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Aqua Run Benefits Glenn Shoals Lake

More than 275 sun and fun lovers helped improve the lake in Hillsboro by participating in the Glenn Shoals Lake Club Aqua Run on Saturday, July 24. Aqua Runners made stops around the lake by boat in …

Old Settlers Days Begin This Weekend

After Last year’s pandemic mandated hiatus, the  Old Settlers Days celebrations will return to Hillsboro this weekend, Saturday, July 31, and Sunday, Aug. 1. This will be the 136th year …

Hillsboro Council Approves Repairs

Approving needed repairs occupied two of the seven action-needed agenda slots when the Hillsboro City Council sat down for their Tuesday, July 27, meeting at city hall. According to Streets’ …

Witt Pushes Residents To Clean Up

Mayor Shawn Cady called the meeting of Witt City Council to order at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27, with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Aldermen Dave Cearlock, Jay Martin, Lyn Cady, Catherine Cady, …
Journal-News Sports

Local Riders Collect Wins At Belleville Hare Scrambles

The Belleville Enduro Team hosted two days of hare scrambles in June, with a large contingent from the Journal-News Motorsports area competing. On day one, June 12, five racers from Montgomery and …

Hemken Sixth At Taylorville In Return To Hornet Racing

After a lengthy layoff, the sport compacts came calling for Eldon Hemken once again as the Sorento racer hit the track on Saturday, July 17. Racing at Federated Auto Parts 1-55 Raceway in Pevely, …

Komor First Again At WFO Race In Byron

It was the biggest class of the day, but that didn’t matter much to Litchfield’s Ryan Komor, who won his fourth WFO series race of the year on Sunday, July 18. Racing in the Greg Moss …
Obituaries
Shirley A. Allen, 85 Shirley A. (Jennings) Allen, 85, of of Kalamzoo, MI, died peacefully on Sunday, July 25, 2021. Per her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no services held. Tezak Funeral …
Amanda T. Adams, 29 Amanda Twila Adams, 29, of Hillsboro, died on Friday, July 30, 2021, at 5:28 a.m. at her residence. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro …
Amanda Jo Rhoads, 36 Amanda Jo Rhoads, 36, of Ashland, died Saturday, July 24, 2021, at 2:46 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Visitation will be held on Saturday, Aug. 7, from 9 to 11 a.m. at New …
Kent N. Oakley, 67 Kent Nelson Oakley, 67, of Sorento, died Friday, July 23, 2021, at Belleville Memorial Hospital in Belleville. A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, July 29, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Harristown …
Marjorie H. Walker, 81 Marjorie H. Walker, 81, of Springfield, died Friday, July 23, 2021, at 9:15 a.m. at Lewis Memorial Christian Village in Springfield. Visitation will be held Friday, July 30, from 10 to 11:15 a.m. …
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GUEST COLUMN • Old Settlers Returns This Sunday

With Old Settlers coming up fast and furious, I wanted to explain a few things that you might find different at this year’s celebration. The first thing that comes to mind is our vendors. …

A GRACE FILLED JOURNEY • Remember To Do The Next Right Thing

You are lost, hope is gone But you must go on And do the next right thing As the mom of two girls, we have seen the Frozen movies at least a hundred times. Maybe more. And I could sing most …
Letters To The Editor
Urging Everyone To Get Involved With Parks

Dear residents of Hillsboro, I understand that many of you are upset at the sale of two parcels of park land. I want to assure everyone that this issue is not as simple as it seems and not as …

Hillsboro Asks You Be Careful What You Flush

This letter is for residents who are connected to the city of Hillsboro sewer system directly or indirectly. The purpose is to educate you as a resident and customer as to what should not be …