Jun 2018 11:35:43 CDT
State Police District 18 will be conducting a free child safety seat check on Wednesday at Walgreens in Litchfield. The state police is committed to making zero traffic fatalities a reality.  Read more...

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