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Traffic Stop Results In Hillsboro Meth Bust

A Hillsboro man was arrested on two felony charges after an investigation that began with a traffic stop early Friday, May 20. David E. Henry, 57, of Hillsboro, faces felony counts of armed …

Litchfield Council Hears From Anti-Airbnb Side

In the first meeting of the Litchfield City Council in May, the council heard from someone in favor of using properties as short-term rentals, like those found on Airbnb and VRBO. In the second …

Committee Reassesses Hillsboro Lake Fees

John Rapp of rural Hillsboro visited Hillsboro’s Natural Resources Committee at their monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 18; Rapp is expected to be appointed to the committee to fill a vacancy …

Hillsboro Invites All To Memorial Day Ceremony

Hillsboro invites all to gather in observance of  Memorial Day at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 30, at Veterans Memorial Park. In the event of rain, ceremonies will be moved to the Hillsboro Junior …
Journal-News Sports

Hawks Down 'Skins In Regional Semifinal

Nokomis’ bid for a 17th regional championship in baseball ran into a road block on Thursday, May 19, as the Redskins fell to Carrollton 11-1 in the semifinals of the Hardin Calhoun …

Lancers To Take A Swing At Regional Title

The Lincolnwood-Morrisonville baseball team punched their ticket to the regional championship with a 2-0 win over North Greene on Thursday, May 19. The game was pushed back a day due to rain on …

Lady Lancers Get Tigers In Extra Innings

Going into the regional semifinal game against Greenfield-Northwestern on Wednesday, May 18, the Lincolnwood-Morrisonville softball team already owned a win over the Tigers, an 8-2 decision more than …
Obituaries
Rhoda A. Riffey, 95 Rhoda Ann Riffey, 95, of Chatham, formerly of Springfield, Virden and Girard, died on Sunday, May 15, 2022, at her home. A private family graveside service was conducted in Pleasant Hill Cemetery …
James T. Ridings, 87 James T. “Jim” Ridings, 87, of Greenville, died on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at HSHS Holy Family Hospital in Greenville. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. at …
Ruth G. Viola, 95 Ruth G. (Bentley) Viola, 95, died on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, at her home in Bakersfield, CA, where her son, Giacomo “Jack” Viola had been her caretaker for several years. Mrs. Viola was …
Virgil D. Bush, Jr., 64 Virgil Dale Bush, Jr., 64, of Mulberry Grove, died on Tuesday evening, May 10, 2022, at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. Funeral services were held on Monday, May 16, at …
Malcolm White, 61 Malcolm “Bo” White, 61, of Greenville, died on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at Select Hospital in St. Charles, MO. Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. at First …
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From The Opinion Page

IMAGINE HILLSBORO CHECKS IN • Imagine Hillsboro Moves Into Summer

Welcome back to Imagine Hillsboro Checks In. If this is your first time joining us, welcome! This column features a bi-monthly update regarding all things Imagine Hillsboro. As mentioned in the …

GUEST COLUMN • Hartman Shares Faith In Life Essay

Pastor’s Note: Attached is this year’s Faith In Life essay that was selected to receive this year’s Hillsboro Ministerial Fellowship award.  It was written by Joplin Hartman. …
Letters To The Editor
Packing Court Against Spirit Of Constitution

In reply to Emily England’s letter, she wishes to push the progressive agenda by packing the Supreme Court.   The nine-person Supreme Court has been in existence for 153 years.  …

Life, Liberty, And the Pursuit Of Happiness

The Constitution ensures “life,” liberty, and the pursuit of happiness! Our forefathers who wrote the Constitution would be rolling in their graves.  Nowhere in the Constitution …