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Hillsboro Auxiliary Police Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Since June 1969, nearly 200 local residents have been part of the Hillsboro Auxiliary Police organization in support of the Hillsboro Police Department. Captain Bobby Johnson said the organization …

Fowl Play Suspected In T.S. Chicken Deaths

When all of the healthy and well-cared for chickens in a closed pen in Taylor Springs died the same day, police suspect a possible crime. The Taylor Springs Police Department responded to a …

Hillsboro Council Makes Investment In New Intern

Hillsboro City Council made a big investment in the future of the city by hiring Economic Development Intern and Interim Community Planner Jonathan Weyer.  Mr. Weyer is a graduate student at …

Morrisonville Kicks Off Annual Festivities July 18

Morrisonville Homecoming and Picnic will hold plenty of entertainment for the whole family. This year's celebration will be held Thursday, July 18, Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20. The …
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County Players Hit The Links At Drysdale

Of the 13 Montgomery County players who started the Drysdale Junior Golf Tournament on Monday, July 8, five made it all the way to the final day of the 82nd annual tournament in Springfield. Of …

He Could Have Been A Contender

One member of the Hillsboro High School class of 1936 is in the school's athletic hall of fame,Tony Corso, who won the state championship in shot put in 1935 and was honored by his alma mater in 2014, but if it weren't for a tragic accident, another member of that class might be right there with him.

Comets, Cavies Sit Atop 2018-19 South Central All-Sport Standings

After finishing third in last year's South Central Conference All-Sport Standings, compiled by Staunton teacher and coach Steve Moore, the Greenville Comets were back atop the annual rankings, but …
Obituaries
Donna J. Rhoads, 60 Donna J. Rhoads, 60, of Lebanon, died on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Lebanon Care Center. Memorial services will be held Saturday, July 20, beginning at 1 p.m. at Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield. …
Andrew E. Erwin, 35 Andrew Edward Erwin, 35, of Bethalto, died Saturday, July 13, at his home. A memorial service is planned for a later date. Irwin Chapel Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Erwin was …
Tammy J. Eardley, 46 Tammy Jo Eardley, 46, of Witt, formerly of Wilsonville, died on Sunday, July 14, 2019, at 10 a.m. at her residence. Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Kravanya Funeral …
Cheryl K. Flowers, 69 Cheryl K. Flowers, 69, of Springfield, died on Sunday, July 7, 2019, at 1:50 p.m. at Heritage Health: Therapy and Senior Care in Springfield. Graveside services will be held Thursday, July 18, …
Cordell E. Coats, Sr., 77 Cordell Earl Coats, Sr., 77, of Sorento, died on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at 1:15 p.m. at his residence. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, July 21, beginning at 1 p.m. at Sorento …
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GRANDMA'S DIARIES • Hot Summer To Celebrate Independence Day

The crops are all in now, so  weather and weeding will determine whether 1952 will be a boom or bust year for county farmers.  As the heat builds during July the crops suffer, but the weeds …

LIFE LESSONS CONTINUED • Life With Ruby: Episode One

I originally thought about titling this month's column "Oops, I Did It Again," but thought it might be a little misleading. My husband, Randy, would probably say it should be "Oh, No, Not Again!" I …
Letters To The Editor
Public Hearing July 18 On Shay 1 Reclamation Changes

It is important for residents to attend the public hearing that will be held at the Carlinville Public Library, 510 N. Broad St. in Carlinville, at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 18.   It covers …

Farmersville I-55 Ramps Could Be Improved

I couldn't help but notice the I-55 death in your paper.   I believe that the design of the entrance and exit ramps could be improved.  I may be mistaken, but it looks to me that the on …