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Chief Jarman Retires After 26 Years Of Service

Friends and family of Litchfield Police Chief Lee Jarman were at the Litchfield City Council meeting on Thursday, March 21, to celebrate the retirement of a man who has worked his way up to the …

Hillsboro Police Discover Cell Phone Shipping Scam

Hillsboro police discovered a scam involving cell phone customers of AT&T on Thursday, March 21. According to Hillsboro Police Chief Randy Leetham, the scammers get control of a cell phone …

Budget Battle Awaits With Rate Increases

The majority of the nearly two-hour open session for Thursday's Litchfield City Council meeting focused on the budget for the upcoming year, but in reality, it was two items in the budget that drew …

Board Approves Administrator Contracts

Members of the Litchfield School Board unanimously approved administrator contracts for the 2019-2020 school year at their regular monthly meeting on Thursday evening, March 21, at Sihler School in …
Journal-News Sports
Panthers Edge Mohawks For First Win
On a rare March day almost custom made for baseball, fans of Morrisonville and Litchfield were treated to an early season gem on … Read More
Weather Picture Perfect For Painter
The Litchfield Relays have been plagued by poor weather since the event was created, but on Friday, March 22, the weather was nearly … Read More
Toppers Take Five Firsts At Litchfield
The Hillsboro track team made the short trip to Litchfield on Friday, March 22, to compete in the six-team Litchfield Relays. Both … Read More
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Obituaries
Doris M. Sorrells, 90 Doris M. (Pocock) Sorrells, 90, of Raymond, died on Sunday, March 24, 2019, at Tremont Ridge Assisted Living in Hillsboro. A visitation will be held Wednesday, March 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. at A …
Bernard A. Levine, 85 Bernard A. “Bernie” Levine, 85, of Chatham died on Friday, March 22, 2019, at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. Vistation will be held at Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 …
Robert D. McDonald, 82 Robert D. McDonald, 82, of Fillmore died at 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Montgomery Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylor Springs. Visitation will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. …
Jack 'Ted' Wise, 65 Jack Theo “Ted” Wise, 65 of Springfield, formerly of Farmersville, passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at his home.   Cremation rites have been accorded by Calvert and …
From The Opinion Page

GRANDMA'S DIARIES • Snowy Beginning To March 1952

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 …

RAMBLINGS • Driving Is Down To A T-Bird

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 …
Letters To The Editor
Help Me Get Results With Proven Team

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 …

Hillsboro Is Scenic, Friendly And Homey

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 …