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Dr. Nelson Retires After 38 Years As Audiologist

After a career in audiology spanning almost 40 years, Dr. Stephanie Broom Nelson has announced her retirement from Nelson Audiology in Litchfield as of Aug. 1. Dr. Nelson is looking forward to …

Hillsboro Hosts Public Hearing On Helston Place

Jeremy Connor of Hurst-Rosche Engineering hosted a public hearing Thursday evening, July 15, for residents of Helston Place, the site for upcoming sewer work. Fourteen residents live on Helston; …

Sorento Homecoming Will Kick Off On Friday

Main Street Sorento will see an increase of foot-traffic this weekend during the Sorento Homecoming celebration on Friday, July 30, and Saturday, July 31.  Carnival tickets are currently on …

Morrisonville Homecoming Returns

The 93rd annual Morrisonville Picnic and Homecoming is sure to provide loads of family fun this week, Thursday, July 29, Friday, July 30 and Saturday, July 31. Carnival rides will run from 5 to 10 …
Journal-News Sports

Local Riders Collect Wins At Belleville Hare Scrambles

The Belleville Enduro Team hosted two days of hare scrambles in June, with a large contingent from the Journal-News Motorsports area competing. On day one, June 12, five racers from Montgomery and …

Hemken Sixth At Taylorville In Return To Hornet Racing

After a lengthy layoff, the sport compacts came calling for Eldon Hemken once again as the Sorento racer hit the track on Saturday, July 17. Racing at Federated Auto Parts 1-55 Raceway in Pevely, …

Komor First Again At WFO Race In Byron

It was the biggest class of the day, but that didn’t matter much to Litchfield’s Ryan Komor, who won his fourth WFO series race of the year on Sunday, July 18. Racing in the Greg Moss …
Obituaries
Ruth Grace Anderson, 98 Ruth Grace (Hauser) Anderson, 98, of Springfield, died on Thursday, July 1, 2021, at her home. Private family services were held with burial at Elmwood Cemetery in Litchfield. Butler Funeral Home …
Mildred L. Sales, 84 Mildred Louise Sales, 84, of Greenville, died on Thursday, July 15, 2021, at 7:05 a.m. at her home. Funeral services were held Friday, July 23, at Greeville First Christian Church with Pastor …
Tjode L. Young, 83 Tjode Lee (Barnes) Young, 83, of Chatham, formerly of Hillsboro, died on Monday, July 26, 2021, at her home with her family by her side. She fought a hard battle with cancer and was considered cancer …
Molly J. McElwee, 80 Molly Jo McElwee, 80, of Charleston, formerly of Harvel, died peacefully on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at her Arbor Rose of Charleston home. Visitation will be held Saturday, July 31, from 10:30 …
Samuel A. Moore, Sr., 82 Samuel Allan Moore, Sr., 82, loving husband, father, grandfather and resident of Port Charlotte, FL, for the last 20 years passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, after a year-long battle with …
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GUEST COLUMN • Old Settlers Returns This Sunday

With Old Settlers coming up fast and furious, I wanted to explain a few things that you might find different at this year’s celebration. The first thing that comes to mind is our vendors. …

A GRACE FILLED JOURNEY • Remember To Do The Next Right Thing

You are lost, hope is gone But you must go on And do the next right thing   As the mom of two girls, we have seen the Frozen movies at least a hundred times. Maybe more. And I could …
Letters To The Editor
Urging Everyone To Get Involved With Parks

Dear residents of Hillsboro, I understand that many of you are upset at the sale of two parcels of park land. I want to assure everyone that this issue is not as simple as it seems and not as …

Hillsboro Asks You Be Careful What You Flush

This letter is for residents who are connected to the city of Hillsboro sewer system directly or indirectly. The purpose is to educate you as a resident and customer as to what should not be …