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Cherry‘s Grocery Store

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:25:47 CDT
The Girard Chamber of Commerce will hold a reception for Jim and Dawn Cherry Thursday evening from 5 until 7pm at Doc‘s Soda Fountain in Girard. The event will mark the ending of the Cherry owned family grocery stores in Girard which spanned three generations. A formal presentatin to the Cherrys will be made at 6:00pm.  Read more...


Carlinville Rotary Food Drive

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:41:04 CDT
The Carlinville Rotary Club is sponsoring a food drive for the Good Samaritan Food Pantry at Carl‘s IGA on Saturday, April 26 from 8am until 1pm The Rotary Club will accept food or monetary donations. All donations raised stay in the local community to help residents in the Carlinville School District.  Read more...


Benld Ecycling Day

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:53:41 CDT
The Coal Country Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the City of Benld and Madison Communications, will hold and "Ecycling Day" on Saturday, April 26, at the Benld Civic Center. Anything metal with a cord will be accepted, including TV‘s , computers, printers, VCR‘s, plus small and large appliances.  Read more...


State 4-H Shooting Sports Shoot

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:18:07 CDT
Illinois 4-H members will compete in the first Illinois 4-H Shooting Sports State Shoot on Saturday, May 31 at the Brittany Shooting Park in Bunker Hill. Macoupin County will be the host for the first ever 4-H Shooting Sports State Shoot. The shoot is open to 4-H members only. Youth must have been 14-18 years of age on Jan.  Read more...


U.S. Academies Night in Godfrey

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:41:17 CDT
U.S. Representatives Rodney Davis and John Shimkus will be hosting an "Academy Night" in Godfrey this month. The event in Godfrey will be held on Monday, April 28th, at 7:00pm in the Commons Room at Lewis and Clark Community College.  Read more...


Eagle Zinc Could Be Cleaned Up This Year

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:36:35 CDT
(Hillsboro)--Clean up at the Eagle Zinc site in Hillsboro could begin later this year under a plan released by the EPA. According to the EPA, plans will include the demolition of the 22 buildings on the site.  Read more...


Mt. Olive Warning Siren

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:34:35 CDT
A new warning siren has been installed and is operating in the city of Mt. Olive. According to Ryan Dugger, Chief of Police, all of the testing of the new siren has been completed and the new siren will have serveral different sounds that residents should remember. There will be a 5pm siren each day with an eight second solid tone.  Read more...


Drug Arrest in Nokomis

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:22:52 CDT
(Hillsboro)--On Wednesday morning, the South Central Illinois Drug Task Force, along with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office arrested a Mascoutah man in Nokomis on drug related charges. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Scott Hassebrock was taken into custody pending formal charges and a bond hearing.  Read more...


Two Winning Lottery Tickets Sold in Carlinville

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 10:35:42 CDT
Two winning Illinois Lottery tickets were sold at the same location in Carlinville on Sunday, April 6th. According to Illinois Lottery officials two winning Lucky Day lottery tickets were sold at the Fast Stop located on North Broad street. The winning tickets, each worth $125,000 matched all five winning numbers.  Read more...


Macoupin County 4-H Week

Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:59:10 CDT
University of Illinois Extension Macoupin County takes the opportunity of National Volunteer Week April 6-13, 2014, to celebrate 4-H adult and youth volunteers who guide and support 4-H in Macoupin County. This week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek ways to engage in their community.  Read more...


MEDP Golf Fundraiser

Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:21:04 CDT
Macoupin Economic Development Partnership will be hosting "Birdies, Bogeys, and Business Golf Outing" on Friday May 9 at Timber Lakes Golf Course in Staunton. The outing is a 2 man scrable/shotgun start at noon with registration from 11:00am until noon.  Read more...


FutureGen Public Comment

Wed, 02 Apr 2014 09:00:45 CDT
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting public comments on a plan to inject carbon dioxide beneath Morgan County. FutureGen Industrial Alliance wants to capture carbon dioxide from a coal-burning power plant in Meredosia, then inject it into underground wells near Jacksonville.  Read more...


County Residents Asked To Avoid Burning

Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:09:14 CDT
(Hillsboro)--Montgomery County Board Chairman Roy Hertel is reminding county residents that despite the forcasts of rain, conditions in the county is still very dry and residents should be careful with outside fires or avoid burning if possible. Residents are asked to not burn unless they can control the fire.  Read more...


4-H Shooting Sports

Fri, 28 Mar 2014 10:38:45 CDT
The Macoupin County 4-H Shooting Sports Program recently received a grant of $2395 from the National Rifle Association Foundation. The grant helped to fund new archery equipment. The Macoupin County 4-H Shooting Sports Program started in 2011 and has over fifty 4-H members.  Read more...


Macoupin County Fair Admission

Wed, 26 Mar 2014 09:50:55 CDT
The Macoupin County Fair will have a new admission policy this year. Those attending the Macoupin County Fair this year will pay a $5.00 per person admission charge. With the $5.00 charge, individuals will have unlimted access to the carnival rides with no additional charge.  Read more...


Hillsboro Appoints New Commissioner

Wed, 26 Mar 2014 09:00:19 CDT
(Hillsboro)--A new city commissioner was appointed during the Hillsboro City Council meeting Tuesday night. The Hillsboro City Council accepted the resignation from Commissioner Bruce Holcomb during their meeting. In his letter, Holcomb thanked the staff and city for all of their help during this time in office.  Read more...


World Record Attempt at Blackburn

Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:23:45 CDT
Blackburn College will host a Guinness World Record attempt for the longest soccer marathon on April 10-13. Benefitting St. Louis Children‘s Hospital, the game will be played from 1:00pm, April 10 through 5:00pm, April 13, at the Blackburn College Soccer Stadium in Carlinville.  Read more...


Staunton Ecycling

Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:45:17 CDT
Individuals wanting to get rid of old electronics will have the chance nex month in Staunton. Madison Communications will hold a ecycling event on Saturday, April 5, 2014, from 9am until noon at their office in Staunton. Electronics such as computers, keyboards, small appliances and televisions will be accepted.  Read more...


County Residents Asked To Limit Burning

Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:08:48 CDT
(Hillsboro)--Montgomery County Board Chairman Roy Hertel is asking residents to be extremely careful with outside fires and to avoid burning if possible because of increased numbers of ground and timber fires in the past week. Residents are asked not to burn unless they can monitor and control the fire.  Read more...


Macoupin Little Miss and Mister

Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:13:50 CDT
The Macoupin County Fair is looking for 5 and 6 year olds in the Macoupin County area for the 2014 Little Miss and Mister Pageant. This year‘s pageant will take place on Wednesday, June 25th. Children may not be younger than 5 or older than 6 by the pageant date in order to be eligible.  Read more...


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