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  1. Calhoun County has its first new sheriff in 30 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 13 | The Messenger

    Anderson was appointed sheriff following the retirement of longtime Sheriff Bill Davis. -Messenger photo by Peter Kaspari Calhoun County Sheriff Scott Anderson poses next to a squad car in front of the Calhoun County Courthouse in Rockwell City.


  2. Brussels Ferry opens for traffic, Calhoun County starts flood recoveryRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 11 |

    "There is some mud and water on the pavement, so please be careful" said the Calhoun Sheriff's office in a Facebook post early Thursday afternoon. Sheriff Heffington: "It will help out a bunch of people and shorten the time to work for some.


  3. Court filing criminal charges against parents who don't pay child supportRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 10 | Anniston Star

    Calhoun County Family Court Judge Peggy Miller-Lacher says there are too many cases to count in which parents have failed to pay child support, but whatever the number, she hopes the threat of criminal charges will reduce it. "We have child support hearings three Thursdays each month," the judge said.


  4. IDOT announces reopening roadways, including Route 100 between U.S. 67 in Alton, Route 3 in GraftonRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 8 |

    Illinois Department of Transportation announced multiple roadways that will reopen today, including Illinois Route 100 between U.S. 67 in Alton and Illinois 3 in Grafton, Illinois Route 3 at Illinois 100 in Grafton, Illinois 100 north of Kampsville in Calhoun County, and Illinois 143 at Illinois 255 in Wood River. Until such time as these highways are opened for travel, the Department reminds all motorists to heed closure and all other signage as significant debris has been deposited on flooded roadways.


  5. Calhoun County residents observe, work around rising water levelsRead the original story

    Friday May 5 |

    Herter lives just south of Straight Home Bar and Grill in Hardin. Her front yard is shown in this sequence of photos, the first at 9:15 a.m. on May 4, the second at 3 p.m. on May 4, and the final one at 9:15 a.m. on May 5. The river level is at 34.96 as of 12:30 p.m on May 5, with a crest predicted for 1 p.m. on May 6. Flood stage at Hardin is 25 feet.


  6. Flood Watch 2017: Rising waters cause detours for Calhoun residentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 4 |

    There has been considerable activity in Calhoun County today because of rising flood waters. The sheriff's office said Illinois Route 100 is closed all the way from the Pike County line to Hardin.


  7. Calhoun Sheriff's Office announces ferry closures, Alton river levels predictedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 30 |

    The Brussels Ferry is closed due to debris in the river and the Golden Eagle Ferry will close at 9 tonight for flooding and remain closed until further notice, the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office said this afternoon. Volunteers were requested Sunday morning at Namoeki Township to fill sandbags with rising water levels near Pontoon Beach threatening some homes.


  8. Grafton Ferry opens for seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 28 |

    ... The Grafton Ferry is operated by the Calhoun Ferry Company which also operates the Golden Eagle Ferry in Calhoun County. For additional information on ferry operating hours or directions, contact the Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau at ...


  9. Calhoun pair facing homicide chargesRead the original story

    Mar 29, 2017 | Pike Press

    Two people arrested over the weekend in Calhoun County on Pike County drug charges received additional charges Tuesday morning when they appeared in Pike County court. Derek B. Tepen, 30, and Kayla R. Howard, 26, both of Batchtown, were charged with drug-induced homicide in connection with the death of Gavin Bland, March 4 in Pike County.


  10. Calhoun sheriff: Two in custody for delivery of controlled substance warrant, more charges expectedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2017 |

    ... 26, both Batchtown residents. The two were arrested on warrants of delivery of a controlled substance. Calhoun County Sheriff William Heffington said Sunday that officers and investigators discovered a number of illegal drugs and other controlled ...


  11. Showtime in Calhoun: Calhoun Entertainment Company presenting OliverRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2017 |

    For 28 years, the Calhoun Entertainment Company has been bringing musical theater to the hills, valleys and plains of Calhoun County. Founded by Jerry Sievers in 1989, the Calhoun Entertainment Company has held at least one show a year since its inception.


  12. Court: Wrongful arrest victim can sue MSP trooperRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2017 |

    A Calhoun County man who was wrongfully arrested and jailed on a child pornography charge can sue the Michigan State Police trooper who handled the initial investigation. The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that Billy Dean Rowe of Homer can continue with his lawsuit against Trooper Dennis Milburn.


  13. Calhoun fire departments save Hamburg Post Office, homes, blaze destroys one structureRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2017 |

    Fire departments from Hamburg, Hardin, Kampsville and Calhoun joined together to save structures close to a house that was fully engulfed with flames Wednesday morning. Calhoun County Sheriff William Heffington said Kampsville, Hamburg, Hardin and North Calhoun Fire Departments worked together to extinguish the home's blaze before it spread to other structures.


  14. Look Back ... to turnout for civilian defense, 1942Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2017 | Anniston Star

    March 13, 1942, in The Star: Hundreds of Annistonians are giving their time and efforts to make the trial blackout here next Tuesday night successful in all respects. To this end, the large courtroom of the Calhoun County Courthouse was filled last night for a meeting to give instructions for air raid wardens, auxiliary policemen and firemen.


  15. Edward Harris Sandra Harris v. the County Commission of Calhoun CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2017 | FindLaw

    EDWARD E. HARRIS and SANDRA L. HARRIS, Plaintiffs Below, Petitioners v. THE COUNTY COMMISSION OF CALHOUN COUNTY, Defendant Below, Respondent Orton A. Jones, Esq., Hedges, Jones, Whittier & Hedges, Spencer, West Virginia Counsel for the Petitioners Karen H. Miller, Esq., Joseph L. Amos, Jr., Esq., Adam K. Strider, Esq., Miller & Amos, Charleston, West Virginia Counsel for the Respondent The Circuit Court of Calhoun County has certified a question to this Court asking when a cause of action accrued for an alleged breach of contract by the County Commission of Calhoun County concerning the Commission's former employee, Edward E. Harris .


  16. Richard Glen Johns | 78 | RockportRead the original story

    Feb 22, 2017 | Pike Press

    Richard Glen Johns, 78, of rural Rockport, IL passed away Saturday evening, February 18, 2017 at St. Johns Hospital in Springfield, IL. Glen was born June 18, 1938 in Calhoun County, IL, a son of Allen Roy and Ruth Marie Martin Johns.


  17. Firefighters work on 1,300-acre southern Illinois wildfireRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2017 | WQQL-FM Springfield

    ... from any roads and there is rough terrain. Hall says up to 30 firefighters were on the scene at once. Tags: Calhoun County, Gary Hall, Kampsville, North Calhoun Fire Protection District, wildfire Story 2017 Associated Press/Newsradio WTAX - ...


  18. Legals for 02-02-17Read the original story

    Jul 14, 2016 | County Record

    NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PURSUANT TO A WRIT OF EXECUTION hereto issued out of the County Court, of Bay County, Florida, Case No. 07-4099-SC on October 26, 2016, in the matter of Innovations Federal Credit Union vs. Jessica Neese and Thomas Neese, I, Glenn Kimbrel, As Sheriff of Calhoun County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the defendant personal property, to-wit: 2005 Ford F250 VIN # 1FTSX21575EC71349 I shall offer this property for sale, on the steps of the Calhoun County Courthouse, State of Florida, on the 13th day of February, 2017, at the hour of 9:00 A.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.


  19. Judge grants requests in challenge to Ben Little's council seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2017 | Anniston Star

    Seyram Selase meets at the Calhoun County Courthouse with his lawyer George Monk on his election challenge of Ben Little's 10-vote win in the last Anniston city election. Ben Little and his lawyer Cleo Thomas are in the background.


  20. Officials say FEMA proposal could cost Calhoun County millionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2017 | Anniston Star

    In this 2015 file photo, Calhoun County EMA director Jonathan Gaddy checks in with staff during a disaster training exercise at the EMA offices in Jacksonville. In this 2015 file photo, Calhoun County EMA director Jonathan Gaddy checks in with staff during a disaster training exercise at the EMA offices in Jacksonville.