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Suspect Killed During Litchfield Shooting

A person displaying a firearm in a Litchfield parking lot on Thursday morning, Nov. 24, is dead after he was shot by law enforcement. The suspect was pronounced dead at HSHS St. Francis Hospital …

Co-Op Between Lancers, Mohawks To Continue

Despite some concerns from board members, the Panhandle Board of Education voted on Monday, Nov. 21, to continue its all sports co-op with Morrisonville Junior High and High School for the 24-25 and …

Annual Christmas Mall Kicks Off On Saturday

As the holiday season draws near, the village of Raymond will kick off its annual Christmas Mall and Open House this Saturday, Nov. 26, in conjunction with Small Business Saturday. The Christmas …

Holiday Season Starts In Farmersville On Saturday

The holiday season will officially kick-off in Farmersville with the annual lighting of the tree this Saturday, Nov. 26, at Farmersville Park, located on the Square. The cheer-filled event will be …
Journal-News Sports

Six From County Land On All-MSM List

Montgomery County athletes took up six of the 19 spots on the MSM Conference all-conference volleyball team this year as Lincolnwood had four honorees and Nokomis had two. The Lancers tied for the …

Toppers Fall In Opener, Start Classic Saturday

The Hillsboro/Rochester basketball game played in Hillsboro last evening, Nov. 23, ended close to press time, with Rochester winning 60-45 over the Toppers. A recap of that game will appear in the …

THE COLLEGE REPORT • Eickhoff On Track In Cougar Country

To Alex Eickhoff, having fun at the sport you love plus outstanding teammates/coaches equals vast improvement.  The former Hillsboro graduate, who traded his maroon and gold of the University …
Obituaries
Bud Ridings, 90 Bud Ridings, 90, of Jerseyville,died on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, at Willow Rose Nursing Home in Jerseyville. Services will be held at a later date. Assalley-Young Funeral Home in Greenville is …
Arletta ‘Letty’ Hubbard Arletta ‘Letty’ Hubbard, 89, of Greenville,died on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, at Carlyle Healthcare and Senior Living. A memorial gathering will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, from 3 to 5 …
Joseph W. Dickie, 57 Joseph William Dickie, 57, of Granite City, died on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Walshville. A memorial visitation will be held Monday, Nov. 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Wojstrom Funeral Home and …
Daniel L. Rasch, Jr., 63 Daniel Lee Rasch, Jr., 63, of Venedy, died on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, at Herrin Hospital. Private funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Dec.1, at Moll Funeral Home in Mascoutah with Pastor …
Thomas L. Peterson, 84 Thomas Leo Peterson, 84, of Glenarm, died on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, at 3:10 p.m. at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. Visitation was held Friday, Nov. 18, at St. Joseph the Worker …
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GRANDMA'S DIARIES: First Snow Four Days After 80 Degrees

In Novomber of 1955 Grandma and Grandpa are tending the pullets which are starting to produce eggs for market and buying shoats to fatten for market. My little sister Connie, who was four years old …

RAMBLINGS • On Homecomings

As I drove onto the HHS campus Friday evening, Sept. 30, to cover the homecoming football game against Gillespie, I had a moment of insight about myself that evolved into other considerations …
Letters To The Editor
Get Engaged, Get Plugged In, Get Involved

Panther Nation, this is a friendly reminder that we must never allow what we don’t like about our city to become bigger than what we love about it.  I promise if you look hard enough you …

The Most Taxpayer Friendly Bond Issue

A Vote Yes for HHS sign is displayed in our yard.  Although I supported previous high school building bond issues which would have raised the tax rate, this one does not increase the tax …