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Summer is upon us and there are plenty of local events to enjoy. The Montgomery County Fair kicks off on Wednesday, and I encourage you to pay the fairgrounds in Butler a visit if it’s … more
There’s been some fun films released recently to theaters. I’ve caught a few, beginning with “The Fall Guy” back in May. Ryan Gosling has rapidly ascended into a new tier of … more
I enjoyed a meaningful, but melancholy-filled, round-trip walk Thursday evening, May 30, when I meandered over to the high school campus to join former and current faculty members in saying goodbye … more
In the Book of Exodus (Ch. 2, V22), Moses told his new father-in-law, “I have been a stranger in a strange land.” As I’ve aged, I identify more and more with his sentiment. I … more
May 1957 is a very busy and serious month for Grandma and Grandpa. Three of their longtime friends and neighbors pass away. The rituals of collecting for funeral flowers, preparing food for the … more
Dear Editor, My name is Dionne Manzer. My husband Ken and myself felt it was important to communicate our situation and concerns in Montgomery County. In February, we received a letter from a … more
Dear Friend of Hillsboro, As you may know, Central Park pool will NOT be opening in the summer of 2024. Our pool is 86 years old and has serious infrastructure issues. It has been … more
Five hundred, twenty five thousand six hundred minutes Five hundred, twenty five thousand moments so dear Five hundred, twenty five thousand six hundred minutes How do you measure, measure a year? … more
I feel like this past year is probably the first time in my life I really had to pray about things and trust God to help me. Turning 18 means a lot of things, but one of the scariest things is having … more
My mother and I were sitting in a warm church pew one summer Sunday morning hearing about our local mission team traveling to Rancho 3M, an orphanage in Mexico. Sitting there, I recalled … more
Welcome back to Imagine Hillsboro Checks In! This column features a bi-monthly update regarding all things Imagine Hillsboro. Summer is almost in full swing, bringing with it plenty of Imagine … more
Well, the cicadas disappeared in 2011, went underground, and were out of sight and out of mind for the past thirteen years. But, just as Mother Nature planned it, they’re back. And, for the … more
Editor’s Note: This column was written by Steve McLaughlin and printed in The Journal-News in June 2011. They’re back. It’s hard to believe that another 13 years have passed … more
Dear Editor, Paws Care would like to apologize to anyone impacted by our decision to temporarily suspend the Spay/Neuter Voucher program including vouchers issued but not yet used. … more
I began this Tuesday morning, April 2; the first draft seemed cluttered, so this one is a rewrite. That’s rare for me; for almost all of my writing life, I’ve been a write it and turn it … more
Dear Editor, My brother and I are responsible for taking care of farmland in Audubon and Rountree townships. The Audubon farm has been in the Graden family for 170 years and the Rountree farm has … more
It's been a big month at our house, Charley is officially riding her bike without training wheels. She's never been a huge bike rider, but we've always had a bike with training wheels her size ready … more
April, 1957 lives up to the adage, "April showers bring May flowers." As you can see from Grandma's weather notes, hardly a day goes by during the month when there is no rain. Snow also falls during … more
Editor's Note: This letter was submitted by Journal-News reader Linda Hagood of Taylorville. I am a rural postal carrier of 30 years and have now been retired for five years. I am very aware of … more
Dear Editor, Sitting on the Development and Personnel Committee of the Montgomery County Board, I get to participate in the actions regarding the Animal Control Department that is saddled with … more
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