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SOC Raises Sixty Thousand Dollars

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:56:49 CST
(Hillsboro)--Final totals for this years Stamp Out Cancer were released Wednesday night. The Stamp Out Cancer Committee presented a check to the Montgomery County Cancer Association in the amount of sixty thousand dollars.  Read more...

Steve Davis at Hitz Home in Alhambra

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:59:31 CST
Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra will host renowned Elvis impersonator, Steve Davis, on Friday, February 13th from 2 to 4pm. For more information, call Elizabeth at 618-488-2355.  Read more...

Another Huge Year For Stamp Out Cancer

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:29:48 CST
(Hillsboro)--The fifth annual Stamp Out Cancer last Saturday was another huge success for the Stamp Out Cancer Committee and to the Montgomery County Cancer Association. According to figures released, the five couples dancing this year raised over thirty six thousand dollars for the Montgomery County Cancer Association.  Read more...

Missouri Man Dies In A House Fire

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:56:05 CST
(Sorento)--A 65 year old Calverton Park, Missouri man died Sunday morning in a house fire in Sorento. According to the Bond County Coroner's Office, a resident of the home in the six hundred block of Wabash Road was awoken to the smell of smoke.  Read more...

Taylorville Man Killed In Accident

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 08:50:40 CST
(Taylorville)--A Taylorville man was killed in a single vehicle accident Thursday night. The unidentified 45 year old was southbound on Route 48, south of the Nokomis blacktop, when the pick up truck went off the road, striking a tree. The pick up burst into flames.  Read more...

Criminal Activity Down In Mont. County

Mon, 12 Jan 2015 14:35:09 CST
(Hillsboro)--Montgomery County Circuit Clerk Holly Lemons announced that totals for criminal activity in Montgomery County. According to the Clerk's Office, criminal activity continued to decline in 2014.  Read more...

Gillespie Childs Death Under Investigation

Wed, 07 Jan 2015 08:44:20 CST
(Gillespie)--Gillespie Police, and Illinois State Police are investigating the death of a three year old boy as a possible case of child abuse. The toddler died on Monday at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis.  Read more...

Shooting Death in Woodburn

Sat, 03 Jan 2015 08:42:06 CST
(Woodburn)--The Macoupin County Sheriff's Deputies along with the Bunker Hill , and Illinois State Police were called to a shooting Thursday morning in Woodburn. According to the Macoupin County Sheriff's Office, authorities were called about an individual who had been shot.  Read more...

Accident Closes Interstate 55

Wed, 31 Dec 2014 13:43:54 CST
(Litchfield)--The southbound lanes of Interstate 55 near Litchfield and Mt. Olive were shut down Tuesday morning as a result of an accident.  Read more...

Load Limit on Shipman Road

Tue, 23 Dec 2014 10:10:32 CST
The Illinois Department of Transportation has posted weight limits on Shipman Road at the bridge over Coops Creek. According to IDOT, due to the results of a recent load rating inspection of the bridge located 2.6 miles north of IL Rt.  Read more...

Pana man named "Sailor of the Year"

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:57:41 CST
Navy Petty Officer Troy Cloe Jr., from Pana, was named "Sailor of the Year" in a December 9th luncheon at Naval Base Kitsap in Washington state. Cloe said, " To become sailor of the year, you have to be dedicated. Leadership fosters good work ethic and values that lead to sailor of the year.  Read more...

Macoupin County History Book

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:58:35 CST
The Macoupin County Historical Society plans to sponsor a county history book that will be published in 2015. The primary content of the book will be family histories that will be limited to 500 words. There will also be a general history of Macupin County included. The Society is urging county families to contribute to the book.  Read more...

Montgomery County History & Family Book

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:21:01 CST
(Litchfield) - The Montgomery County Genealogical Society has completed the "Montgomery County History and Family Book". The project which was co-chaired by Carol Hampton Berry and Deanna Reeves took more than a year to complete.  Read more...

Deer Hunting Numbers Released

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:01:32 CST
(Springfield)--According to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Illinois hunters harvested over seventy six thousand five hundred deer during the seven day firearm hunting season. The figures are up from the seventy four thousand three hundred deer that were harvested the previous year.  Read more...

Macoupin County Crash

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:59:30 CST
A Litchfield man faces several charges after a single vehicle accident Saturday northeast of Gillespie. According to Illinois State Police, 49 year old Jimmy Darrah was driving a 1999 Acura westbound on Rt 16 at Franke Road when he lost control of the car at 2:07am. The vehicle left the roadway and struck a utility pole.  Read more...

Mt. Olive Man Sentenced

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 10:30:19 CST
A Mt. Olive man has been sentenced to 5 years in prison on drug related charges. According to Macoupin County State‘s Attorney Jennifer Watson, on Thursday, Judge Kenneth Deihl sentenced 29 year old Eric D. Parish to 5 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.  Read more...

Montgomery County Board Reorganizes

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 13:50:26 CST
(Hillsboro)--The Montgomery County Board held a reorganization meeting on Monday. Being appointed as chairman was Roy Hertel. Appointed as vice chairwoman was Mary Bathurst. The new board also set committee chairs.  Read more...

Deer Season Totals Down

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:23:38 CST
Macoupin County and state wide totals from the first part of the 2014 firearm deer season show a continued decline in the number of deer harvested. Statewide totals show 51, 830 deer were harvested last weekend. In 2013, nearly 56,000 deer were taken in the first part of the season.  Read more...

Springfield Teen Killed In An A Accident

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:51:47 CST
(Riverton)--A 17 year old Springfield teen was killed in a two vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon in Riverton. According to Illinois State Police a girl was driving a S-10 pick up eastbound on Old Route 36, at 4th Street in Riverton. Reportedly she lost control on the slick roadway, and collided with a westbound Jeep Cherokee.  Read more...

Macoupin Investiture Ceremony

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:40:29 CST
Presiding Judge Ken Deihl has scheduled the Investiture Ceremony for the recently elected county officials for Sunday, November 30th at 3pm in the main courtroom fo the Macoupin County Courthouse.  Read more...

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