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The Pope stopped the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops from passing their own rules for stopping the molester priests and the cover-ups by bishops at their national meeting last November.  … more
I am thankful for being born during a time when America and its people were fighting for our nation and its protection during World War II. I remember the drafting of our men to be trained to fight … more
An alarming number of Illinois State Police officers have been struck by motorists this year.  Three have died.  Knowing these crashes were preventable makes the statistics even more … more
Our Illinois politicians love new programs, but cannot even pay for the old ones. "We need more taxes!" they say.  I never hear them say, "We must also have a 5 percent cut across the board … more
You are invited to join a conversation on the development and opportunities of our changing energy economy.   BlueGreen Alliance, Prairie Rivers Network, and Grow Gillespie Initiative are … more
Old men like to live in the past, and I'm not an exception. I try to live in the present; staying at least semi-active in the community helps that. The future is for my children and their … more
Recently the Hillsboro Moose Lodge has implemented some new policies and rules.  This is an effort to explain and inform the community of those changes and the reason for them. For over 100 … 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
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
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 don't know if it is an old adage or just something I've said myself many times over the years, but there's something to be said for being comfortable. Ask ten people their definition of "being … more
eneral assembly to immediately legalize internet and sports gambling.  The last time legislators moved quickly to pass a massive expansion of gambling,  the state began borrowing … more
Even though I have been retired from Litchfield Unit #12 as assistant superintendent for a while, I still have a strong interest in the well-being and quality of the Litchfield district. There is … more
Thank you for publishing an article in your paper on March 7 by Grant Morgan about how our state is failing to provide funding or staff to help prevent suicides in Illinois.   I am grateful … more
We once again see the duplicity of the Democrat Party.   Senator Durbin announced in the paper that he was coming to Hillsboro to meet with his constituents. This was announced both in a news … 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
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
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
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