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Clarkson, Steward and Frankford crowned at 20th annual Miss Carlinville Pageant

  By ERIN SANSON Enquirer~Democrat Reporter The 20th annual Carlinville Queen pageant was held on Saturday, April 6 at the Carlinville High School Gym. There were 19 contestants vying for the crown during the event. Myrah Gillock, Lily Johnson, Isabella Lamb, Oaklyn Frankford, Kaney Hutson, Isabelle Heller, Milloe Reid and Avery McEuen were the contestants…

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Macoupin County enjoys partial totality during eclipse

  By ERIN SANSON Enquirer~Democrat Reporter The second total solar eclipse in seven years passed through Illinois on Mon. April 8. The eclipse began around 12:45 p.m. with totality reaching its peak around the 2 o’clock hour. Those who stayed in Macoupin County saw only 98 percent totality while others who ventured further south could…

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Macoupin County man pleads guilty to child pornography charges

Macoupin State Attorney Jordan Garrison announced Apr. 3 that a former Nilwood man had pled guilt to four counts of child pornography, all class 2 felonies. Chester W. Adams, 63, entered his plea in front of Judge Joshua A. Meyer. Adams is being held at the Macoupin County Jail, where he has been since being…

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Industrial Blaze burns in Carlinville

  By ERIN SANSON Enquirer~Democrat Reporter A large industrial fire broke out at 14855 University Street in the early hours of Easter monring (March 31).  A call to emergency services was placed at 3:55 a.m. Carlinville Fire Department Chief Jess McKee established defensive operations and began requests for mutual aid. Departments from Girard, Virden, Staunotn,…

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New family-style breakfast and lunch on Carlinville square

  Eni’s Cafe and Pancakes opens for business in former Abella’s building By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter Residents or visitors to Carlinville that have large appetites are in luck. Within a town that already features a lot of history and many popular places to eat, Phil Elezi and his son, Vulnet, are determined to…

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Former Carlinville Clinic demolished

  By ERIN SANSON Enquirer~Democrat Reporter The Carlinville Clinic building was torn down last week, following a lengthy history in this County. The building, located at 224 East Main St., opened as the Macoupin Hospital in June 1927 by Dr. E.R. Chamness. It had been occupied as a Doctor’s Office as early as 1912. The…

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Primary Election Results for Macoupin County

  By ERIN SANSON Enquirer~Democrat Reporter A small percentage of Macoupin Voters turned up to vote in the Primary Elections of March 19. Only 5,741 ballots were cast out of 30,757 registered voters in the County, about 18 percent. Joe Biden won the Democratic nomination in Macoupin County with 89 percent of the vote. Donald…

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Girard Chamber of Commerce March report

By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter The Girard Chamber of Commerce released an expanded list of upcoming events and discussed a couple of project-related matters at its March meeting. Upcoming events Upcoming events for the North Macoupin community included an April 2 Health Fair scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon; Adult Easter Egg Hunt scheduled…

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