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The final day to submit an application for the annual Hillsboro Volunteer Fire Department Christmas Basket Program is the end of this week–on Friday, Dec. 10. Applications are available at … more
Coree Keagy, a sophomore at Nokomis High School, was one of 16 students across the country who earned the right to compete Dec. 3-4 in the National Finals of the International German Olympics in the … more
American Agri-Women (AAW) elected its national officers at its 2021 national convention recently in Phoenix, AZ. AAW, a national coalition of farm, ranch and agri-business women, is in its 47th year … more
It was a quick meeting for the members of the Litchfield City Council as the aldermen completed business in 10 minutes on Thursday, Dec. 2. Before the start of the agenda, which listed just two … more
Students in the Montgomery County CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) program decked the halls of the University of Illinois Extension office in Hillsboro as part of their class business … more
Imagine Hillsboro’s Festivals and Event Committee will hold the city’s seventh annual Storybook Christmas festival on Saturday, Dec. 4. Holiday festivities will begin bright and early … more
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in downtown Farmersville, as volunteers with the Farmersville Revitalization Committee hosted their tenth annual Christmas kick-off on Saturday, Nov. … more
According to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), 3,513 COVID-19 vaccination booster doses have been administered in Montgomery County as of Wednesday, Dec. 1. IDPH reports that 14,451 … more
Eight members of Boy Scout Troop #77, “The Thunder Toads” were recognized as Eagle Scouts, the highest achievement of rank in the Boy Scouts of America program, during a Court of Honor … more
A Collinsville man has been charged with first degree murder and attempted first degree murder after a shooting on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 25, in Farmersville. Robert J. Tarr, 48, of … more
In the last event of the year celebrating the bicentennial of Montgomery County, municipalities, churches and families placed items in a time capsule Sunday, Nov. 28, in the mausoleum at Oak Grove … more
“It’s been a busy month,” Alderman Tim Taylor stated in introduction of his monthly water report during the  meeting of Witt City Council on Tuesday night, Nov. 23. Taylor … more
A woman from Troy was killed and a Farmersville man was critically injured in a Thanksgiving Day shooting in Farmersville on Thursday, Nov. 25. Leslie J. Reeves, 45, of Troy, was pronounced dead … more
Part of Route 185 will be closed beginning Monday, Nov. 29, to repair the subsided section of the highway east of Graham Correctional Center. According to officials at Deer Run Mine, the repairs … more
The Greater Hillsboro Ministerial Fellowship of Hillsboro kicked off this year’s bell ringing campaign for the Salvation Army. “Throughout the year, people are in need. Needs range … more
Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce, Imagine Hillsboro and The Journal-News are teaming up to host their last #ShopHillsboro event of the year on the nationally recognized Shop Small Business Saturday, … more
The Montgomery County Bicentennial 50-year time capsule will soon be sealed, with plans to open the contents in the year 2071.  There will be a brief ceremony at Oak Grove Cemetery in Hillsboro … more
Through the first three weeks of the month, Montgomery County is averaging 12.0 new COVID-19 cases per day, according to numbers furnished by the local health department. The average daily cases … more
Taylor Springs Food and Toy Drive application will be available in the outside lobby of Taylor Springs Village Hall beginning Wednesday, Nov. 29. Applications are available for Taylor Springs … more
Holiday festivities will kick off early in the City of Litchfield on Saturday, Nov. 27, with the Litchfield Chamber of Commerce’s Hometown Holidays event. This year’s Christmas … more
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