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Shrek the Musical

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:02:50 CDT
Summer Repertory Theatre at Blackburn College will present Shrek the Musical in August. The performances well be held in Bothwell Auditorium on the Blackburn campus in Carlinville on August 4, 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 7:30pm and August 7 and 14 at 2pm.  Read more...


Litchfield Brush Drop-off

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 08:35:38 CDT
Until furhter notice, the city of Litchfield will no longer allow brush to be dropped off at the City Street Shed facility. For the time being, residents must deliver brush to the city facility on South Adams Street Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 3:00pm. Brush may only be dropped off during open hours.  Read more...


Hires at the Nokomis School Board July Meeting

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 09:31:33 CDT
The Nokomis school board voted on employment changes during their monthly meeting on Tuesday evening. After returning to open session, the board approved the hire of Brandon Engelman as the high school varsity girls basketball coach – replacing longtime coach Rachelle McDowell who resigned last month.  Read more...


Carlinville Muni Band

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 09:34:43 CDT
The Carlinville Municipal Band will present its fifth concert of the 2016 summer season Friday evening July 22 from the gazebo on the square. The free concert entitled "Images of Fantasy" will be begin at 7:00pm. The program will highlight music from "Wicked" and selections from Disney's "Fantasia".  Read more...


Mulberry Grove man killed on motorcycle

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 12:32:00 CDT
The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help in locating a tow truck that was involved in a fatal motorcycle crash east of Van Burensburg on Burg road north of Route 185 on Sunday evening.  Read more...


Back to School Health Fair

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 08:54:20 CDT
Maple Street Clinic will be hosting a Back to School Fair on Thursday, July 21 from 9am until 4pm at the Macoupin County Public Health Department located at 805 North Broad St. in Carlinville. The event will feature school and/or sport physicals and immunizations from 9am until 4pm.  Read more...


Back to School Health Fair

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 08:49:58 CDT
Maple Street Clinic will be hosting a Back to School Fair on Thursday, July 21 from 9am until 4pm at the Macoupin County Public Health Department located at 805 North Broad St. in Carlinville. The event will feature school and/or sport physicals and immunizations from 9am until 4pm.  Read more...


Legislation Honors 2 Hillsboro Veterans

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 10:59:19 CDT
Legislation to commend and honor two Hillsboro veterans who lost their lives in the Vietnam War was recently unanimously adopted by both the Illinois House and Senate. Senate Joint Resolutions 33 and 34, sponsored by State Representative Avery Bourne and State Senator Andy Manar, recognize U.S.  Read more...


Pickers Market Resumes Sunday

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 08:18:42 CDT
The Litchfield Pickers Market will resume on Sunday, July 10th in downtown Litchfield. From 9am to 3pm beginning on the corner of Route 16 and State Street, Vendors will span blocks of downtown Litchfield selling antiques, vintage items, collectibles and more. All items sold at the pickers market must be prior to 1980.  Read more...


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...


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