"The Voices of Hillsboro" is a pilot podcast program designed to capture the history of the Hillsboro area and surrounding townships or villages. The podcast features long-time residents or those who grew up in the area. Topics may include the history of agriculture, culture, economic development, education, major events, politics, or World War II, The Korean War or Vietnam and how they affected the local area at the time.


Director Kolb got the idea for the program from NPR's  "All Things Considered", which she enjoyed listening to when working as a conservation assistant repairing books for the University of Illinois. This program is being dedicated to Director Kolb's grandmother, Louise Singler, who shared personal histories with her as she was growing up.

 "The Early Settlers of Hillsboro" by Pat Brink


Bliss, Dorothy. Hillsboro, A History: The Montgomery County News, 1989. Print.

Tillson, Christiana. A Woman's Story of Pioneer Illinois: Unigraphic Inc., 1974. Print. 

For more information, you can check out these titles at the Hillsboro Public Library.

Early Settlers of the Hillsboro Area (FiPat Brink and Shelley Kolb
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"Voices of Hillsboro" Tune-Ins

© Last Updated February 21st, 2020  by Shelley Kolb.