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Hillsboro Community Pauses To Remember Local Veterans

In the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the community of Hillsboro once again paused to remember local heroes. The light dusting of snow and freezing temperatures pushed …

Raymond Woman Killed In Fayette County Accident

A Raymond woman was killed Monday afternoon, Nov. 11, in an accident on Route 185 in Fayette County. Funeral arrangements for Kimberly A. Hopper, 44, of Raymond, are pending at Hough Funeral Home …

Litchfield Says No To County Contract

Members of the Litchfield City Council met on Thursday, Nov. 7, with 12 items on tap for new business on the agenda. Ten of those items would pass, with action taken on one other regarding the …

Employees Last Day Was Nov. 4 At Coffeen

The 54-year-old plant that three years ago was honored as the cleanest coal-fueled power generator in the world was officially retired on Nov. 1. During a conference call on Thursday, Nov. 7, …
Journal-News Sports

Youthful Lady Redskins Hope To Learn From 2019

For the second straight year, the Nokomis volleyball team ended the season with three wins, but the good news is that the tribe will be much more experienced next season. Five freshmen and two …

Last Quarton Sister Ends XC Career At State Finals

Over the last 12 years, the Quartons have frequently made the early November trip to the IHSA Cross Country State Finals at Detweiller Park in  Peoria, but this last outing was a bittersweet one …

Lady Redskins Aim To Shoot Down Cancer Once Again

In its first two years, the Nokomis High School girls basketball team has raised more than $7,000 for the Montgomery County Cancer Association through their Shoot Down Cancer initiative. Now, the …
Obituaries
Dawna Ann Marinacci, 64 Dawna Ann Marinacci, 64, of Benld, died, on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, at HSHS St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Memorial services were held on Monday, Nov. 11, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Benld. …
Charles H. 'Chip' Lane, 76 Charles H. “Chip” Lane, 76, of Staunton, died on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, at his residence. A service was held on Saturday, Nov. 9, at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton. Williamson …
Lois M. King, 96 Lois M. King, 96, of Chatham, formerly of Raymond, died on Nov. 8, 2019 at HSHS St. John’s Hospice in Springfield. Visitation will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16, beginning at 10 a.m. at St. …
Alvin E. Redding, 81 Alvin E. Redding, 81, of Sorento died Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 at 7:05 a.m. at his home. Cremation rites will be accorded and burial will be private. The family will hold a celebration of his life at …
Michael L. Guinn, Sr., 50 Michael L. Guinn, Sr., 50, of Hillsboro, died on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, at his residence. Visitation will be held Friday, Nov. 15, from 12 to 2 p.m. at Hough Funeral Home in Hillsboro. Funeral …
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From The Opinion Page

Still Not Convinced On Consolidations

Consolidation. It's a word that has been the center of a lot of discussion lately. Where school consolidation is concerned, we have already expressed in this space how we believe pooling of …

GRANDMA'S DIARIES • Nov. 1952–Politics Are Rotten In Washington

November 1952 was election time for the country. Grandma's notes about the election remind us that the partisan divide we see today is nothing new. Both Eisenhower and Stevenson supporters were just …
Letters To The Editor
We Can Make The Best Of A Bad Situation

Seeing the posts on Facebook and listening to the stories related to the closing of the Coffeen Power Plant is heartbreaking.  Generations of Montgomery County people at the plant have worked …

Museum Now Operating Under Winter Hours

Beginning Nov. 1, the Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center will be operating under winter hours. We will be welcoming visitors from 10 to 4 Tuesday through Saturday, and will be closed on …