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County Soil and Water District turns 78

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:14:31 CST
The 78th annual meeting of the Montgomery County Soil & Water Conservation District was held at the U of I Extension office in Hillsboro on Tuesday January 15th. The emcee for the evening was chairman of the SWCD Ken Suslee.  Read more...


Multiple Injuries Reported in Two-Vehicle Accident

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 08:06:42 CST
Multiple injuries were reported after a two-vehicle accident Wednesday morning on Route 16 near the WSMI Litchfield Hillsboro studios. According to the State Police, one westbound vehicle pulling a boat trailer slowed down and indicated a right turn onto Parsons Road.  Read more...


New Name for Litchfield Tournament Unveiled

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 11:01:50 CST
The 52nd annual Litchfield Invitational Boys Basketball Tournament tipped off Monday evening, but a new name was unveiled prior to the games. The tournament will now be known as the Rick McGraw Memorial Invitational, named after the late Litchfield resident and longtime sports booster.  Read more...


County Board Holds First Evening Meeting

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 11:36:32 CST
For the first time in years, the Montgomery County Board held their full board meeting at night on Tuesday. Jan. 8. The board began their first meeting of the year by adopting the rules of order, but some changes were made to the rules before they were approved.  Read more...


Officer Promoted, Council Discusses Damaged Vehicle at Meeting

Tue, 08 Jan 2019 09:46:58 CST
The first Litchfield City Council meeting of the year began with a special swearing in ceremony for one deserving police officer. Zach Spaur was promoted to sergeant with the Litchfield Police Department on Thursday, Jan. 3, after serving the city for more than 11 years.  Read more...


Illinois Sheriff's Association Renewing Memberships

Thu, 03 Jan 2019 11:28:18 CST
In response to the increasing number of people wanting to assist law enforcement officials, Montgomery County Sheriff Rick Robbins has announced that current members are receiving their annual renewals as Associate Members of the Illinois Sheriff's Association.  Read more...


Disaster Loan Outreach Center Opens in Taylorville

Wed, 02 Jan 2019 11:46:01 CST
The U.S. Small Business Administration has opened a Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Taylorville for those affected by the tornadoes that passed through the area in early December.  Read more...


Charges Filed Against Hillsboro Man in Standoff

Fri, 28 Dec 2018 12:48:25 CST
Charges have been filed against a Hillsboro man who barricaded himself in a Schram City residence Wednesday night, forcing a standoff with police.  Read more...


Nine Hires Approved by Litchfield School Board

Wed, 26 Dec 2018 11:03:31 CST
Nine hires were approved by the Litchfield School Board during their December meeting last week. After meeting in closed session, the board approved the hire of Mark Hunt as the middle and high school librarian and high school Dean of Attendance, effective January 4. The motion passed, 6-1, with Meg Wertin voting no.  Read more...


Greene County Fatal

Sat, 22 Dec 2018 09:17:14 CST
A Carrollton resident was killed in a two vehicle head-on crash Friday in Greene County.  Read more...


School Board Candidates File Petitions for April Election

Thu, 20 Dec 2018 13:56:19 CST
A total of 30 candidates submitted petitions for 17 open school board seats in Montgomery County prior to the filing period coming to a close. Candidates filing for the four four-year-term seats that are open in the Hillsboro district are Barbara Adams, Dan Tester, Bryce Rupert, Matthew Lentz, Craig Scroggins and Ed Ervin.  Read more...


Litchfield Dealership Donates $5,000 to Food Pantry

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:10:08 CST
Victory Lane in Litchfield recently presented a check to the St. Clare Food Pantry in the amount of $5,000. The check was a matching gift that represented every dollar donated up to $5,000 through November 30.  Read more...


St. Francis Names New President and CEO

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:21:31 CST
HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield has named a new President and CEO. Jim Timpe was selected to serve in the role, effective December 11. He joins St. Francis from HSHS St.  Read more...


Board Discusses Moving 911 Dispatch

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 09:09:30 CST
The Montgomery County Board held their final morning meeting Tuesday, and much of it was spent discussing a move of the 911 dispatching system. 911 dispatch currently operates out of the sheriff's office.  Read more...


Atlas 46 to Open Facility in Hillsboro

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 12:22:27 CST
A Missouri-based manufacturing company is opening a facility in Montgomery County. Representatives from Atlas 46, a company based out of Fenton, Missouri, announced Wednesday afternoon that they will open a second manufacturing facility in Hillsboro.  Read more...


Montgomery County Soil & Water Conservation Job Opening

Wed, 05 Dec 2018 09:48:19 CST
The Montgomery County Soil & Water Conservation District has an opening for a Resource Conservationist.  Read more...


Tornadoes, Hail Cause Damage in Montgomery County

Tue, 04 Dec 2018 08:55:13 CST
Some Montgomery County residents spent the last few days cleaning up damage caused by multiple tornadoes that ripped through the county Saturday evening.  Read more...


400 Served At Litchfield Thanksgiving Dinner

Wed, 28 Nov 2018 11:23:01 CST
The Litchfield Ministerial Alliance served nearly 400 dinners at their 2018 community Thanksgiving dinner. Volunteers of all ages worked together to make it one of the best meals. The alliance thanks everyone who served, prepared and financed the dinner.  Read more...


Hillsboro Adopts Ordinance Regulating Food Trucks

Wed, 28 Nov 2018 10:46:36 CST
As part of a short agenda, the Hillsboro City Council adopted an ordinance during their meeting Tuesday evening regulating food trucks in the city. Mayor Brian Sullivan said the idea to regulate food trucks originated with the city's planning commission.  Read more...


Montgomery, Macoupin Students Named Winners of Poster Contest

Tue, 27 Nov 2018 11:04:53 CST
The winners of the regional poster contest, hosted by the Macoupin Montgomery Addiction and Behavioral Health Coalition (MMABHC), have been announced. The first place winner at the high school level was Lincolnwood Freshman EJ Stevens, who received $150.  Read more...


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