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Members of the Hillsboro School Board approved the "transitional math" class for high school seniors that was discussed last month during their meeting this month at the unit office on Tuesday, Feb. … more
“I like the hills of Montgomery County because they are a small reminder of my home town of Kandy, Sri Lanka,” said Asela Jayarathne, owner of AJ Banners in downtown … more
Though the beautifully crafted bags are not yet for sale, Alexandrea Haxel, owner and designer of the newly launched Alexandrea & Co., brand, welcomed future customers and showed off the newly … more
The Montgomery County Health Department continues to vaccinate those age 65 and older each week during clinics by appointment. “We maintain a list of all those who have called or emailed our … more
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Crimestoppers are seeking information regarding the theft of $20,000 in livestock that has been stolen from the Fillmore and Chapman area in the past … more
For many of the firefighters on the Litchfield Fire Department, the job is anything but 9 to 5. On Thursday, Feb. 4, Litchfield Fire Chief Joe Holomy recognized one of those individuals who are … more
The principal of Pana Junior High School was unanimously approved as the new principal at Litchfield High School, during a special meeting held Thursday, Feb. 4, at Sihler School. Juletta Ellis … more
Democratic party chairs in the 48th District on Saturday, Feb. 6, selected  Springfield Alderwoman Doris Turner as state senator to fill the vacancy left by Andy Manar. The vote was … more
“I don’t think I ever saw her without a smile,” said Beckemeyer Elementary School Principal Zach Frailey of longtime music educator Donna Springer. Although Springer passed away … more
After the worst spike of the pandemic in the first two weeks of the year, the number of new COVID-19 coronavirus cases in Montgomery County has been on the down-slide–but not the number of … more
Montgomery County has been issued a tentative property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, according to David Harris, Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue. The property assessment … more
Members of the Raymond Village board approved a motion to continue working with Scott Hunt for the 2021 motor fuel tax (MFT) during their regular meeting held Monday evening, Feb. 1, at the village … more
One of Montgomery County’s hidden gems is closing its doors to the public after more than 35 years in business. The Magnuson Grand Hotel and Conference Center announced on Tuesday, Feb. 2, … more
In 2018, Fang Fang Li and her husband, Hong (Nick) Zhang moved to Hillsboro to take over China Wok.  Before Fang Fang and Nick moved to Hillsboro, they lived in New York with their families, … more
McKay Napa Auto Parts celebrated with the city of Litchfield and the Litchfield Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Jan. 28, with a grand opening of the state-of-the-art new store front in … more
Members of the Witt-Irving Volunteer Fire Department were called to a residential structure fire at 305 West Front Street in Irving at 9:43 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28.  A telecommunicator advised … more
Seven more Montgomery County residents fell victim to the pandemic during the last full week of January, while the number of new cases and the positivity rate continued to plateau. In total, 35 … more
“Unless you have experienced learning a second language, you may not understand what it is like navigating your life in a foreign culture, speaking a second language,” said Elisha Hughes … more
“In the beginning it was really bad. I was sick and getting sicker by the day. I wasn’t taking any medicine, I was weak and sleepy and had rashes that were comparable to biblical plagues. … more
“I spent so much of my childhood feeling like I didn’t have any opportunities to grow creatively, because I lived in a small town, and wanted to leave. Moving away and then ending up back … more
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