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Sixty-one new positives the last two days of August–29 on Monday and 32 on Tuesday–pushed the total number of new COVID-19 cases for the month to 416, according to numbers from the … more
The Litchfield Chamber of Commerce, City of Litchfield Economic Development Office, the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce, City of Hillsboro Economic Development Office, and the Montgomery County … more
The Litchfield Airport Authority and Roger Shipley’s Route 66 Jets RC Club are again sponsoring the Remote Control (RC) Jet Rally beginning Friday, Sept. 10, through Sunday, Sept. 12. The … more
David and Gail Bradshaw, the owners of the Half Witt Winery are preparing to celebrate its two-year anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 4, and Sunday, Sept. 5, to coincide with the Witt Labor Day … more
What started as a storefront selling auto supplies in Staunton in December 1937, has grown into McKay Auto Parts, which now boasts 23 stores in the Midwest, along with a brand new headquarters … more
The rousing success of the Harvel Community Garden’s first year (in 2020) set a high bar for this season, yet the garden continues to provide the community with fresh vegetables and chances to … more
Those needing proof that it’s going to be a good year for corn yield can look to the annual survey conducted by the University of Illinois Extension and the Montgomery County Farm … more
Citing increasing coronavirus infection and hospitalization rates–particularly in downstate communities with the lowest vaccination rates–Governor JB Pritzker announced the return to … more
The second installment of real estate taxes is due on Friday, Sept. 3, according to Montgomery County Treasurer Nikki Lohman. Taxes may be paid in person at the treasurer’s office on the … more
Come out and help celebrate Raymond’s sesquicentennial (150 years) birthday during the Raymond Independence Day Celebrations this week, Thursday, Sept. 2, through Saturday, Sept. 4. This year … more
Witt Homecoming Celebration will kick off this weekend, Saturday, Sept. 4, Sunday, Sept. 5, and Monday, Sept. 6. Bounce Houses will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, 1 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, and … more
The organizers of the Waggoner Car Show were hoping for a record setting year after missing the 2020 version of the event that annually doubles the size of the village in Montgomery County’s … more
A motion to look into possible litigation regarding the Illinois State Board of Education’s authority to compel schools to follow mandates failed 3-4 during a special Hillsboro School Board … more
The three Hillsboro City Council members who came to the Tuesday, Aug. 24, meeting (Mayor Don Downs, Public Safety Commissioner Michael Murphy, and Utilities Commissioner Kendra Wright) made a … more
Mayor Shawn Cady called the meeting of Witt City Council to order at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 24, with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Aldermen Dave Cearlock, Jay Martin, Lyn Cady, Catherine Cady, … more
After seven new COVID cases Sunday, 15 on Monday, and 24 on Tuesday, the month of August is on pace to be the fourth highest number of cases in Montgomery County since the pandemic began. With an … more
Beds thundered up and down Main Street in downtown Hillsboro, accompanied by running feet Saturday, Aug. 21, in the Shop Hillsboro Moonlight Madness bed races. Eight five-member teams participated … more
It was a quick meeting for the Litchfield City Council as the aldermen needed just 10 minutes in open session to complete the items before entering into closed session at 6:40 p.m. Among the nine … more
The regular August meeting of the Nokomis School Board meeting was called to order on Tuesday, Aug. 17 by Vice President Steve Janssen.   In addition to Janssen, Superintendent Scott Doerr, … more
Illinoisans living outside of Chicago and the collar counties receive a higher return on their state tax dollars–as much as $2.88 for every $1 paid–according to a recent study from … more
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