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Friends of Library accepting book donations for book sale
TAYLORVILLE — The Friends of the Taylorville Public Library are preparing for their annual Book Sale to be held on Saturday, October 1 from 10:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 2 from 12:00 noon till 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 24, 2016


Anderson Jewelers

Sen. Manar prevention group guest speaker Wed.
TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County Prevention Coalition (CCPC) is pleased to announce that Senator Andy Manar will be the guest speaker on Wednesday, September 28 at 4:30 p.m. at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital in the Auditorium.
Saturday, September 24, 2016

THS junior recognized at Congress of Future Science event
Saturday, September 24, 2016

VFW 70th anniversary party today
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Post 4495 will celebrate its 70th Anniversary at a Party on Sunday, September 25, 2016, 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 24, 2016

Who Let The Dogs Out?
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Landmark Presents New Soccer Equipment To YMCA
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Ameren adds outage detection technology to grid
TAYLORVILLE — Ameren Illinois announced that it has installed state-of-the-art technology designed to reduce the frequency and duration of power outages for 3,500 customers in Christian County.
Saturday, September 24, 2016

That darling, warm, contagious spirit: Taylorville's adopted star, Sandy Duncan

TAYLORVILLE — The above touching title quote, spoken by a legend of the theater describing actress Sandy Duncan, would probably go unchallenged by most of Sandy’s fans.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Free mammograms for uninsured women
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Free mammograms for uninsured and under-insured women ages 40 and older will again be available on Mondays in October, thanks to a grant obtained by the Regional Cancer Partnership of Illinois (RCPIL). Mammograms will be available at three area locations. 
Saturday, September 24, 2016

ARTICHOKE HUMMUS:
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Kitchen Scoop by Alicia Ross
Saturday, September 24, 2016

You can make over your kitchen for under $15k
If you're contemplating a kitchen remodel, there's a good chance you've been drooling over photos of Carrara marble countertops and commercial-grade ranges on websites like Houzz, Pinterest and Remodelista.
Saturday, September 24, 2016

These high-end upgrades enhance enjoyment of home
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Creating livable space outdoors adds value
A backyard oasis that expands your property's living area is a smart investment, no matter what climate you call home
Saturday, September 24, 2016

For The Bath: On-Trend Transformations
TAYLORVILLE — Although they're often the smallest rooms in the house, they're also among the most essential and most commonly remodeled spaces. When you approach design with both function and style in mind, you can elevate your bathroom to be much more than an afterthought.
Saturday, September 24, 2016

These small-scale upgrades make a big difference
TAYLORVILLE — When it comes to remodeling, there are dozens of ways to improve your home's overall value and appeal without breaking the bank. Opt for projects that are manageable in scale, affordable and deliver benefits in multiple ways, such as aesthetics and energy efficiency.
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Courthouse
Friday, September 23, 2016

Police/Fire
Friday, September 23, 2016

Two days, two outbursts for county inmate
TAYLORVILLE — Just one day after he was caught canoodling with a female counterpart in court, Michael Emery was back in the courtroom today on a first appearance for violating an order of protection.
Friday, September 23, 2016

Land of Lincoln customers reminded to enroll for coverage
CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Insurance (DOI) is reminding Land of Lincoln Health (LLH) customers that the company’s advanced Special Enrollment Period will end September 30, 2016.
Friday, September 23, 2016

Park Board petitions available
TAYLORVILLE — The consolidated election petitions are available for circulation beginning today, Friday, September 23, 2016.
Friday, September 23, 2016

THS College Night set for October 5
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville High School will sponsor their annual College Night  Wednesday, October 5 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria, located at 815 Springfield Road in Taylorville.
Friday, September 23, 2016

Rep. Bourne holding office hours in Taylorville
TAYLORVILLE — State Representative Avery Bourne will host traveling office hours in Taylorville on Tuesday, September 27 from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Friday, September 23, 2016

Taylorville VFW to celebrate 70th anniversary Sunday
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Post 4495 will celebrate its 70th Anniversary at a Party on Sunday, September 25, 2016, 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.
Friday, September 23, 2016

Faith Community Worship Center honors pastors
TAYLORVILLE — Sunday was a day to honor each member of the Thorpe family on Pastor Appreciation Day at Faith Community Worship Center. Youth Pastors Jeff and Jami Hefner honored Tyler and Emily for their leadership in the F-X Teen Ministry. Founding Pastor J.T. Kelly commented on the nearly ten years of growth FCWC has experienced under the Thorpe pastorate.
Friday, September 23, 2016

Finding hope and help
TAYLORVILLE — I have a favorite Scripture I share at the beginning of nearly every message at Church. It is found in Romans 8 and says “if God is for us, who can be against us”?  I have my own little addendum which is “and, He is always for us”.
Friday, September 23, 2016

Preparing For Walk For Life Event This Weekend
Friday, September 23, 2016

Pawnee community prayer meeting schedule changes
PAWNEE — Community prayer meetings have been held in Pawnee since the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 5, 2016. Gatherings have continued on the first Thursday of each month but future meetings for the rest of this year will be at different times and places.
Friday, September 23, 2016

Davis Memorial hosting casual evening worship
TAYLORVILLE — Davis Memorial Christian Church, located at 1500 W. Franklin in Taylorville, will host a casual worship service every Sunday evening beginning October 4 through November 20.
Friday, September 23, 2016

Local inmate bounced from court for kissing girlfriend
TAYLORVILLE — A jailbird turned lovebird found himself in trouble with court security today.
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Scout pays tribute to 9/11 and the U.S. flag
MORRISONVILLE — C. J. Bergschneider, a Morrisonville boy scout, approached the village of Morrisonville at the board meeting Wednesday evening in order to request that he be allowed to bury the ashes of more than 300 worn out flags that he had recently collected and burned in an official flag retirement ceremony.
Thursday, September 22, 2016

County rescues 43 dogs from hoarders' rural home

TAYLORVILLE — Joelynda Conrad has been rescuing animals with Christian County Animal Control for more than two decades.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Morrisonville to pursue $450k sewer grant
MORRISONVILLE — The Village of Morrisonville is hoping that flooded basements and standing water on the southeast side of town will soon be a thing of the past.
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Pana schools remind parents of dress code
PANA — The Pana School Board unanimously passed the FY2016-17 budget at Monday night’s board meeting.
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Police & Fire printed September 22, 2016
Thursday, September 22, 2016

CrimeStoppers printed September 22, 2016
This week, Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a series of thefts that occurred in Taylorville.
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Courthouse printed September 22, 2016
Thursday, September 22, 2016

County continues to weigh budget issues
TAYLORVILLE — Members of the County Board on Tuesday got an update on the emerging budget, as the county claws its way out of a projected deficit of more than $700,000.
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Constitution Day At Stonington Elementary
TAYLORVILLE — Constitution Day is recognized each year on September 17. As part of the curriculum, students discuss the constitution and the founding fathers.
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Christian County Quilt Guild Installs Officers
TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County Quilt Guild met Sept. 14 at Davis Memorial Christian Church. The Fabric Patch from Pana presented the program about longarm quilt machines.
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Ready, set, dash downtown for Dog Daze this Saturday morning from 9-1
TAYLORVILLE — Downtown Taylorville’s annual Dog Daze event held along with the Farmer’s Market will be held this Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the West side of the city square.
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Entertainment Calendar printed September 22, 2016
Thursday, September 22, 2016

New hog barn allows young couple to stay on farm
ASSUMPTION, Ill. — Caleb and Tarcie Corzine are looking forward to some exciting changes in their future. The young couple is expecting their first child in mid-November. The recent addition of a new 2,400 head wean to market hog barn will allow Caleb, a 4th generation farmer, to farm full-time and Tarcie to become a stay at home mom.
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Final days of Illinois products farmers market
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — With just four weeks remaining in the farmers’ market season, the Illinois Products Farmers Market is inviting families to spend their Thursday evenings at the state fairgrounds. Family friendly activities are planned for remaining days of the market.
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Courthouse
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Police & Fire
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Crash Investigation Scene
Nathan I. Holste, of Taylorville, who was involved in a collision with a tractor trailer while riding a motorcycle is listed in fair condition today at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Oconee Family Fall Festival to be held on 3 Sundays in October
OCONEE — The straw was baled this summer and pumpkins are growing and turning orange in the fields, that means the Oconee Fall Festival is getting ready to start.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Annual Christian County Cemetery Walk is this weekend
ROSAMOND, Ill. — The 14th Annual Christian County Cemetery Walk will be held at the Rosemond Grove Cemetery, Rosamond Illinois this coming Sunday,  September 25 starting at 1 p.m. and the last tour beginning at 3:00 pm.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

THS students receive National Merit Scholarship commendations
TAYLORVILLE — Two Taylorville High School seniors were recently awarded a commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSP).
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Lake Land College sets visit date in Pana, offers free GED
PANA — Deciding on what to do after high school graduation can be an overwhelming process. That’s why Lake Land College is scheduling high school visits to help students know more about transitioning from high school to a college or university.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Homecoming game in Pana Friday, dance is Saturday
PANA — Pana High School is knee deep in homecoming festivities this week.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Taylorville man in fair condition after cycle strikes semi
TAYLORVILLE — A Taylorville man who was involved in a collision with a tractor trailer while riding a motorcycle is listed in fair condition today at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

City debates, tables proposed mayoral raise
TAYLORVILLE —Petitions allowing citizens to declare their intent to run for mayor were made available this morning at the Taylorville City Hall, but anyone picking up one of those positions is still uncertain as to what exactly they might be able to expect as a salary should they win the upcoming April election.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Pana man accused of murdering son seeks to have confession thrown out
TAYLORVILLE — Resident Judge Brad Paisey is taking under advisement a request that he reconsider his refusal to throw out the confession of a Pana man charged in the death of his infant son.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Courthouse
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Police/Fire
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Nation Farms: Bridging the generational gap
TAYLORVILLE — Four men take a brief reprieve from a day’s work to gather in a machine shed and converse for a few minutes. It’s a seemingly ordinary moment, one that likely occurs nearly everyday. When those men represent three generations of a single family, and the very ground they stand on is steeped in the history of the fourth, it becomes a spectacular moment. The fifth generation isn’t yet old enough for that particular gathering, but they just might be in a few short years.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Some very simple tips to help you waste less food
The avocado has turned brown, the cilantro is slimy and the tomato became watery mush days ago. So much for the guacamole you planned to make -- a week ago (or was it two?). All of the ingredients go into the garbage. Multiply that by a whole country's worth of good food intentions gone bad, and the ultimate result is that 40 percent of the food produced in the United States ends up in the trash.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Supporting local producers can help save the planet
 Consumers with an eye toward protecting the planet  can employ several eco-friendly eating habits that don’t require substantial lifestyle changes but can produce substantial, long-lasting and positive effects on the environment.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Sertoma Club learns about Speech Pathology
TAYLORVILLE — Emily Repscher and Jamie Garrett, Speech Language Pathologists at Mid-State Special Education Center spoke to the Sertoma club at a recent dinner meeting.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Taylorville Ace Hardware store recognized for service
TAYLORVILLE — Ace Hardware Corporation is pleased to announce that Ace Hardware of Taylorville achieved designation as a “Pinnacle Performance Retailing” store for its outstanding performance. Pinnacle Performance Retailing is laser-focused on Ace’s customers, helping to ensure that Ace stores deliver on its brand promise day in and day out. 
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Springfield man turns self in for robbery
RAYMOND — A 34-year-old Springfield man, who was wanted for allegedly robbing the Bank and Trust Co. in Raymond, surrendered to Alton Police Department.
Monday, September 19, 2016

At Millikin tomorrow: 'Hamilton, The Man Behind the Music'
DECATUR, Ill. – Millikin University's Department of History and Political Science will hold its annual celebration of Constitution Day with an event on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 4 p.m. in Shilling Hall, Room 418, on Millikin University's campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Monday, September 19, 2016

Groundbreaking For New Food Pantry
The Rev. Rodney Blomquist joined supporters in breaking ground on the new Taylorville Food Pantry, a project of the Taylorville Ministerial Association.
Monday, September 19, 2016

2 area teens killed in motorcycle accident Saturday
MOWEAQUA — Students and staff of Central A&M, and the communities of Assumption and Moweaqua, have been united in grief after the tragic loss of two young men, and students of the school, over the weekend.
Monday, September 19, 2016

Mt. Auburn Nite Unit of CC HCEA to meet Tues.
MT. AUBURN, Ill. — The Mt. Auburn Nite Unit of CC HCEA will meet Tuesday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mt. Auburn Masonic Temple. Cindy Simmons will serve as hostess.
Monday, September 19, 2016

Courthouse
Monday, September 19, 2016

Police & Fire
Monday, September 19, 2016

Meeting Notices
Monday, September 19, 2016

Millikin University to celebrate Constitution Day with event on September 20
DECATUR, Ill. – Millikin University's Department of History and Political Science will hold its annual celebration of Constitution Day with an event on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 4 p.m. in Shilling Hall, Room 418, on Millikin University's campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Monday, September 19, 2016

Two Central A&M students tragically claimed in crash
MOWEAQUA — Students and staff of Central A&M, and the communities of Assumption and Moweaqua, have been united in grief after the tragic loss of two young men, and students of the school, over the weekend.
Monday, September 19, 2016

Community Women's group hears from author
TAYLORVILLE — The September meeting of the Community Women's Association was held on September 7 at 6:30 in the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Annex. Guest speaker for the evening was local author and historian Kevin Corley.
Monday, September 19, 2016

State agencies encourage road safety during harvest
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Three state agencies are teaming up to keep drivers and farmers safe on central Illinois roads during harvest season.
Monday, September 19, 2016

Edinburg family perfecting the Hereford breed
TAYLORVILLE — Raising Hereford cattle is a family tradition for Mark Stephens.

Mark’s grandparents raised Hereford cattle, and Mark started raising the same cattle in the early 1980s.

Monday, September 19, 2016

USDA issues strong statement on rural incomes
“On Thursday, the Census Bureau released data from the American Community Survey, which showed median household incomes had increased in 2014-2015 by 3.4% in the non-metro United States to $44,212.
Monday, September 19, 2016

THS ag classes working on restoring classic tractors
Monday, September 19, 2016

Central A&M FFA Field Trip
Monday, September 19, 2016

Meeting Notices
Saturday, September 17, 2016

TPD issues reminder
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Police Department would like to remind everyone to use caution when driving around the schools and through the school zones.
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Former Baptist Church to be transformed into banquet hall
TAYLORVILLE —The old First Baptist Church at 303 E. Market Street, which closed its doors almost exactly two years ago, will soon get new life and a second chance after it is repurposed by two local businessmen.
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Horse Power at Meadow Manor
TAYLORVILLE — A couple of classic Mustangs were among about two dozen vintage cars that were on display at Meadow Manor on Saturday morning as part of their annual car show.
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Students of the Week
TAYLORVILLE — The following students were selected as Student of the Week at North Elementary School.
Saturday, September 17, 2016

More Cars From Meadow Manor
TAYLORVILLE — A vintage ‘29 Ford was among the classic cars that were shown off at the Meadow Manor car show on Saturday morning.
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Optimist hear about CEO Program
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club held its regular meeting on Thursday, September 15, 2016, in the TMH Auditorium. Following breakfast, President Len Hempen called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance, and Pastor Steve Switzer offered the morning invocation.
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Five Generations
TAYLORVILLE — Five generations of the Verardi family recently celebrated their newest addition.
Saturday, September 17, 2016

This week's wildflower
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Illinois fall trout season opens October 15
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. —  The 2016 Illinois Fall Trout Fishing Season will open on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 53 ponds, lakes, and streams throughout the state.
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Banned books reading
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Lincoln Land Community College will host its 16th annual Banned Books Reading on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from noon-1 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons on the LLCC Springfield campus, 5250 Shepherd Rd.
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Community Calendar
Saturday, September 17, 2016

City getting serious about bad property
TAYLORVILLE — Three separate blighted properties that have become lingering eyesores in their respective neighborhoods are starring down demolition according to City of Taylorville officials.
Friday, September 16, 2016

Taylorville's next mayor could see a substantial pay raise
TAYLORVILLE — Following the upcoming spring election, the mayor’s position for the City of Taylorville will receive a significant salary increase.
Friday, September 16, 2016

Police & Fire printed September 16
Friday, September 16, 2016

Courthouse printed September 16
Friday, September 16, 2016

An Apple A Day
EDINBURG — Mrs. Durbin's kindergarten class in Edinburg has been learning about apples.
Friday, September 16, 2016

Pre-K At Play
EDINBURG — The teachers and students at Edinburg Pre-K are excited about the new location of their playground.
Friday, September 16, 2016

Safe Surfing
Christine Feller, center, spoke at TJHS Wednesday to all 4th-8th graders about Internet Safety.
Friday, September 16, 2016

Pana taking proactive approach to planning
PANA — Pana Pride enlisted the help of the Mapping The Future of Your Community program through the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs at Western Illinois University to take a proactive approach to planning for community and economic development.
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Oldest Amish house in Illinois to be moved on Tuesday
CHESTERVILLE, Ill. — The oldest known Amish house in Illinois is about to be moved on Tuesday, September 20, to a new home at the newly established Illinois Amish Museum and Heritage Center just west of Chesterville, Illinois, starting about 7:30 a.m.
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Pana man charged with first degree murder in death of infant son
Stivers could face up to 60 years in prison

TAYLORVILLE — A Pana man charged in the death of his infant son now faces first-degree murder charges.

The Christian County State’s Attorney’s Office on Thursday filed the new charges, alleging Robert Stivers on Feb. 5 in Pana committed first-degree murder when he shook his four-month old son with his hands, knowing the act created a strong probability of great bodily harm, causing his son’s death.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

TFD hosts controlled burn for TRIAD group
TAYLORVILLE — Two almost identical structures were set ablaze behind the Taylorville fire station this morning. The only difference, one was equipped with a sprinkler system and the other was not.
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Mapping The Future Of Their Community
PANA — Pana Pride enlisted the help of the Mapping The Future of Your Community program through the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs at Western Illinois University recently.
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Edinburg Schools approve $2.9 million budget
EDINBURG — The Edinburg School Board approved a $2.9 million budget for the upcoming year last night.
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Voter solicitations not from Clerk's Office
TAYLORVILLE— County Clerk Laurie Mense reminds voters that voter  solicitations are not from the County Clerk’s Office.
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Police/Fire printed September 15, 2016
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Courthouse printed September 15, 2016
Thursday, September 15, 2016

CrimeStoppers printed September 15, 2016
This week, Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a burglary that occurred in Taylorville.
Thursday, September 15, 2016

3 days of fun this weekend at St. Mary's Fiesta
Thursday, September 15, 2016

In Decatur this weekend: Arts in Central Park, Monarch Madness and more
DECATUR, Ill. — Decatur Area Arts Council and Gallery 510 invite you to Arts in Central Park in downtown Decatur’s beautiful Central Park on Saturday and Sunday, September 17 and 18, 2016.
Thursday, September 15, 2016

In Springfield this weekend: Edwards Place Fine Art Fair, classical guitar
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Springfield Classical Guitar Society will present a performance by classical guitarist Matthew Fish on Saturday, September 17.
Thursday, September 15, 2016

United Way Donation
TAYLORVILLE — First National Bank in Taylorville recently presented a check to Susan Lawrence, United Way Of Christian County Executive Director.
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Scholarship Recipient
STONINGTON — Mary Kate Curtin was recently the guest at the Stonington’s Lion’s Club, where she received a $500 scholarship.
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Kevin Kroenlein Car Show in Pana on Saturday
PANA — The 3rd Annual Kevin Kroenlein hot rods for cancer car show will be held Saturday, September 17, 2016 in Pana.
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Pana Red Roses Red Hat Club visits Amish farm
SULLIVAN — The Pana Red Roses Red Hat Club traveled to rural Sullivan Tuesday, September 13. The group visited the Herschal Berger's Twin Oaks Dairy farm for an authentic Amish dinner.
Thursday, September 15, 2016

3D mammography campaign continues at Pana hospital; $25,000 needed
PANA — According to breastcancer.org, about 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. This statistic is staggering.  That’s why Pana Community Hospital has invested in the purchase of a revolutionary tool in detecting early stages of breast cancer – 3D Mammography.
Thursday, September 15, 2016

County searches for fat to cut from budget
TAYLORVILLE — County board members say they have trimmed about as much fat as they can from the budget.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Federal grant funds to provide air packs for Pana firefighters
PANA — The Pana Fire Department has been awarded a grant for operations and safety from the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) announced.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Police name person of interest in Raymond bank robbery
RAYMOND, Ill. — At approximately 11:59 a.m. Tuesday, September 13, 2016 a black male entered the Bank and Trust in Raymond, Ill. demanding money with a note.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Congressman Greets County Veteran
Washington, DC — U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.)  greeted Land of Lincoln Honor Flight veterans Tuesday at the World War II Memorial.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

City scales back water plant design
TAYLORVILLE — The City of Taylorville is pulling back on the reigns of on their planned $34 million water department.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Police & Fire
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Fiesta Fun!
TAYLORVILLE — There will be plenty of kids activities at the St. Mary Fiesta Saturday, Sept. 17, including face painting, a snack tent and a Pepsi toss.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

3 days of fun this weekend at St. Mary's Fiesta
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Sparky Visits On Friday
TAYLORVILLE — Sparky the Fire Dog will help kickoff this weekend’s events at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Fall Fiesta. He will be visiting with the children on Friday evening from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Tractor Pull Saturday
TAYLORVILLE — The St. Mary’s Fiesta will showcase a tractor pull on Saturday, September 17.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Afterimage To Perform Saturday Night
TAYLORVILLE — Afterimage, a rock cover band from Springfield, will perform Saturday, Sept. 17 from 7-10 p.m. at the St. Mary’s Fall Fiesta.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Rock Of Ages Hits The Stage Friday Night
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

CEFS Head Start 0-5 now accepting applications
TAYLORVILLE — C.E.F.S. Head Start 0-5 Program is a federally-funded program that provides comprehensive classroom and home-based educational services to pregnant women and children ages 0-5 including those with significant or multiple special needs. Recruitment is now going on!
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Kiwanis Club hears about Senior Life Solutions
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard about the Senior Life Solutions program at Taylorville Memorial Hospital, at their weekly luncheon on Tuesday at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Hundreds of students serenade teacher battling cancer
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than 400 students and faculty from a Tennessee school have left their classrooms to serenade a teacher suffering from an aggressive form of cancer.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

TCUSD takes no action on referendum
TAYLORVILLE — After a finance committee meeting last month where school board members discussed a referendum and a possible $.85 (per $100 of assessed property valuation) tax increase, no action was taken on the matter at Monday’s regularly scheduled Taylorville School Board meeting.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Taylorville Schools Welcome New Hires
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Petitions for city officials available Sept. 20
TAYLORVILLE — City Clerk Pam Peabody announced that Tuesday, September 20, 2016, is the first day a candidate may begin circulating petitions for elected office for the City of Taylorville. The Consolidated Election is to be held April 4, 2017.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Taylorville Sanitary District reports sewage spill

TAYLORVILLE — On the 18th of August, the Taylorville sewer treatment facility and the Taylorville Sanitary Distric encountered a ruptured sludge blending tank that resulted in a 4,000-gallon spill. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Dismantling of gazebo where Tamir Rice was shot set to begin
CLEVELAND (AP) — A gazebo where a 12-year-old black boy with a pellet gun was fatally shot by a white Cleveland police officer is expected to be dismantled beginning this week and shipped to a Chicago museum for display.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Dakota Access CEO: Company committed to finishing project
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The head of a Texas company building the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline told employees Tuesday that it is committed to the project despite strong opposition and a federal order to halt construction near an American Indian reservation in North Dakota.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Police/Fire
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Man given 6-months for passing along red-light camera bribes
CHICAGO (AP) — A man who participated in a bribery scheme that steered $100 million in red-light camera contracts to an Arizona company has received a six-month prison sentence.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Kincaid Am. Legion Post 905 Queens
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Peter Meyer Chapter honors fallen service members
PAWNEE — The Peter Meyer Chapter NSDAR held its first meeting of the program year on Saturday, September 16, at the Masonic Lodge in Pawnee. There were 22 members and three guests in attendance.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Garden Planning Workshop offered in Taylorville
TAYLORVILLE — University of Illinois Extension will hold a workshop on garden planning Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 10:00–11:30 a.m. at University of Illinois Extension Christian County office, 1120 N. Webster, Taylorville. The program is free, including educational materials.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Courthouse printed September 12
Monday, September 12, 2016

Police & Fire printed September 12
Monday, September 12, 2016

Coal Miners Rally
Local coal miners and supporters rallied in Washington, D.C., last week to push for a bill that would protect healthcare and pension benefits for about 120,000 former coal miners and their families.
Monday, September 12, 2016

Memorial to offer six week Grief Support Group
SPRINGFIELD – Memorial Home Services will offer a free six-week grief support group starting in October.
Monday, September 12, 2016

LLCC 2016-17 recital series opens Sept. 25
SPRINGFIELD – Lincoln Land Community College’s annual Recital Series kicks off Sunday, Sept. 25, with a performance by the Jane Hartman Trio with Dewaine Ellis. The recital begins at 4 p.m. in the Trutter Center on the LLCC Springfield campus.
Monday, September 12, 2016

UWCC entertained by Mateer's heart warming story
TAYLORVILLE — The University Women of Christian County met for the first meeting of the 2016-2017 season at Krieger's Grill on Tuesday, Sept. 6,2016. Lee Mateer, football and head wrestling coach for the Taylorville Tornados, spoke from his heart about his mother's influence in his life and his life with five other women, his wife and 2 sets of twin girls.
Monday, September 12, 2016

School Supply Drive For Head Start
Saturday, September 10, 2016

Rosemond Grove Cemetery hosts Cemetery Walk
ROSEMOND — Christian County Genealogical Society will be presenting their 14th Annual Cemetery Walk at Rosamond Illinois Grove Cemetery Sunday, September 25. The first talk will be on the Village of Rosamond, The Grove Cemetery and the Lincoln Statue. The tours will be at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. A donation of $5.00 for adults, children under 12 free will be accepted.
Saturday, September 10, 2016

Extension issues food poisoning prevention guidelines
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — Think about this: Do you wash your hands after taking out the garbage? Touching your face or hair? Petting the dog? Changing a diaper? Blowing your nose? Sneezing? Before and after putting on a Band-Aid? Before sitting down for a meal? Before and after handling raw meat?
Saturday, September 10, 2016

Giving Back
Saturday, September 10, 2016

Local Businesses Support 4NF Walk
Saturday, September 10, 2016

Historical Society Prairie Days Continues Today
Saturday, September 10, 2016

Pana veteran to embark on Honor Flight Tuesday
PANA — A Pana man, James "Jim" Kettelkamp, will be recognized for his service to his country on Tuesday when he journeys to Washington D.C. as part of the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight program.
Saturday, September 10, 2016

Around Town Saturday
Saturday, September 10, 2016

City eyes changing to monthly water billing
TAYLORVILLE —Taylorville residents have noticed an increase in their water bills over the last year. In order to make those increases more palatable, officials are now discussing the possibility of transitioning away from bi-monthly billing and towards monthly billing.
Saturday, September 10, 2016

Center HCEA to meet Sept. 12
TAYLORVILLE — Center HCEA will meet at the Christian County Extension office on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 10, 2016

THIS WEEK'S WILDFLOWER
Monk’s Hood is a tall perennial and member of the Buttercup family.
Saturday, September 10, 2016

LLCC plans campus visit day for Oct. 10
 SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Lincoln Land Community College invites high school students and their parents, along with new and returning adult learners, to Campus Visit Day Monday, Oct. 10 (Columbus Day). The free event is being held at the LLCC Springfield campus, 5250 Shepherd Road with two sessions scheduled, 9-11:30 a.m. and 5-7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 10, 2016

White urges students to enter literature competition
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White is urging students in grades 4 through 12 to enter the 2017 “Letters About Literature” contest — a national reading and writing competition funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and the Library of Congress through the Secretary of State’s Illinois Center for the Book program.
Saturday, September 10, 2016

Police & Fire printed September 9
Friday, September 9, 2016

Courthouse printed September 9
Friday, September 9, 2016

Edinburg Elementary Buddies
EDINBURG — Edinburg first graders met with their fourth grade buddy recently. Buddy classes are held two to three times a month for 20-30 minutes. The experience provides children with stimulating opportunities for learning and skill development.
Friday, September 9, 2016

Central A&M FFA Has Back To School Cookout
MOWEAQUA, Ill. — The Central A&M FFA Chapter held its first annual FFA back to school cookout on August 23, 2016. The FFA served hotdogs, hamburgers and sweet treats.
Friday, September 9, 2016

TMH offering bereavement support
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Memorial Hospital will offer a seven week community Bereavement Support Group beginning September 21, 2016 through November 9, 2016.
Friday, September 9, 2016

Peter Meyer Chapter DAR to meet Saturday
TAYLORVILLE — Peter Meyer Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will meet on Saturday, September 10, at 10:30 am at the Masonic Hall in Pawnee.
Thursday, September 8, 2016

Police & Fire printed September 8
Thursday, September 8, 2016

Courthouse printed September 8
Thursday, September 8, 2016

Community service: TPD to host basic firearm safety course
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Police Department will be hosting a basic firearm safety course on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 in the lower level of the Municipal Building. The course will begin at 6:00 pm and will last approximately 2 hours. This safety course is open to everyone including children, which are encouraged to attend.
Thursday, September 8, 2016

Pana man may face homicide charges in death of infant son
TAYLORVILLE — A Pana man charged in the death of his infant son could face  homicide charges.

Robert A. Stivers has been charged with aggravated battery, a Class X felony, in the death of his four-month-old son.

Homicide charges would carry stiffer possible penalties than those for aggravated battery.

Resident Judge Brad Paisley asked State’s Attorney Mike Havera in court on Thursday when a decision would be reached over whether to file homicide charges.

“We will know in the next week, judge,” Havera replied.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Library to present musical program 'Mussels, Moonshine, Music'
TAYLORVILLE — The Friends of the Taylorville Public Library invite the community to a special musical program "Mussels, Moonshine, Music: Mississippi Valley Migrants in the 20th century" on Thursday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m. Dennis Stroughmatt will present the program with support from the Illinois Humanities Council, Road Scholars Program.
Thursday, September 8, 2016

Entertainment Calendar printed September 8, 2016
Thursday, September 8, 2016

South Fork High Class Celebrates 50th Reunion
KINCAID — Seventeen members of the Class of 1966 from South Fork High School celebrated their 50th reunion  at Bart’s Place in Tovey on September 3, 2016.
Thursday, September 8, 2016

Optimists focus on community issues this morning
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club held its regular meeting this morning  in the TMH Auditorium. Following breakfast, President Len Hempen called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance, and Terry Wright led the group in the morning invocation.
Thursday, September 8, 2016

New section of Route 29 to open sometime this week
TAYLORVILLE —  It’s been a long time coming, but the new section of Illinois Route 29 is expected to open this week. It does not mean, however, that motorists will be able to enjoy a full four lanes, not yet anyway.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Council tables gaming ordinance amendment
TAYLORVILLE — It’s been a revolving door for the City of Taylorville and its policy on video gaming. New amendments to the now beleaguered ordinance were proposed and accepted at the city’s most recent ordinance committee meeting on August 18, but those amendments were tabled unanimously at Tuesday’s full city council meeting.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Coronor Winans finalizes death investigations
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — Christian County Coronor Amy Calvert-Winans recently released the following death investigaiton conclusions:
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Stonington mayor to sign all PO docs
STONINGTON — The Stonington Village Board on Tuesday approved a resolution, which authorizes the village president to sign any and all legal documents pertaining to village business.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Crime Stoppers printed September 7
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Police & Fire printed September 7
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Scientists discuss sex robots and digital intimacy
LONDON (AP) — Sex robots — discuss. That is precisely what scientists and academics are doing at a British conference also covering all-too-modern issues like digital intimacy and older Facebook users.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Mariana Jewelry Trunk Show September 15
TAYLORVILLE — Little Luxuries will host a trunk show of Mariana Jewelry on September 15 from 2-7 p.m., featuring the Songbook Collection. Mariana Jewelry is made in Israel and boasts dazzling hand-cut gemstones and exquisite Swarovski crystals.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

No Tax Sale During September
TAYLORVILLE — Betty Rose’s Furniture opened downtown Taylorville in 1989. The store offers name brand furniture for every room including power sofas, recliners, dining room sets and quality bedding. The month of September offers the annual “no tax sale.”
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Antique Furniture And Glassware, Too
TAYLORVILLE — The Iron Star has been providing quality Antique items in Blue Mound for three years.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Antiques, Clothing, Gifts, Jewelry, Home Decor
TAYLORVILLE — Rebecca’s Antiques and Posh has relocated to downtown Taylorville. Aside from antiques and collectibles, a new boutique called “Posh” has been added that features one of a kind clothing, jewelry, gifts and home decor.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Come Downtown Saturday 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 10, from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

A look at downtown Taylorville, past and present
TAYLORVILLE — Although Taylorville has many areas with exceptional shopping opportunities, let us focus on "Downtown Taylorville." Construction of the current Christian County Courthouse, made of white stone and a central tower containing a clock with four dials facing each side of the public square, was constructed in 1900. Once upon a time it was surrounded by dirt streets and hitching racks for the horses.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Around Town This Weekend
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Cemetery Walk set for September 25
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — The 14th Annual Christian County Cemetery Walk will be held Sunday September 25 in the Rosamond Grove Cemetery one mile south of Rosamond, Illinois.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Performing This Sunday
Harmony, top photo, will perform at 12:00 noon Sunday and Meritage, bottoom photo, will perform at 1:30 Sunday at the Christian County Historical Society Annual Prairie Days.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Miners take pension issue to DC
TAYLORVILLE — Jody Hogge knows the struggles of mineworkers.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Police/Fire
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Courthouse
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Assumption to host blood drive September 15
ASSUMPTION, Ill. — Assumption Community will host a community blood drive from 4:00-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 15 at 225 N. Chestnut, inside Bloodmobile.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Manar to host senior fair in Taylorville
TAYLORVILLE — Area residents are invited to join Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) in September for a senior resource fair in Taylorville.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Join Lincoln's legion of volunteers
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Volunteers keep the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum humming along by greeting visitors, assisting at events, contributing to research and much more. Another chance to join the team comes Sept. 15 at an orientation session for potential volunteers.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Christian County Celebrates Labor Day
Monday, September 5, 2016

Color Guard Leading The Way
Monday, September 5, 2016

Classroom chromebooks: students, staff offer rave reviews
TAYLORVILLE — “We don’t use the chromebooks every single day, and we still rely on our text books, but when it comes time to do something without them, there’s always this sigh of exasperation, so I think the students really like using them, and it’s more engaging for them,” said Taylorville Junior High School Seventh Grade Language Arts Teacher Suzanne Beckley. She was referencing the new one-to-one chromebook initiative that was implemented at TJHS this year.
Monday, September 5, 2016

A Memorial Tribute
Family and friends of the late Teresa Henschen-Kasch celebrated on Saturday morning a gazebo raised in her honor at Kitchell Park in Pana.
Monday, September 5, 2016

In Support
 TAYLORVILLE — Mike Mathis, candidate for Representative of the 95th House District, was greeted with a standing room only crowd of supporters on Wednesday afternoon, August 31, at the Taylorville Township Building.
Monday, September 5, 2016

LLCC to present fall film series beginning Sept. 15
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.” The first film showing will be Sept. 15.
Monday, September 5, 2016

Scenes From The Kincaid Celebrates Labor Day Parade Sunday
Members of the Christian County Historical Society and Museum helped celebrate Labor Day festivities at the Kincaid parade.
Monday, September 5, 2016

Reading, writing and web surfing
TAYLORVILLE — School has been in session for a couple weeks, and Anthony Foli still hasn’t gotten his notebook out of the locker.
Saturday, September 3, 2016

Flag retirement ceremony
MORRISONVILLE — Eagle Scout candidate CJ Bergschneider will conduct a Flag Retirement Ceremony on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the Morrisonville American Legion Post #721, located at 607 Ricks St., Morrisonville.
Saturday, September 3, 2016

Mission for Taylorville to begin Sept. 10
TAYLORVILLE — Mission for Taylorville (MFT) is on Saturday, September 10. MFT is a community-wide effort of volunteers from churches, businesses and individuals to assist homeowners for minor home repairs, cleaning gutters, painting, yard work and other tasks.
Saturday, September 3, 2016

Meeting Notices printed September 4
Saturday, September 3, 2016

Silver Spurs ready for Pana Labor Day Parade
PANA — Silver Spurs 4-H Club put the finishing touches on the Quad County Home Health Labor Day float on Sat., Aug. 27 at the home of Kelly Barringer, a 4-H parent and Quad County Hospice Volunteer.
Saturday, September 3, 2016

Autumn Kasch pitches a strike against cancer
TAYLORVILLE — Autumn Kasch pitched a strike against cancer.
Saturday, September 3, 2016

Prairie Days promises old-fashioned family fun
TAYLORVILLE - Prairie Days returns next weekend, and it promises historical fun for the whole family.
Saturday, September 3, 2016

CC Quilters Guild sponsors bus trip Sept. 24
TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County Quilters Guild will host a charter bus trip to St. Louis area quilt shops on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Everyone is invited and you do not need to be a quilter to join the group.
Saturday, September 3, 2016

Cutest Baby Contest
Saturday, September 3, 2016

Homeland Security awards federal funds to Christian County
CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Ill. — Christian County has been chosen to receive $5,738 from State Set-Aside funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
Saturday, September 3, 2016

Christian County Ag Group selects scholarship winner
CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Ill. — The Christian County Ag Group presented their second scholarship during the 2016 Christian County Fair Ag Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday, July 28. CCAG is proud to recognize Mary Kate Curtin, daughter of Fred and Mary Curtin of Stonington, as a 2016 Christian County Ag Group $500 Scholarship winner.
Saturday, September 3, 2016

Activities for all ages at Morrisonville Presbyterian Church
MORRISONVILLE — The First Presbyterian Church in Morrisonville has activities for all ages planned for the month of September. Pastor Jim Ferrill and the Church Board have announced a full schedule for the church this month.
Saturday, September 3, 2016

Community Calendar printed September 2
Saturday, September 3, 2016

Schafer Family Places First In Herdsmanship At ROV
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Angus exhibitors led 109 entries at the 2016 Illinois State Fair Roll of Victory (ROV) Angus Show, August 16 in Springfield, Ill.
Saturday, September 3, 2016

Comfort food makeover class coming to Taylorville
Who says comfort food has to be unhealthy? Come learn about taking your favorite dishes and shedding some of that excess fat, sugar and salt. Start preparing for the holidays, by impressing family and friends with delicious meals without the guilt. Receive a recipe packet, do some taste testing, and learn the art of altering recipes.
Saturday, September 3, 2016

Courthouse printed September 2
Friday, September 2, 2016

Police & Fire printed September 2
Friday, September 2, 2016

Mayor to appoint Brian Hile acting chief of police
TAYLORVILLE — The City of Taylorville personnel Committee met on Thursday evening where the bulk of the discussion occurred under closed session.
Friday, September 2, 2016

Harness racing returns to the Pana Fair this weekend
PANA — Illinois Big Ten Colt Stakes harness racing returns to the Pana-Tri County Fair this weekend, with programs scheduled for 1:30 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.
Friday, September 2, 2016

Food Drive Honors Late Artist
A daughter and two grandchildren of the late artist Mark Herman admire his work, which decorates Christian County Courthouse.
Friday, September 2, 2016

Celebrate Pana is theme for Labor Day parade
PANA –  Organizers of this year’s Pana Labor Day Parade are expecting nice weather for the 83rd annual exposition as it makes its way through Pana and to Kitchell Park.
Friday, September 2, 2016

Gospel sing tonight at Edinburg Baptist
 EDINBURG, Ill. — Edinburg Baptist Church at 416 North Ricks, Edinburg, Il., will be hosting a Gospel Sing, Friday, September 2, 2016. There will be a light meal at 5:30 and the sing will start at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, September 2, 2016

Hot Topic Tuesdays coming to Taylorville soon
TAYLORVILLE — Curious about gluten? Ever wonder what organic really means? Is low carb dieting healthy? Join University of Illinois Extension for a new series of classes covering popular nutrition questions.
Friday, September 2, 2016

Optimists will offer concessions at Prairie Days
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club held its monthly business meeting on Thursday, September 01, 2016, in the TMH Auditorium. Following breakfast, President Len Hempen called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance, and Pastor Ted Marrinan led the group in the morning invocation.
Friday, September 2, 2016

Moose Lodge donates to Great Steps 4 NF Walk
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Moose Lodge 1516 recently donated $500 to the 2nd annual Great Steps 4 NF walk/5k in honor of Greyson Layton.
Friday, September 2, 2016

Area Labor Day festivities include parades Monday in Pana and Edinburg
Kincaid Labor Day Picnic, Edinburg Labor Day Picnic, and Pana Tri-County Fair Schedules
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Edinburg Baptist Church to host Gospel Sing
EDINBURG, Ill. — Edinburg Baptist Church at 416 North Ricks, Edinburg, Il.,  will be hosting a Gospel Sing, Friday, September 2, 2016. There will be a light meal at 5:30 p.m. and the sing will start at 7:00.
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Police/Fire printed September 1, 2016
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Courthouse printed September 1, 2016
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Committee targets referendum amount
TAYLORVILLE — In the last five years, the Taylorville School District has shuttered multiple buildings, made significant cuts to staffing, reduced their expenditures, and seen nearly $4 million in proration of general state aid.
Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Chilli Capital Of Illinois
Rep. Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) is flanked by local politicians and chilli fans as she announces a resolution designating Taylorville the chilli capital of Illinois. The CIty of Taylorville and Christian County likewse proclaimed Taylorville the chilli capital of Illinois.


Thursday, September 1, 2016

Marron Crowned Tri-County Fair Queen
PANA — Pictured are the Miss Pana Tri-County Fair winners and her court. Seated: 2016 Queen-Tori Marron, of Taylorville. Back row from left: 1st Runner up-Kristen Lenover, of Pana, People's Choice-Jessica Swenny, of Pana; 2015 Queen-Alex Russell and 2nd Runner Up and Miss Congeniality-Becky Bland, of Pana.
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Marron, Bader and Anderson Crowned
PANA — Pictured are the three winners from the Little Miss, Junior Miss and Miss Pana Tri-County Fair pageant held last night: 2016 Queen Tori Marron, of Taylorville;  2016 Jr. Miss Elaan Bader, of Litchfield; and  2016 Little Miss Adelyn Anderson, of Pana.
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Little Miss Tri County Fair
PANA — Pictured are the Pana Tri-County Fair Little Miss winners from last night’s pageant. Pictured in the front row (seated): 2016 Little Miss-Adelyn Anderson, of Pana; middle row from left: 2nd Runner up-Mallory Litz, of Pana; 2015 Little Miss-Emery Miller, 1st Runner up-Kenlee Durbin, of Taylorville; back row from left: 2015 Jr Miss Hayleigh Manuel and 2015 Queen-Alex Russell.
 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Jr. Miss Pana Tri-County Fair Pageant Winners
PANA — Pictured is the Jr. Miss Pana Tri-County Fair queen and her court. Seated: 2016 Jr. Miss-Elaan Bader, of Litchfield; middle row from left: 1st Runner up-Lauren Phillips, of Pana; 2015 Jr Miss Hayleigh Manuel, People's Choice-Jaida Golden, of Pana, 2nd Runner up-Olivia Anderson, of Pana; back row from left: Miss Congeniality-Alaina Deal, of Morrisonville and 2015 Queen-Alex Russell.


Thursday, September 1, 2016

Moose Lodge Donates To Junior High
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Moose Lodge #1516 recently donated $500 to the 2017 Worldstrides Golf outing to benefit the TJHS 8th grade fundraising committee. The golf outing will take place September 17 at Lakeshore Golf Course.
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Foundation offers grants to visit Lincoln museum
SPRINGFIELD – Good news for schools that want to visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum but lack the money. Thanks to the Winnick Family Foundation, schools can apply for grants to help them cover the expense of a visit.
Thursday, September 1, 2016

County clerk speaks to Kiwanis about election
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard from the Christian County clerk about the upcoming election, at their weekly luncheon on Tuesday at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Entertainment Calendar printed September 1, 2016
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Two Taylorville men arrested for alleged Wal-mart theft
TAYLORVILLE — Two Taylorvillle men were arrested in connection the theft of merchandise from Pana Wal-mart.

Lonnie R. Wilkerson, 31, and Gary R. Hayes Jr., 24, brothers who recently moved fom Texas to Taylorville, were taken into custody by police.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Horse show in Pana will precede Labor Day parade
PANA — The annual Pana Labor Day Parade Horse Show will he held just prior to the parade, Sept. 5, 2016, approximately 9:30 a.m., at the Wallace Bros. Stable (former stockyards) at the intersection of Poplar Street and Cold Springs Road (1 block west of Parkway Apartments and Kitchell Park, or 1 block west of U.S. 51 south).
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Pana Wal-Mart theft under investigation
PANA — Pana Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying two subjects, pictured above, who entered Pana Walmart store on August 29 at approximately 12:20 p.m. 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Christian County Quilt Guild sew night
TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County Quilt Guild will have a sew night Thursday, Sept. 1 at 6:00 p.m. at Davis Memorial Christian Church, located at 1500 W. Franklin Street in Taylorville.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Crime Stoppers
This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a burglary that occurred in Taylorville.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Police & Fire printed August 31
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Ava Jean Evans named parade grand marshall
KINCAID, Ill. — Ava Jean Evans will serve as the grand marshal for the 2016 Kincaid Labor Day Picnic Parade, which begins at 1 p.m. Sunday, September 4.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Kincaid Labor Day Picnic Schedule
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016










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