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The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting in Witt over the weekend that left one Springfield man dead. On Sunday evening, Aug. 2, at approximately 6:37 p.m. the … more
It’s been a tough time to be a kid this summer as COVID-19 has kept many cooped up at home or at least has limited what kids can do. But earlier in July, Litchfield Unlimited Corporation and … more
The Montgomery County Health Department and Illinois Department of Public Health reported the seventh COVID-19 coronavirus death in Montgomery County over the weekend. With 23 new cases reported … more
A Montgomery County Circuit Court judge denied a temporary restraining order on Friday, July 31, in a suit filed against the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) and Hillsboro School District … more
“Last Veteran of Civil War in County Dies,” a front page headline from the Thursday, June 20, 1940, edition of The Hillsboro Journal announced just over 80 years ago. Under a similar … more
The Litchfield Tourism Office has officially announced the cancellation of the TriathLou and Pickers Markets previously set for Sunday, Sept. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 11. With the increasing number of … more
In show biz, you have to think big. So when coronavirus cancelled the Lincolnwood Drama Club performance of The Wizard of Oz that had been planned for April 3-5 in the Lincolnwood auditorium in … more
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported three more COVID-19 coronavirus deaths this week, bringing the total in Montgomery County to six. IDPH listed two males in their 80s from … more
Three requests for payment from contractors were affirmed at the Hillsboro City Council meeting Tuesday evening, July 28. Stutz Excavating, the firm responsible for the work at the intersection of … more
A Hillsboro man was taken from the scene by helicopter after he was extricated from an inverted plane on a private airstrip north of Butler. The pilot, David Justison, 64 of Hillsboro, remains in … more
Tentatively, high school athletes in Montgomery County and the State of Illinois will have a full slate of sports to compete in during the 2020-2021 school year, just maybe not when you’re used … more
A smile lights up Theresa Priddle’s face as she remembers when her sister, Amy Jeffers, texted her almost three years ago to ask if she wanted to pursue being a wish granter for … more
According to new Illinois legislation applicable only to the Nov. 3 general election, voters in Montgomery County will be mailed a postcard application to vote by mail by Aug. 1, according to … more
Montgomery County continues to add to the COVID-19 coronavirus count each day, and Christian-Montgomery EMA Director Greg Nimmo warns that the region has hit a “warning level” that could … more
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported a third COVID-19 coronavirus death in Montgomery County on Wednesday, July 22, a day in which confirmed cases in the county increased to … more
The Montgomery County Board awarded just over $160,000 in COVID business relief grants to county establishments at their regular monthly meeting, held Tuesday evening, July 21, both in person at the … more
The Raymond Village Board held a meeting on Monday, July 20, with members, Mayor Dennis Held, trustees, Bob Pennock, Bill Krager, Danny Hough, Kathy Summers, Bruce Poggenpohl and Greg Bernhardt, … more
After a more than two-hour discussion that included board members, audience members, parents, school administrators, school nurses, teachers, aides, the transportation director and  a medical … more
There are still a lot of questions hanging over the 2020-2021 school year, but the Panhandle School District Board of Education worked to answer some of those questions during their meeting on … more
The reopening wasn’t the only thing the Panhandle School Board talked about during their meeting on Monday, July 20. In other business, the board set a meeting to discuss future educational … more
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