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MCCA Birthday Celebration

Fri, 27 May 2016 13:05:24 CDT
The Montgomery County Cancer Association will host their annual Birthday celebration on June 11 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Taylor Springs. According to chairperson Wally Siltman, this event is important to the community every year.  Read more...

"Bath Salt" Bill Passes Unanimously

Wed, 25 May 2016 09:01:22 CDT
On Monday, May 23, State Representative Avery Bourne talked with WSMI News about a bill she and State Senator Andy Manar co-sponsored that would make the sale of the synthetic drug, commonly known as "bath salts," a class three felony.  Read more...

"Bath Salt" Bill Passes Unanimously

Wed, 25 May 2016 08:57:06 CDT
On Monday, May 23, State Representative Avery Bourne talked with WSMI News about a bill she and State Senator Andy Manar co-sponsored that would make the sale of the synthetic drug, commonly known as "bath salts," a class three felony.  Read more...

Tourism Breakfast

Tue, 24 May 2016 08:52:41 CDT
A free community breakfast to discuss tourism will be held Tuesday, June 7 from 7:30-8:45am in the Woodson Business Center at Blackburn College. Carlinville businesses, civic groups, and anyone interested in Illinois toursim, preservation and Route 66 are encouraged to attend.  Read more...

Royal Lakes Man

Tue, 17 May 2016 09:24:09 CDT
Remains found in February near Royal Lakes reportedly are the remains of a missing Royal Lakes man. Macoupin County Sheriff Shawn Kahl and Macoupin County Coroner Brad Targhetta have confirmed the remains found in a creek bed in rural Bunker Hill on February 15, 2016 ar those of Joseph Wilson of Mulberry Avenue.  Read more...

Annual Italian American Days Festival

Fri, 13 May 2016 09:15:37 CDT
The Italian Club of Benld will hold the 63rd Annual Italian-American Days Festival on May 27, 28, 29 and 30th in the Benld City Park. The week-end begins with the park opening at 4pm on Friday, May 27th. Swyear Amusements will offer carnival armbands from 6pm until 10pm for $20.  Read more...

Fatal Traffic Crash Charges

Mon, 09 May 2016 09:50:55 CDT
Macoupin County State's Attorney Jennifer A. Watson has announced that a Medora woman has been charged in a traffic crash resulting in the death of her mother. 20 year old Caylee N. Durham was charged with Aggravated Driving Under the influence of Drugs. Judge Joshua A. Meyer set bond at $30,000 with the 10% rule to apply.  Read more...

Illinois Warrior Assistance Program

Tue, 03 May 2016 09:11:48 CDT
The Illinois Warrior Assistance Program has launched a campaign to help veterans and their families across the state of Illinois, who need help with the emotional, medical or legal challenges resulting from their services.  Read more...

Blood Drive to Feature Car Give Away

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 09:57:01 CDT
The upcoming Carlinville Area Hospital Auxiliary blood drive will be anything but ordinary. Scheduled for noon until 6pm at the Carlinville Elks Lodge on Wednesday, May 4, this dirve is part is part of a new campaign to present a winner with an automobile.  Read more...

Blackburn Spring Fling Concert

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:57:45 CDT
The Blackburn College Choir, Blackburn Band and Blackburn Voices will be presenting their annual Spring Fling Concert on May 2 at 7pm. The concert will be held in Bothwell Auditorium located on the Blackburn College campus.  Read more...

Spring Into Health Expo

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 10:12:32 CDT
The Spring Into Health Expo will be held on Tuesday, April 26 in Staunton. The event will be held in the Crystal Ballroom from 9:00am until 1:00pm and is for all ages. There will be free health screenings, demonstration and informational booths.  Read more...

Memory and Aging Network Funding

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 09:59:24 CDT
The Memory and Aging Network in Illinois could experience cuts in staff, sites and research if $500,000 is not raised by the end of May. The Memory and Aging Network was created after legislation in 1985 set up Alzheimer's programming in Illinois.  Read more...

Heroes of the Heartland Nominations

Mon, 04 Apr 2016 09:01:01 CDT
The American Red Cross serving south central Illinois is seeking nominations for the 2016 Heroes of the Heartland Awards. The awards honor individuals and groups in this area, who embody the mission of the Red Cross by showing great bravery, dedication and service to the community.  Read more...

Sky View Drive-In Opening

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 09:29:02 CDT
A Route 66 business in Litchfield celebrates 66 years and the new owners will open for the season tonight. The Sky View Drive-in, one of the last remaining original drive-ins on Route 66, was purchased on March 1st by Mindy Pastrovich and her husband, Nick. Mindy says they decided to purchase the drive-in as a business venture.  Read more...

Bremer Bird and Flower Walks

Thu, 31 Mar 2016 12:44:57 CDT
Opportunities to see and hear springtime will take place in April at Bremer Sanctuary in Hillsboro. The 203 acre site is operated by volunteers of the Illinois Audubon Society. The first event will be the annual spring bird walk on Saturday. Expert birders will be on hand to identify birds seen during the walk.  Read more...

Local Author Book Signing

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 11:17:40 CDT
A local author will sign copies of his “police thriller” book at the Farmersville-Waggoner Public Library on Saturday. Author Ed Traylor of Waggoner retired in 2009 after a career with the Illinois State Police. He was headquartered in Litchfield for part of his career. Traylor began writing “The Crossing” in 2010.  Read more...

DAR Event

Tue, 29 Mar 2016 09:32:05 CDT
An upcoming event will give local students the opportunity to create a project to honor veterans. The First Annual Vietnam War 50th Commemoration Event is being put on by the Christiana Tillson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  Read more...

Camp SOAR Work Day

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 08:34:17 CDT
This year's camping season begins next month at Camp SOAR. The camp is available for both Girl Scouts and for the public to use for camping or events. Beth Allen is the Scott Outdoor Adventure Retreat Marketing and Events Manager.  Read more...

American Legion Youth Police Program

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 10:03:38 CDT
Officials with the Illinois State Police and the American Legion have announced plans for the 44th Annual American Legion Youth Police Camp. The camp will again be held at the Illinois State Police Academy in Springfield and will run from June 26 through July 1, 2016.  Read more...

March for Meals

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 10:53:35 CDT
A yearly campaign takes place this month to raise awareness for home bound senior citizens who rely on their local Meals on Wheels program. According to a press release from Meals on Wheels America, the month-long “March for Meals” campaign started as a way to commemorate the month in 1972.  Read more...

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