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I was listening to a podcast several years ago, Oprah was interviewing Rainn Wilson.  I can’t remember what the central focus of the episode was anymore, but there was a moment where Rainn … more
Happy National Ag Week! March is a great month to celebrate for multiple reasons–National Ag Week, National Ag Day and Spring all arrive this month/week.  Here’s to brighter days … more
Gene and Charlotte Eichar arrived in Litchfield in 1958. The couple had been professional musicians and music educators in Rockford, Jacksonville and Springfield, and were looking for a good market … more
Montgomery County residents and landowners in the pathway of the carbon dioxide pipeline and sequestration sites should support the following legislation, SB2421/HB3119. This bill establishes … more
You done good, Cross Over Ministries!  Poor grammar, yes, but a true statement of all that was accomplished in 2022. Our events that we held, to name a few, were hosting a Mental Health … more
John Corlew was born on Jan. 6, 1813, in Rockcastle County, KY, to Philip and Anna Kincaid Corlew. An early settler, Corlew came to Illinois with his family in 1819, before Montgomery County was … more
Saturday, March 11, marked the third year since the declaration of a global COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hillsboro commemorated ups and downs during worship with … more
I just read a letter written by Joe Spencer stating that all should be willing to pay their share to defend our given rights. The way our country is going today, I can just see our Founding … more
If you haven’t read Beacons in the Darkness by David Hoekstra yet, I recommend it highly, especially if you’re interested in small towns and the government in each of them. Locally, a few … more
It’s a windy and snowy day as we enter the circle drive at the junior high school. My heart pounds inside my chest as I reach for the button to open the van door. I use my gray sweatshirt to … more
In the aftermath of the sinking of the USS Main in Havana Harbor, Cuba, on Feb. 15, 1898, the United States government faced the ever-increasing reality of a war with Spain. Unprepared, the American … more
As I ran through our list of “to-do” things for the day, a friend of mine looked at me and said, “you’re going to do all that today?” I hadn’t really thought … more
Hello readers, it is time again for another monthly Montgomery County Soil and Water Conservation District Conservation Conversation.  Coming up in the month of March, the Embarras Grazing … more
 Chautauqua, an adult education and social movement, was quickly spreading throughout the county in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and in 1905 the movement found its way to … more
I want to thank everyone who played a part in getting me to the hospital on Friday, Jan. 27. From my family, Hillsboro Area Ambulance Service, all the first responders–too numerous to name … more
Citizens of Nokomis and surrounding areas may not be aware of this since only three landowners were notified by mail and a small notice of the hearing was published in the Free Press Progress … more
We are the 96 percent. Did you catch the commercial during the Super Bowl? Several Illinois farm families were featured in a commercial to help kick off “The Year of the Farmer.” Produced … more
A long-standing landmark in the City of Litchfield, the cannon in Carnegie Park, formerly Library Park, is actually a Parrott rifle that was used extensively in the Civil War. The rifle-bore … more
In your Jan. 30 edition you printed a letter from Mr. Bill Schroeder in regards to HB5471 (gun ban law).  All of Mr. Schroeder’s points are valid. We, the tax-paying citizens, will have to … more
A warm heart felt "thank you" goes out to Jeanette Kennedy and Nancy Hollo  for coordinating the ImpactLife platelet drive that was hosted Thursday, Feb. 16, by VFW 3912 Litchfield. Six spots … more
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