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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
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
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 … 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
There have been times I've needed a Coach or a Community of people that I can talk to in Good Times and bad. Those people who can help me celebrate defining moments, and help me to MASH those bad … more
When it comes to gift giving, Kyle and I tend not to be super extravagant. For one thing, there just isn't very much that we want or need. And for another thing, we prefer experiences, like date … 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
I am always amazed at the time Grandma spent doing her washing. Compared to how we now wash and dry our laundry in such a small amount of time, she often had to spend an entire day washing, … more
During my childhood, I tried desperately to live my own life. I always felt that my parents told me no more times than need be, and that I never got to do what I wanted. Of course, that wasn't … more
Freida Marie Crump, age 69, died Sunday, Nov. 18, after a prolonged battle with crankiness. She is survived by her intolerable husband, Herb Crump, who said at her passing "Well, who the heck is … 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
No one will ever mistake me for Mr. Gift Idea during the Christmas season; I believe I heard the term "Scrooge" directed at me more than occasionally during my teaching career. The two weeks of … 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
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