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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

  By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer~Democrat Reporter It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Carlinville! On Nov. 22, the Carlinville Chamber of Commerce held its annual tree lighting ceremony on the iconic gazebo located in the middle of the town square. Newly-elected Chamber president Jon Griffel welcomed a large crowd prior to the performance…

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Macoupin County named Inaugural U.S. Alliance for Election Excellence Finalist for 2023 program

Nonpartisan program brings together election officials, designers, technologists, and other experts to support and celebrate excellence in U.S. election administration Macoupin County is a finalist in the nonpartisan U.S. Alliance for Election Excellence inaugural cohort of Centers for Election Excellence, a recognition that Macoupin is committed to leadership in election administration and looking to develop…

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Children’s Christmas Spree is right around the corner

  Many changes are in place this year, that include more children, a choice of shopping times, and a chance to shop with a child or for a child. Organizer Mary Beasley assures that “change is a good thing for volunteers and children alike.” The Federated Church has sponsored the Children’s Christmas Spree since 1981.…

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Christmas events coming to Macoupin County

  By ERIN SANSON Enquirer~Democrat Reporter After Thanksgiving has passed, it is the start of the Christmas season. The towns of Macoupin County celebrate in their own way with many events coming up in the next several weeks. Bunker Hill Bunker Hill is lighting their Christmas Tree on Sun. Nov. 27. The tree was placed…

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Carlinville council approves insurance renewal

By ERIN SANSON Enquirer~Democrat Reporter The Carlinville City Council met Monday night to discuss a brief agenda. Only three items were listed on the agenda including an update on the Illinois Alluvial Regional Water Company by Carlinville representative Dan Held, an insurance renewal proposal from Dimond Bros. Insurance and discussion over cleaning bids. Insurance Renewal…

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Alpha Tau welcomes a new member and holds auction

  The Nov. 12, meeting of the Alpha Tau Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met at the Federated Church in Carlinville. The gathering began with an induction ceremony conducted for new member, Nancy Bitner. Nancy and her husband Don recently returned to the Girard area after having served as Assistant ROE 30 Superintendent…

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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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