Letters to the Editor
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My name is Bart Wetzel and I have resided in Hillsboro for the past 20-plus years.  You may know me as the anesthetist at Hillsboro Area Hospital, or from my past involvement with coaching little … more
Andrew Affrunti is a proven prosecutor of violent criminals in Sangamon County. I have spent the last two years working closely with Andrew on serious criminal cases as an officer with the police … more
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  October is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month.   We all know someone who has either had cancer and beat it or unfortunately passed away from it.  … more
President Donald J. Trump visited Granite City Steel (United States Steel) this week and delivered a stirring, encouraging speech to the employees of the newly re-opened plant. It was wonderful to … more
Montgomery County citizens will be voting soon to elect a new sheriff to lead the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office. I would like to share some of my insight.  I have been a deputy sheriff with … more
A tax on the number of miles a person drives is a terrible idea for rural and downstate residents of Illinois. That's why I filed Senate Resolution 1589 months ago firmly objecting to such an … more
For several months she ran loose in Irving. People sat food out for her, knowing she was hungry.  No one knew where she came from.   The collar she had on disappeared.  Animal control tried to … more
Andrew Affrunti is our go-to prosecutor for the street crimes unit.  Andrew prosecutes the most complex serious drug and weapons offenses in Sangamon County. Being a member of the street crimes … more
There's a lot to be said for living in a small town. I just so appreciate Hillsboro Rental for coming to my rescue Tuesday.  I decided I was going to get my deck ready for staining.  My husband … more
Wake up, America! As you recall from history, the fall of Rome's no mystery. As you can plainly see today, it could by the fall of the USA. Not destroyed by an atom war, but a … more
I am proud to write in support of Rick Robbins for sheriff of Montgomery County. I have been in law enforcement since 2008 and have had the opportunity to know and work with Rick during that … more
I have put a lot of thought into the choice for my vote for the next sheriff of Montgomery County and want to share my decision-making process. I did not choose by friendship, as I am a friend of … more
Dear readers, "the blue wall" represents progressive secularism, which is anti-God in nature.  We as a nation are in deep trouble as socialist progressives have doubled down on their efforts to turn … more
Recently, I was privileged to participate with the city of Litchfield in an economic development presentation to "Atlas 46," a very successful manufacturing operation based in Fenton, MO. Atlas is … more
It is my honor and privilege to support Mark Brazel in the race for Montgomery County Sheriff.   I have known Mark for many years, and I have had the pleasure of working with him in many … more
On Aug. 29 the Atlas 46 Company was given a great economic development presentation by the MCGI representatives and the cities of Litchfield and Hillsboro.   My sincere thanks goes out to all those … more
The Litchfield Museum needs help with a project.  We are working with Tom Burenga of Worksaver on a project to find information on the businesses and camps which were located south and east of … more
Cross-Over Ministries would like to thank our gracious host, Hillsboro Junior High School, for the use of their facilities to show the documentary, "The Ripple Effect."   We also want to thank … more
After three years, Bruce Rauner finally got his day in the sun. The Supreme Court again sided with corporate interests and ruled that fair share employees don't have to pay into a fair system that … more
My wife Denita Marie Hedden disappeared on Dec. 25, 2017, out of Royal Lakes in Macoupin County and has been presumed to be deceased since the first week in February of 2018 in a public announcement … more
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