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Masks Remain a Requirement at HSHS St Francis and other HSHS facilities

Mon, 17 May 2021 19:36:50 CDT
HSHS Hospitals are staying the course when it comes to wearing of masks. While the CDC has announced that people fully vaccinated against Covid-19 can stop wearing masks indoors and outdoors, that guidance doesnt’ extend to health care facilities and high risk settings. Therefore, HSHS St.  Read more...


Weekly Crop Progress & Conditions

Mon, 17 May 2021 16:01:45 CDT
There were 4.2 days suitable for field work during the week ending May 16, 2021. Statewide, the average temperature was 52.3 degrees, 9.7 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 0.40 inches, 0.54 inches below normal.  Read more...


Vaccine Clinic in Gillespie Ages 12 and Older

Sat, 15 May 2021 08:54:27 CDT
Macoupin County Public Health Department will be holding a vaccine clinic for ages 12 and up on Tuesday, May 18 from 5-7pm. The clinic will be a drive thru clinic with check-in starting at the Gillespie Civic Center. Registration is required and there are special rules for children 12-15.  Read more...


Highland Masons Rocking Through Weekend For Two Great Causes

Sat, 15 May 2021 08:39:03 CDT
They’re having a rocking good time for two great causes in Highland. Since Friday, at 6pm the Masons have been rocking their rocking chairs non stop on the east porch of the Masonic Building through whatever weather Mother Nature may bring.  Read more...


Leitheiser Objects to Proposed Fee Hike

Fri, 14 May 2021 12:33:06 CDT
Montgomery County Clerk/Recorder Sandy Leitheiser joins other County Clerk/Recorders throughout Illinois who are speaking out against a proposed fee increase for land documents recorded by customers in that office. According to Leitheiser, House Bill 3878 has passed the Illinois House and is at the Senate committee level now.  Read more...


Hillsboro Spring Cleanup Needs Volunteers

Fri, 14 May 2021 12:29:57 CDT
It’s take two for Imagine Hillsboro as they will take to the streets Saturday (5/15) for the Hillsboro Spring Cleanup. The event was cancelled last weekend due to expected rain. This weekend, they’re hoping more volunteers can help out, especially high schoolers needing 11th hour community service credit.  Read more...


Upcoming Road Closure in Litchfield

Fri, 14 May 2021 12:13:13 CDT
If your daily commute takes you through Litchfield, be prepared for a route change. Route 16 also known as Union Avenue through Litchfield will be closed from Adams to Clinton Street for repairs to the railroad grade crossings.  Read more...


Upcoming Road Closure in Litchfield

Fri, 14 May 2021 12:08:30 CDT
If your daily commute takes your through Litchfield, be prepared for a route change. Route 16 also known as Union Avenue through Litchfield will be closed from Adams to Clinton Street for repairs to the railroad grade crossings.  Read more...


Montgomery Co. Board Consolidates Membership

Thu, 13 May 2021 16:27:28 CDT
The Montgomery County Board believes there is strength in numbers, fewer numbers. This week, the board voted to cut its ranks by a third from 21 to 14. The board will continue to operate with with seven districts but with 2 members instead of 3 in each.  Read more...


Potential Covid Vaccines for 12-15 Year Olds

Thu, 13 May 2021 13:02:08 CDT
The Montgomery County Health Department is preparing for potential Covid 19 vaccinations of 12 to 15 year olds, now that the Food and Drug Administration has cleared the way for them to receive the Pfizer vaccine. The department is building a vaccine waiting list for that age range.  Read more...


Korean War Veteran Returns Home Through Route 48

Mon, 10 May 2021 12:49:59 CDT
This evening, a hero of the Korean War is coming home, 70 years after he was killed in action.  Read more...


Vendors Sought for Bicentennial

Mon, 10 May 2021 12:31:46 CDT
The Montgomery County Bicentennial Committee says the more the merrier when it comes to vendors at the June 5th celebration at the county fairgrounds in Butler. Businesses, vendors, crafters and and individuals are invited. Items made in Montgomery County are encouraged.  Read more...


Panhandle Schools Seeking Board Member

Fri, 07 May 2021 09:16:45 CDT
When filing was complete for the Panhandle School Board races, the district came up one candidate short. Now there's a chance to be on the board without being on the ballot. The Panhandle School District is accepting applications to fill the vacancy on the school board.  Read more...


Hillsboro City Cleanup Winds Down

Fri, 07 May 2021 09:11:46 CDT
The City of Hillsboro will have dumpsters available from 7 am to 2 pm through Saturday, May 8th for residents who wish to dispose of household items. The dumpsters will be at the City maintenance building, 722 City Lake Rd., at the entrance to the Old Lake Park.  Read more...


Pickers Market is Back. More on Covid Changes and Street Closures

Fri, 07 May 2021 08:59:02 CDT
The Grand Re-opening of the Litchfield Pickers Market is FINALLY here! In conjunction with Mother’s Day, the Litchfield Pickers Market will re-open for the first time since 2019 starting at 9 AM on Sunday, May 9, 2021. This portable vintage and antique market will be open from 9 AM – 3 PM in Downtown Litchfield (use 400 N.  Read more...


Urgent/Correction-Search Is On for Missing Gillespie Man

Thu, 06 May 2021 21:16:54 CDT
Gillespie Police are looking for a missing 20-year-old man with autism. Desi Parnel went on a walk this (Thursday) morning around 9:30 a.m. on Highway 138 in the direction of Mt Olive according to KMOV TV. Family members say he did not return and they fear he is lost and will not speak with anyone.  Read more...


Urgent-Search Is On for Missing Gillespie Man

Thu, 06 May 2021 21:08:25 CDT
Gillespie Police are looking for a missing 20-year-old man with autism. Desi Parnel went on a walk this (Thursday) morning around 9:30 a.m. on Highway 138 in the direction of Mt Olive according to KMOV TV. Family members say he did not return and they fear he is lost and will speak with anyone.  Read more...


Litchfield Wal Mart Reopens

Wed, 05 May 2021 16:57:54 CDT
Less than 48 hours after fire, smoke and water left behind a damaged building and damaged inventory, the resillient team at Litchfield's Wal-Mart has put the store back in business. It's welcome news for the City of Litchfield as sales taxes will once again flow from the Big Box store.  Read more...


Carlinville Food Pantry New Thursday Night Hours

Wed, 05 May 2021 11:09:49 CDT
The Carlinville Food Pantry on the Carlinville Square will have new hours on Thursday nights from 5 to 6:30 pm. Individuals must be residents of the Carlinville School District to recieve food. The pantry will continue normal daytime hours.  Read more...


Virden Covid Vaccine Friday

Wed, 05 May 2021 09:08:01 CDT
Macoupin County Public Health Department will be offering a Covid 19 vaccine clinic at the Virden Fire Department on Friday,May 7th from 11:30am until 1:30pm. Available will be Johnson and Johnson single dose for those 18 years of age and older, Pfizer first and second dose for those 16 years of age and older.  Read more...


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