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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...


Red Cross Hero Nominations

Mon, 08 Jun 2015 09:07:41 CDT
The American Red Cross serving south central Illinois seeks nominations for local heroes. Nominations will be accepted for the categories of Civic, Community, Healthcare, Military, Public Safety, Senior, Youth and Workplace.  Read more...


Summer Heat and Exercise

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 13:22:19 CDT
The combination of summer heat and exercise often brings heat exhaustion and dehydration. Teamwork Rehab Supervisor of Rehab Services Melissa Vangiesen says to make sure you get the correct amount of water intake while exercising, you should moniter your weight.  Read more...


Hillsboro High School Scholarship 2015

Thu, 28 May 2015 16:51:31 CDT
Hillsboro High School Scholarships 2015 McWilliams Family Law Scholarship -Michael Ginos, Erika Satterlee National Honor Society Scholarship-Cole Deming, Alexis Hefley Jessie Goldsmith Memorial Scholarship-Jaicie Halleman, Tristan Sanford Interact Club Scholarship-Cole Deming Louis & Temple Marsch...  Read more...


Trailblazers Challenge

Thu, 28 May 2015 16:38:56 CDT
A Trailblazer Challenge takes place throughout the summer in Montgomery County. Fusion Fitness and Aquatics in Hillsboro and the Montgomery County Natural Area Guardians sponsor the challenge.  Read more...


Macoupin County Rabies

Thu, 28 May 2015 10:05:49 CDT
Macoupin County has had a number of rabies cases in the month of May and the public should be careful when encountering unknown animals.  Read more...


Take It To Town June 13

Fri, 22 May 2015 10:05:43 CDT
Volunteer workers for the 2015 Take It To Town in Carlinville can now review the list of work sites and sign-up to work on June 13 from 8:30am until 4pm. Volunteers will enjoy a free supper and fellowship time at the Zion Lutheran Church.  Read more...


Lincolnwood High School Scholarships and Awards 2015

Thu, 21 May 2015 15:00:16 CDT
Lincolnwood High School Scholarships & Awards 2015 Veteran Assistance Task Force Scholarship - Jeffrey Gulley Kenneth & Jean Lewey Scholarship - Ailie Elmore, Trevor Wagner Educational Foundation Scholarship ($500) - Jeffrey Gulley, Trevor Wagner, Haley Hough, Crystal Corso, Abigail Arter, Tanner Butler Selma J.  Read more...


Litchfield High School Scholarships 2015

Thu, 21 May 2015 12:29:23 CDT
Litchfield High School Scholarships 2015 McDonald's Youth Achievement Award ($100) - William "Kinder" Guthrie McDonald's Fine Arts Scholarship ($200) - Hannah Nail Currie-Mullins Scholarship ($250) - Kayla Law, Taylor Maulding Food and Agribusiness Scholarship ($500) - Alison Heard FFA Alumni Scholarship ($500) -...  Read more...


Spring Cleaning Recycling

Thu, 21 May 2015 11:26:08 CDT
Warmer spring weather often means opening windows and spring cleaning. Many items get thrown away and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports that 85 percent or 12 million tons of all unwanted clothing ends up in the garbage and in landfills every year.  Read more...


Litchfield Park District: Brubaker Playground and Water Therapy

Mon, 18 May 2015 14:41:43 CDT
Groundbreaking for a new playground takes place this weekend. The Brubaker Playground will be built by the Litchfield Park District. President of the Litchfield Park District John Leonard says the groundbreaking begins at 11:30am at Davis Park, next to Memorial Pool.  Read more...


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