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MCCA Celebrates Cancer Survivors

The Montgomery County Cancer Association held its 15th annual Birthday Party and Celebration of Life on Saturday, June 22, at the Event Center of Montgomery County in Taylor Springs. The event …

Man Dies Of An Apparent Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

On Tuesday, June 25, at 9:09 p.m., the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Telecommunications Division received a 911 call concerning a possible suicidal subject, located at 11377 Meicenheimer Avenue …

Hillsboro Council Approves New Intern

The Hillsboro City Council met for just under an hour on Tuesday evening, June 25, but a wide range of information came under consideration. A St. Louis University graduate student, Jonathan …

Gaming Machines Approved For Shoal Creek Golf Course

Members of the Raymond Village Board approved the placement of three video gaming machines at Shoal Creek Golf Course during their meeting on Monday, June 17. The board had spoken about the …
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Versatile Luttrell Blazes Trail To Lewis and Clark

Just a few days after graduating from Litchfield High School, Elizabeth "Lizzy" Luttrell and her sister, Litchfield assistant softball coach Stephanie Luttrell, took the opportunity to scratch an …

Pauli, Bell Double Up At Fair Moto

Last year, rain nearly kept Adam Wright and crew from building the motocross track for the races at the Montgomery County Fair. On Friday, June 21, the track was already done, but the wet weather …

County Fair Demo Hosts 59 Cars

After several inches of mud was pushed out of the arena, 59 drivers–including three first timers–competed in the Montgomery County Fair demolition derby Saturday night, June 22, at the …
Obituaries
Nathan E. 'Nate' Marquess, 59 Nathan Edward "Nate" Marquess, 59, of Hopkinsville, KY, formerly of Nokomis, died on Thursday, June 20, 2019, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville, KY, of natural causes. A memorial …
Gloria J. Leitschuh, 78 Gloria Jean Leitschuh, 78, formerly of Litchfield, died Wednesday, June 19, 2019, on hospice at her home, with her children by her side. Visitation will be held Saturday, July 20, from 10 to 11 …
Farrie M. Ihns, 102 Farrie M. (Kean) Burris Ihns, 102, of Hillsboro, died Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at Tremont Ridge Assisted Living in Hillsboro. A private family burial will be held at a later date in Cress Hill …
William 'Billy' Smith, 63 William "Billy" Smith, 63, of Gillespie, died on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at 1:03 a.m. at Nokomis Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Private family services will be held. Kravanya Funeral Home …
Shirley L. Link, 78 Shirley Lucille Link, 78, of Benld, died on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 27, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Kravanya Funeral …
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A GRACE FILLED JOURNEY • Making Memories And Homemade Pizza

Although I always say that spaghetti is my very favorite food, I would have to say that pizza comes in a close second, very close. And if I'm being totally honest, my favorite is just plain old …

LIFE LESSONS CONTINUED • Richie’s Final Voyage

Two weeks ago, our 20-foot pontoon made its last sailing while in our name, heading east, not toward the sunrise but instead to Mattoon on Route 16. I'm kind of glad I wasn't yet home from work to …
Letters To The Editor
Be Cautious Around Fireworks

The Fourth of July holiday is approaching fast.  Independence Day is a time to celebrate, reflect on freedom and of course, enjoy fireworks.   Federal, state and local laws and …

Construction Projects Will Come At High Cost

Both the gambling and marijuana bills were steamrolled through in the final days of the session.  Legislators were so eager to get construction projects in their district that they voted on …