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Voters Make Decisions On Local Officeholders

Voters in Montgomery County decided who would represent them at city halls, township sheds, school district unit offices, and other offices during the consolidated election on Tuesday, April …

Vaccinations, Testing Continue In County

COVID-19 vaccinations continue in Montgomery County, as well as free weekend rapid testing in Litchfield “We are transitioning away from the call list,” the health department posted in …

Bicentennial Celebration On Saturday

Montgomery County will celebrate 200 years with an event beginning at 12 noon on Saturday, April 10, at the Historic Courthouse in Hillsboro. The event had originally been scheduled for Feb. 13, …

Butler, Coffeen And Witt To Receive DCEO Grants

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) announced the recipients for the 2020 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for Public Infrastructure on Monday, April 5. A …
Journal-News Sports

Kimbro Collects Wins At Chandlerville Moto

Chandlerville was the place to be for area several motocross racers on March 21, as the Midwest Motocross Club hosted the second event of the AMA District 17 schedule. Trenton Kimbro of Taylor …

Duff, Lentz, Walker Find Wins At Easter Hare Scrambles

A slew of riders from the area spent Easter in their favorite way possible, navigating the twists and turns of a hare scramble course. Two dozen competitors from the Journal-News Motorsports area …

Durbin Scores Win At Lincoln Trail Pro-Am

Hillsboro’s Jon Durbin picked up a win in the Throwback class at the Sunoco Race Fuel Spring Shootout Pro-Am at Lincoln Trail Motosports on April 4, one of several area riders to make the trip …
Obituaries
Donald L. Danley, 80 Donald Lawson “Don” Danley, 80, of Greenville, died on Monday, April 5, 2021, at 1:20 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. A memorial service will be held at a later date …
Phillip D. Owens, 62 Phillip Dean Owens, 62, of Litchfield, died Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at 7:22 a.m. at his home. Visitation will be held Saturday, April 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield. …
Dylan R. Turner-Jones, 24 Dylan R. Turner-Jones, 24, of Hillsboro, died Saturday, April 3, 2021, at Hillsboro Area Hospital. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, April 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Taylor Springs …
Helen Edna Aldridge, 96 Helen Edna Aldridge, 96, died Friday, April 2, 2021, at 10:23 a.m. at Integrity Healthcare in Alton. Visitation will be held Friday, April 9, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church …
John C. Terneus, 88 John C. Terneus, 88, of Hillsboro, died Sunday, April 4, 2021, at 11:29 a.m. at his residence. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 13, at 10 a.m. at St. Agnes Church in Hillsboro …
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From The Opinion Page

RAMBLINGS • Politics Explained By Steppenwolf

One of my bosses at The Journal-News, John Galer, and I were discussing elections last fall. Truthfully, John is more my friend than my boss, but happily that’s been true of most of my …

GUEST COLUMN • Lessons From Little Free Libraries

This is a “good news” story (we could use a few). I am late to the game here, as you will see, but the story is worth the telling with lessons to be learned. A year or more ago I made …
Letters To The Editor
Litchfield Musuem Back To Normal Hours

Beginning April 1, The Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center will be operating under normal hours. We will be welcoming visitors from 10-4 Monday through Saturday, and 1-4 on Sunday. If …

Welcome Home, Vietnam Veterans

Congress signed National Vietnam Veterans Day into law under the Vietnam War Veterans Act of 2017. March 29 signifies the date the last American combat troops were withdrawn from Vietnam. This day …