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This time last year, I wrote my column about the 75th anniversary of the Galer family relocating to Hillsboro to become part of The Hillsboro Journal, which is now The Journal-News. And as our … more
We have all seen the real Trump now. I don’t blame Christians for voting for Trump.  He did get things done that the Bible says have to happen before Christ returns.  He knew he … more
There are some moments in history that will never be forgotten, seared into the zeitgeist by the sheer brute force of the pain left in their wake. Moments so grievous that their fallout ricochets off … more
The New Year seems to be starting off with its own set of challenges and I hope those challenges will soon be a thing of the past. At Farm Bureau we are happy and healthy and hoping to be able to … more
I'm sad and I'm mad. I'm confused and disheartened by the irresponsibility of those that are supposed to govern for the people. There was complete disregard for safety of citizens and for those that … more
Graham Correctional Center, located in Hillsboro, has become a chaotic breeding ground for COVID-19 as prison officials have completely lost control of the spread of the virus.  On or around … more
We are grateful for our local Hillsboro Area Hospital, the emergency department and the team of doctors, nurses and all staff who put themselves on the line every day. Our father was recently a … more
In January 1954, my little sister Connie celebrated her third birthday. Grandma always provided a special angel food cake for our birthdays. The best angel food cake I've ever tasted. Of course, … more
This letter is in resolute opposition to Senate Amendment #2 to HB163 by the Montgomery County Board Finance Committee.  The committee has reviewed the impact this abhorrent legislation would … more
Years ago Judy and I bought an RCA console stereo from Big Ed in Litchfield. A wonder of its mid-60s era, it had a turntable, an AM/FM radio that would pull in stations from far away, especially on … more
The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University asked me to do some noodling about the future of Illinois. I have mentioned this to several friends. The responses: a roll of … more
I am a resident at Tremont Ridge in Hillsboro and recieve The Journal-News bi-weekly. I appreciate the fact that someone in the churches of Hillsboro thought about us all for Christmas and sent … more
When Disney announced that Frozen 2 would be released on Disney+ in March instead of June, it was as if my three-year-old was able to celebrate Christmas and her birthday all over again. For … more
One year for Christmas, a friend gave me a bookmark with the saying, “Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful.” And it’s a mantra I’ve taken to heart over the … more
Politically, Illinois House Speaker and state Democratic Party Chairman Mike Madigan is a dead man walking. The recent ComEd admissions of a decade of bribery killed him. And so, the struggle for … more
After 46 years in the electrical field and 41 years of service to the Witt and surrounding areas as Weitekamp Electric Co., we are announcing our upcoming retirement in 2021. I plan on working … more
As we look back on the past year, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the citizens of Litchfield and the surrounding area for their support.  We appreciate each new item that has … more
Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot . . .  But the Virus, who infected Whoville, Did not! The Virus hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season! Now, please don’t ask … more
The past month has brought new experiences to Farm Bureau. Two meetings that have been held in person for over 100 years were hosted in a different format.  The Montgomery County Farm Bureau … more
The true spirit of Christmas is giving, blessing others, and new beginnings.   At the same time Christmas can be traumatic for many people, especially children in foster care.   Kellie … more
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