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Prior to the start of the regularly scheduled meeting, the Nokomis School Board held a public hearing on the FY20 amended budget on Tuesday, June 16, at the junior high library.   Dr. Scott … more
A rural Coffeen man lost a lifetime in collectibles in a machine shed fire at his residence Wednesday afternoon, June 17. The Coffeen Fire Department was dispatched to the residence of Robert … more
Raymond Village Board met at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 15. Raymond Village Hall has new hours. Village hall is now open on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. … more
Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul has tested positive for COVID-19, his office announced in a news release Tuesday, and the number of confirmed cases in Montgomery County increased for the first … more
The restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic claimed another summer staple recently as the decision was made to cancel the 19th Annual Waggoner Car Show. The event, which was scheduled for Aug. 15, … more
“I keep telling people that it’s been like a roller coaster that goes up and down, but even that doesn’t describe it,” said Phil Borgic, owner of Borgic Farms in Raymond, … more
It’s been a tough year to make a start in the restaurant business, but chef Ryan Turner is determined to jump in head-first. The Hillsboro native opened the restaurant at the Marina on Glenn … more
The Litchfield Park District announced that they will move forward with the Walton Park summer concert series beginning in July. This year’s lineup includes Retro Rockit on Friday, July 10, … more
On the heels of announcing that they will expand to include a second shift of industrial sewers, doubling their local workforce, Atlas 46 is preparing to roll out their Remaking America Program at … more
After COVID-19 coronavirus cases surged in 21 states around the country last week, the number of new cases in Illinois is still headed in the right direction. The Illinois Department of Public … more
“The divide is growing deeper and wider. The rhetoric becoming stronger and more vile. Everyone has their personal view and beliefs, which are based on their upbringing and values. I, like most … more
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State Fairs in Springfield and DuQuoin will be canceled this year by executive order of the governor due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The state made the announcement Friday afternoon in a news … more
You can almost smell the smoke coming off grills across America as Father’s Day draws nearer. Dads all over the country will be grabbing their tongs and “Kiss the Cook” aprons in … more
From the Nokomis Braves and Redskins to the Glenwood Titans to the Louisville Cardinals, Reid Detmers has looked good in red for a long time. Now, the young pitcher has a chance to keep the same … more
Members of the Montgomery County Board approved a $250,000 business relief grant program as part of their regular monthly meeting, held Tuesday evening, June 9, at the Historic Courthouse in downtown … more
The Nokomis City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, June 8, with Mayor Russ Foster, Commissioners Ann Brookshire, Mike Holliday, and Jocko Nash, along with City Clerk Rachel … more
Mayor pro tem Katie Duncan gaveled Hillsboro’s city council meeting to order at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening, June 9; Mayor Brian Sullivan wasn’t present, but all other council members … more
Members of the Schram City Village Board held a public hearing regarding the Rebuild Illinois public infrastructure grant prior to their regular monthly meeting Monday evening, June 8, at the village … more
The Hillsboro School Board prepared for next school year by hiring new staff at the end of their meeting on Tuesday, June 9, at the unit office. School board members, administrators, department … more
A familiar face has joined the village of Raymond as the new clerk–and collector–making her the third member of her family who currently serves the small community. Tracy Pennock, who … more
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