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In Zechariah 1:3 of the Bible, God says return to me and I will return to you. This past week, 80 young athletes met this challenge and returned to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Power … more
Thirty-three young racers were vying for just six spots in the event of a lifetime, the AMA Amateur National Motorcross Championships at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch. Three motos later, Hillsboro … more
It was another smashing success at the fair on Saturday, June 25, with the annual demolition derby taking center stage at the Montgomery County Fair grandstand in Butler. Montgomery County … more
Fifty-eight entries in the 2022 Montgomery County Fair truck and tractor pulls made it successfully down the track on June 26, as volunteers made sure rain the night before didn’t swamp this … more
One hundred twenty-five entries dotted 14 classes at the Montgomery County Fair motocross event on Friday, June 24, in Butler, with competitors ranging from seasoned professionals to little rippers … more
This year is all about progression for Chase Saathoff and on Saturday, June 11, the Hillsboro 16-year-old took a big step in the Progressive American Flat Track series. Racing in the  Parts … more
A couple solid performances and a bad break followed the area riders to Fox Valley Off Road grand prix in Wedron on Saturday, June 18. Donnellson racer Cooper Duff and his dad, Ryan Duff, both … more
Walshville racer Travis Lentz picked up a pair of runner-up finishes in the fourth and fifth rounds of the IXCR off-road motorcycle series on May 15 and June 12 in Canaan, IN. At King of the … more
Steve Moore, Staunton’s South Central Conference savant, made his SCC all-sport standings available once again this year and for the sixth year in a row, Hillsboro finds themselves in the upper … more
Only one percent of organ transplant patients no longer need immunosuppressive medications to prevent their body from rejecting the foreign organs.  Local business owner Ross Owens is one of the … more
From National Junior College Athletic Association Division II to NCAA Division II. Alex White, a Hillsboro graduate, will make that exact journey. After helping the Parkland College Cobras place … more
The Cahokia Creek Dirt Riders off-road motorcycle club will be having a Kids Day/Riding Skills Day on Sunday, July 10, at 9 a.m. on the club grounds in White City. The event, sponsored by Niehaus … more
The fourth of 12 events on the WFO Promotions hare scramble schedule took place on Sunday, May 29, in Oakford. Almost two dozen riders from Montgomery and Macoupin counties competed in 16 … more
Farmersville junior drag racer Addy Beal (pictured with her parents, Angie and Andy Beal) picked up the win in the consolation bracket at Coles County Dragway on Saturday, June 4, putting together … more
The first meet of the season is in the books for the Montgomery County Sharks Swim Team as they hosted the Petersburg Dolphins Swim Team and the Panther Creek Country Club Piranhas Swim Team. With … more
Just as Hillsboro High’s baseball team rallied from a 3 wins, 7 losses record in the first third of the 2022 season to finish 15-10 overall (6-3 in the South Central Conference), sophomore … more
The Bottomley Ruffing Schalk Baseball Museum in Nokomis is offering baseball fans a chance to own a unique memento celebrating part of  baseball history on Saturday, June 18. The Topps … more
Walshville’s Travis Lentz and Morrisonville’s Jhak Walker both picked up wins in the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series on Sunday, June 5, as they continue to creep closer to the … more
It’s 8 a.m. on the biggest day in the long history of World Wide Technology Raceway. Fifty years ago, this was swampland. Nothing but wasted area until you met East St. Louis and the … more
Almost everything about the Grace Cup was a challenge this year. But at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, two teams took the field and played for the love of the game of soccer and in support of a little … more
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