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Black Rabbit Coffee

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:37:48 CDT
Plans are brewing for a coffee roasting facility in Hillsboro. Isaac Reynolds of Hillsboro says his love of coffee caused him to want to learn more about it.  Read more...


Curly's Corner Market Theft

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:12:03 CDT
Over three hundred dollars was stolen from Curly's Corner Market near Granite City yesterday. According to the Madison County Sheriff's Office, at approximately 6:25 last night, a man approached the checkout counter while the clerk was preoccupied and reached into the cash register, stealing the money.  Read more...


IRS Scams

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:44:32 CDT
Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp warns citizens about another IRS scam. Recently several people in the area received an automated phone call from the IRS Legal Department stating a lawsuit would be filed against them if they did not contact a certain phone number.  Read more...


Bourne Events

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:41:20 CDT
In addition to attending weekly budget sessions in Springfield, State Representative Avery Bourne has some upcoming local events. Bourne says one of the things she gets to provide through her office is constituent services.  Read more...


Deer Run Mine in Hillsboro Okay to Reopen

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 10:04:37 CDT
The first steps have been taken to reopen Deer Run Mine in Hillsboro, which has been closed since late March. According to Montgomery County Board Chairman, Roy Hertel, the federal mine inspectors have checked out the mine and allowed the coal company to open the mine again.  Read more...


Hillsboro City Council Approves Hiltop Drive Measure

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:44:29 CDT
One of the more polarizing topics of discussion at the Hillsboro city council meeting Tuesday evening was the Hiltop Drive issue brought forth by residents of the street. As it stands, the street becomes dangerous because of the speed of students entering and leaving Hillsboro High School.  Read more...


Man dead from self-inflicted gunshot

Wed, 15 Jul 2015 10:04:15 CDT
Hillsboro - A Hillsboro man has died from a self-inflicted gun shot wound. On Tuesday at 6 a.m. a 911 call was received, reporting that a subject had shot himself. When police arrived they discovered 40 year old Craig E. Adams deceased in his residence on East 8th Road in Hillsboro.  Read more...


Woman charged in Go Fund Me wire fraud

Sat, 11 Jul 2015 13:11:55 CDT
A former Harvel resident has been arrested and charged with wire fraud. 40 year old Nicole Drendel, now of Kirksville, MO, is alleged to have started a Go Fund Me account on behalf of 16 year old Jeffery Masters of Harvel, who was killed in an automobile accident in November of 2014.  Read more...


Open Forum Meeting July 14th

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:54:37 CDT
The Open Forum Meeting of the Taylor Springs Village Board is next Tuesday, July 14th at 6:30 in the Community Center.  Read more...


Illegal Fireworks

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:47:50 CDT
A Hillsboro man was arrested yesterday for not having the proper licensing to sell fireworks. A call from the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office to the Hillsboro Police Department advised them fireworks were possibly being sold illegally in Hillsboro.  Read more...


Freedom Fun Run Registration

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:56:30 CDT
The registration deadline for the 13th Annual Freedom Fun Run is Wednesday, July 1st. The race begins at 7:30am this Saturday at Lake Lou Yaeger's Picnic Area 3. The course includes two water stops and a course marshal at each intersection. New this year, the race will be electronically timed by M&M Multisport Club.  Read more...


Fatal Stabbing in Witt

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:41:47 CDT
A fatal stabbing in Witt is under investigation. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, 911 received a report last night of an injured female who had been attacked. Twenty-three-year-old Kristi V. Stevens of Witt said her boyfriend, 41-year-old Richard D. Green attacked her at their residence in Witt.  Read more...


Tonight's Events in Butler and Raymond

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:42:43 CDT
The Butler Brawl MMA fights will be tonight at the Montgomery County Fair, but the venue has changed. The Brawl will be held in the Expo Builiding tonight. Tickets are still available. Fans and Brawl participants will be under cover tonight in the Expo Building. The Independence Day Celebration in Raymond continues tonight.  Read more...


Macoupin Warrant Round Up

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 09:57:30 CDT
The Macoupin County Sherriff's Office conducted a warrant round up on Monday throughout Macoupin County. In all, 15 individuals were arrested and taken to the Macoupin County Jail for outstanding warrants.  Read more...


Alton Concert Series

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 11:47:21 CDT
Concerts featuring symphony and big band music take place over the summer in Alton. "Expressions - A Musical Experience" is the ninth annual concert series sponsored by the North Alton Godfrey Business Council. Concert Series Coordinator Zeke Jabusch says the upcoming July concert features Gary Dammer and His Big Band.  Read more...


Workforce Skills Classes

Wed, 17 Jun 2015 09:52:44 CDT
A workforce skills class takes place over the summer. The University of Illinois Extension recently partnered with the Montgomery County Health Department for a workforce development program. The program focuses on certain life skills such as resume building and how to dress for job interviews and the workplace.  Read more...


Montgomery County 4-H

Mon, 15 Jun 2015 14:16:41 CDT
4-H members finish up projects this month in preparation for upcoming events at the Butler 4-H Park. Summer gives 4-Hers the opportunity to showcase projects they worked on all year. During the year, the University of Illinois Extension offers workshops and classes for the 4-H members such as painting, sewing and cooking.  Read more...


WSMI founder passes away at 91

Thu, 11 Jun 2015 12:45:27 CDT
Hayward Talley, founder and longtime president of WSMI Radio, passed away Wednesday at the age of 91. Mr. Talley was born in Springfield on November 3, 1923 and raised in Piasa. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Emma; their two sons, Brian and Kevin; four grandchildren, Jackie, Nick, Chandler and Anna. Mr.  Read more...


11th Annual Summer Concert Series

Tue, 09 Jun 2015 06:48:24 CDT
Benld -- The Coal Country Chamber of Commerce will hold its 11th Annual Summer Concert series tonight at Benld City Park. The park will open at 6 pm and the concert will begin at 7 pm. The concert and parking are free. Food and refreshments will be available.  Read more...


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