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Butler Man Arrested for Leaving Scene of Accident

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 10:19:27 CDT
A Butler man was arrested in Taylor Springs on Sunday, Sep. 15, after allegedly leaving the scene of a hit and run accident. Brett Kalaher, 23, was taken into custody and charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  Read more...


Madison County Law Enforcement Collects Prescription Drugs

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 10:14:07 CDT
Law enforcement agencies in Madison County recently collected over 2,300 pounds of prescription and over-the-counter medications as part of the “Rx 4 Safety” prescription drug initiative.  Read more...


Illinois Crop Progress & Condition 9/15/19

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 09:58:55 CDT
There were 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending September 15, 2019. Statewide, the average temperature was 74.8 degrees, 6.5 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 1.16 inches, 0.37 inches above normal.  Read more...


Two Injured After School Bus Hits Car

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 11:55:04 CDT
A pair of 22-year-olds were injured in an automobile crash on Wednesday, Sep. 11, after a school bus pushed a car into oncoming traffic in Madison County. Sara Kirksey of Highland and Briano Gutierrez of Flora were both taken by ambulance to an area hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.  Read more...


Board Adopts Ordinance Taxing Cannabis Sales

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 10:54:20 CDT
The Montgomery County Board adopted an ordinance on Tuesday, Sep. 10, establishing a County Cannabis Retailers' Occupation Tax. "Cannabis is coming," said Finance Committee Chair Megan Beeler, adding that her committee's recommendation is that county tax it.  Read more...


Board Votes to Close Recycling Drop Sheds

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 11:00:05 CDT
The future of the Montgomery County Recycling Program was once again a topic of discussion during the County Board meeting on Tuesday, Sep. 10. The board approved a motion to close all drop sheds in the county, with the exception of the facility in Hillsboro, and to cease pickup of materials, effective October 1.  Read more...


Litchfield Fire Dept. Extinguishes Structure Blaze

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 08:04:42 CDT
The Litchfield Fire Department extinguished a structure fire on Sunday, Sep. 8, at a home on North Lincoln Street. First responders arrived at 213 North Lincoln St. after 2 p.m. to find a single-family dwelling with fire venting out the rear of the home.  Read more...


Montgomery County Corn Yield Survey Results

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 13:17:56 CDT
Volunteers of the 2019 Montgomery County Yield Survey Back (Left to Right): Lisa Klaus, Gabe Osborn, Brian Brown, Jim Miller, Kevin Niemann, Mike Bitter, Jay Niemann Front (Left to Right): Tim Hoehn, Matt Stolte, Mark Knodle, Jay Ryan, Heath Houck, Jen Compton, Nick Kuhns (not pictured: Terry Trader) Montgomery County...  Read more...


Governor Signs Seizure Smart Act

Mon, 09 Sep 2019 10:38:20 CDT
Gov. J.B Pritzker recently signed a bill into law that will require a plan of action for students in Illinois who live with epilepsy. The Seizure Smart Act, which was sponsored by State Rep.  Read more...


Petition Circulation Period Underway

Sat, 07 Sep 2019 06:57:25 CDT
Montgomery County Clerk Sandy Leitheiser has announced that candidates interested in running for County offices in the General Primary Election in March may now receive petitions from her office. The petition circulation period began on Tuesday, Sep.  Read more...


Taylor Springs Board Passes Bar Closure Ordinance

Wed, 04 Sep 2019 09:26:10 CDT
The Taylor Springs Village Board has passed an ordinance pertaining to the closing hours of local bars. According to a release from the Village, all bars are to close and patrons be off the premises by 1 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays and by 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The Ordinance takes effect on Friday, Sep. 6.  Read more...


Montgomery County Corn Yield Survey

Tue, 03 Sep 2019 14:17:15 CDT
Montgomery County Extension will be conducting a yield survey of the area corn crop on Thursday, September 5, starting at 8 AM at U of I Extension Office in Hillsboro.  Read more...


Girard Man Seriously Injured in Crash North of Farmersville

Tue, 03 Sep 2019 06:56:15 CDT
A 22-year-old man was injured in a two-vehicle crash on Friday, Aug. 30, north of Farmersville. Nicholas Cox of Girard was airlifted from the scene and taken to Memorial Hospital in Springfield with serious injuries.  Read more...


Hillsboro FFA Football Tailgate Cookout

Thu, 29 Aug 2019 17:28:22 CDT
Hillsboro FFA will be holding a football tailgate meal this Friday evening, and every Friday of a home football game. Pork patties and Marcoot Jersey Creamery ice cream will be the top featured items, with drinks and other items available.  Read more...


Hillsboro Adds Meter Fee to Water Bills

Wed, 28 Aug 2019 13:18:57 CDT
Hillsboro water customers will pay a meter fee when they pay their bills after the city council approved adding the fee during their meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 27.  Read more...


Montgomery County Hosts Census Worker Meeting

Tue, 27 Aug 2019 13:05:22 CDT
Local leaders learned important information about the upcoming 2020 Decennial Census at a meeting that was recently hosted by the Montgomery County Board and County Clerk Sandy Leitheiser. Census training was provided by the County's U.S. Census Bureau Partnership Specialist Jennequil Johnson of Chicago. Ms.  Read more...


Trooper Killed After Attempting to Execute Search Warrant

Mon, 26 Aug 2019 12:52:14 CDT
A State Police trooper was killed in the line of duty on Friday after attempting to execute a search warrant in East St. Louis. Trooper Nicholas Hopkins was pronounced dead as a result of his injuries at 6:10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23. He was 33.  Read more...


Coffeen One of Four Power Plants to be Closed

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:12:43 CDT
Texas-based energy company Vistra Energy announced on Wednesday that the Coffeen Power Plant is one of its four Illinois plants that will be retired. The Montgomery County Board released a statement in response to the decision.  Read more...


Illinois Crop Progress and Conditions 8/18/19

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:52:09 CDT
There were 5.4 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending August 18, 2019. Statewide the average temperature was 75 degrees, 1 degree above normal. Precipitation averaged 1 1/2 inches, or 0.66 inches above normal.  Read more...


Litchfield Experiences Surge in Illegal Narcotics

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 13:27:58 CDT
The city of Litchfield has experienced a surge in illegal narcotic activity, according to a release from the city's Police Department. A total of 48 arrests have been executed this year for possession of illegal narcotics.  Read more...


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