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Scholarship Fund dinner set for retiring superintendent

1-19-17 The Carlinville Elk’s Lodge will host a dinner on Saturday, Feb. 25 to honor the career […]

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Summer camp planned for area foster kids

  1 19 17 This summer, foster children from Macoupin and Montgomery counties will have an opportunity […]

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Blood donors turn out despite weather

1 19 17 A total of 79 people showed up at the Carlinville Elks Lodge on Wednesday, […]

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Yeager files complaint against Benld Electoral Board

1 19 17 Jerry L. Yeager Jr., the man who is attempting to run for the Benld […]


Schmidt nets records for Miners girls team

1 19 17 Wednesday night in Gillespie, Amanda Schmidt lit up the night’s sky, scoring a school record 43 points in the Miners 76-55 win over Bunker Hill. The previous Miners record for points in a game was 34. Schmidt also set the all-time school record for most field goals in a game with 17. On a side note, Schmidt scored her 1000th career point in the contest. Gillespie improved to 8-8 on the season with the win. Abbie Barber added 14 points and Paige Niemeyer 12 for the Miners, which held a 34-23 halftime lead before busting the game open with a 27-point third quarter. Mallory Schwegel had 20 points and Ashley Dey 19 for the Minutemaids. North Mac 49, Porta 42 At Virden, the Panthers won a makeup contest with Petersburg

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