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Litchfield Superintendent of Schools Resigns

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 11:12:24 CDT
The Superintendent of Litchfield Schools has stepped down from her position, according to multiple employees with the district. Debbie Poffinbarger submitted her letter of resignation Monday, effective immediately. Former superintendent John Mullet will take over on an interim basis.  Read more...

Board Makes Many Personnel Decisions in October

Mon, 29 Oct 2018 09:15:28 CDT
Though much of the attention surrounding their meetings focused on high school Principal Doug Hoster, the Litchfield School Board did address other personnel items during their sessions over the past couple of weeks.  Read more...

Nokomis Teen Dies in Crash South of Taylorville

Fri, 26 Oct 2018 12:37:32 CDT
A Nokomis teenager was killed in an automobile crash Thursday afternoon south of Taylorville. Camren Neisler, 18, was pronounced at the scene by Christian County Coroner Amy Winnans. According to the Christian County Sheriff's Office, Neisler was driving a vehicle north on Christian County Highway 1 at 1:13 p.m. Wednesday.  Read more...

Litchfield Approves Contracts for Advertising

Thu, 25 Oct 2018 11:34:30 CDT
At their meeting last Thursday, the Litchfield City Council approved contracts with three different companies for advertising services. First, the council approved the renewal of a contract with R&K Outdoor, inc. for an amount not to exceed $7,450 for billboard advertising.  Read more...

Board Suspends Litchfield Principal

Wed, 24 Oct 2018 08:45:53 CDT
Following a hearing that spanned two days and lasted more than seven hours, the Litchfield School Board reached a decision on the discipline of high school Principal Doug Hoster during a special meeting Monday evening. At 1:20 a.m.  Read more...

Student, Parents Criticize Superintendent at Board Meeting

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 10:40:28 CDT
The drama surrounding the Litchfield School Board, Superintendent Debbie Poffinbarger and high school Principal Doug Hoster will continue Monday evening after the board was forced to adjourn Thursday's meeting due to time constraints. "We're continuing that hearing Monday evening, at 6 p.m.  Read more...

President Responds, But Questions About Two Forums Remain

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 10:28:03 CDT
An official with one of the unions responsible for organizing Thursday evening's political forum in Hillsboro has responded after controversy arose following the announcement that certain local candidates would be skipping the annual Litchfield forum in favor of Hillsboro's.  Read more...

Panhandle Board Approves New Contract for Superintendent

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 12:03:03 CDT
The Panhandle school board approved a new contract for the district's superintendent during their monthly meeting on Monday evening. After meeting in closed session for nearly two hours, the board approved a five-year contract for superintendent Aaron Hopper.  Read more...

Two Forums to be Held Thursday, Sparking Controversy

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 08:30:01 CDT
An evening that was supposed to feature one bipartisan political forum has turned controversial after it was announced that a second forum will be held in Montgomery County on Thursday.  Read more...

Investigation Into Stolen Property Leads to Drug Arrests

Wed, 10 Oct 2018 08:20:51 CDT
An investigation into stolen property on Vandalia Street led to the arrest of three Hillsboro residents on Saturday morning. Gordon Barksdale, 59, Michael Lyons IV, 25, and Chelsea Lassiter, 32, were each arrested and cited for Possession of Stolen Property and Possession of Methamphetamine.  Read more...

County Board Proclaims October as Suicide Prevention Month

Wed, 10 Oct 2018 08:15:25 CDT
"Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, race, orientation, income level or background," Montgomery County board member Megan Beeler said as she read a proclamation Tuesday recognizing October as Suicide Prevention Month in the county.  Read more...

Electioneering Map Released for Montgomery County

Tue, 09 Oct 2018 12:44:46 CDT
The Montgomery County Clerk's office recently announced the boundaries where no electioneering should take place or political signage be displayed at the Historic Courthouse in Hillsboro through Election Day. Electioneering is defined as working for or against or in the interest of a party, candidate or proposition.  Read more...

Early Voting Underway in Montgomery County

Thu, 04 Oct 2018 12:56:34 CDT
Early voting for the November General Election in Montgomery County is now underway, according to County Clerk Sandy Leitheiser.  Read more...

School Board Hears Public Support for Litchfield Principal

Thu, 04 Oct 2018 10:29:17 CDT
During a special Litchfield School Board meeting Wednesday evening, two members of the public spoke in support of High School Principal Doug Hoster, who has been on administrative leave since September 13, following allegations of misconduct.  Read more...

Kelly Miller Circus Visits Hillsboro

Tue, 02 Oct 2018 08:58:52 CDT
Families and fun seekers from around the WSMI listening area visited Hillsboro Monday evening to witness the Kelly Miller Circus. The Circus performed shows at 5:00 and 7:30 p.m. Monday in the parking lot at the Hillsboro Sports Complex.  Read more...

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