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HS track: North Mac wins Carlinville Girls’ Invite

  By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter The North Mac High School track squad got off to a flying start at the Carlinville Girls’ Invite last weekend, along with a couple of other local individual athletes. The Panthers dominated the competition with 145 points overall under the leadership of Kaelyn Swift, Emma Crawford, and Addison…

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HS softball: Ruyle homers again, Carlinville outlasts Pana

  By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter It took an extra frame, but the Carlinville High School softball team was able to outlast Pana on enemy turf and start the South Central Conference season undefeated. The Panthers drew first blood but the Cavaliers chipped away and eventually rallied to a 5-3 victory in eight innings…

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HS baseball: Carlinville rallies from 7-1 down to stun Pana

  By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter The Carlinville High School baseball team was in dire need of a momentum-shifting victory that could propel a young group as such over the top, and the Cavaliers got one in their conference opener at Pana Apr. 5. Down 7-1, Carlinville erupted for eight runs in the top…

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Clarkson, Steward and Frankford crowned at 20th annual Miss Carlinville Pageant

  By ERIN SANSON Enquirer~Democrat Reporter The 20th annual Carlinville Queen pageant was held on Saturday, April 6 at the Carlinville High School Gym. There were 19 contestants vying for the crown during the event. Myrah Gillock, Lily Johnson, Isabella Lamb, Oaklyn Frankford, Kaney Hutson, Isabelle Heller, Milloe Reid and Avery McEuen were the contestants…

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Macoupin County enjoys partial totality during eclipse

  By ERIN SANSON Enquirer~Democrat Reporter The second total solar eclipse in seven years passed through Illinois on Mon. April 8. The eclipse began around 12:45 p.m. with totality reaching its peak around the 2 o’clock hour. Those who stayed in Macoupin County saw only 98 percent totality while others who ventured further south could…

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Macoupin County man pleads guilty to child pornography charges

Macoupin State Attorney Jordan Garrison announced Apr. 3 that a former Nilwood man had pled guilt to four counts of child pornography, all class 2 felonies. Chester W. Adams, 63, entered his plea in front of Judge Joshua A. Meyer. Adams is being held at the Macoupin County Jail, where he has been since being…

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Archie Dale Kasten

  Archie Dale Kasten, 89, of Carlinville, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2024, at his home in Carlinville. Dale was born March 26, 1935, in Carlinville, the son of Archie and Mary Sutton Kasten. He graduated from Carlinville High School with the class of 1952 and attended the University of Illinois. He served in the…

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Timothy James Paternoster

  Timothy James Paternoster, 71, of Plainview, passed away on March 23, 2024 after suffering a Traumatic Brain Injury from a fall. He died in peace with God and his best friend at his side. Tim was born in Chicago, to Francis and Marion Paternoster on July 11, 1952. He attended Lyons Township High School…

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Gregory W. Joiner Sr.

  Gregory “Greg” W. Joiner Sr., 75, of Carlinville, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2024, at Carlinville Area Hospital in Carlinville. He was born July 13, 1948, in Carlinville, the son of the late Wayne and Irene Costello Joiner. He married Diana Dunn on Sept. 2nd, 1972 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Carlinville. He…

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Audrey Regina Kates

  Audrey Regina Kates, 93 of Carlinville, passed away Friday, April 5, 2024, at Carlinville Rehab & Health Care in Carlinville. Audrey was born June 7, 1930, in Carlinville, a daughter of Charles and Genevieve (Schaefer) Rhodes. Audrey graduated from Gillespie High with the class of 1948. After high school she married Herman T. Rugel,…

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