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Jurgena Place Designated Centennial Family Farm

Harold and Delores Jurgena  of Irving were honored at the Illinois State Fair this past week as a Centennial Farm Family. Their farm on the edge of Irving has been in their family for over …

Litchfield Burglary Ends In Lakewood Estates Chase

An incident that began with someone observing suspicious activity in Litchfield on Friday morning, Aug. 16, ended in a chase, manhunt, and ultimate arrest in Hillsboro. Russell A. Oakley, 24, of …

Litchfield Board Begins Consolidation Study Deliberation

"We're here to have a discussion as to what you thought of the information," Superintendent Dr. Gregg Fuerstenau told members of the Litchfield School Board, introducing the agenda item on the school …

Planning Commission Hears Lots Of Positive News

Seven members of the Hillsboro Planning Commission met Thursday afternoon, Aug. 15, in city hall to hear reports and discuss upcoming events. First on the report agenda was Mayor Sullivan; he told …
Journal-News Sports

Herman And Lancers Top Early Bird Field

A medalist performance from senior Sam Herman powered the Lincolnwood boys golf team to a victory at the Meridian Early Bird Invitational on Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Moweaqua Golf Course. Herman …

Toppers Finish Ninth In Showcase Tournament

The Hillsboro High School boys golf team was a little lower in the finishing order than they were at last year's Prep Tour High School Showcase tournament on Thursday, Aug. 15, but the Toppers showed …

Meet The 2019 Hiltopper Football Squad

Fifty-five Hillsboro boys have finished a full week of practice under head coach Aaron Duff and his assistants, Andy Stritzel, Evan Malloy, Jeremy Connor, Corbin Govaia, Roger Fath and Garrett Young. …
Obituaries
John P. Adams, 72 John Paul Adams, 72, of Foristell, MO, died on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at 11:37 p.m. at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles, MO. Visitation will be held Friday, Aug. 23, from 9:30 to 10:30 …
Dolores Kristo, 91 Dolores F. Kristo, 91, of Moro,  formerly of Benld, died at Anderson Hospital in Maryville on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, at 11:02 am. Cremation rites will be accorded. Kravanya Funeral Home of …
Cecil P. Canoy, 63 Cecil Phillip Canoy, 63, of Carlinville, died on Saturday evening, Aug. 17, 2019, at his residence. Visitation will be held Friday, Aug. 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Davis-Anderson Funeral Home in …
Dorothea E. Ladendorf, 54 Dorothea E. (Moore) Ladendorf, 54, of Staunton, died on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at 3:20 p.m. at HSHS St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Cremation rites will be accorded and graveside services will …
Steve Blasko, 92 Steve Blasko, 92, of Plainfield, formerly of Coalton, died on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center in Bolingbrook. Visitation will be held Saturday, Aug. 24, from 9:30 …
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From The Opinion Page

Montgomery County, The Time Is Now

Last week, the Montgomery County School Study Commission presented a vision for the county, which includes a consolidated school district, between Hillsboro, Litchfield and possibly the Panhandle …

LIFE LESSONS CONTINUED • Love And Marriage

I've been doing a lot of thinking lately, maybe even more than usual. I have one of those unfortunate minds that rarely stops, which contributes to sometimes fascinating, often irrational and …
Letters To The Editor
Wise Choice To Stay In Hillsboro Area Hospital

Early in the afternoon of July 17, I began to feel sick. As the day progressed, I became sicker. I chose to not go to the emergency room at the hospital, but wait until the next day to see the …

Summer Lunch Programs Says Thank You

The Hillsboro Area Hospital Summer Lunch Program (SLP) recently finished its 2019 program, serving nearly 1,500 summer meals to children in Hillsboro, Witt, and Irving.   The SLP provides …