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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 ...



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 ...



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 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 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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



Two pieces of ammunition found at Litchfield High, Middle School  FOX Illinois

UPDATE:Two pieces of ammunition were confirmed to be found inside of the Litchfield High School men's bathroom.Some students were able to leave the ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



Low numbers leave Litchfield football season in doubt  The State Journal-Register

LITCHFIELD — The status of Litchfield High School's varsity football season, which is in doubt due to a low number of players, is expected to be decided on ...



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 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 ...



Prep Scoops: Kassebaum named Litchfield athletic director  The State Journal-Register

LITCHFIELD ATHLETICS. Kassebaum named. Litchfield athletic director. Andy Kassebaum, who spent 25 years as a teacher and coach at Litchfield High ...



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 ...



Insurance And Aramark On Agenda In Litchfield  thejournal-news.net

Members of the Litchfield School Board heard two local presentations as part of their regular monthly board meeting on Thursday evening, June 21, at Litchfield ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Edna M. Brandt, 83  thejournal-news.net

Edna Mae Brandt, 83, of Pana, formerly of Morrisonville, died on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at 9:01 p.m. at Prairie Rose Health Care Center in Pana. Visitation will ...



Toppers Give Zimmerman Win 100  thejournal-news.net

In addition to the regular vitriol of a rivalry game and a conference match-up, the Hillsboro and Litchfield volleyball teams had some extra incentive to win going ...



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 ...



Christmas Comes To Litchfield This Weekend  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 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 ...



Emory McClain, 81  thejournal-news.net

Emory 'John' McClain, 81, of Nokomis, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at his home. Visitation will be held Friday, March 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. at McCracken-Dean ...



Agencies Train For Shooter Scenarios  thejournal-news.net

Several local law enforcement and first responding agencies were involved in the active shooter training simulation held at Litchfield High School on ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 Community Plans Annual Veterans Day Parade  thejournal-news.net

Participants are encouraged to show their patriotism in the annual Litchfield Veterans Day Parade, set this year for Saturday, Nov. 10, beginning at 10 a.m. in ...



Litchfield To Make Switch To LED Christmas Lights  thejournal-news.net

Members of the Litchfield City Council met on Thursday, Oct. 18, and were in open session for 15 minutes before going into closed session. During that time, the ...



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 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 ...



LLCC Director Dies In Pedestrian Accident  thejournal-news.net

A Litchfield woman died after she was hit by a vehicle while walking her dog Thursday evening, Nov. 8.Lorie McDonald, 46, was transported to HSHS St. Francis ...



Litchfield Foursome Earns 3 Records, 3 State Berths  thejournal-news.net

Four athletes, three relays, three records. Any way you slice it, that was the story for the Litchfield boys track team on Thursday, May 17. Oh, and one trip to ...



Panthers Carlile Earns Sectional Spot  thejournal-news.net

The Litchfield boys cross country team will be represented at the Decatur St. Teresa Sectional at Hickory Point Golf Course on Saturday, Oct. 27, after ...



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 ...



Panthers To Send Two Teams, Quarton To Class 1A State Meet  thejournal-news.net

Thursday may have been the last time Andrea Priddle would compete at sectionals, but the lone senior member of the Litchfield High School track team isn't ...



Alumni Raise $4000 For Football Programs  thejournal-news.net

Nearly 70 alumni football players from this area donned pads and cleats for the inaugural alumni football game pitting the Hillsboro Hiltoppers against rival ...



Hillsboro, Litchfield Plan July 4 Activities  thejournal-news.net

Fireworks, concerts, biathlons and boat regattas are how Montgomery County celebrates Independence Day. There is no shortage of family-friendly events ...



Don Anderson Jr., 63  thejournal-news.net

Don Anderson Jr., 63, of Mt Auburn, died at 1:07 a.m., on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at home surrounded by his family. A visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., ...



Connie S. Linville, 78  thejournal-news.net

Connie Sue Linville, 78, of Greenville, died on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at 4:35 p.m. from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Visitation will be held ...



Two Pronounced Dead In Litchfield Over Weekend  thejournal-news.net

The Montgomery County Coroner's Office and Litchfield Police Department are investigating two unrelated deaths, both from self-inflicted means, over the ...



Lancers Remain Unbeaten In 2018  thejournal-news.net

A solid showing on a hot day kept Lincolnwood undefeated on the season thus far as the Lancers took the top spot in a four-team match at the Litchfield Country ...



Lady Panthers Slip Past Nokomis  thejournal-news.net

What better way to begin the season than to capture a road win at the varsity level and that is exactly what the Litchfield Lady Panthers did last Thursday evening ...



Gausmann Couple Bring Vintage Mall To Litchfield  thejournal-news.net

The Litchfield Vintage Mall got its official start on Monday, June 4, after Ted and Janie Gausmann invested a lot of time and energy into the building that once ...



Litchfield Man Charged With Arson After Tuesday's Fire  thejournal-news.net

A Litchfield man was charged with arson after a fire early Tuesday, June 26, in the 1500 block of North State Street in Litchfield. Donald 'Scott' Willis, 43, ...



Short Hops: Hillsboro Basketball Camp, Chamber Open, HCC Scramble  thejournal-news.net

The annual, highly recommended for future Hillsboro School District basketball players, boys youth basketball camp will be held from Monday, June 11, though ...



Toppers, Panthers Make All-Conference  thejournal-news.net

Seven Montgomery County high school football players snapped up ten spots on this year's 90-player South Central Conference all-conference football teams, ...



Slammed By Multiple Tornadoes  thejournal-news.net

Montgomery County is cleaning up after tornadoes caused havoc in central Illinois late Saturday afternoon, Dec. 1. The National Weather *Service* has yet to ...



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 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 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 Man Killed In Wayne County Accident  thejournal-news.net

A Litchfield man was killed on Wednesday, Aug. 29, in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 64 in Wayne County.Benjamin Hollo, 37, of Litchfield, was ...



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 ...



Plans Made To Restore Litchfield Water Tower  thejournal-news.net

Ted LaBelle of Crawford, Murphy and Tilly Engineering presented members of the Litchfield City Council with an option to restore the city's water tower during ...



New Owners Take Over Ariston Cafe  thejournal-news.net

For more than 50 years, Nick and Demi Adam have greeted not only diners from all over the world, but they have also fed their community members, and a host ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Vandals Shut Down Purple Panthers  thejournal-news.net

Vandalia showed why they are one of the most highly regarded football teams in the South Central Conference on Friday, Sept. 14, as they defeated Litchfield ...



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 ...



New Director To Lead Litchfield Chamber  thejournal-news.net

The Litchfield Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new, enthusiastic face to its office as Maggie Sinclair was named the new executive director. She replaces ...



T. Todt Shootout Set For December 8  thejournal-news.net

In an effort to give a little bit back to a man who has given much to the sport of high school basketball, friends of Terry Todt have organized the inaugural T. Todt ...



Miners Pounce On Purple Panthers  thejournal-news.net

The Litchfield High School football team took a moment to honor America's fighting men and women before their game against Gillespie on Friday, Sept. 28.



Journal-News On The Line:Alex Bishop, Litchfield  thejournal-news.net

While golf has always been on Alex Bishop's radar, the game wasn't always the Litchfield senior's passion. “I picked up a club when I was two, but I was just ...



Litchfield Airport To Host Remote Control Jet Rally  thejournal-news.net

The Litchfield Airport Authority and Roger Shipley's Route 66 Jets RC Club are again sponsoring a Remote Control (RC) Jet Rally from Friday, Sept. 7, through ...



Dr. Wujek Earns Rural Physician Award  thejournal-news.net

Dr. Roger Wujek of Litchfield Family Practice Center was awarded the 2018 Rural Physician of Excellence Award from the Illinois Rural Health Association on ...



Pezold Resigns From Litchfield Chamber  thejournal-news.net

'I have just enjoyed planning all the events, working with businesses and volunteers and making a difference in my community,' said Litchfield Chamber of ...



Second Half Pushes Piasa Past Nokomis  thejournal-news.net

A three-point outburst by Southwestern's Abbey Burns helped lift the Piasa Birds over Nokomis 52-35 in the Lady Redskins' opening game at the Litchfield ...



Bulldogs Knock Off Panthers  thejournal-news.net

The Staunton Bulldogs picked up a 48-0 win over Litchfield on Friday, Aug. 24, in the season opener for both teams. The Bulldogs would score in each of their ...



Hillsboro High School Grad Killed In Single-Vehicle Crash  thejournal-news.net

A single-vehicle crash between Donnellson and Greenville in Bond County took the life of a Hillsboro High School graduate on Saturday, Nov. 10. Gavin Twitty ...



Lady Dragons, Braves Headed To Sectionals  thejournal-news.net

It was a productive end of the week for two Montgomery County eighth grade girls basketball programs as the Hillsboro Lady Dragons and Nokomis Lady Braves ...



Timpe Named New CEO For St. Francis Hospital  thejournal-news.net

Jim Timpe has been selected to serve as the new president and CEO at HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. He started in this new role today. Timpe comes ...



T. Todt Shootout To Be Saturday In Carlinville  thejournal-news.net

The inaugural T. Todt Shootout vs. Cancer is quickly approaching as 16 area teams will take the floor on Saturday, Dec. 8, in a basketball extravaganza fitting of ...



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 ...



Man Killed By Suspected Drug Overdose  thejournal-news.net

A man who was transported from Mt. Olive to HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield on Saturday, Aug. 18, died from a suspected drug overdose, according to ...



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, ...



Governor In Litchfield At Lincoln Dinner  thejournal-news.net

An enthusiastic crowd gathered at the Litchfield Community Center Saturday evening for the annual Lincoln Day Dinner. Approximately 300 were in attendance ...



Litchfield Adds Paine As Ward 3 Alderman  thejournal-news.net

The members of the Litchfield City Council voted in a new alderwoman during their meeting on Thursday, April 5, after the resignation of Ward 3 alderman Jake ...



Litchfield pizzeria honors memory of Faith Marie Hartzell  The State Journal-Register

LITCHFIELD — A Litchfield pizzeria will honor the memory of a 9-year-old who died of complications related to cancer treatment nearly three years ago by ...



Preparing For The Worst  thejournal-news.net

Over 20 local law enforcement agencies and first responding entities participated in the active shooter training simulation held at Hillsboro High School on ...



Trojans Come Back To Beat Purple Panthers  thejournal-news.net

A strong early start Tuesday night, Jan. 30, by the Purple Panthers would not be enough to hold off the Auburn Trojans as Auburn would defeat Litchfield 55-34 ...



Community Thanksgiving Meal Welcomes Everyone  thejournal-news.net

The churches in the Hillsboro area would like to invite everyone to a free Thanksgiving meal on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., ...



Kevin Seely Resigns As St. Francis President, CEO  thejournal-news.net

HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield is starting to conduct a nationwide search for a new president and CEO after Kevin Seely resigned from the position ...



Atlas46 Announces 2019 Production Plan  thejournal-news.net

Atlas46, a manufacturing firm from Fenton, MO, announced their plans to start a production project in Montgomery County during the first quarter of 2019, the ...



Toppers Split Wrestling Opener  thejournal-news.net

Five Hillsboro wrestlers were double winners on Tuesday, Nov. 27, as the Toppers opened up their season at Southeast High School in Springfield against the ...



Hillsboro Picks Up Win In 2018 Finale  thejournal-news.net

It was the final game of the season for two teams who have struggled on the field this season when the Hillsboro Hiltoppers hosted the visiting Litchfield Purple ...



Wilson Begins Job With Farm Bureau  thejournal-news.net

A Litchfield native trained in the Illinois Farm Bureau manager trainee program, Katie Wilson began work on Monday, April 16, as manager at Montgomery ...



Attitude Key For New Look Lady Panthers  thejournal-news.net

'Sport a winning attitude' has been the battle cry of the Illinois High School Association for the past several years and Litchfield volleyball's second year head ...



Jury Finds Lance Davidson Guilty Monday  thejournal-news.net

A Litchfield man now faces up to seven years in prison for battering a correctional officer at the Montgomery County Jail in March. Lance Davidson, 24, of ...



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