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Enlistment Leads To Fulfilling Photography Career

“The National Guard opened up doors that lead to opportunities I would never have imagined possible when I was growing up,” said Sgt. First Class Kassidy Snyder, who has traveled the …

Witt Aldermen Address Concerns From Residents

Witt City Council held their first meeting of the new year on Tuesday evening, Jan. 24, with Mayor Tim Taylor and Aldermen Alvin Yeske, Randall Lowe,  Jay Martin, David Cearlock and Kaitlin …

Moose International Sets Hillsboro Meeting For Feb. 8

A notice from Moose International on the front door of the locked Hillsboro Moose lodge announces a “town hall/special meeting” to discuss the reopening of the lodge set for Wednesday, …

Village Seeks Donations For WWII Vets Memorial

Donations are currently being accepted for a new WWII Veterans Memorial in Wenonah. Students in Nokomis High School’s shop class are refurbishing the wooden veterans memorial, which will be …

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Journal-News Sports

Lady Hiltoppers Fall To Highland At Home

The Hillsboro girls basketball team was at home for the first time in two weeks on Monday, Jan. 23, as they played host to a tough squad from Highland. The Bulldogs entered the game with an 18-7 …

Pana Knocks Off Litchfield By Sixteen

A defensive-minded Pana team applied enough pressure to force Litchfield into numerous turnovers in a South Central Conference match-up at Litchfield on Tuesday, Jan. 26. The miscues allowed the …

Redskins Fourth At Carrollton Invitational

The Nokomis girls basketball team is expected to find out where they will play the postseason at this week, but regardless of whether their regional is at Okawville or Metro-East Lutheran, the Lady …
Obituaries
Patricia A. Russell, 79 Patricia A. “Pat” Russell, 79, died on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, at Comforts of Home-The Lodge in River Falls, WI. A private family memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted …
Ronald D. Taylor, 65 Ronald “Ron” Dean Taylor, 65, of Hillsboro, died on Friday, Jan. 27, 2023, at John Cochran VA Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 11 a.m. to 1 …
Ronald L. Furlow, 85 Ronald Lee Furlow, 85, of Litchfield, died on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, at 4:14 p.m. at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 11 a.m. to 12 …
Gregory Dean Jones, 67 Gregory Dean Jones, 67, of Hillsboro, died at 10:27 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, in Creve Coeur, MO. Cremation Rites were accorded. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, …
Bonnie S. Landsea, 82 Bonnie Sue Landsea, 82, of Miami, FL, formerly of Nokomis, died on Friday, Dec. 9, 2022, knowing the love that her husband, four children and eleven grandchildren had for her. A Celebration of …
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A GRACE FILLED JOURNEY • Living Life One Adventure At A Time

Life in the newspaper business can present a challenge to quality family time together. There are paper nights, meeting nights and sports nights.  Over the years, we have been able to include …

CONSERVATION CONVERSATION • Lake Meeting Set For Febrary 9

Hello readers, it is time again for another monthly Montgomery County Soil and Water Conservation District Conservation Conversation. Coming up in the month of February, the Montgomery County Soil …
Letters To The Editor
Thanks For Supporting Samaritan’s Purse

I am writing to thank Hillsboro​​-area residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Generosity throughout contributed to a successful …

Gun Owners Forced To Pay To Defend Rights

Governor Pritzker and a majority of the General Assembly have clearly demonstrated their contempt for the rights of all Illinois citizens by passing HB5471. As a result of this blatant violation …