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“I think the thing that stops people from walking through my door is the thought, ‘I’ve already tried every diet out there, why will this time be any different?’ I know … more
Are you a Montgomery County resident who is a descendant of the earliest settlers here?  Then the Bicentennial Committee is looking for you. Direct descendants who still live in Montgomery … more
During the past week, 117 new COVID-19 coronavirus cases were confirmed in Montgomery County, according to numbers posted daily by the Montgomery County Health Department. The new cases for Dec. … more
Although the Taylor Springs Food and Toy Drive is not able to accept food and toy donations this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the need is still great in the community with a reputation for … more
HSHS St. Francis Hospital, Litchfield Fire Department, the State Fire Marshall and the not-for-profit Illinois Fire Safety Alliance are partnering to offer no-cost fire alarms to residents of … more
The COVID-19 death toll surpassed 14,000 on Friday as the Illinois Department of Public Health reported 190 additional deaths in people from their 20s to over 100 years of age. Gov. JB Pritzker … more
Wherever Santa Claus is, the Grinch is sure to be creeping along behind, and that was certainly the case Saturday morning in Nokomis when the North Pole’s number one citizen arrived in town … more
“Is everything loaded?”  “Yes, except the casserole in the oven.”  From my birth until my oldest was in junior high, we woke at dawn on Christmas morning, said … more
Witt City Council met on Tuesday evening, Dec. 15. The meeting was called to order with the Pledge of Allegiance at 7:00 p.m. Aldermen Tim Taylor, Kenny Vallelonga, Dave Cearlock, John Bauerle, Jay … more
The Nokomis City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Dec. 14,  with Mayor Mike Holliday, Commissioners Ann Brookshire, Louis Stauder, and Jocko Nash, along with City Clerk … more
Second semester instruction will look much like first semester in the Hillsboro School District, the school board agreed during their meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at the unit office. Due to the … more
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) attributed two more deaths to COVID-19 coronavirus on Wednesday, Dec. 16, bringing the total in Montgomery County up to 20. According to IDPH, the … more
The valedictorian and salutatorian honors aren’t going anywhere at Lincolnwood High School for now, but discussion regarding accolades at graduation may result in some changes to weighted … more
Members of The Marine Corps League Detachment 1385 distributed toys to more than 300 children in both Montgomery and parts of Macoupin County this year as part of their annual Toys For Tots campaign, … more
In June of 2012, five years after graduating from law school at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Andrew Affrunti left the Logan County State’s Attorney office and made his first … more
A moment of silence was held for long-time village employee, Robert “Bob” Hefley, as members of the Schram City Village Board gathered for their regular monthly meeting on Monday evening, … more
I put my Christmas tree up early this year.  Nov. 1 to be exact. This is the earliest I’ve ever decorated for Christmas. It was pretty out of character for me. I’ve been a strict … more
The sign on the front door says Nokomis Implement, although owner Kurt Aumann laughs as he says there’s never been a Nokomis Implement at that location, although there were actually three … more
Prior to the regular Dec. 15 meeting, the Nokomis School Board held the Truth in Taxation Hearing which was called to order at 7:25 p.m.  by President Chad Ruppert. Superintendent Scott … more
During the past week, 141 new COVID-19 coronavirus cases tested positive, according to numbers from the Montgomery County Health Department. The 141 new cases resulted in an 8.5 percent positivity … more
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