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It’s the end of an era for two longtime members of the Bank of Hillsboro Board of Directors following a combined 78 years of dedicated service. Whitey Patton, who has been an integral part … more
It has been almost two-and-a-half years since the Reinventing Central Park Committee, a subset of Imagine Hillsboro’s Parks and Recreation Committee, officially launched their large-scale … more
Frida’s Tacos held a soft opening at 103 Seyborn Avenue in Taylor Springs on Tuesday, May 10. An offshoot of Lomas del Sol in Hillsboro, the new restaurant is owned by Sandy Torres and Saul and … more
The Litchfield City Council picked up a new member and heard about a new problem during their council meeting on Thursday, May 5, at Corwin Hall. Long-time Litchfield teacher and coach Dan Newkirk … more
Preparations are underway for Imagine Hillsboro’s “Father-Daughter Princess Ball” on Saturday, May 14. Father-figures and their  princesses can dance the night away from 6 to 9 … more
Having graduated from Hillsboro High School decades prior, mixed feelings followed Pastor Jeff Hemken when he returned after 35 years to become the Calvary Baptist Church’s new clergy. … more
Following months of hard work and dedication, high school seniors from Lincolnwood, Hillsboro, Litchfield and Nokomis High Schools invited the public to check out their student businesses during the … more
Over the last few months many locals have likely noticed the missing clock on the southeast corner of State and Kirkham streets in Litchfield.  The distinguished green patina of the copper, … more
The Litchfield Pickers Market will return from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mother’s Day, Sunday, June 8, at downtown Litchfield, starting at 400 North State Street. The Litchfield Pickers Market is the … more
Hillsboro Country Club will officially mark its centennial year on Monday, May 23, with a full day of celebrations planned for Saturday, June 11, starting with a free public golf day and a party on … more
And they’re off!  The Old Settlers Association hosted its annual Queen’s Kick-Off event on Thursday evening, April 28, at the Challacombe House in Hillsboro. Old Settlers … more
“Tonight, we get to celebrate passion, hard work and the process of uniting to build successful businesses in our great city,” said Litchfield Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Beth … more
Members of the Schram City Village Board met for a special meeting on Wednesday evening, April 27, to increase the loan dollar amount from $1 million to $1.2 million for the water main project. … more
Hillsboro natives Kelsey Flack and Katy (Cory) Evans have been best friends for over a decade and now they have teamed up to open Humble House, an online clothing boutique.  “I … more
An active local nature preservation group hopes a stunning monarch butterfly sculpture will soon welcome travelers to Montgomery County and a prairie restoration area nestled between Interstate 55 … more
Hillsboro Mayor Don Downs announced that a message received last Thursday, April 21, from Matt Meacham of Illinois Humanities acknowledged that Hillsboro will host Spark! Places of Innovation next … more
Little action was taken at the Monday, April 25, Nokomis City Council meeting, but much planning is underway. Commissioners introduced the first draft of the Fiscal Year 2023 city budget. Budget … more
Members of the Litchfield City Council faced a short agenda at an adjourned meeting on Tuesday evening, April 26, at Corwin Hall in downtown Litchfield. All council members were present for the … more
There were several new faces at the Witt City Council meeting on Tuesday night, April 26, following the resignation of two of the city’s aldermen and mayor last month. New appointments include … more
“The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.” - John Maxwell Someone to adjust the sails is exactly what those in favor of … more
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