Letters to the Editor
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I feel a need to respond to the Litchfield News-Herald "Break Time" column of Nov. 8 to offer a different view to some of the comments.  This letter is direct response to the editor for the … more
I just read the report on the joint school board meeting of last week. I didn't attend the meeting, but based on the report, I only missed one item of interest.  I hadn't heard that HJHS has … more
Seeing the posts on Facebook and listening to the stories related to the closing of the Coffeen Power Plant is heartbreaking.  Generations of Montgomery County people at the plant have worked … more
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 … more
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.  … more
Nearly five decades ago Hillsboro High School was asked to be part of a new recycling effort.  The Biology Club, which I sponsored, was asked to help.   Back then the Biology Club helped … more
I read the letter from Larissa Todt, "Please consider creative solutions to save recycling" in the Sept. 20 issue regarding the recent closure of the recycling centers throughout the county. Yes, … more
The open house regarding groundwater quality near Coffeen Power Plant will be held Monday, Oct. 7, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Coffeen Elementary School gymnasium, located at 200 School Street in … more
I was greatly dismayed to hear of the impending closing of several recycling centers throughout the county and the shaky future of the recycling program as a whole. I care deeply about the city … more
Recently 2,256 bodily remains were discovered in the home of a deceased abortionist. This should have sparked a national outrage.  Vice President Pence did remark about the tragic … more
Dynegy took over Coffeen and four other Illinois coal-fire plants in early 2014 by assuming some $850 million in Ameren debt.  In 2017, the merger with Vistra Energy was announced, a deal that … more
Have you seen this posting: "How to apologize to people at work after I upset them...I'm sorry that your terrible behavior caused me to act out of character. You should work on that." It appears … more
I have worked over 27 years in another generating station and as a concerned citizen and resident of this area, these are some of my concerns. Coffeen Power Station (the cleanest plant in the … more
I envision Graham Correctional Center's career technology class updating its software to reflect more current technology. It is almost 2020.  The Practical Microsoft Office 2010 book is … more
As a member of the American Legion and VFW Honor Guard, it is an honor to carry the United States flag during the Old Settlers Day parade.   Almost all of the people along the parade route … more
As you have read in past editions of this newspaper, the current Nokomis Memorial Pool is structurally failing.   The pool has been repaired numerous times since its 1966 build and has come … more
In the Aug. 12 edition of The Journal-News, page 2B, Joe Rollins' political cartoon made the point that, "Gun control is not enough. If we expect to live in a civilized society, free from violence, … more
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 … more
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 … more
I may be the only Hillsboro native who "made the line" to become a member of a world class drum and bugle corps.  In the past couple of years two different corps have stopped in Hillsboro for … more
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