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Witt Plans New Veterans Memorial

Volunteers in the Witt community have formed a committee for the establishment of a new veterans memorial, with a location to be determined. To be eligible for listing on the memorial, veterans …

County Board Approves Route 185 Detour Route

Together for a special meeting on Monday evening, Sept. 26, members of the Montgomery County Board unanimously approved a detour agreement with Hillsboro Energy to close Illinois Route 185 between …

Zoning Dominates Hillsboro Meeting

Hillsboro’s City Council began their last September meeting Tuesday evening, Sept. 27, in city hall when Mayor Don Downs convened the session with three council members plus a larger than usual …

Nokomis Approves Salary Increase

At the Monday, Sept. 26 meeting of the Nokomis City Council, commissioners approved a salary increase for the city’s non-union employees. The 2.7 percent raise for the few non-union employees, …
Journal-News Sports

Magic Continues As Panthers Take Runner Up At Regional

After coming excruciatingly close to qualifying for the sectional as a team last year, the Litchfield boys golf team accomplished that task on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Class 1A regional at Timber …

Brockmeyer Earns Spot At Golf Sectional

The Lincolnwood boys golf team knew it would take a lot of things to go right for them to advance to the sectional as a team at the Class 1A Mt. Olive Regional on Wednesday, Sept. 28. While not all …

Thacker, Weiss Step Up To Earn Shot At State Spot

Hillsboro’s Tycen Thacker and Colton Weiss may just be in their sophomore and freshman years, but the duo have played like seasoned veterans for most of the Topper golf season. On Wednesday, …
Obituaries
Joseph Fitzpatrick, 39 Joseph Fitzpatrick, 39, of Pocahontas, formerly of Pana, died on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. at McCracken-Dean Funeral Home. Funeral mass …
Randolph P. Anderson, 92 Randolph P. Anderson, 92, of Gillespie, died on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, at 1:19 a.m. at Heritage Health: Therapy and Senior Care in Gillespie. Visitation will be held Monday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. …
Robert A. Badstebner, 89 Robert Arnold Badstebner, 89, of Benld, died on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, at 3:34 p.m. at his residence. Private services will be held. Kravanya Funeral Home in Benld is in charge of …
Kenneth E. Essex, 74 Kenneth E. Essex, 74, of Panama, died on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, at 10:10 p.m. at Nature Trail Health and Rehabilitation Center in Mt. Vernon. A memorial ceremony will be conducted Saturday, Oct. …
Victoria A. Porter, 67 Victoria Alice Porter, 67, of Panama, died on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. No services are planned at this time. Hough Funeral Home in Raymond is assisting …
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From The Opinion Page

A GRACE FILLED JOURNEY • Help Make HHS Accessible For All

When I think back to my high school days, I tend to think fondly, focusing on what I enjoyed, rather than things I struggled with. And I think that it’s okay to look back at the happy …

IMAGINE HILLSBORO CHECKS IN • Imagine Gets Ready For Busy Fall

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. Fall is here, and believe …
Letters To The Editor
No CO2 Storage In Montgomery County

Carbon dioxide pipelines and storage will be a safety hazard should it enter and be stored in Montgomery County. The plans of Heartland Greenway were stated in the Montgomery County Board meeting on …

Do The Tattoos Mean He Should Be Shunned?

I am writing in response to a letter to the editor titled, “Why Should He Be Able to Coach.”   In response to this individual’s letter, let me give some history to the …