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04/14/2014 - Eagle Zinc Could Be Cleaned Up This Year
(Hillsboro)--Clean up at the Eagle Zinc site in Hillsboro could begin later this year under a plan released by the EPA. According to the EPA, plans will include the demolition of the 22 buildings on the site.  Read more...

04/10/2014 - Drug Arrest in Nokomis
(Hillsboro)--On Wednesday morning, the South Central Illinois Drug Task Force, along with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office arrested a Mascoutah man in Nokomis on drug related charges. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Scott Hassebrock was taken into custody pending formal charges and a bond hearing.  Read more...

04/01/2014 - County Residents Asked To Avoid Burning
(Hillsboro)--Montgomery County Board Chairman Roy Hertel is reminding county residents that despite the forcasts of rain, conditions in the county is still very dry and residents should be careful with outside fires or avoid burning if possible. Residents are asked to not burn unless they can control the fire.  Read more...

03/26/2014 - Hillsboro Appoints New Commissioner
(Hillsboro)--A new city commissioner was appointed during the Hillsboro City Council meeting Tuesday night. The Hillsboro City Council accepted the resignation from Commissioner Bruce Holcomb during their meeting. In his letter, Holcomb thanked the staff and city for all of their help during this time in office.  Read more...

03/21/2014 - County Residents Asked To Limit Burning
(Hillsboro)--Montgomery County Board Chairman Roy Hertel is asking residents to be extremely careful with outside fires and to avoid burning if possible because of increased numbers of ground and timber fires in the past week. Residents are asked not to burn unless they can monitor and control the fire.  Read more...

03/18/2014 - Montgomery County Election Results
(Hillsboro)--More than thirty seven hundred ballots were cast during Tuesday's General Primary election. Results include: the Panhandle Morrisonville Consolidation question failed. The referendum passed in Montgomery county with close to 78 percent voting in favor. However, failed 57 percent to 43 percent in Christian County.  Read more...

03/15/2014 - Montgomery County Receives Road Grant
(Springfield)--Montgomery, Christian, Logan, and Sangamon County will be sharing in more than twenty million dollars in grants for construction projects. According to Governor Pat Quinn, the projects include five bridges along Interstate 55 in Montgomery, Sangamon, and Logan county that will be cleaned and painted.  Read more...

03/12/2014 - Nokomis City Council Appoints New Mayor
(Nokomis)--A new mayor for the city of Nokomis was appointed during the Nokomis City Council meeting Monday night. The City Council approved Terry Hill to be the cities new mayor. Hill's term will run until April of 2015.  Read more...

02/17/2014 - Ameren Planning Electrical Upgrades
(Hillsboro)--Ameren Illinois announced that they will be investing nearly one and a half million dollars in electric upgrades in Montgomery and Christian counties.  Read more...

01/31/2014 - Stamp Out Cancer Has Record Year
(Hillsboro)--Results from this years Stamp Out Cancer fundraiser were announced Tuesday. Zach Wygal from the Stamp Out Cancer committee presented the Montgomery County Cancer Association with a check in the amount of seventy thousand dollars.  Read more...

01/29/2014 - Hillsboro Woman Sentenced In Heroin Case
(Hillsboro)--A 37 year old Hillsboro woman was sentenced to fifteen and a half years for the unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, heroin. According to the Montgomery County States Attorneys Office, Elizabeth Willis was also ordered to pay a one thousand dollar fine, one thousand dollar drug assessment, plus court costs.  Read more...

01/27/2014 - Drug Sting Arrests Three People
(Hillsboro)--A two day meth drug sting shut down a meth lab and saw three people arrested in Hillsboro on Thursday and Friday.  Read more...

01/24/2014 - Pregnancy Resource Center Has New Director
(Litchfield)--The Living Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center in Litchfield has a new director. With the start of the new year, Kim Doolin has taken over as the center's new director. Doolin replaces Vicky Shaffer, who retired from the center last year.  Read more...

01/20/2014 - Robbins Crowned Miss Illinois Fair Queen
(Springfield)--Hillsboro High School Graduate, and Miss Montgomery County Fair Queen, Summer Robbins of Coffeen, was crowned the 2014 Miss Illinois County Fair Queen. Illinois Director of Agriculture Bob Flider and retiring Queen Amelia Martens did the honors at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield.  Read more...

01/16/2014 - Rappe Named To The Hillsboro City Council
(Hillsboro)--A new commissioner was appointed during the Hillsboro City Council meeting Tuesday night. Mike Rappe was appointed to be the cities new commissioner. Rappe will be the cities finance commissioner.  Read more...

01/14/2014 - Tower Hill Man Found Dead In Truck
(Tower Hill)--A Tower Hill man was found dead along a Christian/Montgomery County road. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, 23 year old Eric Bird was reported missing Saturday, and was found Sunday along the intersection of a Montgomery/Christian County road in a creek bed by a family member.  Read more...

01/09/2014 - Litchfield Woman Found Dead
(Litchfield)--The Litchfield Police Department is investigating the death of a 59 year old woman. According to police, officers received a call about a missing person Wednesday morning. Following an investigation, officers found the body of 59 year old Christine Lucas in the 900 block of East Prairie. No foul play is suspected.  Read more...

01/07/2014 - Pana Man Found Dead In Snow
(Pana)--Dangerous cold temperatures are proving to be deadly across the state. A Christian County man was found dead Monday in the snow, just a half block away from his Pana home.  Read more...

01/03/2014 - Overturned Truck Closes Route 16
(Nokomis)--The Nokomis Fire Department on Thursday was dispatched to a fuel tank truck that had overturned on Route 16, near the Subway resturant. The Nokomis Police Department closed Route 16 in both directions while the tanker was being emptied and moved.  Read more...

12/30/2013 - Several Handguns Seized Following Traffic Stop
(Hillsboro)--A Missouri man was arrested following a traffic stop Friday morning in Hillsboro. According to Hillsboro Police, the traffic stop happened at the intersection of Tilson and Main Street for a suspected D.U.I.  Read more...

12/26/2013 - Sherer Selected To Join The A.S.L.A.
(Hillsboro)--A Hillsboro attorney has been selected to join the American Society of Legal Advocates. According to the A.S.L.A., Attorney Chris Sherer was chosen as one of the top 40 family lawyers in the State of Illinois under the age of 40.  Read more...

12/20/2013 - Two People Arrested For Contempt Of Court
(Hillsboro)--Two people were arrested for contempt of court stemming from an argument that happened Tuesday morning in Montgomery County Circuit Court. 40 year old Buddy Fields of Litchfield, and 43 year old Larry Smith of Butler were taken into custody. Both were sentenced to thirty days in county jail.  Read more...

12/16/2013 - Stamp Out Cancer Sells Out In 20 Minutes
(Hillsboro)--Tickets for this years Stamp Out Cancer went on sale last Saturday in Hillsboro. According to the committee, tickets for this years event that will feature "Dancing with the Stars", and "The Street Fighting Band" sold out in twenty minutes.  Read more...

12/11/2013 - Smith Resigns From Hillsboro City Council
(Hillsboro)--The Hillsboro City Council accepted the resignation of Commissioner Paul Smith during their meeting Tuesday night. Commissioner Smith gave his upcoming move out of town as his reasoning for stepping down. The City Council hopes to have a replacement named sometime in January.  Read more...

12/10/2013 - One Man Killed In A Roll Over Accident
(Fillmore)--A Fillmore man is dead following a single vehicle accident Monday morning on the Fillmore Trial. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, 57 year old Ronald Koonce of Fillmore was eastbond on the Fillmore Trial, using his cell phone, when he lost control of the pick up he was driving.  Read more...

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