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Dorchester Homecoming celebrates its 62nd year

On Friday, Aug. 5 at the annual Dorchester Homecoming a cornhole tournament was held and run by the Jersey Country Cornhole. The first place team was All Hikes Matter. BY: Erin Sanson Coal County Times Reporter The 62nd Dorchester Homecoming was held August 5-7 with activities and fun for all ages to enjoy. On Friday,…

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Voters to receive election information by mail or email

As required by state law, registered voters in Macoupin County will be receiving either a postcard or email in the next few weeks with some important election information. There are four things for a voter to consider. • An application to join the permanent vote by mail list, which a ballot will automatically be mailed…

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Coatney to celebrate 90th birthday

Raymond “Beaver” Coatney will be turning 90 years old on Aug. 20. An open house will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 554 Ramey Street, Carlinville to celebrate his birthday. No gifts please. Stop by to wish Beaver a Happy Birthday. If you aren’t able…

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Macoupin County communities host annual fish fry eventsVolunteers preparing the fish, chicken and side dishes for the annual Hettick Fish Fry that was held on Saturday, Aug. 6.

Volunteers preparing the fish, chicken and side dishes for the annual Hettick Fish Fry that was held on Saturday, Aug. 6.   BY: Erin Sanson Enquirer~Democrat Reporter Macoupin County residents will have the opportunity to get their fried fish fix once more in the upcoming weeks. Both the Dorchester Homecoming and the Hettick Fish Fry…

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Grand opening’ ribbon cutting celebration at the Topp Hat in Girard

A large crowd was present for the Topp Hat ribbon cutting Aug. 6. Business owners Chris & Alicia Hatalla and Brett & Meagan Toppmeyer celebrated with their families, the Girard Chamber of Commerce and the 2022 Girard queens Olivia Thoroman and Remi Young, who were crowned as new royalty at the Girard Festival Days. Other…

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Super Summer Weekend super busy in Carlinville

  By ERIN SANSON Enquirer~Democrat Reporter Carlinville was busy this past weekend with multiple events on the square and around town. Summer Repertory Theater The Summer Repertory Theater put on their last few performances of Peter Pan at Bothwell Auditorium. The Sunday show was the final show, luckily the SRT will be back next summer…

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Alluvial Reps meet with Carlinville Council to discuss future plans

By ERIN SANSON Enquirer~Democrat Reporter The Carlinville city council meeting, held August 1, ran for two hours and forty minutes, a vast difference from their usually short meetings. The meeting focused almost entirely on the Illinois Alluvial Regional Water Company, as two representatives were present at the meeting to discuss the company with the Carlinville…

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Thoroman, Young reign at Girard Festival Days pageant

  Joseph Reinhart recognized as ‘Teen Citizen of the Year’ An imaginary ‘Vacation Destination’ plane tour of the United States concluded in Girard, where Olivia Thoroman and Remi Young were crowned as the 2022 queens of the Festival Days July 31. Thoroman took home title of ‘Miss Girard’ over Tristan Rutan, Camerin Leonard and Hanna…

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Fox 2 St. Louis live in Gillespie for water problems

  By JACKSON WILSON Coal Country Times/Macoupin County Enquirer~Democrat Reporter The community of Gillespie was live on Fox 2 News St. Louis July 19. As many may have guessed, the “You Paid For It” headline of the day was water contamination issues that residents have been dealing with off and on for years. When the…

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Lion’s Carnival Queen candidates announced

  The 78th annual Lion’s Club Carnival is set for September 9 and 10 with the queen coronation at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10. The 2022 candidates are: Amelia Clare Cosenza is the 17-year-old daughter of Michael and Susan Cosenza. She also has two sisters, Katherine and Anna. Amelia is a member of the…

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