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CARE Makes First Large Donation To Park

Imagine Hillsboro's (Reinventing) Central Park committee asked the community to get involved during the group's launch party, the official start of their large-scale renovation project, on Wednesday, …

Charlie Company Headed To Afghanistan

Friends and family of the Illinois Army National Guard, 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry, including Charlie Company in Litchfield, said good-bye to the 400-some citizen soldiers who are headed to …

Susan Greenwalt Resigns As Raymond Village Clerk

The Raymond Village Board accepted two resignations during their meeting on Monday, Jan. 20, including one for Village Clerk Susan Greenwalt effective Jan. 31. Greenwalt's resignation was accepted …

Closing Sorento Remains Option For School Board

A motion that would have taken the option of closing Sorento School off the table failed by one vote Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Bond County Community District 2 school board meeting. Facing …
Journal-News Sports

Lady Lancers Make Strides At Ramsey

The Lincolnwood girls basketball team overcame a sluggish start to have one of their best halves of the season on Monday, Jan. 20, in Ramsey. The Lady Lancers came up on the short end of a 57-37 …

Lady Toppers Eliminated At Highland After OT Battle

The Hillsboro girls basketball team was eliminated from the 34th Annual Highland Tournament on Tuesday, Jan. 21, but the Lady Hiltoppers didn't go down without a fight. In their consolation …

Lancers Hold Off Crusaders

It was bend, but don't break for the Lincolnwood boys basketball team on Tuesday, Jan. 21, as the Lancers held off a much improved Lutheran squad 43-40 at the Woodshed in Raymond. The Lancers, had …
Obituaries
Alfred W. Hostick, Jr., 87 Alfred W. Hostick, Jr., 87, of Springfield, died at 2:25 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at ConcordiaVillage-Summer BreezeCare. Visitation will be from 10 until 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, at …
Dale Eugene Weller, Sr., 93 Dale Eugene Weller, Sr., 93, of Litchfield, died on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, at 2:35 p.m. at his home in Litchfield. Visitation will be held on Monday, Jan. 27, from 11 a.m. until the time of …
Barbara E. Jaeger, 86 Barbara Ellen Jaeger, 86, of Glen Carbon, died on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at 7:15 p.m. at Meridian Village in Glen Carbon. Visitation will be held Saturday, Jan. 25, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at …
Anthony 'Tony' L. Hayes, 48 Anthony "Tony" L. Hayes, 48, of Hillsboro, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at 10:03 a.m. at Hillsboro Area Hospital. Visitation will be held Saturday, Jan. 25, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Bass Patton …
Kathryn G. Yellowley, 96 Kathryn Garnett Yellowley, 96, of Litchfield, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at 2:40 p.m. at Copper Creek Cottages Memory Care in Litchfield. Visitation will be held Sunday, Jan. 26, from 10 a.m. to …
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SMALL SNIPPETS • Life's Reminder To Keep The Grounds Out

As a mom of two busy preschool boys with a full time job and a schedule over laden with community service projects, I am not exaggerating when I say I love my coffee maker, a super fancy …

GUEST COLUMN • We're All Lobbyists, So What Can You Do?

Remember as a teen when you devised a strategy to convince your old man to let you have the family car to go on a date Saturday night? You we're lobbying, trying to get what you wanted. We're all …
Letters To The Editor
Couldn't Be More Proud Of High School Band

We want to compliment Mr. Stevens and the students of the Hillsboro High School band. We attended the home boys basketball game on Jan. 7 and couldn't have been more proud of their …

Record Number Of Felonies Filed This Year

Greetings and Happy New Year to the citizens of Montgomery County. As we welcome the start of a new year and the closing out of a decade, I thought it would be a good time to update you on some of …