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Terry Todt, Longtime WSMI Broadcaster, Dies

Thu, 23 May 2019 15:47:27 CDT
Terry George Todt, 63, of Raymond died Thursday, May 23, 2019 at his home in Raymond. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 29, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Lincolnwood High School Gym. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 30, at 10 a.m. at the gym with burial to follow at Asbury Cemetery in Raymond.  Read more...


Hillsboro Council Members Sworn in

Wed, 22 May 2019 11:48:44 CDT
Members of the Hillsboro City Council were sworn in during their meeting on Tuesday, May 14, after each person was re-elected during the election in April.  Read more...


Springfield Man Crashes Into Executive Mansion

Mon, 20 May 2019 13:50:26 CDT
An 87-year-old Springfield man crashed into the grounds of the Executive Mansion on Friday, May 17, after inadvertently pressing the accelerator.  Read more...


Raymond Police Chief Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash

Thu, 16 May 2019 15:30:18 CDT
Two Hillsboro residents, including the Raymond Chief of Police, were killed in a two-vehicle crash on Thursday, May 16, south of Raymond. Valerie Sheldon, 39, and Samantha Lapradd, 23, died as a result of injuries they suffered in the accident on Route 127 just south of North 21st Avenue.  Read more...


Illinois Crop Progress and Conditions 5/12/19

Wed, 15 May 2019 14:08:26 CDT
There were 0.8 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending May 12, 2019. Statewide, the average temperature was 56.0 degrees, 4.9 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 1.08 inches, 0.05 inches above normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 23 percent adequate and 77 percent surplus.  Read more...


Royal Lakes Residents Arrested for Arson in Hillsboro

Tue, 14 May 2019 08:10:10 CDT
A pair of Royal Lakes residents have been arrested on arson charges after a Hillsboro residence caught fire on Saturday, May 4. Emanuel Welch, 22, and Alphonso Anderson, 52, were recently taken into custody by Macoupin County Sheriff's Officers before being transferred to the Montgomery County Jail.  Read more...


Hillsboro Man Arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine

Mon, 13 May 2019 06:52:48 CDT
After attempting to flee from police on a motorcycle, a Hillsboro man was arrested for allegedly in possessing methamphetamine on Saturday, May 11. Andrew Leible, 25, was taken into custody on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession with the intent to deliver.  Read more...


Farmersville Teen Dies in Car Accident

Fri, 10 May 2019 14:08:39 CDT
A Farmersville teenager died Thursday evening after he was involved in an automobile accident in Taylorville. Austin Krager, 18, was pronounced dead at Taylorville Memorial Hospital as a result of injuries suffered during the accident. According to the Illinois State Police, Krager was driving east on McAdam Drive at 7:54 p.  Read more...


Police Investigating Automobile Crash in Taylorville

Fri, 10 May 2019 12:10:07 CDT
Authorities are investigating an automobile crash that occurred on Route 48 in Taylorville on Thursday, May 9. According to Sgt. Don Kovack with Illinois State Police District 9, the incident occurred before 8:30 p.m. Thursday near McAdam Drive.  Read more...


Litchfield, Hillsboro Play "Grace Game"

Wed, 08 May 2019 13:08:01 CDT
A pair of Montgomery County softball rivals competed in Litchfield on Tuesday, May 7, but the teams joined each other before the game to recognize one young Hillsboro resident who is battling a rare disease.  Read more...


Belusko Hired as Litchfield Ag Teacher

Tue, 07 May 2019 12:47:43 CDT
During a special meeting on Thursday, May 2, the Litchfield School Board approved the hire of a new high school agriculture teacher. After meeting in closed session for two and a half hours, the board approved the hire of Matt Belusko, who will begin serving as the ag teacher in the 2019-20 school year.  Read more...


Illinois Crop Progress and Conditions 5/5/19

Tue, 07 May 2019 09:23:34 CDT
There were 0.2 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending May 5, 2019. Statewide, the average temperature was 55.9 degrees, 1.3 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 3.22 inches, 2.33 inches above normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 26 percent adequate and 74 percent surplus.  Read more...


ISP District 18 Releases April Service Statistics

Mon, 06 May 2019 11:55:32 CDT
Illinois State Police Trooper Jeremy Nairn has announced the number of requests for service District 18 had during the month of April. According to Nairn, who serves as the Safety Education Officer, District 18 had 235 requests for service or assistance from the public.  Read more...


St. Francis Lifts Visitor Restrictions

Thu, 02 May 2019 13:58:13 CDT
HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield has lifted visitor restrictions and mandatory masking for colleagues -- practices that were imposed due to flu season.  Read more...


Illinois Crop Progress and Conditions 4/28/19

Wed, 01 May 2019 14:28:56 CDT
There were 2.5 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending April 28, 2019. Statewide, the average temperature was 54.9 degrees, 1.1 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 1.03 inches, 0.18 inches above normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 2 percent short, 45 percent adequate, and 53 percent surplus.  Read more...


Board Members Sworn in During Special Meeting

Tue, 30 Apr 2019 09:39:18 CDT
The Litchfield School Board held a reorganization meeting on Thursday, Apr. 25, to swear in the board members who were elected on April 2. New members David Belusko, Mark Bloome, and Mike Fleming took their Oaths of Office for the first time, along with re-elected members Julie Abel and Valerie Cain.  Read more...


Litchfield Man Arrested After Standoff with Police

Mon, 29 Apr 2019 08:25:09 CDT
A Litchfield man was arrested Sunday, Apr. 28, after allegedly barricading himself and another person inside a house next to the Litchfield Bowling Alley. Benjamin Ballhurst, 35, was charged with Aggravated Assault, Reckless Discharge of a Firearm and Possession of a Firearm without a valid FOID card.  Read more...


Royell to Provide Internet, Phone for Hillsboro Parks Dept.

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 11:23:10 CDT
During their meeting on Tuesday, Apr. 23, the Hillsboro City Council approved an internet and phone service provider for the parks and street departments. The council voted to approve Royell Communications as the service provider for both departments.  Read more...


Morrisonville FFA Chapter Holds Annual Banquet

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 13:49:23 CDT
The Morrisonville FFA Chapter held their annual banquet last night, Wednesday, April 24 at Morrisonville High School. After an nvocation given by Chapter Chaplain Ali Harris, a meal catered by the 6th Street Market was served.  Read more...


Illinois Crop Progress and Conditions 4/21/19

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 15:53:17 CDT
There were 1.5 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending April 21, 2019. Statewide, the average temperature was 53.9 degrees, 0.6 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 1.11 inches, 0.16 inches above normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 1 percent short, 45 percent adequate, and 54 percent surplus.  Read more...


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