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On Aug. 29 the Atlas 46 Company was given a great economic development presentation by the MCGI representatives and the cities of Litchfield and Hillsboro.   My sincere thanks goes out to all those … more
Is it possible to experience empty nest syndrome over ten years after your last child leaves your home? When Bryce died in 2007, my husband and I were finally alone in the house, except for the two … more
The Litchfield Museum needs help with a project.  We are working with Tom Burenga of Worksaver on a project to find information on the businesses and camps which were located south and east of … more
Growing up, if you had asked me about my favorite food, I would have told you it was spaghetti.  Actually, spaghetti with curly noodles. And truth be told, I'd still probably tell you that … more
Last week we had a very unpleasant experience when we learned that someone had posted malicious lies and gossip about us on Facebook.  The false rumor accused us of trapping and killing cats, … more
It isn't that easy to drop everything in the middle of the week and fly to Washington. If you're a community newspaper publisher, going anywhere in the middle of the week is a challenge. That is when … more
Cross-Over Ministries would like to thank our gracious host, Hillsboro Junior High School, for the use of their facilities to show the documentary, "The Ripple Effect."   We also want to thank … more
Greetings from the Ridge. I once heard it called the PGA, the Personal Golden Age. It's the age in our life we look back upon as being idyllic, perfect, the way things were and the way they should … more
After three years, Bruce Rauner finally got his day in the sun. The Supreme Court again sided with corporate interests and ruled that fair share employees don't have to pay into a fair system that … more
April 1952 begins with leftover winter weather, but by the end of the month, Grandma is sowing garden seed. Big happenings during the month include the purchase of a new sewing machine for Grandma … more
"Did you know about this? That no one is guaranteed to get Social Security," Butler resident Don Walker said to me at the front counter of the newspaper office a couple of weeks ago. I did not … more
My wife Denita Marie Hedden disappeared on Dec. 25, 2017, out of Royal Lakes in Macoupin County and has been presumed to be deceased since the first week in February of 2018 in a public announcement … more
Montgomery County would be taking a giant step backwards if it ended the recycling program. Surely it's better to recycle acceptable items than fill our dump with those same items.  Some … more
This "Ramblings" was inspired by a question a constituent asked me back in late October while I and my work crew for the day were eating lunch at the Cozy Cafe. We were clearing the yard, though not … more
If you've been following our local news lately, you are aware that a minor crime spree was stopped and the suspected culprit arrested by the Hillsboro Police Department.   It began with a car … more
The recently released Avengers Endgame movie has been taking the world by storm.  Your favorite heroes–Captain America, Ironman, Thor, Black Widow, Hulk and Hawkeye–are back at it … more
Nursing professionals are a valuable and instrumental part of our hospital. We appreciate our nurses for the excellent care they provide during each shift they work, 365 days a year. They are the … more
My husband Tom and I had an enjoyable time at the 2018 Montgomery County Fair. We exhibited antiques, collectibles and vegetables there for the fourth time this year.  We enjoy doing this: the … more
For the last three years I have been pointing to the excellent work that has been done by the Hillsboro City Council and the Hillsboro Police Department in addressing the serious issue of derelict … more
Greetings from the Ridge. Not in my wildest imagination could I guess that as I headed to church on Sunday morning I'd be directed to a tavern, and it was all the fault of my fellow drinkers down … more
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