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Local News

A "Magical" Run for Professor Longhair

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 12:20:47 CDT
When you live in a small community like Montgomery or Macoupin County, you never know what kind of people you're going to come across. Even small towns have their characters. There are those who keep their head down and work. Those who are always out on the town; and there are those who entertain because they love what they do.  Read more...


Carlinville Man Arrested

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 09:19:10 CDT
A 29-year old Carlinville man is in the Macoupin County jail following an incident early this morning just northwest of Virden. The Macoupin County Sheriff’s Office reported that just before 6:00 this morning, a suspicious pick up truck was parked at a residence on Greenland Road.  Read more...


Without Budget, Hillsboro Schools Can Stay Open Through February

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:02:29 CDT
As the deadline for the next fiscal year nears, school districts in the state continue to grow worried about the possiblity of not being able to open their doors in the fall.  Read more...


Macoupin Tax Bills

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:35:51 CDT
Macoupin County Treasurer Anne Boehm has announced that the 2015 real estate tax bills will be mailed Friday, June 24th. Approximately 38,000 tax bills are being prepared for mailing with a total current tax extension of $43,918,264.34.  Read more...


Hillsboro School Board President Resigns

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 11:05:00 CDT
The Hillsboro school district hosted their June school board meeting on Tuesday evening. The meeting began with the formal resignation of one of the board members. Board President Bill Clinard sent an email to board members on June 3, stating that he would be resigning from the board due to medical reasons, effective immediately.  Read more...


Macoupin Relay for Life

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:11:44 CDT
The Macoupin County Relay for Life will be held this Saturday, June 25th from 4pm to 11pm at the Macoupin County Fairgrounds. This year's theme is Tailgating for a Cure and teams are planning to set up tailgating sites around a walking track. Everyone is invited to bring a truck to park or bring lawn chairs to enjoy the event.  Read more...


Macoupin Relay for Life

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:03:17 CDT
The Macoupin County Relay for Life will be held this Saturday, June 25th from 4pm to 11pm at the Macoupin County Fairgrounds. This year's theme is Tailgating for a Cure and teams are planning to set up tailgating sites around a walking track. Everyone is invited to bring a truck to park or bring lawn chairs to enjoy the event.  Read more...


Mental Health Options in Montgomery County

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 11:23:22 CDT
The Montgomery County Health Department offers a vast array of options for residents dealing with health problems; but what local residents may not realize is that the department also has a mental health division.  Read more...


Health Screenings

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 10:19:13 CDT
On Thursday, June 30th the Macoupin County Public Health Department will host a free Men's Health Screening from 8am until noon at 805 North Broad Street in Carlinville. The free screening will include a prostate cancer blood test screening, a blood pressure screening and a colon cancer take home kit.  Read more...


Litchfield Man Pleads Guilty to Manufacturing Methamphetamine

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:12:12 CDT
A Litchfield man pleaded guilty on June 15, for participation in methamphetamine manufacturing. 49 year old Roger Perkins was sentenced to 24 years incarceration in the illinois department of corrections by the Honorable Judge James Roberts for the class X felony and was ordered to pay court costs and a $3,000 drug assessment.  Read more...


New Hires at Litchfield School Board Meeting

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 12:38:15 CDT
The Litchfield school district had their regularly scheduled school board meeting on Thursday, June 16th at 7pm. The board went into closed session at 8:10 and returned at 9:36 to address personnel matters in the district.  Read more...


Veterans Caravan June 18

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 08:50:06 CDT
A Veteran's Caravan will be visting various locations in southern Macoupin County on Saturday. The Veteran's Caravan will begin at 9:00am in Mt. Olive. Stops are scheduled for the Mt.  Read more...


Hillsboro Area Hospital Free Summer Lunch Program

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 12:24:25 CDT
One of the largest problems children throughout the country face during the summer is finding meals for lunch. Hillsboro Area Hospital, in conjunction with the USDA and Illinois State Board of Education, is hosting a free summer lunch program for children ages eighteen and under through July 29th.  Read more...


Jersey County Fatal

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 09:00:24 CDT
One person is dead following a motorcycle accident Saturday in Jersey County. According to Illinois State Police, 34 year old Brett Cankar of Bellelville was driving a 2015 Harley-Davidson southbound on IL Rt. 100, near Dabbs Road, when the motorcycle left the roadway and struck a guardrail at 7:37pm.  Read more...


Geriatric Theatre Tickets

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 10:01:47 CDT
Geriatric Theatre, the senior division of Summer Repertory Theatre at Blackburn College has announced that tickets for its June 23 through June 26 performances of Murder at the Ok Corral are available at CNB Bank and Trust, Carlinville Public Library or online at blackburnsummerrep.org.  Read more...


Carlinville Library Sumer Reading Program

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 09:50:00 CDT
Carlinville Public Library will kick off the Summer Reading Program with the popular Serengeti Steve, the Reptile Guy on Friday, June 10 at 1pm. Kids and adults are welcome to come watch as he shows all kinds of reptiles, arachnids and other creatures and allows the audience to get involved.  Read more...


Law Enforcement Torch Run

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 08:55:22 CDT
On Wednesday, June 8th law enforcement from the area will be participating in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Officers from the Illinois State Police, Macoupin County Sheriff's Office, Gillespie, Carlinville, Girard and Virden Police Departments will be participating in the run.  Read more...


Budget Impasse Won't Stop Montgomery County Fair

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 08:41:05 CDT
With the state of Illinois still without a budget, fair organizations are being devastated by cuts. Despite the financial struggles of the state, Myrna Moore says the Mongtomery County Fair is able to proceed as normal thanks to the generosity of the people in the county.  Read more...


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 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...


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