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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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New Animal Control Administrator hired at April County Board meeting

  By ERIN SANSON Enquirer~Democrat Reporter The April Macoupin County Board meeting was held on a rare Wednesday night session at its usual time and location. The meeting was moved due to township meetings that took place on Tues. night instead. Animal control was once again a topic of discussion multiple times throughout the evening.…

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Extension request denied; salaries raised at Carlinville Council

By ERIN SANSON Enquirer~Democrat Reporter The Carlinville City council met on Monday, April 18 to discuss several issues posing a threat to public safety, such as a nuisance property and a lack of street lights. They also discussed events happening in Carlinville in the upcoming week as well as added events to the calendar over…

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Carlinville School Board elects new officers, discusses upcoming projects

  By ERIN SANSON Enquirer~Democrat Reporter The first order of business for the Carlinville School Board meeting was to re-organize the board and elect new officers into position April 13. Board member Bobbi Bates immediately suggested a slate of candidates to fulfill the positions. Bates nominated Sam Harding to fill the position of President, Dan…

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Macoupin County Public Health releases heart smart winners

  The month of February was National Heart Month. The Macoupin County Public Health Department invited the schools of the county to participate in a “Healthy Heart” contest to make students aware of heart disease. Heart disease is the nation’s leading cause of death. Kindergarten, first and second graders were invited to participate in a…

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Lester Bettis to celebrate 90th birthday

  Lester Bettis’ family is celebrating his 90th birthday. Lester has lived in Carlinville for over sixty years, so if you know him from driving the fuel truck or the school bus or “because he’s a great guy,” come and wish him a happy birthday. An open house will be held on Saturday, April 23,…

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Rives to celebrate 75th wedding anniversary

  Mr. & Mrs. James Rives of Carlinville will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary on April 9, 2022. James and the former Anna Mae Bellm were married April 9, 1947 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Anna is the daughter of the late John and Helen Bellm of Carlinville. James is the son of the late…

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