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Learning Express Families Enjoy Treats In June

The families enrolled in the ROE (Regional Office of Education) #3’s Learning Express program enjoyed summer treats at Sweet Addictions in Hillsboro on Tuesday morning, June 15, during this …

Board Hears Opinions In Long Closed Session

More than 100 people crowded into the unit office for a special Hillsboro School Board meeting on Tuesday, June 15, to share opinions about action the board took last week concerning coaches in the …

Drive-Through Clinic 5-7 Today In Fillmore

The Montgomery County Health Department, which continues to host walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics each Monday and Thursday in Hillsboro, has planned a drive-through clinic Thursday, June 17, in …

Hillsboro Planning Commission Meets In June

Just enough Hillsboro Planning Commissioners were present for their June 15, 2021, meeting to make up a quorum, but the five (chairman Tom Gooding, secretary Barb Hewitt, and commissioners Dave …
Journal-News Sports

Case Cruthis Scores Win In Crossroads Series

Panama’s Cruthis Racing Team was in Springville, IN, on May 29, for round three of the Crossroads off-road motorcycle racing series. Both Case Cruthis and Gideon Cruthis ran in the four …

Lentz, Walker Take Top 10s At Grand National Races

On May 23, the Grand National Cross Country Series came to Sunday Creek Raceway in Millfield, OH, for the John Penton, round seven of the off-road motorcycle racing series. Both Walshville’s …

Bryant Scores Win, $5K At Coles County Dragway

Litchfield racer Dustin Bryant ended the month of May with a big payday as he went to victory lane in the Coles County Dragway Double Nickel High Roller $5K race. Bryant posted a 6.549 elapsed …
Obituaries
Nellie Mae Croxton, 90 Nellie Mae Croxton, 90, of Maryville, formerly of Litchfield, died at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at Liberty Village Nursing and Rehab in Maryville. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m., until time of service, on Monday, June 21, at Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield. Funeral services begin at noon at the funeral home. Burial will be at Edgewood Cemetery in Litchfield.
Katie L. Angle, 59 Katie Louise Angle, 59, of Greenville, died on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at 6:04 p.m. at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. Cremation rites were accorded. There are no services planned …
Doris E. Wasson, 96 Doris E. Wasson, 96, of Ramsey, died on Sunday, June 13, 2021, at Hillsboro Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. No services are planned at this time. Burial will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery …
Catherine Lewis, 83 Catherine Lewis, 83, of Nokomis, died on Friday, June 11, 2021, in Ormond Beach, FL. Visitation will be held Friday, June 18, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home in Nokomis. Funeral …
Nancy R. Maroon, 89 Nancy R. Maroon, 89, of Neoga, formerly of Nokomis, died Monday, June 14, 2021, at Heartland Senior Living in Neoga. No services will be held. Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home is assisting the …
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From The Opinion Page

GROWING YOUR ROOTS • ‘Growing Roots’ For A Year Now

June marks one year since the first Growing Your Roots column debuted and I’m happy to still have the chance to visit with you every month.  Our Young Leaders have been busy hosting a …

GUEST COLUMN • You’re A Grand Old Flag

In America, we celebrate Flag Day on June 14.  Although the date holds great significance, it is not an official national holiday. Only one state–Pennsylvania–has designated the day …
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Congratulations To Bicentennial Committee

The Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center had a booth at the Montgomery County Bicentennial Celebration at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds on Saturday.  We would like to congratulate …

Illinois Legislators Three-For-Three For Farmers

Our Illinois legislators, in baseball terms, have stepped up to the plate for Illinois farmers and they have gone three-for-three in this legislative session. First at-bat: Partners for …