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It was a long night for members of the Montgomery County Board who voted to close all the recycling drop-off centers in the county, except the center in Hillsboro, effective Oct. 1. Board members … more
David Ronen and Mike Putnam spoke to the city council of Hillsboro at their meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 10, to explain the status of solar energy as an alternate power source in Illinois; the two are … more
Montgomery County Master Gardeners organized and hosted the 129th annual Farmer's Institute, which was held Sept. 6-7 at the University of Illinois Extension office in Hillsboro. This is the 13th … more
Known professionally as "the starter," actress and acting coach Susan Collins is getting ready to start something new in Hillsboro. Collins has been in the acting business for more than 25 years and … more
The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce has announced the nominees for this year's annual Business and Industry dinner on Thursday evening, Sept. 19, at the Hillsboro Moose Lodge in downtown … more
More than 300 athletes spent Saturday swimming, biking and running in the 10th annual Triathlou at Lake Lou Yaeger in Litchfield. "We love coming here," master of ceremonies Lee O'Connor of … more
Montgomery County corn producers can expect a significantly smaller yield than last year, according to the annual survey conducted by the local University of Illinois Extension office on Thursday, … more
More than 50 remote control jets were in the air over Litchfield Municipal Airport over the weekend during Roger Shipley's RC Jet Rally Sept. 6-8. The rally began Friday morning with visits from … more
Members of the Litchfield city council approved a motion to contract Crawford, Murphy and Tilly Engineering to provide pre-bid and bid services for the city hall HVAC replacement design project … more
"A hero is someone who runs towards danger while others are running from it." Jody Grove will do just that as she takes on her new role as cop in the small community of Raymond. Mayor Denny Held … more
"Camren loved golf. It was one of his passions," said his mom, Brandy Chausse. "I'm hoping this course will help get other kids excited about golf too." Camren's Mini Greens, a free, nine-hole … 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
"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 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
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
It’s been a good summer for music, especially alumni of the Hillsboro Summer Concert Series.   Hounds won the reality show Who Will Rock You, while Old Salt Union saw their recent album … more
Despite the non-stop rain Saturday evening, the Panama VFW Post 6628 hosted its 72nd annual mulligan on a beautifully sunny Sunday, Sept. 1. A lot of work goes into hosting the mulligan. Beginning … more
"We are a company committed to doing business the right way," Vistra Senior Director of Community Affairs Brad Watson said in a conference call to local officials  on Thursday, Aug. 29, … more
The Hillsboro TIF district has generated $511,000 to date, representatives from the taxing bodies in the district learned at a meeting on Thursday, Aug. 29, at city hall. Tax Increment Financing … 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
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