Letters to the Editor
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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
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
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
America has been under attack for decades by foreign entities employing chemical weapons against us. Those chemical weapons are the illegal drugs flooding into this country.  No matter what … more
We love it when a town comes together!   And that's exactly what took place in Hillsboro on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 as we celebrated a Storybook Christmas.  Parades, lighting of the town Christmas … more
As you may have read in today's paper, a notice from the board of education regarding a public hearing regarding your property taxes will be held on Dec. 18, 2018.  This notice is required by the … 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
On Dec. 3, 1818, Illinois became the 21st state in the union.  At that time, the state population was roughly the same as the population of Montgomery County is today–around 30,000 people.  The … more
Thumbs up to Mr. Steve McLaughlin who puts flags up and down both sides of Edgewood Drive on certain holidays to remember our veterans. It's wonderful of him, and I say, "thank you, Steve, for the … more
Since recently moving to Hillsboro, I have enjoyed the gracious discount for police and veterans at the Dairy Queen in Hillsboro.  I have always shown my proof of military service when asked to do … more
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  October is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month.   We all know someone who has either had cancer and beat it or unfortunately passed away from it.  … more
I am proud to write in support of Rick Robbins for sheriff of Montgomery County. I have been in law enforcement since 2008 and have had the opportunity to know and work with Rick during that … more
I am writing this letter to publicly announce that I am proudly supporting Mark Brazel for sheriff. During my tenure as Montgomery County Coroner, I have experienced first-hand how Mark goes above … 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
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
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