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Montgomery County Farmers Hit The Fields

As farmers return to the fields, one local farming family has enhanced its large operation with a new cutting-edge piece of machinery, the Fendt IDEAL Model 9T combine. Justison Farms in Butler …

Both Cases And Rate Up During Past Week

The number and rate of COVID-19 coronavirus cases in Montgomery County increased last week, with 36 new cases reported by the Montgomery County Health Department for a positivity rate of 3.2 percent …

Corner Block 'Absolutely' Still Sound

“Is the building structurally viable? Absolutely,” architect David Leonatti said after a tour of the Corner Block building that anchors downtown Hillsboro. The architect toured the …

MCHD To Hold Clinics In Nokomis, Litchfield

The Montgomery County Health Department will be holding its second drive-thru flu shot clinics this week. The clinics will be held Tuesday, Sept. 29, from 9 to 12 p.m. at Litchfield Community …
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Reynolds Scores Heat Win, Top Five Finish At Macon

Hillsboro racer Justin Reynolds scored a heat victory and a top five feature finish on Saturday, Sept. 26, at Macon Speedway. Reynolds, driving the 3X, started fifth in the first heat and beat out …

Loskot Picks Up Three Top Ten Finishes In Street Stock

Nokomis' Anton Loskot ran the Tri City/Charleston/Tri City tripleheader on Sept. 18-20. Loskot ran fourth in his heat race in the Street Stock class at Tri City on Sept. 18, good enough for a …

Hemken Collects Three Top Three Finishes

Sorento racer Eldon Hemken took home three top three finishes in as many races last weekend as he raced at Tri City Speedway on Sept. 18 and 20, with a trip to Charleston Speedway sandwiched …
Obituaries
Loeta M. Blair, 82 Loeta M. Blair, 82, of Nokomis, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, at 2:40 p.m. at Nokomis Rehab and Healthcare in Nokomis. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Stiehl-Dawson …
Dr. Craig Manifold, 57 Brigadier General (Dr.) Craig A. Manifold, USAF (RET) (BVT), 57, died suddenly on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, due to natural causes in his Helotes home. Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 29, …
Frank McLaughlin, 84 Frank E. McLaughlin, 84, of Nokomis, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at 4:35 a.m. in Montgomery Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylor Springs. No public services will be held, and his remains …
Marvin R. Heather, 90 Marvin R. Heather, 90, of Moweaqua, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, at Moweaqua Rehab and Health Care in Moweaqua. Visitation will be held Tuesday, Sept. 29,  from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.  in …
Willie Wooten, 74 Willie Wooten, 74, of Mayfield, KY, formerly of Panama and Raymond, died at 1:07 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, at his residence. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, located at 117 Walnut Street in Panama.  Private funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in Panama, with Pastor Roy Eller officiating. Interment will follow the ceremony at Asbury Cemetery in Raymond. In keeping with CDC guidelines, only 50 guests will be allowed in the funeral home at a time and the wearing of masks is recommended.
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From The Opinion Page

A GRACE FILLED JOURNEY • Be Responsible With Your News

Inside today’s edition of The Journal-News, you probably found a list of awards we won at this year’s Illinois Press Association’s Better Newspapers Contest. To say that I’m …

SMALL SNIPPETS • The World Of Ill-Fated Dreams

I began reading Mary Herschelman’s columns long before I knew her personally.  I often read them and feel as if she is speaking directly to me, offering guidance and bringing clarity I …
Letters To The Editor
We Respect Our Military

In response to your block ad, we have great respect for our military!  We also have great respect for President Trump! Stealing is a crime.  We would hate to think it’s someone …

Our Family Is Grateful To State’s Attorney

My name is Clint Harkins.  My wife and I have lived in Montgomery County for nearly 20 years. Three years ago, a member of our family was the victim of a serious predatorial assault.  …