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Thank you to the women of Calvary Baptist Church of Taylorville for their “Plan the Peace” event hosted Friday evening, March 13. The event featured a testimony of calm and faith … more
“Hey Mom,” piped Archie’s tiny voice from the backseat. “Do you know about rainbow wizards?” “Rainbow wizards? No, but I definitely want to hear about … more
When President Trump implemented his tax cuts, as senior citizens on basically fixed income, we weren't sure we would personally benefit from those tax cuts, but we have benefited. This is … more
My brother, Jim, celebrates his eighth birthday with a party that causes Mom to curse the second amendment. Grandma and I visit the library. We shared a great love for the library in Hillsboro. It … more
I feel a rant coming on, most of it school related. The need to rant began when I read the help-wanted display ad dated Jan. 20 in The Journal-News. Four coaching positions are open at Hillsboro … more
"Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain." I’ve been thinking about that quote a lot lately, trying to lift myself out of a pity … more
Is the glass half full or half empty? Life has given me enough experiences that my general set-point is to be relieved that there is water in my glass at all, regardless of the level. In his book … more
Brent Land of Litchfield brought a yellowed copy of The Hillsboro Journal from Aug. 3, 1944 into the office last week. Published as the allies were fighting their way through Europe on the way to … more
The ones in Washington trying to overthrow the president are not just trying to get rid of him, but our way of life–our political system. This started before he was ever sworn in.  … more
February brings the loss of loved ones. Henry Eckhoff, a long time neighbor, passed away early in February. Later a family friend, Bert Pope, died. Grandma's brother, Jesse Newport, passed away after … more
Illinois will never have fair maps for its legislative districts under the present Illinois Supreme Court. There is an opportunity in November to change the court, yet I fear the contest will not be … more
I've often said, and occasionally believed, that I don't care what other people think of me. If I can please myself, then I'm happy–but it isn't always that way. As I've grown older, I've … more
Nearly 120 years after it occurred, the deadliest natural disaster in American history remains the Sept. 8, 1900 hurricane that destroyed the city of Galveston, TX, with an estimated death toll … more
For those who believe in climate change, there is no such thing. I can't deny that our climate is changing; I can only tell you it is not man-made.  Man cannot change the climate because it … more
Recognition is due the Hillsboro fifth grade girls basketball team for their performance on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 26.   Due to a communication error, the opposing team arrived with less than … more
It seems like our family will be celebrating a lot of milestones in the year 2020.  Kyle and I will celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary, while Charlotte will turn three and Grace will turn … more
As a mom of two busy preschool boys with a full time job and a schedule over laden with community service projects, I am not exaggerating when I say I love my coffee maker, a super fancy … more
Remember as a teen when you devised a strategy to convince your old man to let you have the family car to go on a date Saturday night? You we're lobbying, trying to get what you wanted. We're all … more
We want to compliment Mr. Stevens and the students of the Hillsboro High School band. We attended the home boys basketball game on Jan. 7 and couldn't have been more proud of their … more
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