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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
After a year lost to the pandemic, the Old Settlers Big Parade sprang back to life with vigor and excitement as it winded its way through the streets of downtown Hillsboro on Thursday, Aug. … more
“This is how we keep our kids in school and how we keep them healthy,” said Superintendent Dr. Greggory Fuerstenau at a special meeting of the Litchfield School Board on Thursday evening, … more
The Hillsboro Education Foundation honored two Hillsboro High School graduates, Dr. Joseph Connor from the class of 1970 and Kelly Moroney from the class of 1980, with Distinguished Alumni Awards … more
Jade Christian, daughter of Bill and Heidi Christian of Hillsboro, was crowned 2020 Old Settlers Queen during ceremonies on the big stage on the east side of the Historic Courthouse in downtown … more
The Panhandle School Board approved its in-person learning plan on Tuesday, Aug. 3, in a special board meeting at Lincolnwood High School, knowing full well that plan might change in the near future. … more
It was business as usual for members of the Raymond Village Board as they met for their first regular meeting of the month on Monday evening, Aug. 2, at the village hall. After the meeting was … more
The basement of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church was once again transformed into a gallery showcasing the work of local artists for the 2021 Old Settlers Art Show. The annual art show officially … more
Masks will be required at all Illinois long-term care facilities, day cares and Pre-K-12 schools, Gov. JB Pritzker announced Wednesday amid a nationwide surge of COVID-19. “Every time we … more
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