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The state’s rolling seven-day positivity rate increased by one-tenth of a percentage point for the fourth straight day Wednesday, hitting 4.4 percent. That’s a full percentage point … more
“I spent so much of my childhood feeling like I didn’t have any opportunities to grow creatively, because I lived in a small town, and wanted to leave. Moving away and then ending up back … more
The Montgomery County Health Department is offering free COVID-19 rapid testing through Litchfield Family Practice Center, available on Saturdays and Sundays in December from 1-3 p.m. or until 40 … more
A long-time Hillsboro resident who is generally found working behind the scenes, Bob Fuehne, is soon to find himself thrust into the spotlight as Grand Marshal of the 2021 Old Settlers Days … more
It was a night of numbers for members of the Litchfield School Board, who approved the district’s annual audit and issued $25 million in bonds for new construction and rehabilitation projects … more
The number of new coronavirus cases continued to decline last week, and the Montgomery County Health Department continued to administer vaccinations. According to health department numbers, there … more
When Imagine Hillsboro volunteers started heading west from Hillsboro to clean up Route 16 on Saturday morning, June 12, they didn’t know they would also eventually recover stolen items from a … more
Members of the Raymond Village Board met for their second meeting of the month on Monday evening, July 19, at the village hall. The meeting was called to order at 7 p.m. and a motion was made by … more
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced another COVID-19 coronavirus death in Montgomery County on Tuesday, Sept. 8, the 11th death in the county caused by the virus and the third … more
“It was the best of times; it was the worst of times,” Hillsboro Area Hospital President Rex Brown said summing up the past year during the hospital’s annual meeting on Thursday, … more
The Montgomery County Bicentennial Committee is asking for community support in order to place large vertical banners on the light posts around the courthouse square.  Most of the money … more
Two juveniles could be charged with felony aggravated arson in connection with the fire at Litchfield Walmart on Monday, May 3. The Litchfield Fire Department fire and arson investigators … more
After a lengthy and sometimes heated discussion, members of the Litchfield School Board approved the administration’s plan to re-open schools this fall, as part of their regular monthly meeting … more
Hillsboro’s city council meeting Tuesday evening, Sept. 8, was busy as two men were hired, the once Eagle Zinc property was annexed, and a stack of bills were okayed for payment. Hired as a … more
Since the inception of the Montgomery County Cancer Association, the “Our Gang” team has been a steady fundraiser for the group’s efforts to help local cancer patients and support … more
The Raymond Village Board met for their first meeting of the month on Monday evening, June 7, at the village hall. Before addressing regular business, Eagle Scout Joshua Haustein was on hand to … more
When Panhandle School District students go back to class on Monday, Aug. 16, they will do so from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., with masks optional, according to the plan announced by Superintendent Aaron Hopper … more
“Every citizen in our county can help to end the silence and the stigma that creates a barrier to individuals seeking help when they are depressed or having suicidal thoughts,” read … more
“You just have to find something to laugh about every single day,” said Julie Timmermann of Litchfield. Timmermann was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer after finding a lump in her … more
A Springfield woman faces two felonies, and charges on other suspects are pending after a vehicle was stolen from Capri IGA in Hillsboro on Christmas Eve. Christina A. Fickas, 30, of Springfield … more
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