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Marie’s On State Underway In Nokomis

Montgomery County natives Sydney and Caleb Randle took a large leap out of their comfort zone when they purchased one of the historic buildings in downtown Nokomis in March of this …

Hillsboro City Council Approves 2023 Budget

Still short-staffed (the vacant seat caused by Michael Murphy’s resignation remains unfilled), the Hillsboro City Council held two meetings Tuesday night, May 24.  A …

Nokomis Council Approves Budget

The Nokomis City Council approved a budget for the May 2022 through April 2023 fiscal year at its regular meeting on Monday, May 23.  Time was scheduled before the regular meeting to take …

Nokomis Board Faces Long Agenda

In the absence of President Chad Ruppert, Vice-President Steve Janssen called the Nokomis School Board to order on Tuesday, May 17.  In addition to Janssen, Superintendent Scott Doerr, board …
Journal-News Sports

Adkins Couple Earns Top Spots In St. Louis

The APP (Association of Pickleball Professionals) pickleball tour made a stop in St. Louis May 4-8, with Will and Kayla Adkins of Hillsboro both competing. Kayla played Saturday alongside Olivia …

The College Report: Bishop To Return To PNW

While this year was not perfect for Litchfield graduate and Purdue University-Northwest golfer Alex Bishop, it gives him a solid base for next year. He became the first ever PU-Northwest golfer to …

Lentz Blazes Own Trail To Lewis And Clark

For the last four years, Ethan Lentz has been a fixture on the pitch for the Hillsboro High School soccer team. Now, Lentz has the opportunity to blaze a new trail in the college ranks. After …
Obituaries
Larry D. ‘Rooter’ Root, 77 Larry Dale “Rooter” Root, 77, of Schram City, died on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 9:36 p.m. at his residence. Visitation will be held Friday, June 3, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bass …
Jean Stewart, 93 Jean Stewart, 93, of Litchfield, formerly of Butler, died on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 12:07 p.m. at her residence, surrounded by family. Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 31, from 10 to 11 …
Janice L. Scanzoni, 77 Janice Lee Scanzoni, 77, of Livingston, died on Friday, May 20, 2022, at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Interment of her …
Holly Sue Miles, 48 Holly Sue Miles, 48, of Highland, died on Friday, May 20, 2022, at Barnes Jewish (Siteman) Hospital surrounded by her family. A Celebration of Life was held on Wednesday, May 25, at Mosaic Church …
Harlen R. Cutright, 75 Harlen Ray Cutright, 75, of Donnellson, died on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 5:27 a.m. at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. Visitation will be held Friday, May 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 …
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From The Opinion Page

IMAGINE HILLSBORO CHECKS IN • Imagine Hillsboro Moves Into Summer

Welcome back to Imagine Hillsboro Checks In. If this is your first time joining us, welcome! This column features a bi-monthly update regarding all things Imagine Hillsboro. As mentioned in the …

GUEST COLUMN • Hartman Shares Faith In Life Essay

Pastor’s Note: Attached is this year’s Faith In Life essay that was selected to receive this year’s Hillsboro Ministerial Fellowship award.  It was written by Joplin Hartman. …
Letters To The Editor
Packing Court Against Spirit Of Constitution

In reply to Emily England’s letter, she wishes to push the progressive agenda by packing the Supreme Court.   The nine-person Supreme Court has been in existence for 153 years.  …

Life, Liberty, And the Pursuit Of Happiness

The Constitution ensures “life,” liberty, and the pursuit of happiness! Our forefathers who wrote the Constitution would be rolling in their graves.  Nowhere in the Constitution …