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As farmers return to the fields, one local farming family has enhanced its large operation with a new cutting-edge piece of machinery, the Fendt IDEAL Model 9T combine. Justison Farms in Butler … more
The number and rate of COVID-19 coronavirus cases in Montgomery County increased last week, with 36 new cases reported by the Montgomery County Health Department for a positivity rate of 3.2 percent … more
“Is the building structurally viable? Absolutely,” architect David Leonatti said after a tour of the Corner Block building that anchors downtown Hillsboro. The architect toured the … more
The Montgomery County Health Department will be holding its second drive-thru flu shot clinics this week. The clinics will be held Tuesday, Sept. 29, from 9 to 12 p.m. at Litchfield Community … more
Christians from throughout Montgomery County gathered on the lawn of the Historic Courthouse in Hillsboro on Saturday, Sept. 26, as part of the National Day of Prayer and Repentance. The local … more
Montgomery County resident Chelsey Jeffers is currently a graduate student, pursuing a masters of arts degree in history  at the University of Illinois-Springfield, and is seeking help from her … more
It was a meeting that almost didn’t happen. Once Mayor pro-tem Katie Duncan gaveled an assembled crowd to order and roll call was taken, City Attorney Kit Hantla rose to explain why the meeting … more
The Montgomery County Health Department announced the 13th COVID-19 coronavirus death in the county over the weekend. The death was announced on Saturday, Sept. 19, and is the fifth this … more
As the regular monthly meeting was called to order on Monday evening, Sept. 21, members of the Raymond Village Board dedicated a moment of silence to remember longtime Trustee Kathy Summers, who … more
Witt City Council held a special meeting, prior to their regularly set meeting to discuss the city’s potential agreement with EJ Water Cooperative on Tuesday, Sept. 22. EJ Emmerich, … more
Members of the Panhandle School Board approved the budget for the 2021 financial year on Monday, Sept. 21, after meeting early to discuss the budget. Superintendent Aaron Hopper presented the … more
Members of the Litchfield School Board unanimously approved a $40.5 million budget during their regular monthly meeting, held Tuesday evening, Sept. 22, at Sihler School in Litchfield with all board … more
Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of articles highlighting the results of the Little Leaps program through the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Hillsboro Area … more
Voters may cast early ballots beginning Thursday, Sept. 24 through Monday, Nov. 2, for the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Ballots may be cast between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Early Voting … more
Downtown Hillsboro welcomed business owner Alexandrea “Alex” Haxel to the neighborhood during a welcome reception hosted by Atlas 46 CEO Brian Carver on Friday, Sept. 18. Attendees wore … more
After six new cases at the beginning of the week resulted in a low positivity percentage, the Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) has confirmed 29 new coronavirus cases since Thursday for a … more
Hopes are high for the Litchfield City Council that the city can receive a grant from the state that will help home owners in financial need. During the city council meeting on Thursday, Sept. 17, … more
Seven members of the Hillsboro Planning Commission convened at 12:30 Thursday afternoon, Sept. 17, in city hall chambers; also present were city planner/economic development director Jonathan Weyer … more
When early voting begins on Thursday, Sept. 24, Montgomery County Clerk Sandy Leitheiser reminds that state law prohibits  electioneering and political signage  around the Historic … more
“We have all grown up at the cabin. It’s a part of who we are. So many of our childhood memories are from the cabin,” said Rio (Mueller) Flesch.” “It’s named … more
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