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Third grade students from Beckemeyer and Coffeen Elementary Schools participated in the 4-H Pollinator Habitat Program at Bremer Sanctuary on Tuesday morning, Nov. 19. The local students learned … more
The Litchfield School District is proposing a lower tax rate for the 2019 property tax levy, which was discussed by board members at their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday evening, Nov. 19, at … more
Members of the Nokomis School Board took a look at the preliminary tax levy during their Tuesday, Nov. 19, meeting, a levy that will require a "truth in taxation" hearing that will be scheduled … more
Members of the Raymond Village Board met on Monday, Nov. 18, for their second meeting of the month. Mayor Denny Held would present the tax levy ordinance at the meeting, which came in at $101,117. … more
The sign on front of the new Dollar General store in Schram City shouts "coming soon," and that "soon" means this week. The new 9,221-square-foot retailer will be open by Friday morning, Nov. 22, … more
The Montgomery County recycling center in Hillsboro will stop accepting drop-off materials at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25, according to county board administrator Chris Daniels. Because the recycling … more
Three rural critical access hospital have entered into an agreement to collaborate on mutually beneficial opportunities in order to maintain professional, community-based, high quality healthcare in … more
In the dictionary, the definition of a revival is a reawakening or a restoration, whether it be mental, physical or spiritual. In Raymond, Revive is the same thing, a reawakening of educational goals … more
"I look forward to coming everyday." "Yesterday, I accidentally missed and I felt so bad about it. I just wanted to get over here." "In this school we get to have the connection between … more
A head-on collision on Route 185 two miles west of Coffeen on Saturday evening, Nov. 16, killed four people sending shock waves of grief through Vandalia and its neighboring communities. Four were … more
A Hillsboro man who was arrested at the scene faces a felony charge for allegedly setting the house where he lives on fire on Wednesday, Nov. 13. Dustin Olson, 28, of Hillsboro, has been charged … more
A man who had been accused of taking a $1,100 saw could now face prison time after he was found guilty by a jury in Montgomery County Circuit Court in Hillsboro on Friday, Nov. 15. It took the … more
Members of the Hillsboro Volunteer Fire Department have started making plans for their 62nd Annual Christmas Basket Program. Applications for the Christmas Basket Program will be available at the … more
Each year, 4-H members are recognized at the county level for their accomplishments in leadership, project mastery and community service - members with higher scores are eligible to apply for awards … more
Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center acquired a substantial piece of history on Saturday, Nov. 9.  Vietnam Veteran Ron Schneider IUWG-1VN (Inshore Undersea Warfare Group-1) presented … more
Near the end of a two-hour monthly board meeting, members of the Montgomery County Board voted unanimously to consolidate emergency management services with Christian County. The two-year … more
Hillsboro native Tim Hopper was named to a newly adopted ordinance (by a unanimous vote) Chief Deputy post within the Hillsboro Police Department at the Hillsboro City Council meeting Tuesday … more
Students at the four schools in the Hillsboro School District by and large performed better than state averages in English language arts and to a lesser degree science, but primarily below state … more
After reviewing and some discussion regarding a new potential sales tax revenue stream, members of the Schram City Village Board opted out of a municipal cannabis retailers occupation tax during … more
In the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the community of Hillsboro once again paused to remember local heroes. The light dusting of snow and freezing temperatures pushed … more
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