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Lakeshore pin markers to get patriotic makeover
TAYLORVILLE — As a salute to patriotism, Bruce Dawson and a group of donors are aiming to furnish Lakeshore Golf Course with American flags that are to be fitted atop the pins on each of the eighteen holes during patriotic holidays.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017


Anderson Jewelers

Christy Conrad featured soloist at muni band concert
TAYLORVILLE — Christy Conrad will be the featured vocal soloist at the Taylorville Municipal Band Concert on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. The concert will be held at Hershey Towers at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Courthouse printed June 27
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Police & Fire printed June 27
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Pana to receive $50k grant from twp.
PANA — The Pana City Council approved a resolution approving an intergovernmental agreement with Pana Township at last night’s council meeting.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Author to speak on early days of Pana on July 5
PANA — "Pana: The Crossroads of Crisis by Heinz Suppan will be presented on Wednesday July 5 at the Senior Citizens Center in Pana.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Walk to benefit foodbank
SPRINGFIELD — The Memorial Weight Loss and Wellness Center will hold a walk in August at the Gus and Flora Kerasotes YMCA, 4550 W. Iles Ave., to benefit the Central Illinois Foodbank.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Extension offers tips for bringing your garden indoors
URBANA, Ill. – As gardeners, many of us like to relax in the backyard, taking time to enjoy our beautiful flowers. Why not bring those beautiful bloomers indoors to enjoy? Many showy flowers, grasses, and foliage are available to interplant into your existing garden beds, allowing you to harvest throughout the seasons.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Smokin' Hot BBQ contest will heat up the fest Saturday
ASSUMPTION — The Assumption Fest committee will host their 2nd Annual Smokin’ Hot BBQ Contest, Friday, June 30 through Saturday, July 1, 2017.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Ag group to host annual ag appreciation luncheon
TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County Ag Group, a group of agriculture leaders from business, government, and non-profit organizations that work to promote the importance of agriculture in Christian County, will hold its annual Ag Appreciation Luncheon at Ag Day at the Christian County Fair, on Thursday, July 27.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Brushville: It's not just a band, they say, it's an experience
ASSUMPTION — Brushville will perform Saturday, July 1 at the Assumption Fest from 9 p.m. to midnight.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Agriculture Extravaganza new to Assumption Fest this year
ASSUMPTION — The Assumption Fest committee will be having a new area  specially dedicated to the wonderful farming community in the area.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Saturday
ASSUMPTION — Brushville will perform at the Assumption Fest on Saturday, July 1, 2017 from 9 p.m. - 12 midnight in the beer tent.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Jon Lowrance named Grand Marshal for Assumption Fest
ASSSUMPTION — Jon Robert Lowrance was born April 30, 1949 at Pana hospital. He was raised six miles west of Assumption by Orlando, a farmer and policeman and also a former police chief for City of Assumption and Christian County Sheriff’s deputy, and Alice, a school teacher at Bond Elementary for many years.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Assumption Fest opening ceremonies begin tomorrow night
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Key to the city
TAYLORVILLE — Kenny Book, city commissioner for the City of Winchester, Ky. recently presented Mayor Bruce Barry with the key to his city. Mr. Book has been the City Commissioner for Winchester, Ky. since 1990. He lived in Stonington until 1961 when his father transferred to Winchester from the Decatur Army Depot. Mr. Book still has several cousins and an uncle who reside in this area. Winchester, Ky is the home of the Beer Cheese Festival held each year in June. Mayor Barry plans on attending the festival next year.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Attend Families Anonymous Convention
TAYLORVILLE — Pictured from left are Pam Spilker and Shelley Beierle of Taylorville’s Families Anonymous. The two attended the 2017 Families Anonymous International World Service Convention in Evansville, Ind. on June 2-3. The theme was Crossroads to Recovery. Families Anonymous meets at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital the first and third Thursday each month at 7 p.m. in room 272.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Memorial annual 5K run/walk to benefit transplant patients
SPRINGFIELD — Memorial Medical Center’s 13th annual 5K Transplant Run/Walk to benefit our transplant patients will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, in Washington Park in Springfield.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

PEO awards scholarship
TAYLORVILLE — Chapter FG, P.E.O. received notification from national headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa, that Melissa Honn has been awarded its PEO. Program for continuing Education Scholarship.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Courthouse
Monday, June 26, 2017

Police/Fire
Monday, June 26, 2017

2nd person sentenced to night in jail for outburst

By Mike Frazier

Breeze-Courier Writer

TAYLORVILLE — A 24-year-old Taylorville man learned the hard way on Monday not to plop down in your chair and grumble, “f---ing bullshit,” when you are unhappy with what the judge says.


Monday, June 26, 2017

Morrisonville 4-H Members Give Talks
Monday, June 26, 2017

Best Of Show
Monday, June 26, 2017

Township per capita rates vary greatly
TAYLORVILLE — Incorrect per capita taxpayer numbers were given for two townships in the front page Sunday article titled, “Townships cost taxpayers $10 million.” May Township has a population of 1,581. It has a total budget of 432,455. Per capita, taxpayers pay $273.53.
Monday, June 26, 2017

Stonington Firefighters Perform Demo
Monday, June 26, 2017

Correction
Monday, June 26, 2017

Information sought in local burglary

TAYLORVILLE — This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a burglary that occurred in Taylorville.

 

Monday, June 26, 2017

Meeting Notices printed June 25
Saturday, June 24, 2017

City eyeing $130k roof replacement
TAYLORVILLE — Alderman Jim Olive identified Five Star Roofing as a “fly-by-night” organization at the June 19 Taylorville City Council meeting.
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Puppy Love
Chidren were all smiles as they covered their ears to get a good look at dogs in the kennel at Countryside Veterinary Service. The kids packed Countryside Veterinary Service on Saturday for Junior Vet University Day, where they learned about the life and work of a veterinarian.
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Townships cost taxpayers $10 million per year
TAYLORVILLE — Townships boast that they are the government closest to the people.
Saturday, June 24, 2017

A Great Day For A Parade
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Stonington Fire Department Color Guard, Grand Marshalls
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Miss Stonington Summerfest Winners
STONINGTON — Pictured from left are 2016 Miss Stonington Summerfest Shaunee Miller, First Runner-up Katie True, 2017 Miss Stonington Summerfest Chloe Fulk and Second Runner-up Kira Wiseman.
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Junior Miss Stonington Summerfest Winners
STONINGTON — Pictured from left are First Runner-up Hannah Hartwig, 2017 Junior Miss Stonington Summerfest Lilly Sharp and Second Runner-up Lauren Peabody.
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Little Miss Stonington Summerfest Winners

STONINGTON — Pictured from left are the winners of the Little Miss Stoningtonfest 2017; 1st runner up, Jaynie Settle, 2017 Little Miss Summerfest Lauren Hartwig, and 2nd runner up Isla Wareham. Submitted photo


Saturday, June 24, 2017

Pana Hat Club meet entrepreneurs
PANA — June 15 was the date that Hostess Kathy Mizeur chose for the Pana Red Roses Red Hat Club outing. Her theme for the day was being an entrepreneur.
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Kroger receives award, gives to charity
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Kroger was recently awarded $500 by the corporate office in Indianapolis to be donated to the charity of the employee's choice. The employees chose to make the donation to the Shriner's Hospital. Fred McKinnon accepted the check on behalf of the Christian County Shriners. The Kroger Company is proud to recognize the Shriner's Hospital and hope this donation will aid families in need.
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Community Calendar printed June 25
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Edinburg High School Honor Roll
Saturday, June 24, 2017

St. Mary School Honor Roll
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Pana Sr. High School Honor Roll
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Taylorville High School Honor Roll
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Edinburg Junior High School
Saturday, June 24, 2017

South Fork Junior/Senior High Honor Roll
Saturday, June 24, 2017

VisionWay Christian School Elementary and Junior High Honor Roll
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Pana Sacred Heart School Honor Roll
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Nokomis High School


Saturday, June 24, 2017

Nokomis Junior High School Honor Roll
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Central A & M Junior High School Honor Roll
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Central A & M Senior High School
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Morrisonville Junior and Senior High School Honor Roll
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Pana Junior High Honor Roll


Saturday, June 24, 2017

Wife spends night in jail for swearing in court
TAYLORVILLE — Word to the wise — don’t call the prosecutor a bitch as you leave the courtroom.
Friday, June 23, 2017

Morrisonville schools welcome new superintendent
MORRISONVILLE — A new superintendent for Morrisonville School District begins the first of July.
Friday, June 23, 2017

Byers named grand marshal for July 4th parade
TAYLORVILLE — “I don’t know how it happened,” Fred Byers laughed after he recently learned that he will be at the head of the pack for Taylorville’s annual Fourth of July parade.
Friday, June 23, 2017

Police & Fire printed June 23
Friday, June 23, 2017

Minister's Message: 'You've got a friend'
TAYLORVILLE — If you are a lover of film or television in the past 40 years or so, chances are that you have heard the musical stylings of Randy Newman. Newman has been writing songs and music since the early 1960’s and is best known for his scores and songs in films and television of which he has won a number of awards. One song he won several awards for was featured in the 1996 animated film “Toy Story”. The song is, “You’ve Got a Friend in Me”.
Friday, June 23, 2017

Buschon named Woman of Distinction
TAYLORVILLE — Linda Buschon of St. Mary Catholic Church in Taylorville has been honored as a “Woman of Distinction” by the Springfield Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. The Council met Saturday, June 17, 2017 in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield to present the sixth annual “Women of Distinction” awards. A Mass with Bishop Thomas presented celebrants with a certificate. Buschon was honored for her work as a volunteer. She actively lives her Catholic faith, displays her spirituality and shares her time and talents with a cheerful attitude by doing acts of service and leadership, both to the church and in the community.
Friday, June 23, 2017

Stonington Methodist celebrates heritage in 2017
STONINGTON — The congregation of the Stonington United Methodist Church is acknowledging their heritage by celebrating their 150th anniversary during 2017. The First Methodist Episcopal Church of Stonington, Illinois, now known as The Stonington United Methodist Church, is the direct outgrowth of a class organized in 1867 by the Rev. W. H. Ferguson, a local preacher. Meetings were held at the Washington School House. In 1873 a church was built in Stonington at a cost of $2,000 on a lot that was given by Captain R. W. Covington and is currently the location of the Masonic Temple.   
Friday, June 23, 2017

Evangelical Free Group Enjoys Outing
ELWIN, Ill. — Ladies from Taylorville Evangelical Free Church's SALT group recently participated in an outing at The Raspberry Tea Room and Antique Mall in Elwin.  They enjoyed a lovely luncheon and browsing the selection of antiques.   Twenty-four ladies were able to attend.  The ladies' group, called "SALT", stands for Sisters Abiding in Light and Truth.
Friday, June 23, 2017

In Memory Of A Friend
TAYLORVILLE — Dimond Brothers Insurance in Taylorville recently made a donation to sponsor the Christian County YMCA Flag Football League in memory of their colleague, Barry Allen. To recognize this annual contribution and honor a great friend of the Y; the program has been renamed the “Barry Allen Youth Flag Football League”.  Barry loved football, the YMCA and his community. Dimond Bros. shows financial support to the activities in the community and will continue this annual sponsorship as a way to give back and honor the memory of Mr. Barry Allen. Pictured from left: Andrea Bach of the YMCA, JoEllen Champley, Gary McNeely, Abbey Corso all of Dimond Bros. Insurance, Liz Schneider (Barry’s daughter), Suzie Allen (Barry’s wife), Karl Buffenmeyer, Danny McNeely, Mick Ryan and Martha Norville all of Dimond Bros. Insurance.
Friday, June 23, 2017

Economic development topic at Kiwanis meeting
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard about on-going economic development efforts in Christian County, during their Tuesday luncheon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.
Friday, June 23, 2017

Loving Arms director speaks at Optimist meeting
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club held its regular meeting on Thursday, June 22, 2017, in the TMH Auditorium. Following breakfast, President Larry Vaughan called the meeting to order and Pastor Steve Switzer gave the morning invocation.
Friday, June 23, 2017

Courthouse printed June 22
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Police & Fire
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Crimestoppers: Info sought for Taylorville burglary
TAYLORVILLE — This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a burglary that occurred in Taylorville.
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Bridge Painting Complete
Painting is complete for a bridge on Illinois Route 29, heading out of town toward Pana. John K. Tsahas, project supervisor for Three Star Painting Inc. of Indiana, points to the newly painted underside of the bridge. Crews were packing up their heavy equipment Thursday morning.
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Morrisonville considering police body cameras
MORRISONVILLE — After a harrowing encounter just a few weeks ago, Morrisonville Police Chief Ken Eller is now requesting that the Village of Morrisonville purchase two body cameras for him and his part-time officers.
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Christian County ag group awards scholarship
TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County Ag Group, a group of agriculture leaders from business, government, and non-profit organizations that work to promote the importance of agriculture in Christian County, has awarded a $500 scholarship to a Taylorville High School senior.
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Jenner Ag Scholarship deadline approaching, June 30
HARRISTOWN, Ill. — Two $1,000 scholarships are available to Illinois and Indiana college and high school students who intend to study agriculture. Application deadline is June 30, 2017.
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Bringing your garden indoors with cut flowers
 URBANA, Ill. – As gardeners, many of us like to relax in the backyard, taking time to enjoy our beautiful flowers. Why not bring those beautiful bloomers indoors to enjoy? Many showy flowers, grasses, and foliage are available to interplant into your existing garden beds, allowing you to harvest throughout the seasons.
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Credit Collection Partners donate to CC Problem Solving Court
TAYLORVILLE — Recently, employees of Credit Collection Partners donated their “jean day money” to the Christian County Problem Solving Court.
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Entertainment Calendar printed June 22
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Summer Porch Chat at the Iles House June 23
SPRINGFIELD — The Elijah Iles House will have this season’s first Summer Porch Chat on June 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the House. The topic is Thomas Lincoln Reconsidered. It is free and open to the public. Courtesy Refreshments Will be Served.
Thursday, June 22, 2017

32nd Annual Montgomery County Fair this weekend
BUTLER, Ill. — The Montgomery County Fair is going on now through the weekend. As always, the gate admission is $5 per person, which includes free parking and free carnival rides each evening.
Thursday, June 22, 2017

County forms ethics commission, appoints members
TAYLORVILLE — After a recent review of the requirements surrounding Christian County’s 2004 ethics ordinance, it was discovered that Christian County lacked an ethics commission.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Veterans recognized on Honor Flight to D.C.
TAYLORVILLE — William Goodwin Jr. of Pana served in the Atlantic Ocean for the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Police & Fire printed June 21
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Honor Flight
Six area veterans toured memorial sites in Washinton, D.C. yesterday courtesy of the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight. Pictured is William Goodwin Jr. of Pana, a World War II Navy Veteran, being greeted by Gov. Bruce Rauner in Springfield.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Honor Flight
Six area veterans toured memorial sites in Washinton, D.C. yesterday courtesy of the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight. Pictured are Army veteran John “Joe” West” of Pana; Navy veteran Don Havrilka from Pana and Linda Carroll Greene, Havrilka’s niece.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Honor Flight
Six area veterans toured memorial sites in Washinton, D.C. yesterday courtesy of the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight. Pictured is U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis greeting Navy veteran Jerry Taylor of Morrisonville ; Army veteran Gary DeCourcy and Navy veteran Ernie Dorchinecz, both of Taylorville.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Lots Of Events Planned For Kids
STONINGTON —  There’s plenty of entertainment for kids to enjoy at the annual Stonington Summerfest starting with the carnival which opens at 5:00 p.m. Friday night. On Saturday the Stonington Firefighters will sponsor kids games which begin at 1:00 p.m. Lots of activities for kids are planned for Sunday. The Tot-Rod pedal pull will begin at 1:00 p.m., with registration beginning at 12:30. At 2:00 in the pavillion the Stonington Township Library will sponsor a kids craft. And, Sally the Clown will make an appearance at Stonington Summerfest on Sunday, June 25 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

X-Krush To Perform Saturday Night
STONINGTON — The band, X-Krush, will perform Saturday night, June 24 from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. at the Beer Tent during Stonington Fest 2017.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

2016 royalty
STONINGTON — Pictured from left: Camara Harvey, Jr. Miss 2016, Shaunee Johnson, Miss Stonington Summerfest 2016 and Chloe Ebert, Little Miss Stonington Summerfest 2016.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Stonington Summerfest starts tomorrow promising three days of fun
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Christian County CEO class doubles in size for next year
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — Christian County CEO, or “Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities” Board of Directors are pleased to announce the 2017-18 Christian County C-E-O Class.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Muni band concert Wednesday night, 7:30
TAYLORVILLE — Mr. Dennis Jones will be featured as trumpet soloist at the Wednesday Municipal Band Concert. The concert will be held at Hershey Towers at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

City council votes to approve TIF boundaries
TAYLORVILLE — The City of Taylorville moved one step closer to the establishment of two Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts on Monday night as aldermen voted to approve maps outlining the preliminary boundaries of those two districts.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Courthouse printed June 20
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Police & Fire printed June 20
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Pana School Board approves budget
PANA — Last night was Pana Superintendent, Dr. David Lett’s final school board meeting. Lett will retire at the end of June, but is taking a couple weeks of vacation between now and then. The FY17 Amended Budget was approved at his final meeting. A budget hearing was held prior to the approval. Lett reported that Financial Reimbursement Information System (FRIS) payments are behind. The Pana School District is still owed approximately $310,039.92 by the state.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Meeting Notices printed June 20
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

VFW Donates to Relay for Life
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville VFW Post 4495 Auxiliary donated to the Christian County Relay for Life recently. Pictured from left are Donna Campogni, Auxiliary member/survivor and Lisa Sims, Relay chair person.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

TMH to hold blood drive
TAYLORVILLE- Taylorville Memorial Hospital will host a community blood drive from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 29 at 201 East Pleasant, inside Auditorium.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Extension cooks up fun with Jr. chef culinary camp
KINCAID, Ill. — This summer, University of Illinois Extension Unit 18 in cooperation with INEP Illinois Nutrition Education Program SNAP-ED hosted “Illinois Jr Chef” cooking camp in Kincaid.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

St. Mary's Raises Money For Relay For Life
TAYLORVILLE — St. Mary's Relay for Life team participated in Christian County's Relay for Life on Friday, June 16. Team members raised a total of $2,144 so far to help fight cancer! St. Mary's team has been participating every year since Christian County Relay began in 1998, for a total of 20 years. Anyone who wishes to donate may do so by going to http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=81054&pg=team&team_id=2129107, or by contacting team captain Linda Stone at lstone@st-maryschool.com. Donations help to fund research, provide transportation and assistance for cancer patients, and promote cancer prevention through education. Pictured are team members Lori Norville, Linda Stone, Deb Heinemann, Tracy Carls, and Cathy Schaeffer. Team members not available for the photo include Tina Huber, Amy Hughes, Amanda Alsbury, and Erica Schwab.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Courthouse
Published court appearances reflect the daily 10 a.m. criminal call and do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day. Resident Judge Brad Paisley presided over the following cases on June 19, 2017.
Monday, June 19, 2017

Police/Fire
Monday, June 19, 2017

Pana man in jail after battery disabled woman, cop

By Mike Frazier

Breeze-Courier Writer

PANA — A 25-year-old Pana man is in Christian County Jail after allegedly throwing down a disabled woman three times and hitting a police officer in the nose. 


Monday, June 19, 2017

People brief printed June 19
Monday, June 19, 2017

TMH to offer new service: Congestive Heart Failure Clinics
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Memorial Hospital has begun offering Congestive Heart Failure Clinics. This new service offers an assessment completed by a nurse practitioner, review of medications by a registered pharmacist, patient and family education, assistance from a registered dietitian and referrals to support services.
Monday, June 19, 2017

Kiwanis compete in Raymond-Harvel Kiwanis golf outing
RAYMOND-HARVEL — Four members of the Taylorville Kiwanis Club participated in today's Raymond-Harvel Kiwanis Club benefit golf outing.  The event is held by the Raymond-Harvel Club each year, to raise money for their Kiwanis programs benefiting children and youth in their area.
Monday, June 19, 2017

Area vets to be recognized on Tuesday Honor Flight

Area vets to be recognized on Tuesday Honor Flight

Owen Lasswell

Breeze-Courier Writer

 

CHRISTIAN COUNTY — Five area veterans - Jerry Taylor of Morrisonville, William “Bill” Goodwin Jr. of Pana, Donald “Don” Havrilka of Pana, Ernie Dorchinecz of Taylorville, and Gary DeCourcy of Taylorville - will be recognized for their service to this country on Tuesday when they journey to Washington D.C. as part of the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight program.



Saturday, June 17, 2017

Weather Holds For Garden Walk
Saturday, June 17, 2017

It's about saving lives

Kim Paisley

Breeze-Courier Writer

TAYLORVILLE — Friday afternoon was a day to come together and celebrate two people who have done some pretty remarkable things.  



Saturday, June 17, 2017

UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes hurt in truck-train collision
RAYMOND, Ill. (AP) — Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes was injured Friday at approximately 10:45 a.m. in a collision between a pickup truck and a train.
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Electric cooperative holds 80th annual meeting
AUBURN – Members of Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative (RECC) gathered for their 80th annual meeting of members on Thursday, June 8 at Glenwood High School in Chatham. Before the meeting, about 550 members and guests enjoyed a pork chop dinner, vendor displays, bucket truck rides and a variety of activities for kids.
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Lincoln Trails Conservancy group reports progress being made on bike trail

CHRISTIAN COUNTY — Bud Altman, Vice Chairman for the Lincoln Trails Conservancy, has reported great progress since the inception of the group in late February, 2017. 

 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

VFW Donates to Kids Are Kids
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Neighborhood Watch game
KINCAID — The Annual Neighborhood Watch Softball game will be held on Sunday, June 25 at 1 p.m. in Kincaid. The event is designed to promote and strengthen family values and keep kids off the street.
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Morrisonville blood drive
MORRISONVILLE — Morrisonville United Methodist Church will host a community blood drive from 3:00 -6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 29 at 109 SE 5th Street, inside Fellowship hall. All presenting donors will be entered into a drawing for a $2,500 vacation package.
Saturday, June 17, 2017

TMH Auxiliary hosts babysitting clinic for teens

TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary recently hosted a free babysitting clinic on June 8, 2017. Fourteen students completed the program where they learned hands-on how to care for an infant and what to do in case of fire or other emergencies.

 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Homestead Prairie Farm to celebrate 1860's way
DECATUR, Ill. — Enjoy a 4th of July festival as Americans celebrated it in the 1860s. Visit Homestead Prairie Farm at Rock Springs Conservation Area for Independence Day 1860 on Saturday, June 24 from 12-4 p.m. Admission is free. No registration required.
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Time to start thinking about county fair exhibits
TAYLORVILLE — The 2017 Christian County Fair Book will soon be available online at www.christiancountyfair.com. Linda Binger, Superintendent of Exhibits, says there have been some changes made this year and she wants to get this information out early to help with your decisions on what to exhibit this year. The fair dates are Tuesday, July 25 throughSaturday, July 29. 
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Time to start thinking about county fair exhibits
TAYLORVILLE — The 2017 Christian County Fair Book will soon be available online at www.christiancountyfair.com. Linda Binger, Superintendent of Exhibits, says there have been some changes made this year and she wants to get this information out early to help with your decisions on what to exhibit this year. The fair dates are Tuesday, July 25 throughSaturday, July 29. 
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Hot dog! Eye-catching LA wiener stand finds museum home

Hot dog! Eye-catching LA wiener stand finds museum home

Eds: Expands with details, quote, background. Moves to wider audience. AP Photos planned.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An eye-catching Los Angeles hot dog stand designed in the 1940s to look like a giant wiener on a bun has found a home a decade after closing. 


Saturday, June 17, 2017

Faith Community holding Father's Day service
TAYLORVILLE — Faith Community Worship Center will celebrate Father's Day with a weekend of activities beginning with a Father and son dinner on Saturday night at 5:30 p.m. Participants will meet at the church and travel to a Springfield restaurant for the evening meal. 
Friday, June 16, 2017

Edinburg church announces bible school dates
EDINBURG — About half-way through the summer, kids are looking for something to do beyond their daily routine. Most kids like to sing, hear stories, watch skits, enjoy crafts, meet new friends, and share in refreshments. This is what “VBS” is all about: Vacation Bible School. 
Friday, June 16, 2017

FBCA hires new principal, seeks new direction
PANA, Ill.—First Baptist Christian Academy, a 7th-12th grade Christian day school located in Rosamond, on May 17 announced Caleb Wheeler as the new principal. For the last three years, Caleb has distinguished himself as the operations manager of the WJLY and WTRH radio stations. Recently, the Academy has taken the unique step of only offering classes at the upper grades, and he joins the Academy in this time of transition as the school seeks to be one of excellence in the tri-county area at the junior high and senior high levels.
Friday, June 16, 2017

Missionary speaks at Trinity Lutheran Church
TAYLORVILLE — Trinity Lutheran Church was host to Lutheran Church Missouri Synod missionary, Aiyssa Anders on Sunday evening June 11, 2017. A catered meal was served for approximately 30 church members. Aiyssa is presently serving in St. Petersburg, Russia teaching the English language.
Friday, June 16, 2017

Minister's Message
Friday, June 16, 2017

Police/Fire
Friday, June 16, 2017

Courthouse
Friday, June 16, 2017

All 17 Christian County townships provide records

TAYLORVILLE —Just weeks ago, townships held their annual town meeting.

Advocates say the town meeting is the purest and oldest form of American democracy.

But even supporters admit hardly anyone darkens the doors of many town halls to partake in the annual rite of democracy.


Friday, June 16, 2017

Committee drafts preliminary TIF maps

Owen Lasswell

Breeze-Courier Writer

TAYLORVILLE — City officials were busy charting a new map on Thursday evening. It isn’t a treasure map, but it is a map that most officials hope will lead the city of Taylorville to newfound prosperity. 


Friday, June 16, 2017

Tracing your family tree
TAYLORVILLE — If you are interested in learning more about Grandma and Grandpa and who your great-grandparents were, this is for you. Want to learn more about your extended family and where they came from and their journey in life , The Christian County Genealogical Society can help.
Friday, June 16, 2017

Illiopolis Group Visits Historical Society
Friday, June 16, 2017

Grace Baptist to celebrate expansion project Sunday
TAYLORVILLE — This Sunday June 18th, 2017 Grace Baptist Church of Taylorville will be having a dedication service for the new auditorium. Service times are Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., and Church Service, 10:30 a.m.
Friday, June 16, 2017

Relay for Life kicks off Friday night with survivor dinner
TAYLORVILLE — The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Christian County will take place on Friday, June 16, 2017 at the Taylorville High School track.
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Five from Pana dead after train hits van
NOKOMIS — Five Pana residents, all in their 70s and 80s, died Wednesday evening while returning from an ice cream social when a train struck a van at a crossing near Nokomis.
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Police & Fire printed June 15
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Grand Levee returns to Vandalia Statehouse with food, music and Lincoln
VANDALIA, Ill. — The Grande Levée – a two-day party appropriate for the dignitaries a frontier state capital attracted during the 1830s – returns to the Vandalia Statehouse State Historic Site on June 16-17.
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Cahokia Mounds hosts weekend of Chickasaw music, dancing and games
COLLINSVILLE – Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site presents two days of Native American dancing, music, games and stories when the Chickasaw Nation Dance Troupe visits on June 17 and 18.
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Time to celebrate gardening with a visit to the Garden Walk this Saturday
TAYLORVILLE — Saturday’s upcoming Garden Walk will be a place to celebrate peace, beauty, and the love of gardening. Our homeowners have been hard at work and it’s time to visit their gardens and show our appreciation. Thanks to all of them for being part of our garden-loving team and showing all of us what a little time in the out of doors can do, even in our own back yard.
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Gymnasts compete in USTA Invitational
TAYLORVILLE — Sky High Trampoline,Tumbling and Cheer competed in the U.S.T.A. Invitational competition held in Macon, Ill. and Pana recently.
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Alexander speaks to Sertoma
TAYLORVILLE — Carol Alexander, well known Taylorville resident, spoke to Taylorville Sertoma Club at their meeting on June 12. She was an editor for the Decatur Herald & Review for many years and now an author and avid community supporter.
Thursday, June 15, 2017

New officers installed at Stonington American Legion Auxiliary meeting
STONINGTON — The Stonington American Legion Auxiliary of the Zue Vandeveer Post 257 met at 7:00 pm on Monday, June 12, 2017 with ten members present. Those in attendance were: Patricia Rusher, Carol Wickline, Linda DeVore, Pamela Graham, Jo Ann Coffey, Sandi Klein, Judi Hodges, Leslie DeVore, Venise McWard, and Marilyn Remmert.
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Entertainment Calendar printed June 15
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Millikin showchoir camp founded by Blue Mound native
DECATUR, Ill. — Millikin University will host the 38th annual Showchoir Camps of America (SCA) Sunday, June 18 through Saturday, June 24, on the Millikin campus.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Professor to speak on Lincoln's compassion and civility
DECATUR — Explore “Lincoln’s Legacy” of compassion and civility with guest speaker Dr. Dan Guillory on Sunday, June 18 at 2 pm in Rock Springs Nature Center.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Taylorville Municipal Band
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Municipal Band will present their second concert of the summer tonight at Hershey Towers at 7:30 p.m. In the event of rain tonight, the concert will be held Thursday night at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Courthouse printed June 14
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Police & Fire printed June 14
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Crimestoppers: Info sought in hit and run accident
TAYLORVILLE —This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a hit and run that occurred in Taylorville.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Davis calls for end to hateful rhetoric after shooting
TAYLORVILLE — The wedding ring and cell phone of U.S. Rep Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) still lay on a baseball field in Alexandria, Va.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Advanced Title
TAYLORVILLE — Advanced Title opened January 1, 2000 and moved to the current location on the square in 2005. The interior was remodeled from the old Morton Drug Store to make a professional setting for the full service title and escrow company.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Bella Amore
TAYLORVILLE — Bella Amore is a full service Bridal Boutique on the historic Taylorville square. Beautiful bridal, bridesmaid and Mother's gowns are available in all sizes.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Lock-Up Gym
TAYLORVILLE — The Lock-Up Gym is your one stop health and fitness destination. Located on the north side of the square, the gym is available with a membership 24 hours a day.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Kompliments
TAYLORVILLE — Kompliments is a full service salon that provides hair services including full hair color, hi-lights, Balayage, Ombre, cuts and perms, facials, manicures, pedicures, waxing and gift certificates as well for all their services listed.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Six gardens will be featured on Garden Walk this Saturday
TAYLORVILLE — Summer in Christian County would not be complete without the annual Garden Walk, sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

THS Music Men to perform at annual variety show Friday
TAYLORVILLE — This spring, the Taylorville High School presented Meredith Wilson's The Music Man as their spring musical. The production garnered rave reviews from all who came to enjoy. One of the most integral parts of the show was the barbershop quartet/school board who amazed audiences with their close harmonies and winsome songs.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Meet Me at the Library series presents Dressmaker to a First Lady Thursday
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Public Library will present their upcoming library lecture, Dressmaker to a First Lady by Kathryn Harris on Thursday, June 15 at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Happenings Now Thru The Weekend
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Craft, vendor forms available for Chillifest
TAYLORVILLE — Craft and food vendor forms are now available for the 32nd annual Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest taking place on the square October 7-8.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Cooking with Kids Camp begins Monday, June 26
MORRISONVILLE — Have kids who love to cook? Join University of Illinois Extension as they provide a hands-on, three-day cooking camp in Morrisonville June 26 through the 28 from 9 am-11:30 am at the Masonic Temple in Morrisonville.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Kiwanis Club hears about upcoming garden walk
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard about this weekend's Taylorville Garden Walk, during their Tuesday luncheon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Today is Flag Day: Happy birthday, Old Glory, 240 never looked so good
 This year marks the 240th anniversary of the establishment of the official American flag, which was created by an act of the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777.  The admission of new states, and a surprisingly vague design pattern of the flag, have led to numerous changes since.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Pana council honors long time city employee
PANA — It wasn’t your typical beginning at last night’s Pana City Council meeting. Mr. Bill Chernisky addressed the council and audience members and thanked them for their love and support shown at the passing of his son, Don “Beef” Chernisky on May 12, 2017.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Stonington man is sentenced to 5 years
TAYLORVILLE — A 28-year-old Stonington man was sentenced to five years in the Department of Corrections on Monday after pleading guilty to child pornography.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Dixieland, marches, show tunes highlight band concert
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Municipal Band will present their second concert of the summer on Wednesday, June 14 at Hershey Towers at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Taylorville district reviews SAT scores
TAYLORVILLE — Last year was the first year that Taylorville High School students were required to participate in the SAT test. Prior to that, it was the ACT initially and then the ACT and the Prairie State Achievement Examination.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Meeting Notices printed June 13
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Courthouse printed June 13
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Police & Fire printed June 13
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Kincaid: No action on fireworks show
KINCAID — An agenda item for fireworks in the village fizzled at the Kincaid Village Board meeting.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Creating a butterfly oasis in your own backyard
URBANA, Ill. – There are approximately 2,000 species of butterflies and moths native to Illinois, and creating a butterfly oasis can bring them to your backyard.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Extension: Knowing when and how to harvest sweet corn crop
URBANA, Ill. – The time for sweet corn harvest is almost upon us. One of the challenges to picking sweet corn is determining its readiness. The common time-consuming method of peeling back the husk can pose problems: if the corn is not ready, removing its protective covering can allow easier entry for pests like insects and birds. So, how can gardeners tell when it’s time to harvest sweet corn without peeling back the husk?
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Lincoln Library offers new exhibit on Illinois baseball from Little League up
SPRINGFIELD – Illinois loves baseball, so it’s no surprise the game is represented in the vast history collections of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. A new exhibit, “America’s Game in Illinois,” delves into those collections to explore the state’s many baseball connections.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Courthouse printed June 12
Monday, June 12, 2017

Police & Fire printed June 12
Monday, June 12, 2017

Chases to showcase musical talent at variety show
TAYLORVILLE — Local talents Keith and Angi Chase will showcase their talents at the Senior Center’s 30th Annual Variety Show on June 16, 2017.
Monday, June 12, 2017

Public health offers tips to avoid tickborne illness
SPRINGFIELD — As the weather warms up, more ticks are starting to appear. Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D., reminds residents about the importance of taking precautions against tick bites and the diseases they carry.
Monday, June 12, 2017

Author to discuss the Lincoln baseball connection
SPRINGFIELD – Author Talmage Boston, an expert on both Abraham Lincoln and baseball, will bring the two subjects together when he speaks at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum on June 22.
Monday, June 12, 2017

Mary Todd Lincoln impersonator at variety show
TAYLORVILLE — The Senior Center is excited to announce that Mary Todd Lincoln (portrayed by Marilee Wright) will perform at the Center’s 30th Annual Variety Show on June 16. Marilee Turvey Wright has always had an interest in history, but when her granddaughter (now 18 years old) was in first grade and she was asked to be a guest reader, the idea of presenting Mary Todd Lincoln in an impersonation form was developed.
Monday, June 12, 2017

New officers sworn in for Peter Meyer DAR chapter
 STONINGTON — The Peter Meyer Chapter NSDAR met on Saturday, June 10, at the Stonington Fire House hall with 19 members and 1 guest in attendance.
Monday, June 12, 2017

Tractor Rollover on 29
EDINBURG  — A two vehicle accident on Illinois Route 29 was reported just south of Edinburg on Friday afternoon at approximately 2:00 p.m. A farm tractor is shown rolled over on its side while a mangled truck lays nearby. A winch attached to a utility truck is shown pulling the tractor upright. Indentities of the drivers have not yet been disclosed, but Edinburg Police Chief Brad Herzog said he believed the injuries to be only minor. Herzog said he was unable to comment on the cause of the accident.
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Meeting Notices printed June 11
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Tappers to make 30th consecutive appearance at Annual Variety Show
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tappers (formerly Charlie’s Angels) will be performing in their 30th Christian County Senior Citizens’ Variety Show on June 16. They would like to thank the Senior Center for allowing them to practice at the Center and are appreciative to all the many nursing homes, organizations and services who have asked them to perform.
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Making A Splash
Drew Brooks, of Taylorville, dives into Manners Park Pool. Brooks, who competed in the age 15-18 division, represented Taylorville Swim Team at the Saturday meet.
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Taylorville cops help crack Texas murder case
TAYLORVILLE — A Taylorville police officer played a part in a multi-state investigation, which resulted in a woman pleading guilty to murdering a Texas man.
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Outdoor Living at Its Best, at the home of Steve & Mary Milling
Mary and Steve Milling moved into their home at 1330 E. Wantland Dr.19 years ago, to a blank canvas with no trees or landscaping areas, even very little grass. Since then, over forty trees have been planted as well as shrubs and many, many perennials.
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Memorial School students visit the Breeze-Courier
TAYLORVILLE — Recently, the fourth grade classes at Memorial School visited the Breeze Courier to learn about the newspaper, advertisements, journalism, printing and distribution. All the students asked great questions, were well behaved and quite impressed with the press. Below are some of the thank you cards they sent after their visit.
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Uphoff graduates from University of North Georgia
DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Brogan Uphoff of Assumption, Ill., graduated from the University of North Georgia (UNG) during the spring 2017 semester and has earned the Doctor of Physical Therapy.
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Decatur Audubon Society to hold meeting June 18
DECATUR — The Decatur Audubon Society invites members and other interested persons to its first summer potluck meeting on Sunday, June 18, at 4:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Trail Homestead State Park located three miles southwest of Harristown. Following the potluck meal and a brief business meeting, Judy Parrish, Millikin University Biology Department Professor, will present “Lincoln Trail Project Update.”
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Pana Freight House
PANA — Members of the Pana Pride group recently met to discuss the possibility of repurposing an old brick railroad freight house that was used by the Illinois Central and New York Central lines. The freight house dates from the 1800s, and is of historical significance to the city and the Pana Pride and Pana History Museum would like to see this landmark saved.  They would like to tie it in with the switching station, also pictured, which was purchased and restored by the publisher of the Pana News Palladium, Tom Phillips.
Saturday, June 10, 2017

DelValle graduates; gives graduate response
COLUMBIA, Mo. — University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine graduated its 68th class during the college’s 2017 Academic Convocation on Friday, May 12th at Jesse Auditorium. Dr. Timothy DelValle was one of 112 new veterinarians, and was chosen by his classmates to give the graduate response. Timothy is the son of Dr. Rick and Mary DelValle of Taylorville and the grandson of Dr. I and Mary Kay DelValle of Taylorville and Ann Elmore of St. Louis.
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Community Calendar printed June 11
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Courthouse printed June 9
Friday, June 9, 2017

Police & Fire printed June 9
Friday, June 9, 2017

Correction
In the police column of the June 8, 2017 Breeze-Courier, it was incorrectly stated that Alan W. Foster of Pana was arrested for improper lane usage, illegal transportation of alcohol, and driving under the influence of alcohol. Foster was not arrested in any capacity and was the victim of an accident caused by Penny A. Hardy, 23, of Pana. Hardy has been charged.
Friday, June 9, 2017

Campbell to perform at Sr. Center Variety Show
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Senior Center is excited to announce that Jenny Campbell will perform Friday, June 16, 2017, at the 30th Annual Variety Show. As a gopher at Nashville North, Jenny met the stars of Country music, sold tickets, ran a spotlight and any other task required of her. She longed for her own sold out show and for that spotlight to be pointed in her direction.
Friday, June 9, 2017

Taylorville woman wins quarter-million lottery prize
TAYLORVILLE, Ill. — Taylorville resident Tiffany Atkinson played a Roulette instant ticket and won a top prize of $250,000. “I’m going to use this money to pay my bills and buy a house!” she said when she presented her winning ticket at the Illinois Lottery Prize Center in Springfield.
Friday, June 9, 2017

IDOT to close Lincoln Trail to through traffic
TAYLORVILLE —Residents living on Lincoln Trail will soon need to find another way to and from work.
Friday, June 9, 2017

Evangelical Free Church Recognizes Graduates
TAYLORVILLE — Graduate Recognition Sunday was recently held at Taylorville Evangelical Free Church. High school and college graduates shared their future plans with the congregation and were congratulated by Associate Pastor of Student Ministries, Don Beetem.  This year's graduates are pictured from left: Grace Markwell, THS; Michelle Roberts, Master's Degree, Eastern; Will Cruikshank, THS; Logan Markwell, SIU, Carbondale; and Thorin Roberts, THS.  Not pictured: Jack Cruikshank, Master's Degree, Eastern.
Friday, June 9, 2017

Meals On Wheels Celebrates Older American Day
TAYLORVILLE — The Meals on Wheels of C.E.F.S. program celebrated Older Americans Day at the Taylorville Senior Center May 23, 2017. A meal was served of fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, and cherry delight. A large crowd of abotu 75 seniors took part in the evnet. Pictured from left are Erica Fuller, Doris Stone, Teresa Lovekamp and Mayor Bruce Barry.
Friday, June 9, 2017

VFW Post 4495 donates to Taylorville Public Library
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville VFW Post 4495 recently made a donation to the Taylorville Public Library to help with the summer reading program for children and young adults. The program this year is called, “Reading By Design.” The Library is focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) principles for an action and creativity packed summertime adventure.
Friday, June 9, 2017

Registration For Summer Reading Program At The Library Begins Monday
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Public Library is gearing up for their Summer Reading Program, Reading by Design. Registration is Monday, June 12-17, ages 2 to adult. The children's librarians Rachael Ward and Sarah Zagotta have lots of exciting activities planned! As part of the Summer Reading Program, the Library will host family movie matinees on Tuesdays at 1:00.  Pictured abov e are Children's Librarians Rachel Ward and Sara Zagotta and participants of the library's character dress-up day that took place on Tuesday, June 6th.
Friday, June 9, 2017

Courthouse
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Police/Fire
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Taylorville Library presents Dressmaker to a First Lady'
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Public Library will present their upcoming library lecture, Dressmaker to a First Lady by Kathryn Harris on Thursday, June 15 at 7 p.m.
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Steve Curtin to fill vacant TCUSD board seat

Owen Lasswell

Breeze-Courier Writer

TAYLORVILLE — At a special Taylorville School Board meeting on Wednesday night, board members elected, unanimously, to seat Steve Curtin in the vacancy left by Bruce Barry after his transition to the office of Taylorville Mayor.


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Peter Meyer DAR to meet Saturday
TAYLORVILLE — Peter Meyer Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Saturday, June 10, at 10:30 a.m., at the Stonington Firehouse meeting Room.
Thursday, June 8, 2017

4-H summer workshop schedule is announced
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — School is out for the summer and Christian County 4-H is ready with June workshops for youth ages 6 and up. All registrations can be completed online at   http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cjmm or by calling the Christian County Extension office at 217-287-7246.  
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Kiwanis members report on communty outreach

TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard from committee charis on their work helping children and youth in the Taylorville community, during their Tuesday luncheon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.

 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Optimists hold moment of silence this morning
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club held its regular meeting on Thursday, June 08, 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, with a special moment of silence for Barry Allen, a long-time club member who passed away suddenly this week.
Thursday, June 8, 2017

County board reviews union insurance grievance
TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County Board personnel committee met behind closed doors on Tuesday to discuss a grievance filed by the employees’ union over a new health insurance plan.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Pana teen charged with murder in stomping death
TAYLORVILLE — An 18-year-old Pana man has been charged with first-degree murder after allegedly punching and stomping a man to death at Pana Lake.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

No charges to be filed against co. elected officials
TAYLORVILLE — No charges will be filed after allegations swirled of wrongdoing at a March county finance committee.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Courthouse printed June 7
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Information sought in local burglary
TAYLORVILLE — This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a burglary that occurred in Taylorville.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Police & Fire printed June 7
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Meeting Notices printed June 7
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

First Baptist presents elementary school awards
ROSAMOND — The Elementary Awards chapel was held on Wednesday, May 17 at First Baptist Christian Academy in Rosamond. Miss Christine Jones presented the following awards to 1st -3rd grade students:
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Pana Grads Receive American Legion Award
PANA — Two Pana High School seniors were honored with the American Legion Award at their Honor’s Day, held on May 4, 2017. The faculty selects the winners. Pictured are Nick McMillen, Claudia Magnusen and presenters Greg Gruber and Lowell Sickles.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Meeting Notices printed June 6
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Muni band kicks off season Wednesday night
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Municipal Band, under the direction of James H. Smith, begins its summer season this Wednesday evening at 7:30 on the east lawn of Hershey Towers, 400 W. Franklin St., Taylorville.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Stonington looks to appoint new trustee
STONINGTON — The Stonington Village Board is looking to fill the trustee seat vacated when Ryan Marucco became village president.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Stonington looks to appoint new trustee
TAYLORVILLE — For a sixth consecutive year, Taylorville First United Methodist Church will be offering free meals for children in the area this summer.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Winner of 1900 Belmont trained by Taylorville man
TAYLORVILLE — On Saturday (June 10), millions will tune in to watch the Belmont Stakes, the final leg of American horse racing’s Triple Crown.  The winner of the Belmont in 1900 was trained by a Taylorville native.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Insurance may spark city, union feud
TAYLORVILLE — For more than a year, the City of Taylorville and its union employees have debated a potential transition to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) plan that city officials say will save the city approximately $180,000.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Life's Journey Senior Living to host magic show
TAYLORVILLE — The world is changing and becoming a more dangerous and stressful place. Richard Landry brings a little laughter into a person's day and that makes the world a better place. He blends magic and comedy in a unique and creative way as he lets kids and adults get up to help him during his presentation to make it more fun for everyone.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Senior Citizens line up great acts for 30th Annual Variety Show June 16
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — The 30th Annual Variety Show sponsored by the Senior Citizens of Christian County (Taylorville Senor Center) will take place on Friday, June 16, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auditorium. Fundraising events such as the Annual Variety Show provide funds necessary for the Senior Center to operate the Senior Transportation Program and provide other services such as the Taylorville Meals on Wheels Program, legal assistance, health and fitness programs, outreach services, tax assistance, and social activities and programs.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

FCBA 4th-6th grade elementary students honored
ROSAMOND — The Elementary Awards chapel was held on Wednesday, May 17 at First Baptist Christian Academy in Rosamond. Mrs. Dana Beetem presented the following awards to 4th-6th grade students:
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Dr. George Ferry scholarship recipients announced
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation is proud to announce that Mallory Brotherton and Grace Markwell, both 2017 graduates of Taylorville High School, have been awarded the 2017 Dr. George Ferry Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is administered annually through the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Pana Pride: New look for downtown Pana scheduled June 10
PANA — On Saturday, June 10th the downtown sidewalks on Locust Street will get a new look. Pana Pride in partnership with the City of Pana will begin Phase 1 of their downtown streetscape project. The project cost $10,000 and was fully funded by donations.
Monday, June 5, 2017

Judge John Coady installed as president of Illinois Judges Association
CHICAGO — Retired Fourth Judicial Circuit Judge John Coady of Taylorville was installed as President of the Illinois Judges Association during the annual meeting on Saturday at the Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Monday, June 5, 2017

Courthouse printed June 5
Monday, June 5, 2017

Police & Fire printed June 5
Monday, June 5, 2017

FBCA students recognized at annual awards chapel
ROSAMOND, Ill. — On Saturday, May 20, at 2:00 p.m. the Senior Graduation was held at First Baptist Christian Academy gymnasium.
Monday, June 5, 2017

First Baptist Christian Academy
ROSAMOND —  On Saturday, May 20, at 2:00 p.m. the Senior Graduation was held at First Baptist Christian Academy gymnasium. Pictured from left are Mr. Charlie Wagner, Pastor Larry Gruis, 2017 Salutatorian Faith Wellbaum of Ramsey, 2017 Valedictorian Andrew Martin of Witt, Dr. Jay Martin and Pastor Nat Kealen.
Monday, June 5, 2017

Manar and McCann to meet AFSCME retirees
DECATUR — Retiree members of AFSCME Sub-Chapter 87 will have two opportunities to meet and discuss current legislative issues with two prominent members of the Illinois General Assembly. State Senator Andy Manar will be the featured speaker at the AFSCME meeting to be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, June 12, at the Decatur Public Library (Staley Room) in Decatur.
Monday, June 5, 2017

Not the first time that 'Sus' is left out of 'Sussex'
TAYLORVILLE — The Thursday, June 1, 2017 edition of the Breeze-Courier posted an AP article from Sussex, Wisc. titled “Painting break results in town greeting visitors with ‘sex’.”
Saturday, June 3, 2017

Hustle And Bustle Saturday
Saturday, June 3, 2017

Police collect millions in seized property

By Mike Frazier

Breeze-Courier Writer

TAYLORVILLE — Police raided the Moweaqua home of Noah Allen earlier this year. 

They seized drugs. They also took about $40,000 in cash they found in the home. 


Saturday, June 3, 2017

TCCU Freedom Tree Food Drive begins Monday
TAYLORVILLE, — From Monday, June 5th through Friday, July 14th, area residents are encouraged to participate in Taylorville Community Credit Union’s 3rd annual ‘Freedom Tree’ Food Drive. All three TCCU locations will accept donations of canned and boxed food items, to benefit local food pantries in Taylorville, Litchfield and Hillsboro.
Saturday, June 3, 2017

Couple transforms Main Cross garden into a spot of peace and tranquility
TAYLORVILLE — The Master Gardeners of Christian County are delighted to welcome a couple to the Garden Walk who participated in the first Taylorville Garden Walk in 1996. The feature of their cottage garden on East Adams Street was their front porch. When they moved to West Main Cross in 2003 after purchasing their home from Dr. Arthur and Frances Helm, they would only be the third owners of the home.
Saturday, June 3, 2017

Credit Union announces 2017 scholarship winners

TAYLORVILLE — Drake Aten and Madelyn Althoff, graduating seniors from Taylorville High School, recently received $1000 awards from Taylorville Community Credit Union in its third  annual  “Stop. Shop. VOTE!” Scholarship promotion.  They joined four other seniors – two each from Hillsboro and Litchfield High Schools – as recipients of the awards to help them with their continuing education.

 

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Trail Donation
Saturday, June 3, 2017

Historical Society Welcomes Tour Group
Saturday, June 3, 2017

Updated Classic Country 2-Story On Nearly 4 Acres

STONINGTON — Just north of Taylorville and just west of Willy's Station, you will find the country peaceful and the sunsets awesome!!!         Set on nearly 4 acres,  and fenced for horses, this classic country 2 story has been updated and is move in ready. 

 

Friday, June 2, 2017

Some steps to a more organized, functional garage
TAYLORVILLE — Organization can help homeowners transform their homes into less cramped, more spacious oases without forcing them to finance potentially expensive expansion projects.
Friday, June 2, 2017

Radon detection and reduction is imperative
TAYLORVILLE — Radon is an odorless, invisible gas that may be lurking in homes even if homeowners are unaware of its presence. Although it is a naturally occurring substance, radon has the potential to cause serious illness. Therefore, its detection and reduction are paramount.
Friday, June 2, 2017

How to make existing windows more efficient
TAYLORVILLE — Drafty windows make homes less comfortable by allowing cold air in during the winter and warm air in when temperatures rise. But comfort is not the only concern associated with leaky windows, as such fixtures also can have a negative impact on the environment.
Friday, June 2, 2017

How to make existing windows more efficient
TAYLORVILLE — Drafty windows make homes less comfortable by allowing cold air in during the winter and warm air in when temperatures rise. But comfort is not the only concern associated with leaky windows, as such fixtures also can have a negative impact on the environment.
Friday, June 2, 2017

Pitch in and save time and money
TAYLORVILLE — Home improvement projects can be expensive. While the size and complexity of a project will affect how expensive the project is, homeowners can expect to shell out a pretty penny when they renovate or remodel areas of their home.
Friday, June 2, 2017

How to find just the right replacement windows
TAYLORVILLE — Replacing old windows is often a worthwhile investment for homeowners. Energy-efficient windows can prevent heating and cooling loss and keep homes more comfortable throughout the year. Such windows also can improve a home’s resale value, proving a good return on investment for homeowners who want to upgrade their homes before putting them on the market. 
Friday, June 2, 2017

Committee to explore $27k pager purchase

Owen Lasswell

Breeze-Courier Writer

TAYLORVILLE — A discussion on the purchase of $6,598.15 worth of radio equipment was tabled at Thursday’s City of Taylorville Emergency Services Committee after TFD Firefighter and union representative Matthew Aderman indicated to the committee that the proposed purchase did not provide full functionality for TFD members. 


Friday, June 2, 2017

Meeting Notice
Friday, June 2, 2017

Courthouse
Friday, June 2, 2017












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