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Carlinville School Board discuss fees for 2022-23 school year

By ERIN SANSON Enquirer~Democrat Reporter The May 16 Carlinville School District meeting featured discussion of several topics including project updates, employment, and fees the district charges. Most heavily discussed was the technology fee that Carlinville typically charges for students’ computers. Technology Fee The technology fee for the 2021-22 school year was waived by the board…

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Re-zoning request causes push back among neighbors

By ERIN SANSON Enquirer~Democrat Reporter The council room was full at the Monday May 16 Carlinville City council meeting. Multiple people were recognized and honored at the meeting including members from the Carlinville Fire Protection District. There were also multiple visitors present at the meeting to discuss a zoning issue. Re-Zoning request James Sr. and…

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Blackburn College celebrates 2022 Commencement

  By ERIN SANSON Enquirer~Democrat Reporter Blackburn College celebrated its 153rd graduating class on Sat. May, 14. Dr. James Bray, College Marshal, led the procession of Graduates and faculty through Hudson Quad. Bray, as the College Marshal, led the procession with the Mace in hand. He was followed by a student carrying the Blackburn Flag…

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CAH Auxiliary blood drive produces 41 units

  Carlinville Area Hospital Auxiliary’s May 4 blood drive generated 30 units of whole blood, eight red-cell (“Double Reds) units, and three platelet donations. Those donations will go on to help 101 potential patients in the Springfield area, including Carlinville, according to Springfield-based ImpactLife. “We always set our drive goal high,” said Auxiliary drive leader…

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Carlinville Library’s summer reading program packed with activities

  By TOM EMERY Enquirer~Democrat contributor One of the most popular programs at the Carlinville Public Library returns this summer with a packed schedule of activities. “Read Beyond the Beaten Path” is the theme for the library’s Summer Reading Program for 2022, which features fun and enriching weekly activities for all ages. “We have a…

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Goodman Agency hosts open house for 45 year celebration

  By ERIN SANSON Enquirer~Democrat Reporter The Goodman Agency celebrated two milestones on Friday, April 30. The company hosted an open house at its new office on north Broad Street to celebrate the 45th year of the agency’s creation and to celebrate the one year anniversary of the new location. The company was started in…

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Tensions rise at City Council budget hearing

By ERIN SANSON Enquirer~Democrat Reporter The Carlinville Council met May 2 at City Hall to hold a budget hearing on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2023. Norm Simrock was the only citizen in attendance at the meeting, though he brought several points to the council’s attention regarding their budget and budgeting process. Simrock pointed…

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