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Student, Parents Criticize Superintendent at Board Meeting

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 10:38:55 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 10:26:28 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 12:01:29 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 08:28:28 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 08:19:16 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 08:13:51 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 12:43:12 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 12:55:01 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 10:27:43 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 08:57:15 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...

Woman Arrested After Man Dragged by Car in Hillsboro

Thu, 27 Sep 2018 09:33:23 CDT
A Carlinville woman has been arrested following an incident in which she allegedly helped drag a man in Hillsboro with a car before the vehicle ran him over early Sunday morning. Megan J. Morgan, 27, was arrested on a Montgomery County Robbery Warrant in Carlinville by the Carlinville Police.  Read more...

Hillsboro Recognizes Retired Sewer Superintendent

Thu, 27 Sep 2018 08:41:03 CDT
During Tuesday evening's meeting, the Hillsboro City Council recognized the retirement of a former city employee after he served the city for more than twenty years.  Read more...

Nokomis Man Cited After Truck Crashes Into School Bus

Wed, 26 Sep 2018 10:23:20 CDT
A Nokomis man was ticketed for driving under the influence of drugs Tuesday morning after he allegedly crashed a truck he was driving into a school bus in Christian County. Carter Flowers, 18, was also cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.  Read more...

Montgomery, Macoupin CEO Programs Visit St. Francis Hospital

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:10:35 CDT
Montgomery CEO and Macoupin County CEO shared a combined team meeting Monday morning at HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. Pete Visintin led the discussion on the early formations of the program.  Read more...

Hillsboro Police Arrest Two in Separate Incidents

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:39:40 CDT
A Litchfield man was arrested in Hillsboro recently for alleged Criminal Trespass to property. Cody Eardley, 22, was arrested for Criminal Trespass to Property at 2:21 p.m. September 9, at the Village Apartments, located at 300 South Hamilton Street.  Read more...

2018 Home Tour to Benefit Scholarship Program

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 12:08:19 CDT
The HSHS St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary will be showcasing homes in Litchfield next weekend as part of a fundraiser to benefit a scholarship program for students pursuing degrees in the health care field. Six homes will be showcased on Sunday, September 30, during the 2018 Home Tour.  Read more...

Write-In Candidates Authorized for November Election

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 10:41:24 CDT
Several candidates have been authorized as filed write-in candidates for various federal, state and county offices for the upcoming November election, according to the Montgomery County Clerk's office. Candidates include Thomas J.  Read more...

Man Arrested in Hillsboro With Fraudulent Prescription

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 11:57:45 CDT
A Chicago man was arrested in Hillsboro Monday afternoon for possession of a fraudulent prescription.  Read more...

Two Women Arrested After Threatening Prison Guard

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 11:51:17 CDT
Two Springfield women were arrested Monday afternoon after threatening a prison guard in Hillsboro. According to Hillsboro Police Chief Randy Leetham, Shantel Williams, 47, was arrested for Aggravated Battery to an Illinois Department of Corrections Officer, and Sunte Kelleybrew, 27, was arrested for Aggravated Assault.  Read more...

FY19 Budget is Proposed at County Board Meeting

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 12:40:14 CDT
Members of the Montgomery County Board got a look at the first proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2019 during their monthly meeting Tuesday morning. The board will vote on the budget at their meeting in November.  Read more...

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