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Project bidder out, lake adhoc committee reports

Several projects have been bidded out for landowners at Carlinville Lake as part of the Phase II […]

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Southwestern Homecoming Court

Southwestern High School’s homecoming is this week, Sept. 28-Oct. 3. Queen candidates are, front row, from left, […]

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Chamber of Commerce dinner Oct. 15

The 61st annual Carlinville Chamber of Commerce dinner will be held Thursday, Oct. 15, at Woodson Banquet […]

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SamJam to benefit Oswald

By Tom Emery Though his life has been plagued by limited mobility, persistent pain, and over a […]


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Football players of the week

Country Financial/Gary Edwards Offensive Player of the Game   Jacob Dixon has been selected as this week’s Country Financial/Gary Edwards Offensive Player of the Week. Dixon, a 6-foot, 170-pound junior running back scored 5 touchdowns and rushed for 289 yards on 19 carries in Carlinville’s 59-12 win over Staunton.  Dixon had a 45-yard punt return for a score and had TD runs of 1, 16, 11 and 35 yards – all in the first half.  He has rushed for 867 yards with 13 touchdowns in the first five weeks. “It was a phenomenal effort on the offensive side of the ball,” Carlinville head coach Chad Easterday said. “He had some great runs tonight – the one that comes to mind is when he was on the goal line and he just wouldn’t