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School registration dates

July 28, 2016 The following is a list of area school registration dates, times and locations along […]

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Christmas Market moving to Cross Church

By Misty Fritz This year, for the first time, all Christmas Market vendors will be under one […]

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Family Video closed in Carlinville

By Jordyn Smith After seven years of business, Family Video in Carlinville has closed. The store’s sudden […]

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Bat in county tests positive for rabies after

By Kathleen Clark In all of The Bat Doctor’s [also known as Dr. Todd Austin] bat conservation […]


To separate or divorce from the NFL

By Eric Becker Sports Extra If it wasn’t for high school football, there wouldn’t be any football worth watching.  It’s the only brand of the game that I can truly say I enjoy   these days. My former loving relationship with professional football is one I wish would rekindle. But, given the circumstances over the past seven months, it’s hard to put into words how difficult it’s going to be for me to watch the NFL this year. I certainly won’t be following it as closely as the last three decades and that includes my favorite team. As of this writing, come week one of the season, I will not be tuned into the games. Is it on principal? Is it me being a bitter, bitter football fan over the NFL’s handling of the Rams

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    More shots from last night's scene. These photos were taken by Julia Warford and Dena Noe.

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    The Voice of Democracy essay competition is open to students in grades 9-12, who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories.


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