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Brighton Resident Injured

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:57:30 CST
A Brighton resident was struck by a vehicle Wednesday night near New Delhi in Jersey County. According to Illinois State Police, 57 year old Joan Hunt of Jerseyville was driving a 2015 GMC northbound on US 67 when the vehicle struck a pedestrain in the roadway at 7:00pm.  Read more...


Litchfield Student Places 4th in Voice of Democracy Contest

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 10:02:20 CST
A Litchfield High School student was awarded fourth place in this year's Illinois Voice of Democracy program last weekend. Damon Burdell was presented the award in front of a crowd of people from across the state during a banquet held at the Abraham Lincoln Hotel in Springfield on Saturday, Feb. 9.  Read more...


Two Arrested After Crash Reported in Coffeen

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 11:20:04 CST
Two Montgomery County residents were arrested last week after leaving the scene of a crash in Coffeen. Fillmore resident Quinby Hawthorne, 34, was taken into custody Feb. 6 on a warrant for Failure to Comply with Probation. 21-year-old Christian Grimes of Taylor Springs was arrested Feb.  Read more...


Woman Arrested for DUI, Leaving Accident Scene

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 09:53:47 CST
A Kincaid woman was arrested in Litchfield Wednesday evening for leaving the scene of an accident that involved five vehicles. Carley Prince, 23, was taken into custody for Leaving the Scene of an Accident and Driving Under the Influence. According to the Litchfield Police, traffic was stopped on Route 16 at 5:11 p.m.  Read more...


Three Injured in Accident Following Police Chase

Tue, 05 Feb 2019 14:31:29 CST
Three people were injured Saturday afternoon when two cars collided head-on south of Hartford. According to the state police, Kay Robinson of Alton was driving south on Illinois Route 3 when her car crossed the center median and struck a northbound vehicle head-on.  Read more...


Three Arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine

Thu, 31 Jan 2019 09:00:48 CST
Three Montgomery County residents were arrested over the weekend after all were found to be in possession of methamphetamine. Hillsboro residents Ryan Harmon and Angelo Milanos, and Litchfield resident Dustin Kitchens were all arrested during separate police encounters.  Read more...


21 Rescued After Bus Breaks Down on I-55

Thu, 31 Jan 2019 08:54:56 CST
21 passengers were rescued from freezing temperatures Wednesday morning after a charter bus left them stranded on Interstate 55. According to the state police, the bus was traveling north on the interstate near the Montgomery County line when it broke down at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday.  Read more...


Hillsboro Man Arrested for December DUI

Tue, 29 Jan 2019 12:09:08 CST
A Hillsboro man was arrested Friday for his role in a traffic accident that took place in December. Gregory J. Bellaver, 48, was taken into custody Friday on charges of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol during an accident Dec. 23.  Read more...


Team NokoBoro Wins Stamp Out Cancer 2019

Mon, 28 Jan 2019 08:31:43 CST
Stamp Out Cancer team NokoBoro was named this year's fundraising winner during the annual Lip Sync Battle Saturday evening at the Hillsboro Knights of Columbus Hall. The team, which is made up of Tisha Morris of Nokomis and Mandy Wessell of Hillsboro, raised $37,386 during the months leading up to Saturday's main event.  Read more...


Hillsboro Hears Water Meter Presentation

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:01:28 CST
Members of the Hillsboro City Council heard a presentation from a new water meter company during their meeting Tuesday evening. Woodard and Curran, who oversees operations at the water treatment plant in Hillsboro, recommended the company Midwest Meter to the city as a way of hearing other options for meters.  Read more...


Scholarship Available at Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 09:56:05 CST
Montgomery County Sheriff Rick Robbins has announced that the Illinois Sheriff's Association will be awarding a $750 scholarship to a student in the county.  Read more...


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...


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