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Panther Nation, this is a friendly reminder that we must never allow what we don’t like about our city to become bigger than what we love about it.  I promise if you look hard enough you … more
In Novomber of 1955 Grandma and Grandpa are tending the pullets which are starting to produce eggs for market and buying shoats to fatten for market. My little sister Connie, who was four years old … more
As I drove onto the HHS campus Friday evening, Sept. 30, to cover the homecoming football game against Gillespie, I had a moment of insight about myself that evolved into other considerations … more
A Vote Yes for HHS sign is displayed in our yard.  Although I supported previous high school building bond issues which would have raised the tax rate, this one does not increase the tax … more
Considering the changes taking place in Montgomery County, it might be time to consider zoning.  The cities of Litchfield and Hillsboro have had zoning ordinances in effect for quite some … more
First of all, shame on Hillsboro High School administration, Superintendent Powell, and the school board. I had to pick up someone at the high school and did not realize that doors are left unlocked … more
I have never written a letter to the editor before for fear of bringing unintended harm to my employees or my family, as I am opinionated.  Abraham Lincoln said, “Better to remain silent … more
I'm a planner. Always have been. Ask me what we're doing for the week, and I know what nights we have meetings, when Charley has school things and dance and what nights we will eat at home. Not that … more
There are many valid reasons as to why a new high school in Hillsboro is needed. There’s one main issue that I feel doesn’t get enough attention, which is accessibility.  … 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 in … more
October 1955 brings a good harvest for the farmers. Grandma and Grandpa use their profit to install an oil furnace. No more hauling in coal or wood for the heating stove. This must have been a much … more
Beginning Nov. 1, The Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center will be operating under winter hours.   We will be welcoming visitors from 10-4 Tuesday through Saturday, and will be closed … more
As a registered skeptic, I would like to push back a bit against the great publicity given to construction of a new main building for HHS.   I get that the existing building is old, the … more
We are writing this letter in support of a new high school campus. As retired HHS educators, we are well aware of the campus deficiencies. Three of the most glaring are security, accessibility, and … more
Last week, while sitting in the reception area of Hillsboro Area Hospital, I thought how fortunate we are to have such a state-of-the-art facility in our community. What if all we had was the … more
Here it is October–with harvest in full swing, meaning a lot of extra traffic on our roads.  So please be careful as you go along–tractors and combines and 18-wheelers can’t … more
October brings cooler weather, combine rides, lunch deliveries, and laughs as we make wrong turns down country roads.   Finding a field and the right color combine is not always an easy task, … more
The Hillsboro High School campus is indeed a beautiful campus, but there are numerous challenges with the current buildings that need to be addressed with a “yes” vote on Nov. 8 … more
If ever there was a group of people that I admire and love, it’s court reporters!  “Who are they?” you may ask. Well, they’re the hardworking individuals you see in … more
I’m writing this letter in support of the Hillsboro School District’s zero tax rate change proposal to improve the learning environment for our high school students and staff.  As a … more
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