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County Kicks Off Bicentennial Celebration

“Montgomery County’s Bicentennial is a time to celebrate, not just in a festive sense but in a more profound sense of renewal and re-commitment,” began a proclamation read by …

Vaccination Open To All Over Age 18

“If you are reading this, please help spread the word that we are able to vaccinate anyone now,” the Montgomery County Health Department posted on its website on Saturday, April 10.  …

Younger County Bar Remains Very Active

In a hallway off the lobby of the new courthouse in Hillsboro hangs a frame featuring dozens of smiling faces on members of the Montgomery County Bar Association. Many of those smiling faces have …

2020 No Match For Arrowhead Open

Even with the uncertainty that prevailed throughout much of 2020, the Nokomis Athletic Club was still able to put together an event that will help their athletes compete at their highest …
Journal-News Sports

Toppers Triumph In Three

After gutting out a three-game win over Litchfield on April 8, the Hillsboro volleyball team found themselves in similar territory two days later on their home court. Taking on Beardstown, the …

Royer, Hatalla Push Panthers Past Lancers

Three second half goals tripped up Lincolnwood on Thursday, April 8, as the Lancers fell to North Mac 3-0. After a scoreless first half, the Panthers rallied behind the combo of Kaedyn Royer and …

Lancers Claim Win Over Future Teammates

It was a civil war in every sense of the word on Friday, April 9, in Morrisonville. Starting next year, the Lincolnwood and Morrisonville volleyball teams will be following the lead of the …
Obituaries
Shawn M. Denton, 44 Shawn Michael Denton, 44, of Litchfield, died Saturday, April 10, 2021, at 11:02 a.m. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield is assisting the …
Joseph L. Cerny, 91 Joseph L. Cerny, 91, of Witt, died Thursday, April 1, 2021, at 9:44 a.m. at Hillsboro Area Hospital. Cremation rites were accorded. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 21, at 11 a.m. at …
William E. Winkleblack, 93 William Edward Winkleblack, 93, of Gillespie, died Saturday, April, 10, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at Heritage Health in Carlinville. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, April 21, at 11 a.m. at …
Anna Mae Mills, 84 Anna Mae Mills, 84, of Shipman, died Sunday, April 4, 2021, at Robings Manor in Brighton. A Memorial Mass was held Tuesday, April 13, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Brighton. Burial followed …
James A. McCaslin, 84 James A. McCaslin, 84, of Springfield, formerly of Hillsboro, died Friday, April 9, 2021, at Lewis Memorial Christian Village in Springfield. Cremation rites were accorded. A memorial service will …
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From The Opinion Page

EDITORIAL • And Then There Was Only One

American history is largely defined by our wars and the heroes who emerge.  The recent death of World War II Medal of Honor recipient Charles Coolidge of Tennessee reduces our nation to only …

GRANDMA'S DIARIES • April 1954: Grandpa’s Cataract Surgery

"Grandma's Diary" readers are the best! Carole Huber, Judy Tucker and Shari Lipe all knew what  the "ham" was that Grandma mentioned. It is a fat, little pillow shaped like a ham that enables …
Letters To The Editor
Does This Sound Fair To You?

You might find this information interesting regarding your local gas and electric provider, Ameren. At Ultimate Collision Center Inc., after we paint your vehicle, we bake on the finish just like …

Litchfield Musuem Back To Normal Hours

Beginning April 1, The Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center will be operating under normal hours. We will be welcoming visitors from 10-4 Monday through Saturday, and 1-4 on Sunday. If …