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With less than one month to go, siblings Grace and Charlotte Herschelman of Hillsboro just signed up to participate in this year's A Grace-Filled Journey 5K and one-mile event on Saturday, Aug. 31, … more
Litchfield native Chuck Pryor, a state trooper in Texas, is recovering after being shot on Saturday, Aug. 31, in Odessa, TX. According to news reports, Pryor was attempting to pull the shooter … more
The luxury helicopter that crashed Sunday morning in California, killing all nine people on board including former NBA star Kobe Bryant, was once owned by the state of Illinois. The Sikorsky S-76B … more
Before the regular Litchfield City Council meeting on Thursday, Aug. 1, members of the community got the opportunity to see some of the tentative plans for the proposed Route 66 Crossing Sports Park, … more
“I’m happy to be here and I’m ready to move forward and make Raymond a safer community,” said Ben Jackson as he received his new badge Tuesday, Feb. 4, as the Raymond Chief of … more
The 135th annual Old Settlers Days celebration will continue Wednesday, Aug. 7 and Thursday, Aug. 8.  Wednesday's events will begin at 4 p.m. when the Old Settlers Art Show Gallery opens. The … more
“A body in motion, stays in motion,” and for Sue Irvin of Hillsboro, this statement rings true. Irvin is an active mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who enjoys volunteering and … more
Hillsboro merchants have a day-full of fun planned with their first #ShopHillsboro Mardi Gras Spree, planned for Saturday, Feb. 22. The event is promoted by The Journal-News in cooperation with … more
“No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another.” Mary Guinn of Litchfield has made it her life’s mission to “lighten the burden of … more
Two people were killed in a head-on accident that involved five vehicles on Interstate 55 just north of Farmersville early Sunday, June 16. Dannean Royston, 36, of St. Louis, MO, and Cheryl True, … more
Raymond Village Board met at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 2, for a regularly scheduled meeting. In Streets and Alleys, Trustee Poggenpohl reported two places in Raymond that are having issues with junk … more
The Montgomery County Fair is set for Wednesday, June 19 through Sunday, June 23, and is sure to offer entertainment for all ages. The annual fair is held at the fairgrounds located on Route 127 … more
Roger Shipley's RC Jet Rally will be held Friday Sept. 6 through Sunday, Sept. 8, at Litchfield Municipal Airport. The annual RC Jet Rally will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept.  … more
In many ways the intersecting paths of McKinsy Lietz and Kirn Wildhaber is a story of faith, the faith of a woman, the faith of a family and the faith of a community.  While most of us rarely … more
"The goal is to get a library card in the hands of the kids in the school district," library director Shelly Kolb said of an expansion of the Hillsboro Area Public Library District to nearly all of … more
Raymond Independence Day Celebration will be held Thursday, June 20 through Saturday, June 22.  The festivities will begin with a 9 a.m. shotgun start heralding the 17th annual firecracker … more
Runners and walkers all over the world helped to raise $13,000 for INAD research as part of the third A Grace-Filled Journey 5K Run and One-Mile Walk, held Saturday, Aug. 31, in Hillsboro. "We are … more
When the 2019-2020 school year begins at Lincolnwood High School on Aug. 19, there will be a new face in the principal's office in Raymond. Following a one hour and 29 minute closed session on … more
A Virden man is in jail and a 16-year-old female passenger from Litchfield was injured in a motorcycle chase in Taylor Springs that began at 11:59 p.m. Saturday, June 15. Aaron Damm, 48, of Virden … more
"For me, the world just stopped. Everything just stopped," said Chris Mizera of Raymond when he was diagnosed with colon cancer in May 2018. Mizera will share his story of hope as the honorary … more
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