There will be a Town Hall Meeting on the discussion of Addiction in Hillsboro on December 13. Community members who are interested in being informed on addiction warning signs, trends, and treatments are invited to come to the Hillsboro Community Center from 6-7:30pm. A panel of experts in the field will be present, consisting of Paul Schmidt, LCSW, CSAC, ICS; Darcy Rood, Judge; Tim Gaskell, D.A.; Tom Johnson, West Central MEG Unit; Thomas Richardson, Hillsboro Police Chief; and Scott Bjerkos, Lt. of Criminal Investigations. There is no cost to attend the event, which is sponsored by the Vernon County Department of Human Services. The goal of the event is for the community’s support in better understanding of addiction, helping people who are afflicted and help them on the road to recovery. For more information, contact Jill Bender at 608-637-5210.