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Firefighters battle a blaze at the County Market in Girard on Thursday May 7.

Fire destroys Girard County Market

At approximately 4:15 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, a fire broke out at the County Market grocery store […]

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Benld Suffers Major Subsidence Event

  Dozens of homes damaged By Jan Dona Residents in part of Benld awoke to the sounds […]

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Staff and members of Fitness-A-Go-Go recently celebrated the facility being chosen as a favorite gymnasium by readers of the State Journal-Register. Pictured, from left, are Tracy Bilbruck, Sue Kaiser, Lori Hopping, Cathy Whitler, Chris Schaefer, Amber LaMare, Linda Boente, Theresa LaMare, Karen Meyer, Sherri Ricchiardi, Ava LaMare, Patty Loveless, Janet Harding, Tammy Cox, Shirley Rodgers, Michele Michaelis, Linda Walton and Cathy Neunaber.

Fitness-A-Go-Go named SJR readers’ favorite

Despite not being a Springfield business, Fitness-A-Go-Go in Carlinville was chosen as one of the top four […]

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Route 66 Blue Carpet Corridor coming through Carlinville

A grand-ole’ time in the heart of Macoupin County is planned for the second weekend in June, […]


Player of the Week - Bryce DeSpain

Player of the Week – Bryce DeSpain

Bryce DeSpain has been selected as this week’s Farmer’s Insurance Baseball Player of the Week. The award alternates each week between the Carlinville baseball and softball teams. DeSpain, a senior catcher, recently returned to the lineup after sitting out for two weeks due to illness. In his first at-bat upon return, he hit a home run against Southwestern. DeSpain is 8-for-12 (.750) at the plate since his return with a home run, a double, a triple and 10 RBIs. For the season, DeSpain leads the team in hitting at .544 with two home runs and 21 RBIs. He is among the top 15 hitters in the St. Louis Metro area. DeSpain will attend Aurora University on a baseball scholarship next season. He was named First Team all-South Central