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Meet The Subsidence Mitigation Man

As longwall mining at Deer Run Mine in Hillsboro passed under Route 185 this spring, highway travelers had a front-row seat to the subsidence left behind. E&G Construction of Coffeen is not …

State Moves To ‘Bridge’ Phase On Friday, May 14

The entire state moved into the “Bridge Phase” of the Restore Illinois reopening plan on Friday, May 14, according to Gov JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health …

Murphy: Bridge Allows Partial City Re-Openings

During commissioner’s reports at the Tuesday, May 11, Hillsboro City Council meeting, Public Safety Commissioner Michael Murphy thanked Katie Duncan for stepping in as interim mayor when Brian …

John Hapner Purchases Knisley’s Bowl

From family nights to league nights, and everything in between, many special memories have been made at Knisley Hillsboro Bowl for more than seven decades;  but as of April 1, the signage …
Journal-News Sports

Lady Panthers Fall To Southwestern, Greenville

It was a tough end to the week for the Litchfield High School softball team as they fell to 0-8 with losses to Southwestern on May 13 and Greenville on May 15. In Thursday’s home game …

Lady Redskins Face Tough Stretch Of 2021

It was a tough end to the week for the Nokomis softball team as the Lady Redskins went from 4-2 after Monday’s win against Calvary to 4-8 by the week’s end. Two of those losses would …

Morrisonville Knocks Off Riders, Falls To SCC Foes

A quick start helped the Morrisonville High School baseball team secure it’s sixth win of the season on Wednesday, May 12, in Morrisonville The Mohawks scored five runs in the first two …
Obituaries
Richard Y. 'Dick' Umberger, 83 Richard Yewell “Dick” Umberger, 83, of Nokomis, died on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. A private family Celebration of Life will be held at …
Evelyn L. Bergman, 97 Evellyn L. Bergman, 97, of Sherman, formerly of Raymond and Beaufort, SC, died on Friday, May 14, 2021, at 12:45 p.m. at The Villa East in Sherman. Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 18, from 1 …
Sheila J. Smith, 68 Sheila J. Smith, 68, of Taylorville, died at 5:16 a.m., on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at Taylorville Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Smith will be cremated and no public services will be held. …
Harold W. Jurgena, 92 Harold W. Jurgena, 92,of Irving, died on Thursday, May 13, 2021, at Montgomery Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hillsboro. Masonic rites and a private family funeral service will be held. …
Roy Schmollinger, 72 Roy Lynn Schmollinger, 72, of Coffeen, died on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at HSHS St. Johns Hospital in Springfield. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., on Tuesday, May 18, at Hough and Sons …
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From The Opinion Page

SMALL SNIPPETS • Jesus Would Bring The Donuts

 Before I had children I knew everything about parenting and then I had children and realized I didn’t know anything at all. Period. About life in general.  Nothing cements the …

GROWING YOUR ROOTS • Meet The New Country Financial Rep

Be kind to your mind. It’s okay to not be okay. Not all wounds are visible. What do these three statements have in common? Mental health. May is Mental Health Month and Farm Bureau has new …
Letters To The Editor
Hope The Court Has Not Forgotten About Dogs

For many years, I have driven past Animal Control on my way to the  Senior Center.  Over a year ago, I noticed many little white puppies there.  I stopped in and asked whether they …

Robby Robbinson At Museum Next Monday

Those involved with the Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center are so very happy to have the opportunity to host Robby Robinson at the museum on Monday evening, May 3.   Robby, who …