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The inaugural T. Todt Shootout vs. Cancer is quickly approaching as 16 area teams will take the floor on Saturday, Dec. 8, in a basketball extravaganza fitting of its namesake, WSMI hall of fame … more
Evan Young was re-elected chairman in a 14-7 vote at the reorganizational meeting of the Montgomery County Board, held Monday morning, Dec. 3, at the Historic Courthouse in downtown … more
Their products proudly proclaim, "Made in the USA," and beginning next year, some of those products will be made in Hillsboro. Atlas 46, a Fenton, MO, company with roots that date back to 1974, … more
The theme of the 2018 Litchfield Chamber of Commerce Christmas event is Christmas Movies and the Litchfield Chamber has plenty of  holiday outings planned to ignite the community's Christmas … more
A high-quality reproduction of a famous Abraham Lincoln photograph will hang in the lobby of the Montgomery County Courthouse, thanks to the Illinois Judges Association and the Illinois State Bar … more
The theme of the 2018 Litchfield Chamber of Commerce Christmas event is Christmas Movies and the Litchfield Chamber has plenty of  holiday outings planned to ignite the community's Christmas … more
Montgomery County is cleaning up after tornadoes caused havoc in central Illinois late Saturday afternoon, Dec. 1. The National Weather Service has yet to make a final assessment, but preliminary … more
A one-vehicle crash on Interstate 55 a mile north of Farmersville claimed the lives of a Springfield couple on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 29.Robert Carlton, 81, of Springfield, was pronounced dead at … more
The lone remaining wolf hybrid that authorities have been trying to capture in the Panhandle area is no longer at large, according to Amanda Daniels of Montgomery County Animal Control. The animal … more
Starting in the spring of 2019, the landscape of East Hillsboro will be getting a major facelift, thanks to the efforts of the Montgomery County Housing Authority, which will be replacing all of the … more
Hillsboro now has a mobile food truck ordinance after it was passed during the city council meeting Tuesday evening, Nov. 27. As Mayor Brian Sullivan explained, two mobile food trucks appeared in … more
Signs are pointing to the potential for Deer Run Mine in Hillsboro to reopen. A "help wanted" post appeared on social media last week, and this issue of The Journal-News contains a legal notice … more
The new part-time police officer is on the job in Raymond according to Police Chief Valerie Sheldon at the Raymond Village Board meeting on Monday, Nov. 19. Chief Sheldon said that Matt Workman … more
The Downtown Nokomis Association (DNA) will host Christmas in Nokomis on Saturday, Dec. 1. The theme of this year's Christmas celebration is "The Grinch" and the event is scheduled to start at 8 … more
As the ninth annual Stamp Out Cancer fundraiser approaches, this year's celebrity lip sync teams were officially announced at an open house event on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 24, at Opera House Brewing … more
The Nokomis Board of Education held a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the Unit Office. Superintendent Dr. Scott Doerr reported that both schools were ranked as commendable in … more
Imagine Hillsboro will host  the Storybook Christmas celebration on Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1. Hillsboro's historic Main Street will be filled with friendly faces and the twinkling … more
This is the time of year to give thanks and be grateful for all Montgomery County has to offer.   Giving gifts during the holidays is a long-standing tradition that helps us remember the special … more
Law enforcement and emergency responders spent about four hours Sunday evening in rural Coffeen looking for a possible missing person after a nearby hunter called 911 when he heard someone call for … more
This year, Colt and Russell elementary schools in Litchfield have created two spaces in the buildings for the school nurse, where she can meet the needs of the students. "A school nurse is like … more
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