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The city of Litchfield unveiled their birthday cake, commemorating Montgomery County’s bicentennial, displayed in the center of downtown Litchfield on the corner of Route 16 and State Street in … more
Ceremonies concluded with a bang when the Hillsboro School District conferred diplomas on members of the class of 2021 during commencement exercises on a chilly Sawyer Field on Friday, May … more
With “pomp and circumstance,” Nokomis High School  celebrated the graduation of nearly 50 seniors on Saturday evening, May 29, in the high school gym. Led by junior marshals Emma … more
The Montgomery County Health Department has planned several COVID-19 vaccination clinics for this week, each of which offering the choice of all three vaccines: Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & … more
Five people were injured in a five-vehicle accident that closed Interstate 55 for four hours during the first big travel weekend of the summer on Friday afternoon, May 28, about four miles south of … more
Resident Circuit Judge Jim Roberts swore in the newly elected council following the final meeting of Witt’s outgoing council on Tuesday, May 25. Aldermen Tim Taylor was asked to remain as … more
Festivities celebrating the Montgomery County Bicentennial will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 5, at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Butler. All are encouraged to attend the county’s … more
A Hillsboro man was arrested on Wednesday for possessing and reproducing child pornography, according to information provided by the Hillsboro Police Department. Matthew A. McDowell, 24, of … more
Together, they have served students in the Litchfield School District for more than 80 years. And as they all retire this spring, four district staff members were recognized at the regular May board … more
The Montgomery County Health Department is planning a drive-through COVID-19 vaccination clinic for 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, in Nokomis in which all three vaccines will be available. The clinic … more
A Hillsboro man was arrested last week on three federal child pornography charges, according to information provided by the Hillsboro Police Department. Andrew Collins, 31, was arrested on … more
Bev McCoy, former treasurer of the city, spoke first during the public comment segment of the Hillsboro City Council agenda when the council met Tuesday evening, May 25, in city hall; she spoke about … more
“To our seniors, the graduating class of 2021, congratulations. You have worked hard, sacrificed and given effort to reach this milestone. Dr. Seuss once wrote, ‘Don’t cry because … more
Property tax bills will be in the mail by Friday, June 11, according to the Montgomery County Treasurer’s office. Due dates for 2020 real estate taxes, payable in 2021, are July 16 for the … more
Pastor Robert, a missionary from Uganda, visited with Teresa and Mike Watters of Hillsboro the week of May 10. Pastor Robert became a family friend after their daughter Bailey went on a mission … more
“High school graduation is an accomplishment that many take for granted,” Litchfield High School Principal Doug Hoster told this year’s graduating class during commencement on … more
The Montgomery County Health Department reported 28 new COVID-19 coronavirus cases May 15-21 as the number of fully vaccinated people in the county continues to creep up. As of Sunday, May 23, the … more
After gathering information and consulting the city’s attorney, the Litchfield City Council opted not to follow in the footsteps of some of its neighbors and allow off-highway vehicles to be … more
The May meeting of the Nokomis School Board was called to order on Tuesday, May 18, by President Chad Ruppert with Superintendent Scott Doerr, board members Joe Gasparich, Steve Janssen, Denny … more
Gov. JB Pritzker issued a new executive order Monday that allows fully vaccinated residents to not wear masks inside and outdoors. The updated rules for mask wearing are nearly identical to the … more
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