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Board Discusses Moving 911 Dispatch

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 09:09:30 CST
The Montgomery County Board held their final morning meeting Tuesday, and much of it was spent discussing a move of the 911 dispatching system. 911 dispatch currently operates out of the sheriff's office.  Read more...


Atlas 46 to Open Facility in Hillsboro

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 12:22:27 CST
A Missouri-based manufacturing company is opening a facility in Montgomery County. Representatives from Atlas 46, a company based out of Fenton, Missouri, announced Wednesday afternoon that they will open a second manufacturing facility in Hillsboro.  Read more...


Montgomery County Soil & Water Conservation Job Opening

Wed, 05 Dec 2018 09:48:19 CST
The Montgomery County Soil & Water Conservation District has an opening for a Resource Conservationist.  Read more...


Tornadoes, Hail Cause Damage in Montgomery County

Tue, 04 Dec 2018 08:55:13 CST
Some Montgomery County residents spent the last few days cleaning up damage caused by multiple tornadoes that ripped through the county Saturday evening.  Read more...


400 Served At Litchfield Thanksgiving Dinner

Wed, 28 Nov 2018 11:23:01 CST
The Litchfield Ministerial Alliance served nearly 400 dinners at their 2018 community Thanksgiving dinner. Volunteers of all ages worked together to make it one of the best meals. The alliance thanks everyone who served, prepared and financed the dinner.  Read more...


Hillsboro Adopts Ordinance Regulating Food Trucks

Wed, 28 Nov 2018 10:46:36 CST
As part of a short agenda, the Hillsboro City Council adopted an ordinance during their meeting Tuesday evening regulating food trucks in the city. Mayor Brian Sullivan said the idea to regulate food trucks originated with the city's planning commission.  Read more...


Montgomery, Macoupin Students Named Winners of Poster Contest

Tue, 27 Nov 2018 11:04:53 CST
The winners of the regional poster contest, hosted by the Macoupin Montgomery Addiction and Behavioral Health Coalition (MMABHC), have been announced. The first place winner at the high school level was Lincolnwood Freshman EJ Stevens, who received $150.  Read more...


Imagine Hillsboro to Host 'A Storybook Christmas'

Wed, 28 Nov 2018 11:57:51 CST
Imagine Hillsboro will be hosting their annual Storybook Christmas festival this weekend in downtown Hillsboro. Events will begin Friday with a lighted parade at 6 p.m. There will also be a tree lighting ceremony, performances by local musicians and a haunted walking ghost tour during the festival's opening day.  Read more...


Litchfield 'Voice of Democracy' Semifinalists Announced

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 13:15:17 CST
The names of ten semifinalists in the seventy-first annual Voice of Democracy Scholarship competition have been announced.  Read more...


Hillsboro Council Hears Dog Park Proposal

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:19:33 CST
The Hillsboro City Council listened to a suggestion from a local resident Tuesday evening about building a dog park along School Street. Nancy Slepicka spoke to the council on behalf of Imagine Hillsboro's Parks and Recreation Committee.  Read more...


County Board Unanimously Approves FY19 Budget

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:38:21 CST
Members of the Montgomery County Board unanimously approved a budget for Fiscal Year 2019 during their monthly meeting Tuesday morning.  Read more...


New Blackburn College President

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:11:39 CST
Blackburn College has selected Dr. Julie Murray-Jensen as the next President of Blackburn College. She will be on campus beginning January 14, 2019. Dr. Murray-Jensen succeeds Dr. John Comerford, who served as Blackburn President from July 2013-July 2018. Dr.  Read more...


LLCC Litchfield Director Killed in Vehicle-Pedestrian Accident

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 12:35:31 CST
The Director of Lincoln Land Community College's Litchfield campus was killed during a vehicle-pedestrian accident last Thursday evening. Lorie McDonald, 46, was pronounced dead at HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, according to the Montgomery County Coroner's Office.  Read more...


Former Litchfield Resident to Hold Book Signing Event

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:12:58 CST
Former Litchfield resident and new author Sonya Jones will be holding a book signing in Litchfield in December at the new library. Jones, who was a contestant on NBC's “The Biggest Loser” during the show's sixteenth season, will be signing copies of her book titled, 44 Lessons from a Loser.  Read more...


Graham Correctional to Receive $2.5 Million for Improvements

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:05:56 CST
Graham Correctional Center in Hillsboro will be receiving more than $2.5 million for improvement projects, according to State Representative Avery Bourne. Bourne said over 167,000 square feet of roofing will be the prison's main priority.  Read more...


Macoupin Election Results

Wed, 07 Nov 2018 09:08:47 CST
Fifty seven percent of registered voters in Macoupin County turned out for Tuesday's election. The positions of Sheriff, Treasurer, and County Clerk were uncontested in the county.  Read more...


Montgomery County Election Results

Wed, 07 Nov 2018 07:11:53 CST
Seventy-one percent of registered voters in Montgomery County participated in Tuesday's General Election. The county saw a total of eight contested races, including sheriff, treasurer, state's attorney, county clerk and recorder and seats in four county board districts.  Read more...


Board Approves Interim School Superintendent

Fri, 02 Nov 2018 12:23:08 CDT
The Litchfield School Board agreed to a contract with an interim superintendent Thursday evening, filling a vacancy that was left by Debbie Poffinbarger earlier this week.  Read more...


Starr Shooters Collecting Donations for Wreaths

Thu, 01 Nov 2018 11:10:41 CDT
The Montgomery County Starr Shooters 4-H club will once again be honoring local veterans in cooperation with the Wreaths Across America Foundation. 4-H members will be collecting $15 donations from area residents who are interested in sponsoring a wreath to be laid at a veteran's grave at the Witt Cemetery.  Read more...


Litchfield Superintendent of Schools Resigns

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 11:10:41 CDT
The Superintendent of Litchfield Schools has stepped down from her position, according to multiple employees with the district. Debbie Poffinbarger submitted her letter of resignation Monday, effective immediately. Former superintendent John Mullet will take over on an interim basis.  Read more...


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