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The hot, dry weather drags on into August 1954 with little relief in sight, but as usual the farm families just put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Cousin Larry and his pals Charlie … more
The August issue of Illinois Country Living asks readers “use your voice” to delay closure of  Prairie State Energy Campus (PSEC) coal plant, Illinois biggest carbon emitter. The … more
I just wanted to say a big thank you to the Old Settlers Committee, all the hard-working queen candidates and all the many volunteers for the tireless hard work that went into making Old Settlers … more
I would like to thank the Old Settlers Committee for selecting me as the grand marshal for this year's Old Settlers Days activities. It was indeed a privilege and an honor to be chosen.  … more
I caught her again. When daughter Dawn was an upper classperson at Hillsboro High, she and I had different standards for her conduct. Her mom had always been a goody-two-shoes (so much so that one … more
The real “wokeness” is, it’s time for the church to “wake up!” Romans 13: 11-14 speaks to us as Christians that it is high time to awake out of sleep, “for now … more
With Old Settlers coming up fast and furious, I wanted to explain a few things that you might find different at this year’s celebration. The first thing that comes to mind is our vendors. … more
You are lost, hope is gone But you must go on And do the next right thing As the mom of two girls, we have seen the Frozen movies at least a hundred times. Maybe more. And I could sing most … more
“Not everyone’s in here, but we’re going to go ahead and get started.”  Brother Jeff, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, says this almost every Sunday morning before … more
It’s 6 a.m. in Princeton, IL. I have a six-hour drive to Rochester, MN, where the Mayo Brothers will take a look-see at my 80-year-old ticker. Some reason for stress. I stop at the … more
July has been a busy month of serving members and it’s not over yet! We’ve enjoyed visiting with members across the county at our member appreciation meals that we hosted in conjunction … more
July 1954 is a reminder that our families had to be really strong to get through a summer that was abnormally hot and dry.  Livestock and poultry died in the heat. Throw in a plague of … more
While talking to a friend a couple months ago, I realized that the students graduating from high school two months ago probably weren’t in school at all when I last stalked the halls of HHS as … more
Dear residents of Hillsboro, I understand that many of you are upset at the sale of two parcels of park land. I want to assure everyone that this issue is not as simple as it seems and not as … more
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