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“For the time of your life, don’t miss the big Lions carnival”

  By ERIN SANSON Enquirer~Democrat Reporter The Carlinville Lions Club Carnival will be back Friday Sept. 9 and Saturday Sept. 10 for the first time in three years. A parade will be held on Friday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. beginning at the Macoupin County Courthouse to kick-off the Carnival. The Lions Club Carnival began…

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Sorento School not allowed to join Mt. Olive District

By ERIN SANSON Enquirer~Democrat Reporter In January the Bond County Community Unit School District No. 2 School Board voted to close the Sorento School at the end of the 2022 school year. Reasons for closing were due to falling enrollment, an increase in the cost of doing business and labor shortages. The 107 students of…

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Carlinville Moose benefits R.E.D Ride of Central Illinois

  Non-profit organization raises $56,000 for deployed military soldiers By JACKSON WILSON Enquirer Democrat Reporter At 2:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 27, the Carlinville Loyal Order of the Moose lodge was quiet, with the exception of a few volunteers that were preparing to raise money for military support groups as well as care packages to be…

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The MAC to host community open house and gallery reception

By DANA CATTANI Contributor The surrounding communities are invited to rediscover The Macoupin Art Collective in Staunton. The MAC is a non-profit art school created with the goal of bringing Art To All, serving over 20,000 children and adults since 2017.  Three years ago, they moved into their current building and began renovations, including a…

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SamJam keeps going for a great cause

  Popular music festival will feature array of musical genres By TOM EMERY Enquirer~Democrat Contributer One of the larger music festivals in small-town Illinois music festival returns this year with an array of musical genres. The 2022 SamJam Music and Brewfest will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24 from noon until 10 p.m. at the…

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Former Mt. Olive resident charged with First-Degree Murder

  By ERIN SANSON Enquirer~Democrat Reporter The Madison County Sheriff’s Department received a call on Sunday, August 7 at approximately 4:40 a.m. in regards to a disturbance occurring at a residence in the 2200 block of Miracle Ave., Granite City. Deputies arrived on scene and located two victims who had been battered and the suspect…

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Installation of Fiber Optics begins in Carlinville

By ERIN SANSON Enquirer~Democrat Reporter Conxxus has begun to install fiber optic cables in Carlinville offering residents another choice for their internet, phone and television provider. So far, Carlinville has been divided into four sections. Section one covers from West Main to Shipman Blacktop, to the South of ridge Drive and East towards Crumystone Road.…

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Budget meeting set; District looks forward to new school year

By ERIN SANSON Enquirer~Democrat Reporter The Carlinville School Board met earlier than usual for their August meeting, holding it on Aug. 11 rather than Aug. 15 as originally scheduled. The board meeting was two nights following the ‘Rock the Block’ event that the Carlinville School District hosts every year. Food, carnival games, a photo booth,…

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