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"I just love performing," said Hiltopper graduate Shaw Riggs. "As long as I'm on the stage, then I'm happy." A 2021 graduate of Hillsboro High School, Riggs will be playing the lead role of Drew … more
With more than $900 million in sales last year alone, M&M’s have been a favorite for those with a sweet tooth from far and wide since their introduction in 1941. But for some, the love of … more
Progress was on the minds of the Litchfield School Board members when they met for their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday evening, June 20, at the Unit Office building. Board members Jimmy Gorowski … more
The meeting of Raymond Village Board was called to order at 7:08 p.m. on Monday, June 19. Those present for the meeting included Mayor Denny Held, trustees Dan Hough, Bill Krager, Ryan Bruntjen and … more
Happy 200th Birthday Hillsboro is the title of the newest illustrated tale in the Hillsboro series.Written in celebration of Hillsboro’s bicentennial year, the book takes readers on a tour of … more
Actual monarch butterflies fluttered about to welcome a new icon for their habitat north of Litchfield on Thursday, June 15, when a 750-pound monarch butterfly sculpture was installed to welcome … more
The Montgomery County Fair will return to the county fairgrounds in Butler next week, Wednesday, June 21, through Sunday, June 25. This year’s fair is packed full of events and sure to offer … more
Get ready to celebrate. The City of Hillsboro will celebrate its bicentennial year with a birthday party at Central Park on Saturday morning, June 24. The 200th Birthday party will begin at 11 … more
The 25th annual Olde Tyme Tractor Show will be held on Saturday, July 15, and Sunday, July 16, at Lake Hillsboro Park. The two-day show boasts entertainment for all ages. Registration opens at 9 … more
If you've had something printed in the last 50 years, from raffle tickets to posters, chances are you've been to The George Press in Litchfield. The staple print shop will be closing its doors to … more
Members of the Litchfield City Council met on Thursday, June 15, for their second meeting of the month at Corwin Hall. The council approved six motions before going into closed session at 6:49 … more
Derek Beckman, a Fillmore native, has been awarded the 3M Firefighters Scholarship for the 2023-24 school year. Beckman completed his first year at Lincoln Land Community College pursuing a … more
Members of the Schram City Village board paid special recognition to longtime village treasurer Lois Guinn who has retired after nearly 28 years of service during their monthly board meeting held … more
It was a celebration fit for a pirate king, as Camp Panther wrapped up its two and a half week program in the Litchfield School District on Friday, June 16. Throughout the two weeks, nearly 140 pre-K … more
Midwest Royals competitive cheer team the Queen Cobras attended the Florida Finals in Kissimmee, FL, at the end of May. The Litchfield-based cheer team received a paid bid after competing and … more
The Midwest Royals All Stars (MWR) took two teams to the “All Star Worlds” cheer competition   in Orlando, FL, at the beginning of May. Teams must receive a bid in order to … more
The Hillsboro School District will have a full-time police officer beginning next school year, the school board decided   on Tuesday, June 13, in approving an intergovernmental agreement with … more
In a follow up to discussions at the last council meeting, Nokomis City Council approved an intergovernmental agreement with the Village of Coalton to continue providing police protection for that … more
Members of the Montgomery County Board discussed a variety of topics when they met for their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday evening, June 13, at the Historic Courthouse in downtown Hillsboro. All … more
The Journal-News was recognized with more than two dozen awards at this year’s Illinois Press Association advertising and editorial contests. Awards were presented at the annual Illinois … more
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