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The slow-but-sure pace by which schools in Montgomery County have been losing students over the past several decades picked up speed during the 2020-21 school year. Overall for the four public … more
Fusion Fitness and Aquatics in Hillsboro is kicking off the 12th annual Lighten Up for Montgomery County Challenge with the start of the new year. The 12-week weight loss competition will start … more
Each holiday season special assistants throughout the world don their red suits, lace up their black boots and take up a long-held mission to aid Santa Claus in spreading the Christmas spirit to … more
The Montgomery County Health Department reports 92 new COVID-19 coronavirus cases and one more death. The death, the 21st in the county, was the third this month, a month in which 499 new COVID … more
Hope filled the air in the auditorium at HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield as the first COVID-19 vaccines were administered in Montgomery County on Wednesday, Dec. 23. Cheers and claps erupted … more
There will be contested races in one of the four school districts headquartered in Montgomery County at the April 6 consolidated election after the filing period ended on Monday, Dec. 21. According … more
As Montgomery County begins to receive its first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, frontline health care workers will be the first in line to be vaccinated. Montgomery County Health Department … more
“We’re grateful to have the opportunity to continue to work in the pandemic,” said Karen Watson, CEO of International Filter Manufacturing Corporation in Litchfield. … more
During the past week, 141 new COVID-19 coronavirus cases tested positive, according to numbers from the Montgomery County Health Department. The 141 new cases resulted in an 8.5 percent positivity … more
A miscalculation by Endrizzi Contracting during the Lake Lou Yaeger watershed restoration project yielded a benefit for the City of Litchfield, but it’s yet to be determined how costly that … more
Hillsboro will have a Future Land Use Plan committee in place by late January of 2021 if a timeline established at a planning commission meeting held Thursday morning, Dec. 17, is followed. The city … more
The Litchfield School District will return to five days a week in-person learning starting with the second semester in January. Superintendent Dr. Greggory Fuerstenau had high praise for district … more
Prior to the regular Dec. 15 meeting, the Nokomis School Board held the Truth in Taxation Hearing which was called to order at 7:25 p.m.  by President Chad Ruppert. Superintendent Scott … more
I put my Christmas tree up early this year.  Nov. 1 to be exact. This is the earliest I’ve ever decorated for Christmas. It was pretty out of character for me. I’ve been a strict … more
The sign on the front door says Nokomis Implement, although owner Kurt Aumann laughs as he says there’s never been a Nokomis Implement at that location, although there were actually three … more
In June of 2012, five years after graduating from law school at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Andrew Affrunti left the Logan County State’s Attorney office and made his first … more
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) attributed two more deaths to COVID-19 coronavirus on Wednesday, Dec. 16, bringing the total in Montgomery County up to 20. According to IDPH, the … more
The valedictorian and salutatorian honors aren’t going anywhere at Lincolnwood High School for now, but discussion regarding accolades at graduation may result in some changes to weighted … more
Second semester instruction will look much like first semester in the Hillsboro School District, the school board agreed during their meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at the unit office. Due to the … more
The Nokomis City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Dec. 14,  with Mayor Mike Holliday, Commissioners Ann Brookshire, Louis Stauder, and Jocko Nash, along with City Clerk … more
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