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Welcome back to Imagine Hillsboro Checks In! This column features a bi-monthly update regarding all things Imagine Hillsboro. Summer is now in full swing, bringing with it plenty of Imagine Hillsboro … more
Greetings and salutations. Allow us to introduce ourselves. We are board directors of Cross Over Ministries (COM). COM is the non-profit administrator for The Haven Home of Hope. The Journal-News is … more
Growing up, I always wished I could fly. Maybe that’s because I watched the Superman Justice League comic movies with my brothers too many times? Or, maybe it was because of Peter Pan and … more
My brother got married a few weeks ago. Friends and family from all over the country made their way to an old airplane hanger in rural Greenville for the occasion, which ended up being a … more
Hough Funeral Homes is celebrating 125 years of operation and service in Montgomery County in 2024. Each month a short story from the history of the funeral home will be run in The Journal-News, … more
June of 1957 finds Grandma still in California, but she is keeping close track of what’s going on back home. I feel her heart split between needing to help Albert and Alberta and wanting to be … more
It is with great regret that I, Nancy Redman, will be resigning from any and all positions that I currently hold at the H&B Bremer Wildlife Sanctuary. It has come to my attention over the last … more
When I was younger, I respected some of the older people in my life for the calm wisdom they displayed. My grandmother McCunn (my mother’s side) had little in material terms, but she went about … more
Charley’s softball team is playing in a softball tournament this week. The self-proclaimed “Bluberries” only have one win this season, but the whole team has grown leaps and bounds … more
Dear Editor, I have been wondering when I would write this story. Tonight, May 19, 2024, I am ready. It was an evening somewhere in the early 1980s, somewhere between 1982 to 1986--- years do … more
Dear Editor, Some people may not know that a major news network had to pay the manufacturer of the Georgia voting machines over $170 million and fired a reporter for claiming the machines were … more
Dear Editor, The Board of the Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center unanimously approved a plan to publish a picture book on our local segment of Route 66. We feel the timing is perfect … more
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
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