Letters to the Editor
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I am writing about an ongoing situation in regards to Montgomery County Animal Control (MCAC) and our local court system. Approximately 17 months ago I took my dog to be boarded at Hillsboro … more
Why do people litter? Three children–ages seven, nine and ten–picked up this wheel barrel of trash on a one-mile stretch of our country road.  We could not believe how … more
For the last 15 years, I have had the privilege to serve the residents of Montgomery County through my work, 12 of which have been as Circuit Court Clerk. It has been one of the greatest honors of my … more
When gray wolves were restored to Yellowstone, our country began the process of restoring a decades-old wrong. In the years that have since passed, wolves in the Northern Rockies have begun to … more
Welcome to 4-H, where you can find your spark by exploring different project areas, and finding what you really like to do. Among these many project areas, you can join visual arts, STEM where you … more
I would like to express my appreciation to Imagine Hillsboro, Jonathan Weyer, and everyone else who planned and worked on the Fall Harvest Festival in Hillsboro Saturday, Oct. 2. There was a good … more
I would like to thank those school board members who voted against the motion to investigate suing the Governor over his mask mandate. In leaving, I mentioned the military and would like to expand … more
Thirteen soldiers, 13 heros, 13 caskets wrapped in red, white and blue–what sorrow for 13 families and for all of America! Our freedom is not free. My story is old news to you.  I … more
I would like to thank the Old Settlers Committee for selecting me as the grand marshal for this year's Old Settlers Days activities. It was indeed a privilege and an honor to be chosen.  … more
I just wanted to say a big thank you to the Old Settlers Committee, all the hard-working queen candidates and all the many volunteers for the tireless hard work that went into making Old Settlers … more
The August issue of Illinois Country Living asks readers “use your voice” to delay closure of  Prairie State Energy Campus (PSEC) coal plant, Illinois biggest carbon emitter. The … more
The real “wokeness” is, it’s time for the church to “wake up!” Romans 13: 11-14 speaks to us as Christians that it is high time to awake out of sleep, “for now … more
Dear residents of Hillsboro, I understand that many of you are upset at the sale of two parcels of park land. I want to assure everyone that this issue is not as simple as it seems and not as … more
This letter is for residents who are connected to the city of Hillsboro sewer system directly or indirectly. The purpose is to educate you as a resident and customer as to what should not be … more
Thank you, Hillsboro.  As I’ve reflected the last several days, I have been overwhelmed with gratitude thinking about the experiences I have had over the last 11 years leading the boys … more
Usually I write about caring for critters–reminding to adopt, spay and neuter.  The heat is on so please think about your outside animals.  Make sure they have shelter, shade, fresh … more
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 … more
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 … more
This letter is in response to an article printed in the May 17  issue of The Journal-News entitled “Mitigation Man.”    After reading the article, I did not understand … more
For many years, I have driven past Animal Control on my way to the  Senior Center.  Over a year ago, I noticed many little white puppies there.  I stopped in and asked whether they … more
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