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I spent several years asking different people for advice, looking up how to publish a book, even going back to college, but it wasn't until a few months back that my dreams came true. And, after … more
First, a brief lesson in recent history: four years ago voters in the 95th Legislative District re-elected Wayne Rosenthal, a Republican with a proven record of representing his district, as state … more
As I watched the senate hearings in regards to Judge Kavanaugh, I thought about what Jesus said concerning the "end of the age." In Matthew 24:4 He said, "Take heed that no one deceives you." Many … more
The Jan. 7, 1935, front page of The Hillsboro Journal trumpeted the climax to a depression-era story that thrust Montgomery County into the national spotlight: "'Treason' Case Not To Come To … more
Beyond a doubt, Rick Robbins is the most qualified to be the next sheriff of Montgomery County. His experience as undersheriff, interactions with the county board and numerous leadership training … more
Nearly four years ago I was elected by the citizens of the city of Hillsboro to serve on her city council as the Public Health and Safety Commissioner. During those four years I have developed a … more
Concerning abortion rights in Illinois, there are several plans to expand abortion. One plan is to overturn parental notification laws.  In other words, if your teenage daughter wants an … more
As a member of the HHS athletic hall of fame, I'm writing this letter to highly recommend Sammi Matoush for nomination and selection to the hall of fame. Sammi's outstanding achievements and … more
It's early March, and I still don't have a truck. I also realize I'll most likely never own another because when I scrape deeply enough, I find a rather conservative person when the question at hand … more
If you ask my dad about my food prejudices, he would probably be quick to tell you that I lived on hot dogs, spaghetti and macaroni and cheese when I was growing up. It's probably why he still balks … more
As we approach the April 2 consolidated election I want to take a moment to ask the Citizens of Hillsboro to carefully consider the candidates for commissioner.   It takes a true team to move … more
This letter is to show my support for Rick Robbins, Republican candidate for Montgomery County Sheriff. For so many reasons, I wish that my late husband, Roy, could be the one writing … more
I moved to Hillsboro in August 2017 to be near extended family. I left St. Charles County, MO, after my working career as a carpenter was ended by serious spinal damage and a failed corrective … more
In a few short weeks, voters of Montgomery County will be electing a new sheriff for the first time in over three decades.  This decision must be based on many aspects of the candidate: background, … more
I would like to voice my public support for Hillsboro School Board candidate Ed Ervin.   Ed has several goals that I believe in, but specifically: (1) expanding vocational training classes, … more
The April 2 consolidated election is quickly approaching. I live in Hillsboro, but outside of city limits and am therefore unable to cast my vote for those who will be impacting decisions for our … more
I am asking the voters to please look at records and a candidate's ability and experience. Too often a candidate's ability is overshadowed by an opposing candidate's name or affiliation or size … more
I am always amazed at the time Grandma spent doing her washing. Compared to how we now wash and dry our laundry in such a small amount of time, she often had to spend an entire day washing, … more
Have you seen this posting: "How to apologize to people at work after I upset them...I'm sorry that your terrible behavior caused me to act out of character. You should work on that." It appears … more
Dynegy took over Coffeen and four other Illinois coal-fire plants in early 2014 by assuming some $850 million in Ameren debt.  In 2017, the merger with Vistra Energy was announced, a deal that … more
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