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A frustrated Hillsboro resident visited the Hillsboro Planning Commission Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 21, to ask what to her was an important question, “Who gives the Zoning Code Enforcement … more
Two local officers were promoted to their respective positions during a pinning ceremony held Tuesday morning, Feb. 21, on the steps of the Historic Courthouse in Hillsboro.   … more
The Hillsboro Zoning Board of Appeals (Chairman Charles Knisley, Secretary Lynn Fugate, Rice Phillips, C.J. Liddell, Dick James, Don Karban, and Allen Spelbring) had an interested audience when they … more
Unseasonably warm weather brought unseasonable storms through the area on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 22. A storm that blew through quickly but violently knocked power lines and branches down just … more
Five members of Hillsboro’s Natural Resources Committee (Chairman Kyle Hacke, Secretary Dave Strowmatt, and members John Rapp, Brett Reeves, and Bart Wetzel were the voting members present) met … more
Logs from Hillsboro’s first school house, built in 1825, have been revealed during renovation of the small home adjacent to the Historic Harkey House on South Broad Street. The former rental … more
A 29-year-old woman was pronounced dead after the Litchfield Police and Fire departments were dispatched to 1524 North Madison, known as the sleeping rooms, at 12:03 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, for an … more
In 2004, Tonya Flannery was named as the economic development director for the City of Litchfield, a position she would hold until leaving Nov. 17, 2022, to take a position with the Illinois … more
Perhaps a common sense approach to budget control began when the Hillsboro City Council held a special meeting Thursday evening, Feb. 16. Finance Commissioner Pat Ward asked for the meeting so the … more
Members of the Hillsboro School Board discussed the possibility of banning student cell phone use and heard appeals from parents about student bullying Wednesday, Feb. 15, during their rescheduled … more
It’s a win-win situation when the Hillsboro High School building trades class teams up with the city of Hillsboro for some improvement projects this winter and spring. “It’s a … more
After months of discussion, members of the Montgomery County Board voted to expand the number of standing committees from four to five as part of their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday evening, … more
With two commissioners absent, the Nokomis City Council breezed through a brief agenda at its regular meeting on Monday, Feb. 13. Commissioners Mike Glenn and Derek Durbin were not in attendance. … more
It’s perhaps one of the “hottest” places in the county, quite literally. “We opened the hothouse studio in the spring of 2021, and it’s been a great addition,” … more
The water project continues to be the core focus for members of the Schram City Village Board who met for their monthly meeting on Monday evening, Feb. 13, at the village hall. “We are … more
In honor of Valentine’s Day, third grade students at Raymond Grade School participated in “Hearts around the World,” a reading project where they collected Valentine’s Day … more
If attendance at a meeting is an accurate indicator, interest in the recently announced Hillsboro Lakes Watershed agreement between the city of Hillsboro and Northwater Consulting runs high. The … more
A New Mexico man was arrested following incidents at Casey’s General Store and Hillsboro Area Hospital on Monday morning, Feb. 13. The Hillsboro Police Department was called to … more
The First Presbyterian Church of Witt members and Presbytery made a decision to dissolve the church on Feb. 5, 2023. The church’s congregation had dwindled down and simply couldn’t … more
Shop Hillsboro events are back again this year, starting with Saturday’s Shop Hillsboro Mardi Gras on Saturday, Feb. 18. The event is promoted by The Journal-News, Imagine Hillsboro and … more
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