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Large crowd expected for Medora Fire Chief Kenneth

Large crowd expected for Medora Fire Chief Kenneth Lehr visitation   Southwestern School District will be offering […]

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Bailey pleads guilty to child sex abuse charge

Two of three charges dropped UPDATED Appearing in Jersey County court  Tuesday morning, Jan. 27, Carlinville dentist […]

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Medora Fire Chief Kenneth Lehr

Kenneth J. Lehr Obituary

Kenneth J. Lehr, 59, of Fidelity died in the line of duty at 2:24 p.m., Thursday, Feb. […]

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DUI, misdemeanor cases decrease in 2014

Felonies increased by 5.1 percent By Daniel Winningham Annual filings from the Macoupin County Courthouse show there […]


Blackburn’s Chris J. Davis, center, swats away a shot attempt by Greenville’s Ron Harris in the Beavers’ 90-87 home win Jan. 28 while Blackburn’s Jordan McMillen, left, provides defensive help.

Blackburn men rally past Greenville

It was gray-on-gray in a battle between the Beavers (light gray home uniforms) and the Panthers (darker gray road jerseys). In the end, the Beavers made the crucial plays to wind up with a narrow win. Blackburn College’s men’s basketball squad overcame a six-point halftime deficit on its way to a 90-87 home victory over Greenville College Jan. 28. The three-point win by the Beavers snapped a four-game conference losing streak. Blackburn’s Chris J. Davis led all scorers with 26 points. He was 16 of 17 from the free throw line and added six rebounds and four assists. Jake Lochhead came off the bench and hit seven of nine shots, including all three of his three-point attempts, in tallying 20 points. Jamie Moore also was seven