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Carlinville Library’s summer reading program packed with activities

  By TOM EMERY Enquirer~Democrat contributor One of the most popular programs at the Carlinville Public Library returns this summer with a packed schedule of activities. “Read Beyond the Beaten Path” is the theme for the library’s Summer Reading Program for 2022, which features fun and enriching weekly activities for all ages. “We have a…

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North Mac girls’ soccer heads into postseason on six-game winning streak

Gillespie loses quarterfinal against Litchfield By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter The North Mac High School girls’ soccer team is full steam ahead as the postseason arrives. The Panthers closed out an impressive final stretch with a 7-0 victory over Meridian, their sixth win in a row. Sophia McWard and Taylor Hipsher each pulled off…

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Gillespie softball in sole possession of first place after rout of Staunton

Miners win on Senior Night, Bulldogs rebound against Carlinville By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter The Gillespie High School softball Miners are in the driver’s seat for another South Central Conference title. A 12-0 victory at Staunton May 4 put them there. The Miners blitzed the Bulldogs with three runs in the opening frame and…

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Staunton baseball hangs on to beat Southwestern

  Carlinville blows two saves at Vandalia, loses in extras By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter The Staunton High School baseball team put 12 unanswered tallies on the board in the middle innings and survived a late scare to beat Southwestern at home, 12-10, May 9. The Bulldogs handed the South Central Conference-leading Birds their…

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Sharon Lee DeVries

  Sharon Lee DeVries, 80, passed away at Heritage Health in Staunton, on Friday, May 6, 2022 at 6:25 a.m. Sharon was born on Aug. 29, 1941 to Forest and Leta (Best) Frailey. She married Ray Garner on Dec. 4, 1959, and they later divorced. Sharon married Merl W. DeVries on Oct. 22, 1981, and…

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Lillian Marie Keupper

  Lillian Marie Keupper, 102, of Gillespie, passed away at Heritage Health of Gillespie on Sunday, May 8, 2022 at 9:27 a.m. She was born Feb. 25, 1920, in Litchfield, to Hugo W. Keupper and Marie Carroll Keupper. Lillian attended SS Simon & Jude Catholic School, Gillespie Community High School and Webster College. She was…

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Peter Edward Brown

  Peter Edward Brown, 79, of Gillespie, passed away at Good Samaritan Hospital, Mt. Vernon, on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 9:43 p.m. He was born Nov. 5, 1942, in Pekin, to Lawrence E. Brown and Margaret K. Kohlbacher Brown. He married Louann Mattes Brown. Peter was a graduate of Pekin High School. He began…

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Lyndel Wilmer Klausing

  Lyndel Wilmer Klausing, 70, passed away at 10:36 p.m. on Monday, May 9, 2022 at his residence in Staunton. Lyndel was born on Nov. 29, 1951 to Wilmer and Ramona (Prott) Klausing. He attended school in Mt. Olive and graduated in 1969 and then attended SIUE. Lyndel served in the United States Army in…

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