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Ardent Spirits in Collinsville debuted a new spirit line at Opera House Brewing Company in Hillsboro during a special event on Wednesday, Nov. 8. “It was sold out,” Opera House owner Tony … more
The third time was the charm for members of the Montgomery County Board who voted 9-3 to approve an $11.6 million general fund budget. Discussion was sometimes … more
The Nokomis City Council met in its regularly scheduled meeting on Nov. 13 and, once again, repairing the city’s water and sewer operations took center stage in the discussions. The council … more
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in downtown Hillsboro. City crews installed lighted snowflakes on the power poles up and down Main Street on Monday, Nov. 13. The following day, they … more
This week all four Montgomery County high school girls basketball teams hit the floor for the first time this season, with Lincolnwood and Nokomis earning wins in their debuts. Next week it’s … more
In anticipation of the new “Wonka” movie premiering on Friday, Dec. 15, Hillsboro’s Orpheum Theatre and The Sweet Spot have partnered to reimagine Wonka’s Golden Ticket … more
In honor of October being AVM (arteriovenous malformation) Awareness month, Ayden's AVM Army hosted a music trivia and Halloween costume contest on Saturday, Oct. 28, in Nokomis. The contest was led … more
Grab your jingle bells and mark your calendar for this year’s annual Snowkomis event on Friday, Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 9 in downtown Nokomis. Downtown Main St. will be lined with Christmas … more
Christmastime is just around the corner, and this year the city of Nokomis is holding a ‘Deck The House’ holiday outdoor decorating contest. Any residents that live within five miles of … more
Hillsboro Junior High School held their annual Halloween Dance on Friday night, Oct. 27. The annual costume contest brought out some of the spookiest looks in town. Winners were awarded in six … more
Chairman Barb Hewitt called the Nov. 14 meeting of the Hillsboro Planning Commission to order at 12:33 with secretary Don Karban and Commissioners Rex Brown, David Powell, Mike Ryan, and Dave Booher … more
Members of the Montgomery County Cancer Association (MCCA) held their annual recognition dinner on Thursday evening, Nov. 9, at the Taylor Springs Community Center, to honor this year’s … more
Progress continues at the Witt Veterans’ Memorial project. This fall, Tyler Yemm and his concrete crew poured the wall this fall. Weather permitting, Brett Seward will be placing the stone on … more
The 32nd annual Memorial Bell Service will be held on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 9 a.m. at the Panama United Methodist Church, located at 203 Cleveland Ave. There are 457 bells that will be hung before the … more
The Montgomery County Cancer Association (MCCA) recently presented a $10,000 donation to HSHS St. Francis Hospital for their Cancer Care Center. HSHS St. Francis Hospital President and CEO Jim Timpe … more
Students at Litchfield High School gathered on Thursday, Nov. 9 for their annual Veteran’s Assembly in Simmons Gym, as the student body was joined by members of the community who have served in … more
On Sunday, Nov. 12, Montgomery County 4-H held its annual achievement celebration at the Montgomery County Extension office. Members were recognized for their accomplishments during the 2022-2023 4-H … more
Lawmakers on Thursday approved a proposal that would allow companies to develop new nuclear power generation in Illinois for the first time since 1987. … more
“The best definition I have ever heard for a veteran is ‘Someone who, at one point in their life wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America for an amount up to and … more
Veterans, their families and those wishing to thank those who served gathered in front of the Litchfield Veterans Memorial on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. to honor the men and women have been part … more
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