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The Montgomery County Genealogical Society (MGCS) turned 45 years old on May 21, 2023. The society’s first organizational meeting was held on April 9, 1978, at Kirk Terrace in Litchfield … more
It’s a curious sign of our times that one of the best places that I’ve found to witness candor, compassion, and fun in American politics is the Illinois State Archives’ website. I … more
It's back-to-school time! The Illinois Insurance Association, a state property casualty trade association, and its member companies urge motorists to be alert as kids make their way to and from … more
When someone says that if he is indicted there will be “death and destruction,”that is a threat. Where did the threat of thousands of workers going on strike come from? While I believe … more
Montgomery County was established on Feb. 12, 1821, and was formed from Bond, Madison and Christian Counties. The county was named for Revolutionary War hero General Richard Montgomery who was born … more
When I open my eyes each morning, I look through my south windows facing East Tremont Street to see what the previous night’s weather brought. If the street or my sidewalk is wet, I step out to … more
At some point in my college career I began jotting down quotes that I found pertinent to my life. As a literature major, I read often to meet class assignments, and if an author’s work appealed … more
There are many factors that make or break a farm operation. Since the war started in Ukraine by Russia, American farmers have seen the price of fertilizer double in cost with no end in sight. … more
After serving in the Civil War, Alonzo Fitch McEwen moved to the City of Litchfield. At the age of 19, McEwen had joined Company H of the Ninth Illinois Volunteer Infantry. After his three month … more
The Journal-News offers this prayer to the community as a public service. It is a chance to remember with fondness those who have passed since Old Settlers last year through Monday, July 31. Space … more
I’m not always much of a saver of things. Most days, I’m more of an “out with the old and in with the new” kind of gal. As the girls have outgrown their clothes, I have … more
“Running in movies since 1981,” reads Tom Cruise’s Twitter bio. The simple five word statement is a remarkably accurate description of his incredible movie career. Mission: … more
Welcome back to Imagine Hillsboro Checks In! This column features a bi-monthly update regarding all things Imagine Hillsboro. Summer is well underway, which brings us to one of our busiest seasons of … more
This column is for everyone, but if you are a young adult or a parent of a young adult, pay close attention! Small towns are great places to live (even though it doesn't always seem that way … more
The City of Litchfield is named for Electus Bachus Litchfield who came to the community in 1855/56 to procure the right of way and establish the railroad system through the area. Litchfield, who was … more
The Litchfield Woman’s Club was one of the city’s earliest organizations. It was also one of Litchfield’s most active organizations for many years. In 1981, Geraldine Forehand, … more
In the late 19th century, women had few professional opportunities. Many that did work gave up their careers when they married. Emma Trimble Bangs, however, broke the mold. A longtime Montgomery … more
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