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Litchfield's Ariston Cafe Celebrates 100th Anniversary

The sign on the back of the building reads “Better Place to Eat,” and this year, that special place marks its 100th anniversary. “I read somewhere once that Greeks are just …

Boat Regatta Sets Sail At Lake Hillsboro

Some floated, while others sank, but a good time was had by all the participants and onlookers as the seventh annual Imagine Hillsboro Cardboard Boat Regatta set sail on Saturday morning, July 13, at …

Hillsboro Announces Kiddie Parade Theme

The Hillsboro Rotary Club is once again sponsoring the Old Settlers Kiddie Parade The theme of this year’s Kiddie Parade is “Let’s Read a Book!” The parade begins at 10 …

Hillsboro Native Shapes Future Of The US Navy

Sailors are some of the most highly-trained people on the planet, according to Navy officials, and this requires highly dedicated recruiters to find these men and women to help shape the future of …
Journal-News Sports

Saathoff Magic At DuQuoin Mile

In case you didn’t know, it takes a honey bee five milliseconds to flap its wings once, or to use a different measuring stick, five times the difference between first and second place in the …

Litchfield Trap On Target At State

Twenty-five members of the Litchfield Middle School/High School trap shooting team made the trip to the Brittany Shooting Park in Bunker Hill on June 2, for the Illinois State High School Clay Target …

Cowdrey In Drysdale Title Match

Lincolnwood sophomore-to-be Bryce Cowdrey will play Carlinville's Carter Zilm   for the 14-15 year old championship in the KONE Drysdale Jr. Golf Tournament on Thursday, July 11, Cowdrey …
Obituaries
James W. Leslie, 60 James W. Leslie, 60, of Springfield, IL, died Monday, July 15, 2024, at his home in Springfield. There will be no services. Mr. Leslie was born Feb. 15, 1964, in Springfield, a son of Freddie and …
Gregory Alan House, 59 Greg House, 59, formerly of Raymond, died on Sunday, July 7, 2024 at 12:20 p.m. at Lacon Nursing and Rehab. No services are planned at this time. He was born on Feb. 20, 1965, the son of Lindsey …
Ken and Ginny Schlomann Kenneth Schlomann, 92, formerly of Litchfield and Mt. Olive, died on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, at his home in Campbell, CA. His wife,Virginia (Ginny) Schlomann, 91, died on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023, …
Amber F. Siebert, 82 Amber Fay Siebert, 82, of Fillmore, died Tuesday, July 9, 2024, at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, July 19, at Miller Funeral Home …
Cheryl A. Whitten, 66 Cheryl Ann Whitten, 66, of Hillsboro, died on Sunday, July 14, 2024, at 2:22 a.m. at her residence. Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 20, from 12 to 3 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in …
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From The Opinion Page

Guest Column: She Can Fly, She Can Fly, She Can Fly!

Growing up, I always wished I could fly. Maybe that’s because I watched the Superman Justice League comic movies with my brothers too many times? Or, maybe it was because of Peter Pan and …

CELEBRATING 125 YEARS: The Local Origins Of Hough Funeral Homes

Hough Funeral Homes is celebrating 125 years of operation and service in Montgomery County in 2024. Each month a short story from the history of the funeral home will be run in The Journal-News, …
Letters To The Editor
LETTER TO THE EDITOR • Resigning From Bremer

It is with great regret that I, Nancy Redman, will be resigning from any and all positions that I currently hold at the H&B Bremer Wildlife Sanctuary. It has come to my attention over the last …

LETTER TO THE EDITOR • Remembering Leo

Dear Editor, I have been wondering when I would write this story. Tonight, May 19, 2024, I am ready. It was an evening somewhere in the early 1980s, somewhere between 1982 to 1986--- years do …