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The community gathered to watch American Radiator lay the cornerstone of their Litchfield plant on June 9, 1904. Litchfield’s American Radiator Plant occupied 28 acres on the southeast edge of … more
I sincerely hope everyone in the world has a great 2023; my world view is more inclusive than that of some people I know. I really expect my new year to be less stressful than my last 20 because of … more
Located along the “Mother Road,” the 66 Motel Court boasted thirty rooms with exterior entrances. Each of the living quarters was simply furnished with items that would be considered … more
As we head into the new year, I am excited for efforts to make 2023 the “Year of the Farmer.” Illinois Farm Families, a coalition comprised of the Illinois Farm Bureau and Illinois … more
In the stillness and quiet of the day after Christmas, I sit back to enjoy a few less-busy moments than the rest of the month. Don’t get me wrong. I love all the Christmas things. From … more
As we start 2023, we have much to be grateful for. As health care workers, one of the things we are most grateful for is that COVID symptoms are not as severe as they have been in the past, and the … more
“I followed a woman in the grocery store the other day,” I admitted to my friend Abby in a hushed tone, lowering my voice so that the few people scattered about the coffee shop, where we … more
Meetings, meetings and did I say meetings? ‘Tis the season to attend…meetings!  We last had a chance to visit in October and that month was full of field visits. November and … more
I have some simple–and unsolicited–advice for Illinois college and university students: do everything possible to study abroad while you are an undergraduate. I offer this advice based … more
On behalf of all the volunteers at the Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the citizens of Litchfield and the surrounding area for their … more
Attention Montgomery County residents: at the Montgomery County Board meeting on Dec. 13, 2022 at 5:30 p.m., there will be an informational presentation on carbon storage and carbon dioxide pipelines … more
December 1955 is a good month for the family, but not for sparrows and foxes. I can't imagine Larry taking sparrow heads to school to prove that he was controlling pests. And could there have been so … more
Democrats around the country are attempting to grant voting rights to 16 and 17 year old young adults in their latest scheme to grow their constituency. Speaking out both sides of their mouths, … more
The powers that Google and Facebook have over economic and political power in society – especially over the news industry—has caught the attention of lawmakers in Washington, DC.  … more
I wasn’t sure if daughter Dawn was fault-finding or handing me a compliment this spring when I told her I was going to buy a new-to-me truck. She responded, “It’s about time you do … more
Hello readers, it is time again for another monthly Montgomery County Soil and Water Conservation District Conservation Conversation, so let us catch up since the last time we visited. With … more
The holidays are an exceptionally special season for those living in a group home, residential or institutional settings. If you have a loved one living in one of these environments please take a … more
The holidays are most typically my very favorite time of year. Starting with Halloween and seeing all the kids dress up as their favorite characters and moving into Thanksgiving to enjoy all my … more
"When you buy from a small business, an actual person does a little happy dance." I have to admit I've been doing a bit of a happy dance myself lately as The Journal-News family is putting … more
Welcome back to Imagine Hillsboro Checks In. If this is your first time joining us, welcome! This column features a bi-monthly update regarding all things Imagine Hillsboro. Thank you to everyone who … more
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