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12/10/2014 - Deer Hunting Numbers Released
(Springfield)--According to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Illinois hunters harvested over seventy six thousand five hundred deer during the seven day firearm hunting season. The figures are up from the seventy four thousand three hundred deer that were harvested the previous year.  Read more...

12/03/2014 - Montgomery County Board Reorganizes
(Hillsboro)--The Montgomery County Board held a reorganization meeting on Monday. Being appointed as chairman was Roy Hertel. Appointed as vice chairwoman was Mary Bathurst. The new board also set committee chairs.  Read more...

11/27/2014 - Springfield Teen Killed In An A Accident
(Riverton)--A 17 year old Springfield teen was killed in a two vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon in Riverton. According to Illinois State Police a girl was driving a S-10 pick up eastbound on Old Route 36, at 4th Street in Riverton. Reportedly she lost control on the slick roadway, and collided with a westbound Jeep Cherokee.  Read more...

11/06/2014 - Two Vehicle Accident Kills Two People
(Raymond)-- Two teens are dead following a two vehicle accident on Route 48 north of Raymond. According to Illinois State Police, the accident happened Wednesday afternoon, when a car with three teens were northbound on Route 48. The vehicle went off the roadway.  Read more...

11/04/2014 - Montgomery County Election Results
(Hillsboro)--Over eight thousand eight hundred ballots were cast during Tuesday's General Election, a turn out in Montgomery County of over 51 percent.  Read more...

10/31/2014 - Train Accident Kills Three in Vandalia
(Vandalia)--Three members of a famliy were killed when their SUV was struck by a freight train at a crossing. Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen says a woman, a boy and a girl were killed in Thursday's accident in Vandalia. Vandalia Police Chief Jeff Ray says two other people in the vehicle were airlifted to a hospital.  Read more...

10/27/2014 - Two People Killed In A Fatal Accident On Route 125
(Springfield)--Two people were killed in a two vehicle accident on Route 125, west of Route 97. Saturday evening at 10:39, a car driven by a 27 year old female from Springfield was eastbound on Route 125. She passed another vehicle, and ran off the road.  Read more...

10/20/2014 - Cub Scout Experiment Injuries Four People
(Raymond)--A failed experiment during a Cub Scout meeting in Raymond sent four people to the hospital. According to Raymond Police Chief Valerie Sheldon the incident happend at 7:20pm at the Living Center in Raymond. Reportedly the Cub Scouts were conducting an experiment when an explosion happened.  Read more...

10/17/2014 - Alco Stores Inc. Files for Chapter 11
(Hillsboro)--Texas based Alco Stores, Incorporated announed last weekend that it has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection. The company filed for the protection status in US Bankruptcy Court in the Northern District of Texas.  Read more...

10/02/2014 - Plea Deal Reached In Deatherage Case
(Hillsboro)--A truck driver who hit and killed Illinois State Police Trooper Kyle Deatherage on Interstate 55 near Raymond has pled guilty in Montgomery County Court to two felony counts. 54 year old Johnny Felton, Jr.  Read more...

09/25/2014 - Missouri Man Found Dead Near Farmersville
(Hillsboro)--The Montgomery County Sheriff's and Coroner's Office are investigating the death of a 48 year old Kirkwood, Missouri man who was found Sunday near Farmersville.  Read more...

09/24/2014 - Escaped Inmated Captured Near Vandalia
(Vandalia)--An inmate who escaped the Vandalia Correctional Center has been captured. According to the Illinois Department of Corrections, 21 year old Marcus Battice was captured Wednesday morning on Interstate 70, three and a half miles from Vandalia.  Read more...

09/23/2014 - Teen Stabbing At The Lincoln Plaza
(Hillsboro)--One teen was injured and another was taken into custody following a stabbing Monday afternoon at the Lincoln Plaza. According to the Hillsboro Police Department, a 14 year old was taken to Hillsboro Area Hospital for treatment. He was reportedly treated for two stab wounds to the abdomen and was released.  Read more...

09/22/2014 - Crimestoppers Seeking Information
(Hillsboro)--The Christian County Crimestoppers is seeking information regarding a theft from the Pana Tri County Fair Office. According to the Christian County Sheriff's Office, on September 2nd, deputies received a phone call from the fair board stating that they discovered money missing from the office.  Read more...

09/15/2014 - Eickhoff Wins State Championship
(Hillsboro)--Saturday at the Illinois Elementary School Association State Golf Championship in Peoria, after 18 holes there were only two boys that shot in the 70ís and it was guaranteed that the state champion would be named Alex and would be a 7th grader from Hillsboro Junior High.  Read more...

09/12/2014 - Duncan Appointed To The Hillsboro City Council
(Hillsboro)--A new city council member was appointed during a special Hillsboro City Council meeting Friday afternoon. The city council approved the appointement of Katie Duncan to be the new commissioner. Duncan replaces Mike Rappe on the city council.  Read more...

08/27/2014 - Meth Lab Found In A Rural Church
(Hillsboro)--Two people were arrested in connection to a meth lab at a church in rural Hillsboro. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called on Tuesday about a suspected meth lab located at the Waveland Church in Hillsboro.  Read more...

08/21/2014 - Single Vehicle Accident Injures Four
(Hillsboro)--Four people were injured in a single vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon on Seven Sisters Avenue in Irving Township.  Read more...

08/19/2014 - Stolen Car Found In Hillsboro
(Hillsboro)--A 19 year old Pana man was arrested in Hillsboro for the possession of a stolen car. According to Hillsboro Police, 19 year old Devon Gatons of Pana was arrested Saturday morning. Reportedly, a Hillsboro Police Officer spotted a vehicle that was reported stolen. Gatons was stopped on Smith Road near Hayes Abrasives.  Read more...

08/15/2014 - Fatal Accident Near Assumption
(Taylorville)--A 24 year old Moweaqua man was killed in a single vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon in Assumption Township. According to the Christian County Sheriff's Office, 911 received a call about the accident south of Assumption.  Read more...

08/13/2014 - Rappe Resigns From Hillsboro City Council
(Hillsboro)--The resignation of Hillsboro Commissioner Mike Rappe was accepted during the Hillsboro City Council meeting Tuesday night. In his letter, Rappe thanked the city council and its workers for all of their help. Rappe recently was appointed to the County Board and Review.  Read more...

08/11/2014 - Police Chase Leads To Arrest
(Litchfield)--An Arizona man was arrested following a chase with authorities. According to Illinois State Police, 29 year old Micheal Broersma of Peoria, Arizona was driving at 1980 Corvette near Litchfield last Tuesday.  Read more...

07/31/2014 - Tow Truck Driver Found Dead
(Litchfield)--A tow truck driver was found dead in his truck at the Coalfield Rest Area. According to the Montgomery County Coroner's Office, 26 year old Ryan Dunn of Festus, Missouri was pronounced dead at the scene Monday evening at the northbound rest area.  Read more...

07/28/2014 - Shooting In Rural Pana
(Pana)--Authorities have identified a man who shot and wounded a police officer before being killed by troopers during an exchange of gunfire. The Christian County Coroner's Office says 25 year old Josh Edwards of Pana was killed Tuesday morning at a home in rural Pana.  Read more...

07/25/2014 - St. Francis Hospital Names New CEO
(Litchfield)--St. Francis Hospital announced their new President and CEO during a news conference Friday. The Hospital Sisters Health System announced the appointment of Patricia Fischer to be St. Francis Hospital's new President and CEO. Fischer currently serves as Vice President of Physician Services at St.  Read more...

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