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“It all started with a little steam engine that I built in high school,” said Ronnie Reynolds, on the eve of his last day at the company he spent a lifetime building. “I took … more
“Outlandish machines” designed by area fifth graders will be on display as Lincoln Land Community College hosts the 16th annual Springfield Area Fifth Grade Rube Goldberg Competition on … more
“When I was a student at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, in the 70s, I told my campus advisor that I was interested in majoring in accounting and minoring in computers and he told me … more
Gov. JB Pritzker’s second-term legislative agenda will kick off in earnest this week as he proposes his fifth annual state budget to lawmakers in the General Assembly. But while a … more
Just a few weeks into the new year and members of the Montgomery County Quilt Guild are working on a new project, Wrap Ukraine With Quilts. April Probst, who serves as president of the local … more
The Hillsboro Moose Lodge was closed permanently during a meeting of local members and Moose International officials Wednesday evening. Wendy Dodd, Territorial Manager for Southern Illinois, … more
The Hillsboro City Council held its first February meeting Tuesday evening, the 7th, in city hall; councilman Jerry Gregory was absent. The meeting began with the commissioner’s reports. The … more
It was business as usual as members of the Raymond Village board gathered for their meeting on Monday evening, Feb. 6, at the village hall. Following approval of the Jan. 16 meeting minutes, the … more
Coming off their most successful year ever, Stamp Out Cancer season is back and tickets for this year’s annual event will go on sale Saturday, Feb. 18, beginning at 10 a.m. at Opera House … more
The city of Litchfield is pleased to announce the appointment of Stacie Peecher to serve as the tourism coordinator.   Before moving to Litchfield, Peecher worked at a news weekly magazine as … more
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” Mr. … more
After nearly an hour long closed session, the Litchfield City Council made one hire and offered a contract to another potential employee during their meeting on Thursday, Feb. 2. After being … more
Glenda Decker of Nokomis, who serves as the lead semi driver for Knodle, Ltd. Farms in Fillmore, was honored by the Midwest Truckers Association (MTA) at their annual awards banquet in Peoria on … more
“I hope this reminds them once again of how much they are loved by the Lord and me,” said Marilyn Snyder of Litchfield. This past Christmas, Snyder surprised her daughters and … more
Illinois schools are still grappling with a teacher shortage that seems to only be getting worse, a recent survey by the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools shows.   … more
The Nokomis Chamber of Commerce made a $500 donation to the Nokomis-Witt Area Ambulance Service (NWAAS) on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 1. Unlike most check presentations the tone in the ambulance bay … more
The Montgomery County Community Mental Health (708) Board has announced the 2022 through 2023 grant recipients. The 708 Board received a total of 12 applications requesting a cumulative $971,500 this … more
As renovations are underway at Doyle Public Library in Raymond, Library Director Darcy Weinheimer and staff member Teresa Woodard invite local community members to check out the new changes they have … more
Exactly 38 months after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, Illinois will no longer be under a disaster proclamation as of May 11, Gov. JB Pritzker announced Tuesday. … more
A temporary restraining order that partially blocks Illinois’ new assault weapons ban from being enforced will remain in place after a divided state appellate court panel’s ruling … more
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