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by Kyle Herschelman After tabling the motion to appoint Robbin Huffman as the newest member of the Litchfield City County on May 2, the council officially welcomed her as alderperson for ward … more
At 8:27 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, Montgomery County 911 received a call stating that a semi had overturned immediately under the northbound Interstate-55 Exit 52 overpass. Litchfield Fire Department … more
The Lincolnwood High School class of 2024 was awarded their long-awaited diplomas at the high school on Friday, May 17. “Time is a device that tells us the past, present, and future,” … more
“I’ve had the best bunch of people to work with, always,” retiring high school secretary Betsy Homa said to the audience at the monthly Hillsboro School District board meeting on … more
“They say the sky’s the limit, but class of 2024, I challenge you to reach for the stars,” said Litchfield High School class of 2024 President Zachary Leitschuh. LHS seniors and … more
As Hillsboro High School students and staff prepare for summer vacation, construction crews are hard at work on the new high school building. Pictured above, iron workers of putting up steel … more
The annual Hillsboro High School Baccalaureate service will be led by members of the class of 2024 this Thursday, May 23, at 7 p.m. in the high school gym. Graduating seniors Cole Lenczycki and Jesse … more
Nearly 30 juniors from Litchfield, Hillsboro, Nokomis, Lincolnwood and Mt. Olive high schools gathered on Friday, May 3, to explore different career pathways at Lincoln Land Community College in … more
The Bob Price Memorial Scholarship awarded three of nine $1,000 scholarships to one student from Raymond and two students from Litchfield. The scholarship is in memory of Master Sergeant Price and a … more
The State Funeral for War Veterans organization, active in all 50 states, praises the announcement of Speaker of the House Mike Johnson that the last Medal of Honor (MOH) recipient from the Korean … more
With less than a week left of school, Beckemeyer Elementary School students started the summer celebration a little early with an Inflatables Day on Wednesday, May 15. It was originally scheduled for … more
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) Director John J. Kim announced the investment of nearly $205 million through water infrastructure loans to local governments and water … more
There was lots on the agenda as members of the Montgomery County Board met for two hours on Tuesday evening, May 21. All board members were present for the regular monthly meeting at the Historic … more
Montgomery County Treasurer Nikki Lohman’s office will mail the 2023 real estate tax bills on or before Friday, May 24. The first installment of property taxes will be due on Friday, July 12, … more
After five years of service, HSHS St. Francis Hospital CEO Jim Timpe is leaving the hospital and the Hospital Sisters Health System this spring to pursue a new leadership opportunity. His final day … more
Illinois Route 185 between Hillsboro and Coffeen remains closed amid work around a sinkhole that was discovered on April 11. At the Montgomery County Board meeting, EMA Deputy Director Dan Hough said … more
Members of the Montgomery County Cancer Association had a couple of special donations when they held their regular monthly board meeting on Thursday evening, May 9, at the Hillsboro Methodist Church. … more
McKay NAPA Auto Parts held their fourth annual Strut Your Stuff Cruise-In for Make-A-Wish on Saturday, May 4. The event raised just over $16,000 and featured a total of 74 vehicles showing up for the … more
Staff from Litchfield Public Library are saddened to announce that Stacks the Library Cat died peacefully on Friday, May 10 after facing illness for a few weeks. Library staff went to great lengths … more
Students at Zion Lutheran School in Litchfield recently got the chance to meet with their volunteer pen pal partners on Friday, May 3. The day began with Carroll Herrin of Zion Lutheran School … more
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