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School enrollment in Montgomery County is slightly up this school year compared to last, an indication that last year’s drastic enrollment loss may have been pandemic related. Enrollments in … more
Once a former gas station, the building at 100 North Hamilton in Hillsboro again became a service area for cars when Coffeen residents Christopher and Angie Pierce officially opened Pierce Automotive … more
Each year in February, Illinois’ governor must propose to lawmakers a spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year. The General Assembly will then spend the next several months negotiating which … more
The Hillsboro pre-Kindergarten program will begin free screenings for local children in March and April. The Hillsboro School District serves families residing in Hillsboro, Coffeen, Witt, Irving, … more
After a couple-year hiatus, Stamp Out Cancer is back. “The last actual event took place in 2019,”  said committee member Zach Wygal. “In 2020 our teams worked their tails … more
The number of COVID-19 positives this month remains on pace to more than triple the previous record month over the nearly two-year pandemic. According to numbers furnished regularly by the … more
“Montgomery County voters should have received their new Voter Registration ID postcards in their mailboxes by now,” said Montgomery County Clerk Sandy Leitheiser.  Leitheiser … more
On a frigid Jan. 17, 1977, R.P. Lumber Co., Inc. opened its doors for the first time in Staunton. Robert Plummer, the young entrepreneur that opened the doors that day, didn’t see a customer … more
In less than 90 days, Hillsboro runner Laura Lessman is making one of her biggest dreams come true, running the Boston Marathon. “It’s been a goal of mine since I started running ten … more
A full (31 items) agenda faced the Hillsboro City council when they met on Tuesday, Jan. 25; Finance Commissioner Katie Duncan was absent from both the council meeting (which began at 7 p.m.) and the … more
A Sangamon County judge is considering a motion to block Illinois schools from requiring people to wear face masks in classes and excluding students and staff from school buildings if they’ve … more
Talks continue between the committee looking at the possibility of combining the Panhandle and Morrisonville school districts in some way, but there is still a long way to go before anything becomes … more
Invenergy Transmission, LLC, will hold a public meeting regarding “phase one” of the company’s “Grain Belt Express” project from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at The … more
Members of the Bond County School Board voted Wednesday, Jan. 19, to close Sorento School at the end of the school year. The vote came after the last of four public hearings about the proposed … more
A familiar face was selected as lake superintendent by the Litchfield City Council on Thursday, Jan. 20, filling the vacancy left when former Lake Superintendent Eric Lamb returned to the Litchfield … more
The Litchfield School Board learned more about plans to update the district’s technology during their regular board meeting on Tuesday evening, Jan. 18, at Litchfield High School. Technology … more
The Nokomis  School Board held their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 18, called to order by Vice-President Steve Janssen. President Chad Ruppert was absent.   In his report to … more
The city of Litchfield is encouraging the community to participate in an online public meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 26, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. regarding the Lake Lou Yaeger Dam. In coordination with … more
With deep regret, the board members of the Community Library of Coffeen have decided to close its doors. This action is the result of progressively declining usage of the library facility over the … more
“We’re already starting to see miracles happen around here,” said Jeremy Woods, executive director of the new Lincoln Recovery Center in rural Raymond. The drug and alcohol … more
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