MT. AUBURN — Native American artifact hunters (from left) Curt Winans, Tommy Bryden, Frank Bramel, and Alan Anselm show off a handful of some of the more unique pieces that they have uncovered as modern-day treasure hunters. Some of the several hundred artifacts that they have accumulated from right here in Christian County date to 12,000 years old.
MT. AUBURN — It is a romanticized concept, but in real life, “X” never, ever marks the spot. A small group of Christian County men say they prefer it that way. “It’s all about the thrill of the hunt,” says Mt. Auburn’s Curt Winans.
TAYLORVILLE — It really is a small world, just ask Taylorville’s Dave Ryan or Scottsdale, Arizona’s Jerry Smith. Ryan grew up here in Taylorville while Smith hails from Oskaloosa, Iowa. In their youth, neither had any reason to know that the other existed. In the years that have followed, however, the pair have become great friends, friends that share a connection to Taylorville and a love for the game of golf. Saturday, July 8, 2017
SPRINGFIELD — The James S. Murray Gallery at Lincoln Land Community College is featuring the ceramic exhibit, “The Living Tributary,” by area artist and LLCC alumnus, Kyle Kirkpatrick July 3-27. The exhibit is open for viewing Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The gallery is located on the upper level of Menard Hall on the LLCC-Springfield campus, 5250 Shepherd Road. Saturday, July 1, 2017
TAYLORVILLE — Beta Sigma Phi International Chapters Alpha Pi, Omicron, Preceptor Delta Lambda, and Xi Delta Theta of Taylorville, have awarded their 2017 Scholarship to Kyle Kuntzman, a graduate of Taylorville High School. This is the 32nd consecutive year the organization has awarded these scholarships. Saturday, July 1, 2017
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