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The Litchfield School District celebrated National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 4 through Oct. 10) with some special visitors from the Litchfield Fire Department. Firefighters brought a firetruck and … more
Twenty-seven new cases so far this week has the Montgomery County COVID-19 coronavirus positivity rate at 3.6 percent since Sunday. According to the Montgomery County Health Department, 415 people … more
Raymond Village Board began their regular monthly meeting, on Monday, Oct. 5  21, with a moment of silence for John Houghland, a valued member of the community. Those in attendance were Mayor … more
With the general election less than one month away, members of the Litchfield Chamber of Commerce are hosting a virtual candidate forum tonight, Thursday, Oct. 7, beginning at 5 p.m. Candidates … more
Shortly after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hillsboro native Greta King tested positive in her home state of Colorado. What she thought would be a two-week illness has turned into a six months … more
Montgomery County Clerk Sandy Leitheiser announced that a drive-thru ballot drop box has been installed for Montgomery County voters who wish to vote by mail but do not want to use the United States … more
More than four years after purchasing the downtown building that used to house a bank, members of the Hillsboro Area Public Library District learned on Friday, Oct. 2, that a project to turn the … more
The number and rate of COVID-19 coronavirus cases in Montgomery County during the past week nearly duplicated the previous week. As of Sunday, Oct. 4, the Montgomery County Health Department … more
Members of the Litchfield City Council approved the city’s annual fall clean-up efforts at their meeting on Thursday, Oct. 1, but the rubbish removal will be a little different than in … more
The Journal-News would like to honor all veterans in appreciation of their service, and is asking for help from readers in submitting photos. In honor of Veterans Day this year, the newspaper … more
“For 47 years I have gotten up and gone to work in a law office. Five days a week, with the exception of my stints on a vacation, during annual training for the guard or holidays, I have gotten … more
“Who doesn’t love Pizza Man?” said Kevin Coatney of Litchfield. In celebration of World Cerebral Palsy Day on Tuesday, Oct. 6, Pizza Man is celebrating its own CP hero, … more
Rescuing animals and homeless veterans has become a special mission for one Hillsboro native, who recently relocated to a 300-acre home in Montana. “I really have a passion for … more
Imagine Hillsboro and Hillsboro Area Hospital Junior Board  will once again host their Rake and Run. The local groups will be out-and-about raking leaves, from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. … more
Editor’s Note: This is the fifth and final in a series of articles highlighting the results of the Little Leaps program through the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Hillsboro … more
The state announced Halloween COVID-19 guidance encouraging social distancing while trick-or-treating, and the governor took questions in a virtual news conference Wednesday. Those passing out … more
Witt City Council held a special meeting on Saturday morning, Sept. 26. Present were Mayor James VanOstran, City Clerk Nancy Hughes, and alderman John Bauerle, David Cearlock, Jay Martin and Tim … more
"I would like to be remembered as someone who used whatever talent she had to do her work to the very best of her ability,” said the late Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died … more
Multiple small businesses and craft vendors have teamed up to host Litchfield’s first Fall Festival, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3.  Shoppers should plan to make a day of … more
As farmers return to the fields, one local farming family has enhanced its large operation with a new cutting-edge piece of machinery, the Fendt IDEAL Model 9T combine. Justison Farms in Butler … more
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