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Litchfield McDonald's teamed up with the members of the Litchfield Volunteer Fire Department for the 27th annual Firefighter Night fundraiser on Wednesday evening, Oct. 11, in celebration of National … more
To start off the school year, Beckemeyer Elementary School held its first “Be a Bulldog” art contest for fifth grade students. Alexis Young from Mrs. Blair Leek’s class was the … more
Performers with Blended Artists Imaginarium teamed up with organizers of the annual Hell’s Burrow haunt for a spook-tacular fundraiser on Saturday evening, Sept. 30. With lots of creepy, crawly … more
On Sunday, Aug. 27, 4-H Shooting Sports members participated in the ninth annual 4-H Fall Classic at Brittany Shooting Park in Bunker Hill. 4-H members from the Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery … more
Bremer Sanctuary entered its second season this spring with the banding of the nest box nestlings.   Bird banding is a tool that enables biologists to obtain information about birds, much of … more
It was a beautiful morning as more than 100 runners and walkers stepped off in the Litchfield Chamber of Commerce’s Colors of Cancer 5K event on Saturday, Sept. 23, in downtown Litchfield. … more
The Journal-News received seven awards in this year’s National Newspaper Association Foundation Better Newspaper Contest. Awards were presented on Saturday, Sept. 30, as part of the annual … more
Since 1970, local contractors and individuals have counted on Dale Nowlan and Coffeen Trucking Co. for all of their rock, sand and limestone hauling needs. But after 53 years, Nowlan is calling it a … more
Local residents brought their pets to a blessing of the animals ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at HSHS St. Hospital in Litchfield. The blessing was led by Father Dan Willenborg hospital chaplain. He … more
Saturday morning, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. a new event will rev up at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, thanks to an idea and work–lots and lots of work–from Jonah Davis of Nokomis. … more
Bobo's Tough Toys recently donated $1,500 to purchase six memorial paver bricks for the Illinois Firefighter Memorial through the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s office. The bricks will be … more
Members of the Wild Roots 4-H Club held their monthly meeting at Bremer Sanctuary in Hillsboro on Tuesday evening, Oct. 3. Youth began their evening in the picnic pavilion with a brief meeting and … more
The Hillsboro Planning Commission members agreed to move the day of their monthly meeting from the third Tuesday of each month to the second Tuesday of the month for the foreseeable future. The city … more
Local organizations Breakaway and Envision Witt joined forces for a special event for kids on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Witt Park from 2 to 4 p.m. They offered a wide variety of fun things to do with … more
The Litchfield City Council approved a resolution accepting a grant from the Illinois Housing Development Authority during their meeting on Thursday, Oct. 5, as the city continues to try and clean up … more
British inventor James Dyson once said, "Manufacturing is more than just putting parts together. It's coming up with ideas, testing principles and perfecting the engineering, as well as the final … more
The weather is cooling off and fall is in the air, which can only mean one thing, it’s time for the Montgomery County Fair Fall Festival. Members of the Montgomery County Fair Board will … more
The annual Imagine Hillsboro Harvest Market was the “chalk of the town” with fun, fall activities for the whole family on Saturday, Oct. 7. Main Street in downtown Hillsboro was the place … more
It was a celebration 150 years in the making, as the Village of Harvel celebrated its 150th birthday with a day of festivities on Saturday, Oct. 7, in Harvel Park. Among the festivities were an … more
Staff members at The Journal-News picked up a variety of awards in the 2023 Better Newspaper contest, which is part of the Southern Illinois Editorial Association. Awards were presented at this … more
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