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Blood Drive to Feature Car Give Away

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 09:57:01 CDT
The upcoming Carlinville Area Hospital Auxiliary blood drive will be anything but ordinary. Scheduled for noon until 6pm at the Carlinville Elks Lodge on Wednesday, May 4, this dirve is part is part of a new campaign to present a winner with an automobile.  Read more...


Blackburn Spring Fling Concert

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:57:45 CDT
The Blackburn College Choir, Blackburn Band and Blackburn Voices will be presenting their annual Spring Fling Concert on May 2 at 7pm. The concert will be held in Bothwell Auditorium located on the Blackburn College campus.  Read more...


Spring Into Health Expo

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 10:12:32 CDT
The Spring Into Health Expo will be held on Tuesday, April 26 in Staunton. The event will be held in the Crystal Ballroom from 9:00am until 1:00pm and is for all ages. There will be free health screenings, demonstration and informational booths.  Read more...


Memory and Aging Network Funding

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 09:59:24 CDT
The Memory and Aging Network in Illinois could experience cuts in staff, sites and research if $500,000 is not raised by the end of May. The Memory and Aging Network was created after legislation in 1985 set up Alzheimer's programming in Illinois.  Read more...


Heroes of the Heartland Nominations

Mon, 04 Apr 2016 09:01:01 CDT
The American Red Cross serving south central Illinois is seeking nominations for the 2016 Heroes of the Heartland Awards. The awards honor individuals and groups in this area, who embody the mission of the Red Cross by showing great bravery, dedication and service to the community.  Read more...


Sky View Drive-In Opening

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 09:29:02 CDT
A Route 66 business in Litchfield celebrates 66 years and the new owners will open for the season tonight. The Sky View Drive-in, one of the last remaining original drive-ins on Route 66, was purchased on March 1st by Mindy Pastrovich and her husband, Nick. Mindy says they decided to purchase the drive-in as a business venture.  Read more...


Bremer Bird and Flower Walks

Thu, 31 Mar 2016 12:44:57 CDT
Opportunities to see and hear springtime will take place in April at Bremer Sanctuary in Hillsboro. The 203 acre site is operated by volunteers of the Illinois Audubon Society. The first event will be the annual spring bird walk on Saturday. Expert birders will be on hand to identify birds seen during the walk.  Read more...


Local Author Book Signing

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 11:17:40 CDT
A local author will sign copies of his “police thriller” book at the Farmersville-Waggoner Public Library on Saturday. Author Ed Traylor of Waggoner retired in 2009 after a career with the Illinois State Police. He was headquartered in Litchfield for part of his career. Traylor began writing “The Crossing” in 2010.  Read more...


DAR Event

Tue, 29 Mar 2016 09:32:05 CDT
An upcoming event will give local students the opportunity to create a project to honor veterans. The First Annual Vietnam War 50th Commemoration Event is being put on by the Christiana Tillson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  Read more...


Camp SOAR Work Day

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 08:34:17 CDT
This year's camping season begins next month at Camp SOAR. The camp is available for both Girl Scouts and for the public to use for camping or events. Beth Allen is the Scott Outdoor Adventure Retreat Marketing and Events Manager.  Read more...


American Legion Youth Police Program

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 10:03:38 CDT
Officials with the Illinois State Police and the American Legion have announced plans for the 44th Annual American Legion Youth Police Camp. The camp will again be held at the Illinois State Police Academy in Springfield and will run from June 26 through July 1, 2016.  Read more...


March for Meals

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 10:53:35 CDT
A yearly campaign takes place this month to raise awareness for home bound senior citizens who rely on their local Meals on Wheels program. According to a press release from Meals on Wheels America, the month-long “March for Meals” campaign started as a way to commemorate the month in 1972.  Read more...


Macoupin County Fair Pageant

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 10:22:50 CDT
Contestants are being sought for the 2016 Macoupin County Fair Pageant. To be eligible, all Miss and Junior Miss contestants must reside in or attend school in Macoupin County. Miss contestants must be 16 to 22 years old by January of 2017. Junior Miss contestants must be 11 to 13 years old.  Read more...


Macoupin County Fair Pageant

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 10:17:57 CDT
Contestants are being sought for the 2016 Macoupin County Fair Pageant. To be eligible, all Miss and Junior Miss contestants must reside in or attend school in Macoupin County. Miss contestants must be 16 to 22 years old by January of 2017. Junior Miss contestants must be 11 to 13 years old.  Read more...


Hillsboro HS Building Project

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 11:57:11 CDT
With the Hillsboro High School referendum not passing during last week's primary elections, it's back to the drawing board for the school board. Hillsboro School Superintendent David Powell says they did not put together a Plan B or back up plan.  Read more...


Deer Run Mine Public Hearing

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 12:50:25 CDT
A public hearing will be held next week regarding the Deer Run Mine in Hillsboro. The on and off fire in the mine has caused it to be closed for an undetermined amount of time.  Read more...


General Primary Election Contested Results

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 23:14:21 CDT
General Primary Election Contested Results - Montgomery County (All results are unofficial until canvassed on or before April 5th) Republican ................... President of the United States: Donald J. Trump - 2,269 Ted Cruz - 1,822 John R. Kasich 555 United States Senator U.S.  Read more...


Second Nokomis Town Hall Meeting

Fri, 11 Mar 2016 10:53:44 CST
Another Town Hall meeting will be held next Monday in Nokomis. The University of Illinois Extension and the Downtown Nokomis Association held a meeting in February to begin the development of a downtown and community revitalization plan.  Read more...


Recent Phone Scam

Wed, 09 Mar 2016 09:22:45 CST
Another recent phone scam asks residents to pay up to $500 to get warrants or charges taken care of with the Circuit Clerk or Sheriff's Office.  Read more...


Illinois Themed Art Contest

Mon, 07 Mar 2016 12:16:34 CST
State Representative Avery Bourne is holding an art contest for kindergarten through eighth grade students throughout the district. The contest began last week and the deadline for entry is March 31st. Artwork must be made from any 2-D medium such as pen or marker on an 8 1/2 X 11 sheet of paper.  Read more...


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