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Monday, May 22, 2017


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Monday, May 22, 2017

Morrisonville searches for new sup't.
MORRISONVILLE — The Morrisonville School Board has received many applications for superintendent to replace outgoing Superintendent Gary DePatis.
Monday, May 22, 2017

Selection of jury begins for Pana man charged with arson

By Mike Frazier

Breeze-Courier Writer

 

TAYLORVILLE — Jury selection began Monday morning for a Pana man accused of setting fire to a woman’s home and also invading her home with a deadly weapon. 


Monday, May 22, 2017

Morrisonville 4-h Celebrates International Night
MORRISONVILLE — The Morrisonville Lads and Lassies started their monthly meeting by celebrating "International Night" with a potluck on Sunday, May 21. Each member chose a country to explore their food, customs and culture. Pictured in the front row are Elayna Harker, Brody Harker and Rayla Brown, and in the back row are Mackenzie Harmon, Kara Fesser, Madison Lush, Bekka Fesser, Riley Brown and Everett Albright.
Monday, May 22, 2017

FROM THE SHERIFF'S DESK, VOL 7 R. 5 By Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp
TAYLORVILLE — Think about the people you connect with throughout the course of the day – family, neighbors, coworkers and friends. Those who live with mental health conditions have their own story. The journey, difficult for now, says more about them than their condition and with that, it’s important to see the person and not just the condition. Millions of Americans try to face the reality of living with a mental health condition. One in five U.S. adults will experience a form of a mental health condition in their life, but everyone is impacted by a mental illness through friends and family. As a community and members of a nation where mental health conditions are becoming more prevalent in the news and in our lives, we must be present, caring listeners and understand the signs of what to look for, not just in others, but in ourselves. 
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Local library losing 60 years of experience

Owen Lasswell

Breeze-Courier Writer

TAYLORVILLE — Over the span of just a few months, the Taylorville Library Board has lost, or will loose, more than sixty cumulative years of experience.


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Korean War era veteran to take honor flight Tuesday

By Mike Frazier 

Breeze-Courier Writer 

TAYLORVILLE — Born in 1939, Alan Collebrusco remembers growing up in awe of World War II heroes.


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Memorial Day service will be held at Oak Hill on May 29
TAYLORVILLE — The annual Memorial Day services will be held on Monday, May 29, 2017 at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Anniversary approaching of third deadliest tornado in Illinois history

By Tom Emery

Breeze-Courier columnist

ILLINOIS — It stretched for an incredible 293 miles over nine counties, leaving death and destruction all along its path. Few disasters in Illinois have caused so many fatalities.?This week marks 100 years since the tornado outbreak of May 26, 1917, which swept across the area and left a total of six dead near Owaneco and Westervelt. It was just a part of a terrifying weather event that killed 101 people and ranks as the third-deadliest tornado in state history.


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Illinois, UAE schools team up to give engineering degrees
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — University officials in Illinois and the United Arab Emirates have signed a deal to let students study at schools in both places and get engineering degrees.
Saturday, May 20, 2017

CNB Bank shareholders hold annual meeting
CARLINVILLE, Ill. — The shareholders of CNB Bank Shares, Inc. held their annual meeting on Thursday, April 27, in CNB’s corporate headquarters in Carlinville.  In addition to receiving a report on the past year’s performance, shareholders reelected the incumbent board of directors for the ensuing year.
Saturday, May 20, 2017

New pool business making a splash in Taylorville

By Mike Frazier

Breeze-Courier Writer

 

TAYLORVILLE — Starting a new business is no easy undertaking. 


Saturday, May 20, 2017

There Are A Couple Ways To Slow Down The Rush To Heart Surgery
Sometimes, heart disease erupts as a full-blown emergency with sudden, crushing chest pain. That's when immediate intervention to restore blood flow to the heart can be lifesaving.
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Nurse practitioners to speak at live well luncheon
PANA — Have you met the Family Nurse Practitioners of the Community Medical Clinic and Pana Medical Group? This group of providers will be speaking at the next Pana Community Hospital Live Well luncheon. The group will introduce themselves and talk about the busy clinic days they work serving patients in Pana, Assumption, Nokomis and Ramsey. They will also be explaining the role of the nurse practitioner in a medical clinic and how they work with the eight family physicians currently serving our local community. 
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Kroger honors Sheila Carroll as Community Service Award winner
TAYLORVILLE — The Kroger Co.’s Central Division, headquartered in Indianapolis, has announced its Community Service Award Winners for 2016. They were selected from among 137 nominees submitted by each of the division’s stores. Sheila Carroll, a Kroger employee in Taylorville, Ill., was selected as one of the nine divisional winners for 2016.
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Big Catch!
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Taylorville woman is named Illinois Mother of the Year
WASHINGTON, D.C. — American Mothers Inc. has named the state Mother of the Year and Mother of Achievement honorees for 2017. 
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Chilli Cooks And Clifford Spotted In Town Saturday
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Enjoy This Year's Christian County Garden Walk
TAYLORVILLE — Summer in Christian County would not be complete without the annual Garden Walk, sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension.  The event is returning to Taylorville this June, featuring six gardens.  Sites will be focused in two different areas of the county seat, including three homes in the Wantland Drive area just off the Nokomis blacktop, two homes in the Kenton addition, and a home nearby on West Main Cross.
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Explore wetlands; walk a creek; see a praire farm
DECATUR — Discover the aquatic animals that live in Rodney T. Miller Wetland at Rock Springs Conservation Area during Wild Wetlands on Sunday, May 21 at 2pm.  We’ll use nets and buckets to catch, examine, and release live creatures.  Wear clothes that can get wet and muddy!  All equipment is provided.  This program is free and for all ages.  Must pre-register online by May 19 at maconcountyconservation.org.
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Summer Sports Camps In The Area
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Area men honored at police awards ceremony
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. —  Illinois State Police (ISP) Director Leo P. Schmitz was joined by ISP command staff members Thursday to recognize the contributions made by sworn and civilian members of the Illinois State Police, government agencies, and the public.
Friday, May 19, 2017

Letter carriers collect over 20,000 pounds of food for pantry
TAYLORVILLE — Brent Cornell, a letter carrier, usually spends his days dropping off mail and packages.
Friday, May 19, 2017

Police & Fire printed May 19
Friday, May 19, 2017

CEO students showcase growth at trade show
TAYLORVILLE — A food delivery service, an electronics recycling startup, an aerial photography venture, a new bakery, a handyman service, a floral memorial business, a repurposed goods store, and a motorcycle restoration shop; all are businesses started by students enrolled in this year’s Christian County CEO program, and they were on display Thursday night at the annual CEO trade show.
Friday, May 19, 2017

Successful Pana Pride Project
PANA —  Pana Pride’s Dumpster project was a huge success. On Thursday, May 11 forty-eight Pana residents called to schedule a pick-up of their unwanted items. On Friday, May 12 twenty Pana Pride volunteers loaded and hauled away twenty-seven truck/trailer loads of “junk” from Pana residences. The items collected filled four and a half dumpsters. Carrell Clean Up and Scrap Metal assisted with the clean up. The next Pana Pride meeting is Tuesday, June 13. Committee meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. and the group meeting is at 7:00 p.m. Meetings will be held at the First United Methodist Church, located at 619 Kitchell St. If interested in learning more you are encouraged to attend a meeting or email at info@panapride.org.
Friday, May 19, 2017

Too Good For Drugs
TAYLORVILLE — Miss Hughes's fifth grade class at St. Mary School recently completed the Too Good for Drugs program with Officer Bryan Thomas. The 10 week long program provides drug prevention education as well as character education. Upon completion of the program, the students celebrated with a pizza party and a K-9 demonstration. The students were honored at the school's awards assembly on May 16. Pictured in the back row from left: Officer Thomas, Megan Czajkowski, Jessi Wright, Gabe Clark, Audrey Curtin, Tyler Dively, Ella Goodman, Jess Sloan, Emma Althoff, and Sergeant Toberman; Middle Row: Jay Bliler, Olivia Woodward, Hallie Lowis, Carter Chance, Jack Herkert, Mia Morelock, and Aubrey Kietzman; Front Row: Echo.
Friday, May 19, 2017

Rep from AG's office speaks to local Optimists
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club held its regular meeting on Thursday, May 18, 2017, in the TMH Auditorium. Following breakfast, President Larry Vaughan called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance. Pastor Ted Marrinan then led the group in the morning invocation.
Friday, May 19, 2017

Perfect
Haggeman Insurance provides scooters to students qualifying for perfect attendance. The PASS (Perfect Attendance Spells Success) is a program provided to the schools.  Pictured is Tyler Payne with St. Mary School students Tyler Dively and Ella Goodman.
Friday, May 19, 2017

Mother-Daughter Banquet At Faith Community
TAYLORVILLE — "Poured Out and Planted" was the theme of the Mother and Daughter Banquet for Faith Community Worship Center which was held in the banquet room of a local restaurant. The tables were decorated in brightly enameled miniature watering cans and enameled flower pots filled with bedding plants. Jami Hefner and Tiffany McArdle led in an opening mixer and funtime activities. Amber Thorpe spoke on the theme, "Poured Out and Planted". Everyone enjoyed a variety of Italian food favorites.
Friday, May 19, 2017

Three local women attend Lutheran convention
ALTAMONT, Ill. — Three local ladies attended the 72nd Annua! Convention of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League was held Saturday, April 29, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altamont. The convention theme was "Grow and Build Together in Love."
Friday, May 19, 2017

Lighthouse Apostolic Church Celebrates Mothers
TAYLORVILLE — Lighthouse Apostolic Church honored their mothers on Mother’s Day this year by recognizing them and presenting them with a red rose. Pictured back row from left: Brenda Lanzotti, Gail Green, Charolette Rhodes and Janice Jackson. Front row: Betty Lucas, Artie Mae Hill, Mary McCann, Emily Gray, Frieda Noreuil and Sarah Enlow.
Friday, May 19, 2017

Minister's Message: 'Why Jesus didn't stick around'
TAYLORVILLE — Jesus visibly left His disciples. 40 days after His resurrection when the disciples had just rejoiced in seeing Jesus alive again, Jesus departs from their sight. They had their hearts broken by seeing Him die and buried. They had begun the process of living without Jesus in their lives. Granted they were hiding in fear of the Romans. But they had started to consider their lives without Jesus.
Friday, May 19, 2017

Artists earn honors in congressional competition
Washington, DC — U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today announced that JT Boehme, a junior at Taylorville High School, was selected as the winner of this year’s 13th District Congressional Art Competition.
Friday, May 19, 2017

Blumenthal to discuss volume two of Lincoln bio
 SPRINGFIELD – The author of an acclaimed Lincoln biography will discuss his work June 1 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, just days after the release of the latest volume in the project.
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Entertainment Calendar printed May 18
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Stonington Legion Auxiliary hosts May meeting
STONINGTON — The Stonington American Legion Auxiliary of the Zue Vandeveer Post 257 met at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 8, 2017, with nine members present. Those in attendance were: Sandi Klein, Stacey Ethridge, Michelle Sklenka, Carol Wickline, Patricia Rusher, Jo Ann Coffey, Venise McWard, Linda DeVore and Marilyn Remmert.
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Students Earn Scooters For Perfect Attendance
TAYLORVILLE — Haggeman Insurance provides scooters to students qualifying for perfect attendance. The PASS (Perfect Attendance Spells Success) is a program provided to the schools.  Pictured is Tyler Payne with North Elementary School students Connor Hunsley, in the photo above, and with Hannah Zhang, below.
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Stonington Students Celebrate Cinco De Mayo
STONINGTON — Pre-K through third grade students at Stonington Elementary participated in Cinco de Mayo themed activities recently. Learning stations were prepared for students in classrooms. Students traveled around the school to participate in several different activities. Pictured are students in Miss Basil and Mrs. Carmichael’s class.
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Fees hike expected to yield $100K for county

By Mike Frazier

Breeze-Courier Writer

 

TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County Board voted to increase fees for county documents, a plan that is expected to bring in an additional nearly $100,000 per year.


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Public library receives $35,000 grant
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

AFSCME objects to county health plan expected to save county $200,000

By Mike Frazier

Breeze-Courier Writer

 TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County Board on Tuesday approved a new health insurance plan expected to save taxpayers nearly $200,000. 


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Volunteers needed for Missions for Taylorville event June 3
TAYLORVILLE — Missions for Taylorville ((MFT) began in 2010 and is a group of community volunteers dedicated to helping people make minor home repairs and improvements as well as yardwork.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Police/Fire
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

New supervisor, clerk, trustee in May Twp.
TAYLORVILLE — Phil Champley was appointed to serve as May Township supervisor at a special meeting held Monday night.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

New supervisor, clerk, trustee in May Township
TAYLORVILLE — Phil Champley was appointed to serve as May Township supervisor at a special meeting held Monday night.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Students in the news
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. —  Nick Smith, son of Brian and Tina Smith of Kincaid, Illinois, is among forty-two college students who are exploring agricultural career opportunities this summer as Growmark interns.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Taylorville High School outstanding students honored at Senior Awards Night
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Morrisonville students of the month
MORRISONVILLE — The Morrisonville Student of the Month award is in recognition of positive behavior and contribution to Morrisonville Junior/Senior High School and the Community of Morrisonville. Students can be nominated by their peers as well as by teachers and staff. 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Camp New Hope helps send disabled kids to camp
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Top Spellers
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Lincolnwood FFA hosts Morrisonville students
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Taylorville FFA hosts ag mechanics career event
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville FFA hosted the section 16 Ag Mechanics Career Development Event on Thursday April 27. The school hosted 5 other FFA Chapters for the event. 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Pana superintendent to retire June 30
PANA — It wasn’t an ordinary school board meeting last night for Pana CUSD #8. Pana Community School District faculty, staff, administrators and family came together Monday night to pay tribute to retiring Superintendent of Schools, Dr. David Lett.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Loving Arms receives America's Farmers community award
TAYLORVILLE — Karen Brockelsby of Christian County was recently awarded an America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation and directed the donation to local organization Loving Arms Crisis Pregnancy Center. America’s Farmers Grow Communities partners with farmers to support local nonprofit organizations that positively impact farming communities across rural America.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Rep. Davis reviews successes, challenges in D.C.
TAYLORVILLE — Republicans have been busy doing the people’s work during the first 100 days of the presidency of Donald Trump, said U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville).
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

City creates TIF district to spur development
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville City Council on Monday by a 7-2 vote approved the creation of a tax increment financing district to boost economic growth in the community.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Police & Fire printed May 16
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Meeting Notice
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Taylorville man arrested for child porn
TAYLORVILLE — A 44-year-old Taylorville man is in county jail on $100,000 bond after being arrested for alleged child pornography.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Students Earn Character Awards
PANA — The April Character Education Awards were recently announced. The character trait for April was cooperation. Pictured, along with Mrs. Cheri Wysong, principal at Washington School in Pana from left: back row, Hope Haines, Brooklyn Beck, Madison Davis, Addasyn Casner;. middle, Kyle Whennen, Aidan Hammond, Gwyn Keathley, Newt Campbell; front, Sophia Leach, Mallorie Kaiser, Keatyn Brooks, Jade Heslop, Briley Wilhour.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Kincaid Teacher Honored
KINCAID — Jennifer Ippolito was recently honored by Horace Mann for the South Fork Crystal Apple award. Pictured from left is Horace Mann Rep: Tyler Payne, husband Jerry Ippolito, recipient Jennifer Ippoilto, and Horace Mann representative Lissa Watson.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Pana Students Attend TECH 2016
PANA — Washington Elementary school in Pana attended TECH 2016 at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield on May 9th.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Dr. Lett Honored
Current and former Pana School Board board members gathered on May 15 to honor Dr. David Lett as he retires after 16 years as the Pana CUSD #8 district superintendent.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

60th Annual Pana Days 4-day event starts Thursday
PANA — This is the 60th year for Pana Days, formerly known as Heritage Days.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Courthouse
Monday, May 15, 2017

Police/Fire
Monday, May 15, 2017

May Township Board meets tonight at 6 p.m.
Monday, May 15, 2017

Friend Of Athletics
Monday, May 15, 2017

Airline pilot speaks to VisionWay school students
TAYLORVILLE — The first grade class at VisionWay Christian School (VCS) had a special visitor on Monday, May 1, 2017.
Monday, May 15, 2017

IAA Foundation awards $143,400 in scholarships
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Illinois and other Midwestern students will have help paying for college tuition during the 2017-2018 school year courtesy of scholarships awarded by the IAA Foundation.
Monday, May 15, 2017

UWCC scholarship winners announced
TAYLORVILLE — Maeghane Roemer and Katie Weber each received $1,500 scholarship offered this year by University Women of Christian County. Scholarship Chair Mary Louise Kane presented a certificate and check at the May meeting of UWCC.
Monday, May 15, 2017

New veterans memorial to be debuted at Edinburg Cemetery
EDINBURG — After nearly three years of toil, James Sample of Edinburg has worked to restore dozens of headstones across a seven-acre section of the Edinburg Cemetery.
Saturday, May 13, 2017

How Much For That Kitty In The Window?
Miriam, a Calico cat, keeps watch Friday afternoon near the front window of Rebecca’s Antiques on the square in downtown Taylorville. The cat is a beloved fixture at the antique store. And, no, unlike other items in the store, the cat is not for sale.
Saturday, May 13, 2017

May Township to select new supervisor after Swiney's death
TAYLORVILLE — The May Township board appears ready to appoint Democrat Phil Champley, township clerk, to fill the seat of township supervisor, says a Republican trustee who serves on the board.
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Meeting Notices printed May 14
Saturday, May 13, 2017

2017 Breeze-Courier Pet of The Year contest
TAYLORVILLE — A panel of four independent judges, selected the recent winners of the 2017 Breeze-Courier Pet of the Year contest. Judges included: Joelynda Conrad - CCAC Warden, Tammy Stockon - CCAC Assistant Warden, Diane Brown - Dogwood Lodge and Tammy Braye - Doc’s Maytag and Sleep Center.
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Mother-daughter artistic duo brighten walls of courthouse
TAYLORVILLE — You could say artistic talent runs in the family with the Knechts.
Saturday, May 13, 2017

April Kindness Counts Awards Announced
PANA — The April Kindness Kounts Award winners were recently announced for Washington School in Pana. Pictured with Washington Principal, Cheri Wysong from left are: back row: Ryker Spracklen, Jacob Duncan, Karlee Hooper, Kezdyn Russell, Lilly Jostes, Carly Bland; middle row: Autumn Riley, Kaylin Compton, Andrew Whitlatch, Mark Schneider, Mason Sewell; front row: Jordynn Eck, Dayton Crow. Not pictured: Rylee Crow, Drake Bland, Tymber Evrley.
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Community Women's Association awards scholarships
TAYLORVILLE — The May meeting of the Community Women's Association took place on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.
Saturday, May 13, 2017

First Graders Learn Good Sportsmanship Through Baseball
TAYLORVILLE — First graders at North Elementary spent the past week learning about baseball with various activities in math and reading. Also taught were lessons of good sportsmanship and teamwork. A double elimination baseball tournament was played with the championship game featuring Mrs. Newbanks’ Cubs and Mrs. Mateer’s Monsoons. The National Anthem was sung by Mrs. Henley, as well as Take Me Out to the ball game by Mrs. Bruley. Pictured are the Monsoons who who the game with a final score of 3-0. They wrapped up the week with a baseball movie and themed snacks.
Saturday, May 13, 2017

U of I Extension challenges you to eat local
HILLSBORO, Ill – University of Illinois Extension is excited to announce a challenge to the residents of Montgomery, Macoupin, Christian, and Jersey County to grow, purchase, and eat locally May through September.
Saturday, May 13, 2017

TJHS Builders Raise Funds For Relay For Life
TAYLORVILLE — The TJHS Builders Club recently sponsored a Bake Sale to raise funds for the Relay for Life 2017. Pictured from left are (back row:) Marcus Goodman, Brandon Hefner, Macy Richards, Rachel Sharer, Ethan Sherbert, (front row:) TJHS sponsor Mrs. Foil, Mathieu Gipson, Tabitha McArdle, Carson Hefner, Emma Murphey, President Kiley Wolf and Lisa Sims from Relay For Life.
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Community Calendar printed May 14
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Arizona police: Woman switched flour for formula
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson woman is accused of substituting flour for infant formula in containers returned to several local stores for refunds, and police have warned the public to check formula containers’ seals for tampering.
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Senior Choir Members Recognized
TAYLORVILLE — The TJHS and THS Choirs held their final concert of the year on Thursday, May 11. At the Senior Honors Concert, each choir performed for the last time this year, several awards were given and the graduating choir students were honored. The seniors gathered for a picture with Choir Director Keith Chase immediately after the concert. Matthew Connor Smegal, center to the right of Director Chase,  was announced as the recipient of the 2017 National School Choral Award.
Friday, May 12, 2017

Choir Students Honored
TAYLORVILLE — At the CUSD#3 Choral Department Senior Honors Concert on Thursday, May 11, the winner of the 2017 National School Choral Award was announced. The recipient of this prestigious award in 2017 is Matthew Connor Smegal, pictured above left. Choir students in both HS choirs voted for the winner based on very strict criteria designed to ensure that the award goes to a deserving senior who has shown both talent and dedication to the program throughout their high school music career.  Auditions for the 2017 THS Madrigal Singers were held this week, resulting in the addition of five new members. In addition, two new student leaders were chosen for the Madrigal Dinners. The Head Couple for fall 2017 will be Sable Mann and Gunther Abernathy, pictured above, right. The two will serve in this position throughout the Madrigal Dinner performances in December.
Friday, May 12, 2017

Memorial to hold free seminar on back problems
SPRINGFIELD — Memorial Medical Center will host a free seminar on back problems on Tuesday, May 23, at the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation, 228 W. Miller St.
Friday, May 12, 2017

Stonington Group Works On Service Projects
STONINGTON — The Stonington Night Unit of HCEA met Thursday May 4 at the home of Ellen Colbrook.
Friday, May 12, 2017

Scholarship Winner
TAYLORVILLE — Sara Black, a senior at Taylorville High School, is the recipient of the Continuing Education Scholarship from the VFW Auxiliary Post 4495.
Friday, May 12, 2017

Courthouse
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Police/Fire
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Rural Water
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Wildcat fans urge Edinburg not to drop mascot

By Mike Frazier

Breeze-Courier Writer

EDINBURG — About 40 Wildcats fans packed into Edinburg school’s board room on Wednesday to urge school leaders not to abandon the beloved mascot as they continue to integrate sports with South Fork schools.


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Optimists celebrate 'Respect for Law' month
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club held its special “Salute to Law Enforcement” breakfast this morning in the TMH Auditorium. This event is a part of the Optimist International’s “Respect for Law Month” nation-wide during the month of May.
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Prison sentence stands for woman convicted of heroin delivery

By Mike Frazier 

Breeze-Courier

TAYLORVILLE— A judge on Thursday refused to lower the prison sentence for a teenage Kincaid woman convicted of delivery of a controlled substance.


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Rock Springs offers trip to bird sanctuary
DECATUR — The Macon County Conservation District will host a van trip to the World Bird Sanctuary near St. Louis, MO on Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Taylorville native organizes Food Truck Festival to be held in Rochester May 19
ROCHESTER, Ill. — A convoy of food trucks will be rolling into Rochester on May 19, for the community’s first ever food truck festival. Visitors to the Sound Bites Music and Food Truck Festival will be treated to an evening of food, beer and live music by Six Rows Back, held at the District 23 Mercantile & Foundry parking lot located just off Route 29, next to the silo.
Thursday, May 11, 2017

60th Annual Pana Days next week includes carnival, mouse races and more
PANA — This is the 60th year for Pana Days, formerly known as Heritage Days.
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Author to speak at library on books about coal mines
TAYLORVILLE — Join the Friends of the Library on Thursday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m.for a presentation by Kevin Corley, author of ‘Sixteen Tons’ and the new sequel, ‘Throw Out the Water’.
Thursday, May 11, 2017

TJHS Students Publish Books
TAYLORVILLE — 5th grade classes at TJHS recently published books about friendship and responsibility.
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Entries being accepted now for county fair pageants
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — 2017 Little Miss, Jr. Miss and Miss Christian County Pageant entries are now being accepted. Deadline to enter is June 1, 2017.
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

City committee debates replacement hires

Owen Lasswell

Breeze-Courier Writer

TAYLORVILLE — City officials engaged in a lengthy debate Tuesday evening in regard to vacancies left by four city employees, two in the treasurer’s office and two at the fire department.


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Nokomis firefighters honored for bravery in saving baby

By Mike Frazier

Breeze-Courier Writer

 

NOKOMIS — Michael Smalley  was awarded the medal of honor, the highest award given to a firefighter, for his heroism in saving an infant girl from a house last year. 


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Police/Fire
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

USPS is seeking higher stamp prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is hoping it can soon raise stamp prices by a penny or more.

 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Library to host Family Fun Night Thursday

TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Public Library will host a Family Fun Night Thursday, May 11 beginning at 6:30 p.m. 

 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

UI frats aim to prevent sexual assault

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — New bylaws from the University of Illinois fraternities’ governing board will require all chapters to train their members on how to intervene to prevent sexual assault.

 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Local Kiwanis Club holds annual prayer luncheon
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Kiwanis Club held their 27th annual Prayer Luncheon Tuesday at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Christian County YMCA to host Annual Healthy Kids Day Sat., May 20
TAYLORVILLE — On Saturday, May 20, the Christian County YMCA is  holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active at the annual YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Meals on Wheels to celebrate Older American's Day
TAYLORVILLE — May is Older American’s month. The Meals on Wheels of C.E.F.S. will be celebrating Older American’s Day with their own theme of Celebrate Spring. Mark your calendar and come celebrate with them.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Examiner: New opioid is killing dozens in Chicago area
CHICAGO (AP) — The Cook County medical examiner’s office says a powerful new type of opioid is to blame for more than 40 deaths in the Chicago-area this year.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Taylorville choir students present year-end concert Thursday
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Choir students will present their year-end Senior Honors Concert on Thursday, May 11 beginning at 7 p.m. in the THS Cafeteria. 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Recycling advocates ponder the future

By Mike Frazier 

Breeze-Courier Writer 

TAYLORVILLE — The county’s recycling program was dropped in March after about a quarter century when funding dried up.

 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

School board to re-examine dept. chair positions

Owen Lasswell

Breeze-Courier Writer

TAYLORVILLE — Following a nearly hour-long closed session at Monday evening’s Taylorville School Board meeting, board members elected to reevaluate the positions of department and grade-level chairs that were cut last month.


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

TCUSD: Free meals for elementary kids

Owen lasswell 

Breeze-Courier Writer

TAYLORVILLE — Free, reduced, paid; those designations will no longer exist in Taylorville elementary school cafeterias next year. All elementary students will eat free, both for breakfast and lunch.


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Mt. Auburn community-wide garage sale May 13
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Courthouse

Appearances

Published court appearances reflect the daily 10 a.m. criminal call and do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day. Resident Judge Brad Paisley presided over the following cases on May 9, 2017.


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Police/Fire
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Mt. Auburn community garage sale May 13
MT. AUBURN — The annual Mt. Auburn Lioness Club community-wide garage/rummage sale will be held in Mt. Auburn on Saturday, May 13, 2017. 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Burglary information sought in Taylorville
TAYLORVILLE — This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a burglary that occurred in Taylorville.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Local man hosts rep on 'Legislative Day'
CENTRALIA, Ill. — Gary Allen, son of local residents Gary and Barbara Allen, was honored to host Representative Avery Bourne at "Legislative Day" at the Murray Developmental Center in Centralia, Ill. where Gary currently resides.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Memorial Students Tour Newspaper
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Optimist Club Awards Scholarships
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

2017 Taylorville High School Prom Court
Monday, May 8, 2017

Bach departs State's Attorney's Office

Owen Lasswell

Breeze-Courier Writer

TAYLORVILLE — Brian Bach prosecuted his final case for the Christian County State’s Attorney’s Office on Friday.


Monday, May 8, 2017

Courthouse
Monday, May 8, 2017

Police/Fire
Monday, May 8, 2017

Mville Lads and Lassies compete in Robotics Contest
SPRINGFIELD — The Morrisonville Lads and Lassies club competed in the State 4-H robotics contest in Springfield on Saturday, May 6, 2017.
Monday, May 8, 2017

9th Annual TMH Auxiliary 5K race
Saturday, May 6, 2017

Master gardeners showcase plants
Saturday, May 6, 2017

24th Annual HCEA luncheon and display
Saturday, May 6, 2017

Chamber honors people of the year at annual banquet
TAYLORVILLE — Take more than 150 people, mix in some outlandish derby hats, some good food, and a little bit of music, and it was party at the Pillars Event Center on Friday.
Saturday, May 6, 2017

Students Learn About Banking And Finances
Saturday, May 6, 2017

CNB employees raises money for Alzheimer's research
TAYLORVILLE — CNB Bank & Trust employees at all 13 branches were proud to donate a total of $1,750.00 to support Alzheimer’s research and to pay tribute to fellow co-worker Lisa Wolf, whose life has been personally touched by the disease. 
Saturday, May 6, 2017

Taylorville FFA Chapter holds annual banquet
TAYLORVILLE — Recently, the Taylorville FFA Chapter held their annual Chapter banquet with more than 250 community members in attendance. During this banquet several different awards and scholarships were awarded to numerous outstanding FFA members. 
Saturday, May 6, 2017

Bella tops list as most popular pet name
TAYLORVILLE — Choosing pets’ names can be just as challenging for pet owners as naming children is for parents. Many pet owners want a name that encompasses the animal’s personality and rolls off the tongue. Some names are gender-specific, while others are universal.
Saturday, May 6, 2017

Know the side effects of pet vaccinations

TAYLORVILLE — Certain vaccinations for companion animals are recommended or required depending on where the pet will be living. Just like immunizations administered to humans, pet vaccinations are designed to help pets develop immunities to certain diseases. 

 

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Pet of the Year will be announced next Sunday

Taylorville — Rescue dogs and guard dogs, a grape-loving hamster and some cuddly cats are among the 24 contestants in this year’s Breeze-Courier Annual Pet of the Yeart contest which celebrates National Pet Week.

 

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Holistic veterinary care can be an option
TAYLORVILLE — Just as many people have turned to alternative treatments to manage their health and treat illnesses, so, too, are pet owners seeking other methods of care for their pets. Holistic and natural applications are now sought-after choices for veterinary care.
Saturday, May 6, 2017

Upcoming area APL May pet adoptions
 SPRINGFIELD — The Animal Protective League (APL) will hold several pet adoptions during May.  All animals have been spayed or neutered, microchipped and have received all vaccinations by the time of their adoption.
Saturday, May 6, 2017

Thirteen quirky facts about companion animals
TAYLORVILLE — Think you know everything there is to know about your favorite furry, finned or feathered friend? Chances are there are some interesting facts that even the most ardent animal-lover may be surprised to learn. 
Saturday, May 6, 2017

Cats can dream and other feline facts
TAYLORVILLE — Many cat owners are fascinated by their feline friends. Cats can be quirky, and their behavior often amuses their owners. 
Saturday, May 6, 2017

Making tough end-of-life choices for beloved pets
TAYLORVILLE — End-of-life decisions are not something many pet owners think about when welcoming new pets into their homes. But time sneaks up on pets just like it can for their owners, and pet owners must inevitably consider end-of-life options for their pets. 
Saturday, May 6, 2017

When it comes to pet grooming, stick to a schedule
TAYLORVILLE — In addition to food, shelter and medical care, pets require grooming to keep them healthy. Small animals, such as hamsters and gerbils, may groom themselves to keep clean, but large pets often require more than tongue baths can offer.
Saturday, May 6, 2017

To find a lost hamster, think like one
TAYLORVILLE —  Small animals like gerbils and hamsters make great first pets for animal-loving youngsters. Such pets are relatively easy to care for and don’t take up much space. A cage, food and some entertainment is often all that’s needed to keep these furry critters content. 
Saturday, May 6, 2017

Protein should be number 1 ingredient in cat food
TAYLORVILLE — Cats are typically self-sufficient family members, but owners tend to forget that those furry feline friends do need help when it comes to their daily nutrition. To keep your cat healthy, it's important to look for a cat food with high-quality ingredients to help with their nutrition needs from head to tail. 
Saturday, May 6, 2017

Recognizing and treating separation anxiety in dogs
TAYLORVILLE — Dogs that appear stressed or nervous when their owners leave the house or even the room may be experiencing a common problem known as separation anxiety. Many dogs become apprehensive when their owners are out of view, and such apprehension can be very tough on the dogs.
Saturday, May 6, 2017

Remove pet stains, odors to prevent more accidents
TAYLORVILLE — Pet owners sometimes must contend with stains and odors. Some of these stains may be normal, while others might result from accidents.
Saturday, May 6, 2017

Kiwanis Club Honors Member, Completes Cleanup
Saturday, May 6, 2017

Kemmerer Village has chance to win therapy horse
ASSUMPTION — Kemmerer Village has some exciting things going on at the Franchios Arena in Assumption this spring. They have received a chance to win a Gypsy Vanner Therapy Horse from Lexlin’s Gypsy Gift contest again. 
Saturday, May 6, 2017

Sonya Jones is guest speaker at UWCC meeting
TAYLORVILLE — The University Women of Christian County met for the final meeting of the 2016-2017 season on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Whit's End restaurant. 
Saturday, May 6, 2017

University women Elect New Officers
Saturday, May 6, 2017

CHOWDER OF SWEET CLAMS FROM 'THE LOST KITCHEN'
Saturday, May 6, 2017

Police/Fire
Friday, May 5, 2017

Courthouse
Friday, May 5, 2017

Two-Vehicle Accident
Friday, May 5, 2017

A new crop of local Master Gardeners graduate
TAYLORVILLE — University of Illinois Extension in Christian County is pleased to announce that Tim Carlson, Janet McClure, and Mike McClure have completed their Master Gardeners training. Master Gardeners participate in more than 60 hours of training taught by U of I specialists and Extension educators.
Friday, May 5, 2017

Democratic Women Install Officers
Friday, May 5, 2017

Optimists announcs officer of the year finalists
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club held its monthly business meeting this morning in the Taylorville Memorial Hospital  Auditorium. Following breakfast, President Larry Vaughan called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance. Pastor Steve Switzer then gave the morning invocation. Secretary/treasurer, Jim Adcock, gave the financial report which showed the club on a good financial footing.
Friday, May 5, 2017

Faith Community students compete in talent contest
BETHALTO — A State Talent Contest for the 72 Churches of God in Illinois was held at the Bethalto Church of God on Saturday, April 30. Students participated in Junior Divisions for ages 6 through 12 and Teen Divisions ages 13 through 18. Categories included Music in male and female vocal solo; vocal duet, small and large vocal ensemble, and choir. Instrumental competitions in keyboards; instrumental solo and duets for all instruments; instrumental ensembles, bands and orchestras.
Friday, May 5, 2017

New smart bell system installed at St. Mary's

By Mike Frazier

Breeze-Courier Writer

TAYLORVILLE — Bells have been used throughout time to tell stories, said Monsignor David Lantz.


Friday, May 5, 2017

It Is Not About You

One of my favorite opening lines of any book I have read was from Rick Warren’s, Purpose Drive Life. The book begins with this statement, “It is not about you.”  Warren makes clear our life’s purpose is for God’s purpose, henceforth the title of the book.

 

Friday, May 5, 2017

Crimestoppers
TAYLORVILLE — This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a burglary and criminal damage that occurred in Taylorville.
Thursday, May 4, 2017

Police/Fire
Thursday, May 4, 2017

Wreck in the rain
Thursday, May 4, 2017

Pana High School Royalty
Thursday, May 4, 2017

Storms, flooding cause outages, accidents

By Mike Frazier

Breeze-Courier Writer

TAYLORVILLE — Heavy rains left roads flooded and more than 1,000 without power.


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Lincoln Land plans Campus Visit Day June 13
SPRINGFIELD—Lincoln Land Community College invites high school students and their parents, along with new and returning adult learners, to Campus Visit Day Tuesday, June 13.
Thursday, May 4, 2017

Pana Hospital to host Wellness Fair May 6
PANA — The Pana Community Hospital Wellness Fair 2017 is Saturday, May 6 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at the Pana High School.  Twenty-five agencies will host booths at this year’s event.
Thursday, May 4, 2017

Retired Teachers of Christian County hold spring meeting
TAYLORVILLE — Retired Teachers of Christian County held its spring meeting April 25, 2017, at Angelo’s. After the welcome and call to order by Co-presidents Ann Chandler and Connie Woods, member Dave Hixenbaugh led the group in prayer, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by Vice-president Pam McConnell.
Thursday, May 4, 2017

Entertainment Calendar printed May 4
Thursday, May 4, 2017

Heavy rains bring roadway hazards

By Mike Frazier

Breeze-Courier Writer

TAYLORVILLE — Turn around, don’t drown.

That’s a National Weather Service slogan, which is being repeated by local emergency responders, as the community braces for more heavy rains.


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Southfork High School 2017 Prom Court Announced
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Police/Fire
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Memorial Medical Cen. honored third time for eye donations
SPRINGFIELD — For the third consecutive year, Memorial Medical Center earned recognition for its work in helping patients receive the gift of sight with a cornea transplant.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Buy a poppy - support a veteran: poppy drive this weekend
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville VFW Auxiliary 4495 will hold their annual Buy-a- Poppy Drive this weekend.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Rosamond's FBCA puts on 'How to get away with absolutely nothing'
ROSAMOND, Ill. — On Thursday, April 28 and Friday, April 29, students from First Baptist Christian Academy in Rosamond presented “How To Get Away With Absolutely Nothing” a murder mystery play written by senior Faith Wellbaum.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Peabody honored, Barry welcomed by council

Owen Lasswell

Breeze-Courier Writer

TAYLORVILLE — The sun has not even set on her retirement yet, but long-time, and now former city clerk, Pam Peabody will be sorely missed at City Hall. That much was evident after Monday’s Taylorville City Council meeting.


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Courthouse
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Police/Fire
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Taylorville Memorial Hospital recognizes volunteers
TAYLORVILLE — April 23-29 marked National Volunteer Week and Taylorville Memorial Hospital honored volunteers who reached service hour milestones during the annual Volunteer Appreciation luncheon held in the Janice Hopper Auditorium on Wednesday, April 26.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Five Generations
TAYLORVILLE — Recently, five generations of the Klinger family got together.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Pana Hospital hosts annual meeting: Foundation raises more than 200K
PANA — Pana Community Hospital Board of Directors and the Foundation Board held their annual meeting on Tuesday, April 25. Carol Schramm, Chairperson of the Board of Directors, shared her appreciation to the Pana Community Hospital in her opening remarks.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

First United Methodist to offer free summer lunch program on May 30
TAYLORVILLE — For a sixth consecutive year, Taylorville First United Methodist Church will be offering free meals for children in the area this summer.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Paulek Retires As Stonington Village President
Frank Paulek, village president of Stonington, served his last meeting last night after not seeking re-election. Paulek is surrounded by loving grandchildren moments after the meeting is adjourned.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Newly elected officials take oaths of office
TAYLORVILLE — New Taylorville Mayor Bruce Barry (top left), surrounded by his family, took his oath of office at Monday night’s Taylorville City Council meeting where he was sworn in by Fourth Circuit Court Resident Judge Brad Paisley.  City Officials also welcomed new Taylorville City Clerk Julie Lilly (top right), also accompanied by her family, and new Ward 2 Alderman Lee Lanzottie, who was accompanied by his wife.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

2 Muslim men killed by mob over cow theft charges in India
GAUHATI, India (AP) — Two Muslim men were beaten to death by a mob in northeastern India over allegations of cow theft, the latest in a series of similar attacks across the country, police officials said Monday.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Devastating Wind
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Police/Fire
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Prescription drug drop-off
Taylorville Police Sgt. Alan Mills picks up unneeded prescription medicine, dropped off by residents who no longer need the drugs.
Saturday, April 29, 2017

A Fateful Poor Choice
Kevin Brooks spoke with students at Taylorville High School about the dangers of drunk driving.
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Pana mayor gives emotional farewell
PANA — Outgoing mayor, Steve Sipes, bid an emotional farewell to the job he's held for ten years Thursday night.
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Sheriff's deputies to enforce state liquor rules
TAYLORVILLE — Sheriff’s deputies will be doing the state’s work of enforcing liquor rules.
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Meeting Notices printed April 30
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Bible Reading Marathon
The faithful gathered at Christian County Courthouse on Saturday despite harsh rains to take turns reading the Bible for the 2017 Bible Reading Marathon.
Saturday, April 29, 2017

County welcomes new prosecutor to office of State's Attorney
TAYLORVILLE — There is a new prosecutor in town.

Stacey L. Turner joined the Christian County State’s Attorney’s Office in recent weeks.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Local police unite to catch drug dealers
TAYLORVILLE — Across the county, police are banding together to get drug dealers off the streets.
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Crackdown on texting while driving
TAYLORVILLE — Texters, beware.

The Christian County Sheriff’s Office is cracking down on distracted driving.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Optimists prepare for spring events
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club held its regular meeting on Thursday, April 27, 2017, in the TMH Auditorium. Following breakfast, President Larry Vaughan called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance. Pastor Steve Switzer then gave the morning invocation.
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Christina Brown Initiated into Education Honor Society
LEBANON, Ill. — Christina Brown was initiated into McKendree University's Chi Mu chapter of Kappa Delta Pi international honor society in education on April 26. Brown, of Moweaqua, is a senior pursuing a Bachelor of Music Education degree.
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Center HCEA to hold meeting Monday, May 1
TAYLORVILLE — Center HCEA members will meet on Monday, May 1 at 12 noon at the Christian County Extension office.
Saturday, April 29, 2017

VisionWay recognizes Star Students
TAYLORVILLE — The April Star Students for Vision Way Christian School were recently announced.
Saturday, April 29, 2017

North Elementary Students of the Week
TAYLORVILLE — The following students were selected as Student of the Week at North Elementary School.
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Community Calendar printed April 30
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Math Champions
KINCAID — April marks a time to increase the understanding and appreciation of mathematics and statistics.
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Hobbs receives Officer of the Year nomination
TAYLORVILLE — Christian County Probation Officer Charis Hobbs has been nominated as the Taylorville Optimist Club’s 2017 Officer of the Year. Charis is a native of Highland, Ill., where she graduated from high school in in 2009. Her  father, James,  still lives in Highland, but her six siblings, three sisters and three brothers, plus six nieces and nephews are scattered around the area.
Friday, April 28, 2017

Trauma training
Doctors, nurses, physician’s assistants, emergency medical technicians and more huddled around a mannequin with severe “injuries” Thursday at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.
Friday, April 28, 2017

Courthouse printed April 28
Friday, April 28, 2017

Illinois radio reporter provided broadcast of Hindenburg crash
The explosion of the airship Hindenburg eighty years ago this month is one of the most famous aviation disasters in American history and signaled the end of the zeppelin era of flight.  An Illinois radio reporter provided the only news broadcast of the event.
Friday, April 28, 2017

Missions for Taylorville applications due May 15
TAYLORVILLE — Homeowner application forms for Missions for Taylorville (MFT) are due May 15.
Friday, April 28, 2017

Yearbooks, a Pana tradition since 1910
PANA — Yearbooks have been around since the 1600’s. Back then they were more like scrapbooks with handwritten notes, pressed flowers, and locks of hair.
Friday, April 28, 2017

CC Quilters hold regular meeting
TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County Quilt Guild held its regular Business Meeting Thursday, April 20 at the Davis Memorial Christian Church.
Friday, April 28, 2017

PHS National Honor Society inductees
PANA — Pana High School recently inducted the newest members of the National Honor Society.
Friday, April 28, 2017

Edinburg Baptist Church to hold cowboy church
EDINBURG — Edinburg Baptist Church will be hosting a cowboy church on Sunday May 7 at 3 p.m.
Friday, April 28, 2017

Camp One Way's Spring Picnic & Silent Auction May 7
MT. AUBURN — Camp One Way will hold its annual spring fundraiser Sunday, May 7 from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Friday, April 28, 2017

Lutheran Women's Convention in Altamont
The 72nd Annual Convention of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League Central Illinois District will be held on Saturday, April 29, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altamont.
Friday, April 28, 2017

National Day of Prayer observance
The 66th annual national observance of the National Day of Prayer will be held on Thursday May 4. The theme for 2017 is For Your Great Name's Sake!
Friday, April 28, 2017

Kincaid Church of God will host concert Sunday
KINCAID — The Kincaid Church of God will host The Redemptions live in concert this Sunday.
Friday, April 28, 2017

Storm Damages Tree
Thursday, April 27, 2017

LLCC-Taylorville cancels 50th anniversary celebration Saturday, April 29
 TAYLORVILLE—Due to the threat of wet and possibly severe weather this Saturday, April 29, officials of Lincoln Land Community College-Taylorville have cancelled a scheduled community event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the college’s founding.
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Taylorville eyed for power plant

By Mike Frazier

Breeze-Courier Reporter

 

TAYLORVILLE — Pawnee has been eyed for a $1 billion natural gas power plant.

Now, it appears Taylorville is in the mix, too.


Thursday, April 27, 2017

THS and PHS students to hear about drunk driving

TAYLORVILLE — In preparation of prom and graduation seasons, Taylorville and Pana High School students will attend an assembly at their respective schools tomorrow, Friday, April 28. They will hear Kevin Brooks, a leading youth speaker, talk about impared driving and overcoming obstacles. 


Thursday, April 27, 2017

State Police urged prom, graduation safety
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — Illinois State Police District Nine officials are reminding young drivers to think responsibly as they celebrate during the upcoming prom and graduation season.  Our primary safety message is in the word PROM which asks teens to “Please Return On Monday.”     
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Courthouse
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Police/Fire
Thursday, April 27, 2017

State Police urged prom, graduation safety
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — Illinois State Police District Nine officials are reminding young drivers to think responsibly as they celebrate during the upcoming prom and graduation season.  Our primary safety message is in the word PROM which asks teens to “Please Return On Monday.”     
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Millikin Percussion Ensemble to present Masterworks' concert April 30
DECATUR — Millikin University's Percussion Ensemble will present its annual Masterworks concert on Sunday, April 30, at 4 p.m. in Kirkland Fine Arts Center on Millikin's campus. The performance is free and open to the public.
Thursday, April 27, 2017

"Lincoln's Legacy" with Dan Guillory at the the Macon County History Museum
DECATUR —In the often contentious world of American politics, it is perhaps not surprising that some citizens resort to cynicism or despair about the very nature of politics and politicians.
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Dovie Thomason brings Native American stories to historic site May 6
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – Storyteller Dovie Thomason will share Native American folk tales and her own stories of Indian culture and history May 6 at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site.
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Local junior high school students perform at Lake Land College's Johnston Music Festival
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Behind the scenes of 'The Rivalry'
 SPRINGFIELD – Two teams, two museums, 140 years of history and millions of screaming fans. What did it take to transform all that into the “Cubs vs. Cards: The Rivalry,” the latest exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum?
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Entertainment Calendar printed April 27
Thursday, April 27, 2017

LLCC Veterans Club sponsors 10th and final Brian McMillen Memorial 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run May 27
SPRINGFIELD—Lincoln Land Community College’s Veterans Club invites runners to participate in the 10th and final Brian McMillen Memorial 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run Saturday, May 27 beginning at 8 a.m. on the LLCC-Springfield campus, 5250 Shepherd Road. The event offers a 5K run/walk and a 10K run. Registrations are being accepted now.
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Peter Meyer Chapter NSDAR holds regular meeting
TAYLORVILLE — The regular meeting of the Peter Meyer Chapter NSDAR was called to order by Vice Regent Nina Wunderlich. Nina filled in for Regent Ellen Colbrook. The meeting began at 10:30 a.m. at the Christian County Extension Center in Taylorville, Ill. There were 18 members present and 15 guests in attendance, including three essay winners and their families.
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Distress Bandanna And Traffic Stop Safety Assembly
EDINBURG — April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Edinburg High School invited several experts to talk to students about distracted driving.
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Prescription Drug Take Back in Taylorville and Pana April 29
LITCHFIELD — Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) is partnering with the Christian County Prevention Coalition to encourage participation in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, April 29th at drop-off locations in Taylorville and Pana. Representative Bourne has been working with law enforcement and local prevention groups to combat the opioid epidemic here in Central Illinois and is encouraging the disposal of unused, unneeded, or expired prescription medication as one way to help combat the opioid epidemic. 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Officer of the Year nominee Bryan Thomas
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Police Officer Bryan Thomas is a 1992 graduate of THS.  He attended LLCC in 1993-94, where he study Law enforcement Administration.  He took his PTI training at the University of Illinois, while at the same time, serving as a part time officer for the Christian County Sheriff’s Department and the Morrisonville PD.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

THS To Host Music Fest Friday

Owen Lasswell

Breeze-Courier Writer

TAYLORVILLE — “It’s always an incredible night of music,” says Taylorville High School Director of Music Chris Gunn of the annual Musical Festival performance that is set for Friday, April 28 at 7:00 p.m.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Police/Fire
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Mike Crews guest speaker at Kiwanis
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard from the director of the Christian County Emergency Management Agency, at the club's weekly luncheon on Tuesday at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Central A&M FFA Competes In Livestock Judging Invitational
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Detective Nation nominated for officer of year
Detective Evert Nation comes to the Taylorville Police Department with strong family ties.  His father Evert served on the police department as did his brother Bill and sister-in-law Sheila.  Evert is a 19 year veteran of the force and currently serves on the drug task force unit.  He graduated from Taylorville High School in   1990.  Det. Nation joined the U.S. Navy in 1994 and served until 1998.  He became an auxiliary officer in 1994 and served in that capacity until becoming full time in 1998.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Shadow Home Fire
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Pana CUSD #8 Bids Farewell To Retiring President
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Bad to worse: Train clips mirror; driver opens, loses door
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — After a train clipped a side mirror off a car Monday, the driver lost his whole door when he pulled up to another intersection and opened it to tell the crew, police in southwest Louisiana said.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Courthouse
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Police/Fire
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Upcoming TMH blood drive April 27
TAYLORVILLE — On Thursday, April 27 Taylorville Memorial Hospital will host a community blood drive from 11 a.m.-6:00 p.m. in the auditorium, located at 201 E. Pleasant Taylorville.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017










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