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Litchfield Board Hires New Superintendent  thejournal-news.net

In a very brief special meeting on Friday evening, March 1, members of the Litchfield School Board unanimously voted to hire Dr. Greggory Fuerstenau as the ...



Litchfield Votes To Reinstate Principal Hoster  thejournal-news.net

'I'm just happy to be going back to work on Oct. 31,' said Litchfield High School Principal Doug Hoster, who was unanimously reinstated following a seven and a ...



Litchfield Board Extends Hearing For LHS Principal  thejournal-news.net

After meeting for more than five hours, mostly in closed session, members of the Litchfield School Board have extended a pre-termination hearing for Litchfield ...



Litchfield High School Principal Out On Leave  thejournal-news.net

Litchfield High School Principal Doug Hoster has officially been out of the district on administrative leave since Thursday morning, Sept. 13, following allegations ...



Litchfield District Racks Up Legal Fees  thejournal-news.net

In the wake of a pre-termination hearing for Litchfield High School Principal Doug Hoster and the mutual separation agreement for Superintendent Debbie ...



Litchfield School Board Hires Two Administrators  thejournal-news.net

Five of the seven members of the Litchfield School Board voted unanimously to hire two new administrators for the coming school year at their regular monthly ...



More Change Coming For Panthers  thejournal-news.net

There were challenges going into the 2019 season for the Litchfield High School baseball team, who went 8-13 the year before, but lost seven players to ...



Large Crowd For Special Litchfield Board Meeting  thejournal-news.net

About 100 local residents, including a large contingent of teachers in the Litchfield Education Association, attended a special meeting of the Litchfield School ...



'Bye Bye Birdie' Opens Tonight In Litchfield  thejournal-news.net

Will teen fan Kim MacAfee get one last kiss from pop sensation Conrad Birdie before he's off to the military? That's the question that will be answered when the ...



Ammunition found inside Litchfield school, prompting lockdown  KMOV.com

LITCHFIELD, Ill. (KMOV.com) -- Two pieces of ammunition were found inside the bathroom of Litchfield High School Wednesday, prompting a lockdown. A news ...



Litchfield School Board candidates discuss issues | Election  Crow River Media

Editor's note: Litchfield Chamber of Commerce sent questionnaires to Litchfield School Board candidates. Responses from candidates Darrin Anderson, Dan ...



Litchfield Approves New Officer, Fire Chief  thejournal-news.net

Two new additions were officially made to the City of Litchfield's employment roster during the city council meeting on Thursday, Feb. 21. Following a short eight ...



Support System Lifts Beckham To Next Level  thejournal-news.net

It may take a village to raise a child, but if that child wants to play a sport at a high level? A village might not be enough. Time after time you hear about elite ...



Litchfield decides to play its varsity football schedule this season  The State Journal-Register

LITCHFIELD -- Litchfield High School has announced it will go forward in playing its varsity football schedule this season, even though the Purple Panthers ...



Lady Panthers Take Home Regional Crown  thejournal-news.net

For the sixth time in seven years, and for the third time at Tom Doll Field in Greenville, the Litchfield girls soccer team are regional champions. The Lady ...



Litchfield School Board Agrees To Feasibility Study  thejournal-news.net

Following a presentation from Dr. Bob Mulch of Hillsboro, members of the Litchfield School Board approved participation in a county feasibility study, during their ...



Litchfield Standout's Senior Season A Work Of Art  thejournal-news.net

It's only fitting that a player with the last name of 'Painter' comes up with a masterpiece in his final year of prep hoops, but for Litchfield senior Sam Painter, the ...



Litchfield Superintendent Resigns Her Post Monday  thejournal-news.net

Litchfield Superintendent Debbie Poffinbarger has resigned her position with the district, effective Monday, Oct. 29, according to Litchfield School Board ...



Litchfield Board Accepts Poffinbarger's Resignation  thejournal-news.net

Members of the Litchfield School Board unanimously accepted the resignation of Superintendent Debbie Poffinbarger at a special meeting, held Thursday ...



Litchfield School Board Holds Special Meeting  thejournal-news.net

Members of the Litchfield School Board met for a special meeting on Wednesday evening, Sept. 12, at Litchfield High School. After the meeting was called to ...



Voters To Elect Five For Litchfield School Board  thejournal-news.net

This April, Litchfield area voters will have a chance to seat five of the seven members of the Litchfield School Board. On the ballot for the April 2 consolidated ...



Litchfield Wrestling Hosts Super Duals  thejournal-news.net

After starting the season on the road with a pair of victories over Shelbyville and Cumberland, the Litchfield High School wrestling team was at home for the first ...



Kenny Ryker Appointed Litchfield Police Chief  thejournal-news.net

A familiar face was sworn in as Litchfield's newest police chief on Thursday, April 18, as Lt. Kenny Ryker was appointed to the position to start the Litchfield City ...



Zion Lutheran Opens Expansion In Litchfield  thejournal-news.net

'We thank the Lord that things went smoothly, we were able to start moving in before Christmas break, and that we're done,' said Zion Lutheran School Principal ...



Man Arrested After Standoff In Litchfield  thejournal-news.net

A three-hour armed standoff with police ended with the arrest of a Litchfield man outside his residence at 2:31 a.m. Sunday, April 28. Benjamin Ballhurst, 35, of ...



Long Closed Session For Litchfield School Board  thejournal-news.net

It was a long and unusual night for members of the Litchfield School Board, who met for nearly five hours as part of their regular monthly meeting on Thursday ...



Challenge coins available to benefit Litchfield firefighter with cancer  The State Journal-Register

LITCHFIELD — The latest in a series of fundraisers for a Litchfield Fire Department firefighter who was recently diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia will offer ...



Litchfield-Hillsboro Game A Grace-Filled Rivalry  thejournal-news.net

The Litchfield and Hillsboro softball teams put their rivalry aside for a while on Tuesday, May 7, to show their support for a little girl close to the hearts of both ...



Lisa D. Earnest, 55  thejournal-news.net

Lisa Dawn Earnest, 55, of Vandalia, formerly of Sorento, died on Sunday, June 30, 2019. Visitation will be held Friday, July 5, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Miller Funeral ...



YOUTH WRESTLING: Sectional success  AdVantageNEWS.com

The Roxana Junior High wrestling team poses with its sectional plaque after winning the Class A Sectional D tournament on Saturday at Litchfield High School.



Winners Honored By Litchfield Chamber  thejournal-news.net

'Tonight is all about celebrating our award winners and chamber members,' said Litchfield Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Maggie Sinclair. 'Thank ...



George A. Westhoff, 95  thejournal-news.net

George Allen Westhoff, 95, of Tempe, AZ, died on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. A memorial *service* for family and friends will be scheduled at a later date.



Litchfield Planning For New Rec Center  thejournal-news.net

In November 2018, Litchfield Unlimited Corporation (LUC) was formed as a non-profit to look at the community and address one specific need, a space where ...



New Rec Center In The Works In Litchfield  thejournal-news.net

A motion approved by the Litchfield City Council on Thursday, March 7, provided the next step in the building of a recreational center in the city in the near future.



Litchfield Native Wins Emmy Award  thejournal-news.net

Litchfield native Abby Schneider took home an Emmy Award this year for her work with Game Creek Video on coverage of the 2018 Super Bowl for the NFL ...



Litchfield Pickers Market To Open On Mother's Day  thejournal-news.net

The Litchfield Pickers Market will open for the year on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in historic downtown Litchfield. The market begins on ...



Litchfield Pickers Fifth Season Will Begin On Sunday  thejournal-news.net

The Litchfield Tourism Office and Prairie Pickers are preparing a huge kickoff for the fifth season of the Litchfield Pickers Market. The return of the Litchfield ...



Litchfield Fourth Grader Gets New Heart In April  thejournal-news.net

Just two weeks and one day after being added to the national transplant list, Jessica Rovey of Litchfield got the call that there was a heart waiting for her ...



Alternative School Coming To Raymond  thejournal-news.net

At risk students in Montgomery County and other school districts in Regional Office of Education (ROE) District #3 will have a new place to continue their ...



Litchfield Chamber To Recognize Four  thejournal-news.net

The Litchfield Chamber of Commerce will recognize several businesses and individuals at its 72nd annual Dinner. The Chamber of Commerce Dinner will be ...



Litchfield Installs New Members, Elects Abel President  thejournal-news.net

In a reorganizational meeting of the Litchfield School Board, held Thursday evening, April 25, at Sihler School, incumbent Julie Abel was elected as president of ...



David P. Simpson, 80  thejournal-news.net

David “Dave” Paul Simpson of Decatur, 80, died on Saturday, March 23, 2019, surrounded by his family. Raised in Litchfield, Mr. Simpson graduated from ...



Blackburn Named Director At LLCC Litchfield Campus  thejournal-news.net

Jessie Blackburn has been named director of Lincoln Land Community College, located at 1 Lincoln Land Drive in Litchfield. Blackburn, who began her duties ...



Litchfield Soccer Splits To Open 2019 Season  thejournal-news.net

The Litchfield Lady Panthers soccer season kicked off Monday, March 18, against Civic Memorial. The Eagles are a Class 2A team that bowed out of the state ...



Kenneth S. Aquino, 50  thejournal-news.net

Kenneth Solchaga Aquino, 50, of Litchfield, died on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 7:15 p.m. at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. A private memorial *service* ...



Litchfield School Board Tables Decision On TIF  thejournal-news.net

After lengthy discussion, members of the Litchfield School Board tabled an agenda item to approve a letter of support for the city of Litchfield in their efforts to ...



Carlyle, Staunton Get Tourney Wins  thejournal-news.net

Carlyle and Staunton were both winners in round two of the Litchfield High School Girls Basketball Round Robin played Monday evening, Nov. 19, in Simmons ...



Litchfield man cited following last weeks fatal crash  The State Journal-Register

A Litchfield man was cited for operating an uninsured vehicle following a crash last week that killed a Lincoln Land Community College employee, Illinois State ...



Litchfield Falls To Pana 46-0  thejournal-news.net

The Litchfield High School football team traveled to Pana for their annual Two Teams, One Cure game on Friday, Oct. 12, with heavy hearts as the Panthers ...



Toppers Take Five Firsts At Litchfield  thejournal-news.net

The Hillsboro track team made the short trip to Litchfield on Friday, March 22, to compete in the six-team Litchfield Relays. Both teams would do well with limited ...



YOUTH WRESTLING: Roxana wins first regional title  AdVantageNEWS.com

The Roxana Junior High wrestling team poses with its regional championship trophy on Saturday after winning the regional tournament at Auburn Junior High.



Litchfield Fire Dinner Dance Will Now Benefit Law Family  thejournal-news.net

The goal may have shifted slightly, but the Litchfield Fire Department Dinner Dance scheduled for March 9 is still focused on those who have served their ...



Treasurer Michael Frerichs Visits Litchfield  thejournal-news.net

As planting season draws near, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs stopped by Litchfield Bank and Trust's main branch Wednesday afternoon, April 17, and ...



Ronald E. Niehaus, 68  thejournal-news.net

Ronald Eugene Niehaus, 68, of Litchfield, died on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at 6:21 p.m. at HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. Visitation will be held ...



Litchfield Superintendent Presents Vision  thejournal-news.net

About 150 parents, teachers and local officials filled the Litchfield Middle School cafeteria for a presentation on the school district's goals and visions by ...



Litchfield Board Accepts Resignations From Lees  thejournal-news.net

Following a special meeting on Thursday evening, May 3, members of the Litchfield School Board accepted the resignations of husband and wife educators ...



Clifford A. Duke, 76  thejournal-news.net

Clifford A. Duke, 76, of Litchfield, died on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at John Cochran Veterans Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Private family funeral services will be ...



Panther Cubs Headed To IESA State Track Meet  thejournal-news.net

Eleven members of the Litchfield Middle School track team are headed to East Peoria this weekend after qualifying for the IESA Class AA State Finals by virtue ...



Litchfield Chamber Plans Annual Christmas Events  thejournal-news.net

The theme of the 2018 Litchfield Chamber of Commerce Christmas event is Christmas Movies and the Litchfield Chamber has plenty of holiday outings planned ...



Litchfield Board Looks At Elementary School Addition  thejournal-news.net

The Litchfield School Board looked into the possibility of building a brand new elementary school on the current middle school and high school campus, as part ...



St. Francis Foundation Hosts Family Farm Event In Litchfield  thejournal-news.net

The annual Farm Family Event was held Wednesday, March 20, in the auditorium at Lincoln Land Community College Litchfield campus. During the event, Anita ...



Wrestling coach Brian Lee leaving Litchfield for Warrensburg-Latham  The State Journal-Register

Brian Lee, who has overseen one of The State Journal-Register area's top small-school wrestling programs at Litchfield High School the past 16 years, said over ...



Litchfield Recognizes Businesses In May  thejournal-news.net

The Ninth Annual Business Appreciation Breakfast sponsored by the City of Litchfield and the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation was ...



Litchfield Students Take Rachel's Challenge  thejournal-news.net

'You are not alone,' said Cody Hodges. 'There are people who do understand.' Presenter Cody Hodges of Rachel's Challenge led an assembly for the students ...



Grace Buxton's two goals give St. Teresa girls soccer regional title  Herald & Review

CHAMPAIGN — St. Teresa's girls soccer team relied on a freshman connection in their Class 1A Champaign (Judah Christian) Regional championship match ...



It's Party In The Park Weekend In Litchfield  thejournal-news.net

Litchfield's Party in the Park–the new September version–kicks off this weekend on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21-22, downtown surrounding scenic Library Park ...



Chief Jarman Retires After 26 Years Of Service  thejournal-news.net

Friends and family of Litchfield Police Chief Lee Jarman were at the Litchfield City Council meeting on Thursday, March 21, to celebrate the retirement of a man ...



Litchfield Cross Country Is Off And Running  thejournal-news.net

In the Panthers' opening meet in Carlinville, which was pushed back a day due to weather, Madison Throne started her senior season off with a bang as she ...



Litchfield Urgent Care To Open On West Side  thejournal-news.net

After months of construction, the new Litchfield Urgent Care clinic is expected to open its doors to patients later this fall. 'We've been working on this for about a ...



Johnson Controls Visits Litchfield Board  thejournal-news.net

After about 45 minutes of discussion, members of the Litchfield School Board approved an annual premium contract with Johnson Controls for $30480 for ...



Hoster Reflects On First Year At LHS  thejournal-news.net

It's been a year since northern Illinois native Doug Hoster took the reigns at Litchfield High School, and the one thing that has impressed him the most this past ...



Contact us  thejournal-news.net

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St. Francis Planning Free Farm Family Health Event  thejournal-news.net

HSHS St. Francis Foundation and its agriculture committee will host a Farm Family event on Wednesday, March 20, at Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) ...



Cimarron L. Gutierrez, 21  thejournal-news.net

Cimarron Levi Gutierrez, 21, of Hillsboro, died on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at 4:35 p.m., near Greenville. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m., on Monday, March 4 ...



Auburn handles Litchfields Painter late in win  The State Journal-Register

AUBURN -- Sam Painter pulled Litchfield High School back into the basketball game in the third quarter Tuesday night. But the Auburn defense took Painter and ...



Litchfield Sports Boosters Host Senior Athlete Banquet  thejournal-news.net

It was a night to celebrate not only the accomplishments of the last ten months, but also the growth of dozens of young men and women at Litchfield High School ...



Warrensburg-Latham/Maroa-Forsyth girls soccer wins third regional in four years  Herald & Review

WARRENSBURG -- The Warrensburg-Latham/Maroa-Forsyth girls soccer team made it three regional championships in four years as the Cardinals defeated ...



Debbie Poffinbarger To Lead Litchfield School District  thejournal-news.net

'We just feel like we're at home here,' said Debbie Poffinbarger, who officially started as the superintendent of the Litchfield School District on Jan. 1.



Hillsboro, Litchfield Land Two On South Central All-Conference  thejournal-news.net

Four Montgomery County seniors were among the 15 players on this year's South Central Conference all-conference boys basketball teams, as selected by the ...



Verda Hahnenkamp, 87  thejournal-news.net

Verda Hahnenkamp, 87, of Springfield, died on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at Hillsboro Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Arrangements are pending at ...



April Will Herald Opening Weekend At The Skyview  thejournal-news.net

The Skyview Drive-In Theater, just off of Historic Route 66 in Litchfield, is getting ready to open for its 69th season. Opening weekend will kick off on Friday, April ...



Cornelia C. Dries, 89  thejournal-news.net

Cornelia 'Connie' C. Dries, 89, of Litchfield, died at 12:35 a.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Heritage Health Center in Litchfield. Visitation will be held from 9 ...



Powell, Carver Bring Medals Back From IESA State Meet  thejournal-news.net

Two Litchfield Middle School wrestlers ended their seasons on the state medalist podium on Saturday, March 9, at the IESA State Wrestling Tournament at the ...



Panthers Start Strong, Take Third  thejournal-news.net

Thanksgiving basketball tournaments are always a good early test for high school basketball teams. Most coaches enter these tournaments with goals and a list ...



Litchfield's Lemon, Guinn Get First State Experience  thejournal-news.net

It was only fitting that the two most consistent top performers on the Litchfield girls track team finished their season at their sport's highest level on Thursday, May ...



Litchfield Board Suspends Teacher Pending Hearing  thejournal-news.net

Members of the Litchfield School Board held a special meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Litchfield High School. Following a half an hour in closed session, the ...



Low Voter Turnout For Spring Election  thejournal-news.net

Just under a quarter of the registered voters in Montgomery County selected who will represent them on school boards, in city and village halls, and for other ...



Four Panther Cubs Advance To IESA State Tourney  thejournal-news.net

It's been a productive postseason so far for the Litchfield Middle School wrestling team, but the Panther Cubs are hoping for even more success this weekend.



Connie Brubaker, 69  thejournal-news.net

Connie LaDon Brubaker, 69, of Taylorville, died at 7:56 a.m. on Friday, May 24, 2019, at her home. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29 ...



Poffinbarger Hired As Litchfield Superintendent  thejournal-news.net

Members of the Litchfield School Board voted six to one to hire current Assistant Superintendent Debbie Poffinbarger to replace Jeff Strieker as superintendent, ...



Litchfield Board Asks For Increase In Levy  thejournal-news.net

Following quite a bit of mixed discussion, members of the Litchfield School Board approved a preliminary tax levy at the regular monthly meeting, held Tuesday ...



Hillsboro Will Honor Veterans On Memorial Day  thejournal-news.net

Memorial Day will be observed in Hillsboro at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27, at the Veterans Memorial Park in Hillsboro. In the event of rain, ceremonies will be ...



Litchfield Board Approves $17.5 Million Budget  thejournal-news.net

After being on display for 30 days at the unit office for public review, members of the Litchfield School Board unanimously approved a $17.5 million budget ...



Local Students Represent At Boys IHSA Swim Sectionals  thejournal-news.net

Four local high school students represented Montgomery County high schools at the 2019 Boys IHSA Swim Sectionals on Saturday, Feb. 16. Shaw Riggs, 16, of ...



Cavies Hold On To End Litchfield Softball Season  thejournal-news.net

A roller coaster season for the Litchfield Lady Panthers came to an end on Monday, May 13, with a 6-2 loss to Carlinville in the opening game of the Class 2A ...



Litchfield Buys Back Land Sold To Compass Ventures  thejournal-news.net

The city of Litchfield reacquired a piece of property in the Route 66 Industrial Park during the city council meeting on Thursday, Oct. 4, but not at the price the ...



Litchfield Production Will Open Tonight  thejournal-news.net

Opening night is Thursday for the Litchfield High School production of 'Once Upon A Mattress,' running April 26-28 in Simmons Gym at the high school. Curtain ...



Samantha K. LaPradd, 23  thejournal-news.net

Samantha Kate LaPradd, 23, of Hillsboro, formerly of Litchfield, died Thursday, May 16, 2019. Visitation will be held Sunday, May 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Hough ...



Plans Continue For West Side Expansion  thejournal-news.net

The city of Litchfield's hopes for economic development growth on the west side took another step forward on Thursday, Nov. 1, as the city council approved ...



Redskins Capture Montgomery County Crown  thejournal-news.net

Nokomis' Carter Sabol threw six strong innings in the championship game of the 2019 Montgomery County Baseball Tournament Saturday afternoon, April 13, ...



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