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Sandra Lou Hicks

  Sandra “Sandy” Lou Hicks, 79 of Chatham, formerly of Carlinville passed away Tuesday morning, Nov. 15, 2022, at her daughters residence. Sandy was born Sept. 15, 1943, a daughter of Kenneth and Norma E. (Watters) Garrett. Sandy graduated from Carlinville High School with the class of 1961. She married Thomas Cunningham Feb. 16, 1962…

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Darrell Wayne Dart

  Darrell Wayne Dart, 80 of Carlinville, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. Darrell was born Aug. 27, 1942, in Robinson, a son of Alonzo and Norma Curtis Dart. Darrell graduated from Oblong High School with the class of 1961. He married Roena Ward, Aug. 22, 1964 in…

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Shirley M. Rodgers

  Shirley M. Rodgers, 72, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, formerly of Carlinville, passed away Tuesday evening, Nov. 15, 2022, with her husband Larry at her side. Shirley was born in Carlinville on March 19, 1950 to Edward (“Leo”) and Dorothy (Rosentreter) Kalaher. She graduated from Carlinville High School in 1968 and completed her studies in…

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Michael Dean Caudle

  Michael Dean Caudle, 54 of Carlinville, passed away Tuesday morning, Nov. 15, 2022, at his residence. Michael was born Aug. 3, 1968, in Carlinville, a son of Earnest and Shirley Warren Caudle. He was united in marriage to Mary Morse October 18, 2004 at the Macoupin County Court House by the Honorable Joseph Koval.…

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Gibson, Force Elite dominate travel softball tournaments

  By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter Carlinville athlete Hannah Gibson and the Force Elite 16A softball team recently did some major damage at a couple of tournaments in Chesterfield, MO and Bettendorf. At the Perfect Game Elite 40 Showcase in Chesterfield, the Force placed runner-up behind the leadership of six All-Tournament honorees. Gibson and…

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SCC All-Conference football rosters released

  North Mac’s Cooper Starks named to All-State team By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter The 2022 South Central All-Conference rosters were released this week, following Pana’s departure from the Illinois High School Association playoffs Nov. 12. The overall style was relatively the same, with the exception of one change. Beginning this season, offensive recipients…

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Blackburn College holds Veteran’s Day Convocation

  By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter With COVID-19 infection rates currently low, Blackburn College could finally get back to hosting a Veteran’s Day convocation in the historic Clegg Chapel Nov. 11. For the first time in three years, the Blackburn congregation packed the pews to honor the United States’ heroes that sacrificed their lives…

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School Report Card data reviewed, preliminary tax levy set

By ERIN SANSON Enquirer~Democrat Reporter The Carlinville School board met Monday, Nov. 14 at the Carlinville Primary School. The board meets at each school at least once a year for board members to inspect the state of each location. District Spotlight The Primary School was the district spotlight at this months meeting. The library was…

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Engineering resolutions passed, SAFE-T Act discussed at County Board

  By ERIN SANSON Enquirer~Democrat Reporter The November Macoupin County Board meeting was held one week later than usual due to the election held the previous week. Several items were discussed during the Nov. 15 meeting, most involved the County Engineer. The SAFE-T Act and upcoming changes to the court system were also discussed thought…

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