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From Left to Right: John Irving Rinaker (portrayed by Mark Armstrong), Louise Jett, Becky Bernhardt, Erika Freelander, Andrea Duncan, and Charles A. Walker (portrayed by Jim Rawlins).

History brought to life during Tombstone Tales

Settlers, pioneers, abolitionists and more historical characters from days gone by shared messages from the […]

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Former public works director awarded $247,500

Former public works director awarded $247,500 on discrimination charges Mary Beth Bellm, the city of […]

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Illinois Earthquake Threat: Is Macoupin County at risk

Illinois residents are no strangers to natural disasters. Severe thunderstorms, hail storms, tornadoes, floods, blizzards, […]

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Multiple ambulances were called to North Mac Middle School shortly after 9 a.m. on Monday after the school evacuated students due to a carbon monoxide leak. Classes were cancelled for all North Mac students Sept. 16 and 17. Tests taken Sept. 16 showed a zero reading but the district was scheduled to have air quality testing done Sept. 17 at the middle school to ensure carbon monoxide levels remained at zero in the building overnight. Maintenance staff will install carbon monoxide detectors in each of the district’s schools before students return, according to North Mac Superintendent Marica Cullen.

North Mac Middle School evacuated after carbon monoxide

181 taken to Carlinville, Springfield hospitals Early Monday morning, around 9 a.m., a carbon monoxide […]

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Blackburn College Fall Sports Round Up 9/25/14

Men’s soccer The Blackburn College men’s soccer team went 1-1 the past week. The Beavers began the week with an 8-0 victory at Eureka College on Thursday, Sept. 19. Leandro Fonteles and Drew Wolfer each recorded hat tricks in the match. Shane Rogers was credited with the shutout in goal stopping three shots. Dylan Parkin added a goal and the other goal was an own goal. On Sunday, Sept. 21, the Beavers hosted Mount St. Joseph University out of Cincinnati, Ohio. Blackburn dropped a hard-fought 1-0 decision to the Lions. Mount St. Joseph out-shot the Beavers in the contest 18-14. Shane Rogers stopped eight shots on goal for Blackburn. Blackburn is now 3-6 on the season. Women’s soccer The Blackburn College women’s