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“We’re grateful to have the opportunity to continue to work in the pandemic,” said Karen Watson, CEO of International Filter Manufacturing Corporation in Litchfield. … 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
A miscalculation by Endrizzi Contracting during the Lake Lou Yaeger watershed restoration project yielded a benefit for the City of Litchfield, but it’s yet to be determined how costly that … more
Hillsboro will have a Future Land Use Plan committee in place by late January of 2021 if a timeline established at a planning commission meeting held Thursday morning, Dec. 17, is followed. The city … more
The Litchfield School District will return to five days a week in-person learning starting with the second semester in January. Superintendent Dr. Greggory Fuerstenau had high praise for district … 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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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