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Carlinville School District to hold open house for Aladdin property

The Carlinville Community Unit School District #1 was gifted by the Eschbacher Family 21 acres and buildings formerly known as Carlinville Aladdin Steel. The Carlinville Board of Education is interested in utilizing the gift to enhance the schools and/or community. The school district is being very intentional and thoughtful in the development process. We want…

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Carlinville Police Child Safety room dedicated to Gracie Nance; Gracie Foundation makes donation to Carlinville Police

  By ERIN SANSON Enquirer~Democrat Reporter Family members of Gracie Nance were at the Public Safety Building on Jan. 21 for the dedication of the Child Safety Room in Nance’s honor. Carlinville Police Officers and members of the Gracie Foundation, setup in her honor after her passing in 2020, officially dedicated the space naming it…

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Carlinville School Board honors State Scholars

  By ERIN SANSON Enquirer~Democrat Reporter The Carlinville School Board held its first meeting of the new year on Jan. 16. The board recognized the Illinois State Scholars, approved changes in employment, the annual staff seniority lists and approved a proposal for consulting regarding the Aladdin Steel property donation. Illinois State Scholars The Carlinville School…

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Carlinville Chamber hosts Excellence in Business Awards

  By ERIN SANSON Enquirer~Democrat Reporter The Carlinville Community Chamber of Commerce held its Excellence in Business Chamber Awards on Jan. 18 at the Reno’s Pizzeria banquet hall. Awards were given to several deserving individuals and businesses. Main Street Bridal won the Transformation Award after a re-design of the store by new owner Rachel Hammann.…

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County Board discusses new committee, project updates at Jan. meeting

By ERIN SANSON Enquirer~Democrat Reporter The Macoupin County Board met Jna. 9 for their regular January meeting. Several items were up for discussion including the Ad Hoc Committee for Community Police Presence, an update on the Courthouse HVAC project and the Citizen’s Guide to County Government. Community Police Presence Committee After a suggestion by Aaron…

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Carlinville Lions make donation to Carlinville Public School Foundation

  Vice President of the Carlinville Lions Club, Dr. John Lapp, presented a donation check for $1,000 to the President of the Carlinville Public School Foundation, Jono Verticchio. The Carlinville Public School Foundation is an organization dedicated to providing financial support to teachers and their mission to create a positive learning environment for all students…

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First snow of 2024 and upcoming winter weather

  By ERIN SANSON Enquirer~Democrat Reporter After an unseasonably warm Christmas, the temperature began cooling down towards the New Year. The first snow of 2024 occurred the evening of Jan. 5 and lasted until the early morning hours. The snow did not stay for much more than a day before most of it had melted.…

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Carlinville Elks Lodge celebrates Season of Giving

  By ERIN SANSON Enquirer~Democrat Reporter The Carlinville Elks Lodge recently celebrated Christmas in its usual fashion by hosting a Breakfast with Santa and delivering Christmas boxes to area families. The Breakfast with Santa event saw 188 attendees and 96 kids. Children walked away with door prizes, a “big prize,” got to play games, and…

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