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Sixteen-year-old Karrigan Hart’s life is going to the dogs, quite literally. Hart, who has been competing in agility trials with her two-year-old Yorkshire Terrier named London since last … more
Cases of COVID-19 coronavirus in Montgomery County continued to increase over the holiday weekend after weeks of stability. After reporting increases from 41 to 44 the first half of last week, the … more
For the second time in four months, a vote to amend an ordinance allowing for the retail sale of adult use cannabis in the city of Litchfield passed, but not by enough. After failing to get the … more
Nokomis has a new mayor and new city commissioner after a special meeting at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1. During the special meeting, the council accepted the resignation of Mayor Russell Foster … more
The number of positive COVID-19 coronavirus cases in Montgomery County ticked up slightly this week, according to the Montgomery County Health Department. The health department reported 44 … more
“You don’t know how many times I’ve thought, ‘it won’t happen here,’” said Ray Ginnard of Hillsboro, who is a fabrication supervisor at Bunn-o-Matic in … more
A business summit is being held in Hillsboro this week, presented by Atlas 46. Brian Carver, CEO of the firm, is leading the presentation, which is being held at the new Atlas 46/Hardcore Hammer … more
Hobbies come in all shapes and sizes. Some like to hike in the great outdoors. Others like to try their hands at photography or golf. But Bob and Lora Watson of Hillsboro found a hobby that keeps … more
As the state entered Phase 4 of its COVID-19 reopening plan Friday, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported more than 800 new cases of the virus among more than 30,000 tests completed for … more
When news of the Coronavirus began to spread in March, Tom and Lola Spears of Nokomis Gift and Garden wondered what they were going to do. “We have a very short season,” Lola said. … more
Litchfield Memorial Pool’s staff members met on Thursday, June 25, to discuss  rules and guidelines regarding the upcoming season opening. The pool will open in conjunction with phase … more
Illinois’ minimum wage will make its second increase this year to $10 per hour beginning Wednesday, July 1. The Illinois Department of Labor urges minimum wage earners to make sure their checks … more
Restaurants across the state are set to open for indoor dining Friday among other additions to allowable activities under the state’s Restore Illinois plan. The state released new guidance for … more
On Tuesday, June 23, the Illinois State Board of Education released it’s guidance for schools for the 2020-21 school year, with the public and school districts receiving the document at the … more
Superintendent Aaron Hopper discussed the district’s plan to celebrate the end of the school year during the Panhandle Board of Education meeting on Monday, June 22, the board’s first … more
Members of the Litchfield School Board held their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday evening, June 23, in the Litchfield Middle School cafeteria. All board members were present, and each had his or … more
The transition of leadership in Hillsboro seemed rather seamless during the Hillsboro City Council meeting Tuesday evening, June 23, as Mayor Brian Sullivan exchanged gavels with his mayor pro tem … more
The Nokomis City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday evening, June 22. Council members present in the room were Mayor Russ Foster, commissioners Ann Brookshire, Mike Holliday, … more
Illinois released new guidelines for schools, colleges and universities to return to in-person learning in the fall, but leaders warned those plans could change if health metrics related to the … more
It wasn’t the latest Hollywood blockbuster, but the parking lot at Sky-View Drive-In in Litchfield was nearly full on Thursday evening, June 18, for a premier showing of this year’s … more
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