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Members of the Litchfield City Council met via video conferencing on Thursday, May 7, for the first time this month. The aldermen would pass 14 items in new business on Thursday, plus motions to … more
Organizers of this year’s Raymond Independence Day celebration have announced they will cancel this year’s June festivities due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and shelter-in … more
The Nokomis Homecoming Association met on Wednesday, May 6 via a Zoom meeting and have come to the conclusion that they have no other options than to cancel the festivities for Nokomis Homecoming … more
“I don’t think that anything can really prepare you for it. I felt like I was prepared. I read everything I could find about the COVID-19 virus, looked at all the photos, watched videos … more
The start of Abbi Jett’s college experience couldn’t have gone much better. Jett, a 2019 grad of Hillsboro High School, was able to play the sport she loved, train for a rewarding career … more
Members of the Coffeen Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to an evening structure fire on West 2nd Street at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 9. According to the department, a vehicle caught fire and … more
Those in need of a little time outside their homes will be excited to learn that the Litchfield Sky View Drive-In will open for it’s 70th season this weekend. Steven Spielberg’s 1985 film … more
The number of COVID-19 coronavirus cases in Montgomery County has crept up to 32 as of Wednesday, May 6, but no new cases were reported when every resident and every staff member at a long term care … more
Members of the Montgomery County Fair Board voted to cancel this year’s fair at their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday evening, May 5, in Butler. “Tonight the Montgomery County Fair … more
Amid ongoing shelter-in guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers of this year’s Irish Days celebration have cancelled the June event in downtown Farmersville.  “For the … more
Seventy-five years ago today, The Hillsboro Journal heralded “Germany Quits War” in all caps on the front page of the May 7, 1945, edition. Although it would be another three-plus … more
In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week, Cross Over Ministries is hosting a virtual walk throughout Montgomery County.  Mental Health Awareness Week is May 18-24, and organizers with … more
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
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