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Taylorville VFW Auxiliary Donate to Help End Cancer
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TAYLORVILLE — The members of Taylorville VFW Auxiliary Post 4495 presented a donation to the 2015 Christian County Relay for Life during the all night event.
Monday, June 29, 2015


Anderson Jewelers

Gov. Rauner's request for 5 business reforms hold up budget
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has an answer to the state Capitol budget impasse: adopt five “structural reforms” that make it cheaper to do business in Illinois.
Monday, June 29, 2015

Felony charge likely to come following courthouse outburst
TAYLORVILLE - Following an incident this morning at the Christian County Courthouse, aggravated intimidation charges are expected to be filed against a Taylorville man who is already in custody on felony counts of arson and attempted escape.
Monday, June 29, 2015

Lighthouse Learning Center holds talent show
Monday, June 29, 2015

Senior needs discussed at Optimist meeting
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club held its regular breakfast meeting on Thursday, June 25, 2015, in the TMH Auditorium. Following breakfast, the Pledge of Allegiance, and the morning invocation, Terry Wright reported on the recently completed Optimist Jr. Golf tournament. Ninety-four young golfers from around the state gathered in Decatur at Red Tail Run G.C. to compete for an opportunity to advance to the international tournament in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, in July.  Dennis Reedy of Byron, IL, was the boys 16-18 division winner with a 54 hole total of six under par, 210.  Blake Yaccino of Kenilworth, IL, was the girls 15-18 division winner with a score of 10 over par, 226.
Monday, June 29, 2015

Supporting The 4th of July Fireworks Fund
TAYLORVILLE — Jacob Griffin of the Breeze-Courier presents a check to Optimist Club President Bob Richardson as a donation towards the annual Fourth of July fireworks display. Every Friday, Breeze employees have the option to wear jeans to work in exchange for a one-dollar contribution to the aptly named Jean Day Fund. Those monies are then used to make donations to charities and local civic organizations, on a quarterly basis.
Saturday, June 27, 2015

CCEDC hears update on CEO program
TAYLORVILLE — At a meeting held this week in Pana, board members of the Christian County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) were given an update on an innovative educational program for high school students that launches county-wide this fall.
Saturday, June 27, 2015

Courthouse printed June 28, 2015
Saturday, June 27, 2015

Boot camp buddies reunited after fifty-eight years
TAYLORVILLE — Some say that life is just a series of coincidences while others profess that they are part of a greater symmetry in life, fate perhaps. For Christian County natives Larry Dowdy and Wayne Bridgewater, the story of their unique friendship represents a merger of the two philosophies.
Saturday, June 27, 2015

"Nothing Else is a Pepsi"
PALMER — For over fifty-two years, Dominic’s, or Pepsi’s if you prefer, endured as one of the few business establishments in the village of Palmer.

From the outside, the tavern, much like the village itself, is an unassuming place. In the absence of a business sign, flashing neon lights, and loud music, the conspicuous presence of three Pepsi machines serves as the only identifier for the business. A reference, of course, to the owner Dominic Ronchetto, who is more commonly referred to as “Pepsi”.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Public Meeting Noticed printed June 28, 2015
Saturday, June 27, 2015

Community Calendar printed June 28, 2015
Saturday, June 27, 2015

Beta Sigma Phi Taylorville Chapters award 2015 scholarships
TAYLORVILLE — Beta Sigma Phi International Chapters of Taylorville have awarded their 2015 scholarships to five Taylorville High School graduates. This is the 30th consecutive year the organization has awarded these scholarships.
Saturday, June 27, 2015

Police/Fire printed June 26, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015

Child sex abuse case: Reber guilty on all counts
TAYLORVILLE - A Fourth Circuit Court judge has found 35-year-old Jarod C. Reber guilty to counts of predatory criminal sexual abuse and child pornography; a verdict that concludes a three-day bench trial, and a six-month investigation by the Christian County Sheriff’s Office and Illinois Attorney General’s Office.
Friday, June 26, 2015

Pana teacher earns Delta Kappa Gamma Literacy Award
PANA — Phi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International, a teacher society that promotes professional and personal growth of women educators, honored Pana Jr. High School teacher Ellen Beyers for her outstanding dedication to literacy.
Friday, June 26, 2015

TMH Employees donate to Taylorville Sertoma Club
TAYLORVILLE — As a part of Taylorville Memorial Hospital's "Greater Together" Hospital Week celebration, employees participated in a "Stuff the Bus" community service project by donating new school supplies to support Sertoma’s First Day Fund. 
Friday, June 26, 2015

Volunteers to retire after delivering over 24,000 meals
TAYLORIVLLE — Ms Elma Masters (Miss Elma) and Ms Annabelle Leighs, who have been faithful volunteers for the Meals On Wheels program for over 40 years, have decided to retire.
Friday, June 26, 2015

Medical Missionary Speaks to FCWC
TAYLORVILLE — Sara Ferge, an ultra-sound technician at Taylorville Memorial Hospital, accompanied a group of Medical Missionary personnel who traveled to Nepal for ten days to give medical aide following the first devastating earthquake hit. Ferge spoke at Faith Community Worship Center Sunday night about her experiences in Nepal.
Friday, June 26, 2015

Verdict coming today in sexual abuse, pornography case
TAYLORVILLE - Closing arguments have concluded and deliberation is underway in the bench trial of 35-year-old Jarod C. Reber, a Taylorville man accused of predatory criminal sexual abuse and child pornography. A verdict is expected before noon, today, according to Fourth Circuit Court Judge Bradley Paisley.

If convicted on all four counts, Reber will face a sentence of anywhere between 18 and 110 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Friday, June 26, 2015

No testimony from defendant in sexual abuse bench trial
TAYLORVILLE — Closing arguments will be heard this morning in a bench trial for 35-year-old Jarod C. Reber, a Taylorville man accused of predatory criminal sexual abuse and child pornography charges.
Friday, June 26, 2015

Police/Fire printed June 25, 2015
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Midland United Methodist Church Donates to Loving Arms
KINCAID — Midland United Methodist Church in Kincaid, collected 37 baby bottles filled with donations for the Loving Arms Crisis Pregnancy Center on Father’s Day, Sunday June 21.
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Relay for Life takes you back in time to help provide cancer-free future
TAYLORVILLE — The American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay for Life of Christian County 2015 “Blast From the Past for a Future With No Cancer” retro-themed event celebrating 30 years of Relay for Life will begin on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the Taylorville High School west gym. It will conclude at 6:00 a.m. on June 27, 2015.
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Defying the odds: Tenleigh's tale
PANA — “The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of them all”. It is a quote particularly fitting for a child who, in only three years, has already undergone twelve life-altering and perhaps life-saving surgeries.
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Forensic experts testify at child sex abuse trial
TAYLORVILLE — On the second day of a bench trial for a Taylorville man accused of predatory criminal sexual abuse and child pornography, a Fourth Circuit Court judge heard testimony from six State witnesses, including two forensic data experts from the Illinois Attorney General’s Office.
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Junior High Honor Roll Corrections
Thursday, June 25, 2015

July 4th gospel event in Edinburg
EDINBURG — First Baptist Church, 416 N. Ricks, Edinburg, Il. will be hosting the 2nd Annual 4th of July Celebration Gospel Event from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on July 4th. The church will be serving hamburgers and hotdogs. Guest are welcomed to bring a favorite covered dish.
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Little Miss Stonington Crowned for 2015
STONINGTON — The Little Miss Stonington Summerfest pagent was held on Saturday evening, June 19. Local girls competed for title of Little Miss Stonington Summerfest with Jaylynn Louise DeVore, 4, taking home the crown.
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Beast Light BBQ win grand championship at Summerfest contest
STONINGTON — The Stonington Summerfest held “Grills Gone Wild” Backyard BBQ contest on Saturday, June 20.
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Memorial to host free seminar on sports-related knee injuries
SPRINGFIELD – Memorial Medical Center will host a free seminar on how to handle sports-related knee injuries at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation.
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Entertainment Calendar printed June 25, 2015
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Dickson Mounds to host geology tour, Sunday
Lewistown, IL — Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting a Geology Tour as part of the Nature Trek series on Sunday, June 27, 2015.  Led by Museum staff, participants will explore the Illinois River Valley and learn how it was formed.
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Charlie Daniels returns to DuQuoin State Fair grandstand
DUQUOIN, IL — Southern country-rock legend Charlie Daniels and the Charlie Daniels Band will return to the DuQuoin State Fair for a blockbuster concert at the Grandstand on Wednesday, September 2nd.
Thursday, June 25, 2015

David Davis Mansion presents Civil War Days on July 18-19
BLOOMINGTON — Roaring cannons, colorful uniforms, solemn presentations and stirring music – they’ll all be part of Civil War Days on July 18 and 19 as the David Davis Mansion State Historic Site looks back 150 years to the nation’s greatest crisis.
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Poetry on the Prairie, July 5
DECATUR —  Homestead Prairie Farm at Rock Springs Conservation Area is hosting a Poetry on the Prairie program Sunday, July 5 at 2pm.  Stop by the Homestead Prairie Farm stage to participate in or just listen to an informal poetry recitation.
Thursday, June 25, 2015

First Friday Gallery Walk
DECATUR — Due to the fourth of July weekend, the First Friday Gallery Walk for July will take place on Friday, July 10 (the second Friday) from 5-7:30 pm in downtown Decatur.
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Courthouse printed June 24, 2015
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Police/Fire printed June 24, 2015
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Public Meeting Notices printed June 24, 2015
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Big Mover
PANA — A 500,000 pound transformer made a move from 2500 East Road near the Pana Elevator along 400 North Road to the new substation on 2300 East Road on Wednesday morning thanks to a hydraulic dolly, which is a rather interesting piece of machinery.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Bench trial begins in child pornography case
TAYLORVILLE — As of noon on Wednesday, a Fourth Circuit Court judge had heard testimony from two State witnesses in the opening day of a bench trial for a Taylorville man accused of predatory criminal sexual assault and child pornography.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Man arrested for threatening Taylorville police chief
TAYLORVILLE — A 46-year-old man is facing a felony charge after he allegedly made a post in an online forum that included a uniformed photo of Taylorville’s police chief with a target super-imposed over his face.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Taylorville Welcomes Lt. Governor
TAYLORVILLE — Public officials and local members of the Illinois Federation of Business Women’s Clubs gathered at the Manner’s Park chautauqua building on Wednesday morning to welcome the arrival of Illinois Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti to Taylorville. To commemorate her visit here, Sanguinetti, who is the first Hispanic Lieutenant Governor in the U.S., gave a brief speech on her advocacy for women and minorities in politics.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Your Fraud Squad Report: DEA announces major heroin takedown
The DEA’s St. Louis division plus Federal, State, and Local law enforcement groups announced a major bust.  They arrested 51 drug dealers and seized 28 weapons together with over 34,000 dosage units of heroin.  The program was aimed at what was said to be the most violent heroin traffickers and criminal organizations in the St. Louis region.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

APL pet adoptions planned for this Saturday and Sunday
SPRINGFIELD — The Animal Protective League (APL) will hold dog and cat adoptions this Saturday, June 27 at two Central Illinois locations. Adoptable dogs and cats will be available from 11 a.m. until 4.pm at PetSmart, 3183 South Veterans Parkway, Springfield; adoptable cats and dogs will be available from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Green Hyundai Certified North, 2605 N. Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Registration opens for Memorial SportsCare's Women's Biathlon
SPRINGFIELD — Women can begin registering online for the eighth annual Memorial SportsCare women’s biathlon. This year’s event will start at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, at Memorial SportsCare, 4550 W. Iles Ave.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Raymond to host Independence Day Celebration this week
RAYMOND — On June 25-27, the village of Raymond will host its annual Independence Day Celebration.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Local Cadet completes Airborne Training at Fort Benning
WEST POINT, N.Y. – Cadet Hugh Mahr, son of Gerry and Jo Ellen Mahr, of Mt. Auburn has completed Airborne Training at Fort Benning, GA. He graduated June 19 after successfully completing his training. His parents were on hand to pin on his new “jump wings.”
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Taylorville native makes the grade
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Stan Sheley, a Taylorville native, was recently promoted to Brigadier General. A 29-year Air Force veteran, General Sheley is the Director of Logistics and Engineering for North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command in Colorado Springs, CO. In that role, he is responsible for the coordination of logistics and engineering requirements in support of homeland defense, defense support of civil authorities, security cooperation and emerging arctic missions.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Taylorville Municipal Band to perform with cabaret singer
TAYLORVILLE — Miss Lori Davis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Davis of Taylorville, will be the featured soloist for the Wednesday concert of the municipal band. The concert will be at Hershey Towers on Wednesdsay, June 24 at 7:30 p.m. Davis graduated from Taylorville High School in 1976 and attended Millikin University in Decatur graduating in 1980. She resides in Houston, Texas where she has performed as a cabaret singer, as well as, working in community theatre, as an actor and music director. Davis presently teachers kindergarten in Houston.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Jury waived in child porn case
TAYLORVILLE - A Fourth Circuit Court judge, not a jury, will determine the fate of a Taylorville man accused of predatory criminal sexual abuse and child pornography charges.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Pana to forgo future water leak adjustments
PANA — Though the dog days of summer are approaching, a new amendment to a Pana ordinance could prompt nervous anxiety over harsh winter weather that is likely still more than five months away.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Illinois guard unit headed to Texas for border work
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois National Guard says a group of its aviators and aircraft mechanics will soon head to the U.S. border with Mexico.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Moose bestows highest honor on local member
TAYLORVILLE — Frank Frisina, of Taylorville, IL, a member of Taylorville Lodge No. 1516, Loyal Order of Moose, was summoned to receive the Pilgrim Degree of Merit, the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a member of the Loyal Order of Moose.  The conferral was held in the House of God at Mooseheart, IL on Saturday, May 30, 2015.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

"Salute to the Raiders"
ASSUMPTION —  This year the 2015 Assumption fest will commence Thursday, June 25 and bring non stop fun until the closing event on Saturday, June 27.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

TJHS honor roll addition
TAYLORIVLLE — In the Taylorville Junior High School honor roll announcement that ran on Friday, June 19th in this publication, Victoria Anselm was omitted by the School District. Victoria should have been listed as a 7th grader at TJHS who earned all A’s.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Defendant attacked at courthouse
TAYLORVILLE — A man facing a jury trial this week on predatory criminal sexual assault and child pornography charges was physically assaulted this afternoon during a proceeding at the Christian County Courthouse.
Monday, June 22, 2015

Popular racing event returning to Christian County Fair
TAYLORVILLE — The 2015 Christian County Agricultural Fair is coming up, just about a month from now, and a number of racecar drivers have marked their calendars to take center stage. 
Monday, June 22, 2015

No plea in child pornography case; jury trial begins tomorrow
TAYLORVILLE — A jury trial will proceed Tuesday morning for a Taylorville man accused of child pornography and predatory criminal sexual abuse.

During a hearing held this morning at the Christian County Courthouse, a Fourth Circuit Court judge indicated that 35-year-old Jarod C. Reber had declined to accept a plea offer which expired midnight on Saturday.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Police/Fire printed June 22, 2015
Monday, June 22, 2015

Hickory Estates Celebrates CNAs
TAYLORVILLE — Hickory Estates in Taylorville celebrated CNA week with a luncheon were all CNA’s on staff were guests of honor on Friday, June 12, 2015.
Monday, June 22, 2015

The wall that heals is coming to Jacksonville on June 25th - 28th, 2015
JACKSONVILLE, Ill. — The Wall That Heals, a 250-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, along with a mobile Education Center, is coming to Jacksonville on June 25th through June 28th, 2015 at the Downtown Square, and will be open and free to the public.
Monday, June 22, 2015

Faith in Action
The first 4th of July Patriotic and Gospel Music Event sponsored by Faith In Action will take center stage at the Pana Fairgrounds on Fri., July 3rd from 4-8 p.m.
Monday, June 22, 2015

County clerk issuing new voter registration cards
TAYLORVILLE — Christian County Clerk Laurie Mense announced today that new voter registration cards based on a countywide mailing will be arriving for all actively registered voters in Christian County. This week’s mailing should replace any previously issued voter cards. The postcard sized voter registration cards will hit the mail Monday, June 22nd and should start arriving by Wednesday, June 24th. Actively registered voters who fail to receive a card by the end of June should call the clerk’s office at (217) 824-4969.
Saturday, June 20, 2015

Kincaid police first in county to emply body cameras
KINCAID - This week, the Kincaid Police Department became the first law enforcement agency in Christian County to employ the use of body-worn cameras.
Saturday, June 20, 2015

Jr. Miss Summerfest 2015
Saturday, June 20, 2015

Father Hunter Bids Farewell To St. Mary's
TAYLORVILLE — Just as the global catholic community must grapple with changes set forth in Thursday’s release of Pope Francis’s encyclical, so too must the Taylorville St. Mary’s community grapple with changes stemming from the upcoming departure of long-time Priest, Father Alan Hunter. While the scale of these transitions are hardly comparable, both events have already elicited an emotional response within their respective communities.
Saturday, June 20, 2015

New walking tour explores Lincoln romance
SPRINGFIELD – The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is offering a new way to explore historic Springfield and learn about the unlikely romance between Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd.
Saturday, June 20, 2015

Lauffenburger receives Doctorate Degree
Saturday, June 20, 2015

Taylorville Kiwanis Club awards scholarships to 3 THS grads
Saturday, June 20, 2015

Summer Reading Program At library
Saturday, June 20, 2015

Area producers attend Dudley Smith field day
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — University of Illinois Extension Unit 18 hosted the Dudley Smith Farm Beef Cow-Calf Field Day on June 17 at the University of Illinois Dudley Smith Farm located just off Route 29 between Taylorville and Pana, IL. Over 60 producers attended the field day to learn more about the valuable research taking place on the Dudley Smith Farm.
Saturday, June 20, 2015

Public Meeting Notices: Printed June 21, 2015
Saturday, June 20, 2015

Courthouse printed June 19, 2015
Friday, June 19, 2015

Tapping Tonight
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Tappers will preform tonight at the Christian County Senior Citizens benefit fundraiser, the 28th Annual Variety Show, being held at Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auditorium.
Friday, June 19, 2015

Back yard BBQ cook off at Summerfest Saturday
STONINGTON — On Saturday, June 20th the Stonington Summerfest will feature “Grills Gone Wild” themed Back Yard BBQ contest, to be followed with a Bloody Mary Contest on Sunday.
Friday, June 19, 2015

City's East Main Cross project clarified
TAYLORVILLE — Details of a major storm sewer project along the East Main Cross corridor have become more clear following a public hearing and council meeting held Monday evening.
Friday, June 19, 2015

Plea offer expires Saturday in local child pornography case
TAYLORVILLE - Jury selection will begin Tuesday morning for a Taylorville man accused of child pornography and predatory criminal sexual assault charges, should a midnight deadline on Saturday pass without a plea agreement.
Friday, June 19, 2015

Morrisonville schools consider construction project
MORRISONVILLE — Morrisonville School Board member Dale Brockamp commented at Thursday evening’s regularly scheduled meeting that the elementary school playground looks excellent after the asphalt was recently recoated this summer. He also suggested, however, that the areas of asphalt still needing attention, now look comparatively worse. His comments prompted a lengthy discussion on several projects either currently underway, or in need of consideration, by the district.
Friday, June 19, 2015

Taylorville Junior High announces 4th qtr. honor roll
Friday, June 19, 2015

Butcher earns Doctor of Medicine degree
PEORIA, Ill. — Alayna K. Butcher of Mt. Auburn received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria on May 2.
Friday, June 19, 2015

Blood drives in Morrisonville, Kincaid next week
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — A community blood drive will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 22 at the United Methodist Church, Morrisonville, inside the fellowship hall. A second community blood drive will be held in Kincaid from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 26, at the Kincaid Fire Dept., 200 Springfield St., inside Bloodmobile.
Friday, June 19, 2015

Schafer Champions
BLOOMINGTON, IL — Schafers Barbara 4223 won bred-and-owned intermediate champion heifer at the 2015 Illinois Junior Angus Association Field Day, June 6 in Bloomington.
Friday, June 19, 2015

Courthouse printed June 18, 2015
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Police/Fire printed June 18, 2015
Thursday, June 18, 2015

An American Kids Experience
TAYLORVILLE —  Thirty-five children gathered at the Christian County Historical Society for the historical experience of learning together in a one room classroom, and learning about old playground games and crafts.
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Senior Center line dancers performing Friday at variety show
TAYLORVILLE — Tomorrow night, Circle A and the Senior Center Line Dancers will join together once again to dance at this year’s Senior Center Variety Show. Becky Ammons, Circle “A” DJ Service, is the group’s leader and teacher. The Group combines the Senior Center Line Dancers who practice at the Center each Wednesday at 2:30PM and the Circle A line dancers who practice at the Taylorville American Legion on Thursday nights. Many of these line dancers practice at both locations.
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Adams hired as Christian Co. CEO facilitator
TAYLORVILLE — Long-time Taylorville businessman Dick Adams has been hired by the Christian County CEO Board, to be the facilitator for the program's first year of operation.

Adams was a partner in a Taylorville real estate firm, as well as former mayor of the City of Taylorville. He also was a former board member and chairman, of the Christian County Economic Development Corporation board.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Morrisonville engineer outlines potential water projects
MORRISONVILLE — Ronnie Paul, Project Engineer for Heneghan and Associates, was on hand at Wednesday evening’s regularly scheduled Morrisonville Village meeting in order to discuss several projects previously inquired about by the village.
Thursday, June 18, 2015

At SUMMERFEST SATURDAY. . .
STONINGTON — Borderline with Jenny Campbell will play at the Stonington Summerfest Beer Tent on Saturday, June 20th from 8:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. Borderline was formed in 1999 and is made up of seven members which include: Joe Mellenthin, Randy Bland, Breion Crone, Kenny Ziegler, Dave Rudd, Jenny Campbell and Jimmy Mellenthin.
Thursday, June 18, 2015

At The Library Tonight: Hollywood And WWII
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville native Edward Finch returns to his hometown tonight, June 18th to give a Friends of the Taylorville Public Library presentation on Hollywood and World War II and the emergence of the combat film genre. The presentation begins at 7:00 p.m. and the public is invited.
Thursday, June 18, 2015

'Harmony' Performing Friday At Sr. Variety Show
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — Harmony will be performing at the 28th Annual Variety Show sponsored by the Senior Citizens of Christian County on Friday, June 19, , at 6:30 p.m. in the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auditorium.
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Garden Walk This Saturday
Five Christian County gardens will be open to visitors on Saturday, June 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., rain or shine. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 if purchased at the garden sites on the day of the event.
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Celebrate Independence Day 1860's style at Homestead Prairie Farm
Decatur, IL – Enjoy a Fourth of July celebration as Americans celebrated it in the 1860s.  Visit Homestead Prairie Farm at Rock Springs Conservation Area for Independence Day 1860 on Saturday, June 27 from 12-4pm.  Admission is free.
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Events Calendar printed June 18, 2015
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Illinois History: Former Illinois senator challenged Lincoln to duel
ILLINOIS — Had it not been for a heated exchange with Abraham Lincoln, James Shields would be remembered as the only man to serve in the U.S. Senate from three different states.
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Medal of Freedom winner to speak
SPRINGFIELD – Abner Mikva, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom for a career that saw him serve in all three branches of government, will discuss his accomplishments and efforts to engage youth in public service on July 14 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Bourne holds advisory board meeting
HILLSBORO — State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Litchfield) held her first advisory board meeting in Hillsboro Monday night. She met with area healthcare professionals to discuss needed legislation as well as to gather local concerns.
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Community Women's group awards scholarships
TAYLORVILLE — At the June meeting of the Community Women's Association, $1000 Alice Benton Memorial Scholarships were presented to Hannah Cowgill and Savanah Dunn.
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Village of Mt. Auburn releases May minutes
The Village Board of Mt. Auburn met in regular session with Mayor Bette Rankins presiding. The meeting was called to order with the Pledge to the Flag.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015










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