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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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
Members of the Hillsboro School Board will ask district voters on the Nov. 8 ballot for permission to issue $13 million in building bonds to fund a potential $23 million high school project. The … more
Due to the incident that occurred on Saturday, Aug. 6, in downtown Litchfield, when a building collapsed in the 300 block of North State Street, the Pickers Market scheduled for Aug. 14 has been … more
While the high temperatures were a little “ruff,” it didn’t stop local residents and their special four-legged friends from competing in this year’s Old Settlers Dog Show on … more
The basement of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church was once again transformed into a gallery showcasing the work of local artists for the 2021 Old Settlers Art Show. The annual art show officially … more
It was their night to shine as this year’s pageants officially opened Old Settlers Days on Saturday evening, Aug. 6, in downtown Hillsboro. Pageant Director Sheridan Lyerla welcomed everyone … more
The 138th Old Settlers Days celebration will continue on Wednesday, Aug. 10, and Thursday, Aug. 11. Wednesday’s events will begin at 4 p.m. when the Old Settlers Art Show opens to the … more
The Journal-News offers this prayer to the community as a public service. It is a chance to remember with fondness those who have passed in the last year who lived or worked in the area encompassed … more
“Are you ready to go for the life that God has planned for you?” Pastor Breck Nelson asked worshippers at the annual Old Settlers community worship service Sunday morning in the shade of … more
After several discussions, the City of Litchfield now has an ordinance regarding food trucks. Before the discussion by the council at the meeting, held Thursday, Aug. 4, Julie Abel spoke about … more
Hillsboro’s city council voted 3-0 (Commissioner Katie Duncan couldn’t attend the 8 a.m. meeting and Commissioner Jerry Gregory had to leave in the middle of it) to authorize Woodard … more
The decriminalization of individuals with serious mental illness was the focus of a two-day mapping workshop spearheaded by the Montgomery County Probation Office on Wednesday, July 13, and Thursday, … more
A section of a Litchfield building collapsed on Saturday, Aug. 6, at 11:48 a.m., according to Litchfield Fire Chief Joe Holomy. All occupants in the building have been accounted for.Ten calls were … more
Some high school students spend summer vacation relaxing by the pool or hanging out with friends, but Taylorville High School junior Liam Steward put his skills to the test this summer on a livestock … more
A Taylor Springs man was charged with domestic battery, hit and run, and endangering the life and health of a child after incidents on Saturday, July 30, in Taylor Springs. Zachariah J. Kimbro, … more
“Sertoma members yearn to be part of something bigger than ourselves,” said Hillsboro Sertoma Club President Mark Osborn. “Each member takes pride in helping those around … more
Members of the Raymond Village Board met for their regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 1, at the village hall. Following a call to order at 7 p.m., a motion was made by Trustee Dan Hough and seconded … more
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