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IDNR Coffeen Lake Youth Hunt Drawing

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 11:11:02 CDT
COFFEEN, Ill. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) will conduct a drawing on Friday, October 1, 2021 at the Coffeen Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area at 10:00 a.m. for three youth to hunt deer during the Illinois Youth Firearm Deer Season scheduled for Oct 9, 10, and 11, 2021.  Read more...


New Addiction & Metal Health Facility Open in Litchfield

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 10:42:58 CDT
The ribbon has been cut for St. Francis Way, a partnership with Litchfield Police and Macoupin County Health Director Kent Tarro. The facility on the HSHS St. Francis Hospital campus will focus on treatment instead of enforcement for the lives that can be turned around among the addicted and others battling mental health struggles.  Read more...


Litchfield's Party in the Park Returns this Weekend

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 10:38:38 CDT
Party in the Park preparations mean a number of Downtown Litchfield streets are shut down. Kirkham is closed between Madison and Monroe. North State is closed between Union/Route 16 and Edwards. North Monroe is closed between Union/16 and Kirkham.  Read more...


Macoupin Co Historical Society Fall Fest

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 04:55:53 CDT
The Macoupin County Historical Society will be holding their annual Fall Festival, which is coming up this weekend, September 18 and 19th. They will have food, crafts, antique tractor displays, live music and a Treasurer's Market flea market. Parking and event is free, and the event will be from 9am to 4pm both days.  Read more...


Montgomery Co. Annual Electronics Recycling Drive

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 13:11:52 CDT
The Montgomery County Board in cooperation with BLH Computers will be hosting the annual Electronics Recycling Drive on Saturday, September 18th from 9 am until noon, and the former Wright Automotive Building at the corner of State Route 127 & 185 Items that will be accepted include Answering Machines Battery Backups and...  Read more...


Macoupin Co Historical Society Fall Fest

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 04:13:27 CDT
The Macoupin County Historical Society will be holding their annual Fall Festival, which is coming up this weekend, September 18 and 19th. They will have food, crafts, antique tractor displays, live music and a Treasurer's Market flea market. Parking and event is free, and the event will be from 9am to 4pm both days.  Read more...


Weekly Crop Progress & Conditions Report

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 10:31:56 CDT
There were 6.5 days suitable for field work during the week ending September 12, 2021. Statewide, the average temperature was 70.3 degrees, 0.6 above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.24 inches, 0.45 inches below normal.  Read more...


Route 185 Now Open between Coffeen and Vandalia

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 04:40:25 CDT
Construction work on the Hurricane Creek bridge at the Montgomery-Fayette County Line on State Route 185 is now completed, and the road is now opened to through traffic according to IDOT.  Read more...


Cover & Alternative Crop Field Day

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 12:27:09 CDT
Their will be a Cover Crop and Alternative Crop Field Day on Thursday, September 16th at 6 pm at Schetter Brothers Farm, located at 16235 State Route 111 in Brighton. Keynote speakers for the event will be Dr. D.K. Lee with the University of Illinois Crop Sciences Divison, and Travis Meteer, U of I Extension Beef Specialist.  Read more...


Covid Vaccination Clinic in Harvel Tuesday

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 11:49:29 CDT
The Montgomery County Health Department will be holding one drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinic this week. On Tuesday, the department will be in Waggoner from 5-7 pm, in the rear parking area of the Waggoner Centennial Building (old school building), located at 369 E Main St. Access to the clinic is from McCulloch Ave.  Read more...


Local Road Oiling this Week

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 11:45:09 CDT
The Montgomery County Highway Dept. will oil sections of the Irving Road northward from the village limits to the Raymond-Nokomis Blacktop on Monday 9/13. Also the village of Schram City will be oiling streets on Monday 9/13.  Read more...


State Crop Progress & Conditions Report

Wed, 08 Sep 2021 13:15:36 CDT
There were 5.7 days suitable for field work during the week ending September 5, 2021. Statewide, the average temperature was 70.7 degrees, 0.8 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 1.24 inches, 0.58 inches above normal.  Read more...


Montgomery Co. Covid Vaccine Clinics

Sun, 05 Sep 2021 18:38:38 CDT
The Montgomery County Health Department will be holding two drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinics this week. Tuesday, September 7th, in Coffeen from 5-7 pm, at Coffeen School. Wednesday, September 8th, in Walshville from 5-7 pm, at Walshville Village Park.  Read more...


DeVore v. Hillsboro Schools

Sun, 05 Sep 2021 18:34:19 CDT
Sorento based attorney Tom DeVore, a resident of the Hillsboro School District, took the district to court in a bid to allow a student under quarantine to return to class.  Read more...


Litchfield Lake Concert for Saturday Canceled

Fri, 03 Sep 2021 17:13:32 CDT
Due to the anticipated inclement weather, the Lake Concert Series, FatPocket scheduled for Saturday, September 4 has been postponed. With a high percentage of rain forecasted, the decision to postpone the concert to a later date was made to ensure a later performance. The City will announce the new concert date soon.  Read more...


Grow Gillespie Street Fest & 5K Canceled

Fri, 03 Sep 2021 15:41:42 CDT
Grow Gillespie's Street Fest and 5K, to be held on Saturday, September 4th, has be canceled due to expected weather.  Read more...


Hillsboro Schools Weekly Covid Update

Thu, 02 Sep 2021 17:47:31 CDT
Hillsboro Schools have launched weekly updates of covid numbers for students and staffers. In the past seven days, 11 students and 2 staffers have tested positive for Covid 19 on the young school year, Those are the first positive cases among staffers. 33 students have tested positive so far.  Read more...


Weekly Crop Progress & Conditions Report

Wed, 01 Sep 2021 18:58:02 CDT
There were 5.8 days suitable for field work during the week ending August 29, 2021. Statewide, the average temperature was 80.1 degrees, 6.5 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.82 inches, 0.02 inches above normal.  Read more...


Overnight Ramp Closures at IL Route 108 Exit 60

Tue, 31 Aug 2021 18:17:44 CDT
Expect on and off ramp closures from 7 p.m. - 6 a.m. through Thursday on northbound I-55 at Exit 60 (IL-108), otherwise known as the Carlinville exit. Construction in that area is ongoing, as they repave the approaches and the Highway 108 overpass at Exit 60.  Read more...


Montgomery Co. Vaccination Clinics

Mon, 30 Aug 2021 19:12:46 CDT
With the indoor mask mandate back in Illinois, the call for a higher vaccination rate continues. The Montgomery County Health Department is going on the road again this week in a bid to boost that number. Currently 41.4 percent of residents are fully vaccinated.  Read more...


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