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In what firefighters called “tinderbox conditions,” a field fire consumed nearly 15 square miles–including burning one home to the ground–on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 17, … more
Forty more students at Hillsboro High School were required to quarantine after two more students tested positive for coronavirus, the school district announced on Thursday, Oct. 15. The two newest … more
Hunting will once again be allowed within specific portions of the Lake Lou Yaeger Recreational Area for the purpose of maintaining healthy wildlife populations after the Litchfield City Council … more
It was a night of numbers for members of the Litchfield School Board, who approved the district’s annual audit and issued $25 million in bonds for new construction and rehabilitation projects … more
“It was the best of times; it was the worst of times,” Hillsboro Area Hospital President Rex Brown said summing up the past year during the hospital’s annual meeting on Thursday, … more
Since the inception of the Montgomery County Cancer Association, the “Our Gang” team has been a steady fundraiser for the group’s efforts to help local cancer patients and support … more
“You just have to find something to laugh about every single day,” said Julie Timmermann of Litchfield. Timmermann was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer after finding a lump in her … more
With the help of many local farmers, it took nearly four hours for area fire departments to extinguish a field fire on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 14, in Harvel. Seventeen members of the Raymond-Harvel … more
The man who allegedly fired shots at an occupied vehicle after a disturbance on Route 16 on the east side of Litchfield on Saturday was taken into custody on Wednesday, Oct. 14, in Troy Michael J. … more
The Hillsboro School District learned on Wednesday, Oct. 14, that two more Hillsboro High School students and one at Hillsboro Junior High tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus. That makes six … more
Chris-Mont EMA Director Greg Nimmo encouraged local residents to continue to be vigilant and cautious amid the ongoing pandemic. Nimmo gave his report to members of the Montgomery County Board … more
Trick or Treaters are on their own this Halloween as far as the Hillsboro City Council is concerned. At their latest meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 13, the council, with the concurrence of City Attorney … more
Students struggling at remote learning or not taking it seriously remains a problem, the Hillsboro School Board learned at their Tuesday, Oct. 13, meeting at the junior high school cafeteria. "The … more
Members of the Schram City Village Board met for their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 13, with all trustees present, whether at the hall or via Zoom. Following a motion to approve last … more
Candidates for state representative, county office, and Montgomery County Board voiced their views in answers to questions at the Litchfield Chamber of Commerce political forum on Thursday, Oct. 8, … more
As of Monday night, police are still looking for the suspect who allegedly fired shots at a car leaving a house on Route 16 on the east side of Litchfield. On Saturday, Oct. 10, at approximately 3 … more
A Litchfield teen who fired gun shots into a house on West South Street in Litchfield on April 22 was sentenced to seven years in prison in Montgomery County Circuit Court on Wednesday, Oct. … more
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced the 14th COVID-19 coronavirus death on Montgomery County in Thursday, Oct. 8, a day in which local officials announced a student with a … more
“I had always wanted to work a big event. It was on my bucket list of things I want to do before I die,” said Hillsboro Police Officer Tim Sheldon. “I knew that the Sturgis … more
The Litchfield School District celebrated National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 4 through Oct. 10) with some special visitors from the Litchfield Fire Department. Firefighters brought a firetruck and … more
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