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The Panhandle School Board approved a proposal to co-op all sports at the junior high and high school level with Morrisonville on Monday, Feb. 22, which figuratively puts the ball in the … more
Beginning Saturday, Feb. 27, all local calls made within the 217 area code will need to be placed using the ten-digit telephone number, the Illinois Commerce Commission insreminding. On Feb. 27, … more
Mayor Jim VanOstran called the meeting of Witt City Council to order with the Pledge of Allegiance at 7:00 p.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 23. Aldermen John Bauerle, Kenny Vallelonga, Dave Cearlock, Jay … more
After just over 22 years of service to the City of Litchfield, police officer Chris Robinson is heading south for the next chapter of his career. Robinson, who previously worked for the … more
The Montgomery County Bicentennial Committee is asking for community support in order to place large vertical banners on the light posts around the courthouse square.  Most of the money … more
The number of new coronavirus cases continued to decline last week, and the Montgomery County Health Department continued to administer vaccinations. According to health department numbers, there … more
The February meeting of the Nokomis School Board was called to order on Tuesday, Feb. 16, by President Chad Ruppert, with Superintendent Scott Doerr, board members Joe Gasparich, Steve Janssen, Denny … more
The Litchfield School Board got an in-depth look at a robust summer school plan the district is planning this year, as part of their regular monthly meeting on Thursday evening, Feb. 18, at Sihler … more
Opera House Brewing Company in downtown Hillsboro is known for its signature craft beers, brewed right in the basement of their Main Street building. However, one night a month, owners Anthony and … more
Four people face felony meth indictments from a grand jury convened in early February, according to Montgomery County State’s Attorney Andrew Affrunti. Kenneth J. Costello, 53, of Harvel, … more
For the first three days this week, Montgomery County remains at a 1.8 percent positivity rate–the same rate as last week–for new COVID-19 coronavirus cases. According to the … more
Six of Montgomery County’s 20 municipalities have contested races for mayor or village president in the consolidated election on Tuesday, April 6, a ballot from which voters will also select … more
On Friday, March 13, 2020, the Lanphier High School boys basketball team was scheduled to play Lincoln in the sectional championship on the Railers’ home floor. That game never happened due to … more
The Holiday Shop in downtown Hillsboro is a warm and welcoming environment. Shop owners Ross and Marie Owens are friendly and eager to help make your holidays special. After witnessing their … more
While hearts have always been synonymous with February and Valetine’s Day, one particular heart has extra special meaning this year for one Litchfield couple. James Randle had a life-saving … more
The Montgomery County Health Department does not want Super Bowl parties to turn into super spreaders, so is encouraging anyone who attended such gatherings to get tested for COVID-19. The health … more
With heavy hearts, members of the Waggoner Centennial Players have announced the decision to cancel this year’s annual dinner theater, due to the ongoing pandemic. However, in order to … more
The Hillsboro Area Health Foundation annual Valentine Gala had a different feel this year.  Instead of celebrity waiters in vests and bow ties, this year’s event featured a few hearty … more
Litchfield High School senior Caleb Jurgena was awarded fourth place in this year’s Illinois State Voice of Democracy program. The award was presented on Saturday, Feb. 13, at a hybrid … more
In the fall of 1820, John Tillson Jr., Hiram Rountree, Israel Seward and Eleaser Townsend presented a petition to the still-infant Illinois state legislature, asking that a new county be detached … more
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