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Long Meeting Night For Litchfield School Board

 It was a long agenda and a long night for members of the Litchfield School Board at their regular monthly meeting on Thursday evening, May 16, at Sihler School. With all board members …

Litchfield Council Approves Purchase Of Rescue Pumper

The Litchfield Fire Department will be getting a new piece of equipment after the city council approved the purchase of a 2019 Cinder MVP Rescue Pumper during their meeting on Thursday, May …

Planning Commission Recommends Moran

A full roster of Hillsboro Planning Commission members were in city hall Thursday afternoon, May 16, when Chairman Tom Gooding called the meeting to order. After a presentation by Keith Moran of …

Schram City Discusses Water Main Replacement

The Schram City Village Board meeting held Monday evening, May 13, began with the installation of board members Pat Rhodes, Earl Eller and Kevin Tuetken, who were re-elected following the April …
Journal-News Sports

Small Ball Comes Up Big For Toppers

For a team with 21 home runs this season, it might be a little odd to have to rely on the little things to pick up a victory, but the Hillsboro Lady Hiltoppers showed they are just as adept at small …

Late Inning Heroics Lift Redskins

For the second straight year, the Nokomis Redskins are regional champions, as they defeated Toledo Cumberland on Saturday, May 18, by a score of 3-0.  Brennyn Cutts took the mound for the …

One Chapter Closes, One Opens For HHS Track

Arguably the best sprinter in the history of the Hillsboro High School girls track program ended her prep career on Friday, May 17, as senior Kyra Huber capped off a remarkable four-year career with …
Obituaries
Theodore Schrage, 82 Theodore G. Schrage, 82, of Pocahontas, died Friday, May 17, 2019, at his residence. Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 22, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home  in …
Bonita 'Bonny' Franklin, 75 Bonita "Bonny" Franklin, 75, died Friday, May 17, 2019, at Memorial Hospital in Springfield, surrounded by family. Private family graveside services will be held at a later date at Morrisonville …
Raymond L. Miller, 88 Raymond Lavern Miller, 88, of Staunton, died on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at 12:30 p.m. at his residence. Visitation will be held Friday, May 24, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Mt. …
Brenda S. 'Suni' Brandt, 66 Brenda Sue "Suni" Brandt, 66, of Litchfield, died on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at 11:58 a.m. at Hillsboro Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 1, …
Eugene F. Black, 97 Eugene Franklin Black, 97, of Litchfield, died on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 5:39 a.m. at HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. A memorial visitation will be held Friday, May 24, from 4 to 7 …
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From The Opinion Page

LIFE LESSONS CONTINUED • Holding Out For A Hero

I don't necessarily have Bonnie Tyler in mind as I write today, but her hit song of decades ago did come to mind when I heard the line that inspired this column. A new legal drama is coming out soon …

Ramblings: What Does The Elected Job Pay?

This "Ramblings" was inspired by a question a constituent asked me back in late October while I and my work crew for the day were eating lunch at the Cozy Cafe. We were clearing the yard, though not …
Letters To The Editor
Letter To The Editor: Law Enforcement Teamwork Wins Again

If you've been following our local news lately, you are aware that a minor crime spree was stopped and the suspected culprit arrested by the Hillsboro Police Department.   It began with a car …

Letter To The Editor: Heroes In The Real World At Resource Center

The recently released Avengers Endgame movie has been taking the world by storm.  Your favorite heroes–Captain America, Ironman, Thor, Black Widow, Hulk and Hawkeye–are back at it …