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HS girls’ hoops: Staunton leaves no doubt in Gillespie rematch, sets school record in wins; Carlinville beats Southwestern

  Regionals begin this weekend By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter In high school girls’ basketball action, Staunton seized a heated rivalry and Carlinville took care of business against Southwestern. Regionals are additionally set in stone and postseason play begins this weekend. Staunton leaves no doubt in Gillespie rematch After letting a 16-point lead slip…

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Jake Schwartz survives and advances to wrestling sectionals

  By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter It wasn’t smooth sailing, but Jake Schwartz passed his first postseason test of his senior year. Though Schwartz didn’t place first in a stacked 160-lb. weight class, he could afford to use a ‘mulligan.’ However, the Carlinville High School captain had to survive two consolation opponents in order…

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Carlinville Area Hospital & Clinics unveils history timeline wall

  Carlinville Area Hospital & Clinics (CAH&C) is thrilled to announce the unveiling of a history timeline wall at its facility at 20733 N. Broad St. in Carlinville. This brand-new installation details key events throughout their 70 years of service to the community, from their humble origins as a community-funded hospital to the modern-day advancements…

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Carlinville council holds Feb. 6 meeting

By ERIN SANSON Enquirer~Democrat Reporter The Feb. 6 Carlinville council meeting, while longer than others, was in total a short meeting with little action taken. Most of the topics discussed at the meeting was for informative purposes only. Car Show The plan to hold a car show on the Carlinville Square on July 29 was…

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Greene County trial continues against former Northwestern coach

  By ERIN SANSON Enquirer~Democrat Reporter The case against Austin L. Bishop on the charge of “Unlawful Grooming” continued on Jan. 27 as he made another appearance in Greene County Court. Bishop, 25, of Greenfield has entered a plea of not guilty. He returned to court on the 27th for a pre-trial hearing. He will…

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Patricia L. Bellman

Patricia L. Bellman, 67, of Bunker Hill, passed away at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023. She was born Feb. 21, 1955, in Alton, to William D. Emmons and Bulah M. Howland Emmons. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her children, April Emmons of Bunker Hill, Philip Bellman of…

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John Walter Veternik

John Walter Veternik, 64 of Carlinville, formerly of Highland, and Chicago, passed away Friday evening, Jan. 6, 2023, at Hallmark Health Care in Carlinville. John was born August 10, 1958, in Chicago, a son of John S. and Marie (Boryca) Veternik. John worked as a printer for McGrarth Printers in Chicago, for several years. He…

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Joyce L. Noe

  Joyce L. Noe, 77, of Gillespie, passed away at 2:25 p.m. at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023. She was born April 30, 1945, to Joseph Fisko and Myrtle Fisko. Joyce was a 1963 graduate of Gillespie High School. She married Ronald Noe in 1967. Joyce worked for the State of…

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Lisa Ann Heyen

  Lisa Ann Heyen, 64, of Staunton, (formerly of Gillespie) passed away Friday, Feb. 3, 2023 at St. John’s Hospital. She was born on Nov. 16, 1958. She was baptized at Zion Lutheran Church in Bunker Hill. Lisa was the daughter of WWII veteran Kenneth J. File and his wife Freda (Bauer) File. Lisa grew…

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