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Nearly every fire department in Montgomery County responded to a powerful blaze at a storage building at 19019 North 16th Avenue in Witt at 5:26 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14. Twenty-two members of the … more
Five minutes into talking with Ken Schuster, you can see how he had so much success as a coach. Thirty minutes in, you're ready to run through a brick wall for him. Hired in July, Lincolnwood may … more
Montgomery County Animal Control will celebrate a decade of serving the county with an open house from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24. The celebratory event will feature door prizes, snacks and … more
"Our group believes that a strong school system is an integral part of making Montgomery County an attractive place to live and raise a family," said Dr. Bob Mulch of the Montgomery County School … more
 After some heated discussion, members of the Montgomery County board unanimously approved a one-year municipal contract for animal control services, during their regular monthly meeting on … more
Schools in the Hillsboro district are ready to open next week, members of the school board learned during their meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the unit office. The board took a look at the … more
Retired plumber Jim Lohman, his brother Ken, and licensed plumbers Dave Bondurant and Steve Rovey came to the Hillsboro City Council meeting Tuesday evening, Aug. 13, to provide background and … more
A public hearing regarding the Community Development Block Grant preceded the Schram City Village Board meeting on Monday evening, Aug. 12, at the village hall. The grant will fund construction … more
From Drama Club performances to Scholastic Book Fairs, the auditorium at Lincolnwood High School in Raymond is home to many events throughout the year, and thanks to Life Scout Levi Weir of Raymond, … more
It was a family trip 41 years in the making, as Hillsboro sisters Suzanne Tatham and Laura Lessman traveled to Hawaii this summer to meet their half-brother and his family. "I was only two years … more
The Journal-News owner John M. Galer of Hillsboro has been named the Illinois state chairman for the non-profit organization, State Funeral for World War II Veterans. He leads the region's … more
Members of the Hillsboro Education Foundation presented its Distinguished Alumni award to Amy (Cobetto) Stewart, Dr. Jerry Parola and Nancy (Bliss) Slepicka during an Old Settlers reception Thursday … more
After being condemned in 2016, the 118-year-old Illinois State Fair Coliseum has been brought back to life. Construction crews have worked nearly around the clock in efforts to finish the Coliseum … more
Similar to the process that started the ball rolling five years ago, Imagine Hillsboro will once again be hosting a series of public meetings to help map the future of the community.  A … more
Members of the Litchfield School Board held a special meeting on Thursday evening, Aug. 8, to discuss community listening events as well as to plan the budget for the coming year. With all board … more
Area businesses and entrepreneurs are invited to start their morning at Knodle Ltd. Farms for Breakfast on the Farm on Friday, Aug. 23. The early morning event will take place from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at … more
A gravesite belonging to a man who fought in the Revolutionary War and made his way to Montgomery County was found near Butler in early 2018. And in the early spring of 2019, an installation of a … more
Caitlyn Howard, the daughter of Josh and Stefanie Howard, was crowned queen of the 2019 Old Settlers celebration during ceremonies on the big stage in downtown Hillsboro Wednesday evening, Aug. … more
The Panhandle School Board had seven personnel items to complete, along with two discussion items, as they met on Tuesday, Aug. 6, for a special meeting. The meeting started with a discussion … more
The basement of St. Paul's Lutheran church was once again transformed into a gallery showcasing the work of local artists for the 2019 Old Settlers Art Show. The annual art show oficially opened … more
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