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home : ag & business : business April 25, 2015

Smart Money: Best bet is to be upfront with insurance company

Saturday, April 18, 2015


Anderson Jewelers

Family wins back coins that could be worth $80M
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A family was awarded the rights to 10 rare gold coins possibly worth $80 million or more on Friday after a U.S. appeals court overturned a jury verdict.
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Tips for parents considering helping their child buy a home
Rising prices and a dearth of homes for sale in many markets have made it harder for many looking to buy their first home.
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Taylorville Memorial CEO evaluates early tenure
TAYLORVILLE — To adequately evaluate and maintain good health, doctors recommend at least one checkup annually. CEO of Taylorville Memorial Hospital, Kim Bourne, subscribes to that theory too. In fact, she just administered a checkup of her own on the overall state of the hospital as a whole. “Things are really good here. Finances are good, staffing is good, morale is good, and the facilities are excellent,” she said.
Saturday, April 18, 2015

MADE-IN-USA VICTORY MOTORCYCLES HAVE THE HAPPIEST OWNERS
For some, the allure of the open road, rumbling exhaust and the wind in your face are irresistible. Throw in camaraderie, lifestyle and the spirit of adventure, and it's easy to understand motorcycle riding's escapist appeal.
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Grain Belt opposed by Farm Bureau
TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County Farm Bureau Board of Directors voted to oppose the Grain Belt Express-Clean Line (GBE-CL) transmission line, which is proposed to run through the southern part of Christian County. The Farm Bureau is opposed to GBE receiving access for the project along with eminent domain authority from the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC).
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Submissions for fairgrounds grants being accepted
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company seeks submissions for projects across the Midwest that will improve local fairgrounds. Grinnell Mutual is offering Fairground Facelift grants totaling $3,500 to three county fairgrounds in order to make a lasting impact for the fairground and the people who use it.
Saturday, April 11, 2015

Smart Money: Paying taxes now could save taxes later
Saturday, April 11, 2015

Streaming Video - To Share Or Not To Share: Will Companies Crack Down?
A survey conducted in December 2014 by the Consumer Reports National Research Center revealed that 46 percent of American adults with streaming media accounts admitted to sharing login credentials with people living outside their homes, which could include kids living at college and friends.
Saturday, April 11, 2015

Rep. Davis announces new district director
DECATUR, Ill — U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today announced that Helen Albert will be assuming the role as district director. Albert, a native of Blue Mound, will continue to be based out of Davis’ Decatur office and will oversee district operations. Helen has served as a constituent services representative for Davis since 2013 and prior to that she worked for Illinois State Senators Duane Noland, Frank Watson, and Kyle McCarter. As district director, Helen will manage Davis’ six district offices and oversee constituent services.
Saturday, April 11, 2015

People First Bancshares reports 8th year of record income
PANA — People First Bancshares, Inc. held its annual meeting of shareholders on March 25, 2015 at Peoples Bank & Trust in Pana, IL. During the meeting, Michael E. Beyers, John Gardner and Michael M. Trexler were reelected to three year terms as directors of the bank and holding company. Other directors of the bank and holding company are James D. Randolph, David Fines, Larry D. Beaty, George Hiler, David Slater, and David Dorn, Jr.
Saturday, April 11, 2015

First National Pana announces new board members
PANA, Ill — Matt Beavers, President of the First National Bank of Pana has announced the appointment of Trina Casner of Pana and J.I. McDowell of Taylorville to the First National Bank’s Board of Directors.
Saturday, April 11, 2015

US Bank in Taylorville names new vice-president
TAYLORVILLE — U.S. Bank in Taylorville, Illinois, has promoted Deb Jostes to the position of vice president in its trust department.
Saturday, April 11, 2015

No strike as Allegiant Air and pilots return to court
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Allegiant Air’s pilots have agreed not to strike while a federal judge in Las Vegas weighs arguments from their union and the airline’s management.
Saturday, April 11, 2015

Illinois Bar Ask-a-lawyer day April 25
ILLINOIS — Anyone in Illinois with a question about a legal matter can consult with a lawyer at no cost during the 34th Annual Ask-a-Lawyer Day, Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.The event is sponsored by the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) in cooperation with several other bar associations.
Saturday, April 11, 2015

Your Fraud Squad Report:
Three new reports from "scamicide," a popular investigative blog posted by its founder, Steven Weisman
Saturday, April 11, 2015

Price at the Pump: April 7, 2015
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Price at the Pump
This morning’s prices for regular, unleaded gasoline
Monday, April 6, 2015

Rachel Fikan named as Christian County Agricultural Literacy Program Coordinator for U of I Extension
TAYLORVILLE — Amanda Cole, Unit 18 County Extension Director, is pleased to introduce Rachel Fikan as the new Christian County Agricultural Literacy Program Coordinator. She will be visiting elementary schools throughout Christian County to provide educational opportunities for students in agricultural related topics.
Saturday, April 4, 2015

CTI rolls out TV service on fiber network
TAYLORVILLE — Computer Techniques Inc. is branching out in a big way. This week, the internet service provider launched itself into the world of cable television; a move made possible by a large-scale and ongoing infrastructure project that is brining high-speed fiber internet to the greater Taylorville area.
Saturday, April 4, 2015

ConsumerReports: Avoid These Home-Sale Mistakes That Can Really Cost You Money
There's plenty you can do to affect how much money you make on a home sale or spend on a purchase, according to Consumer Reports' recent survey of real estate pros.
Saturday, April 4, 2015

Grandview expansion focuses on home decor
TAYLORVILLE — As a drugstore, the old CVS building offered almost innumerable solutions to an ailing body, as part of the new Grandview Home Center Outlet, it will now offer almost innumerable solutions to an ailing home.    
Saturday, April 4, 2015

Boutique style shopping now available at Jensen
TAYLORVILLE — At Jensen Home Furnishings, you can certainly find everything you need to accent your home, but now, you can also accent your style, which is the appropriately titled name of their newest department that features boutique style shopping.
Saturday, April 4, 2015

Price at the Pump: March 31, 2015
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

EIU students study historic preservation
MATTOON, Ill. (AP) — Some people might look at the Richard Roytek home and simply see a door, windows and a chimney stretching up from the ground through the roof and beyond.
Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Top Five Ways To Easily Raise The Value Of Your Home Right Now
Real estate is a careful balancing act, Consumer Reports notes. Over-improving a property -- say, by adding a swimming pool or sunroom -- will cost you because the market won't support the asking price you need to break even, let alone turn a profit. Under-improving your home, namely by ignoring essential repairs, will also drag down its value.
Saturday, March 28, 2015

Smart Money: Relative costs will guide home purchase for son
Relative costs will guide home purchase for son
Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sherman completes CPA certification
TAYLORVILLE — Stacie Sherman of Taylorville has successfully completed the Certified Public Accountant exam and ethics course and has been awarded Illinois CPA certification.
She is employed by the Office ofthe Auditor General as an Auditor III and supervisor in the Compliance Audit Division.



Saturday, March 28, 2015

Local jeweler attends IJO semi-annual conference
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. —David and Kay Cowell of Anderson Jewelers in Taylorville recently attended the semi-annual conference of the Independent Jewelers Organization (IJO) held in Palm Springs, CA, and had the privilege of personally meeting Keynote Speaker Neal Petersen. Peterson, an award winning author and the subject of a PBS documentary, is a natural storyteller - riveting, engaging and highly entertaining.
Saturday, March 28, 2015

City's downtown rehab grants help restore businesses
EFFINGHAM, Ill. (AP) — As Sheryl Herboth celebrates 30 years of owning and operating The Last Straw, she remembers the welcome turning point in her life that was born from a love of small towns.
Saturday, March 28, 2015

Expansion adds dedicated cardio room to The Lock-Up Gym
TAYLORVILLE - The north side of the Taylorville square is rapidly transforming into a workout hub suitable for all ages with the most recent expansion of The Lock-Up Gym.
Saturday, March 21, 2015

B and R Marine opens new showroom in Taylorville
TAYLORVILLE — The old Tri-Co implement building on Route 104 may have its roots in agriculture, but it has completed its transformation from “turf” to “surf” after the recent acquisition and remodel by new owner B and R Marine and its president Ross Kirkendoll.
Saturday, March 21, 2015

ConsumerReports: The Truth About Recalls: If You Get A Notice Take it Seriously
If you're still reeling from the avalanche of car recalls last year -- an all-time record -- and wondering what it all means, you're not alone, says Consumer Reports. In 2014m about 62 million U.S. vehicles were recalled. That's the equivalent of about four years' worth of cars sold here, or about 1 out of every 4 cars on the road today.
Saturday, March 21, 2015

U of I Extension: The emerald ash borer website
URBANA, Ill. – If you have an ash tree and want to keep it, visit the new “Emerald Ash Borer” website created by University of Illinois Extension.  Information and photos on the site will help to confirm that the tree is indeed an ash tree, identify whether or not the tree is infested, and suggest appropriate treatment options for homeowners.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Implications of March 1 corn stocks estimate
URBANA, Ill. — The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will release an estimate of March 1 stocks of corn on March 31. That estimate is based on a near-census of commercial storage facilities and a survey of a large sample of corn producers. The stocks estimate provides information needed to calculate the magnitude of feed and residual use of corn during the second quarter (December to February) of the current marketing year. That estimate is derived from the calculation of total disappearance of U.S. corn during the quarter and estimates of consumption in non-feed categories of use.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

3 die, 5 sickened after eating Blue Bell ice cream
DALLAS (AP) — The deaths of three people who developed a foodborne illness linked to some Blue Bell ice cream products have prompted the Texas icon’s first product recall in its 108-year history.
Saturday, March 14, 2015

Smart Money: Paying off credit cards never a bad move
Saturday, March 14, 2015

Fraud Squad - Essential facts and important news from the IRS
TAYLORVILLE — More taxpayers are visiting the IRS Website to get tax help and information than last year. The number of visits is up almost 20 percent compared with last year. Over 100 million visits were made by publication date, actually a rather short time.
Saturday, March 14, 2015

"Sweet Treats" available at Little Luxuries, Cottage Rose
TAYLORVILLE — Little Luxuries and Cottage Rose have added something new: “Sweet Treats” by Kathy Murray. A native of Pana and mother of four, Murray offers a variety of specialty candies and treats - homemade, meticulously finished and beautifully packaged.
Saturday, March 7, 2015

American Angus Association welcomes new members
ST. JOSEPH, MO —Bryce Schuman, CEO of the nation breed organization headquarted in Saint Joseph, MO, reports new members of the American Angus Association. W & P De Werff Farms of Owaneco, IL were welcomed as a new members along with  Tanner Mickey of Taylorville, IL as a junior member.
Saturday, March 7, 2015

Memorial Medical Center opens new surgery area
SPRINGFIELD — Memorial Medical Center’s new surgery area, the first phase of the nonprofit hospital’s multiyear campus expansion project, began operation on March 2.
Saturday, March 7, 2015

ConsumerReports: Cook these veggies!
Sometimes, cooked is better than raw when it comes to vegetables, according to ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports. Cooking can free up more nutrients for your body to absorb.
Saturday, March 7, 2015

Smart Money: Wife's name should be on title to house
Saturday, March 7, 2015

Taylorville Auto Sales announces grand opening
TAYLORVILLE - With in-house financing and over 70 vehicles to choose from in a variety of makes and models, Taylorville Auto Sales will hold a grand-opening sales event which kicks off March 2nd.
Saturday, February 28, 2015

Illinois banker fakes bank robbery
BETHALTO, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in the southern Illinois community of Bethalto have arrested the former assistant vice president of a local bank in connection with a reported Dec. 13 robbery.
Saturday, February 28, 2015

Trying To Get Back In Shape? Here Are Some Workout Tips That Really Work
You're trying to get back in shape. But where do you begin? ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports, went to fitness experts across the country and asked for their top tips:
Saturday, February 28, 2015

Smart Money: Pick up another 0 percent card
Saturday, February 28, 2015

Analysts expect housing market to gather momentum
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes fell just slightly in January, however, many analysts expect that the housing market will gather momentum with the start of the spring buying season.
Saturday, February 28, 2015

Smart Money
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation welcomes new board members
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce the election of Kent Richardson and Mike Blakeman, CPA to its Board of Directors. Elections took place at the Foundation’s annual meeting held in January.
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Applications to be accepted for VOSH Eye Care Program
TAYLORVILLE — VOSH program (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity) in conjunction with “Save Your Vision Month” has been scheduled. Dr. Debra Smothers-Champley of the Advanced Eye Care CEnter will donate her office to give free eye exams to the citizens of Christian County who cannot afford regular eye care.
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Christian County CEO program student application deadline March 2nd
TAYLORVILLE — High school juniors from all over Christian County are invited to apply for the first-ever Christian County "Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities," or CEO, class to begin next school year. The student application deadline is March 2nd.
Saturday, February 21, 2015

ConsumerReports: How to get the right cell phone plan to suit your needs
As cellphones have become more integrated into our lives, monthly mobile bills have swelled, says Consumer Reports.
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Lindsay Lopian joins Peoples Bank & Trust financial professionals
PANA — Peoples Bank & Trust is pleased to announce that Lindsay Lopian has joined their group of financial professionals in Taylorville.
Saturday, February 7, 2015

ConsumerReports: Bad credit, no credit? Eleven steps to rehab your credit score.
Credit-scoring models are like snowflakes: There are a lot of them, and no two are exactly alike. FICO alone sells 65 versions.
Saturday, February 7, 2015

Smart Money: Key to successful investing is to start
Saturday, February 7, 2015

Business Highlights
Saturday, February 7, 2015

S&P downgrades Greek credit rating amid concerns over cash
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The pressure on Greece’s new government to reach a deal with bailout creditors ratcheted up Friday as Standard & Poor’s cut its credit rating on Greece further into junk status and warned of the country’s possible exit from the 19-nation eurozone.
Saturday, February 7, 2015

Anthem: Hacker tried to breach system as early as Dec. 10
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The hackers who stole millions of health insurance records from Anthem Inc. obtained the credentials of five different employees to try to penetrate the network, and may have been inside the system since December, the company says.
Saturday, February 7, 2015

Aumann completes auction certification
OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS – Kurt Aumann, President of Aumann Auctions, Inc., has completed courses to receive the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) Education Institute’s Certified Estate Specialist (CES) designation. 

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Mathes Massage Moves
TAYLORVILLE - Corri Mathes of Mathes Massage invites new and existing clients to come check out her office space located at 1219 West Spresser Street in Taylorville.
Saturday, January 31, 2015

Casner earns top healthcare management credential
PANA — Trina Casner, FACHE, President and CEO of Pana Community Hospital, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders.
Saturday, January 31, 2015

World Finance Moves To Grand Plaza
TAYLORVILLE - After spending many years on the downtown Taylorville square, World Finance Corporation has moved its local office to 109 E. Bidwell Street in the Grand Plaza Shopping Center.
Saturday, January 31, 2015

Doctors Donate To United Way
TAYLORVILLE — Dr. Greg Haarmon and Dr. Amanda Lewis of CI Smiles of Taylorville, recently presented a donation to the United Way of Christian County for the 2014-2015 Campaign.
Saturday, January 31, 2015










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