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Elvidge Resigns To Run ROE School In Raymond

When the 2019-2020 school year begins at Lincolnwood High School on Aug. 19, there will be a new face in the principal's office in Raymond. Following a one hour and 29 minute closed session on …

County Gets $375,000 To Fix Damaged Roads

Montgomery County has received $375,000 to repair roads damaged by 2016 Dakota Access pipeline construction, the newspaper learned on Wednesday, May 22, through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) …

Investigation Launched After Threatening Note

Members of the Hillsboro Police Department were on the Hillsboro High School campus Wednesday, May 22, after a student discovered a threatening note scrawled on a bathroom wall. The note, "Imma …

Robinson Reminisces After 40-Year Absence

"This is the first time I've been back in over 40 years," Walter "Newt" Robinson, now of Texas, said on Main Street in Hillsboro on Thursday, May 16.  "Oh, my God, has it changed!" Ask him …
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Dragons Go Five-For-Five At State

Five members of the Hillsboro Junior High track team came home with fifth place medals from the IESA Class 2A State Track Meet on Saturday, May 18, as the Dragons were well represented in East …

Two Panther Cubs Medal At State

The members of the Litchfield Middle School track team ended their season on a high note as two Panther Cubs brought home medals from the 2019 IESA Class 2A State Track Meet. Seventh graders Ayvin …

Redskins Fall In Class 1A Sectional Semifinal

The Nokomis High school baseball team saw their season come to an end on Wednesday, May 22, with a 5-4 loss to North Clay at the IHSA Class 1A Dietrich Sectional. The Redskins held a 4-0 lead …
Obituaries
Judith A. Wooley, 76 Judith A. Wooley, 76, of Litchfield, died Sunday, May 19, 2019, at 7:52 a.m. at Heritage Health in Springfield. Graveside services will be held Friday, May 24, at 1:30 p.m. at Roselawn Memorial …
Kenneth D. White, 68 Kenneth Dean White, 68, of Witt, died at noon on Monday, May 13 at his residence. No services will be held. Mr. White's remains will be interned at Welch Cemetery in Ramsey.  Stiehl-Dawson …
Terry G. Todt, 63 Terry George Todt, 63, of Raymond, died on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at his home in Raymond. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 29, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Lincolnwood High School gym in …
Norma Jean Moffitt, 83 Norma Jean Moffitt, 83, of Springfield, died at 10:26 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at her home. A graveside service will be held on Friday, May 24, beginning at 11 a.m. at Sulphur Springs …
Steven E. Tobias, 49 Steven E. Tobias, 49, of Carbondale, died Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at 8:54 a.m. at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, May 29, at 11 a.m. at Oak Grove …
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From The Opinion Page

LIFE LESSONS CONTINUED • Holding Out For A Hero

I don't necessarily have Bonnie Tyler in mind as I write today, but her hit song of decades ago did come to mind when I heard the line that inspired this column. A new legal drama is coming out soon …

Ramblings: What Does The Elected Job Pay?

This "Ramblings" was inspired by a question a constituent asked me back in late October while I and my work crew for the day were eating lunch at the Cozy Cafe. We were clearing the yard, though not …
Letters To The Editor
Letter To The Editor: Law Enforcement Teamwork Wins Again

If you've been following our local news lately, you are aware that a minor crime spree was stopped and the suspected culprit arrested by the Hillsboro Police Department.   It began with a car …

Letter To The Editor: Heroes In The Real World At Resource Center

The recently released Avengers Endgame movie has been taking the world by storm.  Your favorite heroes–Captain America, Ironman, Thor, Black Widow, Hulk and Hawkeye–are back at it …