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In the Aug. 12 edition of The Journal-News, page 2B, Joe Rollins' political cartoon made the point that, "Gun control is not enough. If we expect to live in a civilized society, free from violence, … more
I don't necessarily have Bonnie Tyler in mind as I write today, but her hit song of decades ago did come to mind when I heard the line that inspired this column. A new legal drama is coming out soon … more
I would like to tell the public why in my opinion I believe Mark Brazel is the best candidate for Montgomery County Sheriff. I think his integrity speaks for itself. He is a man of his word and … more
With the recent passing of County Treasurer Ron Jenkins and the upcoming elections, I felt it a good time to reflect on one's service. Ron proudly served his country as he proudly served the … more
Last election, the Litchfield Chamber of Commerce hosted a candidate forum. It served as an important opportunity for voters to hear from local candidates on issues facing our communities and our … more
March 1952 roars in with snow and ends more gently. Grandpa sends a hog to the locker plant to be butchered, but Grandma is disappointed he forgets to bring the jowls home to render for a bit of … more
For the purpose of informing the legislators of Illinois, the citizens of Montgomery County will have the opportunity to vote on a referendum at the November election: "Should the Illinois General … more
I was recently involved in an accident on Route 185 between Vandalia and Hillsboro. I want to thank the kind people of Fayette and Montgomery counties.   I ended up in a fairly deep … more
I am supporting State's Attorney Bryant Hitchings for State's Attorney of Montgomery County. Bryant is passionate about prosecuting the cases that have been presented to him by our local law … more
May 1952 is a busy time in the county. The unexpected death of a longtime neighbor brings everyone together to provide the traditional support to his family. Grandma mentions she and some other … more
Thanksgiving this year was one of the most exceptional of my life; no, I did not receive any invitations to join with immediate or extended family, but isn't thankfulness a decision based on reality? … more
There is something inherently renewing about the spring–in bearing witness as the land reawakens from its slumber. I find it fundamentally healing to watch as fields that seemed barren only … more
Both the gambling and marijuana bills were steamrolled through in the final days of the session.  Legislators were so eager to get construction projects in their district that they voted on … more
As a former assistant Montgomery County State's Attorney and criminal defense attorney, I practiced for 40 years until retiring recently. I endorse Mark Brazel for sheriff. Mark is a well … more
I am writing to recommend Mark Brazel in the upcoming Nov. 6 election for the office of sheriff of Montgomery County. I have known Mark for over 17 years. In fact, because of getting to know him, … more
Maybe it's because Kyle and I have restarted doing Weight Watchers, but I've had a bit of a sweet tooth lately. And it seems only fitting to share one of our favorite family desserts. I'll be … more
I may be the only Hillsboro native who "made the line" to become a member of a world class drum and bugle corps.  In the past couple of years two different corps have stopped in Hillsboro for … more
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