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When I think back to my high school days, I tend to think fondly, focusing on what I enjoyed, rather than things I struggled with. And I think that it’s okay to look back at the happy … more
Welcome back to Imagine Hillsboro Checks In. If this is your first time joining us, welcome! This column features a bi-monthly update regarding all things Imagine Hillsboro. Fall is here, and believe … more
Hello readers, my name is Gabe Osborn, and I am the Resource Conservationist with the Montgomery County Soil and Water Conservation District. This is the first edition of a monthly column where I … more
Carbon dioxide pipelines and storage will be a safety hazard should it enter and be stored in Montgomery County. The plans of Heartland Greenway were stated in the Montgomery County Board meeting on … more
A message from Montgomery County State’s Attorney Andrew Affrunti, Montgomery County Sheriff Rick Robbins, Litchfield Police Chief Kenny Ryker,  Hillsboro Police Chief Randy Leetham, … more
September 1955 is filled with harvest, fairs and bureaucracy. Grandma and Grandpa have to prove they were born. I'm not sure why; perhaps because of Social Security. Fortunately they both had older … more
Happy Monday! It’s National Farm Safety and Health Week! Harvest is getting ready to be in full swing and this week serves as an important reminder for the farming industry. Each day of the … more
I am writing in response to a letter to the editor titled, “Why Should He Be Able to Coach.”   In response to this individual’s letter, let me give some history to the … more
For an older person, I’ve had a good summer. One of the highlights has been Friday mornings/afternoons when granddaughter Kamryn has shown up to help me clean/declutter my house. My last … more
As a citizen of the U.S.A., I wish to state clearly that my family and I are not in favor of “top-down” controls on the freedoms granted us by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. We … more
In regard to the one coaching the children with an unpatriotic tattoo on his arm, I would say if he is a good coach, let him do so if he will cover it while being with children. more
The self-appointed “queen of kindergarten” has arrived, and is loving every minute of school. A few weeks before school started, Kyle’s aunt sent Charley a package of books to … more
Those who yearn for the “good old days” when daily commodity price shifts were measured in pennies and nickels rather than quarters and even dollars of today should probably just put … more
As summer winds down and fall approaches, the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University is eagerly gearing up for one of our signature events: the Renewing Illinois Summit … more
A few weeks back my adult children sent me a picture they had seen on the Hillsboro Youth Sports Facebook page showing a T-Ball team (5–6-year-olds) from Hillsboro and their two … more
What a busy month it has been since we last had a chance to visit!  Member meals, a golf scramble and parades have kept us moving. It’s hard to believe that kids are already going back to … more
August 1955 is dry and hot. Farmers are keeping a close eye on their crops. Grandma mentions the Wright place several times. I wish I knew more about it. It was an abandoned homestead in one of their … more
If I had to describe why summer after summer I find myself drawn back to Hillsboro for Old Settlers (on a Wednesday and a Thursday, no less) I would start with a fish sandwich.  The last few … more
If you see me poking my head out of the office this week, don’t mind me. I’m just watching for the big yellow power poles to be installed up and down Main Street.  And everyone in … more
I had occasion to visit Ultimate Collision Center in Taylor Springs last spring. No, I didn’t have a collision; my poor truck, a 2003 F150, had shown its age, as I do these … more
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