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County Board Meeting Postponed

The Chris-Mont Emergency Management Agency announced on Monday, July 13, that Montgomery County Board Chairman Evan Young had made the decision to cancel the full county board meeting scheduled for …

Lincolnwood Confers Diplomas To Class Of 2020

On an outdoor stage in front of an open grass field behind Lincolnwood High School, the Panhandle School District conferred 33 high school diplomas to the class of 2020 on Friday, July 10. Not …

Hospital, Church, Day Care Impacted By Virus

The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in Montgomery County has now attacked Hillsboro Area Hospital,  Christian-Montgomery County EMA Director Greg Nimmo announced in a press release on Saturday, …

MCCA To Honor Survivors Virtually

“No matter what is happening in our world, cancer does not stop, and neither do we,” said Joyce Lipe of the Montgomery County Cancer Association. “As long as cancer is here, we are …
Journal-News Sports

2nd Annual Camren’s On The Green A Success

The COVID-19 pandemic pushed the second annual Camren’s On The Green Memorial Golf Tournament back a few months, but did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of honoring the memory of the young …

On Track With The Journal-News:Wood Nails It At Beacon Dragway

In this edition of On Track With The Journal-News, we catch up with Corey Wood, Phil and Dustin Bryant, Chase Saathoff, Nathan, Evan and Brady Lynch, Kevin Rench, Anton Loskot, Bryan Leach, Rich Komor and Eldon Hempen.

Lancer Basketball Dishes Out Awards

With the COVID-19 pandemic cancelling their original banquet in March, and things not looking good to have the event any time soon, the Lincolnwood High School boys basketball coaches took their …
Obituaries
Terry L. Hays, 74 Terry L. Hays, 74, of Kansas, died on Sunday, July 12, 2020, at 9:23 a.m. at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, IN. Graveside services will be held Friday, July 17, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Fairview …
David L. Pizzo, 74 David L. Pizzo, 74, of Quincy, formerly of Hettick, died Friday, July 10, 2020, at Farmington Country Care in Farmington. Private graveside services were held Tuesday, July 14, at Gilead Cemetery …
Lodema A. States, 70 Lodema A. (Grove) States, 70, formerly of the Cisne area, died Sunday, July 12, 2020, at 6 p.m. at Hillsboro Area Hospital. Graveside services will be held Friday, July 17, at 11:30 a.m. in Cisne …
Tamara M. Wells, 58 Tamara Marie Wells, 58, of Springfield, died on Friday, June 12, 2020, at 8:32 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Staab Funeral …
Barbara Jean Morell, 64 Barbara Jean Morell, 64, of Hillsboro, died on Thursday, June 11, 2020, at 12:56 p.m. at her residence. Cremation rites were accorded. A memorial service will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on …
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GRANDMA'S DIARIES • July 1953–Getting Ready For Plumbing

July 1953 weather alternates between "very hot" and "very rainy." Grandma's brother Harley Newport is extremely ill, so she makes a lot of trips to the Taylorville hospital to visit him. I was …

RAMBLINGS • I Am Not By Nature A Cleaner

Sometimes it’s easier to discover who one is, and thus come to an understanding of himself, by first telling what one is not. When I know myself well, I can take steps to rectify  problem …
Letters To The Editor
Manar And Bourne Rose To The Occasion

As our communities and state battle and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more critical than ever that we have a strong healthcare delivery system that provides high-quality, accessible care …

Mutual Separation Due To Unforeseen Legality

I’m writing this letter in regards to the recent headline on the front page of The Journal-News, “Nokomis City Council Fires Water Company.”  I would like to set the record …