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Six somewhat-seaworthy vessels took to the shores at Lake Hillsboro for the fifth annual Imagine Hillsboro Cardboard Boat Regatta, held Thursday, July 4. This year, the contest had a new location, … 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
"Being queen gives me the opportunity to give back to my community," said Miss Montgomery County Fair Brielle Marten of Litchfield. "Our community may be small, but it's so full of love, and I enjoy … more
The evening of Wednesday, July 3, was one of jubilation and thanksgiving for Kirn and Stephanie (Autumn, K.J. and Ella) Wildhaber and McKinsy Lietz. The Wildhaber family and Lietz met at Tres Chic … 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
“We booked our trip in late December and at that point we really didn’t know the severity of things. Even as we were boarding the ship, there wasn’t widespread public concern about … more
Perhaps it was the pressure of a longer than usual agenda; perhaps it was the presence of a full house of spectators; for whatever reason Hillsboro's city council moved swiftly through their meeting … 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
A 21-year-old was killed and a 16-year-old injured in a car-motorcycle accident on Litchfield Trail in rural Mt. Olive on Thursday evening, April 23. The 21-year-old, who had been riding a Honda … more
Nokomis Homecoming is set  for Friday, July 12, Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14. This will mark the 73rd year for the annual celebration which is held at Memorial Park in Nokomis. The … more
The Illinois Enterprise Zone Board approved fourteen applications to establish or renew enterprise zones received for evaluation this year. The following Enterprise Zones were recently approved by … more
The Journal-News, Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce and Imagine Hillsboro are once again joining forces to promote the second #ShopHillsboro event, an online Mothers Day spree. Modified to follow … more
Members of the Raymond Village Board heard about some new technological possibilities for the village during their meeting on Monday, July 1. Dr. Robert Mulch, on behalf of the Montgomery County … more
It’s been one year since 11-year-old Emma Belt received a life-saving heart transplant at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, and family and friends wanted to help her celebrate such a special … more
While everything is different since the word “coronavirus” entered our vocabulary, the world hasn’t stopped completely because of the COVID-19 pandemic. With that in mind, we … more
Routine mosquito testing identified West Nile virus-positive mosquitoes in Montgomery County. Mosquitoes collected from Taylor Springs on Friday, Aug. 23, tested positive for the virus. These … more
For five generations, Heinz Furniture and Flooring in Carlinville has been serving Macoupin and Montgomery counties and the surrounding area, but now that service includes the work of a professional … more
President Chad Ruppert called the April 21 meeting of the Nokomis CUSD22 meeting to order  at 7:30 with six board members along with Superintendent Scott Doerr, principals Reedy, McDowell, and … more
Five local women with a passion for serving others and who can relate to many of life's triumphs – cancer, poverty, hunger and abuse – have coordinated a new organization designed to help … more
The 113th Witt Labor Day celebration will be held this weekend, Saturday, Aug. 31 through Monday, Sept. 2. The three-day celebration will kick off on Saturday, Aug. 31, with an open house at the … more
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