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City still serious about fighting blight
TAYLORVILLE — A City of Taylorville Backhoe rips through a small home at 805 E. Esther Street Tuesday morning. The demolition was part of the city’s fight against blighted properties where city officials say they are willing to strike a deal with property owners to help remove dilapidated properties.
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TAYLORVILLE — A City of Taylorville Backhoe rips through a small home at 805 E. Esther Street Tuesday morning. The demolition was part of the city’s fight against blighted properties where city officials say they are willing to strike a deal with property owners to help remove dilapidated properties.
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TAYLORVILLE — A city backhoe shredded a small, vacant, and dilapidated home in the 800 block of East Esther Street early on Tuesday morning. It’s the most recent step taken by the city in their fight against blighted properties.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Anderson Jewelers

Library presentation: The woman behind the reformation
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Public Library will presenet their Evening Lecuture Series on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. presented by Barbara Kay.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Setting The Record Straight
TAYLORVILLE — Mayor Bruce Barry presents Tornado junior wide receiver Justin Wright with a proclamation naming September 18, 2017 Justin Wright Day following Wright’s IHSA record-setting performance in week two against Effingham. Wright had 390 receiving yards in the contest to set the new state record.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Christian County receives grant for emergency operations
 SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) today awarded a total of $500,000 in grants to 32 county emergency management agencies to enhance their emergency operations centers.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Courthouse
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Police/Fire
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Edinburg expects to end year with surplus
EDINBURG — The Edinburg School District expects to end the year with a $50,000 surplus in its major funds of education, operations and maintenance, transportation and working cash.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Meeting Notices
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

FDA okays Glaxo's inhaler, 1st to combine 3 meds
(AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first inhaler that combines three medicines to ease breathing in patients with emphysema or chronic bronchitis.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Disability Expo set for Oct. 23-24 in Springfield
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Assistive Technology Program is sponsoring a Statewide disAbility Expo in Springfield at the BOS Convention Center on Monday October 23 and Tuesday, October 24, 2017. The hours for the Expo are 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

DMH announces free prostate cancer screening
DECATUR — Free prostate cancer screenings will be offered on Friday, Sept. 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cancer Care Center of Decatur, 210 W. McKinley Ave. in Decatur.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

St. Mary's hosting AARP driver safety program
DECATUR — Cars, traffic rules, driving conditions and the roads we travel every day change constantly. Keep your knowledge and driving skills up-to-date and you’ll feel more confident on the road.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

How children dressed in Lincoln's Time program
SPRINGFIELD — The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has obtained an amazing trove of documents that trace one southern Illinois family’s history, from arriving in America to surviving fires and floods to suffering tragic losses in war.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Trove of documents traces Illinois family's history
SPRINGFIELD — The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has obtained an amazing trove of documents that trace one southern Illinois family’s history, from arriving in America to surviving fires and floods to suffering tragic losses in war.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

APL candlelight walk to showcase homeless animals
SPRINGFIELD — The Animal Protective League (APL) is joining over 138 countries worldwide including Canada, The United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, and Puerto Rico for the Remember Me Thursday global awareness campaign. Candles are lit around the globe on the same day to remember the millions of animals who die in shelters or on the streets without ever knowing the security and love of a permanent home. They are also lit to light the way for the millions of animals currently in shelters waiting to be adopted.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Learn about pets at Illinois State Museum Sept. 23
SPRINGFIELD — Bring the kids to the Illinois State Museum in Springfield on Sat., Sept. 23 for a special event focused on pets from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Senator Manar Visits THS Today
TAYLORVILLE — Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) met with students at THS this morning to talk about SB0001, as well as life in the Illinois Senate. Students asked questions about the unemployment rate, school funding, hunting license fees and learned about the differences between the House and Senate.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

No gluten at all: Corn gluten meal needs name change
URBANA, Ill. — One coproduct from wet milling corn is corn gluten meal—a high-protein ingredient used in many pet foods and livestock feed. By the name of the coproduct, one would think that corn gluten meal contains gluten, when in fact, it contains 60 to 70 percent protein and is 100 percent gluten free. It’s a misnomer. There is no gluten in corn gluten meal.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Soil temps and moisture levels lower than normal
CHAMPAIGN — Soils in mid-September are dry throughout the state, according to Jennie Atkins, Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring (WARM) Program manager at University of Illinois’ Illinois State Water Survey.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Corn, soybean production outlook in 2017-18
 URBANA, Ill. — Given the price reaction, the market remains uncertain about the USDA’s September forecast of 2017 corn and soybean production. November 2017 soybean futures closed at $9.68 on Sept.15, down 7 cents on the day but up from the $9.61 close of a week ago. Despite the increase in corn yield, December corn futures prices stayed in a tight range between $3.53 and $3.55 to close out the week. 
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

THS agriculture students get the opportunity to experience hands-on harvest
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville FFA students had the opportunity to work with Brandt Consolidated in harvesting the FFA plot in Mt. Auburn.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Murder case: 2nd defense attorney appointed
TAYLORVILLE— A second attorney is appointed to help defend a Pana man accused of shaking his son to death.
Monday, September 18, 2017

Audubon Society offering free transportation for field trips
DECATUR, Ill. — The Decatur Audubon Society will cover bussing transportation costs for 20 school buses to take field trips to Rock Springs Nature Center or any of the five Macon County Conservation Areas from now until the end of 2017.
Monday, September 18, 2017

Courthouse
Monday, September 18, 2017

Police/Fire
Monday, September 18, 2017

Homecoming Royalty
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville High School 2017 Homecoming king and queen Zane Neville and Paige Daly, along with their parents, were introduced at Friday night’s football game.
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Live fire facility could offer value to community
TAYLORVILLE — A live fire training structure that has been in the works by the Taylorville Fire Department for more than a year is nearly ready to face it’s first flame.
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Brother and sister featured in Cemetery Walk
TAYLORVILLE — The 15th Annual Cemetery Walk to feature Dominic Frisina and his sister Marguerite Frisina Beninati. Both were born in Montevego, Sicily, a beautiful small village on a plateau about 40 miles SW of Palermo.
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Meeting Notices
Saturday, September 16, 2017

FS powers generators after Irma
TAYLORVILLE — When disaster struck Florida, Christian County FS responded.

Hurricane Irma left about 1.9 million homes and businesses without power, including 64 nursing homes.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Friday Evening Fun At St Mary's Fiesta
People were lined up for the popular fish fry on Friday evening and the kids games were open during the annual weekend long Feista which runs throughout today.
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Simpson family wins August yard of the month
PANA — Dewitt Street was the Pana Pride focus street for the month of August.
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Beyers earns spot on US Team for World Age Group Championships
PANA — Aubrey Beyers, 16, of Pana has been selected to officially represent Team USA at the 2017 Trampoline and Tumbling World Age Group Competition held in Sofia, Bulgaria. Aubrey is the daughter of Jeff and Mollie (Rakers) Beyers, and the granddaughter of  Donna Rakers and the late Raymond Rakers of Ramsey and Ray P. “Mike” and Beverly Beyers of Pana. For double mini trampoline, this competition is the highest level of competition for a youth competitor. Beyer has also been named to the USA Gymnastics Senior Elite National Team at the National Championships in June of this year.
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Students learn about recycling
TAYLORVILLE — Debbie LeVault of Waste Management came to North Elementary School this week to teach K-2 Students about recyling. She played a relay race with them and they had to sort the recycling materials.
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Superintendent speaks to Optimists about new technology
TAYLORVILLE — Thursday morning, September 14, the Taylorville Optimist Club visited the new technology center at Taylorville Junior High School.  Dr. Fuerstenau walked club members through the new equipment and educational programs that are possible as a result of the new technology.  3D printers, virtual reality, robotics, drones and programming languages are used to develop Taylorville students into world competitors.
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Assumption blood drive Sept. 21
ASSUMPTION — Assumption Community will host a community blood drive from  4-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 21 at 225 N. Chestnut,  inside Bloodmobile.
Saturday, September 16, 2017

LLCC offers visit opportunity to prospective students Oct. 9
SPRINGFIELD — Lincoln Land Community College invites high school students and their parents, along with others interested in returning to school, to Campus Visit Day on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 9. The free event is being held at the LLCC Springfield campus, 5250 Shepherd Road, with two sessions scheduled, 10 a.m..-noon and 5-7 p.m.
Saturday, September 16, 2017

White urges students to enter "Letters About Literature" competition
SPRINGFIELD — Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White is urging students in grades 4 through 12 to enter the 2018 “Letters About Literature” contest — a national reading and writing competition.
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Hurricane relief
Employees of First National Bank in Taylorville employees wear jeans on Friday to raise funds for Red Cross hurricane relief efforts.  The bank asked the employees to double their contributions this month due to the devastation to Florida and Texas.
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Community Calendar
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Kenneth Engeling is the future in farming
TAYLORVILLE — Kenneth Engeling learned the value of working and studying hard at an early age. He grew up on the family farm in rural Taylorville and he says it was apparent early on that “the more work you put into it, the more you get out of it.”
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Establishing a prairie habitat in the fall
 URBANA, Ill. — Driving across Illinois in 2017, it can be difficult to imagine what the landscape looked like when Illinois was nicknamed the “Prairie State.” With the plight of pollinators in the public mind, many are looking for ways to re-establish prairies as a habitat for pollinators, says University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator Alicia Gardner.
Saturday, September 16, 2017

The debate over foods containing GMOs continues
TAYLORVILLE — The foods people eat and how those foods are grown and manufactured has long been a topic of contention. Recently, the subject of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, has garnered its share of attention.
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Tractor Restoration Program continues to grow at THS
TAYLORVILLE — Hands-on learning has always been the focus of Agriculture Education and specifically for the Agriculture Machinery Service class at Taylorville High School.
Saturday, September 16, 2017

U.S. Bank in Taylorville names Jace Ruddock, Commercial Ag Lender
TAYLORVILLE — U.S. Bank in Taylorville has named Jace Ruddock, commercial ag lender
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Life on Bear Creek Farm and Ranch
PALMER, Ill. - Bear Creek Farm owners, Matt and Debbie Daniels, bought their farm in 1997 with the idea of dabbling into the farm life. They didn't grow up on a farm. In fact, Debbie is retired from the State of Illinois and Matt is retired from a 20 plus year career as an aircraft mechanic.
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Research project at UI demonstrates yield increases
URBANA, Ill. – Political and agricultural leaders gathered at the University of Illinois Friday to see transformative work by scientists in the Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency (RIPE) research project, which has already demonstrated yield increases of 20 percent. A $45 million, five-year reinvestment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), and the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID) will enable the researchers to continue their work to address the global food challenge.
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Safety essential when visiting a farm
TAYLORVILLE — The nursery rhyme does not state, "Old MacDonald had a farm and on this farm there was a bunch of dangerous things." But maybe it should?
Saturday, September 16, 2017

CAM FFA Competes In Horse Judging Competition
CLINTON — On Wednesday, September 6th, seven members of the Central A&M FFA members traveled to the DeWitt County Fairgrounds in Clinton to compete in the Horse Judging CDE. Students evaluated and ranked horses based on breed characteristics, conformation and performance. As a team, students cooperatively solve problems related to equine selection, management, nutrition and production. Members included Jacob Nash, Maygan Durbin, Channing Reed, Maddy Klaska, Alyssa Nichols, Drew Guebert, and Hailey Wilson. As a team, Central A&M placed 3rd out of 8 teams. Maygan Durbin was the 8th place individual overall.
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Could switchgrass help China's air quality?
URBANA, Ill. — Researchers from the United States and China have proposed an idea that could improve China’s air quality, but they’re not atmospheric scientists. They’re agronomists.
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Farm family, The Henningsens, presents final performance
MATTOON — Join Lake Land College in celebrating its 50th anniversary and homecoming with a farewell concert by Nashville recording artist The Henningsens on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Field House on campus.
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Salmonella is 'no yolk' when raising backyard chickens
TAYLORVILLE — City dwellers and suburbanites have flown the coop, so to speak. A growing interest in raising chickens has enabled coops and nesting birds to spring up in neighborhoods one would not typically associate with chickens.
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Kincaid Church of God prepares to celebrate 80 wonderful years of ministry

KINCAID — As October approaches, Kincaid Church of God is getting ready to celebrate 80 wonderful years of ministry. The church is getting busy in making preparations to make sure the facility is in “tip top” shape as friends and family of the church plan to come back to the church for the homecoming. 


Friday, September 15, 2017

Students Learn Flag Etiquette

TAYLORVILLE — Sixth-grade students in Mrs. Cathy Schaeffer ' class at St. Mary's school are  pictured with VFW members today.  The class learned flag etiquette, how to fold the flag, how to respect the flag and what the flag stands for. In addition, they learned about POW/MIA day and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. 

Kim Paisley/Breeze-Courier


Friday, September 15, 2017

Attempted murder charges filed in Kincaid shooting

KINCAID — A 35-year-old Springfield man is in Christian County jail on $1 million bond after allegedly shooting a man twice.


Friday, September 15, 2017

County looks to reduce deficit by half

TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County Board is poised to put a big dent in its half million dollar budget deficit.

The county’s finance committee looks to propose a budget, which would reduce the deficit by $281,000 — more than half. 


Friday, September 15, 2017

TJHS students showcase technology at open house

TAYLORVILLE — This summer, the Taylorville Public Schools Foundation, teachers, and administrators worked to bring cutting-edge technology to the Taylorville Junior High School. 

They succeeded in a big way with their brand new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) lab, and, on Thursday, several junior high students had an opportunity to present that technology to their parents, the school board, administrators, and the general public at an open house.


Friday, September 15, 2017

Tornado Spirit Leads The Way
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Madigan says authorities can't honor immigration detainers
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office has issued a handbook for law enforcement following a new state law limiting cooperation between local authorities and federal immigration agents.  
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Police/Fire
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Warrensburg man guilty of teen sex abuse

By Mike Frazier

Breeze-Courier Writer 

TAYLORVILLE — A 36-year-old Warrensburg man was found guilty Wednesday of criminal sexual abuse. 


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Courthouse

Appearances

Published court appearances reflect the daily 10 a.m. criminal call and do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day.


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Red Cross offering expedited training for new volunteers
SPRINGFIELD — The American Red Cross continues to provide critical services to residents in Texas, Louisiana, Florida and Georgia as thousands of people remain in shelters in need of a safe place to stay, food, health services and emotional support. Red Cross volunteers are on the ground across the affected areas and more volunteers will be needed to deploy in the coming days and weeks.
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Model 'A' Ford enthusiasts will gather in Nokomis Johnson Park Sept. 23
NOKOMIS — International Model A Day is a formal opportunity for Model "A" Ford owners and Clubs around the world to get out, go for a drive and plan fun events with each other like Model A Day in Nokomis has done for the past seven years.
Thursday, September 14, 2017

LLCC fall film series 'Through a Different Lens' begins in October

SPRINGFIELD — Lincoln Land Community College’s Arts and Humanities department invites the public to a free film and discussion series this fall entitled, “Through a Different Lens: Cultural Perspectives through Film.” The first film showing will be Oct. 26.  

 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Lincoln Land annual recital series kicks off on Sunday, September 24
SPRINGFIELD — Lincoln Land Community College’s annual Recital Series kicks off Sunday, Sept. 24, with a performance by The River Ramblers. The recital begins at 4 p.m. in the Trutter Center on the LLCC-Springfield campus.
Thursday, September 14, 2017

C.E.F.S. assistance programs begin on October 2
TAYLORVILLE — The C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation will begin accepting applications for the 2018 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) on Monday October 2, 2017. This is the first day that appointments can be made for the program. October is the new starting month for the program. Appointments can be made by contacting the local C.E.F.S. County Outreach offices. 
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Stonington Legion Auxiliary discusses Glo Bingo

STONINGTON — The Stonington American Legion Auxiliary of Zue Vandeveer Post 257 met at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 11, 2017 with ten members present. Those in attendance were: Michelle Sklenka, Stacey Ethridge, Linda DeVore, Patricia Rusher, Carol Wickline, Sandi Klein, Pam Graham, Judi Hodges, Venise McWard and Marilyn Remmert.

 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Edinburg Careers Class
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Graduates Marine Corps boot camp
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Pvt. Jason Scott Carlile Jr., 18 years old, of Edinburg, Ill. graduated from United States Marine Corps Recruit Training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego on September 8, 2017. 
Thursday, September 14, 2017

County clerk will not seek new term

By Mike Frazier

Breeze-Courier Writer

TAYLORVILLE — County Clerk Laurie Mense announced she will not seek another term.


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Health needs assessment yields pediatric dental program
 TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Memorial Hospital’s community health needs assessment identified access to pediatric dental services as a high-priority need. TMH spearheaded creation of a workgroup to address that need, bringing together hospital staff, Taylorville Community School District officials and local dentists, as well as other community members. 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

City clean up may require additional employee

Owen Lasswell

Breeze-Courier

TAYLORVILLE — City officials entertained a discussion late last week about the prospect of adding an additional employee at the street department to assist in city clean up efforts.


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

TSD installs new safety committee, processes

Owen Lasswell

Breeze-Courier Writer

TAYLORVILLE — Last month, the Taylorville Sanitary District opted to split from former waste water managing company Veolia.

 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Police/Fire
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Courthouse
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Meeting Notice
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Pana man dies from auto accident injuries
SPRINGFIELD — Phillip Jacobs, age 80, of Pana was pronounced deceased at 2:02 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Fiesta Sale
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Get Down Band Plays Saturday
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Area Audubon Society invites public to meeting
DECATUR — The Decatur Audubon Society invites members and other interested persons to the regular monthly meeting at Rock Springs Center, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, on Sunday, September 17. At 2:00 p.m., Linda Spence will present, “Shore Birds…In Kansas," and at 2:30 p.m., John Wilker, chair of the Natural Areas Evaluation Committee, will present an illustrated report, “What are Hill Prairies in Illinois?” 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

VisionWay Student Council Plans Events
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Teacher speaks to Kiwanis about petro industry
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard about petroleum education for grade school, junior high and high school students, during their Tuesday luncheon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

St. Mary's Fall Fiesta kicks off Friday with a fish fry and 'Rock of Ages'
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Age matters when screening for cervical cancer
WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting checked for cervical cancer isn’t one-size-fits-all: Millions of women may soon have to decide between a routine Pap or a newer test that detects if they have a cancer-causing virus.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Menopause hormones don't shorten lives after all
CHICAGO (AP) — Taking hormone pills for several years after menopause didn’t shorten older women’s lifespans, according to the longest follow-up yet of landmark research that transformed thinking on risks and benefits of a once popular treatment.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Manar to host senior fair in Taylorville
SPRINGFIELD — Area residents are invited to join Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) this month for a series of senior resource fairs throughout his district.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

THS Homecoming Court
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Pana to review Sunday sale of alcohol

Kim Paisley

Breeze-Courier writer

PANA — It was a packed house Monday night at the Pana City Council meeting as council members discussed changing the sale of liquor on Sunday.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Taylorville schools review test scores

Owen Lasswell

Breeze-Courier Writer

TAYLORVILLE — After reviewing the district’s Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) scores at Monday night’s Taylorville School Board meeting, administrators say there is a lot of work still to do to improve those scores to desired levels.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Hundreds mourn sailor who died on USS McCain

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois sailor who died when the destroyer USS McCain collided with an oil tanker near Singapore last month was remembered as a hero during his funeral Monday.

 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Stonington PO considering village hall

By Mike Frazier

Breeze-Courier Writer

STONINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service is coming to Stonington on Thursday to give close look at the existing village police station as a permanent location for the post office.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Police/Fire
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Courthouse

Appearances

Published court appearances reflect the daily 10 a.m. criminal call and do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Meeting notices
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Speakers
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Homecoming Spirit
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Manners Park among locations for fishing
SPRINGFIELD, IL – The 2017 Illinois Fall Trout Fishing Season will open on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 54 ponds, lakes, and streams throughout the state. Manners Park pond in Taylorville is among the sites. 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Courthouse

Appearances

Published court appearances reflect the daily 10 a.m. criminal call and do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day.


Monday, September 11, 2017

Police/Fire
Monday, September 11, 2017

Remembering The Fallen
Monday, September 11, 2017

Rosamond man accused of attempted murder

By Mike Frazier

Breeze-Courier Writer

ROSAMOND — A former Macon County Sheriff’s Deputy could face up to 50 years in prison for allegedly firing his handgun at his fleeing wife Saturday.


Monday, September 11, 2017

DMH to host free Stroke Symposium

DECATUR — Decatur Memorial Hospital will host a free Stroke Symposium at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the Classroom Complex at the Hospital. The event titled, “A Stroke for All Ages” will feature health care specialists and leaders in the areas of stroke prevention, detection and treatment presenting on a variety of stroke-related topics:

 

Monday, September 11, 2017

Golden Star recipient
Monday, September 11, 2017

Optimist Club
Monday, September 11, 2017

Trutter Museum features "On My Own Time" artwork by LLCC faculty, staff and friends
Monday, September 11, 2017

Portraying Lincoln
Saturday, September 9, 2017

Showing Off
Saturday, September 9, 2017

Meeting Machines
Saturday, September 9, 2017

LLCC to hold Constitution Day forum on Sept. 15
Saturday, September 9, 2017

Kids Love To Meet The Machines
Saturday, September 9, 2017

Mission Complete
Saturday, September 9, 2017

Substance abuse forum to be held Sept. 23
TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County Prevention Coalition will hold a community forum on recovery from substance abuse on Saturday, Sept. 23, at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.
Saturday, September 9, 2017

Public Meeting Notices
Saturday, September 9, 2017

Organizers of Edinburg Clean Up Committee say suport is astonishing

EDINBURG — The Edinburg Clean-Up committee had its first workday on Thursday, August 17. There were 30 plus volunteers that showed up to help. Their focus was the downtown area. 

 

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Korean War era veteran from Assumption to take Honor Flight to DC

By Mike Frazier

Breeze-Courier Writer

 

ASSUMPTION — The last time Robert Ashinhurst was in a plane, he was serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War era.


Saturday, September 9, 2017

Memorial to hold webinar on chemotherapy and the brain
SPRINGFIELD — Memorial Medical Center will host a free webinar on how chemotherapy affects the brain on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI), 228 W.. Miller St.
Saturday, September 9, 2017

Amateur astronomer speaks to University Women on celestial sensations
TAYLORVILLE — The University Women of Christian County met for the first meeting of the 2017-18 season on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 at Whit's End Restaurant. The guest speaker was Ernie Paoni, an amateur astronomer, who took the group on an astronomical journey of "Celestial Sensations." Mr. Paoni explained how and why solar and lunar eclipses occur.
Saturday, September 9, 2017

Red Hat Club tours Lindsay Home
SPRINGFIELD — The Pana Red Roses Red Hat Club traveled to Springfield on Thursday, September 7 to enjoy lunch at Obed and Isaacs. Hostesses were Barb Oltmann and Janice Meiners. 
Saturday, September 9, 2017

TJHS open house Thurs.
Saturday, September 9, 2017

A Lighter, Fresher Lasagna
Roasted strips of eggplant, zucchini and red peppers alternate with lasagna sheets in this veggie-enhanced family favorite. It's just like lasagna, but lighter and fresher. No worries, though. There's enough gooey melted cheese and tomato sauce rippling through this version that the most ardent veggie haters (we won't point fingers) will be hard-pressed to complain. 
Friday, September 8, 2017

This year enjoy a frugal fall road trip
TAYLORVILLE — Fall road trips rarely take drivers too far away from home, but traveling can still be costly. Fortunately, there are many ways to make road trips more affordable without sacrificing fun.
Friday, September 8, 2017

Leaves present beautiful safety hazard
TAYLORVILLE — Watching leaves turn brilliant shades of color and fall from the trees is a favorite activity each fall. Drivers travel near and far to witness spectacular and colorful displays of fall foliage, hoping to catch the peak hues in their respective areas of the country.
Friday, September 8, 2017

Kincaid Labor Day Car Show
Friday, September 8, 2017

Courthouse

Court Appearances

Published court appearances reflect the daily 10:00 a.m. criminal call and do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day. Fourth Circuit Court Resident Judge Brad Paisley presided over the following felony court appearances on September 8, 2017:


Friday, September 8, 2017

Charged with sexual assault of child
TAYLORVILLE — A 44-year-old Taylorville man was in court today on charges of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. 
Friday, September 8, 2017

ACT scores increase as fewer take test
CHICAGO (AP) — ACT college entrance exam scores have improved across Illinois this year as the number of students taking the test has dropped.
Friday, September 8, 2017

Historical Society hosting Prairie Days this weekend
TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County Historical Society's Prairie Days is this weekend September 9-10 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. each day. 
Friday, September 8, 2017

2nd attorney likely for man accused of murdering son

By Mike Frazier

Breeze-Courier Writer

 

TAYLORVILLE— A second attorney likely will be appointed to help defend a Pana man accused of shaking his son to death.


Friday, September 8, 2017

Homecoming week kicks off; parade is Wednesday night
 TAYLORVILLE — The THS Homecoming week began on Thursday, September 7, 2017, with float building at the Christian County Fairgrounds. Float building will continue on Monday and Tuesday of next week. 
Friday, September 8, 2017

Dog park stalled; committee needs more information

 By Mike Frazier

Breeze-Courier Writer

TAYLORVILLE — Plans for a dog park are stalled until the county gets a lot more details.


Friday, September 8, 2017

Hurricane Hat Day
Friday, September 8, 2017

Correction
ASSUMPTION — The date for the Mt. Pleasant Church of God special Family Reunion Worship Service is Sunday, October 1. It was incorrectly reported in last week’s edition of the Breeze-Courier. 
Friday, September 8, 2017

New member inducted at Optimist monthly business meeting
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club held its monthly business meeting on Thursday, September 7, 2017, in the TMH Auditorium. Following breakfast, President Larry Vaughan called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance. Pastor Ted Marrinan then led the group in the morning invocation.
Friday, September 8, 2017

Students Problem Solve Their Way Out
Friday, September 8, 2017

Naturalized citizen will speak at DAR meet Saturday
TAYLORVILLE — The first meeting of the Peter Meyer Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution program year will be held on Saturday, September 9, starting at 10:00 a.m. Members are asked to note that this is an early starting time.
Friday, September 8, 2017

Pope heads to Colombia to preach forgiveness
VILLAVICENCIO, Colombia (AP) — Pope Francis headed today into an area once besieged by leftist rebels to pray with victims of Colombia's long conflict and urge them to overcome their grief by forgiving their former assailants.
Friday, September 8, 2017

Grandparents Day at Faith Community Sept. 10

TAYLORVILLE — All grandparents will be honored Sunday, September 10 at Faith Community Worship Center in Taylorville. 

 

Friday, September 8, 2017

House on the Rock Church hosts free movie night
EDINBURG —  The House on the Rock Church will host a free movie night with the film “Meracles from heaven” and experience the power of Jesus Christ on September 29 at 6:30 p.m. and bring a friend.
Friday, September 8, 2017

DMCC, First Presbyterian team for mission trip
Friday, September 8, 2017

Time for repentance?

Stan Pratt, Pastor

The Way of Life Church

TAYLORVILLE — Last Sunday, September 3rd, in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, our President called for a National Day of Prayer for the victims of that Hurricane, those who respond to such emergencies in any way. 


Friday, September 8, 2017

After covert investigations, 7 arrested in Pana drug bust
PANA — During the past several weeks, officers’ from the Central Illinois Enforcement Group, the Christian County Sheriff’s Office and the Pana Police Department, have arrested several individuals listed below on warrants issued by the Christian County States Attorney’s Office.
Thursday, September 7, 2017

Volunteers still are needed for Missions
TAYLORVILLE — Volunteers are still needed for the next round of Missions for Taylorville (MFT) set for Saturday, September 9, 2017.
Thursday, September 7, 2017

School outlines obstacles to fieldhouse

Owen Lasswell

Breeze-Courier Writer

TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville School Board members commended the Quarterback Club for their efforts to bring a new sports fieldhouse to the THS athletic complex at Wednesday night’s TCUSD Building Committee meeting, but they also stated that they are not yet ready to give the project the green light. 


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Courthouse

Appearances

Published court appearances reflect the daily 10 a.m. criminal call and do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day.

 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Police/Fire
Thursday, September 7, 2017

Information sought in criminal damage
TAYLORVILLE — This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to criminal damage that occurred in Taylorville. 
Thursday, September 7, 2017

Area death investigations are finalized
TAYLORVILLE — Christian County Coroner Amy Calvert-Winans reported today that investigations into the deaths of three county residents have been finalized. 
Thursday, September 7, 2017

Harvey Relief Fund Donation
Thursday, September 7, 2017

Mt. Auburn announces picnic event winners
MT. AUBURN — The Mt. Auburn Farmers’ Picnic has announced the winners of several drawings and events. The Picnic was held August 24-26.
Thursday, September 7, 2017

Winners
Thursday, September 7, 2017

Former city police officer Anthony Telford reinstated

Owen Lasswell

Breeze-Courier Writer

TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Council voted 6-2 (Martin Vota-no, Shawn Burtle-no) Tuesday night to reinstate officer Anthony Telford to his former position with the Taylorville Police Department. 


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Public hearing held after ground breaking

Owen Lasswell

Breeze-Courier Writer

TAYLORVILLE — About a dozen residents were on hand Tuesday evening at city hall to voice their concerns about Taylorville’s new water plant.


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Meeting Notices
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Police/Fire
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Bring the kids downtown this Saturday morning and 'Meet the Machines'

TAYLORVILLE — Get ready to Meet the Machines

DowntownTaylorville.org will again host this family-friendly, fun event on the Taylorville Square in conjunction with the DowntownTaylorville.org Farmer’s Market on Saturday, September 9, from 9:30 a.m. to noon.


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Christian County Historical Society holding 'Prairie Days' this weekend
TAYLORVILLE — Go back in time and don't miss out on the Christian County Historical Society’s Prairie Days September 9-10 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. each day. Enjoy period demonstrators, artisans and vendors. The weekend will be rounded out with live music featured on the main stage including the Paul Moma Band, Danny Russell, Fred Dubay, and the Hood Family Band. Guests will also enjoy taking tours of the historical buildings and a fashion show featuring clothing styles of the Prairie Days. 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Kenneth Engeling among finalists in Nat Geo Chasing Genius Challenge
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Morrisonville scouts troops hold annual fall kickoff
MORRISONVILLE — Pack 74 Cub Scouts and Troop 74 Boy Scouts held their combined fall open house on Monday, August 28 in the Morrisonville Village Park. 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

$15,000 awarded to top 4-H animal science members

TAYLORVILLE — For more than 20 years, the Illinois 4-H Foundation has rewarded exceptional 4-H members in the livestock project area for their work inside and outside the show ring. The Superior Young Producer Award provides $1,000 scholarships to youth who excel in production, health, and industry information related to their species of interest. 

 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Not Too Late To Contribute
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

City crew responds quickly to broken water main
TAYLORVILLE — “Often times you take things for granted like water. We come home from Springfield and there was water shooting out of the ground four feet high,” Alderman Ernie Dorchinecz said of a water main break that occurred late last week at the intersection of Morton and West Adams Street. “That means we were without the ability to do dishes, take a shower, etcetera, but there was a truck there already working on it when we got home, and I just think our water department does fantastic job, and people ought to know it.”
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Pana arsonist seeks to reduce 22-year sentence

By Mike Frazier

Breeze-Courier Writer

 

TAYLORVILLE — A Pana man who was sentenced in July to 22 years in prison for arson and home invasion was back in court Tuesday, urging the judge to reduce his sentence. 


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Candidates will vie for county spots in March primary

By Mike Frazier

Breeze-Courier Writer

 

TAYLORVILLE — Some hot races could emerge at the county, as several key spots are up for the March 20 primary elections. 


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Courthouse
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Police/Fire
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

HCEA to host workshop on insurance
TAYLORVILLE — Home and Community Education Association will present a Lesson for Living workshop on the basics of “Picking the Right Health Insurance for You”. It will be held on Thurs, Sept 14 in the auditorium of the University of Illinois Extension Office, 1120 N. Webster St., Taylorville, Ill.. It will be from 10-11a.m.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Kiwanis Club adds grill at Kiwanis Park at lake
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Kiwanis Club continues to improve Kiwanis Park on Lake Taylorville.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

2017 Post 905 Pageant Winners
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Christian County Celebrates Labor Day
EDINBURG — Members of the Springfield Ansar Jeepsters took part in the annual Edinburg Labor Day Parade this morning. Approximately 100 entries participated in the annual event, as parade goers lined the streets of Edinburg.
Monday, September 4, 2017

Christian County Celebrates Labor Day
PANA — Students from St. Patrick’s Church: Sacred Heart School (top), along with members of the color guard (below), ushered in the 2017 Pana Labor Day Parade this morning as hundreds, if not thousands, lined the streets of downtown Pana for the annual spectacle. To see all the parade photos, head over to the Breeze-Courier Facebook page.
Monday, September 4, 2017

Fly By
TAYLORVILLE — The Faith Community Worship Center held their second annual cruise in on September 2, 2017. There were 37 vehicles registered for the show. Pictured are two 1964 Chevrolet Corvairs in the foreground, both owned by Bill and Shelby Berta, of Rochester, Ill . The plane was on approach to the  Taylorville Municipal Airport.
Monday, September 4, 2017

Kincaid Holds Labor Day Parade Sunday, Celebration Continues Today
KINCAID — The Christian County Shrine Club made an appearance in Kincaid’s Labor Day Parade on Sunday, which organizers say gets bigger and better every year because of all the great volunteer workers. Pictured right are the 2017 grand marshals the Reverend Louis and Linda Kunz, with their church pictured in the background. The Kincaid Labor Day celebration continues today with a popular car show.
Monday, September 4, 2017

Alleged gunfire reported Friday
TAYLORVILLE — Some Taylorville residents reported hearing menacing noises on Friday evening just northwest of Manners Park.
Saturday, September 2, 2017

Tornado Open A Big Success
TAYLORVILLE — Signs displayed at Friday’s Taylorville Tornado home football game against Effingham showcase the success of this year’s Tornado Open golf outing where more than $54,000 was raised in support of  Taylorville athletics.
Saturday, September 2, 2017

Labor Day Volleyball
 More action fro the Edinburg Labor Day Picnic volleyball tournamnet.
Saturday, September 2, 2017

Pana Tri-County Fair
Participants warm their horses up for a horse show at Pana-Tri-County Fai
Saturday, September 2, 2017

Morrisonville FFA Installs New Playground
MORRISONVILLE — Under the direction of Mr. Josh Bullard and Mr. Bill Harmon, the Morrisonville FFA group installed a new Pre-K playground structure at the Morrisonville Grade School in August. The kids love playing on the new equipment.
Saturday, September 2, 2017

Morrisonville Boy Scouts Plant Flowers
The Morrisonville Boy Scouts planted flowers at the Grade School when they were learning about the pollination of plants.
Saturday, September 2, 2017

A concise look at early Mt. Auburn and the Augur family
MT. AUBURN — Andrew L. Augur is, perhaps, one of the best known early settlers of Christian County.
Saturday, September 2, 2017

Correction
Incorrect information was provided for the Stonington Night Unit of HCEA meeting in Thursday’s edition of the Breeze-Courier.  The correct date for their next meeting is Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 10 a.m. in the home of Ellen Colbrook. For more information contact 820-1999.
Saturday, September 2, 2017

Meeting Notices
Saturday, September 2, 2017

Pana Tri-County Fair
Layne Lebshier, 15, of Mechanicsburg, prepares her horse, Ellie, for a show Saturday morning at Pana Tri-County Fairgrounds.
Saturday, September 2, 2017

Labor Day Volleyball
Athletes bump, set and spike the volleyball at a tournament held Saturday morning at Edinburg Labor Day Picnic and parade.
Saturday, September 2, 2017

Community Calendar
Saturday, September 2, 2017

Groundbreaking Held For New Water Plant
TAYLORVILLE — City officials celebrated the groundbreaking of Taylorville’s new $25 million water treatment plant this morning. Mayor Bruce Barry thanked former mayor Greg Brotherton, former City Clerk Pam Peabody, and all former aldermen for their efforts in bringing the new plant to Taylorville. Water Superintendent Dave Speagle said the new plant puts Taylorville on the forefront of innovation as the plant will use a process only used in one other plant worldwide. Left to right: City Clerk Julie Lilly, Alderman Jim Olive, Alderman Earl Walters, Alderman Lee Lanzotti, Alderman Ernie Dorchinecz, Mayor Bruce Barry, Alderman Shawn Burtle, Alderman Larry Budd, and City Treasurer Jacque Nation.
Friday, September 1, 2017

Candidate Pritzker makes stop in Taylorville
TAYLORVILLE — Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker on Thursday pulled his campaign bus up to Rene’s Drug Store in downtown Taylorville.
Friday, September 1, 2017

TSD increases timetable for transition
TAYLORVILLE — In a special meeting Thursday afternoon, the Taylorville Sanitary District elected, unanimously, to move forward with the transition away from Veolia in an accelerated time frame.
Friday, September 1, 2017

Courthouse
Friday, September 1, 2017

Police/Fire
Friday, September 1, 2017

Nearly 200 attended Kincaid Church of God event
KINCAID — On Sunday August 20, the Kincaid Church of God celebrated another successful year at Summerfest.
Friday, September 1, 2017

Performing At Mt. Pleasant Church
MT. PLEASANT — Mt. Pleasant Church of God is hosting a Special Family Reunion Worship Service on Sunday, October 2 starting at 10:05 a.m. featuring Don Bettis and the Taylor Trio. This will be a great morning of worship through music and the sharing of God’s word. Friends and acquaintances of the Mt. Pleasant Church are encouraged to come and share in this year’s Church Family Reunion. Following the morning service, a potluck meal will be served and people will have an opportunity to stay and fellowship with friends of the past. Anyone with questions is invited to contact the Mt. Pleasant Church office at 217-226-3394 or by email at mtpleasantsecretary@gmail.com
Friday, September 1, 2017

Minister's Message: Work
TAYLORVILLE — We’re headed into a holiday weekend, which lots of people will enjoy because it means an extra day off. But many of us aren’t exactly sure how to celebrate this holiday. It’s not like Memorial Day or Independence Day, when we celebrate our country. It’s not Christmas or Easter, when we celebrate something about our faith. Those are more straightforward. On this holiday, we celebrate work by...not working, which definitely seems counter-intuitive. Of course, Labor Day does have a history that explains all of this, but most of us don’t bother to explore much of that.
Friday, September 1, 2017

Lincoln Prairie bike trail group work day Sept. 9
TAYLORVILLE — On Saturday, September 9, the Lincoln Prairie Trails Conservancy (LPTC)  will be having another workday on the bike trail repairing cracks in the asphalt. The group will work north from the two-mile bridge to Millersville, approximately three miles.
Friday, September 1, 2017

Nokomis St. Louis school to host putt-putt fundraiser
NOKOMIS — St. Louis School in Nokomis is hosting the MoCo Classic on Saturday, November 4 with putt-putt golfing, dinner and a live auction.
Friday, September 1, 2017

Life's Journey offers informational support group
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Live’s Journey Senior Living Center will host an informational support group on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 2 p.m. titled “Journey Into Aging.”
Friday, September 1, 2017

Relief effort accepting donations for Harvey victims
TAYLORVILLE — Donations are being accepted for a county-wide relief effort for victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Friday, September 1, 2017

State Police encourage safe driving habits on Labor Day weekend
SPRINGFIELD — The Labor Day weekend signifies the end of the summer and the last chance for people to get out and enjoy the warm weather. The holiday weekend is one the busiest driving periods and millions of motorists are expected to hit the roadways nationwide. Illinois State Police (ISP) District 09 Commander, Lieutenant Chris Owen, is reminding motorists to make safety their number one priority while driving during the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Friday, September 1, 2017

Lincoln library sponsoring student art contest for bicentennial
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois children can help kick off the state’s bicentennial celebration by using their imaginations and artistic skills in a contest sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
Friday, September 1, 2017

CPD super has transplant surgery
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson underwent a kidney transplant operation Wednesday that ended after several hours with officials expressing confidence about his recovery.
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Project 29 holds reorganizational meeting
TAYLORVILLE — After working for nearly a quarter century to help bring a four-lane highway to Taylorville, Project 29 is not content to rest on their laurels.
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Tom Fergin tapped for Taylorville Sanitary District board
TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County Board appointed Tom Fergin to serve on the Taylorville Sanitary District Board at a special meeting on Wednesday
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Helping Harvey: Do not self deploy, donate
TAYLORVILLE — Christian County Emergency Management Agency director issues the following statement today:  “For those wishing to extend help to victims from Hurricane Harvey please follow the below guidance to ensure your support is most helpful to those in need.
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Scouts holding drive for hurricane relief
TAYLORVILLE — The Cub Scout Pack 132 will host a supply drive for victims of Hurricane Harvey on Saturday, September 2, 2017.
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Courthouse
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Police/Fire
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Event features peek at new Burns-Novick documentary on Vietnam War
SPRINGFIELD – The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum will look back at the Vietnam War on Sept. 14 with a special preview of the latest documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick and a discussion of the war’s legacy.
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra to present Labor Day pops concert
DECATUR, — For the 21st consecutive year, Decatur says farewell to summer with a free concert from the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra (MDSO), under the direction of Dr. Sergey Bogza, music director and conductor of the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra.
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Vachel Lindsay Home to host three 'Poets in the Parlor' events this fall
 SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The public is invited to attend three poetry events in the coming months at the Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic Site in Springfield. The “Poets in the Parlor” poetry readings on September 17, October 29, and November 29 will provide an opportunity for guests to listen to and discuss poetry in the home of the artist Vachel Lindsay. All programs will begin at 2 p.m.
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Christian County Historical Society preparing for 'Prairie Days' Sept. 9-10
TAYLORVILLE — Go back in time and don't miss out on the Christian County Historical Society’s Prairie Days September 9-10 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. each day. Enjoy period demonstrators, artisans and vendors. The weekend will be rounded out with live music featured on the main stage including the Paul Moma Band, Danny Russell, Fred Dubay, and the Hood Family Band. Guests will also enjoy taking tours of the historical buildings and a fashion show featuring clothing styles of the Prairie Days.
Thursday, August 31, 2017

September book walk at Pana Library Sept. 13
PANA — The Pana Library will hold their September Book Walk on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 1-2 p.m.
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Stonington Night Unit to meet Sept. 5
STONINGTON — Stonington Night Unit of HCEA will meet Tuesday, September 5 at 10 a.m. in the home of Ellen Colbrook.
Thursday, August 31, 2017

IDNR to allocate Sangchris Lake trapping permits
ROCHESTER, Ill. — A public drawing for the allocation of Sangchris Lake State Park trapping permits will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 14.  Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the site headquarters, located approximately six miles southeast of Rochester.
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Animal Protective League holding several pet adoption events in September
 SPRINGFIELD — The Animal Protective League (APL) will hold several pet adoptions during September with cats and dogs available at various locations. All animals presented by APL for have been spayed or neutered, microchipped and have received all vaccinations by the time of their adoption.
Thursday, August 31, 2017

McClure guest speaker at Optimist Club today
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club held its regular meeting on Thursday, August 31, 2017, in the TMH Auditorium. Following breakfast, President Larry Vaughan called the meeting to order with the Pledge of allegiance, followed by Pastor Ted Marrinan with the morning invocation. Upcoming events for the club include manning the food trailer at the CC Historical Society’s Prairie Days on Sat. & Sun., Sept. 9-10. A report on the recent board meeting will be presented next Thursday at the monthly business meeting.
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Upcoming free archaeological talk to focus on Greater Cahokia area
LEWISTON, Ill. — The Illinois Valley Archaeological Society (IVAS) will meet Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at the Dickson Mounds Museum beginning at 7:00 p.m. Featured speaker will be Bill Iseminger, Assistant Site Manager at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, who will present a talk titled “Recent Research in the Greater Cahokia Area”. This event is free and the public is invited to attend. During the business meeting there will be discussion for IVAS members and friends to determine a date and time to visit the Illinois State Museum to view the new display “Prehistoric Dogs: Man’s Best Friends”. Refreshments will be available following the presentation.
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Entertainment Calendar
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Taylorville man heads up local hurricane relief effort
TAYLORVILLE — Authorities found a shivering toddler clinging to the body of her drowned mother in a rain-swollen canal in Southeast Texas after the woman tried to carry her child to safety from Harvey's floods.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Normal man gets 11 years for DUI deaths
TAYLORVILLE — A  27-year-old Normal man was sentenced to 11 years in the Department of Corrections in the DUI death last fall of a 25-year-old Taylorville woman and her unborn child.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Vote on school funding dubbed historic
TAYLORVILLE — “Yesterday's vote was historic. Today, when the governor signs the bill, we will change public policy forever in this state, and that change will put downstate schools at the front of the line, not the back of the line where they are today,” said Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) in response to yesterday’s passage of a new school funding initiative. “I'm proud to have ushered this issue through the legislature.”
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Police/Fire
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Crimestoppers
TAYLORVILLE — This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a hit and run that occurred in Taylorville.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Pana to set aside funds for improvements
PANA — The Pana City Council voted 6-1 (Alderman Eddy dissenting) to set aside three percent of the already six percent  water rate increase for capital improvement projects.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Meeting Notice
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Pana Labor Day Parade horse show starts at 9:30
PANA — The Pana Labor Day Parade Horse Show will be held on Monday, September 4, 2017 beginning at 9:30 a.m., just prior to the Pana Labor Day Parade which begins at 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

4-H Medical Careers Spin Club kicks off Sept. 1
TAYLORVILLE — The annual kick off meeting of the 4-H Medical Careers SPIN Club will be this Friday, September 1 at 4p.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital Annex on the 2nd floor.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Branum named Illinois 2018 Jr. Rodeo Princess
DELEVAN, Ill. — Madelyn Branum, of Taylorville,  won the title as the 2018 Illinois Junior Rodeo Princess. She was crowned at 4Rocks Arena in Delevan, Illinois during the Illinois Junior Rodeo Association State Finals, August 4-6.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Miss Post Pageant Begins At 1 P.M. On Saturday
KINCAID — Pictured are the 2016 Kincaid royalty who will give up their crowns this weekend when new Miss Post 905 queens are chosen. Pictured in the back row left is Miss Post 905 Haley Prince. Pictured in the back row right is Junior Miss Post 905 Sierra McEntire. Pictured in front is Little Miss Post 905 Leah Gronewald.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Kincaid pastor and wife to serve as grand marshals
KINCAID — The Reverend Louis Kunz, pastor of the Kincaid Baptist Church (KBC), has been chosen to serve as Grand Marshal of the 2017 Labor Day Parade on Sunday, September 3.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Kincaid Labor Day celebration begins on Friday
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

State's attorney to speak to prevention group Wednesday
TAYLORVILLE — State’s Attorney, Mike Havera, will be the guest speaker at the next Christian County Prevention Coalition meeting on Wednesday, August 30 at 4:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auditorium. The public is welcome to attend.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Former Pana man helping hurricane victims
TEXAS — A Pana man is on the front lines of relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey. Larry Dilley, 47, a 1989 graduate of Pana High School, has volunteered his time and talents with the Salvation Army to help Texans fleeing devastation in the state’s southeast coastal area.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Alderman: Proper procedure not followed
TAYLORVILLE — A City of Taylorville issue spilled over into Monday’s Taylorville Park Board meeting as Taylorville Alderman Bruce Jones addressed the board about some concerns he had about considerations being made in private by City of Taylorville officials regarding potential beer sales at Lakeshore Golf Course.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Courthouse
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Police/Fire
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Military museum to reenact 1916 encampment
SPRINGFIELD — Military Museum Living Historians will display equipment, uniforms and weapons used by more than 10,000 Illinois National Guard Soldiers in the 1916 Border Campaign and discuss the military operation on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 10 a.m. The event will be held at the Illinois State Military Museum, located at 1301 N. MacArthur Blvd. Springfield, Ill.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

VisionWay announces new positions, new staff
TAYLORVILLE — VisionWay Christian School Administration is pleased to announce the addition of several new positions to the VisionWay staff.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Edinburg parade steps off at 10 a.m. on Labor Day
EDINBURG — “Seas the Day!” is the theme for the 2017 Edinburg Labor Grand Parade chosen by the Edinburg Labor Day Entertainment Committee. The Edinburg Labor Day Parade Committee has adopted the theme for the parade as well. The phrase is an exclamation expressing a desire to follow their compass and conquer the ocean seas with wanderlust and enthusiasm.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Totally 80s Music Saturday Night
EDINBURG — The Brat Pack will play in the pavilion Saturday, Sept. 2 from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Carnival Opens Early On Labor Day
EDINBURG — The carnival at the Edinburg Labor Day Picnic celebration will open at 6:00 p.m. this Friday event and runs four days. The carnival will open at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and will open at 11:00 a.m. on Labor Day.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Four-day Edinburg Labor Day Picnic celebration kicks off this Friday
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Suspicious fire
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Fire Department responded to a suspicious fire earlier today at the Hannon Mobile Home Park, 913 N. Taylorville Blvd. Fire Chief, Mike Crews, stated there were no injuries but the mobile home was a total loss. It was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived on scene. Due to its suspicious nature, the State Fire Marshal’s office was notified and will begin investigating this afternoon.
Monday, August 28, 2017

Smoothing The Trail
TAYLORVILLE — The Lincoln Prairie Trails Conservancy is making steady progress on its Trail Improvement Project. Nine volunteers cleaned and filled cracks Saturday between Lake Drive and Velma.
Monday, August 28, 2017

TMH will host Mental Health First Aid - Youth Training
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Memorial Hospital will host a session to train community members to learn how to identify and respond to youth showing signs of mental illness and substance abuse.  This training is recommended for anyone 18 or older who regularly have contact with young people ages 12-18 such as teachers, coaches, social workers, faith leaders and other caring citizens, but is open to everyone.
Monday, August 28, 2017

Sentence stands for Stonington man convicted of child porn
TAYLORVILLE — A judge on Monday denied a Stonington man’s request that he reconsider a five-year prison sentence for possession of child pornography.
Monday, August 28, 2017

Courthouse
Monday, August 28, 2017

Police/Fire
Monday, August 28, 2017

Pana Tri-County Fair to run Aug. 30-Sept. 4
PANA — The Pana Tri-County Fair runs Wednesday through Monday, Aug. 30 to Monday, Labor Day, Sept. 4. Entries are being sought for exhibit and judging in the Agriculture Building and at the 4-H level.
Monday, August 28, 2017

Big Slide
PANA — Pana Tri-County Fair goers will be able to enjoy many carnival rides at this year’s event.
Monday, August 28, 2017

Thourghbred Racing
PANA — In addition to Harness Racing, fair goers will be able to see Thoroughbred races on Monday, September 4, 2017. Post time begins at 1:30 p.m.
Monday, August 28, 2017

69th Annual Pana Tri-County Fair Schedule
Monday, August 28, 2017











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