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The Nokomis Chamber of Commerce made a $500 donation to the Nokomis-Witt Area Ambulance Service (NWAAS) on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 1. Unlike most check presentations the tone in the ambulance bay … more
The Montgomery County Community Mental Health (708) Board has announced the 2022 through 2023 grant recipients. The 708 Board received a total of 12 applications requesting a cumulative $971,500 this … more
As renovations are underway at Doyle Public Library in Raymond, Library Director Darcy Weinheimer and staff member Teresa Woodard invite local community members to check out the new changes they have … more
Exactly 38 months after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, Illinois will no longer be under a disaster proclamation as of May 11, Gov. JB Pritzker announced … more
A temporary restraining order that partially blocks Illinois’ new assault weapons ban from being enforced will remain in place after a divided state appellate court panel’s ruling … more
“The National Guard opened up doors that lead to opportunities I would never have imagined possible when I was growing up,” said Sgt. First Class Kassidy Snyder, who has traveled the … more
Witt City Council held their first meeting of the new year on Tuesday evening, Jan. 24, with Mayor Tim Taylor and Aldermen Alvin Yeske, Randall Lowe,  Jay Martin, David Cearlock and Kaitlin … more
A notice from Moose International on the front door of the locked Hillsboro Moose lodge announces a “town hall/special meeting” to discuss the reopening of the lodge set for Wednesday, … more
Donations are currently being accepted for a new WWII Veterans Memorial in Wenonah. Students in Nokomis High School’s shop class are refurbishing the wooden veterans memorial, which will be … more
The Montgomery County Soil and Water Conservation District, along with the City of Hillsboro, will be sponsoring an informational meeting on Thursday, Feb. 9, beginninng at 6:30 p.m. at The Abbey on … more
“Do the best you can and have fun!” said Certified Instructor Julie Pachesa to those who participated in the Youth Drums Alive program on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Local youth now have the … more
The Hillsboro Moose Lodge was closed, possibly permanently, with the locking of the doors Monday evening, Jan. 23, following a heated meeting with the local 1377 lodge board, 73 local members and … more
In the 2019-2020 school year, students at Lincolnwood High School had the opportunity to earn six college credits through dual enrollment. Four short years later, that number will have grown to 47 … more
The Nokomis City Council approved the promotion of officer Rachael Ehrhardt to Sergeant of the Nokomis Police Department at its Monday, Jan. 23 regular meeting.  Ehrhardt is one of five … more
“I did my best, and represented my county exactly as I wanted to,” said 2022 Miss Montgomery County Fair Queen Madalynn Kraus of Farmersville. “I would take the memories I made that … more
“I just feel so blessed that people aren’t forgetting about her,” said Stacy Lamb of Litchfield,  mother of Faith Hartzell, who died March 30, 2015, from complications after … more
The “American Dream” is a term that dates back to the tough times of the Great Depression, coined by author James Truslow Adams about “a land in which life should be better and … more
The Illinois Department of Corrections announced last week that substances that sent 18 correctional officers at Graham Correctional Center in Hillsboro to the hospital tested as nasal spray and baby … more
The Litchfield City Council meeting on Thursday, Jan. 19, started off on a solemn note as Mayor Steve Dougherty announced the passing of former Litchfield firefighter Ron Bates. Bates, who moved … more
President Chad Ruppert called the Nokomis School Board to order on Tuesday, Jan. 17, with the Pledge of Allegiance.  In addition to Ruppert, Superintendent Scott Doerr, board members Steve … more
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