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Cub Scout Experiment Injuries Four People

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:58:28 CDT
(Raymond)--A failed experiment during a Cub Scout meeting in Raymond sent four people to the hospital. According to Raymond Police Chief Valerie Sheldon the incident happend at 7:20pm at the Living Center in Raymond. Reportedly the Cub Scouts were conducting an experiment when an explosion happened.  Read more...


Alco Stores Inc. Files for Chapter 11

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:41:29 CDT
(Hillsboro)--Texas based Alco Stores, Incorporated announed last weekend that it has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection. The company filed for the protection status in US Bankruptcy Court in the Northern District of Texas.  Read more...


Mt Olive Falll Festival

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:01:19 CDT
Mt. Olive will hold its Fall Festival and Flea Markert on Saturday, October 18, from 9am until 4pm in the city park. Over 30 vendors and crafters will be in attendance. Attendees will find a petting zoo, pony rides, and a quarter carnival. Historian Roger Kratochvil will provide information on the city of Mt.  Read more...


Girard Pumpkin Festival

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:31:39 CDT
The Girard Chamber of Commerce‘s 9th Annual Pumkin Festival will be held Saturday, October 11. The festival will be in "Pumpkin Park" located just southwest of Girard on Farmersville Road. The feature of the day will be the popular "Pumkin Chunkin from 1-4pm.  Read more...


Circus Coming to Benld

Mon, 06 Oct 2014 10:00:30 CDT
The Coal Country Chamber of Commerce has signed a contract with the Kelly Miller Circus for the exhibition of an all new 2014 show on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 in the Benld City Park with performances at 4:30 and 7:30pm.  Read more...


Plea Deal Reached In Deatherage Case

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:51:55 CDT
(Hillsboro)--A truck driver who hit and killed Illinois State Police Trooper Kyle Deatherage on Interstate 55 near Raymond has pled guilty in Montgomery County Court to two felony counts. 54 year old Johnny Felton, Jr.  Read more...


East Main in Staunton to be Resurfaced

Sat, 27 Sep 2014 09:32:30 CDT
Commuters in the city of Staunton are getting upgrades to East Main Street between the rail road tracks and Old Route 66. The road will receive a complete resurfacing and a portion of the sidewalks will be replaced.  Read more...


Missouri Man Found Dead Near Farmersville

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:15:19 CDT
(Hillsboro)--The Montgomery County Sheriff's and Coroner's Office are investigating the death of a 48 year old Kirkwood, Missouri man who was found Sunday near Farmersville.  Read more...


Escaped Inmated Captured Near Vandalia

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:35:13 CDT
(Vandalia)--An inmate who escaped the Vandalia Correctional Center has been captured. According to the Illinois Department of Corrections, 21 year old Marcus Battice was captured Wednesday morning on Interstate 70, three and a half miles from Vandalia.  Read more...


Teen Stabbing At The Lincoln Plaza

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:28:16 CDT
(Hillsboro)--One teen was injured and another was taken into custody following a stabbing Monday afternoon at the Lincoln Plaza. According to the Hillsboro Police Department, a 14 year old was taken to Hillsboro Area Hospital for treatment. He was reportedly treated for two stab wounds to the abdomen and was released.  Read more...


Coal Country Fall Festival

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:14:20 CDT
The Coal Country Chamber of Commerce will hold its 16th annual Fall Festival from 10am until 4pm on Saturday, September 27. in the Benld City Park. The Ninth Annual Tour de Coal bike ride will also be run in conjunction with the festival starting with a 6:30am to 9:00am registration at the Benld City Hall.  Read more...


Crimestoppers Seeking Information

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:12:59 CDT
(Hillsboro)--The Christian County Crimestoppers is seeking information regarding a theft from the Pana Tri County Fair Office. According to the Christian County Sheriff's Office, on September 2nd, deputies received a phone call from the fair board stating that they discovered money missing from the office.  Read more...


Fall Festival in Carlinville

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:41:53 CDT
The Macoupin County Historical Society, Macoupin Agriculture Antique Association and the Illinois Valley Blacksmith Association will host their annual Fall Festival September 19 and 20 from 9am until 4pm both days in Carlinville. Over 150 arts, craft and flea market booths will be set up on the Historical Society grounds.  Read more...


North Mac Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:27:06 CDT
Dozens of students at the Girard Middle School were sickened by carbon monoxide this morning. North Mac School District Superintendent Marcia Cullen says shortly after school started Monday morning students started feeling ill and emergency operations were followed and children were evacuated from the building.  Read more...


Eickhoff Wins State Championship

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:25:05 CDT
(Hillsboro)--Saturday at the Illinois Elementary School Association State Golf Championship in Peoria, after 18 holes there were only two boys that shot in the 70ís and it was guaranteed that the state champion would be named Alex and would be a 7th grader from Hillsboro Junior High.  Read more...


Duncan Appointed To The Hillsboro City Council

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:19:55 CDT
(Hillsboro)--A new city council member was appointed during a special Hillsboro City Council meeting Friday afternoon. The city council approved the appointement of Katie Duncan to be the new commissioner. Duncan replaces Mike Rappe on the city council.  Read more...


Gillespie School District Awarded Nearly 10 Million

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:49:56 CDT
After five years of heavily contested litigation, including three trips to the Illinois Appellate Court and one to the Illinois Supreme Court, the Gillespie School District prevailed in its lawsuit against Union Pacific Railroad Company for damages to the district‘s Benld Elementary School stemming from a March 2009 mine subsidence event.  Read more...


Moose Krusin for Kids in Carlinville

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:59:44 CDT
The Carlinville Moose Lodge will hold a "Krusin for Kids" car, truck and bike show on Saturday, September 13, at the lodge parking lot. Entry of a vehicle into the show is $20 and there are serveral show classes including stock and modified cars, trucks and motorcycles.  Read more...


Courthouse Gun Arrest

Sat, 06 Sep 2014 09:15:44 CDT
A Lake Ka Ho woman was arrested Wednesday after she reportedly brought a weapon into the Macoupin County Courthouse in Carlinville. 75 year old Donna D.  Read more...


Macoupin Drive Thru Flu Clinic

Thu, 04 Sep 2014 08:49:14 CDT
Residents of Macupin County are asked to help local agencies test their emergency disaster plan by attending the Saturday, September 6, flu clinic hosted by the Macoupin County Public Health Department. On Saturday, September 6, Macoupin County residents are asked to follow four simple steps.  Read more...


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