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Free Seniors Fraud Seminar

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:38:50 CDT
A free Seniors Fraud Seminar will be held in Gillespie on Monday, May 1st. Attendees will learn how to protect themselves and family members from scam artists and fraudulent businesses. Information will be presented on identity theft, how to check credit reports and how to file a consumer fraud complaint.  Read more...


Annual Montgomery CEO Trade Show is May 2

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:04:49 CDT
The Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities Board of Directors is inviting the public to attend the second annual Montgomery CEO Trade Show. The program is the culminating activity of a year-long entrepreneurship course open to Montgomery County High School Seniors.  Read more...


Ryan Payne Arrested for Alleged Arson

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:54:20 CDT
Authorities have now arrested two suspects allegedly involved in the fire that occurred at Payne's Tire and Auto in Hillsboro last year. Ryan Payne (pictured at right), 38, of Hillsboro, was arrested by Bond County Sheriff's officials Tuesday evening during a traffic stop.  Read more...


County Board Approves CBA with Sheriff's Dept.

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:21:11 CDT
The Montgomery County Board approved a new Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Sheriff's Department Fraternal Order of Police at their meeting April 11. The board met during closed session towards the beginning of their meeting to discuss the matter.  Read more...


3 Arrested for Drugs and Weapons in Litchfield

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:13:15 CDT
Three Hillsboro residents were arrested in Litchfield last Thursday evening on drugs and weapons charges. At 9:20 p.m. Thursday, April 13, a Montgomery County Sheriff's Deputy stopped a vehicle for a suspected traffic violation at the intersection of Union Avenue and Van Buren Street.  Read more...


Macoupin County Tails Fundraiser

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:55:33 CDT
Macoupin County Tails will hold their 10th Annual Benefit Banquet and Auction on Saturday, April 22, in the Bates building on the Macoupin County Fair grounds. Doors will open at 5:00pm and a cater meal by Jo Danni's catering will be served at 6:00pm. Musical entertainment will be by the Glendale Riders.  Read more...


Police Searching for Hillsboro Man Accused of Arson

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 09:44:32 CDT
Police are searching for a Hillsboro man accused of arson in connection with a business fire last year. Arrest warrants were issued Wednesday for Ryan Payne, 38, of Hillsboro, and William Hirsch, 50, of Coffeen. Hirsch was taken into custody for the warrant at Payne's Tire and Auto in Hillsboro on Wednesday at noon.  Read more...


Macoupin County Little Miss Pageant

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 09:05:15 CDT
The Macoupin County Fair is looking for 5 and 6 year old girls in the Macoupin County area to participate in the 2017 Little Miss Macoupin County Fair Pageant. This years pageant will take place on Thursday, July 6 at 7pm. Children may not be younger than 5 or older than 6 years of age by the pageant date in order to be eligible.  Read more...


Katie Wilson Visits with Local Beekeeper

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:42:43 CDT
What's all the buzz about? Katie Wilson spent the day with local beekeeper, Ron Niehaus, of rural Fillmore. Ron has hives throughout the WSMI listening area and sells his local honey at Sullivan's Drugs locations. Local honey has many benefits, including relief from allergy symptoms.  Read more...


Litchfield Chamber To Resume Farmers Markets

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:10:39 CDT
The Litchfield Chamber of Commerce has announced that their annual Farmers and Community Market will open again on Friday, April 14. The market will be held every Monday and Friday afternoon beginning at 2 on the north side of Library Park.  Read more...


High Speed Rail Public Meeting

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 09:58:57 CDT
The Illinois Department of Transportation will host a public meeting Wednesday, April 12, to discuss the upcoming construction schedule for the Chicago-to-St. Louis high speed rail program.  Read more...


Macoupin County Fatal Accident

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 09:34:28 CDT
One person is dead following a single vehicle accident Friday north of Modesto. According to Illinois State Police, 27 year old Mason Dougherty of Kane was driving a 2003 Chevrolet SUV southbound of Rt. 111 when the vehicle left the roadway at 8:30am. The vehicle struck a utility pole and rolled over before coming to rest.  Read more...


Macoupin Consolidated Election

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 09:26:37 CDT
Voter turnout in Macoupin County was just short of 25% in Tuesday's Consolidated Election. All results from the election are unofficial until canvassed and write in votes for various offices will not be available until Friday, April 7, 2017.  Read more...


Montgomery County Election Results

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 07:44:51 CDT
Tuesday's Consolidated Election saw two different tax questions in Montgomery County receive very different results.  Read more...


Litchfield Ag Teacher Not Retained

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 09:20:34 CDT
The Litchfield School Board elected not to re-hire the high school agriculture teacher during a special board meeting that was held last Thursday. After returning from closed session, the board voted to approve a resolution of non-reemployment for David Belusko for the 2017-2018 school year. The motion carried unanimously.  Read more...


Mark Brazel Joins Race for Montgomery County Sheriff

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 09:46:27 CDT
Another candidate has joined the race for Montgomery County Sheriff in 2018. Mark Brazel, a 22-year veteran of law enforcement, has announced his candidacy for the position, joining current Montgomery County Undersheriff Rick Robbins and Deputy Scott Woods.  Read more...


April Fool's Joke with Terry Todt

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 14:09:37 CDT
Terry Todt and Tim Mize play an April Fool's joke that left some wondering if Terry is leaving WSMI. He's not it was just a joke. Listen to the bit here.....  Read more...


Joe Page Bridge Lane Restrictions

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:31:44 CDT
The Illinois Department of Transportation is advising motorists that the Joe Page Bridge carrying IL Rt. 16/100 over the Illinois River will be restricted to one lane beginning on Monday, April 3. Temporary traffic signals will be installed to maintain two-way traffic through this area.  Read more...


Greene County Health Fair

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:48:02 CDT
The Greene County Health Department, in cooperation with Boyd Healthcare Services, Knights of Columbus, Lions Clubs of Greene County, Greene County Farm Bureau, Gable Family Pharmacy and Pharmacy Plus, is sponsoring a Health Fair for people of all ages on Wednesday, March 29, from 7:00am until Noon at the Knights of Columbus Hall...  Read more...


2 Cited for Retail Theft at Hillsboro IGA

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:53:41 CDT
Two people were cited for retail theft at IGA in Hillsboro on Monday morning. At 9:06 a.m., the Hillsboro Police Department was requested to respond to the grocery store in reference to a shoplifter they had detained. After speaking with management, officers cited Kimberly Deck, 40, of Witt, with Retail Theft.  Read more...


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