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“I grew up about five minutes away from Bengies (a drive-in theater in Middle River, MD) and that is where my obsession really began,” said Jonathan Young, a soon-to-be Litchfield … more
An Athens man was charged with criminal trespassing after he allegedly climbed a 150-foot radio tower  near Honey Bend on Friday, March 25. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was … more
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Hillsboro Police Department and Litchfield Police Department joined with the Illinois State Police, South Central Illinois Drug Task Force and the … more
The Chicago Bears have announced that Mason Morris of Nokomis High School  has been named the third Community High School All-Star award winner of the season.  The Community High School … more
A staple at many local events and fundraisers, Professor Longhair, better known as Randy Thompson is celebrating 20 years of magic and puppetry this year. This year also marks 15 years for his … more
Three separate proposals to use city property for community events were approved by the Hillsboro’s City Council during their March 22 meeting; all council members were present for the meeting, … more
It was the duty of the Panhandle and Morrisonville school boards to determine whether the idea of reorganization was worth considering, but after Monday, March 21, whether it actually happens will be … more
Hillsboro High School graduate Shaw Riggs has earned a lead role at the Springfield Muni this summer in their production of Newsies. Auditions were held the first week in March, and Riggs was cast … more
One person was killed and another was injured, both victims of separate self-inflicted shootings on Monday, March 21. Timothy C. Hopwood, 57, of Fillmore, was pronounced dead in his vehicle north … more
Mothers and fathers need just as much attention as the newborn.  Because they too have just been born. Above is a quote from HHS class of ‘77 graduate Bonita (Sheridan) Katz’s … more
The members of the Litchfield City Council met on Thursday, March 17, to discuss what Budget Officer Jereme Zook called the city’s road map for spending for the next two years. Zook said … more
The Nokomis School Board was called to order on Tuesday, March 15, by President Chad Ruppert with Superintendent Scott Doerr, board members Steve Janssen, Denny Bauman, Carl Ray Fesser, Ben Tarter, … more
This April will mark 40 years since the family of LaVerne and Juanita Young started Young’s Roofing, Inc. “We have been very fortunate since then,” said LaVerne Young, noting it … more
“We’re pretty much on track, even with the weather delays,” Project Manager Peter Ratermann of Poettker Construction told Litchfield School Board members at their regular monthly … more
Upon entering their regular meeting on Monday evening, March 14, members of the Schram City Village Board chose to keep the annual municpal video gaming permit fee at $25 per machine. This year, … more
The Nokomis City Council confirmed at its Tuesday, March 14 meeting that it is expecting a $600,000 federal grant to replace the water treatment plant.  Though the total amount of the project … more
Five Hillsboro Planning Commission members (Chairman Tom Gooding, Mike Ryan, Rex Brown, Dave Booher, and David Powell) were in-person attendees at their meeting Tuesday afternoon, March 15, in city … more
Voters will pick winners in three contested local races in the primary election on June 28 when they select their nominees for partisan office and pick their precinct committee … more
“This space is almost exactly double the space we’re in over at the city complex,” said Nokomis Public Library Board President Debi Dawson. “We’re really excited about … more
War veterans who were past or are present residents of the boundaries of the Hillsboro School District have until Thursday, April 14, to have their names added to the Hillsboro Area Veterans Memorial … more
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