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Possible Computer Outages Expected at Montgomery County Offices

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:23:21 CST
Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency Coordinator Greg Nimmo is informing customers of county government offices that they could experience delays in services due to computer equipment outages.  Read more...

Carlinville Man Charged in Alleged Sexual Assault and Robbery

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:00:26 CST
Macoupin County State's Attorney Jennifer A. Watson has announced that 20 year old Takoda M. Harbaugh of Carlinville was charged with two counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault and one count of armed robbery, all class X felonies. The Hon. Joshua A. Meyer set bond at $1,000, 000.  Read more...

Semi-finalists Announced for 70th 'Voice of Democracy' Competition

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 08:44:29 CST
The ten semi-finalists in the 70th annual Voice of Democracy Scholarship competition at Litchfield High School were announced on Friday. They are Damon Burdell, Keighlee Cox, Cole Eichelberger, Carlee Ernst, Ellen Fleming, Alexander Jackson, Devan Morgan, Jordan Morgan, Grace Thrasher, and Clayton Walch.  Read more...

Deputy Weitekamp Receives Commendation

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 11:00:59 CST
Montgomery County Sheriff's Deputy Lance Weitekamp has received a commendation from the Illinois Metropolis Enforcement Group (MEG) Directors and Task Force Commanders Association. On November 3, in Peoria, Deputy Weitekamp was presented with a plaque for his actions during an arrest.  Read more...

Bourne to Host Personal Safety Seminar

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 08:36:41 CST
State Representative Avery Bourne is partnering with Fusion Fitness and Aquatics Center to host a personal safety seminar on Thursday, November 30. The seminar will take place at the Hillsboro Area Health System Education Center.  Read more...

Veterans Day Convocation

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 09:36:55 CST
Blackburn College and the American Legion Post 554 will honor United States military veterans at the annual Veterans Day Convocation on Friday, November 10 at 11:00am in Clegg Chapel on the Blackburn College campus. This year's convocation speaker is LTC Debra M.  Read more...

Manar Addresses Teacher Shortage

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 08:23:15 CST
On Monday, State Senator Andy Manar and members of the Senate Education Committee addressed the statewide teacher shortage at a hearing in Decatur.  Read more...

Council Addresses Billing Mix-up for Jack in the Box, Western Oil

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 09:41:53 CST
At their meeting Thursday evening, the Litchfield City Council addressed concerns over billing adjustments for water and sewer service for Jack in the Box and Western Oil.  Read more...

Manar Appointed to 2 State Coal-related Boards

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 10:25:54 CDT
State Senator Andy Manar has been appointed to two state boards charged with research and policy development affecting the Illinois coal industry.  Read more...

Man Injured After Hitting IDOT Truck on I-55

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 11:03:58 CDT
One person was injured in an automobile accident on Interstate 55 Tuesday afternoon near Springfield. At 1:24 p.m. Tuesday, a semi driven by Ronnie VanZandt of Abingdon, Virginia, was traveling north on I-55 when his vehicle struck the rear of an Illinois Department of Transportation Truck.  Read more...

Council Removes Restiction for At-Will City Employees

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 08:32:42 CDT
During their meeting on October 24, the Hillsboro City Council voted to remove a restriction from an ordinance that mandates all at-will city employees live within a 6-mile radius of Hillsboro.  Read more...

New Voter Cards for Macoupin County

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 10:03:27 CDT
Macoupin County Clerk Pete Duncan has announced that new voter cards are being mailed to every registered voter in the county. Every registered voter should receive a new card. The new card should be checked to make sure the name and address of the voter is up to date.  Read more...

Litchfield Fire Dept. To Host Open House

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 11:54:34 CDT
This weekend, National Fire Prevention Month activities will continue at the Litchfield Fire Department with an open house. On Saturday, residents of all ages are invited to stop by the fire house where tours will be given in addition to live burn and rescue demonstrations.  Read more...

Nokomis Superintendent Updates District Finances

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:30:02 CDT
During last week's school board meeting, Nokomis School Superintendent Scott Doerr spoke about the financial state of the district. Dr.  Read more...

Seely Appointed as New Hospital CEO

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:59:50 CDT
On Wednesday, HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield announced the appointment of Kevin Seely as President and CEO. He replaces past president and CEO, Patti Fischer, who serves as Chief Operating Officer of HSHS St. John's Hospital in Springfield. He will begin his new position on December 3.  Read more...

CAH Auxiliary Medical Scholarship

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:50:31 CDT
For the last two years, the Carlinville Area Hospital Auxiliary has awarded $1,000 scholarships to a Macoupin County high school graduate who intends to pursue a career in the medical field. The Auxiliary will award the scholarship again in the spring 2018 and has distributed forms to all of the county;s high school counselors.  Read more...

Two Dead in Witt Structure Fire Tuesday

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:28:14 CDT
Two people were pronounced dead after a structure fire in Witt was extinguished early Tuesday morning. Charles Shelton, 72, and Deborah Warren, 59, were pronounced dead by Montgomery County Coroner Randy Leetham at a residence on North 3rd Street in Witt. Both resided at the address where the fire occurred.  Read more...

EMA Holds Search and Rescue Training

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:53:03 CDT
On October 5, The Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency and Montgomery County Sheriff's Office sponsored a three hour ground search and rescue training event with the Illinois Search and Rescue Council. According to County EMA Coordinator Greg Nimmo, 33 local first responders in the county participated.  Read more...

County Board Approves New Health Insurance Plan

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:50:12 CDT
The Montgomery County Board approved a new health insurance plan for county employees during their meeting Tuesday morning.  Read more...

Bourne Appointed to Illinois Coal Consumption Task Force

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:41:17 CDT
State Representative Avery Bourne has been appointed to fill a seat on the recently established task force that seeks to increase the use of Illinois coal.  Read more...

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