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End the trend of addiction
TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County Prevention Coalition sponsored their first Hope for Recovery/End the Trend of Addiction event Saturday at the TMH Auditorium.  Members of a local Girl Scout troupe kicked off the event with a surprise flash mob. The event was designed to provide information and resources to those affected by addiction or their family members.
Kim Paisley/Breeze-Courier

TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County Prevention Coalition sponsored their first Hope for Recovery/End the Trend of Addiction event Saturday at the TMH Auditorium.  Members of a local Girl Scout troupe kicked off the event with a surprise flash mob. The event was designed to provide information and resources to those affected by addiction or their family members.

Kim Paisley/Breeze-Courier


Saturday, September 23, 2017


Anderson Jewelers

The Sun rises in new play about Rupert Murdoch
LONDON (AP) — Rupert Murdoch has power, wealth — and legions of detractors, who say the media mogul’s tabloids and TV stations have fueled crass celebrity culture, phone hacking and fake news. 
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Illinois selects new management for state lottery
CHICAGO (AP) — The state of Illinois has chosen a private firm to manage its lottery.
Saturday, September 23, 2017

North Elementary School is honing in on problem-solving skills this year

Owen Lasswell

Breeze-Courier Writer

TAYLORVILLE — North Elementary School teachers gathered in the school’s library Monday morning for a brief presentation presented by the New Holland Middelton School District.


Saturday, September 23, 2017

Bourne to hold office hours
TAYLORVILLE — State Representative Avery Bourne will hold traveling office hours in Taylorville Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Harsh winter ahead or behind us?
TAYLORVILLE — Betty Bowman of Taylorville found an unusually large acorn, pictured left, in her yard last week. She brought in a smaller acorn for comparison and says this year it seems like the acorns are generally smaller, with the exception of the one on the left. 
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Registration is open for several Chillifest events
TAYLORVILLE — The annual Chillifest is set for Saturday, October 7. There are many activities set for everyone.
Saturday, September 23, 2017

LLCC celebrates 14th annual Multicultural Fest
SPRINGFIELD — Lincoln Land Community College invites the public to its 14th annual Multicultural Fest Wednesday, Oct. 4. The event takes place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. outside A. Lincoln Commons on the Springfield campus, 5250 Shepherd Rd. LLCC Outreach Centers in Beardstown, Jacksonville, Litchfield and Taylorville will also host celebrations in October. The events are free and open to the public. 
Saturday, September 23, 2017

VFW 72nd anniversary party today
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Post 4495 will celebrate its 72nd anniversary at a party today, Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the Veterans’ Memorial Home in Taylorville. Events for the day will begin with an open house to the public from 3-4:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 23, 2017

CCNRA to host John Boch at Oct. 7 banquetGSL's John Boch named to Trump Admin's Second Amendment Coalition
TAYLORVILLE — John Boch, from the group Guns Save Life, has recently been appointed to President Trump’s Second Amendment Coalition team.
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Genealogical Society 15th Annual Cemetery Walk today at Oak Hill

TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County Genealogical Society’s 15th annual cemetery walk will be held Sunday September 24th at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, Illinois. The tours will be conducted at 1:00,  2:00, and 3:00 p.m. Please enter the cemetery on Gandy street as this area will be covered on their walk. 

 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Higher Illinois home prices, amid tight inventory
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The summer’s competitive housing market extended through August with lower seasonal inventory driving home prices higher, but tempering total home sales, according to Illinois Realtors.
Friday, September 22, 2017

How can you budget when your rent is so high?
(NerdWallet via AP) — Q: A huge portion of my income goes toward rent, and I already have a roommate and am not able to move right now. How can I manage other financial priorities, like paying off debt, with such high housing costs?
Friday, September 22, 2017

Did you know?
Friday, September 22, 2017

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Friday, September 22, 2017

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Friday, September 22, 2017

No Injuries Or Structural Damage
Friday, September 22, 2017

TDA still optimistic about industrial park grant

Owen Lasswell

Breeze-Courier Writer

TAYLORVILLE — “I think we’ve got a real good shot on this second application,” said Taylorville Development Association President Ken Hart on Thursday afternoon. 


Friday, September 22, 2017

Mental exams are ordered for suspect in Mattoon shooting
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — A judge ordered a central Illinois high school student to undergo mental evaluations and remain in juvenile custody after the freshman was charged with opening fire in the school cafeteria and injuring another student.
Friday, September 22, 2017

North Elementary School Students Of The Week
Friday, September 22, 2017

South Fork Homecoming Court
Friday, September 22, 2017

Optimists hear from North Elementary principal
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club held its regular meeting on Thursday, September 21, 2017, in the TMH Auditorium. Following breakfast, President Larry Vaughan called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance. Pastor Ted Marrinan then gave the morning invocation.
Friday, September 22, 2017

Sunday at the Pavillion at Faith Community
TAYLORVILLE — Sunday, September 24 at 2:00 p.m. the congregation of Faith Community Worship Center invites the community to join them for a “Sunday service at the Pavillion,”  This 2:00 p.m. service will replace the regular 10 a.m. service at FCWC, will include praise and worship, and Pastor Jerry Thorpe will preach. Dress will be casual. Lawn chairs are welcome. The FCWC Pavillion is located immediately behind the present sanctuary at South Spresser and Route 140 in Taylorville.
Friday, September 22, 2017

Homecoming Gospel Choir to perform in Shelbyville
SHELBYVILLE — On Sunday evening, September 24, at 6 p.m., Southern Illinois’ Homecoming Gospel Choir will appear in concert at the First Church of the Nazarene in Shelbyville, Ill.
Friday, September 22, 2017

Davis Memorial Fish Fry set for Friday, October 13
TAYLORVILLE — The annual fall fish fry at Davis Memorial Christian Church (DMCC) is set for Friday, Oct. 13.
Friday, September 22, 2017

Kincaid Church of God celebrates 80th anniversary

By Mike Frazier 

Breeze-Courier Writer

 

KINCAID — Eightysome years ago, a group of southern Illinois miners trekked to Kincaid in search of work.


Friday, September 22, 2017

VFW hosting 72nd anniversary party Sunday
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Post 4495 will celebrate its 72nd anniversary at a party on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the Veterans’ Memorial Home in Taylorville. Events for the day will begin with an open house to the public from 3-4:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Hope for Recovery, End the Trend to Addiction is Saturday
TAYLORVILLE — Addiction does not discriminate; it doesn’t care if you are rich or poor, famous or unknown, a man or woman or even a child. It touches every age, ethnicity, and socio-economic group.
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Show Of Support For Mattoon
TAYLORVILLE – Tornado Nation may well bleed purple and gold, but not today. In fact, there was scant a piece of purple to be seen throughout the halls of THS toddy. One day after a school shooting in Mattoon, IL, Taylorville students broke out their green as a show of support for all those affected by yesterday’s shooting incident. The entire student body also gathered in an impromptu assembly on the football field where the THS band performed Mattoon’s fight song to a resounding applause.
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Deputy accused of attempted murder remains in jail
TAYLORVILLE — A judge on Thursday refused to lower bond for a Macon County Sheriff’s Deputy accused of firing a handgun at his fleeing wife.
Thursday, September 21, 2017

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Millikin-Decatur Symphony opens season with 'Masterworks' performance
DECATUR, Ill. — The Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra (MDSO) will kick off its 2017-2018 performance season with an opening night concert "Inspired by Shakespeare" on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in Kirkland Fine Arts Center on Millikin University's campus.
Thursday, September 21, 2017

History comes alive this weekend at Decatur's Governor Oglesby mansion
DECATUR — In the antebellum South, a peculiar and distinctive culture of honor developed. Men were expected to act in a certain manner, to tolerate no insults. That culture, which was tied to slavery as an institution, had a unique and significant effect on American politics in the years preceding the Civil War. For Northern politicians like Abraham Lincoln and Richard Oglesby, the honor culture complicated efforts to find a solution to the slavery controversy.
Thursday, September 21, 2017

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Camp One Way plans fall family fun day Oct. 14

  MT. AUBURN, Ill. — Camp One Way's annual Family event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 14.

Fun activities include a bounce House, horses, hayride, pumpkin painting and pumpkin bowling, face painting, corn hole, playground, and boating


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Memorial offers free hands-on healthcare program
SPRINGFIELD — Memorial Medical Center has launched a new program to help students and community members learn more about healthcare careers.
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Donates to YMCA After School Program
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Donates to Historical Society
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Davis announces Congressional App Challenge for high school students
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today announced the Congressional App Challenge is now open for high school students throughout the 13th Congressional District. This initiative is to encourage student engagement in coding and other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related fields.
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fall Equinox celebration this Sunday
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. — The moment when day and night are equal is almost here, and Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site plans to welcome it with a special event at the “Woodhenge” solar calendar.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

County tables solar farm plan
TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County Board on Tuesday tabled an ordinance  governing solar energy farms after hearing concerns from farmers.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Teachers' Retirement System to hold benefits meeting
TAYLORVILLE — The Regional Office of Education #3, and Taylorville CUSD #3, in conjunction with the Teachers’ Retirement System, are scheduling group meetings to provide information about TRS benefits and to explain the retirement process. 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

White explains Child Passenger Protection Act
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White encouraged parents and caregivers to make sure children travel in the proper car seat or booster seat as they grow. White stated that as children get older; their car seat needs to be changed.  National Child Passenger Safety Week runs from September 17 to September 23.  
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Martin speaks to Kiwanis about mining history
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard about Christian County coal mining over the past 100 years, and the Coal Mining Museum on the east side of the Taylorville square, during their Tuesday luncheon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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

City still serious about fighting blight
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

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

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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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

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Monday, September 18, 2017

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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











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