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Despite some rainy and cold weather, local kids still enjoyed this year’s Fall Festival, held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Butler on Saturday, Oct. 14. From pumpkin painting and face … more
"I call her the Doris Jean," said Rena Vanzo, of her new business venture, a mobile mammography unit, affectionately known as The Boob Bus. A graduate of Hillsboro High School, Vanzo is the … more
M&M Multisport and Snap Fitness of Litchfield recently hosted the Dirty Hootenanny, an annual series of road and trail races, as a fundraiser for Litchfield’s Aaron Roach and family as … more
A little wind, rain and inclement weather couldn’t keep two dozen entries from joining the fun at the inaugural mud drag races. With a pit built behind the fair office and the pavilion at the … more
Eventual winner Cody Meyer, in the car on the right, puts a hit on a vehicle that disables the left front wheel during the compact stock class of the demolition derby at the Montgomery County Fair … more
The company behind a controversial carbon dioxide pipeline that would have spanned more than 1,300 miles across five states is walking back its permit … more
A $300,000 budget deficit and a new animal control policy dominated the discussion at a two-hour meeting of the Montgomery County Board on Tuesday evening, Oct. 10, … more
Building principals made reports to members of the Hillsboro School Board during a review of the district bullying policy at their meeting Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the unit office. High school Principal … more
Hillsboro High School students were evacuated for nearly three hours on Wednesday morning, Oct. 11, after a bomb threat was discovered scrawled on a bathroom wall. According to Superintendent David … more
Litchfield McDonald's teamed up with the members of the Litchfield Volunteer Fire Department for the 27th annual Firefighter Night fundraiser on Wednesday evening, Oct. 11, in celebration of National … more
To start off the school year, Beckemeyer Elementary School held its first “Be a Bulldog” art contest for fifth grade students. Alexis Young from Mrs. Blair Leek’s class was the … more
Performers with Blended Artists Imaginarium teamed up with organizers of the annual Hell’s Burrow haunt for a spook-tacular fundraiser on Saturday evening, Sept. 30. With lots of creepy, crawly … more
On Sunday, Aug. 27, 4-H Shooting Sports members participated in the ninth annual 4-H Fall Classic at Brittany Shooting Park in Bunker Hill. 4-H members from the Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery … more
Bremer Sanctuary entered its second season this spring with the banding of the nest box nestlings.   Bird banding is a tool that enables biologists to obtain information about birds, much of … more
It was a beautiful morning as more than 100 runners and walkers stepped off in the Litchfield Chamber of Commerce’s Colors of Cancer 5K event on Saturday, Sept. 23, in downtown Litchfield. … more
The Journal-News received seven awards in this year’s National Newspaper Association Foundation Better Newspaper Contest. Awards were presented on Saturday, Sept. 30, as part of the annual … more
Since 1970, local contractors and individuals have counted on Dale Nowlan and Coffeen Trucking Co. for all of their rock, sand and limestone hauling needs. But after 53 years, Nowlan is calling it a … more
Local residents brought their pets to a blessing of the animals ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at HSHS St. Hospital in Litchfield. The blessing was led by Father Dan Willenborg hospital chaplain. He … more
Saturday morning, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. a new event will rev up at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, thanks to an idea and work–lots and lots of work–from Jonah Davis of Nokomis. … more
Bobo's Tough Toys recently donated $1,500 to purchase six memorial paver bricks for the Illinois Firefighter Memorial through the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s office. The bricks will be … more
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