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Fatal Fire In Witt

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:34:22 CST
(Witt)--A residential fire in Witt claimed the life of a Witt woman. According to the Witt Fire Department, Montgomery County 911 was called about a structure fire in the five hundred block of South Main Street.  Read more...


Coffeen Lake Closed Due To Spill

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:29:57 CST
(Coffeen)--Coffeen Lake is closed to boating while clean up of a turbine oil leak at the Coffeen Power Plant continues. According to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Dynegy, Inc. reported the spill of 700 gallons of oil into the discharge ditch on Wednesday.  Read more...


Macoupin Primary Results

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:49:16 CST
Just over 100 people turned out for the 2015 Primary Election in Carlinville on Tuesday. Unofficial totals show David Steiner winning the race with 66 votes as compared to Jan Heinz Best with 44. The two democratic candidates were the only candidates involved in a primary race within Macoupin County.  Read more...


Litchfield Man Arrested Following Standoff

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 08:56:55 CST
(Litchfield)--A 27 year old Litchfield man was arrested following an alleged incident Friday in Litchfield. According to police, officers received a phone call Friday evening regarding a man who was walking in the fifteen hundred block of North Madison Street with a shotgun.  Read more...


Litchfield Altercation Leads To Arrests

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:49:10 CST
(Litchfield)--The Litchfield Police Department, along with four other police agencies responded to an incident Saturday afternoon in Litchfield. According to Litchfield Police, the department received a call of a large group of people fighting in the area of Kirk Terrace.  Read more...


Lang of Coffeen named to the ICA Hall of Fame

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 07:41:44 CST
Louis Lang of Coffeen was inducted into the Illinois Coaches Association Softball Hall of Fame for his thirty seven years of service to the sport as an umpire. Louis has officiated softball at all levels including the Illinois High School Association State Tournament and ASA events in the summer.  Read more...


Bourne Appointed State Representative

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 09:09:03 CST
(Springfield)--A 23 year old Farmersville woman has been appointed to be the next State Representative of the 95th district. Republican Committee leaders in Montgomery, Christian, and Macoupin counties selected Avery Bourne to be the new State Representative.  Read more...


Crimestoppers Seeking Information

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 14:09:52 CST
(Hillsboro)--The Macoupin Montgomery County Crimestoppers is seeking information on mulitple thefts at Hillsboro High School. According to Crimestoppers, several I-Pads were stolen from a teacher's desk. Three I-Pads were mini's, and one was a full size.  Read more...


Hunter Safety Education Course in Carlinville

Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:11:27 CST
The mandatory Illinois Department of Natural Resources Hunter Safety Education course will be held in Carlinville on February 20 and 21. Sign-in will begin at 5pm on Friday, February 20. The class will be held Friday from 5:30pm until 9:30pm and Saturday from 8am until 4"30pm.  Read more...


Medora Fire Chief Dead

Fri, 06 Feb 2015 11:06:39 CST
The Medora fire was killed in an accident in rural Chesterfield Thursday afternoon. Chief Kenneth Lehr was pronounced dead at the scene Thursday at 2:45pm by Brad Targhetta, Macoupin County Coroner. According to Targhetta, Lehr was working at an accinet scene at 19121 IL Rte.  Read more...


Fatal Accident In Christian County

Thu, 05 Feb 2015 08:59:34 CST
(Taylorville)--A 16 year old from Kincaid was killed, and two other people were injured in a head on accident Wednesday evening in Christian County. According to Illinois State Police, a 16 year old from Kincaid was westbound on Route 104. A 46 year old male from Taylorville was eastbound.  Read more...


Macoupin County Scholarship Auction

Mon, 02 Feb 2015 10:05:38 CST
On Saturday, February 21, 2015, Blackburn College will host the annual Macoupin County Scholarship Auction to benefit students in need from Macoupin County. The auction will be held in the Woodson Center on the Blackburn Campus.  Read more...


Macoupin County Scholarship Auction

Mon, 02 Feb 2015 09:59:22 CST
On Saturday, February 21, 2015, Blackburn College will host the annual Macoupin County Scholarship Auction to benefit students in need from Macoupin County. The auction will be held in the Woodson Center on the Blackburn Campus.  Read more...


Effingham County Kidnapping

Mon, 02 Feb 2015 09:30:27 CST
(Effingham)-An Altamont man is in custody, charged with two counts with kidnapping. Bond has been set at 250 thousand dollars. 60 year old Steve Larson is alleged to have taken 13 year old Rebecca Neu of Effingham Saturday morning. Larson's car was found at the Effingham Amtrak station Saturday morning.  Read more...


SOC Raises Sixty Thousand Dollars

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:56:49 CST
(Hillsboro)--Final totals for this years Stamp Out Cancer were released Wednesday night. The Stamp Out Cancer Committee presented a check to the Montgomery County Cancer Association in the amount of sixty thousand dollars.  Read more...


Steve Davis at Hitz Home in Alhambra

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:59:31 CST
Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra will host renowned Elvis impersonator, Steve Davis, on Friday, February 13th from 2 to 4pm. For more information, call Elizabeth at 618-488-2355.  Read more...


Another Huge Year For Stamp Out Cancer

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:29:48 CST
(Hillsboro)--The fifth annual Stamp Out Cancer last Saturday was another huge success for the Stamp Out Cancer Committee and to the Montgomery County Cancer Association. According to figures released, the five couples dancing this year raised over thirty six thousand dollars for the Montgomery County Cancer Association.  Read more...


Missouri Man Dies In A House Fire

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:56:05 CST
(Sorento)--A 65 year old Calverton Park, Missouri man died Sunday morning in a house fire in Sorento. According to the Bond County Coroner's Office, a resident of the home in the six hundred block of Wabash Road was awoken to the smell of smoke.  Read more...


Taylorville Man Killed In Accident

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 08:50:40 CST
(Taylorville)--A Taylorville man was killed in a single vehicle accident Thursday night. The unidentified 45 year old was southbound on Route 48, south of the Nokomis blacktop, when the pick up truck went off the road, striking a tree. The pick up burst into flames.  Read more...


Criminal Activity Down In Mont. County

Mon, 12 Jan 2015 14:35:09 CST
(Hillsboro)--Montgomery County Circuit Clerk Holly Lemons announced that totals for criminal activity in Montgomery County. According to the Clerk's Office, criminal activity continued to decline in 2014.  Read more...


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