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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
To play one sport in college is tough enough. But, Christina Bowman, a Hillsboro graduate and recent 2018 Greenville University graduate, can easily do one better than that. Not only did she play … more
The Montgomery County Sharks swim team season came to a momentous close Saturday, Aug. 4 in Effingham at the Richard E. Workman Sports and Wellness Center. Sharks swimmers that finished in the top … more
The rivalry between the Hillsboro Hiltoppers and Greenville Comets has been a staple of the high school football season for several years, but on Saturday, Sept. 8, the alumni of the two schools will … more
Two Litchfield horseshoe pitchers would place in the top four of the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association World Tournament, held July 9-21 in Florence, SC. More than 1,000 pitchers from all over … more
Most athletes would be happy to get to the magical batting average of .400 once during their college career. But, while a student/athlete at Lewis and Clark Community College, Hillsboro graduate … more
Local Bearsharktopus Aquatic Swim Club (BASC) swimmer Hope Speiser, ten, of Witt made the trek to Pleasant Prairie, WI, for the Illinois Long Course Age Group State Championships the weekend of July … more
A good start might not always lead to a great season, but for Drew Law and Illinois College it worked for both entities. "My freshman and sophomore seasons we went on a winning streak in Fort … more
On June 15, James Lyerla raced at Lincoln Speedway, competing in the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Wildcard Sprint series. He would finish second in his heat race to Marion's Carson Short, advancing to the … more
Pullers from both local and afar gathered at the Butler Homecoming Saturday, Aug. 4, to compete in eight different classes on the pull track behind the Butler Community Center and Park. Tractors … 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
Bryant Finds Victory Lane Racing season is in full swing for Montgomery County's competitors, including the Bryant family of Litchfield. On Saturday, July 28, Phil Bryant picked up a win at … more
Raise the Bar Gym in Hillsboro closed their School Street doors at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 25. That weekend was a busy one. Countless customers and Sim's Awesome Moving Company helped owner Heather … more
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
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
Above all else, the Big Dawg Dare, the annual 5K mud and obstacle run held at Wolff Farms near Litchfield, is about overcoming obstacles. In the literal sense, the course is dotted with man-made … more
The Happy Feet Soccer League is coming to Hillsboro on Saturday mornings between Sept. 15 and Oct. 13 for age-appropriate, non-competitive fun. The league is for children ages two to five in the … more
The Montgomery County Sharks Swim Team traveled to Eisenhower Pool in Springfield to compete in the 2018 Mid-State Swim Conference meet. The conference is an invitation only meet where swimmers with … 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
Fifteen golfers from the Montgomery County area participated in the 2018 Drysdale Junior Golf Tournament, held July 9-12 at Bergen and Bunn golf courses in Springfield. In the eight to ten year … more
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