TAYLORVILLE — “At the end of the day, it isn’t where I came from. Maybe home is somewhere I’m going and never have been before.” - Warsan Shire-Somali poet
Dennis and Chris Metsker have embarked on a labor of love, the Sharpe House, a new sober living home. With addiction so prevalent in our society, the two have decided to provide the opportunity for people in recovery to have a new beginning. Saturday, June 10, 2017
TAYLORVILLE — For the better part of his adolescence, 19-year-old Lucas Domonousky of Taylorville was not in complete ownership of his own body; he was in a transient state, teetering between the pursuit of a normal childhood and the constant struggle with his health. Sometimes, he was only able to lease fleeting moments of freedom before he was subjugated by his epilepsy, a condition that could afflict his body with multiple seizures in a single day.
Candy’s green thumb is evident in her garden, beginning with the relatively new berm in front throughout whimsical touches such as the fairy garden tucked along the fence in her back garden. Her husband Ray says their garden “reflects the ‘battle’ between the neat freak husband and the wife who prefers the natural look.” Candy agrees, but she also knows that deep down he likes the result. Saturday, May 27, 2017
TAYLORVILLE — Gary Letterly will be turning in his field boots and turning off his microscope one last time when he officially retires from the University of Illinois Extension on May 31. The public is invited to attend an open house in Gary’s honor from 2 pm to 4 pm on Wednesday, May 31 at the Christian County Extension office in Taylorville. Saturday, May 27, 2017
CANTON, Mo. — Sierra Gary has been accepted to Culver-Stockton College's fall 2017 incoming class. Gary, a senior at Pawnee High School was also awarded the Hilltop academic scholarship. Culver-Stockton College, located in Canton, Mo., is a four-year residential institution in affiliation with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). C-SC specializes in experiential education and is one of only two colleges in the nation to offer the 12/3 semester calendar, where the typical 15 week semester is divided into two terms, a 12-week term and a 3-week term.
SPRINGFIELD—Lincoln Land Community College's student newspaper, The Lamp, received 11 awards at a statewide competition April 7. The awards were presented at the Illinois Community College Journalism Association (ICCJA) spring conference held at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey. Lukas Myers of Taylorville placed first in arts review.
TAYLORVILLE — Pictured are the winners of the March Mania Fitness Challenge. During the month of March teams of three accumulated points by logging time spent working out and also taking fitness challenges. Friday, April 14, 2017