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“We’re just trying to keep kids in school,” said Litchfield Superintendent Dr. Greggory Fuerstenau in his report at the regular school board meeting on Tuesday evening, Aug. 17, at … more
“Shop Hillsboro” returns with the full moon this weekend for Moonlight Madness, set for Saturday, Aug. 21. A cooperative effort between The Journal-News, Imagine Hillsboro, and the … more
Several committee reports were given at the Hillsboro Planning Commission meeting Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 17, in city hall. Present were Chairman Tom Gooding, secretary Barb Hewitt, Michelle Ondrey, … more
Raymond Village Board met at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 16, with Mayor Denny Held,  Trustees Kendall Snyder, Bruce Poggenpohl, Matt Workman, Greg Bernhardt, Dan Hough, and Bill Krager, Sally … more
New owners, Kody and McKinsy Lietz ,officially introduced themselves to patrons of Ugly Mugs Coffee House in Nokomis on Monday, Aug. 2. “It went much smoother than we anticipated and we have … more
Lunch Shaming may be a relatively new term, but it is a widespread practice that has a far reaching history within the country’s education system. The terminology, Lunch Shaming, is used to … more
The Montgomery County Health Department reported 75 new COVID-19 coronavirus cases last week, Aug. 8-14. During the past week, the health department reported four new cases on Sunday, 12 on … more
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that Illinois 185 will be closed between North 000 Street and North 40 Street in Fayette County on Aug. 16 for repairs to the bridge over Hurricane … more
Imagine Hillsboro’s Parks and Recreation Committee presented a plan to begin developing a system of mountain biking/hiking trails on a section of property at the Old Hillsboro Lake, behind … more
Upon calling their meeting to order on Monday evening, Aug. 9, members of the Schram City Village Board held a moment of silence for long-time board member Sam Whitlow, who passed away on Saturday, … more
“I’m excited to be here and excited to see where the efforts of everyone take us this school year,” said Juletta Ellis, who started as Litchfield High School principal on July … more
As COVID-19 cases spike throughout Illinois due to the delta variant, hospitals within the HSHS Illinois and Memorial Health System, including HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, will only allow … more
It was a short night for members of the Montgomery County Board, who met just 50 minutes in open session as part of their regular monthly board meeting, held Tuesday evening, Aug. 10, at the Historic … more
After more than an hour and a half of pointed discussion, the Hillsboro School Board voted 4-3 in favor of a back-to-school plan that includes the governor's new mask mandate. Board members Kassie … more
The Hillsboro City Council, minus Commissioner Michael Murphy, held a rather quick meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 10, as the motion to adjourn came at 7:55 p.m. Several purchases were approved in that time … more
After 31 new positives in the first three days of this week, Montgomery County is averaging 10.8 new COVID-19 cases a day through the first ten days of August. According to numbers posted … more
There is still time to show community spirit by getting a team together for the Shop Hillsboro “Moonlight Madness” bed races, set to begin at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, in downtown … more
The Southern Illinois Editorial Association has announced the winners of the 2021 Better Newspaper Contest, and The Journal-News took home a variety of awards in the competition. In the Large … more
The First Baptist Church of Litchfield is preparing to wind down another successful year of their summer lunch program. The yearly outreach program starts on the first Monday of June and ends the day … more
Looking at the brick and glass facade of Demi’s Diner in Nokomis on Aug. 2, it is hard to believe that the beloved restaurant was surrounded in rubble less than four months earlier. But that … more
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