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The older I become, the more grateful I am for my family, not just because daughters Dawn and Jenni have done well in the contemptuous era in which we all struggle at times, and not just because I … more
The landmark Gardens Motel and Restaurant was located at the intersection of the busy Illinois Highway 66 and Route 16 in Litchfield.   In 1978, Lorman and Dorothy Mansholt, of Litchfield, … more
It’s campaign season in Illinois. Billboards and yard signs are sprinkled across the Prairie State promoting candidates running for mayor, city council, county boards, park district boards, and … more
I feel like I’ve always been a grateful person. To that, I credit some strong women in my life who showed me the importance of always being grateful for what I have, even if it’s not … more
Grandma and Grandpa are very busy in March of 1956. So many chores to complete before planting season begins. Of course, they still take their little journeys around the county visiting relatives and … more
Welcome back to Imagine Hillsboro Checks In! This column features a bi-monthly update regarding all things Imagine Hillsboro. The winter months were somewhat quiet, but we have lots of exciting … more
The March 14 county board meeting was a very memorable event. The overflow crowd of citizens was very rewarding to witness.   Going back quite a few years, March 14 ranks as one of the most … more
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 … 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
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