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Thanksgiving Incident leads to Drug Arrest

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 17:26:53 CST
On November, 26th, 2020 at approximately 12:01AM, the Montgomery County, IL Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) arrested a male who was identified as Roger A. Kluge, 53 of Cadet, Missouri for Possession of Methamphetamine 5 grams-15 grams, and Methamphetamine Delivery.  Read more...


Hillsboro Police Seeking Stolen Snowplows, Salt Spreader

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 16:02:07 CST
Hillsboro Police Department took a theft report of two snowplows and a salt spreader (seen in the back of the truck in the photo) on Friday, November 20, 2020. Please see information in the photos attached.  Read more...


Fatal Wreck East of Nokomis Sunday

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 15:28:11 CST
A Nokomis man was killed in a one-vehicle rollover accident east of Nokomis early Sunday morning. Robert Daniel Robinson, 46, of Nokomis, was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:15 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, by the Montgomery County Coroner’s office.  Read more...


Hillsboro Schools to Test Employees Post-Thanksgiving

Mon, 23 Nov 2020 17:12:15 CST
The following is a letter from Hillsboro Schools Superintendent David Powell. "First of all, I want to thank each and every student and family for all you are doing under these difficult circumstances to keep our school year running as well as it has. I am so very proud of our students, teachers, and support staff.  Read more...


Burglary at Panama Deli

Mon, 23 Nov 2020 12:48:50 CST
Crimestoppers is seeking information regarding a Burglary that occurred in the early morning hours of November 15h at the Nu-Way Deli, located in the Village of Panama in Montgomery County. The suspect forced entry to the business and stole a dispenser stand containing scratch off lottery tickets.  Read more...


Hillsboro Schools COVID-19 Update

Fri, 20 Nov 2020 16:55:56 CST
A substitute bus driver tested positive for COVID this week, no other quarantines resulted from contact tracing. This brings our total number of known COVID-positive students to date to 16 and staff to 12.  Read more...


Four Litchfield Businesses Experience COVID Cases

Fri, 20 Nov 2020 16:47:16 CST
Jubelt’s Bakery located at 303 N Old Rte 66 S, Litchfield, Taco Bell located at 1201 W. Weir St, Litchfield, Nancy’s Pizza located at 13 Thunderbird Cr, Litchfield & Long John Silvers located 1 Ohren Dr, Litchfield All four of these businesses have an employee who has tested positive for COVID.  Read more...


Area COVID-19 Cancellations

Wed, 18 Nov 2020 16:27:25 CST
-A Community of Faith Church in Raymond is canceling worship services for Sunday, November 22nd. All services will be online on the church website. -The Litchfield Moose Lodge is suspending Friday night dinners through the end of November.  Read more...


Local Contact Tracers Are Being Overwhelmed

Mon, 16 Nov 2020 11:07:24 CST
Contact tracing goes hand in hand with testing and is critical to supporting patients with suspected or confirmed infection. For COVID-19, the ability to scale our contact tracing capacity is crucial to slow community spread. Your help is the key to stopping the spread of COVID-19 and protecting your loved ones.  Read more...


New Church Cancellations

Sun, 15 Nov 2020 15:58:42 CST
A Community of Faith Church in Raymond is canceling worship services for Sunday, November 15 and Sunday November 22nd. All services will be online on the church website. Zion Lutheran church ELCA in farmersville will be closed this Sunday November 15 until further notice.  Read more...


COVID Outbreak at Hillsboro & Nokomis Long Term Care Facilities

Wed, 11 Nov 2020 15:23:25 CST
Chris-Mont EMA is confirming that there is an outbreak of COVID-19 at two separate local long term care facilities. Nokomis Rehabilitation and Health Care Center located at 505 Stevens St, Nokomis and Montgomery Nursing and Rehabilitation located at 9086 IL-127, Hillsboro are both currently experiencing outbreaks.  Read more...


Train Derailment in Panama

Mon, 09 Nov 2020 14:51:53 CST
The Shoal Creek Fire Protection District was dispatched at 6:46 am on Sunday, Novmeber 8th to a Norfolk and Southern train loaded with coal derailed in Panama at the southern end of Depot St. There were 24 cars total derailed with no injures reported or hazardous materials involved.  Read more...


Hillsboro School Food Service Worker/Bus Aide Positive for COVID-19

Mon, 09 Nov 2020 14:14:07 CST
Another hit in the Hillsboro School District due to COVID-19. The following statement was issued by district Superintendent David Powell on the matter. "An employee that works both as a district bus aide and a food service worker at Hillsboro Jr. High tested positive over the weekend.  Read more...


COVID Outbreak at Pana Senior Care Facility

Fri, 06 Nov 2020 12:06:37 CST
Chris-Mont EMA is confirming that there is an outbreak of COVID-19 at the Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Care facility of Pana located at 1000 E Sixth St . They currently have 56 residents and 26 staff members who have tested positive recently.  Read more...


Area Cancellations due to COVID-19

Sun, 01 Nov 2020 18:29:27 CST
All services and activities at Calvary Baptist Church in Hillsboro, through Sunday, November 8th, are also canceled.  Read more...


Hillsboro Schools COVID-19 Update

Fri, 20 Nov 2020 16:38:06 CST
A substitute bus driver tested positive for COVID this week, no other quarantines resulted from contact tracing. This brings our total number of known COVID-positive students to date to 16 and staff to 12.  Read more...


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