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Scam phone calls make their way into area

Several area residents have reported being targeted by a new breed of phone scam. The […]

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Turley hosts hummingbird banding event

By Misty Fritz About 30 bird enthusiasts gathered Wednesday afternoon, July 30, at the home […]

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Blackburn donation funds scholarship

Blackburn College recently received an estate gift of $960,000 from the estate of alumnus G. […]

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Steve Nicholson (site coordinator), queens, football players and one person from Ohio, spruce up the Carlinville Primary School as their day’s work for Take It To Town in 2013.

Federated Church’s “Take It To Town” date set

Carlinville – “Take It To Town,” a community mission project of the Carlinville Federated Church  […]

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Carlinville students return to school

For many students, the reality that summer vacation would soon be over came when their parents began getting school supplies, new clothing and shoes. Going to school on the first day Aug. 28, complete with an early dismissal, likely invoked a myriad of emotions. Excitement. Nervousness. Apprehension. But those feelings probably dissipated once the kids were with their friends in the classroom and were receiving direction from the teachers again. At 7:20 a.m., the back parking lot near Carlinville Primary School had a few cars but it was kind of the calm before the storm — teachers and school support staff were there but there were no students to be found. A school bell sounded, and then the first bus dropped students off in

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