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Monday, June 27, 2016


Anderson Jewelers

Monday, June 27, 2016

CORRECTION
Monday, June 27, 2016

Budget mess: Rt. 29 completion at risk
EDINBURG, Ill. (AP) — The  completion of Illinois Route 29 from Taylorville to Springfield is at risk, Illinois Department of Transportation warns, if there is no budget agreement by July 1. The remaining $12 million left to complete the $42.4-million project is among $2 billion in road projects threatened by the budget stalemate.
Monday, June 27, 2016

Children invited to learn pioneer skills, knots, July 3
DECATUR, Ill. — During a special Pioneer Skills activity, children can learn how to tie knots at Homestead Prairie Farm in Rock Springs Conservation Area on Sunday, July 3 at 2 p.m.
Monday, June 27, 2016

Garden Pests and Diseases workshop to be held
TAYLORVILLE — University of Illinois Extension will be holding a garden pests and diseases workshop Tuesday, July 19, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. at University of Illinois Extension Christian County Office, 1120 North Webster Street, Taylorville.
Monday, June 27, 2016

People Brief
Monday, June 27, 2016

Christian county 4-H hosts science camps for kids in Taylorville
TAYLORVILLE, Ill. — University of Illinois Extension and Christian County 4-H recently hosted Jr. and Sr. Science Camps for youth ages 6-9 was held June 7-9 at the Christian County Extension office in Taylorville, Ill. Jr. Science Camp sessions were from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for youth ages 6-9, and Sr. Science Camp sessions were from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for youth ages 10-13 each day.
Monday, June 27, 2016

Children invited to learn pioneer skills, knots, July 3
DECATUR, Ill. — During a special Pioneer Skills activity, children can learn how to tie knots at Homestead Prairie Farm in Rock Springs Conservation Area on Sunday, July 3 at 2 p.m.
Monday, June 27, 2016

Garden Pests and Diseases workshop to be held
TAYLORVILLE — University of Illinois Extension will be holding a garden pests and diseases workshop Tuesday, July 19, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. at University of Illinois Extension Christian County Office, 1120 North Webster Street, Taylorville.
Monday, June 27, 2016

Christian county 4-H hosts science camps for kids in Taylorville
TAYLORVILLE, Ill. — University of Illinois Extension and Christian County 4-H recently hosted Jr. and Sr. Science Camps for youth ages 6-9 was held June 7-9 at the Christian County Extension office in Taylorville, Ill.
Monday, June 27, 2016

Stem cells promise regeneration for local resident
STONINGTON — A few short years ago, Luke Allen lived an active life.
Saturday, June 25, 2016

TPD officer arrested for domestic battery
TAYLORVILLE — According to Taylorville Police Chief Dave Herpstreith, an off-duty TPD officer was arrested on the morning of Wednesday, June 22, 2016 in Skokie, Illinois for a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery.
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Active Shooter Training
TAYLORVILLE — Eight officers from six different area police agencies participated in an active shooter training drill at Taylorville High School on Friday afternoon.
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Local Communities Host Parades Saturday
Saturday, June 25, 2016

1 dead, 1 injured after boats crash on Rock River
OREGON, Ill. (AP) — Winnebago County Chief Deputy Coroner Bill Hintz says one person is dead and another injured after two boats collided on the Rock River in northern Illinois.
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Workplace retaliation suit against Tammy Duckworth settled
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A settlement in the workplace retaliation lawsuit against U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth concluded Friday with an agreement that no law was violated, removing an obstacle in her bid to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk in one of November’s most competitive Senate races.
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Meeting Notices printed June 26
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Prohibition and crime collided in 1920s Illinois
ILLINOIS — The passage of Prohibition in 1919 unwittingly sparked one of the more violent decades in Illinois history. The liquor still flowed freely in much of Illinois with bootlegging operations of various criminal intent.
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Building Homes and Changing Lives
CIBOLO, Texas — Taylorville native, Billy Hager, is building Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) these days in Texas.
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Young Taylorville athlete to be honored with signs
TAYLORVILLE — After claiming two first place finishes in the IESA State Track Meet in Peoria, Taylorville Junior High student Chris Cherry will be officially honored with road signs that are to be placed at both the north and south entrances of Taylorville on Illinois Rt. 29.
Friday, June 24, 2016

Taylorville man arrested for weapon, cannabis
TAYLORVILLE — On June 24, shortly after midnight, Taylorville Police Department responded to a call of a conflict in the area of S. Shumway St. and W. Franklin St.
Friday, June 24, 2016

Illinois native criticized for role at Little Bighorn
ILLINOIS — For its size, the Battle of the Little Bighorn left an imposing legacy, lifting the defeated commander, George Custer, into American legend.  His second-in-command fared far worse.
Friday, June 24, 2016

Entrepreneur Speaks
TAYLORVILLE — CEO of Flat Branch Soap Company Lori Parks spoke with members of the Taylorville Optimist Club on Thursday morning.
Friday, June 24, 2016

Kincaid American Legion Auxiliary installs officers
KINCAID — During the June meeting of the Edwin Corpin American Legion Post 905 Ladies Auxiliary meeting, the ladies elected and installed new officers for 2016-2017.
Friday, June 24, 2016

Congenial Neighbor
A northern flicker, member of the woodpecker family, is pictured nesting in a partially-rotted tree this morning in a west-end Taylorville neighborhood.
Thursday, June 23, 2016

Addicts testify in meth lab jury trial
TAYLORVILLE — Two drug addicts testified on Thursday that they provided pseuodephedrine pills to a 44-year-old Taylorville woman so she could cook methamphetamine for them.
Thursday, June 23, 2016

Tower Hill man found not breathing in vehicle
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — On Monday, June 20, 2016 at 2:09 p.m., 911 received a call that a 20-year-old man was sitting in his vehicle unresponsive and not breathing in the rural Tower Hill area.
Thursday, June 23, 2016

'God Bless Our Veterans' is theme for Taylorville Fourth of July parade
TAYLORVILLE — The City of Taylorville and AMVETS Post 29 are sponsoring this year’s annual Fourth of July Parade. They’ve chosen “God Bless Our Veterans” as this year’s theme.
Thursday, June 23, 2016

Entertainment Calendar printed June 23
Thursday, June 23, 2016

New Citizen
SPRINGFIELD — Florinda Guerriero of Taylorville was naturalized as a new U.S. citizen on Friday, June 17, at a ceremony held at the Old State Capitol.
Thursday, June 23, 2016

Niemann earns outstanding volunteer award
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Geri Niemann, of Taylorville, was one of the 2016 Outstanding Volunteer Award winners at Trees Forever’s Annual Celebration and Awards Dinner at The Hotel at Kirkwood in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Thursday, June 16.
Thursday, June 23, 2016

Collecting For Food Drive
STONINGTON — CROSSTraining youth group from Joy Assembly is in the process of completing their June service project by preparing a food drive for the food pantry located in Blue Mound.
Thursday, June 23, 2016

Shaved ice business draws hot criticism
TAYLORVILLE — People in Taylorville have been riled the last few days after it was discovered that a Taylorville man, Roy G. Sherman Jr., a registered sex offender, opened a business traditionally geared toward children — a shaved ice stand at the corner of Webster and Vine Streets.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

County payroll under fire
TAYLORVILLE — Problems with a new payroll system drew a sharp exchange from members of Christian County Board.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Local woman faces up to 50 years for meth lab
TAYLORVILLE — A jury trial began today for a Taylorville woman facing up to 50 years in prison for cooking meth near several churches.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Kiwanis Club hears from Red Cross
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard about the South Central Illinois chapter of the American Red Cross, at the club's weekly meeting Tuesday at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

TMH Auxiliary hosts babysitting clinic for teens
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary recently held their third Babysitting Clinic June 16 at no charge to participants. Fourteen students who completed the 6th grade attended the one day clinic.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Instruments Of Faith To Perform Saturday
STONINGTON — The Instruments of Faith will perform Saturday, June 25 at Stonington Summerfest Main Stage.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Meet the grand marshal - Dorothy Elaine Graham
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Stonington Summerfest kicks off Friday night
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Performing Saturday at Stonington Summerfest
STONINGTON — Borderline with Jenny Campbell will be performing Saturday at the Stonington Summerfest beer tent from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Area Agency on Aging accepting nominations
Nominations are being accepted for the Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland’s 2016 Dorothy S. Kimball Award for outstanding accomplishment in the field of aging. 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Rt. 29 Nearing Completion
EDINBURG — Construction crews are shown laying asphalt on the final 6.3-mile stretch of Illinois Rt. 29 this morning.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

911 questions linger for Christian County
TAYLORVILLE — County leaders continue to weigh the future of 911 in Christian County.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Christy Conrad to perform at Municipal Band Concert June 22
TAYLORVILLE — Christy Conrad, vocal soloist, will be featured singing some selections by George Gershwin with the Taylorville Municipal Band concert on Wednesday, June 22, at Hershey Towers, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Pana School Board approves FY16 budget
PANA — The FY16 budget was the main topic at last night’s Pana School Board meeting. The board approved the amended budget for the coming school year. Revenues total $14,325,824 with expenses totaling $14,197,389, according to superintendent Dr. David Lett. The amendment came in the form of an additional $30,000 for fund 60.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Tentative Reopening Set For Library
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Public Library Board of Trustees was hopeful to reopen the library yesterday after the completion of mold remediation efforts there.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

City approves changes to gaming ordinance
TAYLORVILLE — After a lengthy discussion at last Thursday’s ordinance committee meeting, the City of Taylorville voted to pursue an ordinance change that would require businesses with video gaming outlets to submit additional documentation that seeks to clarify the percentages of revenue derived from food, beverage, liquor, and gaming sales.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Shelby Electric Coop holds annual meeting
SHELBYVILLE — It was a beautiful sunny day as Shelby Electric Cooperative held its 78th Annual Meeting of Members on Friday, June 17, at the Shelby County 4-H Fairgrounds. Members were served a pork chop dinner and enjoyed a variety of entertainment for young and old alike including face painting and balloon animals.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Mad Scientist Show scheduled for Saturday
ASSUMPTION — It’s Not Magic – This is a fun special event demonstrating the science of magic tricks. This program features incredible demonstrations that help children to visualize key chemistry and physics concepts.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Assumption Fest bands announced
ASSUMPTION — Glory Days will perform Friday Night, June 24 on the Assumption Fest Main Stage from 7-9 p.m.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Assumption Fest Schedule of Events
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Assumption Fest honors Grand Marshals
ASSUMPTION — John and Julie Holthaus have been married for 35 years and have four children: David (Shannon) Holthaus, Sarah (Dutch) Minott, Jill (Bryan) Wiley and Rachael (Matt) Williams. In addition, they have five grandchildren and one on the way. They will be serving as the Grand Marshals for the 2016 Assumption Fest.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Allan Craig to perform on Saturday night
ASSUMPTION — Set to take the main stage on Saturday night, June 25, 2016 from 7-9 p.m. at this year’s Assumption Fest is Allan Craig.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Army Band to perform on main stage
ASSUMPTION — The 144th Army Band provides music for troop gatherings and activities, military and religious ceremonies, community happenings, and civic affairs, such as parades and other public events.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

A First in Years
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Nokomis Class of 1991 announces 25th reunion
NOKOMIS, Ill. — Nokomis High School Class of 1991 announces they will be holding their 25th reunion on July 8 starting at 7:00 p.m. at The Depot in Nokomis, located at 590 N 5th St.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Library Summer Reading program to begin soon
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Public Library would like to announce that their Summer Reading Program will be starting soon.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Pana Red Roses Red Hat Club meet in Taylorville
PANA — The Pana Red Roses Red Hat Club met June 15 at Angelo’s for a Bushes and Besties painting class and luncheon, chosen by Sue McQuire.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Donors receive recognition, next drive June 29
TAYLORVILLE — Several area residents participated in a community blood drive on April 28. Among the donors being recognized were first time blood donors: Deanna Bottrell and Debbie Gregory and Pam Welge 7 gallons.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Area veterans take to skies in Tuesday Honor Flight
TAYLORVILLE — Two county veterans will earn their wings on Tuesday as they journey to Washington D.C. as part of the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight program.
Monday, June 20, 2016

Taylorville Memorial to host blood drive June 29
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Memorial Hospital will host a community blood drive from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29 at 201 East Pleasant, inside Auditorium.
Monday, June 20, 2016

Cooking up fun with "Jr Chef" culinary camp
KINCAID — This summer University of Illinois Extension Unit 18 in cooperation with Illinois Nutrition Education Program-SNAP ED, & Illinois 4-H hosted “Illinois Jr Chef” a four day cooking camp in Kincaid.
Monday, June 20, 2016

VFW Auxiliary Donates to Relay for Life
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville VFW Auxiliary Post 4495 proudly donated to the Christian County Relay for Life
Monday, June 20, 2016

Beat The Heat
Saturday, June 18, 2016

Election Kick-Off Event
Saturday, June 18, 2016

Breeze earns firsts in web, writing and ad contests
SPRINGFIELD — At the annual Illinois Press Association awards banquet and conference on June 10, 2016 at the Crown Plaza in Springfield, the Breeze-Courier was recognized with several awards for its content and design.
Saturday, June 18, 2016

Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (patches) available to help Illinois smokers quit
Saturday, June 18, 2016

CTI puts Taylorville on the map with gigabit internet
TAYLORVILLE — Seattle, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Portland, Phoenix, Atlanta, Austin, Cincinnati, Chicago, Las Vegas, Nashville, Kansas City, Dallas, Omaha, and...Taylorville, Illinois.
Saturday, June 18, 2016

Taylorville FFA wins most awards at convention
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The annual Illinois State FFA Convention was held June 14-16 at the Springfield Prairie Capitol Convention Center. This convention is held for Illinois FFA members and Chapters to receive awards and recognition for their hard work and efforts at contests, community service, and leadership activities throughout the year.
Saturday, June 18, 2016

Breeze-Courier brings home IPA awards
SPRINGFIELD — At the annual Illinois Press Association awards banquet and conference on June 10, 2016 at the Crown Plaza in Springfield, the Breeze-Courier was recognized with several awards for its content and design.
Saturday, June 18, 2016

Run Your Own Race It's Yours To Win
TAYLORVILLE — As we celebrate Father’s Day today, I’m remembering my dad and the lessons he taught my brothers and me.
Saturday, June 18, 2016

Courthouse printed June 17
Friday, June 17, 2016

Police & Fire printed June 17
Friday, June 17, 2016

TJHS Honor Roll Correction
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Jr. High School inadvertantly omitted 6th grade student, Jordan Hamell, from the A/B Honor roll for the fourth quarter.
Friday, June 17, 2016

Morrisonville superintendent says financial danger looms
MORRISONVILLE – The Morrisonvile School Board on Thursday night approved a $3.2 million budget for the upcoming school year.
Friday, June 17, 2016

Drug Court Rewards
The Rev. Bill Kerns provides gift cards for the County’s Drug Court to Associate Judge Brad Paisley.
Friday, June 17, 2016

VisionWay Christian School 4th quarter honor roll
TAYLORVILLE — Following is a corrected list of the 4th quarter Honor Roll for VisionWay school.
Friday, June 17, 2016

American Legion Auxiliary Post to meet to select officers
TAYLORVILLE — The American Legion Auxiliary, Post #73 in Taylorville will be holding their annual selection of officers for the 2016-2017 year. Any Legion Auxiliary member is qualified to run for any of the following offices:  President, Vice President, Jr. Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Historian, Sgt. At Arms and Chaplain.
Friday, June 17, 2016

4-H hosts WeDo Robotics workshops in Taylorville
TAYLORVILLE — The University of Illinois Extension and Christian County 4-H recently hosted robotic workshops for youths. On June 6, 4-H offered two WeDo Robotics workshops for youth ages 6-9, at the Christian County Extension office in Taylorville. Youth explored engineering, technology and coding as they created, built and programed their own robot.
Friday, June 17, 2016

Kurt Aumann speaks to Taylorville Optimist Club
TAYLORVILLE — Kurt Aumann of Aumann Auctions in Nokomis spoke with the Taylorville Optimist Club on Thursday morning. Aumann  was introduced as the guest speaker by Optimist member and Christian County State’s Attorney Mike Havera.
Friday, June 17, 2016

Courthouse printed June 16
Thursday, June 16, 2016

Police & Fire printed June 16
Thursday, June 16, 2016

Morrisonville village meets in regular session
MORRISONVILLE — The Village of Morrisonville met in its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday evening where the following agenda items were approved.
Thursday, June 16, 2016

Accident Leaves Local Homes Without Power
A concrete truck reportedly backed into a wooden power pole this morning, snapping the pole and leaving it dangling dangerously over South Main Street.
Thursday, June 16, 2016

Ansar Shrine Tractor Crusade June 26
CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Ill. — The Ansar Shrine will hold a tractor crusade on Sunday, June 26, 2016. It will be a 25 mile round trip with a stop for breakfast at the Stonington Masonic Lodge #1066.
Thursday, June 16, 2016

Saturday Is The Big Day
TAYLORVILLE — Garden Walk enthusiasts are welcome to the annual Christian County Garden Walk on Saturday.
Thursday, June 16, 2016

Lineup announced for Senior Variety Show Friday
TAYLORVILLE — Danny Russell, local TV and radio personality, will be the closing act for the Taylorville Senior Center’s 29th Annual Variety Show on Friday, June 17
Thursday, June 16, 2016

Farm Bureau Foundation and Young Ag Leaders award ag scholarships
TAYLORVILLE — This year, the Christian County Farm Bureau Foundation awarded four $1,250 scholarships and the Young Ag Leaders awarded three $1,250 scholarships to Christian County Students who showcase exceptional scholastic ability and are pursuing a degree in an agricultural related field. 
Thursday, June 16, 2016

Judge throws out warrantless DUI blood draw
TAYLORVILLE — Police will likely be reviewing how they conduct blood draws during DUI arrests after a recent order by Judge Brad Paisley.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

TFD receives federal grant for cardiac monitor defibrillator
TAYLORVILLE— Taylorville Fire Department has been awarded a grant for operations and safety from the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, announced U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.).
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Midland fire chief stable after train collision
TAYLORVILLE — The Midland Fire Protection Disrict chief remains in St. John’s Hosptial in Sprigfield, after being thrown from a dump truck on Monday night, which collided with a train off Sangamon Road.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Police & Fire printed June 15
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Pana approves grant application
PANA — Following Taylorville’s decision last week to pursue a $430,000 fix for the bike trail trestle bridge, the City of Pana is now officially on board too.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Miranda rights celebrate 50th anniversary this week
They are among the most recognizable words in American society, and no law-abiding citizen really wants to hear them.  But they have become a cornerstone of American justice.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Stonington Legion Auxiliary Post 257 elects officers
STONINGTON, Ill. — The Stonington American Legion Post 257 Auxiliary met in regular session on Monday, June 13, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. with nine members present. Those in attendance were: Jane Besson, Linda DeVore, Patricia Rusher, Irene Myers, Marilyn Remmert, Sandi Klein, Mary Ann Reed, Pam Graham and Venise McWard.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

DAR Chapter Installs Officers
TAYLORVILLE — Newly elected officers for the program year 2016-17 were installed at the regular monthly meeting of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Central A&M FFA hosting 5k run
MOWEAQUA, Ill. — On Saturday, July 16, 2016 the Central A&M FFA will host it’s 2nd Annual 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk. Registration will begin at 7:45 a.m. at Central A&M High School, located at 229 E. Pine Street, Moweaqua.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Blue Mound native hosting area showchoir camp
DECATUR, Ill. — Millikin University will host the 37th annual Showchoir Camps of America (SCA) from Sunday, June 19, through Saturday, June 25, on Millikin's campus.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Summer 4-H conferences let teens explore careers
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Imagine digging at an archeological site, exploring the origins of life, or learning what it takes to blast a rocket into space. For some Illinois teens, imagination will turn to reality during Illini Summer Academies, set to begin June 26 on the University of Illinois campus.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Summerfest seeking contestants and vendors
STONINGTON — The 2016 Stonington Summerfest will be held Friday, June 24-Sunday, June 26 in Stonington. Organizers are still accepting applications for several contests, parade and vendors. Below is the contact information for each event.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Donnan Guest Speaker at Sertoma Meeting
TAYLORVILLE — Terri Donnan of Citizens for Education was Sertoma's guest speaker at a recent dinner meeting.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Schafers Recognized At Angus Show
BLOOMINGTON — Lizzie Schafer of Owaneco was crowned as Angus royalty at the 2016 Central Illinois Angus Association Preview Show, June 3 in Bloomington, Illinois
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Taylorville Memorial Hospital earns ACR accreditation
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Memorial Hospital has once again received their three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Lincoln Library digitizes first televised presidential debate
SPRINGFIELD — Rare footage of the first televised presidential debate in U.S. history has been put online by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, giving voters a chance to see the dramatic change in debate tone and style since 1956.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Ward and Sapp to perform at the annual variety show
TAYLORVILLE — Patrick Ward and Rachael Sapp will be performing in the Christian County Senior Center Variety Show on June 17, 2016.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Phosphorus study to cost TSD $75k
TAYLORVILLE — A U.S. EPA mandate to reduce phosphorous levels in waste water is expected to burden Taylorville tax payers financially.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Man jailed for allegedly throwing girl from hotel window
TAYLORVILLE— A Pana man remains in jail for domestic battery after a judge heard testimony today that he shoved his girlfriend from the second floor window of a hotel and then drug her by the hair across a parking lot.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Alto sax soloist with Municipal Band Wednesday
TAYLORVILLE — Mr. Gary Moore will be the featured also saxophone soloist with the Taylorville Municipal Band on Wednesday night at Hershey Towers at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Future of 911 mulled
TAYLORVILLE — Questions linger about the future of 911 in Christian County, as a plan is pitched to build a regional call center in Macon County.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

State could create $6M shortfall for TCUSD
TAYLORVILLE — The inability for the State of Illinois to produce a budget has lingered for more than a year now. Should the ineptitude of legislators continue, the results promises to be shockingly morose for school districts and students all across the state, Taylorville not withstanding.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Train collides with dump truck
TAYLORVILLE — Firefighters hose down the smashed-up remains of a dump truck on Monday evening. The dump truck collided with a train at a crossing off Sangamon Road near GSI Group Inc. No fatalities were reported on scene. The driver of the dump truck was to be airlifted for medical treatment, possibly to Springfield or St. Louis, according to preliminary reports. The name of the driver is not yet released.


Monday, June 13, 2016

Activists walk 150 miles to protest at Thomson Prison
THOMSON, Ill. (AP) — Dozens of activists have walked 150 miles to a federal prison in northwestern Illinois to protest solitary confinement. 
Monday, June 13, 2016

Storm rolling in
Monday, June 13, 2016

Morrisonville and Taylorville Community Blood Drive June 20 and 23
MORRISONVILLE — Morrisonville Community will host a community blood drive from  3-6 p.m. on Monday, June 20 at 109 SE 5th Street,  inside Fellowship Hall.

The Taylorville Community Blood Drive will be held Thursday, June 23 at Davis Memorial Christian Church, located at 1500 West Franklin, inside the Fellowship Hall.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Charles Stevens death investigation
KINCAID — On June 11, 2016 at approximately 2:30 a.m., 911 received a call that a 25 year old male was unresponsive and not breathing in the 400 Block of Prairie St., Kincaid.
Monday, June 13, 2016

Meeting Notice
Monday, June 13, 2016

Death Investigation in Pana
PANA — On Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 12:45 p.m. 911 received a call that a 37 year old was unresponsive and not breathing in her residence in the 200 Block of Kennedy.
Monday, June 13, 2016

Crime Stoppers
TAYLORVILLE — This week, Crimestoppers is seeking information about a burglary to a vehicle that occurred in Taylorville.
Monday, June 13, 2016

COURTHOUSE
Monday, June 13, 2016

Police/Fire
Monday, June 13, 2016

Area Honor Rolls
Monday, June 13, 2016

Ranger Rick guest speaker at Optimist meeting
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club held its regular meeting on Thursday, June 09, 2016, in the TMH Auditorium. Following breakfast, acting president Jim Adcock called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by the morning invocation led by Pastor Ted Marrinan.
Monday, June 13, 2016

Davis Featured in Colon Cancer Prevention Publication
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) and his wife Shannon, a nurse at Taylorville Memorial Hospital, were featured in a recent issue of Beyond Blue, a publication focused on fighting colon cancer.
Monday, June 13, 2016

MAI Employees Donate to YMCA Camp
Monday, June 13, 2016

Mission Accomplished
Riley Barker, 16,  and Jerry Thorpe clean gutters as part of Missions for Taylorville.
Saturday, June 11, 2016

Sheriff warns of new scam
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — The Christian County Sheriff’s Office has received complaints from citizens who have been receiving phone calls from people trying to persuade them they owe money and need to send money to them.
Saturday, June 11, 2016

Problem-Solving Court graduates find new hope
TAYLORVILLE — Jason Krouse is glad he got arrested. Krouse didn’t feel that way a few years ago, when he was handcuffed and taken to jail.
Saturday, June 11, 2016

Meeting Notices printed June 12
Saturday, June 11, 2016

A Water Feature to Fall in Love with...
TAYLORVILLE — Bob and Paula Dunn moved into their home six and a half years ago. Bob’s dream for the lakefront property was a waterfall.
Saturday, June 11, 2016

Coroner investigating death of Kincaid man
KINCAID — Christian County Coroner Amy Winans and the Kincaid Police Department are handling the investigation of a 25-year-old Kincaid man, identified as Charles A. Stevens.
Saturday, June 11, 2016

TMH Auxiliary Hosts "Princess K.I.M" Fundraiser
TAYLORVILLE — Cast members of “Princess K.I.M The Musical” are shown performing in front of an energetic young crowd on Saturday morning at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.
Saturday, June 11, 2016

CC Genealogical Society Holds Family Research Day
TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County Genealogical Society held a Family Research open House at the Historical Grounds in Taylorville, Sunday June 5 with a large turnout.
Saturday, June 11, 2016

Meritage Trio to Perform at Senior Variety Show
TAYLORVILLE — The trio, Meritage, comprised of Kathy Fergin, Christy Conrad, and Marla Brotherton were born and raised in Taylorville.
Saturday, June 11, 2016

Christian County 4-H Public Presentation results
TAYLORVILLE — Christian County 4-H held its public presentation show Tuesday evening, May 31 at the Christian County Extension office in Taylorville.
Saturday, June 11, 2016

Illinois soldiers become food service specialists
SPRINGFIELD, IL — Two Illinois Army National Guard Soldiers and nine Soldiers from other states' National Guard units graduated from the 129th Regional Training Institute's Food Service Specialist (92G) qualification course at the Illinois Military Academy on Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Ill., March 28.
Saturday, June 11, 2016

Community Calendar
Saturday, June 11, 2016

Kincaid trustee dies of natural causes
KINCAID — Denny Williams, a trustee on the Kincaid Village Board, died on Thursday of natural causes, confirmed County Coroner Amy Calvert Winans. No additional information was available at press time.
Friday, June 10, 2016

Sheriff's Dept. learns mental health crisis response
TAYLORVILLE — When a mental health crisis strikes, the sheriff’s office is now better prepared to respond. 

Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp, along with four deputies and a correctional officer, underwent Crisis Intervention Team training this week at Richland Community College in Decatur, Ill.

Friday, June 10, 2016

THS Track Repair In-Progress
TAYLORVILLE — The long-awaited repairs to the Taylorville High School track began earlier this week.
Friday, June 10, 2016

City reports lake, airport vandalism
TAYLORVILLE — Just last month, unidentified vandals damaged property at Lakeshore Golf Course when they attempted to cut down a tree and damaged a sprinkler system to the tune of almost $10,000.
Friday, June 10, 2016

Blooming memories with Leesa's Garden
TAYLORVILLE — Leesa Stork's love of flowers stems back generations ago.. Some of her first memories began with her great-grandfather's flower gardens.
Friday, June 10, 2016

Local poet finds beauty in life, words
TAYLORVILLE — B. L. Stonaker began writing poetry as a teenager not long after her father died.
Friday, June 10, 2016

E-Free Church Honors Graduates
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Evangelical Free Church honored its graduates on Sunday with a special service and reception afterward.
Friday, June 10, 2016

Grace Baptist Church Vacation Bible School
TAYLORVILLE — The Grace Baptist Church will hold vacation Bible School Monday, June 13 through Friday, June 17, 2016 at 900 Northern Avenue in Taylorville.
Friday, June 10, 2016

Judge Paisley elected to Judges Association board
TAYLORVILLE — Fourth Circuit Associate Judge Brad Paisley was elected to the Board of Directors of the Illinois Judges Association at the annual meeting held on June 3, 2016 at Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Thursday, June 9, 2016

Must Be A Duck
TAYLORVILLE — This strange looking fowl has made his home at Manners Park recently.
Thursday, June 9, 2016

Edinburg school hires new athletic director
EDINBURG — The Edinburg School Board hired a new athletic director for school sports on Wednesday night. The board hired Adam Feld, the school’s junior high math teacher, to serve as athletic director for the 2016-2017 school year.
Thursday, June 9, 2016

E. Main Cross work to linger into fall
TAYLORVILLE — Motorists coming to Taylorville from Illinois Rt. 48, from Lake Taylorville, or from Lincoln Trail have likely been rerouted due to road construction currently underway on East Main Cross Street.
Thursday, June 9, 2016

Courthouse printed June 9
Thursday, June 9, 2016

Police & Fire printed June 9
Thursday, June 9, 2016

Senate rejects increase to defense dollars
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday shot down a bid to increase the Pentagon’s budget by nearly $18 billion to pay for more weapons and troops, a bitter loss for defense hawks who pushed for the infusion of money to begin reversing what they say is a decline in the U.S. military’s readiness for combat.
Thursday, June 9, 2016

Gardening The 'Know Maintenance Way'
TAYLORVILLE — Rabbits, bugs, and weeds; what’s a gardener to do? In Geri Niemann’s case, action involves relying as much as possible on Mother Nature.
Thursday, June 9, 2016

'Sound of Music' cast performing at Senior Center Annual Variety Show
TAYLORVILLE — Some cast of the Taylorville High School Spring Musical, Sound of Music, will be performing June 17, 2016 at the Taylorville Senior Center’s Annual Variety Show.
Thursday, June 9, 2016

Kincaid American Legion Post 905 installs officers
KINCAID — On Sunday, June 5th, 2016, members of Edwin Corpin American Legion Post 905, in Kincaid, fulfilled their duties and elected officers for 2016-2017.
Thursday, June 9, 2016

Washington School Track And Field Day
PANA — Washington School students participated in an Olympic style Track & Field day at the Carol Schramm track on May 19.
Thursday, June 9, 2016

Frevert named '16 speaker for local Relay for Life
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — The American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay for Life of Christian County 2016 "Ray of Hope" event will begin on June 17, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Taylorville High School Courtyard in front of the school. It will conclude at 6:00 a.m. on June 18, 2016.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Stonington water rate hike for out-of-town customers
STONINGTON — The village board on Monday night approved raising water rates for out-of-town customers.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The past is uncovered in downtown building rehab
TAYLORVILLE — The past is coming back to life at 100 West Market Street. So far, building owner Rebecca Steiner likes what she sees.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Dog park idea pitched to county committee
TAYLORVILLE — The county’s animal control warden pitched the idea of a dog park to a County Board Committee on Tuesday night.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Meeting Notices printed June 8
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Police & Fire printed June 8
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Memorial Women's Fair seeking nominations to honor breast cancer survivors
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Speaker tells of Kiwanis Aktion Clubs for those with disabilities
TAYLORVILLE — The Kiwanis District coordinator for Kiwanis Aktion Clubs, Glenn Scott from Glen Ellyn, Illinois, was the guest speaker at the weekly meeting of the Taylorville Kiwanis Club Tuesday at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Extension hosts Maker Girl 3-D printing workshop
PANA — On Friday, June 3, University of Illinois Extension and Christian County 4-H hosted Maker Girl Mobile, a non-profit organization founded by students at the University of Illinois in Champaign. The group traveled to Schulyer Library in Pana to implement a 3-D printing workshop.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Co.Health Dept. seeking participants in emergency preparedness exercise
TAYLORVILLE — On Wednesday June 15, 2016 from 1:00  to 3:00 p.m., the Christian County Health Department is participating in a state-wide emergency preparedness exercise. They will practice their drive through dispensing plan, with a few changes from the flu vaccination clinic.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Two-car accident on 48 and Lincoln Trail

TAYLORVILLE - Traffic at the intersection of Illinois Route 48 and Lincoln Trail was impeded for approximately thirty minutes on Tuesday evening after emergency services personnel responded to a two car accident at the intersection. According to Sargent Alan Mills of the Taylorville Police Department, one individual had to be mechanically removed from a vehicle and transported to Memorial Hospital with undisclosed, but not believed to be life-threatening injuries. No other injuries were reported. Mills indicated, according to a preliminary investigation, that a vehicle was stopped at the stoplight on Rt. 48 in the southbound direction when it was rear ended by an undisclosed driver of a second vehicle. TPD will further evaluate the accident. The Taylorville fire department and Dunn’s ambulance also responded to the scene. Both vehicles were towed from the accident.


Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Coalition encourages funding rural treatment centers
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, law enforcement, mental and behavioral health providers and concerned citizens were among the 225-plus in attendance during the “Opioid Crisis Next Door: 2016 Rural Health Summit,” held Thursday, June 2, at the Crowne Plaza, Springfield, Ill.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

David Hixenbaugh Featured With 1st Municipal Band Concert
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Municipal band kicks off its 2016 season featuring Mr. David Hixenbaugh as vocal soloist. The concert is Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. at Hershey Towers.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Taylorville Township donates to Senior Center
TAYLORVILLE — Mike Bliler, Taylorville Township Supervisor, recently presented the Township’s annual donation to Executive Director Gerry Mahr, Taylorville Senior Center.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Coady and Marsaglia to perform at Variety Show
TAYLORVILLE — Elizabeth Coady, daughter of Mark and Joanne Coady, of Taylorville and Bryce Marsaglia, son of Mark Marsaglia and April Stanfill of Taylorville will be one of the acts performing in the Christian County Senior Citizen Variety Show on June 17, 2016.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

At 102, mom stays active 'with these two hands'

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — When asked how she manages to live alone at the age of 102, Helen Swick holds up her aged hands.


Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Jim Olive appointed ward-one alderman
TAYLORVILLE — Rocky Moore’s empty ward-one alderman chair wasn’t vacant for long.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Taylorville, Pana to pursue bike trail grant
TAYLORVILLE — A solution has been presented that could address the current disrepair and structural concerns of the bike trail trestle bridge,  which has been closed since late last year. It comes with a price tag of $430,000.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Attorneys battle over confession in death of infant son
TAYLORVILLE — A 23-year-old Pana man charged in the death of his infant son continues to argue his confession should be thrown out.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Police & Fire printed June 7
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Courthouse printed June 7
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Snake hoax slithers away

TAYLORVILLE — Relax. This is not a picture of an anaconda wading the waters of Lake Taylorville.


Tuesday, June 7, 2016

St. Mary's Breaks Ground on New Addition
TAYLORVILLE — As this school year comes to a close, St. Mary's students are already looking forward to the next one with great anticipation.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Edinburg to host community blood drive June 14
EDINBURG — Edinburg Community will host a community blood drive from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, June 14 at 107 West Masonic Street, inside Edinburg Community Building.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

TFD Dive Team Rescues Submerged Jeep
Taylorville Fire Department’s dive team retrieved a submerged Jeep Patriot from the South Fork River on Sunday evening.
Monday, June 6, 2016

Fate Of Trail Topic Of Tonight's Meeting
TAYLORVILLE — The Bike Trail Trestle Bridge will be up for discussion at tonight’s Taylorville City Council meeting held at 7 p.m.
Monday, June 6, 2016

Crime Stoppers printed June 6
TAYLORVILLE — This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a burglary that occurred in Taylorville.
Monday, June 6, 2016

Courthouse printed June 6
Published court appearances reflect the daily 10 a.m. criminal call. They do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day.
Monday, June 6, 2016

Police & Fire printed June 6
Monday, June 6, 2016

Curtin named Farm Credit ag scholar
MAHOMET, Ill. — Mary Kate Curtin, of Stonington, was recognized as one of 24 members of the Class of 2016 Farm Credit Agriculture Scholars at a scholarship luncheon at FarmCredit Illinois (FCI) in Mahomet on Thursday, June 2.
Monday, June 6, 2016

Neighborhood Watch
Residents in one Taylorville neighborhood have been on the lookout this spring for the rare and beautiful sight of a mother fox and her four young pups.
Monday, June 6, 2016

Farmers Market In Bloom
TAYLORVILLE — Despite the early rain Saturday morning, the Farmers Market was in full bloom. Lisa Stork, the newest vendor, brought some of her fresh cut flower arrangements that included Sweet Annie, Asiatic Lilies, Peonies and more.
 


Monday, June 6, 2016

Nest CEO flies coop 2 years after sale to Google
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nest Labs CEO Tony Fadell is flying the coop two years after selling the smart-thermostat maker to Google for $3.2 billion.
Saturday, June 4, 2016

VFW Riders Raise Funds For PTSD Awareness
Saturday, June 4, 2016

Classic Cars On Display Thursday
Saturday, June 4, 2016

Addiction fallout: Families and loved ones find support
TAYLORVILLE — The life of an addict revolves around his drugs or drink. The life of the family member, as a result, revolves around the addict. So says Dennis Metsker, who facilitates meetings for Families Anonymous in Taylorville and Pana.

Families Anonymous is for the parent, the spouse, the brother, the sister or anyone else emotionally involved with an addict.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Taylorville Man Meets One Of Last Code Talkers
TAYLORVILLE — In 1942 and 1943, more than 400 Navajo Native Americans were recruited or drafted by the U.S. Marines.
Saturday, June 4, 2016

Extension hosting webinar on Open Meetings Act
TAYLORVILLE — University of Illinois Extension Local Government Network will host a webinar on the Illinois Open Meetings Act Thursday, June 16 from Noon – 1:00 p.m.  The Illinois Attorney General’s Office will highlight the training and tools required for implementing this policy at the local level.
Saturday, June 4, 2016

8th grader formerly from Taylorville earns awards
Saturday, June 4, 2016

Community Women's Group Holds June Meeting
Saturday, June 4, 2016

Washington School recycles for a cause
PANA — The students at Washington School participated in a year long recycling project during the 2015-2016 school year. They continued to collect plastic caps as they have in the past, to keep that material out of the landfill.
Saturday, June 4, 2016

CDA Court Installs New Officers, Welcomes New Members
Saturday, June 4, 2016

Volunteers needed for annual Mission for Taylorville June 11
TAYLORVILLE — The sixth annual Mission for Taylorville (MFT) will be held on Saturday, June 11. MFT is a community-wide effort of volunteers from churches, businesses and individuals who work together to assist homeowners for minor home repairs, cleaning gutters, painting, yard work and other tasks. Volunteers are the key to MFT’s success and more volunteers are needed to help complete the projects.
Saturday, June 4, 2016

A Memory Garden

TAYLORVILLE — The birth of a granddaughter brought Janice Kruse to Taylorville to be nearer her son Bob and his wife Kim. She wanted to share her flowers with Kim, who remembers taking her daughter outside and placing her on a blanket while Janice helped her plant the starts she shared. Along with Janice had come about three or four truckloads of her garden flowers. Hostas, daylilies, irises, and Asiatic lilies were brought from her home in Virginia, Cass County, to Christian County. “And one hundred and sixty bags of mulch,” as Bob remembers it. Janice was an Anderson from Beardstown and her roots went deep in her home county.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

CC Conservation announces ag appreciation dinner
TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Christian County Ag Group would like to invite you to be their guest at the Annual Ag Appreciation Dinner scheduled for Thursday, July 28, 2016.
Saturday, June 4, 2016

TCCU community food drive begins Monday
TAYLORVILLE, IL – The second annual Freedom Tree Community Food Drive, sponsored by Taylorville Community Credit Union, begins Monday, June 6. From then through Friday, July 15, all three TCCU locations will accept donations of canned and boxed food items, to benefit local food pantries in Taylorville, Litchfield and Hillsboro.
Saturday, June 4, 2016

CC Quilters Work On Sadie's Dream For A Cure
Saturday, June 4, 2016

Dolly's struggle with cancer brings subject to light
Saturday, June 4, 2016

Applications available for new Co. Fair baby contest
TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County Fair is excited to announce they will holding a Baby Contest on July 26th, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Applications are available at Amenities on Main, or by visiting www.facebook. com/christiancountybabycontest.
Saturday, June 4, 2016

Community Calendar
Saturday, June 4, 2016

Courthouse printed June 3
Friday, June 3, 2016

Police & Fire printed June 3
Friday, June 3, 2016

Coroner and sheriff's office investigating death
TAYLORVILLE — On Thursday, June 2, 2016, the Christian County Sheriff's Office received a call to check the welfare of a rural Taylorville resident. At approximately 11:24 A.M. the sheriff's office made entry to find the male subject was deceased.
Friday, June 3, 2016

City to adopt new health insurance plan
TAYLORVILLE — Two Taylorville City Council committees met in regular session on Thursday evening.
Friday, June 3, 2016

Pana neighbors hot over Squeaky Clean car wash dryers
TAYLORVILLE — Fourteen Pana residents took Squeaky Clean Wash to court on Thursday, urging the judge to order the car wash to quiet down its noisy dryers.
Friday, June 3, 2016

Farmers Market: A visit with the first vendors
TAYLORVILLE — When you think about the term strawberry fields, you might recall the famous Beatles song titled “Strawberry Fields Forever.” The song was a reference to the small garden John Lennon played at when he was a little kid in Liverpool. The song lyrics might suggest it is about a person who wants to escape reality to a safe, easy life that doesn't really exist where he doesn't have to care about anything anymore.
Friday, June 3, 2016

Edinburg announces theme for Labor Day parade
EDINBURG, Ill. — The Edinburg Labor Day Parade Committee has announced the theme for the 2016 Edinburg Labor Day Picnic Grand Parade will be “Celebrating the Heroes Among Us.”
Friday, June 3, 2016

Time to start thinking about county fair exhibits
TAYLORVILLE — Exhibitor information is now available for the upcoming Christian County Fair beginning July 26.
Friday, June 3, 2016

Larry Vaughan selected Optimist of the Month
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club held its monthly business meeting Thursday, June 02, 2016, in the TMH Auditorium. President Len Hempen called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance and Pastor Ted Marrinan gave the morning invocation.
Friday, June 3, 2016

Washington Students Attend Tech 2016
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Representatives from Washington Elementary School, part of Pana CUSD 8, attended TECH 2016 at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield on Tuesday, May 10.
Friday, June 3, 2016

VisionWay Christian School 8th Grade Grads
TAYLORVILLE — VisionWay Christian School recently held their graduation ceremonies for eighth grade students.
Friday, June 3, 2016

Courthouse printed June 2, 2016
Thursday, June 2, 2016

Police & Fire printed June 2, 2016
Thursday, June 2, 2016

Walmart Grant Assists Seniors
TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County TRIAD was the recipient of the Walmart Foundation Grant in the amount of $1000.
Thursday, June 2, 2016

Uncovering The Past Today
Workers remove metal siding today from the building at 100 West Market Street on the square in downtown Taylorville. Owners Bob and Rebecca Steiner want to restore the historical character of the building, which was erected in the late 19th century.  When finished the building will be the new home to Rebecca’s Antiques and Posh, a boutique. The Steiners say they hope to be in their new location in July.
Thursday, June 2, 2016

Award-winning Musician Returns to Sr. Variety Show
TAYLORVILLE — After performing one song in last year’s variety show, Dexter Anodyne (aka Lorin Fairbrother) was asked to return in 2016 with more songs.
Thursday, June 2, 2016

This Garden Offers A Sense Of Peace, Time To Think
TAYLORVILLE — Gary and Marsha Blackman moved to their home thirty-two years ago - finding lawn, many trees, and a large garden plot. Marsha’s family knew how to take advantage of a large garden, growing all types of lettuce, radishes, tomatoes, garlic, and even a type of domestic dandelion! Enjoying fresh produce on the dinner table and canning was a family tradition and her dad stepped in at the new house to carry on the tradition.
Thursday, June 2, 2016

Nature Activities Abound In Central Illinois
Thursday, June 2, 2016

Rochester Old Stone House open house this Sunday
ROCHESTER, Ill. — The first Rochester Old Stone House open house of the season will be 1-4 p.m. Sunday, June 5th. Guided tours by docents throughout the 1830s era reconstructed home in Rochester will be offered.
Thursday, June 2, 2016

Entertainment Calendar printed June 2, 2016
Thursday, June 2, 2016

Chilli cook-off generates $2,400 for Sr. Citizens
TAYLORVILLE — Dozens of chili cooks were all competing for a spot in the International Chili Society (ICS) World Championship on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 at the Palomino Club in Taylorville.
Thursday, June 2, 2016

Meeting Notices printed June 1, 2016
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Police & Fire printed June 1, 2016
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Genealogical Society will help trace your family tree this Sunday
TAYLORVILLE — Need help tracing your family tree? The Christian County Genealogical Society will be holding an open house this coming Sunday afternoon, June 5, 2016, from 1-3 p.m. at the Christian County Historical Grounds.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Gospel Sing at Edinburg Baptist Friday, June 3
EDINBURG, Ill. — Edinburg Baptist Church will be hosting their monthly Gospel Sing on Friday, June 3 at 416 North Ricks, Edinburg.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Pana High School Recognizes Graduates and Scholarship Winners
PANA — Pana High School recognizes the PHS Class of 2016 and the following outstanding students and scholarship winners:
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

HSHS St. Mary's Hospital hosts Alzheimer's series
DECATUR, Ill. — For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. Science is now able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Taylorville Estates Celebrate Red Nose Day
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Senior Citizens to hold 29th Annual Variety Show
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — The 29th Annual Variety Show sponsored by the Senior Citizens of Christian County (Taylorville Senor Center) will take place on Friday, June 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auditorium.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

TMH discusses "Benefits of Exercise as We Age" at Hickory Estates
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Memorial Hospital’s, Debbie Buckles, PT, MS Physical Therapist, spoke to residents at Hickory Estates of Taylorville about the benefits of exercising as we age.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Alleged burglars caught in Pana
PANA — Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp credits “good, old-fashioned police work” for the arrest of a Pana man and woman in a string or recent burglaries.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

COURTHOUSE
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Police/Fire
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Q&A: Illinois heading toward 2nd year with no state budget
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois is heading toward a second year without a state budget, putting some schools and colleges in jeopardy of closing and all but ensuring more social services and state programs will be cut amid a legislative standoff unlike anything the state has ever seen.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Antics to perform at Pow Wow
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

First responders honored as Grand Marshals
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

2016 Moweaqua Pow Wow Schedule of Events
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Amateur Pow Wow Talent Contest
The talent contest will be held Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 7 p.m. All entries are encouraged to pre-register by Thursday, June 2.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

37th Annual Moweaqua Pow Wow, June 2-5
MOWEAQUA, Ill. — The 37th Annual Moweaqua Pow Wow will be held Thursday, June 2 through Sunday, June 5, 2016 in Moweaqua, Ill. This year’s theme is Time Marches On.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Students Hope to Attract Butterflies
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Character Education Winners Announced
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

CC NRA Affiliate to host planning meeting June 13
TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County Affiliate of the National Rifle Association will hold a meeting June 13 at 7 p.m. in the Marsango Plaza, 913 W. Spresser Street. The meeting will be for the purpose of planning the annual banquet and continue to offer $500 raffle tickets for a drawing to be held on July 11, 2016.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Taylorville Area Arts Council announces scholarships
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Area Arts Council announces scholarships are now available.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Governor, lawmakers spending holiday in Springfield
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers spent Memorial Day in the state Capitol trying to fashion their first state budget in two years as the end-of-session deadline nears.
Monday, May 30, 2016














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