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A fond farewell: Joyce's Cafe closed after 42 years
TAYLORVILLE — After more than 42 years in the kitchen, Taylorville’s Joyce Kelley is calling it quits.
Saturday, February 18, 2017


Anderson Jewelers

Golfing In February
Puxatony Phil appeared to be wrong this weekend in Taylorville.
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Meeting Notices printed February 19
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Woodland fire in rural Stonington
Local firefighters on Friday afternoon battled a blaze that spread to a wooded area in rural Stonington off the Assumption blacktop at 2100 East Road.
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Courthouse printed February 19
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Optimist Club hears from Sheriff Kettelkamp
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club held its regular meeting on Thursday, February 16, 2017, in the TMH Auditorium.
Saturday, February 18, 2017

North Elementary Guest Reader
TAYLORVILLE — Tisha Miller from Lincoln Land Community Collage read to North Elementary 1st graders as part the school’s guest reader program. In honor of Abe Lincoln's birthday, she read a book with fun facts about Abe's Hat. Pictured is Miss Reiser's 1st Grade Class.
Saturday, February 18, 2017

CC Historical Society honors Abe Lincoln
TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County Historical Society has new tee shirts honoring Abe Lincoln and the story of the pig.
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Community Calendar printed February 19
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Besson lays out qualifications for clerk's position
TAYLORVILLE — Robert "Buz" Besson of Taylorville would like to take this opportunity to announce that he is a candidate for Taylorville City Clerk.
Friday, February 17, 2017

Kelleys Will Say Farewell On Saturday
TAYLORVILLE — After 42 years on the west side of the square, Joyce Kelley and her husband Don will bid farewell to Joyce’s Country Cafe.
Friday, February 17, 2017

County board looks to slash own salaries
TAYLORVILLE — The county’s finance committee recommended on Thursday slashing board members’ salaries by half. 
Friday, February 17, 2017

Recordings show how responders went to wrong 911 address
TAYLORVILLE — Released 911 audio recordings show a dispatcher sent responders to the wrong address as a man lay trapped under a skidsteer.
Friday, February 17, 2017

Police & Fire printed February 17
Friday, February 17, 2017

Pana man arrested for 10 pounds of cannabis
TAYLORVILLE — A Pana man was arrested on Tuesday possessing almost 10 pounds of cannabis with an estimated street value of $20,000.
Friday, February 17, 2017

IDPH releases fish consumption advisory
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has announced an updated consumption advisory for sport fish caught in Illinois waters.
Friday, February 17, 2017

City still serious about blighted properties
TAYLORVILLE — Last September, the City of Taylorville strengthened their stance on dilapidated properties when they elected to pursue an Illinois state statute that allows for the demolition of blighted properties.
Friday, February 17, 2017

Kiwanis speaker describes Kemmerer Village roots
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Kiwanis Club held their business meeting to review current Kiwanis Club activities for children and youth in the community at their weekly luncheon Tuesday at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium. The guest speaker was Autumn Warren with Kemmerer Village.
Friday, February 17, 2017

Leadership group tours correctional center and mental health facilities
TAYLORVILLE — Leadership program tours took participants to the Taylorville Correctional Center, where they were greeted by Warden Kim Smith, and led on an extensive tour of the facility by Major Robert Stoldt and additional supervisory staff.
Friday, February 17, 2017

Courthouse
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Police/Fire
Thursday, February 16, 2017

It's Rubble
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Koonce announces his mayoral candidacy
TAYLORVILLE — I have lived in Taylorville most my life and I am a Taylorville High School Graduate. In my youth, I went from being a Cub Scout all the way to Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts, as well as helping as an adult scouter.
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Stonington man pleads guilty to 2 counts child pornography
TAYLORVILLE — A 28-year-old Stonington man could face up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty Thursday to two counts of child pornography.
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Brush Fire Spreads To Cars And Camper
Thursday, February 16, 2017

ISP, American Legion prepare for summer program
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Officials with the Illinois State Police (ISP) and the American Legion announce plans for the 45th Annual American Legion Youth Police Camp (ALYPC). The camp will again be held at the Illinois State Police Academy in Springfield, Illinois, and will run June 25-30, 2017.
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Pana Character Education Awards Announced
PANA — Pana announced their January Character Education Awards winners. The character trait for January was "perseverance.”
Thursday, February 16, 2017

DAR chapter announces classroom grant program
TAYLORVILLE — Supporting education has been a primary objective of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution since its founding in 1890. The Helen Pouch Memorial Fund was created by the National Junior Membership committee in 1938 with the primary goal to support education.
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Benefit for Jeff Durbin Sat. at American Legion
TAYLORVILLE — A benefit dinner will held this Saturday for Jeff Durbin, who is recovering from quintuple bypass surgery.
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Entertainment Calendar printed February 16
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Millikin Percussion concert explores music and cognitive sciences
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Fort de Chartres offering unique garden events, 1 this Saturday
PRAIRIE DU ROCHER, Ill. – Fort de Chartres State Historic Site is helping gardeners prepare for spring with two special events that offer heirloom seeds, advice on preparing raised beds and tips on pruning trees.
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Award winning Audubon photograpy going on display at Rock Spgs.
DECATUR, Ill. — The Decatur Audubon Society and Macon County Conservation District invite the public to an Exhibit Open House on Sunday, February 26 between 2-4p.m.
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Seeking information on stolen handgun
This week, Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a burglary that occurred in Taylorville.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Police/Fire
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Closure, celebration comes for Kincaid flood victims
KINCAID, Ill. — Representatives from Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County, the Village of Kincaid, State Farm Agents, US Bank, Ministerial Association, and Dynegy, Kincaid Generation will join together, communities helping communities, for a Dedication Celebration Friday, February 24, noon, at The Church of God, 120 Market Street, Kincaid.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Pana sees drop in bike trail expenses
PANA — City Engineer, Greg Holthaus, discussed a reduction in costs for the bike trail project at last night’s Pana City Council meeting. 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

THS Midwinter band concert tomorrow
TAYLORVILLE — It will be an evening of music at Taylorville High School on Thursday night as the school is set to host the 90th annual Midwinter Band Concert.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

TMH CEO speaks to Community Women
TAYLORVILLE — The February 2017 meeting of the Community Women's Association was held on February 1at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Annex.  Guest speaker for the evening was Kim Bourne , CEO of Taylorville Memorial Hospital.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

TMH Foundation honors retiring board members
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation held their annual meeting on January 17 in the annex of Taylorville Memorial Hospital. During this meeting, they honored retiring board members Dr. Gregg Fuerstenau, Eric Kahle and Joyce Langen.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

YMCA Predator swim team competes at Valentine's Day Classic in Decatur
DECATUR —  Twenty-four Christian County YMCA Predators traveled to Decatur, IL on Saturday, February 11, 2017 to compete in the annual Valentine’s Classic at the Decatur Family YMCA.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Taylorville High School Swim Team Competes at Illinois College
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Kincaid, Edinburg enter into resource-sharing agreement
KINCAID — The Kincaid Village Board on Monday night entered into an agreement with the nearby village of Edinburg to share equipment and resources.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

School cuts are deep, very deep
TAYLORVILLE — “It’s not what I want to propose, but it’s something we have to propose in order to stay solvent,” Taylorville School Superintendent Dr. Gregg Fuerstenau said on Monday night before outlining sweeping cuts to the Taylorville School District that will take effect next year should the property tax referendum fail on the upcoming April 4, 2017 consolidated election.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Police/fire
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Courthouse
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

State seeks nominations for gov's volunteer service awards
SPRINGFIELD – The Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service (Serve Illinois) is accepting nominations for the eighth annual Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards.  These awards recognize individual volunteers and for-profit businesses and highlight the importance of community service in Illinois.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Kincaid Church of God to host marriage conference
KINCAID — The Kincaid Church of God will be hosting a Free Marriage Seminar Feb. 17-18.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Local Kiwanis club donates to CEFS Head Start
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Kiwanis recently made a donation to the local C.E.F.S Head Start Program.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Local Chapter Daughters Of The American Revolution Honors Good Citizens
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — On Saturday, Feb 11, the Peter Meyer Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution honored the 2017 recipients of the DAR Good Citizen Award.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Courthouse
Monday, February 13, 2017

Police/Fire
Monday, February 13, 2017

Sewer Work Begins
Monday, February 13, 2017

Canada's Trudeau arrives in Washington to meet with Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a polar opposite to Donald Trump in almost every way, joined the new U.S. president at the White House Monday keen to build a relationship that doesn’t threaten trade.
Monday, February 13, 2017

UN chief condemns NKorea missile test
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launch Monday ahead of an urgent meeting of the Security Council.
Monday, February 13, 2017

FNP scholarship applications due May 1
ILLINOIS — Applications are now available for nurse practitioner scholarships through the Illinois Farm Bureau Rural Nurse Practitioner Scholarship Program. There will be five scholarships, worth $4,000 each, granted this year.
Monday, February 13, 2017

Library lecture series Feb. 16
TAYLORVILLE — There will be a Meet Me at the Library lecture series featuring Barbara Stonaker for a poetry spotlight on Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Taylorville Public Library.
Monday, February 13, 2017

TJHS Holds Family Theater Night
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Junior High School hosted Family Theater Night on Feb. 8.
Monday, February 13, 2017

Kindness counts
PANA — Kindness Kounts winners for January were recently announced from Washington School in Pana.
Monday, February 13, 2017

Cheney Street to close for 3 weeks Monday
TAYLORVILLE — City of Taylorville street and sewer crews will be installing a new 36-inch storm sewer system  at the intersection of Cheney and West Elm Street beginning Monday.
Saturday, February 11, 2017

Valentine's Day is celebrated world wide although its origins are unknown
TAYLORVILLE — The origins of Valentine’s Day are largely unknown. Some suggest Valentine’s Day was initially a way to honor St. Valentine on the anniversary of his death. Others believe it was the Christian church’s way of Christianizing the Pagan celebration of Lupercalia, a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture.
Saturday, February 11, 2017

Some amazing facts about the human heart. . .
TAYLORVILLE — Every Valentine's Day homes and businesses dress up the decor with cupids and hearts to celebrate a day all about love and affection. The heart shape has been used to symbolically represent the human heart as the center of emotion and romantic love. Hearts symbolizing love can be traced back to the Middle Ages. 
Saturday, February 11, 2017

Merchants award prizes for lips contest
TAYLORVILLE — Twenty pairs of local lips were published in the February 1st edition of the Breeze-Courier.
Saturday, February 11, 2017

ISU announces Dean's List, grads
NORMAL, Ill. – Illinois State University recently announced the Dean’s List honorees and undergraduate degrees for the Fall 2016 semester.
Saturday, February 11, 2017

Barry lists qualifications as candidate
TAYLORVILLE — Bruce Barry has announced his intention to run for Taylorville Mayor in the upcoming April election.
Saturday, February 11, 2017

Stamps mark visits to local Lincoln sites
TAYLORVILLE — Tourists retracing the steps of Honest Abe will want to make a new stop before they leave Taylorville.
Saturday, February 11, 2017

Pride, patriotism and a Purple Heart parade
TAYLORVILLE — It is said that the world doesn’t stop for happiness nor heartache; perhaps not, but it sure appeared to pause for patriotism on Friday as one young woman -a soldier, a bastion of courage, and a beacon of inspiration- seemingly brought it to a screeching halt for a couple of hours.
Saturday, February 11, 2017

Scott Ninmer to perform at Millikin March 5
DECATUR, Ill. — Arranger Staff Sergeant Scott Ninmer  will perform with the Millikin University Symphonic Wind Ensemble on Sunday, March 5 at 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 11, 2017

Two-day training course for Mental Health First Aid
TAYLORVILLE — A two day training course is set to begin February 15-16, 2017 for anyone interested in learning about Mental Health First Aid.
Saturday, February 11, 2017

Tales from a Train: Travelers tell of their journey
 (AP) — Where are you traveling on this train? And where are you traveling in life?
Saturday, February 11, 2017

Correction
Friday, February 10, 2017

Seeking info on Taylorville burglaries
 TAYLORVILLE — This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to two burglaries that occurred in Taylorville.
Friday, February 10, 2017

Courthouse
Friday, February 10, 2017

Police/Fire
Friday, February 10, 2017

Heberling states his case for mayor
TAYLORVILLE — Rob Heberling is announcing his candidacy for Mayor of Taylorville in the upcoming election to be voted upon on April 4th 2017.  
Friday, February 10, 2017

Local man trapped while sluggish 911 goes to wrong address
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — Lloyd Washburn spent a chunk of his Saturday morning waiting for 911 to arrive as he lay pinned under an overturned skidsteer, which was hauling manure. 
Friday, February 10, 2017

Purple Heart Parade Tonight
Friday, February 10, 2017

Cub Scout Pack 132 Holds Pinewood Derby
Friday, February 10, 2017

PEO chapter donates to county CEO group
TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County CEO students were guests at the recent meeting of PEO Chapter FG, Taylorville. Four of the eight students of the current class and their facilitator Dick Adams shared about the progress of the students over the past year and the development of their individual businesses.
Friday, February 10, 2017

Loving your enemies in today's world
TAYLORVILLE — I really don’t hate people nor have enemies. But there are people that I am uncomfortable to be around and am overly judgmental. I suspect most of us fit into this category. Therefore, I think loving our enemies applies to all of us.
Friday, February 10, 2017

Parade and homecoming planned for injured local veteran
TAYLORVILLE — One of Christian County’s own is finally returning home on Friday, and the celebration is expected to be grand.
Thursday, February 9, 2017

Courthouse
Thursday, February 9, 2017

Police/Fire
Thursday, February 9, 2017

Multiple Accidents Yesterday
Thursday, February 9, 2017

Exhibit explores rural influence on modern art
ATLANTA (AP) — A new exhibition takes a look at how American artists found inspiration in rural landscapes during an era of modernist art that was more closely associated with cities.
Thursday, February 9, 2017

New member inducted at Kiwanis weekly meeting
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Kiwanis Club held their business meeting to review current Kiwanis Club activities for children and youth in the community, at their weekly luncheon Tuesday at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium. At the meeting, Robert “Buz” Besson was inducted as a new Kiwanis member.
Thursday, February 9, 2017

Mazzotti speaks to Optimists about real estate career
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club met this morning for their regular weekly meeting in the TMH Auditorium.  Following breakfast, President Larry Vaughan called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Ron Spears then gave the morning invocation.
Thursday, February 9, 2017

Taylorville business offers to match donations to senior center
TAYLORVILLE — Fred Peters is urging community members to help out the senior center.

And he’s willing to match community members’ efforts up to $2,500.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Triad and TPD to host meeting on public utilities
TAYLORVILLE — The TRIAD and The Taylorville Police Department will host an informational meeting on public utilities.
Thursday, February 9, 2017

A lasting legacy: The sisterhood of the traveling birthday card
TAYLORVILLE — For Ada Baker and her sisters, birthdays are a big deal. She and her five sisters have been sending the same birthday card since May 10, 2012.
Thursday, February 9, 2017

Entertainment Calendar printed February 9
Thursday, February 9, 2017

Police caution against phone scams
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Police Department is warning Taylorville residents of several area phone scams currently affecting Christian County.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Palmer death investigations concluded
Russell Stockon, 69, of Palmer, died on Jan. 4, 2017,  at his residence in Palmer.  His cause of death was determined to be choking. The manner of death was determined to be accidental. 
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Public meeting notices
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Police/Fire
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Cruising Lake Taylorville
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

21-year-old Pawnee man held for attempted murder
AUBURN — A 21-year-old Pawnee man remains in jail on charges of attempted murder after allegedly striking a teenager twice with his vehicle.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Committee okays escalating bike trail costs
TAYLORVILLE — Pana Mayor Steve Sipes presented the City of Taylorville Lake and Airport Committee with a new  quote for the repair of the bike trail trestle bridge Monday night. It came with a price tag of $591,400.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Till lynching: Book calls for new probe
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The horrific 1955 Mississippi slaying of Emmett Till, which helped  trigger the modern civil rights movement, should be re-investigated now that a key witness is quoted as saying she lied about what the black teen said and did before he was lynched, Till’s relatives say.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Lincolnl Library presents special events this month
SPRINGFIELD – The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is marking African American History Month with a wide array of special events, exhibits and offers, including a project in conjunction with Peoria’s Caterpillar Visitors Center.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Program on Lincoln statues Feb. 19
DECATUR, Ill. — Learn about the statues around Decatur that honor Abraham Lincoln at Rock Springs Nature Center on Sunday, February 19 at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Morrisonville students of the month announced
MORRISONVILLE — Morrisonville Jr./Sr. High School has announced the January Students of the Month.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Teacher Appreciation Night
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville senior Logan Clayton escorts Ms. Sara Pennock onto the court as part of Teacher Appreciation Night Tuesday evening, between the Tornadoes’ junior varsity and varsity contests against the Alton Redbirds.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Stonington approves sewer repairs

STONINGTON — The Stonington Village Board on Monday approved sewer repairs. 

Village President Frank Paulek asked for approval of two bids for sewer repairs for the village’s main lift station. 


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

City takes first steps toward industrial park TIF district
TAYLORVILLE — An industrial park on the north side of Taylorville has been talked about for several years. Last November, the city committed $100,000 towards a grant that could help make the project a reality.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Brothers add robotic system to dairy south of Carthage
CARTHAGE, Ill. (AP) — The cows are lining up to be milked at Udder Hill Dairy south of Carthage.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Alyssa Moore awarded scholarship to attend Southeast
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — Alyssa Moore of Taylorville, Ill., has received the Midwest Achievement Award and Residence Life Leadership Award to attend Southeast Missouri State University for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Lake Land College adult education to offer free food sanitation classes
 MATTOON — Lake Land College’s Adult Education is offering free food sanitation classes in Pana for the first 12 applicants who register. Those who complete the course and pass the test, which costs $36, will receive a Food Protection Manager certification, which is valid for five years.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Library to host Family Fun Night Valentine's party Feb. 9
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Public Library will host a family fun night Valentine’s party at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 9, not Feb. 16 as was originally posted in the Community Calendar.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Lake Land College adult education to offer free computer classes
MATTOON — Lake Land College’s Adult Education will be offering free computer classes in Pana. The four-week classes will include topics of Excel, Microsoft Office, Windows 7 and Word. Classes begin Feb.. 22 for Pana and will be held at the Western Region Center, 600 E. 1st St. in Pana on Wednesday 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

HSHS St. Mary's Hospital to raise awareness for heart month
DECATUR — HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital is recognizing heart month by having the tiniest of patients raise awareness about preventing heart disease.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Health care, education services highlight LEADership program tours
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Memorial Hospital CEO, Kim Bourne, presented a brief history of the hospital, its mission to the community, and what it means to be a “critical access” hospital to members of the 2017 Christian County LEADership program Tuesday.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

DAR chapter to honor Good Citizens Saturday
TAYLORVILLE — Peter Meyer Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Saturday, Feb. 11 at 10:30 at the Christian County Extension Center, 1120 North Webster St in Taylorville.
Monday, February 6, 2017

Free men's health seminar Feb. 23
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Memorial Medical Center will host a free seminar on men's health on Thursday, Feb. 23, at First United Methodist Church, 2941 S. Koke Mill Road, Springfield.
Monday, February 6, 2017

Morrisonville Lodge offers scholarships
MORRISONVILLE — The Morrisonville Lodge #681 has the application forms prepared for those students interested in applying for a $600 scholarship.
Monday, February 6, 2017

North School Students Of The Week
TAYLORVILLE — The following students were selected as Student of the Week at North Elementary School.
Monday, February 6, 2017

Meeting Notices printed February 5
Saturday, February 4, 2017

Renewed emphasis on fire code could cost businesses
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Fire Chief Mike Crews says the City of Taylorville needs to get more serious about the enforcement of its fire codes.
Saturday, February 4, 2017

Taylorville candidate forums scheduled
TAYLORVILLE — A forum is on the way for Taylorville mayoral candidates.
Saturday, February 4, 2017

THS Choirs to participate in area choral festival
KINCAID — The students of the THS Mixed Choir and Concert Choir will form the core of a 275 voice choir in the annual Area Choral Festival on Thursday, Feb. 9 at South Fork High School in Kincaid, Ill.
Saturday, February 4, 2017

Not guilty verdict for man accused of throwing baby into wall
TAYLORVILLE — A 30-year-old Taylorville man was found not guilty on charges that he threw his then seven-month-old daughter into a wall.
Saturday, February 4, 2017

North School celebrates Dr. Seuss, Read Across America
TAYLORVILLE — North School is celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America during the month of March. The school would like to encourage parents to spend time reading with their children during this very special month.
Saturday, February 4, 2017

TMH to host free seminar on treatment for arthritis of the knee
 TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Memorial Hospital will be hosting a free seminar on treatment alternatives for arthritis of the knee on February 6, 2017.
Saturday, February 4, 2017

Mid-State Special Education Administrator honored
TAYLORVILLE — Pattie Hamlin, Assistant Director of Christian Region was recognized at the Region V IAASE meeting on Friday, January 27.
Saturday, February 4, 2017

Naturalization Ceremony at the Old State Capitol
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Sixty new citizens of the United States will take the oath of allegiance during Naturalization Ceremonies at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at the Old State Historic Site in Springfield.
Saturday, February 4, 2017

APL sets February pet adoptions
 SPRINGFIELD — The Animal Protective League (APL) will hold several pet adoptions during February with cats and dogs available at various locations.
Saturday, February 4, 2017

Central A&M FFA advances 4 to District Competition
BETHANY, Ill. — On Thursday, Jan. 26,  seven members of the Central A&M FFA Chapter traveled to Okaw Valley High School to compete in the Section 16 Public Speaking CDE.
Saturday, February 4, 2017

Community Calendar printed January 5
Saturday, February 4, 2017

Police & Fire printed February 3
Friday, February 3, 2017

Courthouse printed February 3
Published court appearances reflect the daily 10 a.m. criminal call and do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day.
Friday, February 3, 2017

Man accused of throwing baby daughter through wall facing 6 to 30 years, trial is underway
TAYLORVILLE — A 30-year-old Taylorville man testified today in a jury trial where he is accused of throwing his then seven-month-old daughter through the wall.
Friday, February 3, 2017

Sensory friendly film event next Sat.
HILLSBORO, Ill. — Eisentraut Theatres and TASC/The Autism Support Connection have joined together to bring families affected by autism and other disabilities "Sensory Friendly Films.”
Friday, February 3, 2017

HCEA pollinators workshop February 7
TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County Home and Community Education Association (HCEA) will hold a workshop on the “Perilous Plight of Pollinators” on Tues., Feb 7.
Friday, February 3, 2017

Over 350 served at Kiwanis breakfast
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Kiwanis Club held their annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast this past Saturday at the Taylorville Moose Lodge.
Friday, February 3, 2017

Faith-based Million Hearts Initiative launched
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is launching its new Faith-Based Million Hearts Initiative during American Heart Month.
Friday, February 3, 2017

Game day celebration at Kincaid Church of God
KINCAID — Last Sunday at Kincaid Church of God, the church celebrated Game Day Family Sunday. They honored their local football high school players that currently play as well as students of the past, honoring a total of 10 football players.
Friday, February 3, 2017

St. Mary Sixth Graders Enjoy 'Classroom In The Community'
TAYLORVILLE — Sixth grade students at St. Mary School experienced "Classroom in the Community" as part of the celebration of Catholic Schools Week.
Friday, February 3, 2017

Two arrested for DUI in weekend patrols
TAYLORVILLE — This past weekend, Friday Jan. 27 and Saturday, Jan. 28, Taylorville Police Department in conjunction with Illinois State Police conducted saturation patrols during the evening. These patrols promote traffic safety. Police look for impaired drivers.
Thursday, February 2, 2017

Police/Fire
Thursday, February 2, 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. The Honorable Amanda Ade-Harlow presided over the following cases on Feb. 2, 2017.


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Crime Stoppers
This week, Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a vehicle burglary that occurred in Taylorville.
Thursday, February 2, 2017

Problems plague county payroll system
TAYLORVILLE — The county discovered it overpaid employees with its new payroll system.

Now the government wants its money back.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Counselor speaks to Kiwanis Club
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Kiwanis Club held their business meeting to review current Kiwanis Club activities for children aand youth in the community, at their weekly luncheon Tuesday at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium. The guest speaker was Schales Nagle, LCSW, with Sense and Sensibilities Counseling LLC in Taylorville.
Thursday, February 2, 2017

Local Optimist Club meets this morning at TMH
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club held its monthly business meeting on Thursday, February 02, 2017, in the TMH auditorium.  Following breakfast, 1st VP Jerry Gardner called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Pastor Ted Marrinan then led the group in the morning invocation.
Thursday, February 2, 2017

North School Students Celebrate 100 Days Of School
TAYLORVILLE — Wednesday, Feb. 1 marked the 100th day of attendance at North Elementary School.
Thursday, February 2, 2017

Lincoln Lecture Feb. 13th features panel of Lincoln experts
Thursday, February 2, 2017

South Fork to host area choral festival featuring 260 students
KINCAID — The Choir of South Fork High School will host their annual Area Choral Festival on Thursday, February 9 at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 2, 2017

Courthouse
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Police/Fire
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Cub Scout Pack 68 Holds Pinewood Derby
TAYLORVILLE — Cub Scout Pack 68 held their annual Pinewood Derby race on January 29, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church, Taylorville.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Vision Source Loves Being Part Of Downtown
 TAYLORVILLE — Drs. Sehy and Jones, optometrists, purchased Taylorville Vision Center from Dr. Stephen Moore in May 2015. Drs. Sehy and Jones is an 80-plus year optometry practice located in Effingham, IL.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Karma Salon Offers A Complete Line Of Services
TAYLORVILLE — Karma Salon, a Summit salon in beautiful downtown Taylorville owned by Elizabeth Hohenstein, is approaching its 11th year of business this August.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Spurling Title's Expertise Backed By Extensive Records
TAYLORVILLE — For over 21 years, Spurling Title has been providing fast, efficient service and smooth closings for all of your real estate transactions.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

DowntownTaylorville.Org Promotes Taylorville!
DowntownTaylorville.org is a not-for-profit volunteer based organization driven to enhance, cultivate and promote a strong sense of community through the preservation and development of the downtown business district and improve the culture, economic and historic benefits of business life in Taylorville.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Painting brings joy at Senior Center
TAYLORVILLE — Happy clouds and happy trees abound at Senior Citizens of Christian County.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Gordon Superstore in Taylorville closing after 54 years
TAYLORVILLE — Craig Richardson, President of Gordon Superstore Inc. has decided to retire from the automobile business after 42 years.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Tim Calvert announces run for mayor
TAYLORVILLE — Tim Calvert is announcing his candidacy for mayor in the upcoming election on April 4, 2017.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Citizens offer swell of support for referendum
TAYLORVILLE — It was standing room only at the Taylorville VFW hall on Monday night as several hundred concerned taxpayers gathered for an informational session about the proposed school tax referendum that will appear on the April consolidated election.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Prune now to minimize problems
TAYLORVILLE — Harking back to October, the Master Gardeners of Christian County sponsored a program for local residents about the disease commonly called Oak Wilt. Guy Sternberg of Starhill Forest Arboretum spoke to about 30 people about this problem, how to prevent it, and the procedures for trying to save trees in your landscape that may have been affected by the disease.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

LLCC invites public to Founders' Day
SPRINGFIELD – Lincoln Land Community College invites the public to the college’s 50th Anniversary Founders’ Day observance on Saturday, Feb. 18, featuring a celebration with music, speakers and the opening of a time capsule along with an exhibit of historic LLCC photos and artifacts.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Lead participants tour local media outlets
TAYLORVILLE — 2017 Leadership program participants were able to tour three local media outlets Tuesday afternoon on week three of this twelve-week program designed to build vital communities by increasing effective local leadership.  
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Courthouse
Monday, January 30, 2017

Police/Fire
Monday, January 30, 2017

Sunset On The Lake
Monday, January 30, 2017

Rochester man in jail after stabbing arrest
TAYLORVILLE — A 24-year-old Rochester man remains in jail after he was arrested for allegedly stabbing a Taylorville man in the left chest area.
Monday, January 30, 2017

Trump says his order didn't cause airport chaos
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday denied his immigration order was to blame for the chaos at the nation's airports over the weekend, instead pointing to computer glitches, protesters and even the "tears of Senator Schumer."
Monday, January 30, 2017

Springfield joining trend of hosting winter farmers markets
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois' capital city of Springfield is the latest place to host a winter farmers market.
Monday, January 30, 2017

PCUSD #8 to hold preschool screening Feb. 23
PANA — The Pana Community Unit School District #8 Preschool Screening is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. It will be held at United Methodist Church, 619 Kitchell Ave., Pana.
Monday, January 30, 2017

Citizens For Education to host town hall meeting tonight
TAYLORVILLE — Parents and local citizens in pursuit of a property tax referendum, are hosting an event kickoff and town hall meeting tonight, Monday, January 30, 2017 at 6 p.m. All citizens are encouraged to attend the meeting to be held at the Taylorville VFW Hall, 515 N. West Ave. Taylorville.
Monday, January 30, 2017

Lads And Lassies Make Cards For Seniors
MORRISONVILLE — On Sunday, January 29, members of the Lads and Lassies 4-H club in Morrisonville started their monthly meeting by making Valentine cards for local Senior Citizens.
Monday, January 30, 2017

Advisor, Edward Jones Hold Ribbon Cutting
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Local baker returns 'home' with new storefront
TAYLORVILLE — Meredith Eisenbarth has come full circle.

It wasn’t too many years ago that she was serving as an assistant baker to Jim Dipert when he operated the Confection Connection at 115 W. Poplar Street in Taylorville.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Payroll Timeline
The chain of events leading to the recent payroll argument stretches back to 2015.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Ceasefire reached in county payroll wars
TAYLORVILLE — Warring tribes at the county appear ready to move on after the latest blowup over the county’s new payroll system.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

City treasurer Nation announces re-election
TAYLORVILLE — Incumbent Jacque Nation has announced her run for re-election as City Treasurer in the April 4, 2017 Consolidated Election.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

County Coroner Amy Calvert Winans elected president of state professional association
TAYLORVILLE — Christian County Coroner Amy Calvert Winans has been elected president of the Illinois Coroner Association and Medical Examiners Association.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Palmer man with no heat or water dies from carbon monoxide poisoning
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Area orchestra to present special concert Feb. 11
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Sangamon Valley Civic Orchestra will host War and Peace. The performance, under the direction of Conductor Matthew Sheppard, takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at Hoogland Center for the Arts’ Theatre 3.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Daniel Sloan wins geography bee at junior high
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Junior High School recently held its 2016-2017 TJHS Geography Bee. The Bee is the first level of the National Geographic Bee, sponsored by the National Geographic Society. Over 250 students participated in the preliminary rounds, and ten finalists competed to determine the school winner.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

These Guys Can Cook!
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary hosted their 7th annual Men Who Cook event Saturday, January 21, 2017 in the Janice Hopper Auditorium. This year, Men Who Cook competitors prepared a favorite dish for a sellout crowd in one of five different categories: appetizers, soups, main dish, side dish and dessert.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Cattle producer speaks about livestock operation
TAYLORVILLE — University of Illinois Extension Christian County office in Taylorville hosted the Dudley Smith Beef Cow-Calf Field Day Monday, January 23, 2017 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Stonington to host community blood drive Feb. 7
STONINGTON — Stonington will host a community blood drive from 1-4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 7 at 1982 IL Route 48.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Leadership group participants hear from officials
TAYLORVILLE — Leadership in Christian County was never more prevalent than at the Christian County Courthouse Tuesday afternoon, January 17 when the 2017 Leadership program participants heard from several key officials and toured this historic building.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Star Students
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Patrick Henry governed Illinois in territorial days
ILLINOIS — During the heat of the impending American Revolution on March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry uttered the famous words “give me liberty or give me death.”  It is unlikely that he was thinking of Illinois at the time.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Theater hosting 6 weeks of Hitchcock classics
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois movie theater is screening a free series of Alfred Hitchcock classics, each followed by discussions with a film scholar.
Friday, January 27, 2017

City exploring Springfield Road stoplight fix
TAYLORVILLE — The stoplight at the intersection of Springfield Road and Bidwell Street has been a constant nuisance as a result of multiple malfunctions over the last several months.
Friday, January 27, 2017

Nokomis airman ears top enlisted rank in Ill. Nat'l Air Guard
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — Amanda G. Stewart of Nokomis, Illinois, was promoted to the rank of chief master sergeant during a promotion ceremony at Scott Air Force Base in Belleville, this mdonth..
Friday, January 27, 2017

Friday, January 27, 2017

Courthouse
Friday, January 27, 2017

Community Women's group offers scholarships
TAYLORVILLE — The Community Women’s Association (CWA) will be awarding two $1,000 CWA Memorial Scholarships this year.
Friday, January 27, 2017

North School Students Of The Week
TAYLORVILLE — The following students were selected as Student of the Week at North Elementary School. They assisted with the morning announcements and received a certificate.
Friday, January 27, 2017

Chairman speaks to Optimists about inauguration
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club held its regular meeting on Thursday, January 26, 2017, in the TMH Auditorium. Following breakfast, President Larry Vaughan called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance. Pastor Ted Marrinan led the group in the morning invocation.
Friday, January 27, 2017

Honor Roll
Friday, January 27, 2017

Courthouse
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Police/Fire
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Deaths released from coroner's office
TAYLORVILLE — In 2016, the Christian County Coroner Office was notified of 316 deaths in Christian County.
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Generous Donation Helps Fund Senior Center
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Joyce Taylor may have taken stage name from her hometown
TAYLORVILLE — Several Christian County natives have gone on to greater fame on the stage and screen. One is Taylorville native Joyce Taylor, who appeared in thirty-six movies and television programs from 1956-71.
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Entertainment Calendar printed January 26
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra to perform A Voyage of Discovery
DECATUR, Ill. — The Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra (MDSO) will continue its 2016-17 performance season with a masterworks concert on Saturday, Feb. 4, starting at 7:30 p.m. in Kirkland Fine Arts Center. The concert brings together music that looks to the future and beyond our imagination into the Universe.
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Extension offering class on heart healthy eating
TAYLORVILLE — Worried about your heart health? Confused about good and bad fats? Unsure how to prepare meals following a heart healthy lifestyle? Join University of Illinois Extension in celebrating Heart Month on February 9th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Christian County Extension Office in Taylorville.
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Lincoln Land to host Education Career Day on February 13
SPRINGFIELD—Lincoln Land Community College is hosting its 14th annual Education Career Day Monday, Feb. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon. The event is being held in the A. Lincoln Commons located between Menard and Sangamon halls on the LLCC-Springfield campus, 5250 Shepherd Road. The public is invited to attend.
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Memorial's Festival of Trees sets record, raises over $359,000
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — More than 35,000 people attended Memorial’s 27th annual Festival of Trees, which raised $359,115 to fund health-related projects and programs at Memorial Health System and in the Springfield community.
Thursday, January 26, 2017

McPhillips speaks to Kiwanis about Safe Families for Children
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Kiwanis Club held their business meeting to review current Kiwanis Club activities for children and youth in the community, at their weekly luncheon Tuesday at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium. The guest speaker was Gerald McPhillips with Safe Families for Children.
Thursday, January 26, 2017

First Baptist Christian Academy Honor Roll
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Sacred Heart School, Pana Honor Roll
Thursday, January 26, 2017

St. Mary School Honor Roll
Thursday, January 26, 2017

VisionWay Christian School Honor Roll
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Edinburg Junior/Senior High School Honor Roll
Thursday, January 26, 2017

South Fork Elementary School Honor Roll
Thursday, January 26, 2017

South Fork Junior/Senior High School Honor Roll
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Morrisonville Junior/Senior High School Honor Roll
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Pana High School Honor Roll
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Pana Junior High School Honor Roll
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Taylorville Junior High School Honor Roll
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Taylorville High School Honor Roll
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Police/Fire printed January 25, 2017
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Today marks anniversary of 1st transcontinental phone call
Today, modern technology like the Internet, cell phones, and instant messaging has brought the globe to our fingertips.  A century ago, the world was much larger.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Controversial Sno-Cone Stand Removed
TAYLORVILLE — Workers hauled off the vacant sno-cone stand that occupied the corner of Webster and Vine Streets this morning. The stand opened briefly last year, but closed shortly after reports surfaced regarding the owner’s 2010 conviction of indecent solicitation of a minor.


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Rep. Bourne to hold local office hours
TAYLORVILLE — State Representative Avery Bourne’s office has announced she will be hosting traveling office hours in Taylorville on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The event will be held at Congressman Rodney Davis’ Office, 108 East Market Street.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Welge Honored After 25 Years
TAYLORVILLE — Mike Welge, left, of Taylorville was honored at last Tuesday evening’s City of Taylorville Council meeting for his 25 years on the city’s planning and zoning commission.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Orientation for new volunteers at Lincoln Library begins on February 1
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Join the volunteers who keep the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum humming along by greeting visitors, assisting at events, contributing to research and much more. ALPLM is hosting an information session on Feb. 1.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Hopper Foundation donates to TMH Foundation
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation recently accepted a financial gift from the Bertrand Hopper Memorial Foundation. The gift was given in support of the hospital foundation’s 2016 year end appeal in support of the medical technologies fund.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Education proponents state their case
TAYLORVILLE — “This time, it’s the community that is really asking, not the school,” said Citizens for Education (CFE) member Melisa Livingston of the tax referendum that will appear on the ballot of the upcoming April consolidated election. “We are asking for a property tax increase, there is no disputing that, but there is a big misconception that this only benefits people with children in school. That’s just not the case; the viability of our school system affects the local job market, it affects small businesses, and it affects our property values. Lower property values mean lower taxes, but that means less revenue for the city, which weakens their ability to maintain services and infrastructure. This decision affects all of us.”
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Honor Flight announces first flights of the year
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Land of Lincoln Honor Flight (LLHF) of Springfield, Illinois, due to the ice storm that came through southern Illinois, had to cancel their Annual Meeting that was to be held on January 14. A future meeting will be announced at a later date but LLHF has moved forward to begin the 2017 flight season by announcing their first three Honor Flights of the year for April 11, May 23 and June 20.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

St. Mary School Demolition
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Manners Park fishing dock in need of repairs
TAYLORVILLE — The popular fishing dock at the south end of the Manners Park pond is in disrepair and needs attention according to park maintenance manager Gary Brown.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Courthouse
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Police/Fire
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Pana City Council votes to proceed with 9th Street project
PANA — A motion was passed at last night’s Pana City Council meeting to proceed with the 9th Street construction project in one phase. Mr. Noren from the Farnsworth Group, Inc. presented the proposal to the council members.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Illinois Sheriff's Association announces scholarships
CHRISTIAN COUNTY  — The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association announces that it will be awarding $54,000.00 in college scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2017-2018 academic year. The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books, and fees only. The student must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of higher learning within the State of Illinois.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Youth Day applications being accepted
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative (RECC) is taking applications from local high school juniors for the 2017 Illinois Rural Electric Youth Day and the Youth To Washington contest.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Kincaid man gets 31 months for battery
TAYLORVILLE — A 28-year-old Kincaid man was sentenced to 31 months in the Department of Corrections for aggravated battery.
Monday, January 23, 2017

Courthouse
Monday, January 23, 2017

Police/Fire
Monday, January 23, 2017

Fate of unique Polish WWII museum uncertain
GDANSK, Poland (AP) — It was supposed to be the first museum in the world to tell the story of World War II in its entirety by focusing on all the nations caught up in that global conflict. But it has fallen foul of changing political priorities in its Polish home, and as it opened its doors for the first time today, it’s facing an uncertain future.
Monday, January 23, 2017

Illinois Optimists hold weekend district meeting
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — The Illinois District of Optimist International held its quarterly meeting on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 20-21, 2017, in Bloomington, Ill. The quarterly meetings are used to bring Optimist together from the 41 clubs state-wide, and to conduct the business of the organization.
Monday, January 23, 2017

Peter Meyer DAR Chapter selects Good Citizens from area schools
TAYLORVILLE — Ellen Colbrook, chair of the DAR Good Citizen Committee for the Peter Meyer Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, has announced the winners of the DAR Good Citizen Award from area schools. This annual award is presented to a senior high school student, boy or girl, who possesses the following qualities: Dependability, Service, Leadership and Patriotism.
Monday, January 23, 2017

City to pursue partial ownership of bike trail
TAYLORVILLE — It was November of 2015 when the integrity of the bike trail trestle bridge was first questioned.
Saturday, January 21, 2017

Meeting Notices printed January 22
Saturday, January 21, 2017

Illinois State Police warns of phone scams
ELGIN, Ill. — The Illinois State Police (ISP) is warning the public of a phone scam that is currently circulating throughout the state.
Saturday, January 21, 2017

U of I approves base tuition freeze for in-state freshmen
CHICAGO – The University of Illinois Board of Trustees on Thursday approved tuition rates for next fall with no increase in base tuition for in-state freshmen, extending a tuition freeze at its three universities to a third straight year.
Saturday, January 21, 2017

Welge Honored After 25 Years
TAYLORVILLE — Mike Welge of Taylorville was honored at Tuesday evening’s City of Taylorville Council meeting for his 25 years on the city’s planning and zoning commission.
Saturday, January 21, 2017

Phi Chapter hears special presentation
TAYLORVILLE — The final Phi Chapter meeting of 2016 had a special presentation called "The Two Mary's" given by Linda Cox (from Girard) as Mary Todd Lincoln and Dorothy Selinger (from Palymyra) as Mary Surratt.
Saturday, January 21, 2017

LLCC celebrates African-American History Month in February
 SPRINGFIELD—Lincoln Land Community College is celebrating African-American History Month during February with various events. The theme for this year’s observance is “An Expression of Hope and Celebration of Black Life, Black History and Black Culture.”
Saturday, January 21, 2017

UWCC scholarships available
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — University Women of Christian County will be offering two $1,500 scholarships to female residents of Christian County, who have completed at least one year of college work (twenty-four semester hours).
Saturday, January 21, 2017

TMH asking for help preventing the spread of influenza
TAYLORVILLE — Illinois is experiencing a severe flu season, with many people experiencing flu-like symptoms throughout Illinois, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Saturday, January 21, 2017

Herpstreith Recognized For Service
TAYLORVILLE — Current TPD Officer and former Taylorville Police Chief Dave Herpstreith was presented a plaque for recognition of his many years of service at Tuesday’s City of Taylorville council meeting.
Saturday, January 21, 2017

Community Calendar printed January 22
Saturday, January 21, 2017

Morrisonville hires new ag teacher
MORRISONVILLE — The Morrisonville School Board on Thursday approved the hiring of a graduate to lead the school’s agriculture program.
Friday, January 20, 2017









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