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Montgomery County natives Sydney and Caleb Randle took a large leap out of their comfort zone when they purchased one of the historic buildings in downtown Nokomis in March of this … more
Still short-staffed (the vacant seat caused by Michael Murphy’s resignation remains unfilled), the Hillsboro City Council held two meetings Tuesday night, May 24.  A … more
The Nokomis City Council approved a budget for the May 2022 through April 2023 fiscal year at its regular meeting on Monday, May 23.  Time was scheduled before the regular meeting to take … more
In the absence of President Chad Ruppert, Vice-President Steve Janssen called the Nokomis School Board to order on Tuesday, May 17.  In addition to Janssen, Superintendent Scott Doerr, board … more
Tax bills will hit the mail on or before Wednesday, June 15, with the first installment due date on Friday, July 15, according to Montgomery County Treasurer Nikki Lohman. The second installment … more
A Hillsboro man was arrested on two felony charges after an investigation that began with a traffic stop early Friday, May 20. David E. Henry, 57, of Hillsboro, faces felony counts of armed … more
In the first meeting of the Litchfield City Council in May, the council heard from someone in favor of using properties as short-term rentals, like those found on Airbnb and VRBO. In the second … more
John Rapp of rural Hillsboro visited Hillsboro’s Natural Resources Committee at their monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 18; Rapp is expected to be appointed to the committee to fill a vacancy … more
Hillsboro invites all to gather in observance of  Memorial Day at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 30, at Veterans Memorial Park. In the event of rain, ceremonies will be moved to the Hillsboro Junior … more
Following closed session, members of the Litchfield School Board approved the purchase of Living Stones Church at 1100 Old Route 66 in Litchfield for $800,000.  Board members met on Tuesday … more
The Panhandle School Board was able to add another dual credit opportunity for its students during the board meeting on Monday, May 16, one 23 miles away that won’t require the students to set … more
Hillsboro Planning Commissioners Dave Booher, Michelle Ondrey, Mike Ryan, Dave Powell, Don Karban, Secretary Barb Hewitt, and Chairman Tom Gooding met for over an hour Tuesday afternoon, May 17, in … more
 The Hillsboro Concert Series is back for its 11th year with its biggest lineup yet, and unlike previous years, every concert this year will take place downtown Hillsboro.  All shows are … more
If you’ve been in this community very long you’ve seen firsthand that it is one which rallies around causes. That was once again the case on Saturday, May 7, as the family of Camden Burke … more
A rural Hillsboro man was killed in a tragic mowing accident on Saturday, May 14. Fred Roach, 72, of Hillsboro, was pronounced dead at the scene at his residence by the Montgomery County … more
The Panhandle Community Unit School District No. 2 will be holding a question and answer session regarding the deactivation question at 6 p.m., Monday, May 16, in the library before the school board … more
As construction on the water main project continues, members of the Schram City Village Board approved a number of payments during their regular monthly meeting on Monday evening, May 9, at the … more
Sarah McConnell officially took on the role of the Economic Development and Community Planner for the City of Hillsboro on Monday, May 2, filling the vacancy left by Jonathan Weyer when he left the … more
Montgomery County has been issued a final property assessment equalization factor of 1.0177, according to David Harris, Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue. The property assessment … more
Louis Kasongo, a United Methodist pastor from the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Africa, spent time with members of the Hillsboro United Methodist Church (HUMC) for several days in May.  He … more
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