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Accounting students at THS compete in budget challenge
TAYLORVILLE — Ms. Sara Pennock’s Accounting II class recently competed in the H&R Block Budget Challenge. Pictured in the front row from left: Maddison Wagner, Haley Shull, Kitt-Lynne Lynch, Samantha Hodges, Abigal Smith; back row: Ethan Morgan, Peyton Jackson, Sydney Ostrowsky, Megan Behl, Karlee Dorr, Cameron Allen. Submitted photo

TAYLORVILLE — Ms. Sara Pennock’s Accounting II class recently competed in the H&R Block Budget Challenge. Pictured in the front row from left: Maddison Wagner, Haley Shull, Kitt-Lynne Lynch, Samantha Hodges, Abigal Smith; back row: Ethan Morgan, Peyton Jackson, Sydney Ostrowsky, Megan Behl, Karlee Dorr, Cameron Allen. Submitted photo

TAYLORVILLE — Ms. Pennock’s Accounting 2 students competed in the H & R Block Budget Challenge. During the challenge, students endured eight weeks of personal financial decision-making in a virtual environment. They were presented with multiple options and made choices based on lifestyle, educational plans and employment. 


Saturday, December 16, 2017


Blood drives coming up this week and next

TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Memorial Hospital will hold a blood drive on Thursday, December 21, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Auditorium. Those wishing to donate should eat beforehand and bring a photo ID. 


Saturday, December 16, 2017

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays: Recipes From the Breeze-Courier Staff
Saturday, December 16, 2017

The origins of celebrating Midnight Mass unknown
TAYLORVILLE — Many families have their own unique holiday traditions, but one tradition that unites millions of Christians all over the world is the celebration of Midnight Mass.
Saturday, December 16, 2017

Morrisonville names students, faculty of the month

MORRISONVILLE — The Student of the Month award is in recognition for 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.


Saturday, December 16, 2017

People in the news
Saturday, December 16, 2017

Donating To Project Warm Winter
Saturday, December 16, 2017

Lincoln Land Public Speaking Class Wins Food Drive Collection Challenge
Saturday, December 16, 2017

Kiwanis Members Lend A Hand At Christmas In The Park Donation Booth
Saturday, December 16, 2017

CCMHA Clients Get In The Christmas Spirit
Saturday, December 16, 2017

Christmas In The Park Lights Up Taylorville
Saturday, December 16, 2017

Creative ways to repurpose your Christmas cards

TAYLORVILLE — Roughly 1.6 billion Christmas cards, including boxed cards, are purchased in a given year. That’s quite a lot of cards to address and mail, and many festive greetings for recipients to read and display.


Saturday, December 16, 2017

O Tannenbaum
Saturday, December 16, 2017

TPD, TFD ensure a Merry Christmas for all

TAYLORVILLE— Alan Mills still remembers the joy of unwrapping a Star Wars spaceship from Santa under his family’s Christmas tree.

“I was eight or nine,” said Mills, a Taylorville Police officer. “I was just hoping on hope to get it. That feeling, I remember it 30-plus years later.”


Saturday, December 16, 2017

THS students spread cheer with cards

TAYLORVILLE — Students enrolled in the THS Community Based Instruction (CBI) Program come from various high schools in Christian County, including Edinburg, Morrisonville, Nokomis, South Fork, Pana, and Taylorville. The goal of the program is to prepare these students with special needs for life after high school.  


Saturday, December 16, 2017

Enjoying the holidays as a blended family

TAYLORVILLE — Emotions run deep come the holiday season. Holiday planning can be hectic, especially for blended families. 


Saturday, December 16, 2017

How to cut back on holiday waste

TAYLORVILLE — The holiday season is a joyful time of year. But the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day also tend to be very wasteful. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that household waste increases by more than 25 percent during the holiday season.


Saturday, December 16, 2017

THS FFA, Student Council helping those in need

TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville FFA members are always busy with contests, leadership training, and community service projects, but this time of year it is an FFA Chapter tradition to help the Taylorville community in need have a brighter holiday.


Saturday, December 16, 2017

Early Christmas stockings may have had gold coins

TAYLORVILLE — The hanging of Christmas stockings is a tradition with an extensive history.  Here is a look at some of the stories that have made Christmas stockings so popular.


Saturday, December 16, 2017

A look at the origins of some Christmas traditions

TAYLORVILLE — Christmas celebrants participate in many different traditions year after year, but some may not fully understand the meaning behind them. A Christian holiday, Christmas did not originate with all activities centralized to the church. In fact, many of the traditions people hold dear have pagan roots, which were adapted as Christmas celebrations evolved.


Saturday, December 16, 2017

CAM FFA in Clothe-A-Kid program
DECATUR — On Wednesday, December 6, four members of the Central A&M FFA traveled to Decatur to purchase clothes and toys for the Clothe-A-Kid Program.
Friday, December 15, 2017

Clover 4-H Club Holds Food Drive
Friday, December 15, 2017

THS Class Of 1977 Reunion
Friday, December 15, 2017

THS Library Club Sponsors Polar Express Night
Friday, December 15, 2017

Kids, Cops And Christmas
Friday, December 15, 2017

Pana High announces state scholars

PANA — Pana High School Principal Gayle McRoberts is pleased to announce that seven students from the graduating class of 2018 have been recognized as Illinois State Scholars. 


Friday, December 15, 2017

Courthouse
Friday, December 15, 2017

Police/Fire
Friday, December 15, 2017

Bill drops controversial loan provisions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers have dropped from the tax bill provisions that were criticized by students and educators as making college less affordable.


Friday, December 15, 2017

Rep. Bourne hosting office hours Tues. in Taylorville

TAYLORVILLE — State Representative, Avery Bourne, will host traveling office hours in Taylorville on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 from 10;30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Congressman Rodney Davis’ office, 108 West Market Street.


Friday, December 15, 2017

Broadcaster speaks to Taylorville Kiwanis members

TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard from Doug Quick, TV broadcaster, during their Tuesday luncheon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.


Friday, December 15, 2017

Author of crime thrillers speaks to local Optimists

TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club held its regular meeting on Thursday, December 14, 2017, in the TMH Auditorium. Following breakfast, President Steve Switzer called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance, and Pastor Ted Marrinan led the group in the morning invocation. 


Friday, December 15, 2017

North Elementary School Students of the Week
Friday, December 15, 2017

Church Calendar
Friday, December 15, 2017

A time to tell His story

This is the season we celebrate the birth of a Savior- Jesus Christ, the Son of God. A Son given because God so loved the world He created a Son who would be the Redeemer promised by presenting His own Blood for the sin of the world, and specifically for mine/yours /ours.


Friday, December 15, 2017

Park hit with racially insensitive and explicit vandalism
TAYLORVILLE — “We’re just trying to provide an enjoyable place for kids and families, and I don’t understand why someone would try to ruin that with hateful language and symbols,” said Taylorville Park District Recreation Director Bailey Hancock on Thursday morning.
Thursday, December 14, 2017

Police/Fire
Thursday, December 14, 2017

Little changes for local Internet despite vote on neutrality

TAYLORVILLE — Regardless of today’s vote on net neutrality, little likely will change for Christian County Internet users, says one local Internet provider. 


Thursday, December 14, 2017

TMH asks visitors to help prevent the spread of influenza

TAYLORVILLE – Illinois is experiencing a severe flu season, with many people experiencing flu-like symptoms throughout the state, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


Thursday, December 14, 2017

Courthouse
Thursday, December 14, 2017

Pana Demolition Underway
Thursday, December 14, 2017

Nearby Mother Jones, coalfield marker is dedicated

SPRINGFIELD — The Mother Jones Heritage Project has unveiled an important historical marker and exhibit on Illinois labor history. Dedicated during a Dec. 11 ceremony, the marker is located on I-55 southbound at the Coalfield rest area (mile marker 65), about 15 miles south of Springfield on a stretch of the interstate that is also alongside historic Route 66.


Thursday, December 14, 2017

Legion Delivers Gifts For Veterans
Thursday, December 14, 2017

ISP conducting enforcement patrols this weekend
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois State Police (ISP) will conduct a statewide enforcement initiative in support of Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) during the Holiday Lifesavers Weekend, December 15-17, 2017.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Fees waived to help ease substitute teacher shortage
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — Substitute teachers who have a substitute license issued after July 1, 2017 are eligible to receive a refund of your fees.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Adam Vocks joins Hopper Foundation board
TAYLORVILLE — Adam Vocks, co-founder and vice president of Computer Techniques Incorporated, has joined the Board of the Bertrand Hopper Memorial Foundation, the foundation announced today. 
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Central A&M closing elementary school in Assumption
ASSUMPTION — Bond Elementary School is closing, and students will be moved to the middle school for Central A&M School District starting 2019.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Crimestoppers: Information sought in theft
TAYLORVILLE — This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a theft that occurred in Taylorville.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Meeting Notices
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Police/Fire
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

TMH Foundation announces scholarship recipients
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation announced the recipients of the Carolyn M. Butterfield Trust Nursing Scholarship and the John H. Butterfield Trust Agriculture and Nutrition Scholarship at its Signature Event fundraiser “Gifts of the Season” on Saturday, December 2 at the Pillars Event Center in Taylorville.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

TSD exploring million-dollar sewer project
TAYLORVILLE — An aging and deteriorating sewer system near Manners Park is in need of restoration, and the Taylorville Sanitary District (TSD) is exploring an extensive project to address the issue.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

THS All-State Musicians
TAYLORVILLE — Eleven THS musicians were named Illinois Music Education Association All-State musicians. Front row from left: Tawney Minks for choir, Elizabeth Coady for choir, Cara Rivecco for band, Hailey Rhodes for band, Emily Thorpe for choir, and Tyler Sherbert for band. Back row from left: Gunther Abernathy for orchestra, Blake Beckley for jazz band, Connor Chase for choir, Alex Evrley for jazz band, and Jessica Mathias for choir.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

THS Illinois State Scholars
TAYLORVILLE — The 2017-2018 THS Illinois State Scholars were announced Monday night at the Taylorville School Board meeting. Front row from left: Riley Barker, Lauren Barto, Abigail Smith, Albina Letniku, Ellie Tippitt, Emma Curtin, Meredith Depaepe. Back row from left: Kendall Tracey, Emily Morrison, Karlee Kuntzman, Kamila Allen, Paige Daly, Audra Boehme, Reese Bergschneider, and Ryan Held.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Kincaid cracking down on running dogs
KINCAID — Kincaid is ready to put some teeth into its ordinance to bar dogs running wild in the village.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

School considering elementary consolidation
TAYLORVILLE — The elementary landscape of the Taylorville Community Unit School District (TCUSD) appears like it will be changing next year.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Meeting Notices
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Courthouse
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Police/Fire
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Correction
TAYLORVILLE — In a December 10, 2017 article in the Breeze-Courier, incorrect information was provided about Joanna Williams, a Morrisonville High School recipient of the DAR Good Citizen Award. 
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Peter Meyer Chapter DAR marks 80th anniversary
TAYLORVILLE — The Peter Meyer Chapter NSDAR met Saturday, December 9, at 10:30 a.m. in the Taylorville Public Library for its regular monthly meeting and to commemorate 80 years since its inception.  The Chapter was formed December 18,1937 in Assumption at the home of Mrs. Thomas Myers whose husband was the great-great-grandson of Peter Meyer, Patriot of the American Revolution.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Library to host old Fashioned Christmas party Thurs.
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Public Library will host an Old Fashioned Christmas party on Thursday, Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Taylorville Public Library. The event is free and open to the public.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Community Women's Association Meets
TAYLORVILLE — The December meeting of the Community Women's Association was recently held at Whits End. The group will return to their regular meeting place at Taylorville Memorial Hospital Annex on January 3. Anyone interested in joining this community group can contact Patti Faulkner at 824-7820. Pictured in the front row from left: Barb Monge, Mary Ann Lowry, Patti Faulkner and Sharyl Craggs. Back row: Lucille Herman, Linda Olson, Chris Wright, Jina Anderson, Charlotte Anderson, Sue Wilson, Carol Alexander, Monita Kalka, Delores Hunt, Pam McCarty and Eldonna Herzberger.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Snowflake Royalty
Monday, December 11, 2017

North Elementary Students Of The Week
Monday, December 11, 2017

Courthouse
Monday, December 11, 2017

Police/Fire
Monday, December 11, 2017

Class Contributes To Courthouse Preservation
Monday, December 11, 2017

Santa Claus and doggy paws
Santa met with festively dressed dogs on Saturday morning in his house on the courthouse square. Dog owners made a donation toward Dinner Seasoned with Love, a Christmas dinner, to have a picture of their dog with the jolly elf. Dinner Seasoned with Love is held Dec. 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  at First Presbyterian Church, 116 E. Franklin St. Santa also is expected to visit the dinner.
Saturday, December 9, 2017

Problem-solving court commencement
TAYLORVILLE — Eleven lives changed.

That’s what crowds celebrated on Friday at the December problem-solving court commencement ceremony, held at Davis Memorial Christian Church.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Meeting Notices
Saturday, December 9, 2017

DAR Good Citizen recepients announced
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.
Saturday, December 9, 2017

CWA holds last meeting of 2017
TAYLORVILLE — The December meeting of the Community Women's Association was recently held at Whits End. The group enjoyed a buffet dinner and then participated in a rousing Christmas game of Now You See It, Now You Don't. The group will return to their regular meeting place at Taylorville Memorial Hospital Annex on January 3. Anyone interested in joining this community group can contact Patti Faulkner at 824-7820.
Saturday, December 9, 2017

Taylorville Public Schools Foundation fully funds mini grants
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Public Schools Foundation recently awarded 40 Mini Grants to 48 Taylorville Community Unit School District K-5 teachers totaling $14,631.80 to be used for additional resources to motivate and encourage educational excellence.
Saturday, December 9, 2017

Bertrand Hopper Memorial Foundation donates to CC CEO Program
TAYLORVILLE — Pictured is Ken Hart, Secretary and Treasurer of The Bertrand Hopper Memorial Foundation presenting a check to Brenda Spurling Chairwoman of the board of the Christian County CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) Program. The Hopper Foundation has supported the CEO Program since its inception three years ago.  The CEO learning experience is for high school seniors. The class meets daily before regular school hours. The CEO Program is wholly supported by private and business investors. No tax funds are used for program funding.
Saturday, December 9, 2017

Kicking off Christmas
TAYLORVILLE — Pictured is the singing group Harmony, who performed Christmas carols for the Senior Brunch in the Manners Park Dining Hall on Thursday, December 7. The Senior Brunch also kicked off Christmas in the Park.
Saturday, December 9, 2017

Taylorville resident receives Patriotic Employer Award
SPRINGFIELD — Three Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) managing supervisors were awarded the Patriotic Employer Award this week from the Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense program. The award reflects efforts made by individual supervisors to support citizen warriors through a wide range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families and granting leaves of absence if needed.
Saturday, December 9, 2017

Community Calendar
Saturday, December 9, 2017

City Continues Work On Blighted Properties
TAYLORVILLE — A City of Taylorville backhoe rips the roof off of a small garage located at 1017 W. Adams on Friday morning. Demolition of the blighted and vacant home was to immediately follow. Last week, the city tore down a property on North Silver Street; today’s demolition is only the latest in a string of homes that have been torn down in an attempt by the city to approve the aesthetics of Taylorville.
Friday, December 8, 2017

Former employee accuses city of deceptive practice
TAYLORVILLE — Things got a little heated Thursday evening at City Hall.
Friday, December 8, 2017

Courthouse
Friday, December 8, 2017

Police/Fire
Friday, December 8, 2017

Breeze Employees Donate To Kids, Cops and Christmas Program
TAYLORVILLE — Breeze-Courier employees donated to the Kids, Cops and Christmas fund Thursday from their casual Friday fund. Pictured is TPD Officer Alan Mills, left, with Breeze-Courier Circulation Manager Barb Profeta. TPD is still accepting monetary donations for the program. This year, TPD is helping 75 Christian County children have a brighter Christmas on Thursday, Dec. 14. Officer Mills says “seeing the look on these kids faces makes it all worth while. While this is the biggest amount of kids we’ve ever helped, we’d love to be able to help more.”
Friday, December 8, 2017

Optimist Club preparing for Christmas for Kids
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club held its monthly business meeting on Thursday, December 07, 2017, in the TMH Auditorium. Following breakfast, President Steve Switzer called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance and Pastor Ted Marrinan led the group in the morning invocation.
Friday, December 8, 2017

TMH Foundation recognizes contributors at event
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation held its fifth annual signature event fundraiser titled “Gifts of the Season” on Saturday, December 2 at The Pillars Event Center in Taylorville.
Friday, December 8, 2017

Church Calendar
Friday, December 8, 2017

Minister's Message: Present
TAYLORVILLE — The Christmas season is well underway now, and many of us have already been enjoying the festivities. Trees are decorated. The parties have already started. The church programs are rehearsed. While we enjoy all of those things, we may also be feeling the pressure of the holiday season.
Friday, December 8, 2017

VisionWay Pre-k students visit Festival of Lights
SPRINGFIELD — The joy of Christmas is often at its peak in the hearts and minds of four and five year olds as they begin to truly understand the message and traditions surrounding Christmas.
Friday, December 8, 2017

Faith-Xtreme teen Christmas party Sat.
TAYLORVILLE — The Faith X-treme (F-X) Teen Department of Faith Community Worship Center will have their December worship service at 6 p.m. Saturday that will include a Bible lesson and praise music by the teen praise team. This is open to all teens ages 12 to 19 years of age. The event is under the leadership of Youth Pastors Jeff and Jami Hefner and Youth Leaders Tim and Tiffany McArdle.
Friday, December 8, 2017

Church of God hosting pastor appreciation event
KINCAID — The Kincaid Church of God will honor their pastoral team at a Pastor Appreciation Christmas dinner on December 10, 2017. The event will be held in the fellowship hall following the morning worship service.
Friday, December 8, 2017

Couple instrumental in establishing VisionWay returns to visit classroom
TAYLORVILLE — VisionWay Christian School (VCS) began in the hearts of several members of Taylorville Christian Church (TCC), two of those members being Jim and Karen Nuelle.
Friday, December 8, 2017

TDA gets $10k toward industrial park
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Development Association is well on its way to reaching the goal of a $1.2 million industrial park in Taylorville.
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Courthouse
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Police/Fire
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Taylorville Memorial to host blood drive Dec. 21
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Memorial Hospital will host a community blood drive from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 201 E. Pleasasnt, inside the Auditorium. All presenting donors will receive a voucher for their choice of long sleeve t-shirt of gift card.
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Students awarded UIS scholarships
SPRINGFIELD — Abigail McKinnie, a resident of Morrisonville and visual arts major at the University of Illinois Springfield, has been awarded the J. Porter and Alyce V. Coble Family Scholarship for History for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Thursday, December 7, 2017

THS Library Club hosting Polar Express Night Friday
TAYLORVILLE — The high school library club is hosting a Polar Express Night Friday, Dec. 8 in the high school library at 6 p.m. Pre-K - 2nd grade students are invited to attend.
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Area flower farmer presents program to university women
TAYLORVILLE — The University Women of Christian County met for the December meeting at Whit's End Restaurant on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Stacey Shanks and Karen Cherry were guests for the meeting.
Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Wright Kind of Cheer: Dana-Thomas House hosting holiday events
SPRINGFIELD — The Dana-Thomas House State Historic Site in Springfield is decking the halls with new decorations and spreading holiday cheer with music and guided tours.
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Christmas Vespers at THS this Sunday
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Schools Choral Department will present its long-running Christmas Vespers Concert on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 4 p.m. in the THS Cafeteria.
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Entertainment Calendar
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Taylorville junior high battling flu outbreak
TAYLORVILLE — On Tuesday, 185 students at the Taylorville Junior High School were absent; that’s almost one-fourth of the total student body, and most of that was due to illness.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Information sought in local burglary
TAYLORVILLE — This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a theft that occurred in Taylorville.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Police/Fire
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Stockings For Soldiers
TAYLORVILLE — Erica Fuller, on behalf of Midland Community Bank-Taylorville, presented 10 decorated and filled stockings to Sutton Funeral Home recently for the benefit of the 'Stockings for Soldiers and Veterans' fundraiser. Through employee donations and bank matching funds, Midland collected $400 towards the purchase of requested stocking items. Pictured with Fuller is Austin Peters of Sutton Funeral Home.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Donation For TFD Angel Tree
TAYLORVILLE — The employees of Peoples Bank & Trust donated their “Jean Fund” money to the Taylorville Fire Department Angel Tree. Employees pay $1.00 to wear jeans on Friday. They chose to donate $510.00 to the Taylorville Fire Department. Pictured from left are: Chief Mike Crews, firefighter Kyle Rentfrow, firefighter Jon Wamsley, Carole Gensler (PBT), TFD Assistant Chief Andy Goodall and Jessica Bland (PBT).
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Raising The Bicentennial Flag
PALMER — A small group joined Village of Palmer Mayor Jim Hill Monday, December 4, 2017 at noon, to raise the State of Illinois Bicentennial Flag. Governor Bruce Rauner requested all municipalities to meet at this specific time to mark the beginning of Illinois’ year-long birthday celebration. The flag was donated by United Airlines.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

City grants final approval on gun range
TAYLORVILLE — When alderman approved a special use permit for Josh Assad to construct and operate an indoor firing range in April of 2016, it came with the contingency that the final facility was to be inspected by city officials.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Lincoln Library to present exhibit on state's 4 presidents
 SPRINGFIELD — The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum will help celebrate the state’s 200th birthday with a major new exhibit about the four presidents who have called Illinois their home, ALPLM Executive Director Alan Lowe announced Sunday.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Filings complete for March primary
TAYLORVILLE — Monday was the deadline for candidates to file petitions to be on the 2018 primary election.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Volunteer Of The Month
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Mayor Bruce Barry presents Richard Petes with an honorary plaque at Monday evenin’gs Taylorville City Council meeting, recognizing Peters for his volunteer efforts through Christian CountyTRIAD, a senior advocacy group.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Police
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Courthouse
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

CEFS recognizes area woman for personal achievement
EFFINGHAM, Ill. — C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation recently showcased their 52nd year of accomplishments demonstrating the fact that community action helps people and changes lives. During the 2017 annual meeting, some very special people were recognized that had overcome obstacles in obtaining or maintaining self-sufficiency. According to C.E.F.S. Chief Executive Officer Kevin Bushur, “This past year our programs and services truly made a real difference in the lives of residents of the community.”
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

TSD Announces Winners In Logo Contest
TOP PHOTO: The Taylorville Sanitary Department held a contest for all 1st-4th grade students. The students were challenged to design a logo for the Sanitary Department. Pictured are the winners from North Elementary School in the front row from left: 2nd Grade Tanner Marlow - Grand Prize Winner; middle row: 1st Grade Ryland Griffin - 1st place, 2nd Grade Hoyt Rees - 1st place, 2nd Grade Jayden Carter - 2nd place, 1st Grade Sarah Wagner - 3rd place, 2nd Grade Leigha Donaldson - 3rd place, 1st Grade Calum Shanks - 2nd place and back row: Frank Blanchfield and Dennis Atteberry. Bottom photo, Memorial School students also participated in the logo design contest. Pictured are their winners in the front row from left: Kavya Patel, Kaylen Tucker, Teagan Glass; back row: Frankie Blanchfield, Owen Doll, Gabrielle DeClerck, Mia Lyons and Dennis Atteberry.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Skydiver dies at Taylorville Airport

TAYLORVILLE — A 74-year-old Charleston man died Saturday in a skydiving accident at Taylorville Municipal Airport. 


Monday, December 4, 2017

Santa Claus has arrived
TAYLORVILLE — The Christmas season officially began with the arrival of Santa Claus during the Twilight Christmas Parade Saturday night. DowntownTaylorville.org sponsored the annual event while hundreds of people, young and old, delighted in the lights, sights and sounds of the parade through downtown Taylorville.
Monday, December 4, 2017

Celebrating 200 years of Illinois
Community leaders gathered at Christian County Courthouse at noon on Monday to celebrate the raising of the Illinois Bicentennial flag. The flag is raised in honor of the state’s 200th birthday.
Monday, December 4, 2017

Deadline nears for primary election
TAYLORVILLE — Candidates continue to file petitions to be on the 2018 primary election.
Monday, December 4, 2017

Courthouse
Monday, December 4, 2017

Six-year-old struck by bus in Tovey; received non-life threatening injuries
Monday, December 4, 2017

Police/Fire
Monday, December 4, 2017

Peter Meyer Chapter NSDAR to hold meeting Saturday, December 9
TAYLORVILLE — The next meeting of the Peter Meyer Chapter NSDAR is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017.
Monday, December 4, 2017

VCS third graders go beyond book and classroom
TAYLORVILLE — Third grade students at VisionWay Christian School (VCS) are very expectant students. Their experience in Mrs. Laura Hubbartt’s classroom has taught them to be. In this classroom, the students are continually learning in ways that move beyond books and the typical classroom activities. Mrs. Hubbartt, with assistance from Mrs. Lindsey Davis, VCS Technology Integration Specialist, is continually utilizing technology and outside resources to teach her children.
Monday, December 4, 2017

Center HCEA to hold meeting Dec. 4
Saturday, December 2, 2017

Millikin University Tuba and Trombone Ensembles to perform Low Brass Recital Dec. 5

DECATUR, Ill. — The Millikin University Tuba/Euphonium and Trombone Ensembles will perform in concert on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. at Kaeuper Hall in Perkinson Music Center on Millikin University's campus. The concert is free and open to the public. 


Saturday, December 2, 2017

CEFS recognizes area woman for personal achievement

EFFINGHAM, Ill. — C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation recently showcased their 52nd year of accomplishments demonstrating the fact that community action helps people and changes lives. 


Saturday, December 2, 2017

Edinburg community choir cantata Dec. 10

EDINBURG — The Edinburg Community Choir will present their Christmas cantata “O Little Town of Bethlehem” in the Edinburg United Methodist Church on Sunday, December 10 at 4 p.m.


Saturday, December 2, 2017

Packages For The Troops
Saturday, December 2, 2017

Illinois' 199th birthday today kicks off year-long bicentennial celebration

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Happy birthday, Illinois — warts and all. 

It’s the home of the U.S. president credited with ending black slavery and the nation’s first black president, as well as a litany of imprisoned governors and other politicians. And until just months ago, it had the nation’s longest state budget impasse since at least the Great Depression. 


Saturday, December 2, 2017

North School Students Of The Week
Saturday, December 2, 2017

PHS Solar Car Team forges ahead with project

PANA — The Pana Solar Car Team has begun to conduct wiring for the electronics sourced from a recent addition, a golf cart from Battery Specialists in Taylorville, to provide a sufficient amount of wiring to be used in the solar car. This, along with metal work, has been the current focus of the team.


Saturday, December 2, 2017

Area dancers to perform in Nutcracker next week

SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Ballet Company proudly presents its 43rd annual production of The Nutcracker.


Saturday, December 2, 2017

THS presenting 35th annual Madrigal performances Decenber 15 and 16

TAYLORVILLE — “The longevity of this tradition is rare, and I’m not familiar with very many other districts who have had a madrigal performance for this long,” said THS Director of Vocal Music Keith Chase. He was referencing the upcoming 35th annual Taylorville High School Madrigal performance and dinner.


Saturday, December 2, 2017

Antimicrobial tiles for the germophobe

TAYLORVILLE — Tile can be a worthy addition to rooms with potential moisture issues or areas in a home that may routinely necessitate quick cleanup. Because they are not damaged by constant contact with water, tiled floors and walls are often found in bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and entryways. 


Saturday, December 2, 2017

Preparing your fireplace or stove for the season

TAYLORVILLE — Fireplaces and wood-burning stoves not only can be beautiful focal points within a home, but they also provide an additional source of heat and can be used to keep rooms or entire homes comfortable without the need for additional and potentially costly heating sources. 


Saturday, December 2, 2017

Simple ways to improve privacy and security at home

TAYLORVILLE — Living in close proximity to one’s neighbors has its benefits. But many homeowners would no doubt admit that privacy at home is a good thing.


Saturday, December 2, 2017

Millwork architectural accents can add appeal and impact the bottom line

TAYLORVILLE — Homeowners are discovering that architectural accents can go a long way toward improving both the look and value of their homes. When renovating a space, the term “millwork” may be mentioned by designers and contractors. While it might be a mystery to some, millwork can give rooms unique looks.


Saturday, December 2, 2017

County to hold IL Bicentennial Flag Raising Ceremony Monday

TAYLORVILLE — On Monday, December 4 at noon, the County of Christian will participate in an Illinois Bicentennial Flag Raising Ceremony outside at the flag pole on the north side of the Christian County Courthouse. 


Saturday, December 2, 2017

Storage beds can help make the most of limited space

TAYLORVILLE — Downsizing with regard to living space is a trend that has long been associated with empty nesters and senior citizens. As children move out and start families of their own, many homeowners decide to downsize to less expensive, more manageable properties.


Saturday, December 2, 2017

Create more closet space without major renovations

TAYLORVILLE — Closet space is at a premium in many homes and apartments. Many older homes were not built to accommodate large wardrobes, while rental properties are often designed to maximize living space at the expense of storage.


Saturday, December 2, 2017

Taylorville native, former nurse now seeks to heal the soul wih her poetry

TAYLORVILLE — From grief comes something beautiful.

Nancy Calumet, formerly Spresser, was devastated after the death of her husband Thomas.


Saturday, December 2, 2017

Purple Reign Donates To Optimist Club
Saturday, December 2, 2017

Chuck Martin guest speaker at Optimist meeting

TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club held its regular meeting on Thursday, November 30, 2017, in the TMH Auditorium.


Saturday, December 2, 2017

A Festive Meal To Remember
Saturday, December 2, 2017

Courthouse
Friday, December 1, 2017

Police/Fire
Friday, December 1, 2017

The Latest: Federal official denounce sanctuary cities

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Latest on the trial of a Mexican man in a killing on a San Francisco pier (all times local): 8:30 a.m. Federal officials are denouncing sanctuary cities after a jury in San Francisco found a Mexican man not guilty of murder in the killing of a woman.


Friday, December 1, 2017

People's Bank donates to Christmas for Kids Program
Friday, December 1, 2017

Teacher who stopped shooter, saved students speaks for first time about her experience

MATTOON — Math teacher Angela McQueen said she was focused on saving students’ lives when she subdued a student shooter inside the Mattoon High School cafeteria on Sept. 20. The Illinois Education Association (IEA) member was honored Thursday for her heroic efforts during an afternoon reception at the school.


Friday, December 1, 2017

Volunteers still needed for Salvation Army Bell

TAYLORVILLE — Salvation Army bell ringing has arrived in Taylorville.  Most of us, have encountered folks ringing bells to raise funds for the Salvation Army.  Usually, we drop loose change or few dollars into a red kettle. This year we have an opportunity to help those in need in Taylorville.  


Friday, December 1, 2017

Scholarship breakfast Sunday, Dec. 3 in Morrisonville

MORRISONVILLE — The Morrisonville Masonic Lodge will hold their scholarship breakfast on Sunday, Dec. 3 at the Masonic Hall in Morrisonville.


Friday, December 1, 2017

Hopper Foundation donates to school foundation
Friday, December 1, 2017

TMH Auxiliary holds annual governance meeting

TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary recently held their annual governance meeting in the Janice Hopper Auditorium.  The Auxiliary membership was invited to vote on the proposed 2018-2019 Executive Board. 


Friday, December 1, 2017

Holiday Church Calendar
Friday, December 1, 2017

Lighthouse Apostolic to host candlelight service Dec. 22

TAYLORVILLE — The Lighthouse Apostolic Church in Taylorville will hold their annual candlelight Christmas service on Friday, December 22 at 7 p.m.


Friday, December 1, 2017

KCOG to host Christmas Bazaar Dec. 2

KINCAID — This Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kincaid Church of God (KCOG) is hosting a Christmas Bazaar. The high school and middle school students of Restoring Hope Student Ministries are sponsoring the event to raise funds for an upcoming trip called Winterfest this February. 


Friday, December 1, 2017

FCWC to hold mother daughter Christmas Tea tomorrow
TAYLORVILLE — Ladies and girls from Faith Community Worship Center will gather at 2:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall tomorrow, December 2 for the fifteenth annual Prayer Mother and Prayer Daughter Christmas Tea. 
Friday, December 1, 2017

"Enjoy the Two Seasons of Christmas"

TAYLORVILLE — With “tongue in cheek,” I pray that you will enjoy the two seasons of Christmas. There is the secular season which begins sometime between Halloween and Thanksgiving. This season is filled with excitement, stress, get-togethers, business, decorating, gift buying and the pleasantries of receiving gifts. 


Friday, December 1, 2017

Courthouse
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Police/Fire
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Filings pour into county clerk's office
TAYLORVILLE — Candidates continue to file petitions to be on the 2018 primary election.
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Central Illinois Foodbank to distribute food December 2
TAYLORVILLE — The Central Illinois Foodbank is bringing a Healthy Foods Distribution to Christian County. The need continues to help those in Central Illinois. Over 4,200 people in Christian County are food insecure.
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Cherokee Street open, to be paved this spring
TAYLORVILLE — As of yesterday, Cherokee Street is reopen to Taylorville motorists.

Work on the project, however, is not yet complete.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

City to mark Illinois Bicentennial with flag raising ceremony December 4
TAYLORVILLE — Sunday, December 3, 2017, will mark Illinois’ 199th birthday and begin a celebration of Illinois becoming the 21st state of the union on December 3, 1818.
Thursday, November 30, 2017

A Courthouse Christmas
Master gardeners with the University of Illinois Extension decorate a towering tree on the second floor of Christian County Courthouse.
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Tackling Blight
TAYLORVILLE — A City of Taylorville backhoe rips into a vacant home at 920 North Silver Street on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. Next on the list is another vacant and dilapidated property at 1017 West Adams, which Street Department Superintendent Dick Wiseman says will be down and cleaned up by the end of next week. The city, in conjunction with several property owners, took down three vacant homes last year, and the 1017 West Adams property will mark the fourth this year as part of the initiative to help remove blighted properties.
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Kiwanis hears from CC CEO students
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard from the facilitator of the Christian County CEO, or “Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities” program, along with five students in the class, during their Tuesday luncheon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Vocabulary On Parade
TAYLORVILLE — Pictured are the 2nd grade students at North Elementary School at their Vocabulary Parade on Nov. 22. The students work on improving their vocabulary skills all throughout the year and this was a perfect way of reinforcing their skills. Parents were asked to get involved with assisting their child in selecting, definition, and depicting the word. The visual representation of their word was on a poster or they wore a costume about the word. The students were also asked to orally present a  definition of the word and use it correctly in a sentence. The top photo depicts students in  Mrs. Cope’s class while the bottom photo is Ms. Oyler’s class.
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Iles House holiday events December 6, 9 and 16
SPRINGFIELD — Visitors are invited to see Springfield's oldest surviving house in a different light during the annual holiday events scheduled for the Elijah Iles House on December 6, 9 and 16.
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Feed the Animals at Rock Springs Dec. 10
DECATUR, Ill. — Get a behind the scenes look at how staff feed and care for the live reptiles, amphibians, and fish at Rock Springs Nature Center during “Feed the Animals” on Sunday, December 10 from 2-4p.m. 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Irving Berlin's White Christmas to open at The Little Theatre On The Square
SULLIVAN, Ill. — Irving Berlin's timeless classic, White Christmas will open at The Little Theatre On The Square on Friday, December 8 and run through Sunday, December 17.
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Entertainment Calendar
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Police/Fire
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Information sought in local arson case

TAYLORVILLE — This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to an arson that occurred in Taylorville. 

At around 1:00 am on Friday, November 24, 2017, an unknown subject threw an item that ignited the back porch of a residence located a 1301 West Adams Street.


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Edinburg artist showcased at courthouse
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

County awarded federal funds for Emergency Food and Shelter
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — Christian County has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

ROE #3 to hold meeting for potential substitute teachers

TAYLORVILLE — The Regional Office of Education #3 is offering an informational meeting for potential substitute teachers from 5:00-6:00 p.m., December 12, 2017 at Lincoln Land Community College Room 1207 located at 800 S. Spresser Street, Taylorville, IL 62568. 


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Morrisonville to hold Old Fashioned Christmas
MORRISONVILLE — The Village of Morrisonville will hold an Old Fashioned Christmas on Saturday, December 2, 2016 throughout the village. 
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

How to cut back on holiday waste
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Lake Land College Library to present National Library of Medicine's traveling exhibit
 MATTOON — The Lake Land College Library will host the National Library of Medicine’s most recent traveling exhibit, Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection, throughout the month of January.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Edinburg FFA attends Agronomy CDE
EDINBURG — Members of the Edinburg FFA Chapter attended the Section 16 FFA Agronomy CDE, hosted by Parkland Community College on November 7. Students competed based on their ability to judge different groups of crops and identifying different species of crops, weeds, and farming equipment. Noah Oller brought home a 7th place win for our high school team. Paige Baker, Emily Schleyhahn, and Emilee Boyd earned 1st place team in the Jr. High division, with each girl placing as the top 3 individuals respectively. Pictured from left: Emily Schleyhahn, Paige Baker, Emilee Boyd, and Noah Oller.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Mysterious slaying of detective the talk of Baltimore
BALTIMORE (AP) — The death of a Baltimore homicide detective shot in the head with his own gun two weeks ago has transformed into a feeding frenzy of speculation in a city filled with armchair sleuths and deeply suspicious views of law enforcers.
Wednesday, November 29, 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. Their expertise is backed by the most extensive privately held collection of land records for Christian County, dating back to 1839. Let their friendly, professional staff take the worry out of your real estate transactions. Spurling Title is located in the beautifully restored, historic 1892 Bach building at 118 West Market Street on the South side of the Taylorville Square.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Fly High Game Room and Bar
TAYLORVILLE — Raj Patel and family moved to Taylorville in 2007. Mr. Patel is the owner of Fly High Game Room and Bar which is located at 200 East Main Cross. The unique game room, sitting in the heart of Taylorville, offers a clean, calm and comfortable atmosphere for people to enjoy seven days a week. Raj Patel and family would like to wish everyone a happy holiday and a special thank you to everyone from the community for their continued support. 
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Bill's Toasty Shop
TAYLORVILLE — A legend of its own, Bill's Toasty Shop holds a piece of history in downtown Taylorville. For more than 8 decades, people young and old have enjoyed a hamburger cooked right on the grill as you sit on one of the stools at the quaint little counter of the diner. Or maybe a hand made milkshake and an order of fried mushrooms or cheese balls hits the spot. The hardest decision is what to order from the full menu whether you dine in or carry out. Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, make Bill's Toasty Shop a must.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

1st Class Liquor
TAYLORVILLE — No matter what the occasion is when it comes to drinking, stop by at your very own 1st Class Liquors. They have dedicated our selves into selling the most varieties of craft beers, liquor and wine in Taylorville. They are Christian County’s number one craft beer headquarters.  They specialize in IPAs, stouts, porters, ciders, limited release and seasonal. They offer great customer service and competitive pricing. Any special request can be made at 1st Class Liquors. Come on in, and check out the new arrivals of wines and liquor for this holiday season and also check out the newly renovated interior.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Area Holiday Events
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Christmas Twilight Parade this Saturday
TAYLORVILLE — Santa and Mrs. Claus promise to be a spectacular grand finale to Taylorville’s annual Christmas Twilight lighted parade, sponsored by DowntownTaylorville .org  on Saturday, December 2 at 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Christmas in the park
TAYLORVILLE — Christmas in the park events include a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Pictured with Santa are Laila and Jace Hancock at last year’s event. In addition, Richard Landry will be on hand Dec. 8 to perform magic for the kids.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Taylorville Kiwanis club distribute coats for kids
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Kiwanis Club has been helping children since the club was chartered in October of 1954. This year is no exception as Taylorville Kiwanis members continue to do their part to make sure children are dressed appropriately for Central Illinois winters.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Rachel Hager Nominated For Award
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The 6th annual Missouri March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards were held November 18, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch. This is a fundraising gala to celebrate the nursing profession and nurses from around the State of Missouri and the neighboring metro Illinois counties.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Pool resurfacing could cost park 200k
TAYLORVILLE — In a report presented to the Taylorville Park District by Mid-America Pool Renovation, the company says the Manners Park Pool is in need of significant repairs.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Courthouse
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Police/Fire
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Blue Mound man dies as result of one car accident
DECATUR — According to Macon County Coroner, Michael E. Day, David C. Waite, age 80, of rural Blue Mound, Ill. was pronounced dead in Decatur Memorial Hospital Emergency Room at 4:14 p.m. Sunday, November 26, 2017.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Meeting Notices
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Argentine national pleads guilty to forgery
TAYLORVILLE — A 50-year-old Argentine national pleaded guilty Tuesday to forgery in Christian County Circuit Court, after prosecutors accused him of trying to buy goods at Pana Wal-Mart with a fake $100 bill.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

MMC to hold free seminar on spine surgery
SPRINGFIELD — Memorial Medical Center will host a free seminar on minimally invasive spine surgery on Tuesday, December 12, at the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation, 228 W. Miller St.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Lads and Lassies present individual awards
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

THS Ag students learn about tractor restoration
TAYLORVILLE — Agriculture students have been hard at work preparing the Oliver Super 77 for paint.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

March ballot taking shape with filings
TAYLORVILLE — Hopefuls started filing petitions today in Christian County Courthouse for the 2018 primary election.
Monday, November 27, 2017

Local woman seeks attorney in child endangerment case
TAYLORVILLE — A 34-year-old Taylorville woman was given more time to find an attorney after being charged in October with endangering two young children, who were found wandering along County Highway 1.
Monday, November 27, 2017

Midland Area Fire
Midland Fire Protection District and other neighboring fire departments responded to a fire at South Fork Dirt Riders on Illinois 104 Sunday evening. A building behind the main office was destroyed. The state fire marshal is investigating.
Monday, November 27, 2017

Meeting Notices
Monday, November 27, 2017

Giving Tuesday begins tomorrow
TAYLORVILLE — In the November 22, 2017 edition of the Breeze-Courier, information was provided about local charities for Giving Tuesday. Heartland Mini Hooves, a local 501(c)3 organization, was inadvertently left off the list.
Monday, November 27, 2017

Courthouse
Monday, November 27, 2017

Police/Fire
Monday, November 27, 2017

Capitol Page
SPRINGFIELD – Taylorville High School senior Noah Nelson joined state Sen. Andy Manar at the Capitol in Springfield as his page for the day. Nelson visited the Capitol in November during the second week of the General Assembly’s fall veto session. He is the son of Ed and Teresa Nelson of Taylorville.
Monday, November 27, 2017

Edinburg FFA members attends two workshops
EDINBURG — On November 14, students taking agriculture classes had the opportunity to meet with Section 16 FFA officers and the Illinois FFA President, during the annual chapter visit. 
Monday, November 27, 2017

Local NRA affiliate holds final meeting of the year
TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County National Rifle Association Affiliate (CCNRAA) held their monthly and final meeting for 2017 on November 20, 2017 at the Taylorville VFW Memorial Home. The organization noted that the annual fundraising banquet was successful. Disbursements of fundraising were voted on and dispensed. Review of the banquet was discussed. Burma Signage is moving forward. Suggestions for further fundraising was discussed.
Monday, November 27, 2017

A hero's feast
Veterans and their families are treated to a Thanksgiving Dinner on Saturday at American Legion Post 73. This is the first year the American Legion has provided a Thanksgiving meal, thanks to the generous donation of a Legion member. Volunteers worked throughout Black Friday to prepare the feast. More than 60 veterans and family members signed up for the dinner.
Saturday, November 25, 2017

Small Business Saturday
Downtown merchants were busy Saturday morning with holiday shoppers. Marcia Banko, center, an store associate, and Ed Downs, right, store owner, help customers at Best for Less on West Market Street.
Saturday, November 25, 2017

Meeting Notices
Saturday, November 25, 2017

Roaring in the holidays
Spotted downtown on Friday were a reindeer and tyrannosaurus rex sporting Christmas lights. The festive creatures, who wished to remain anonymous, wished holiday cheer to Black Friday shoppers.
Saturday, November 25, 2017

St. Mary students learn about saints
TAYLORVILLE — Sixth graders in Cathy Schaeffer's class at St. Mary School are embarking on a new adventure to add to their studies on saints called "Paint My Saint." Following tradition of previous years, each student chose a saint to research and write about; they also created Google Slides presentations to present to all grade levels at their K-6 school. The sixth graders also designed sweatshirts featuring pictures and key words that describe their chosen saints. The students then became walking billboards to teach others the unique qualities their saints possess.
Saturday, November 25, 2017

First weekend of firearm season in Illinois sees harvest of 51,365 deer
SPRINGFIELD — Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 51,365 deer during the first weekend of the Illinois Firearm Deer Season on November 17-19. Hunters took 54,452 deer during the first firearm weekend in 2016.
Saturday, November 25, 2017

CNB donates to local law enforcement
TAYLORVILLE — Pictured is CNB Bank’s Kent Richardson presenting Officer Alan Mills a check for the Police Benevolent and Protection Associations annual Kids, Cops, and Christmas program. The program assists families in Christian County. Over the years, CNB Bank has been a generous sponsor for the event.
Saturday, November 25, 2017

Kiwanis Club visits TJHS Kiwanis Builders Club meeting
TAYLORVILLE — Four members of the Taylorville Kiwanis Club recently visited the monthly meeting of the Taylorville Junior High Kiwanis Builders Club.
Saturday, November 25, 2017

THS students participate in "Freshmen Success" program
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville High School Class of 2021 visited Millikin University on Wednesday, Nov 15 as part of the “Freshmen Success” program implemented this year.
Saturday, November 25, 2017

TMH Auxiliary hosts Holiday Extravaganza
 TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary wrapped up their 2017 Holiday Extravaganza this past weekend. The two-day event was well attended by many guests, who enjoyed shopping over 30 local vendors, basket and quilt raffles and the Auxiliary’s Gift Shop. In addition to shopping, guests enjoyed a soup and salad luncheon prepared by TMH Food and Nutrition Services and served by the Auxiliary Volunteers.
Saturday, November 25, 2017

Community Calendar
Saturday, November 25, 2017

Simpler, Flatter, Fairer Taxes
TAYLORVILLE — Congressman Rodney Davis envisions a day when most Americans could fill out their taxes on a form no bigger than a postcard.
Friday, November 24, 2017

Notice
Friday, November 24, 2017

Police/Fire
Friday, November 24, 2017

Information sought in local burglary
TAYLORVILLE — This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a burglary that occurred in Taylorville.
Friday, November 24, 2017

LLCC Phi Theta Kappa hosts session on organ donation Nov. 28
 SPRINGFIELD — The Lincoln Land Community College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society will sponsor an information session on organ donation Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 5-8 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons on the Springfield campus. The public is invited to attend, and refreshments will be served.
Friday, November 24, 2017

Edinburg names November Star Students
EDINBURG — Three Edinburg High School students were selected by their teachers as Star Student’s in the month of November. All three exemplified great qualities that stood out, including academic achievements, social skills, and positive attitudes.
Friday, November 24, 2017

Kiwanis hear from meterologist
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard from Meteorologist Thomas Patrick from Newschannel 20 and Fox Illinois, during their Tuesday luncheon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.
Friday, November 24, 2017

First Presbyterian hosts Hanging of the Evergreens
TAYLORVILLE — First Presbyterian Church, 116 E. Franklin, Taylorville invites the public to their annual Hanging of the Evergreens service.
Friday, November 24, 2017

Christmas Book Festival to follow the holiday tea
TAYLORVILLE – Downtown Taylorville will resemble a writers’ colony when the Christmas Book Festival is held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 at Cottage Rose Gift Shoppe.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Preparing For The Season
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Charitable giving season kicks off Tuesday
TAYLORVILLE — Designed to serve as the unofficial kickoff to the holiday charitable giving season, Giving Tuesday is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving in the United States. 
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

People encouraged to shop locally on Small Business Saturday

TAYLORVILLE — Small Business Saturday is set for November 25, 2017. 

The phenomenon began in 2010 as a way to help small businesses gain more exposure and find their niche between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

DAR has program on quilts in history
TAYLORVILLE — Members of Peter Meyer Chapter NSDAR met on Saturday, November 11 at 10:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church in Taylorville. Programs consisted of "Quilts in History and Politics" and a tribute to veterans on Veterans Day.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Students in accelerated reader program

TAYLORVILLE — VisionWay Christian School (VCS) students in first through fifth grades participate in the Accelerated Reader (AR) program each year. Classroom teachers work with Mrs. Diane Lowry, the Resource Coordinator for VCS, to set reading goals for each student based on their current reading level and past goals met.


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Memorial Students Learn About The Importance Of STEM Education
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Ministerial Assoc. raising funds for emergency fund
TAYLORVILLE — This Christmas season the Taylorville Ministerial Association is sponsoring Salvation Army Bell ringing. Funds raised will go to the Taylorville Ministerial Association’s emergency fund that assists people for gas, food and lodging, when needed. Eighty five percent will stay in Taylorville with fifteen percent going towards the Salvation Army. 
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Barbershop Chorus benefit concerts on Sunday
MATTOON — The Coles County Barbershop Chorus and quartets will present their 48th Annual Christmas Benefit Concerts on Sunday, Dec. 3rd.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Morrisonville to hold Old Fashioned Christmas
MORRISONVILLE — The Village of Morrisonville will hold an Old Fashioned Christmas on Saturday, December 2, 2016 throughout the village. 
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Raymond to host Christmas Mall this Saturday

RAYMOND, Ill. — The Christmas Mall at the Kof C Hall in Raymond will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, November 25, 2017. 


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Be prepared for unexpected company

TAYLORVILLE — The latter part of the year is full of social engagements with family and friends. Pew Research Center says 92 percent of all Americans plan to celebrate Christmas as a holiday, with 69 percent using it as an opportunity to spend time with family and friends.


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Some baking shortcuts for time-pressed entertainers
‘Tis the season for baking cookies, cakes and other treats.  However, during the holiday rush, it’s easy to get side-tracked or tired, and perhaps even a little bit overwhelmed by all the things to do in such a short period of time. Holiday baking doesn’t have to add to seasonal stress. With these tips and shortcuts, there will be plenty of sweet treats for the family.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Talking turkey: Here's a test of your turkey day IQ
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Turkey boasts many nutritional, healthful benefits
TAYLORVILLE — If turkey is not normally on your lunch or dinner menu, come the holiday season it’s bound to show up in abundance. As soon as the weather cools and the crispness of late autumn is in the air, thoughts turn to more hearty meals, and of course, the fall pièce de résistance: Thanksgiving dinner. 
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Low Carb Recipes
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Practical strategies to avoid the inevitable holiday weight gain
TAYLORVILLE — Staying fit during the holiday season can be quite challenging, even for the most ardent fitness enthusiasts and disciplined calorie-counters. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, many people are offered a wide assortment of foods, beverages and other indulgences — typically in mass quantities. 
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Holiday food recipes
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving recipes
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Police/Fire
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Co. board passes deficit-reducing budget
TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County Board on Tuesday approved a new budget, which is expected to cut the county deficit by about $280,000.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017











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