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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...

Macoupin Veterans Caravan on Saturday

Fri, 15 May 2015 10:21:21 CDT
The Macoupin Military Support Group will hold a county wide Veterans Caravan Saturday morning starting at 9:00am. Saturday is Armed Forces Day and the county wide Veterans Caravan will hava a northern route and southern route with a conclusion reception at the Gillespie Civic Center.  Read more...

Elizabeth Ann Seton Program

Thu, 14 May 2015 15:09:31 CDT
A local program that helps pregnant and parenting women will hold an event at the end of the month. The Elizabeth Ann Seton Program began in 1996, in Springfield, at the St. John's Hospital campus. Dawn Morris is the Executive Director of the Elizabeth Ann Seton Program.  Read more...

Road Work

Wed, 13 May 2015 11:01:30 CDT
ROAD WORK Black Diamond Trail will be closed from Brown Trail to East Waggoner Avenue from 8-3 Thursday, May 14th .  Read more...


Tue, 12 May 2015 10:49:57 CDT
Road Work Black Diamond Trail from Brown Trail to Waggoner Avenue will be closed from 8-3 Tuesday & Wedesday, May 12th & 13th. Stagecoach Road from 2nd Road to Lake Catatoga Road will be closed from 9-2 Tuesday & Wednesday, May 12th & 13th.  Read more...

Road Work

Mon, 11 May 2015 11:40:45 CDT
Road Work Black Diamond Trail from Brown Trail to Waggoner Avenue will be closed from 8-3 Tuesday & Wedesday, May 12th & 13th. Stagecoach Road from 2nd Road to Lake Catatoga Road will be closed from 9-2 Tuesday & Wednesday, May 12th & 13th. .  Read more...

County Market catches fire in Girard

Fri, 08 May 2015 09:25:57 CDT
Girard - A fire destroyed the County Market in Girard on Route 4 on Thursday. It was just a year ago that the County Market opened in Girard; it had been Cherry’s IGA since 1967.  Read more...

84 year old walking 700 miles across Illinois

Thu, 07 May 2015 07:09:59 CDT
84 year old Dean Troutman is walking 700 miles in 75 days to raise money for the community park in memory of his late wife. Troutman, a Princeville native, departed from Princeville on April 21st. and now Troutman's Trek has brought him to Macoupin County.  Read more...

Coffeen Meals on Wheels

Wed, 06 May 2015 12:54:53 CDT
A local volunteer wants to expand Meals on Wheels delivery to Coffeen. Coffeen resident and Meals on Wheels volunteer in Hillsboro Merle Imler says she's been delivering meals with Hillsboro's program for awhile and realized Coffeen did not have a Meals on Wheels program.  Read more...

Criminal Damage Cancels School in Bunker Hill

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:53:34 CDT
Criminal damage to the Bunker Hill School District buses caused school to be canceled on Thursday. According to District Superintendent, Dr. Victor Buehler, sometime late Wednesday or early Thursday morning someone removed a valve stem from one tire on each of the district's nine buses causing the tires to go flat.  Read more...

Special Olympics Spring Games

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:29:07 CDT
A not-for-profit organization offers an event for area athletes this weekend. Special Olympics Illinois began in 1968 in Chicago at Soldier Field. Eighteen areas in Illinois participate each year and involve over 22,000 athletes with disabilities.  Read more...

Advisory Committees

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:45:06 CDT
State Representative Avery Bourne looks to put together advisory committees. The committees include the areas of agriculture, healthcare, veterans, education and senior citizens. State Representative Bourne says the purpose of the committees is to give citizens an opportunity to voice concerns and give input on legislation.  Read more...

Catholic Charities 2nd Annual 5K Run

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:48:19 CDT
Catholic Charities will hold its 2nd Annual 5k run/walk Saturday, May 2, at Beaver Dam State Park. Registration will begin at 8:30am at pavilion #1 and the event will start at 9:30am. The 5k run registration fee is $30 and the walk fee is $15. There will be a limited number of T-shirts available.  Read more...

Litchfield Farmer's Market

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:55:04 CDT
The Litchfield Chamber of Commerce prepares for Farmer's Market season. Litchfield Chamber Executive Director Dawn Pezold says the Market begins Friday. "We're excited about that. Definitely excited for good weather and all that brings.  Read more...

LLCC Summer Classes

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:07:36 CDT
Summer and fall registration at Lincoln Land Community College in Litchfield begins soon. LLCC Litchfield Director Lorie McDonald says there are many reasons to take summer classes. "Get a head start on everything. If you had to drop a class for some reason in the earlier semesters, pick it up in the summer.  Read more...

Fusion Women's Program

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 08:20:55 CDT
A new women's health program at a Hillsboro fitness facility addresses heart health. The 12-week course at Fusion Fitness is know as the SHAPE program: Stronger, Healthier, Active and Positive Everyday. Fusion Director Jessica Chappelear says the main issue the program addresses is women's heart health.  Read more...

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