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More was the keyword on Saturday, July 21, at Wolff Farms near Litchfield, the site of the seventh annual Big Dawg Dare 5K mud run. There was more water, seven obstacles in total, to the joy of … more
Her senior year was a mere sampling. But, what a sampling it was for Hope Brakenhoff, Greenville University's senior goalkeeper in 2017. In 448 minutes, 31 seconds of play, she finished with a 2-2 … more
It was a bright and shiny day in Waggoner on Saturday, Aug. 18, and not just in regards to the weather. Cars, trucks and motorcycles of every make and model would flood the Centennial Hall grounds … more
I've had a few people ask me about the new boat registration laws that have changed effective June 1. With a backlog of boat registrations at the IDNR, they have pushed back the three year Illinois … more
The 17th Annual Waggoner Car Show is less than three weeks away and pre-registrations are beginning to roll in for one of the area's best car shows. With 31 different classes, ranging from stock … more
You could hear the hits from the parking lot on Saturday, April 27, at the inaugural Gavin Twitty Memorial Game between the Mercenaries Rugby Club and the Springfield Celts.  It's something … more
As of June 21, the Big Dawg Dare is just a month away as the seventh running of the 5K obstacle mud run will take place on July 21 at Wolff Farms, located on 15th Avenue in Litchfield. As in past … more
Beautiful weather and a happy occasion contributed to a solid turnout for the Old Settlers Fun Run on Saturday, July 28, in downtown Hillsboro. Emma Anderson of Hillsboro was easy to spot in the … more
Lexi Throne, a Litchfield graduate, might not like running a 10,000-meter run on the track.  Most athletes find it not as interesting as running on the roads or on a cross country course. … more
Camden's Crew has been busy this spring, raising funds to help young Camden Burke with an alternative therapy that helps him catch up on some developmental skills. Camden is the two-year-old son … more
Last year, Austin Grabow, a Hillsboro graduate, had a goal to be named a Midwest Conference-South Division All-Conference lineman. The Illinois College center did not achieve the goal in 2017, but … more
It took the ninth ranked team in the NCAA Division I to take them down. Texas Tech, ranked ninth among NCAA Division I teams, eliminated the University of Louisville from the NCAA Division I … more
Blackburn College used the first six games of April to even up their St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.  They won their first six games of April and Litchfield graduates Tessa … more
The demolition derbies are always a big draw at the Montgomery County Fair, but on Saturday, June 23, it was a packed house in Butler. Hundreds of spectators flooded the fairgrounds to see the … more
The Hillsboro Country Club will host its annual HCC Junior Golf Camp beginning on Monday, June 18, for young players of all ages and abilities. The camp is conducted by HCC member and Hillsboro … more
Nearly 70 alumni football players from this area donned pads and cleats for the inaugural alumni football game pitting the Hillsboro Hiltoppers against rival Greenville Comets. The game was … more
One of the richest purses ever welcomed truck pullers to the Montgomery County Fair on Sunday, June 24, for this year's truck pulls. Pullers from all over the area competed in six four-wheel drive … more
Litchfield continues to uphold its reputation as a hotbed for multi-sport athletes as two members of the M&M Multi-sport Club recently completed the 2018 Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans on … more
In two years of college basketball at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Abby Brockmeyer has scored 626 points.  more
After losing their season opener, it did not take long for Southern Illinois University-Carbondale to reverse their fortunes. The SIU-Carbondale Salukis won their next two games, beating Southeast … more
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