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The number of weekly COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County continues to rise, with 82 new positives Sunday through Friday last week, Aug. 15-20. The health department has scheduled three more … more
“May God graciously accept the offering of this home, made by grateful hearts, and willing hands, and bless every heart that shares in the gift.” The words above are from the service … more
Montgomery County has 1,816 fewer people than it did ten years ago, according to U.S. census data released this week. The population of Montgomery County is 28,288 according to the 2020 census, … more
Montgomery County continues to average over ten new COVID-19 cases per day, according to numbers posted regularly by the health department. After two new cases Sunday, ten on Monday and 18 on … more
The members of the Panhandle School Board revisited its district learning plan during their meeting on Monday Aug. 16, and reaffirmed the decision that masking will be mandatory at Panhandle Schools … more
“We’re just trying to keep kids in school,” said Litchfield Superintendent Dr. Greggory Fuerstenau in his report at the regular school board meeting on Tuesday evening, Aug. 17, at … more
“Shop Hillsboro” returns with the full moon this weekend for Moonlight Madness, set for Saturday, Aug. 21. A cooperative effort between The Journal-News, Imagine Hillsboro, and the … more
Several committee reports were given at the Hillsboro Planning Commission meeting Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 17, in city hall. Present were Chairman Tom Gooding, secretary Barb Hewitt, Michelle Ondrey, … more
Raymond Village Board met at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 16, with Mayor Denny Held,  Trustees Kendall Snyder, Bruce Poggenpohl, Matt Workman, Greg Bernhardt, Dan Hough, and Bill Krager, Sally … more
New owners, Kody and McKinsy Lietz ,officially introduced themselves to patrons of Ugly Mugs Coffee House in Nokomis on Monday, Aug. 2. “It went much smoother than we anticipated and we have … more
Lunch Shaming may be a relatively new term, but it is a widespread practice that has a far reaching history within the country’s education system. The terminology, Lunch Shaming, is used to … more
The Montgomery County Health Department reported 75 new COVID-19 coronavirus cases last week, Aug. 8-14. During the past week, the health department reported four new cases on Sunday, 12 on … more
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that Illinois 185 will be closed between North 000 Street and North 40 Street in Fayette County on Aug. 16 for repairs to the bridge over Hurricane … more
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
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