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Marah Huber Crowned 2022 Old Settlers Queen

Marah Huber was crowned 2022 Old Settlers Queen during ceremonies on the big stage on the east side of Courthouse Square in Hillsboro Wednesday evening. The daughter of Krista and the late Jamey …

Carbon Storage, ARPA Funds On County Agenda

Members of the Montgomery County Board held their first meeting with a new committee structure on Tuesday evening, Aug. 9, at the Historic Courthouse in downtown Hillsboro. The board discussed carbon …

Water Issues Bubble To The Surface

After months of action and discussions about what to do to improve water quality in the City of Nokomis, a clear long-range path has yet to materialize for the City Council. Plans have already been …

Schram City Approves Audit, Continues Work

Upon entering into their regular monthly meeting, members of the Schram City Village Board were presented with the village’s yearly audit report by Kyle Putnam of Patton and Company on Monday …
Journal-News Sports

Their Cars Shined Brightest At Show

Paul and Jim Shepherd won the spectacular “best of show” award for a 1956 Chevy Bel Air at the Old Settlers car show on Sunday, Aug. 7, in downtown Hillsboro.

Ducks Unlimited Banquet To Be September 17

The Montgomery County chapter of Ducks Unlimited will be holding their 43rd annual membership banquet on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Raymond Knights of Columbus Hall. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with …

Jhak Be Quick In Indiana

Morrisonville racer Jhak Walker was first in the pro class and first overall in P.M. Bikes at the IXCR Series stop in Attica, IN, on Sunday, Aug. 7. Walker ran a time of 1:57:50 for six laps to beat …
Obituaries
Therman V. Gipson, 100 Therman V. Gipson, 100, of Greenville, died on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, at Montgomery Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylor Springs. Graveside services will be conducted Monday, Aug. 15, …
Charles W. Hobson, 65 Charles “Chuck” W. Hobson, 65, of Virden, formerly of Farmersville, died on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, at 11:06 p.m. at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. Graveside services …
Kevin Charles Hall, 61 Kevin Charles (KC) Hall, 61, of Columbus, IN, died on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, while vacationing with family in Myrtle Beach, SC. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, at …
Nancy Ellen Darda, 61 Nancy Ellen Darda, 61, of Danville, previously of Champaign, died at 4:38 p.m., on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, at her residence in Danville. Graveside services will begin at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 15, …
Carole Marie Durbin, 83 Carole Marie Durbin, 83, of Gillespie, died at 10:28 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, at HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 6, at Kravanya Funeral …
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GRANDMA'S DIARIES • August 1955: Jets At Old Settlers

August 1955 is dry and hot. Farmers are keeping a close eye on their crops. Grandma mentions the Wright place several times. I wish I knew more about it. It was an abandoned homestead in one of their …

GUEST COLUMN • Fish Sandwiches And Memories

If I had to describe why summer after summer I find myself drawn back to Hillsboro for Old Settlers (on a Wednesday and a Thursday, no less) I would start with a fish sandwich.  The last few …
Letters To The Editor
How Far We Have Fallen?

Please read the following with the national and state news in one hand and this letter in the other.   As you read the preambles to the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution, …

There Is No Such Thing As “Enough Gun Laws.”

Dear Editor, In response to the comment by Mr. Lee Cerny on June 13 concerning gun laws I would disagree. There is no such thing as “enough gun laws.” What counts is having the right …