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Flag Day ceremonies

Abraham Lincoln, portrayed by Randy Duncan, speaks at the Carlinville Elks Lodge Thursday evening during Flag Day […]

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Palmyra man arrested following standoff

6 22 17 An early-morning call regarding a stolen vehicle ultimately resulted in a three-hour standoff in […]

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Winners named in Starr’s Primal Meats cook off

6 22 17 Crowds gathered at the Macoupin County fairgrounds Saturday for the 4th annual Starr’s Primal […]

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Senate honors Vietnam soldier with memorial highway dedication

6 22 17 A Dorchester soldier who was killed in action in 1967, only a month after […]


Century of Power: Tractor show a hit at

6 22 17 The 2017 Land of Lincoln Expo Tractor Show at the Macoupin County Fairgrounds last weekend was a huge success. Organizer Bill Miller said that over the three-day event, there were nearly 350 tractors and implement equipment spanning a century in time. The show featured the first John Deere tractor ever made, the 1917 Prototype, also known as the Bathtub, owned by Dan Thomas of Plain City, Ohio. Beside it was the newest John Deere model, the 2017 9620 RX from Sloan Implement Co. of Carlinville. Miller said the first-time event went very well. “The theme was Century of Power, and we got the idea of trying to get the oldest tractor with the newest tractor,” Miller said. Vendors came from as far away as North Carolina,

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