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Montgomery County citizens will be voting soon to elect a new sheriff to lead the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office. I would like to share some of my insight.  I have been a deputy sheriff with … more
I am writing to ask Montgomery County voters to support qualifications in the upcoming November election. I am writing in support of Jay Martin for Montgomery County Treasurer, the candidate who … more
This letter is to show my support for Rick Robbins, Republican candidate for Montgomery County Sheriff. For so many reasons, I wish that my late husband, Roy, could be the one writing … more
In a few short weeks, voters of Montgomery County will be electing a new sheriff for the first time in over three decades.  This decision must be based on many aspects of the candidate: background, … more
I would like to tell the public why in my opinion I believe Mark Brazel is the best candidate for Montgomery County Sheriff. I think his integrity speaks for itself. He is a man of his word and … more
Last election, the Litchfield Chamber of Commerce hosted a candidate forum. It served as an important opportunity for voters to hear from local candidates on issues facing our communities and our … more
For the purpose of informing the legislators of Illinois, the citizens of Montgomery County will have the opportunity to vote on a referendum at the November election: "Should the Illinois General … more
As a former assistant Montgomery County State's Attorney and criminal defense attorney, I practiced for 40 years until retiring recently. I endorse Mark Brazel for sheriff. Mark is a well … more
My name is Bart Wetzel and I have resided in Hillsboro for the past 20-plus years.  You may know me as the anesthetist at Hillsboro Area Hospital, or from my past involvement with coaching little … more
Andrew Affrunti is our go-to prosecutor for the street crimes unit.  Andrew prosecutes the most complex serious drug and weapons offenses in Sangamon County. Being a member of the street crimes … more
"Everything in this newspaper is important to someone." It's become something of a mantra for me, in recent years. Weekly community newspapers are eclectic, to say the least. We publish photos … more
I am supporting Mark Brazel for sheriff of Montgomery County. After losing the March 2018 primary, I was asked to support Mark Brazel for sheriff. After weeks of contemplating the party … more
Former House Speaker "Tip" O'Neal said "all politics is local."  Old "Tip" had it  right. It all starts at our local precincts and we should take our right to vote seriously.  First, be sure … more
I am writing this letter in support of Undersheriff Rick Robbins. Rick served in the Gulf War with the Marine Corps, and he is still actively involved with many veterans' organizations.  Rick … more
As I watched the senate hearings in regards to Judge Kavanaugh, I thought about what Jesus said concerning the "end of the age." In Matthew 24:4 He said, "Take heed that no one deceives you." Many … more
It is beyond evident that Illinois has been going through a crisis. At this point, the problems are obvious and far-reaching, including significant decrease in job opportunities, skyrocketing … more
I am supporting State's Attorney Bryant Hitchings for State's Attorney of Montgomery County. Bryant is passionate about prosecuting the cases that have been presented to him by our local law … more
I am writing to recommend Mark Brazel in the upcoming Nov. 6 election for the office of sheriff of Montgomery County. I have known Mark for over 17 years. In fact, because of getting to know him, … more
There's a lot to be said for living in a small town. I just so appreciate Hillsboro Rental for coming to my rescue Tuesday.  I decided I was going to get my deck ready for staining.  My husband … more
I am not a stranger to the term tedious, so when granddaughter  Kamryn told me a task I had assigned to her was "too tedious to complete," my reply was, "Tediousness is common in everyday life, so … more
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