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A Carlinville man perished in a plane crash on Saturday afternoon, May 2, about one-half mile south of Zelmer Memorial Airport near Palmyra. Macoupin County Coroner Brad Targhetta responded to the … more
April 30 marked National Adopt a Pet Day, but due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there are currently no animals to adopt at the Montgomery County Animal Control Facility in … more
A Litchfield teen faces felony charges as the person who allegedly fired shots into a Litchfield house on April 22. Drayk Compton, 18, of Litchfield, was taken into custody for aggravated … more
The number of confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases in Montgomery County increased to 29 over a weekend that also marked the beginning of  Governor JB Pritzker’s modified extension of the … more
Members of the Old Settlers Association have announced they will cancel this year’s annual celebration due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and shelter-in guidelines, with a vote by the … more
Hillsboro Area Public Library rang in the new year with the launch of their first podcast, “The Voices of Hillsboro,” released on Friday, Jan. 3. Former resident and retired Hillsboro … more
A Girard woman has been arrested for working in Hillsboro as a registered nurse, allegedly without license, according to Montgomery County Sheriff Rick Robbins. Abigail L. Martin, 23, of Girard, … more
A resident at a long-term care facility in Taylor Springs tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus, and a Hillsboro restaurant is open again after closing for cleaning and sanitizing for the weekend … more
Hillsboro City Council members, two of them masked at the table and two of them contributing by Zoom, met for forty minutes Tuesday evening, April 28, to conduct the city’s business. No members … more
The world has changed drastically in the last few weeks. Weddings have been made smaller or postponed. High school proms and graduations have been rescheduled. Even local funeral services have … more
“Opera House has been a flat-out phenomenal supporter of Stamp Out Cancer,” said organizer Zach Wygal. “The events they have hosted have been through the roof.” And this … more
Due to the COVID-19 virus and guidelines set forth by the State of Illinois, the city of Litchfield was required to make some adjustments to the upcoming tourism event calendar and various aspects of … more
It’s been one year since 11-year-old Emma Belt received a life-saving heart transplant at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, and family and friends wanted to help her celebrate such a special … more
A 21-year-old was killed and a 16-year-old injured in a car-motorcycle accident on Litchfield Trail in rural Mt. Olive on Thursday evening, April 23. The 21-year-old, who had been riding a Honda … more
President Chad Ruppert called the April 21 meeting of the Nokomis CUSD22 meeting to order  at 7:30 with six board members along with Superintendent Scott Doerr, principals Reedy, McDowell, and … more
“We booked our trip in late December and at that point we really didn’t know the severity of things. Even as we were boarding the ship, there wasn’t widespread public concern about … more
The Journal-News, Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce and Imagine Hillsboro are once again joining forces to promote the second #ShopHillsboro event, an online Mothers Day spree. Modified to follow … more
Gov. JB Pritzker announced  Thursday, April 23, a modified stay-at-home order that will go into effect on May 1. Also on Thursday, Christian-Montgomery EMA Director Greg Nimmo announced that … more
An American Indian proverb says “We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” April 22 marked the annual Earth Day celebration and a chance to show … more
An employee at Dollar General in Raymond tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus on Wednesday, April 22, and the number of coronavirus cases in Montgomery County jumped up to 22. “We have … more
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