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Masks will remain optional for students in the Hillsboro School District. Motions to reconsider temporary restraining orders prohibiting the district from requiring students to wear masks, and … more
The Illinois 4-H Foundation presented 71 individuals, all longtime volunteers or former staff members, with the Foundation Hall of Fame Award, for their selfless dedication to the University of … more
The Montgomery County Health Department announced the 76th coronavirus death in the county on Monday, Sept. 20, the second this month. The two September COVID-19 deaths come after three months of … more
The office of the Illinois Attorney General ruled on Tuesday, Sept. 21, that the Hillsboro School Board violated the Illinois Open Meetings Act when it required members of the public to address the … more
The Litchfield School Board took the next step in building the new elementary school on State Street as part of their regular board meeting on Tuesday evening, Sept. 21, at Litchfield High … more
Two new light poles will be going up in the Lincolnwood High School parking lot after a split vote by the Panhandle Board of Education during their meeting on Monday, Sept. 20. The board voted 4-3 … more
After changes in the Illinois Administrative Code regarding public health and control of communicable diseases last Friday, Sept. 17, the Hillsboro School District is asking the court to reconsider … more
A new mural will be coming to downtown Litchfield thanks to grants from Walmart and the Big Dawg Dare Committee, along with donations from the community. Jamie Stang of Stang Arts presented the … more
A pubic hearing was held for the Litchfield Ambulance Special Service Area on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the proposed increase in the special service area’s tax levy. The … more
While more than 67 percent of Illinois population has received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 52 percent is fully vaccinated, just over 42 percent of Montgomery County residents are … more
Masks are now optional for children in the Hillsboro School District after a temporary restraining order granted Friday afternoon, Sept. 17, in Montgomery County Circuit Court in a suit filed against … more
The ribbon was cut in front of St. Francis Way Clinic, a new behavioral health and substance use treatment center in Litchfield on Wednesday morning, Sept. 15, in effort to address the ongoing needs … more
Hillsboro’s city council faced a long agenda when Mayor Don Downs called the group to order Tuesday evening, Sept. 14; all council members were present. After the standard opening agenda … more
The budget for the coming year as well as employee health insurance changes were the focus of the Montgomery County Board meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at the Historic Courthouse in … more
On Sept. 15, 1961, the Hillsboro High School football team began its season on the road in Mt. Olive.  Little did they know that was the first step toward history. The 1961-62 Hiltoppers … more
The Hillsboro School Board tabled enforcement of state-required COVID-19 vaccinations or weekly testing for school employees during their meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at the unit office. The … more
Montgomery County is averaging 19.7 new COVID-19 cases per day in September, according to numbers furnished by the local health department. After a high of 41 new positive tests on Friday, Sept. 10, … more
This Christmas season will bring a change for many local families. The Marine Corps League Detachment #1385 Past Jr. Commandant and Toys for Tots Coordinator Chris Guiterrez has announced that after … more
“The United States Constitution has proven itself the most marvelously elastic compilation of rules of government ever written,” said President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1955, … more
Party in the Park will return to downtown Litchfield this weekend, Friday, Sept. 17, and Saturday, Sept. 18. This marks the 40th year for the long-held tradition which is sure to provide fun for all … more
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