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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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Goodman Agency hosts open house for 45 year celebration

  By ERIN SANSON Enquirer~Democrat Reporter The Goodman Agency celebrated two milestones on Friday, April 30. The company hosted an open house at its new office on north Broad Street to celebrate the 45th year of the agency’s creation and to celebrate the one year anniversary of the new location. The company was started in…

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Tensions rise at City Council budget hearing

By ERIN SANSON Enquirer~Democrat Reporter The Carlinville Council met May 2 at City Hall to hold a budget hearing on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2023. Norm Simrock was the only citizen in attendance at the meeting, though he brought several points to the council’s attention regarding their budget and budgeting process. Simrock pointed…

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Harvey Bettis to celebrate 101st birthday

  Harvey Bettis will be 101 years old May 9, 2022 and will celebrate with a family gathering. He is a retired farmer, saying he became a full-time farmer at 12 years of age working on the family farm with his dad and brothers. He has spent his life farming in Macoupin County. He enjoys…

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Earth Week celebrated throughout Carlinville

  By ERIN SANSON Enquirer~Democrat Reporter Carlinville celebrated Earth Week with special events around town. Earth Week kicked off with a proclamation by Mayor Sarah Oswald dedicating the week of April 20-24 as Earth Week in Carlinville. The proclamation, which was read by Alderman Dick McClain in Oswald’s absence, was followed by remarks and information…

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Brave Hazel Boutique opens on Carlinville Square

  “We have more than one thing for everyone.” By ERIN SANSON Enquirer~Democrat Reporter Brave Hazel and the House of Olde held its grand opening on Friday April 15. Brave Hazel is owned and operated by Laura and Jon Convery and has been a family business since its inception. Started five years ago at the…

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Schiens retire, sell Karmak to employees

  Karmak had many reasons to celebrate last Tuesday evening, as founders Richard and Linda Schien were honored at a retirement dinner. Also honored was Jim Schien, who retired from Karmak’s sales team after 30 years of service. The celebration had exceptional meaning for the Schiens and employees, as Karmak commemorates its 40th anniversary this…

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