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Missing 14-Year Old Girl Found in Garage

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:51:41 CDT
A 14-year old girl from Christian County who was reported missing last week has been found. Thanks to an observant citizen and a quick call to Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp, Tera Evanchak was found at approximately 6 p.m. Friday, October 14. Tera was seen coming from a house and going into a garage.  Read more...

Woman Injured in Friday Accident on I-55

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:16:07 CDT
One person was hurt in an accident that occurred Friday, October 14 involving two semis. According to the state police, a semi driven by Jasmin Puscul, 28, of Chicago, was northbound in I-55 when she attempted to avoid striking the rear of another semi, driven by Eugene Miller, 36, of Jasper, Indiana.  Read more...

Hillsboro Amends Mayor Pro-Tem Ordinance

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:23:47 CDT
At the Hillsboro City Council meeting Tuesday, October 11, the council addressed an ordinance that defines which commissioner would take over as Mayor Pro-Tem in the event that the Mayor is unable to perform his or her duties. Under the ordinance, the Commissioner of Streets and Public Improvements serves as the Mayor Pro-Tem.  Read more...

Irving Man Sentenced for Meth Manufacturing

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:24:20 CDT
An Irving man has pleaded guilty for his participation in methamphetamine manufacturing. Scott Haycraft, 51, pleaded guilty on Wednesday, October 12, and was sentenced to 29 years incarceration by Judge James Roberts for participation in methamphetamine manufacturing.  Read more...

Montgomery County Board Renews Health Insurance

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 10:02:50 CDT
For the second consecutive month, health insurance for Montgomery County employees was a much debated topic at the county board meeting Tuesday morning.  Read more...

Bremer Sanctuary to Host 2 October Events

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 09:19:10 CDT
Bremer Sanctuary just outside of Hillsboro has announced a couple of events they will be hosting during the month of October. First, the public is invited to the annual Owl Prowl and wiener roast at the sanctuary on Thursday, October 13, beginning at 5pm.  Read more...

Carlinville Chamber Dinner

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 09:39:18 CDT
Carlinville Chamber of Commerce will hold the 62nd Annual Chamber Dinner on Thursday October 20 in the Woodson Banquet Center at Blackburn College. Doors will open at 5:00pm and the dinner and program begin at 6:00pm. The official launch of the Macoupin County CEO program will be one of the features of the evening.  Read more...

Springfield Man Crashes Truck on I-55 Ramp

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 09:19:30 CDT
A Springfield man was charged with failure to reduce speed after crashing his truck on a ramp at Interstate 55 on Tuesday afternoon. According to the Illinois State Police, Norman Jackson, 68, was on the ramp from I-55 northbound to Illinois Route 54 East.  Read more...

CAH Auxiliary Scholarship

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 09:11:55 CDT
The Carlinville Area Hospital Auxiliary is urging Macoupin County high school students to apply for its Medical Scholarship. The first scholarship was awarded earlier this year and will be awarded again in the spring of 2017 to a deserving senior who plans to enter the medical field at an accredited college or university.  Read more...

Voter Registration Deadline October 11

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 08:25:31 CDT
The Montgomery County Clerk's Office reminds citizens that the last day for voter registration or to update registration name or address is Tuesday, October 11. Those wanting to vote in the general election November 8 may register until the deadline.  Read more...

St. Francis of Assisi to be Honored with Dinner

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 09:25:35 CDT
Each year, the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi is celebrated on October 4th in rememberance of St. Francis, the patron saint of the Hospital Sisters who founded H.S.H.S. St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. The Hospital will honor St.  Read more...

Litchfield Reunion Draws Over 400

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:31:59 CDT
The city of Litchfield hosted their all-year class reunion at the Community Center on Saturday evening. Litchfield Tourism Coordinator Sarah Waggoner says that there was a very good turnout of alumni from all over the country. 474 people in total attended the event, representing 53 different classes.  Read more...

Litchfield School Board Addresses Personnel Matters

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:24:30 CDT
The Litchfield School Board hed their monthly meeting on Thursday, September 22nd. After returning from executive session, the board addressed personnel matters in the district. A couple of volunteers were hired to assist with sports teams in the district.  Read more...

St. Francis Auxiliary to Host Home Tour

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:13:54 CDT
The H.S.H.S. St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary will be showcasing homes in Litchfield this weekend as part of a fundraiser to benefit a scholarship program for students pursuing degrees in the healthcare field. Six homes will be showcased on Sunday, September 25th during a tour that will take place from 12:30 to 4:30pm.  Read more...

Bourne Advisory Committees

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 08:51:58 CDT
State Representative Avery Bourne has been meeting with advisory committees throughout the month of September. The groups meet twice a year and are comprised of experts and concerned citizens from throughout the ninety-fifth district. The five committees include agriculture, education, healthcare, millennials, and veterans.  Read more...

Voter Registration Day Open House

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 09:28:17 CDT
National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, September 27th, and the Montgomery County Clerk's office is inviting the public to the early voting center for an open house.  Read more...

Bank & Trust Robbery Suspect in Custody

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:30:40 CDT
The suspect believed to be responsible for robbing Bank and Trust in Raymond last Tuesday is now in police custody. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, James Williams, 34, turned himself in at the Alton Police Department on Saturday.  Read more...

Bank & Trust Robbery Suspect in Custody

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:23:47 CDT
The suspect believed to be responsible for robbing Bank and Trust in Raymond last Tuesday is now in police custody. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, James Williams, 34, turned himself in at the Alton Police Department on Saturday.  Read more...

Raymond Bank & Trust Robbed

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:30:29 CDT
A person of interest has been named in the robbery that occurred at Bank and Trust in Raymond Tuesday. According to the Macoupin/Montgomery County Crimestoppers, James Williams, 34, has been named as the person of interest. Williams is said to be from the Springfield, Illinois area.  Read more...

Hit and Run Near Staunton

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 09:28:06 CDT
New information has been obtained concerning a hit and run north of Staunton on Sunday. According to Macoupin County Sheriff Shawn Kahl, a 55 year old man from St. Louis was riding a bike south on Rt.  Read more...

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