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Hillsboro Businesses Hear From SBDC At Forum

Hillsboro entrepreneurs heard from the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) during a business forum at Black Rabbit Coffee in downtown Hillsboro on Tuesday evening, Nov. 5. SBDC Metro …

Hampton Receives Distinguished Service Award

Brian Hampton, a probation officer with the Montgomery County Probation Department,was among the recipients of the 2019 Distinguished Service Award during the Illinois Probation and Court Services …

Pursuit That Begins Here Ends In Greenville Arrest

A police chase that began in Montgomery County Monday afternoon, Nov. 4, ended in Bond County with the driver in custody. Christopher S. McCartney, 35, of Clinton, MO, was taken into custody by …

Downtown Litchfield Will Host Veterans Day Parade

The annual Veterans Day parade will be held Monday, Nov. 11, in downtown Litchfield. Parade lineup will be at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Family Church and the parade will begin at 10 a.m. on State Street …
Journal-News Sports

Gibault Ends Lancers Season At Sectional

Another successful season came to an end for the Lincolnwood High School volleyball team on Monday, Nov. 4, as the Lancers fell to a talented Waterloo Gibault Catholic team on their home court in …

Toppers Turn In Gutty Performance In 2019

I've eaten crow before, figuratively; and I have a napkin in my lap as I begin this review. When I wrote the football season preview back in August after watching the Toppers' pre-season sports drink …

Freeman Makes Her Mark(e) On Lincolnwood

At 5'5", Marke Freeman's presence on stage at the Lincolnwood High School auditorium on Wednesday, Oct. 30, wasn't overwhelming, but the former Lanphier and Northern Illinois University standout's …
Obituaries
Jack Michael, 95 Jack Michael, 95, died on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at at his home in Ohlman. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, at Stiehl Dawson Funeral Home in Nokomis. Funeral services will …
William Lee Hall, 96 William Lee Hall, 96, of Litchfield, died on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at Heritage Health in Litchfield. A memorial ceremony and Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Lincoln Land …
Don L. White, 81 Don L. White, 81, of Irving died on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 at Tremont Ridge Assisted Living in Hillsboro. Memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday Nov. 9, Hough and Sons Funeral Home in …
David 'Tiny' Andrews, 79 David "Tiny" Andrews, 79, of Hillsboro died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at Hillsboro Area Hospital. A graveside memorial service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Hillsboro, with …
Pat Hauter, 92 Pat Hauter, 92, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at Heritage Manor in Carlinville. Visitation will be held Friday, Nov. 8, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Davis-Anderson Funeral Home in Carlinville. Funeral …
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From The Opinion Page

RAMBLINGS • The Preface–Ahead Of The Curve

Novellas are often shorter than this series of reminisces about the Preface, the once-alive HHS newspaper. Not only was I allowed to continue sponsoring the high school paper after the first year …

GUEST COLUMN • Winning Isn't Whole Game In Politics

Current "must win at all costs" campaigning–where big money and trashing one's opponent in a close race seem de rigueur–may be at the heart of what ails American politics. There are other …
Letters To The Editor
Museum Now Operating Under Winter Hours

Beginning Nov. 1, the Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center will be operating under winter hours. We will be welcoming visitors from 10 to 4 Tuesday through Saturday, and will be closed on …

Touched When We Saw Police Honoring K-9

Wednesday when my daughter and I were in Hillsboro, our hearts were touched when we saw the different police cars from different areas honoring the K-9. These dogs are not just half-hearts.  …