Sangamon County Fair: Win Tickets, Passes, & More!
The scent of corn dogs and funnel cakes will fill the air at the Sangamon County Fair from June 14-18 at the Sangamon County Fairgrounds in New Berlin!. Even better, you can score the “Ultimate Fair Package” which includes a 4-Pack of Grandstand passes to see Blackberry Smoke, The Rodeo, Demolition Derby and Tractor Pull. Plus, you’ll receive a 4-Pack of gate admissions for each night, 4 free parking passes, 8 one-day wristbands For the Carnival Rides.
Grammy award-winning Kendell Marvel to headline Waverly Community Picnic
The annual Waverly Community Picnic will be held July 27 through July 29 at Salter Park in Waverly, Illinois. The event will open Thursday at 6 p.m. with Conner Family Amusement rides for all ages and the Queen pageant at 7 p.m. On Friday, there will be carnival rides, bingo, food vendors and musical entertainment by Eskimo Brothers.
Macoupin County Historical Society to hold Spring Festival
The Macoupin County Historical Society and the Macoupin Agricultural Antique Association, and the Illinois Valley Blacksmith Association will hold a Spring Festival on June 3 and June 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Macoupin County Historical Society grounds at 920 West Breckenridge Street, Carlinville. The John C....
A place for the whole family
Adam Maas knows the challenges of dining out as a family. “Our family has a vegan, someone on (the) Paleo (diet), a vegetarian and a carnivore. A lot of our friends are gluten-free,” said Maas, who recently opened GOOD DECISIONS operating from the kitchen at DANENBERGER FAMILY VINEYARD in New Berlin.
Paul Nienhiser Goes Two-For-Two in Doubleheader Weekend
After a season plagued with bad luck at the Jacksonville Speedway, Paul Nienhiser was finally able to break through for his first feature win of 2023 this past Friday night in weekly 410 competition. However, the winning didn’t stop there. “It was great to finally get the monkey off...
Jacksonville Public Library Summer Reading Program Registration Under Way
The Jacksonville Public Library is gearing up for it’s youth summer reading program. Head Librarian Jake Magnuson says that the opening party is coming up in just a few weeks: “Youth services librarians have been working hard the past several months…more than that probably. The Summer Reading opening party is on June 13th. We have got a lot of activities, and crafts, and programs, and all sorts of stuff planned.”
Ashland native named president of Culver-Stockton College
Ashland native Lauren (Brownback) Schellenberger has been chosen as Culver-Stockton College's 28th president. Schellenberger, the provost and vice president for academic affairs at the college currently, takes over the top spot on July 1. Culver-Stockton is a private college in Canton, Mo., with an enrollment of about 1,000 students. It...
Gilpin, Starks and Reinhart become state medalists
Gilpin runner-up in pole vault, Starks fourth in discus, Reinhart ninth in shot put. Carlinville’s Mason Gilpin, plus the North Mac duo of Cooper Starks and Joe Reinhart not only earned a second day at the Illinois High School Class 1A Association state track meet. All three Macoupin County representatives became medalists.
SCC All-Conference soccer rosters released
Southwestern trio, Carlinville duo headline first team. The South Central All-Conference girls’ soccer team was headlined by a multitude of county individuals, led by a Southwestern trio and Carlinville duo. Southwestern’s Ali Wilson, Mac Day and Jillian Smith received first team honors along with Carlinville’s Jordyn Loveless and Marlee...
Chatham Glenwood defeats Mahomet-Seymour softball in Sectional Semifinal
The Mahomet-Seymour softball season came to an end on Tuesday (May 30) at Chatham Glenwood in a 13-0 Class 3A sectional semifinal loss to the host Titans. Glenwood has a 29-1-1 season record. The Bulldogs were limited to one single, by Jenna Wade. The only other M-S baserunner, Madisyn White,...
Carlinville HS holds graduation, 90 graduate with Class of 2023
The Carlinville High School Class of 2023 walked out of the school doors for the last time as high schoolers on May 28. The graduation ceremony began at 3 p.m. as the graduates made their way into the gym in pairs. The welcome address was delivered by Class President Tomas...
American Legion honors Veterans with Memorial Day program
The Carlinville American Legion Guy Baird Post #554 held its traditional Memorial Day Service on Monday at 7 p.m. The Carlinville Municipal Band, in its first performance of the summer season, began and ended the program. Delmar Buske of Litchfield gave the memorial address to the gathered crowd. Bill Link...
Last softball team standing: Chatham Glenwood advances to 3A sectional final
CHATHAM — Chatham Glenwood freshman pitcher Irie Lohrenz tossed a one-hit shutout and the Titans pounded out 15 hits to throttle Mahomet-Seymour 13-0 in the semifinals of the Class 3A Chatham Glenwood Sectional softball tournament on Tuesday. Glenwood (29-1-1), the top sub-sectional seed, plays the other top seed in...
‘No stopping her’: Chatham Glenwood sophomore's 5 goals dash defending 2A state champion
CHATHAM — Rylann Law exorcised Chatham Glenwood’s supersectional demons with a flurry of goals on Tuesday. The sophomore forward deposited five goals and the host Titans avenged two-time defending state champion Troy Triad 5-0 in their third straight supersectional showdown. The Titans (20-4-1) previously yielded to the Knights...
Triad Shocked By Titans – Knights Fall In Super-Sectional
CHATHAM – It won’t be a dream three-peat for the Triad High School girls soccer program. Sign in to hide this notification. Don't miss our top stories and need-to-know news everyday in your inbox. After what started as a back-and-forth IHSA Class 3A Super-Sectional against the Chatham Glenwood...
Bulldogs softball's season ended by Titans
CHATHAM — Mahomet-Seymour softball’s 2022 postseason run was for the record books, as coach James Heinold’s club made its first-ever appearance in an IHSA state tournament. This year’s Bulldogs couldn’t quite replicate that success. But Heinold still had a positive message for his squad following Tuesday’s 13-0...
5-30 High School Sports Highlights
(WAND) - Glenwood High School was the site for all things high school sports on Tuesday. Chatham hosted a 2A Girls Soccer Supersectional (that the Titans played in) and two 3A Softball Sectional Semifinals (one of which the Titans also played in). Check out the scores below. 2A Girls Soccer...
Carlinville Hospital Auxiliary Recognizes Scholarship Winners
The Carlinville Area Hospital Auxiliary presented two $1,000 scholarships to Shelby Geisler, Gillespie High School and Olivia Thoroman, North Mac High School; during their May 9th meeting. A total of 17 Macoupin county high school students applied for the scholarship. Scholarship program leader Karen Lanzerotte introduced the two winners to the 45 Auxiliary members and guests at the dinner.
South Side priest pushes requirement that religious institutions must help youth
South Side Pastor Father Michael Pfleger is not backing away from his suggestion that religious institutions that don’t work to keep young people away from violence should lose their tax-exempt status.
County fair season starts next week in Illinois
The county fair season is upon us. It starts next week with the Greene County Fair in Carrollton. A big part of their success is corporate and business sponsorship, according to Lisa Meisenheimer. Your browser does not support the audio element. She says the hope is the sponsors will bring...
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