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Two Nokomis young men, Braeston Brummet and Kannon Keele, have earned the rank of Eagle Scout, joining only two percen of all scouts since 1912 to attain scouting's highest rank. Both are members … more
Nine critical access hospitals, including Hillsboro Area Hospital, were selected as part of the Safety Net Direct Vaccine Allocation Pilot program, Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of … more
“The person who gifted me their liver is the greatest hero that I will never meet. The decision they made to be an organ donor allowed me to continue living. I got to teach for six more years. … more
“Keep your reputation clean because it stays with you. If you have a good reputation, people will know it,”, said Gianni Vitale, owner of Gianni’s Restaurant in downtown Litchfield. … more
A Hillsboro resident is dead and an Irving woman faces felony charges after  a car struck a pedestrian on Route 16 northeast of Schram City on Wednesday, March 10. Bethany A. Dixon, 24, of … more
Members of the Hillsboro Public Library Board and their architect opened eight tightly-grouped bids on Wednesday, March 10, to complete renovation work at the former downtown bank building that board … more
Only 14 new COVID-19 coronavirus cases during the first four days of this week, according to numbers furnished by the Montgomery County Health Department. The health department reported five new … more
During their regular monthly meeting, members of the Montgomery County Board learned Chris-Mont Emergency Managment Agency (EMA) Director Greg Nimmo has resigned, effective March 12. The board met … more
It was a relatively long evening for Hillsboro’s city council Tuesday, March 9, primarily because of a lengthy closed session regarding potential discipline of a city employee. The results of … more
While members of the Schram City Village Board approved electrical aggregation for the pumping stations during last month’s meeting, their attention shifted to residential aggregation this … more
Much of the agenda for the Hillsboro School Board at their Tuesday, March 9, meeting in the junior high cafeteria dealt with plans for this summer and next school year. Aimed at getting kids who … more
Members of the Raymond Village Board approved a project spearheaded by the Raymond Boy Scouts Troop 277 to construct a firepit by Memorial Park during their meeting on Monday evening, March 1, at the … more
Vaccinations and testing for coronavirus continue in Montgomery County, but so do some new cases and fatalities. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported two more deaths last week, … more
Three individuals were recognized by the Litchfield City Council on Thursday, Mar. 3, for their extraordinary efforts during a traffic accident on Sept. 3. Police Chief Kenny Ryker awarded Michael … more
The CEFS Economic Opportunity Corporation’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) still has energy assistance funding available for winter utility assistance. Any household that … more
The Montgomery County Farm Bureau and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are hosting a household hazardous waste collection on Saturday, March 27, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Montgomery … more
A Litchfield man has been arrested on a seldom-used law for allegedly providing the drugs in connection with the overdose death of a Hillsboro man. James McBrain, 49, of Litchfield, faces a felony … more
“Being nominated for the Hero’s Award has helped me realize how much of a difference the efforts my friends, family and I have made,” said Pattie Hamlin of Nokomis. “It has … more
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported the 69th death in Montgomery County from COVID-19 on Wednesday, March 3, the second reported death in five days. Locally, the Montgomery … more
 Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce and Imagine Hillsboro will celebrate International Women’s Day with a town wide “selfie.” All are invited to mask up and head to the courthouse … more
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