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I completed another lap around on the sun this past Saturday, April 6, celebrating turning 23 years old. I like my birthday. I’d go as far as to say I love my birthday. My grandpa loved his … more
Four Litchfield City Council alderman (Jacob Fleming, Dwayne Gerl, Josh Hughes and Sara Zumwalt) attended a Litchfield Park District meeting on April 3. The following are the remarks presented by … more
Perhaps today’s column will be taken in the spirit of April Fools Day; I hope not. Perhaps it will be taken as one of my “rants by an old man” efforts; I hope not. The fool’s … more
“Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket.” It’s a common idiom which advises people to limit their investment risk and very fitting during this Easter season with so many egg … more
What would we do without newspapers? Her innocent question left me almost speechless as I was finishing up a tour for a Girl Scout troop from Mt. Olive earlier this month. Giving tours of the … more
Welcome back to Imagine Hillsboro Checks In! This column features a bi-monthly update regarding all things Imagine Hillsboro. Although things have been somewhat quiet, rest assured that Imagine is … more
Happy National Ag Week! Today, and all week long, we celebrate the great contributions agriculture makes to our nation.   Food, fiber, and fuel – we would be lost without farmers! Please … more
Grandma and Grandpa had their side "gigs" to keep some cash money coming in on a regular basis. As I recall, Grandma's egg and cream profit was what she used for her household budget. Grandpa … more
Bert Russell, retired vice president of   First National Bank, and I were asked to serve on the Litchfield Planning Commission in 1984. Our first big project was a special use permit for the new … more
Since my parents took me to 2006’s Cars, I have liked going to the movies. I love the experience of the movie theater; the way the audience is introduced and captivated by a story. The giant … more
Dear Editor, I have lived in Litchfield nearly my entire life. It is here that my husband and I have chosen to settle and raise a family and grow deep roots for our lives. It is important to me … more
As the high school and college basketball seasons wind down, my thoughts ramble back to the more enjoyable seasons I spent affiliated with Hillsboro High basketball. In the years from 1986 until … more
I’ve been hearing people that are talking about TIF money being used in the city of Litchfield. So I started asking questions in an attempt to try to understand this whole thing. The state … more
My family has always loved celebrating. Growing up, there were surprise birthday parties, fun Easter egg hunts and summer cookouts just to get together. Due to the schedule at the newspaper, … more
February of 1957 is rather a slow news month for the family and community. The biggest concern on the farm seems to be the health of the cows. Tests for grandma and grandpa's cow, bloating for one of … more
“The Fugitive” isn’t a Valentine's Day movie. Or at least, it doesn’t take place on Valentine’s Day. I’ve spent the last month convincing myself foolishly … more
In the first week of 2024 I received a welcome invitation to a great dining experience when youngest granddaughter Kamryn and her “fellow,” Drew, called me to say her mom (my daughter … more
You are invited to attend this public hearing in solidarity with farmers who are impacted by Foresight Energy’s mining operation. IDNR’s public hearing at the Montgomery County … more
I’ve always been a bit on the creative side and love to work on projects. I spent ten years in the Montgomery County 4-H program, and enjoyed working on a variety of projects over the years. … more
Welcome back to Imagine Hillsboro Checks In! This column features a bi-monthly update regarding all things Imagine Hillsboro. After taking November off, we are excited to get back to our regularly … more
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