Letters to the Editor
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This Jan. 17, please join me in celebrating the life, influence and contributions of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  This will mark the 37th year our country has honored Dr. … more
I am writing in regards to Sorento Elementary School.  During the past 21 months, COVID has shown us all the importance of smaller schools. We need places that are less congregated and … more
As the smaller communities lose resources to grow economically, the larger communities look to see what is left to scavenge for their own personal gain.  At this time Sorento has little value … more
Late last week I received what I first perceived to be a letter from Santa in the mail; if I called an 800 number by Jan. 15, I’d receive a $100 Visa gift card.  To receive the gift card, … more
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
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