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“The National Guard opened up doors that lead to opportunities I would never have imagined possible when I was growing up,” said Sgt. First Class Kassidy Snyder, who has traveled the … more
Witt City Council held their first meeting of the new year on Tuesday evening, Jan. 24, with Mayor Tim Taylor and Aldermen Alvin Yeske, Randall Lowe,  Jay Martin, David Cearlock and Kaitlin … more
A notice from Moose International on the front door of the locked Hillsboro Moose lodge announces a “town hall/special meeting” to discuss the reopening of the lodge set for Wednesday, … more
Donations are currently being accepted for a new WWII Veterans Memorial in Wenonah. Students in Nokomis High School’s shop class are refurbishing the wooden veterans memorial, which will be … more
The Montgomery County Soil and Water Conservation District, along with the City of Hillsboro, will be sponsoring an informational meeting on Thursday, Feb. 9, beginninng at 6:30 p.m. at The Abbey on … more
“Do the best you can and have fun!” said Certified Instructor Julie Pachesa to those who participated in the Youth Drums Alive program on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Local youth now have the … more
The Hillsboro Moose Lodge was closed, possibly permanently, with the locking of the doors Monday evening, Jan. 23, following a heated meeting with the local 1377 lodge board, 73 local members and … more
In the 2019-2020 school year, students at Lincolnwood High School had the opportunity to earn six college credits through dual enrollment. Four short years later, that number will have grown to 47 … more
The Nokomis City Council approved the promotion of officer Rachael Ehrhardt to Sergeant of the Nokomis Police Department at its Monday, Jan. 23 regular meeting.  Ehrhardt is one of five … more
“I did my best, and represented my county exactly as I wanted to,” said 2022 Miss Montgomery County Fair Queen Madalynn Kraus of Farmersville. “I would take the memories I made that … more
“I just feel so blessed that people aren’t forgetting about her,” said Stacy Lamb of Litchfield,  mother of Faith Hartzell, who died March 30, 2015, from complications after … more
The “American Dream” is a term that dates back to the tough times of the Great Depression, coined by author James Truslow Adams about “a land in which life should be better and … more
The Illinois Department of Corrections announced last week that substances that sent 18 correctional officers at Graham Correctional Center in Hillsboro to the hospital tested as nasal spray and baby … more
The Litchfield City Council meeting on Thursday, Jan. 19, started off on a solemn note as Mayor Steve Dougherty announced the passing of former Litchfield firefighter Ron Bates. Bates, who moved … more
President Chad Ruppert called the Nokomis School Board to order on Tuesday, Jan. 17, with the Pledge of Allegiance.  In addition to Ruppert, Superintendent Scott Doerr, board members Steve … more
This spring, voters will get the chance to select officer-holders in cities and villages, school districts, library districts, park districts, regional school boards and community college … more
Atlas 46 CEO Brian Carver continues his mission to preserve historic buildings in downtown Hillsboro; the manufacturing company’s newest expansion, an open office space for their … more
HillsboroPreK program will begin taking appointments for screenings for children that wish to be enrolled in the Fall 2023 semester next month.  Parents of children that will be three years … more
“This is the first year we’ve gotten together since 2020,” Chairman Dave Pastrovich said to begin the 82nd annual meeting of the Montgomery County Soil and Water Conservation … more
After 14 years of serving local veterans and their families, Veterans Assistance Commission Superintendent Dave Strowmatt of Hillsboro will retire on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Strowmatt was a member of … more
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