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Recently, my husband and I noticed a beautiful sight in Witt as we were driving through at night time.  There is a blue-lit cross way up in the sky on the top of the grain … more
It is important that residents attend the public hearing for the renewal of Shay 1 Mine permits held at the Macoupin County Courthouse, 201 E. Main Street in Carlinville, at 5:30 PM on Thursday, Dec. … more
The open house regarding groundwater quality near Coffeen Power Plant will be held Monday, Oct. 7, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Coffeen Elementary School gymnasium, located at 200 School Street in … more
Wednesday when my daughter and I were in Hillsboro, our hearts were touched when we saw the different police cars from different areas honoring the K-9. These dogs are not just half-hearts.  … more
The Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center will once again be open to welcome visitors beginning Wednesday, July 1.   We will return to our normal hours of Monday through Saturday 10 … more
I have worked over 27 years in another generating station and as a concerned citizen and resident of this area, these are some of my concerns. Coffeen Power Station (the cleanest plant in the … more
I envision Graham Correctional Center's career technology class updating its software to reflect more current technology. It is almost 2020.  The Practical Microsoft Office 2010 book is … more
As a member of the American Legion and VFW Honor Guard, it is an honor to carry the United States flag during the Old Settlers Day parade.   Almost all of the people along the parade route … more
Early in the afternoon of July 17, I began to feel sick. As the day progressed, I became sicker. I chose to not go to the emergency room at the hospital, but wait until the next day to see the … more
The Hillsboro Area Hospital Summer Lunch Program (SLP) recently finished its 2019 program, serving nearly 1,500 summer meals to children in Hillsboro, Witt, and Irving.   The SLP provides … more
The ones in Washington trying to overthrow the president are not just trying to get rid of him, but our way of life–our political system. This started before he was ever sworn in.  … more
This unprecedented time of quandary for our generation has reckoned us to a new appreciation for the basics of daily living. In Taylorville, we who are employed on the school buses have been … more
I have been an exhibitor at the Montgomery County Fair since 2015 taking my baking, arts and crafts, and photography items. It is the only county fair that I take my items to and the only one that … more
After two devastating months with little to no income, Friday marked the beginning of a recovery for several local businesses as the governor’s COVID-19 plan moved into Phase 3. As liquor … more
Memorial Day is the day we set aside to honor those everyday heroes who put themselves in harm’s way, whether our lost servicemen and women, veterans, police, fire fighters, etc. This year … more
My dad has been in law enforcement, in some fashion, for around 40 years. He and his fellow officers or deputies are why I’m here. Many of them are what I’ve come to believe law … more
Of importance to Sorento School, please go to http://www.bccu2.org, the home page for our schools in Bond County, where you will see "enrollment boundary presentation" complete with maps proposing … more
When President Trump implemented his tax cuts, as senior citizens on basically fixed income, we weren't sure we would personally benefit from those tax cuts, but we have benefited. This is … more
Deer are common along Illinois roadways this time of year. Drivers should be alert and know how to respond when deer are nearby. Use the following strategies to reach your destination safely and … more
It is important for residents to attend the public hearing that will be held at the Carlinville Public Library, 510 N. Broad St. in Carlinville, at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 18.   It covers … more
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