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The Bond County School District board of education has rescheduled a public hearing to hear comments on a plan to close Sorento School. The hearing has been set for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, … more
Julie Pachesa wants you to sign up for her class and have a ball -- and some drumsticks to hit it with.  In this non-traditional fitness class at Fusion Fitness & Aquatics in … more
Fueled by a day in which the health department reported 70 new COVID-19 positive tests in a single day, Montgomery County has over 100 more December coronavirus cases this year than last … more
As soon as the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, heralding the start of a brand new year, the official wait begins for the arrival of the first baby contest winner in Montgomery … more
Once again Fusion Fitness and Aquatics is challenging Montgomery County to lighten up. This will mark the 13th year that the  Hillsboro-based gym has extended their Lighten Up Montgomery … more
“It’s really fun to be able to help people out. I like that,” said Nokomis High School junior Mason Morris. In mid-November, Mason, the son of Tish Morris, started his own … more
“We have always raised cattle and hogs for our own consumption and I keep a large garden, so it really didn’t affect us as a family when Kroger closed, but it did hurt a lot of people … more
Six members of the Hillsboro Planning Commission were present for the group’s meeting in city hall on Tuesday, Dec. 21; also present were Mayor Don Downs, City Clerk Cory Davidson, City Planner … more
Minimum wage workers in Illinois will see a boost in their hourly pay to $12 per hour starting Jan. 1, while tenants in affordable housing units will be allowed to keep pets. Those are just some … more
The number of positive COVID-19 cases in the county continued to surge leading up to Christmas, according to numbers provided by the Montgomery County Health Department. The health department … more
The Illinois High School Football Coaches Association announced their 14-member hall of fame induction class for 2022 on Tuesday, Dec. 14, with two of this year’s honorees having ties to … more
Members of the Panhandle School Board adopted the 2021 tax levy during their meeting on Monday, Dec. 20, and continued with the board’s policy of using the school facilities tax fund to abate a … more
Residents of Tremont Terrace in Hillsboro are planning their 49th annual luminaria for roughly 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 24, an annual Christmas Eve tradition. Tremont Terrace is located off of Tremont … more
Mayor Shawn Cady stated that attorney Chris Sherer is working on an ordinance prohibiting unlicensed mini-bikes and four-wheelers within city limits during the regular meeting of Witt City Council on … more
The Village of Raymond Monday night hired Jason McCallum as a new village employee to assist the streets department. The action took place at the regular meeting of the Village Board on Monday, Dec. … more
At approximately 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA)was made aware of a large noise and shaking felt by many residents throughout central Illinois. This … more
Although the official opening was postponed due to a delay in shelving delivery, officials were on hand Monday morning, Dec. 20 to cut the ribbon to the new Hillsboro Area Public Library, located at … more
After months of renovations, patrons got their first glimpse inside the new Hillsboro Area Public Library as part of a Friends of the Library fundraiser on Thursday evening, Dec. 16. Approximately … more
Members of the Litchfield City Council approved the city’s tax levy during their meeting on Thursday, Dec. 16, with City Budget Officer Jereme Zook reporting to the council. Zook said that … more
Members of the Litchfield School Board heard an update on the new elementary school building project as part of their regular monthly meeting on Thursday evening, Dec. 16.  Their meetings are … more
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