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SIU Med School sponsors Pediatric Hearing Loss Workshop
SPRINGFIELD — To help parents, educators and language therapists identify and treat pediatric hearing loss Southern Illinois University School of Medicine’s Hearing & Balance Center is sponsoring a free workshop on the educational impact of hearing loss in children, available assistive technology, necessary educational accommodations and other related issues.
Friday, October 17, 2014


Anderson Jewelers

People printed October 19, 2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014

Pana Community Hospital offers extended appointment hours for screening mammograms
PANA — “I just don’t have time to take off work to get my mammogram!” That is an excuse that the medical community often hears when asking patients if they have scheduled their annual mammogram. In response to our patients’ needs for alternative scheduling options - Pana Community Hospital Diagnostic Imaging Department is excited to announce extended hours for screening mammograms. Patients can now schedule a screening mammogram appointment Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 18, 2014

Pana K-9 Unit to hold presentation at Children's Health and Safety Fair
PANA — Pana Community Hospital is sponsoring its 11th annual Children’s Health and Safety Fair Saturday, October 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Pana High School. Admission is free.
Saturday, October 18, 2014

Meeting notices printed October 19, 2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014

Tornado Marching Band performs well at competitions
Saturday, October 18, 2014

Wildflower of the week
This flower is a native of Central and South America, but has now naturalized to the southern US and the coastal regions. It is spread easily by birds who eat its fruit and thus scatter the seeds. The aromatic flower clusters  contain rings of tiny white, yellow, orange and red blossoms which change colors as they mature resulting in rings of 2 or 3 different colors in each cluster.
Saturday, October 18, 2014

County Youth Assists With 175th Celebration
Saturday, October 18, 2014

THS Head Basketball Coach speaks to Optimist Club
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club held their regular meeting on Thursday, October 16, 2014 in the TMH Auditorium.  Steve Milling told the club about the effort under way to restore the National Motto of “In God We Trust”. Milling and many others feel that this motto has been ignored recently, and an effort is under way to ensure it’s existence. Print material and bumper stickers bearing the motto are to be handed out on the courthouse lawn on Friday, Oct. 17th, at 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, October 18, 2014

Central A&M FFA participates in Moultrie County Soil Judging
MOULTRIE COUNTY — Central A&M FFA chapter participated in the Moultrie County Soil Judging CDE on Tuesday, September 30th. The team was 4th place overall. They spent the day judging the soil and learning more about soil judging.
Saturday, October 18, 2014

North Elementary Students of the Week
TAYLORVILLE — North Elementary School has recently selected Students of the Week. Each selected student received a certificate and assisted with the morning announcements.
Saturday, October 18, 2014

Writers object after United Kingdom court bans abuse memoir
LONDON (AP) — Free speech is under threat, prominent writers said Friday, after a British court halted the publication of a well-known performer’s memoir of child abuse because his ex-wife argued that it would harm their son.
Saturday, October 18, 2014

New frauds...new scams...same objective: To steal your money
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — The BBB, the Better Business Bureau, has just published a scam alert that deserves our attention. It deals with the fraudsters who are working to cheat chiefly seniors with offers for "free" medical devices.
Friday, October 17, 2014

Taylorville Area Arts Council to hold annual Family Night October 21st
TAYLORVILLE - The Taylorville Area Arts Council will be presenting an evening of fun and creativity as they host their annual Family Night on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in the Taylorville High School cafeteria from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  This will be a  “Make It Take It” and all family members and children of all ages are invited to participate in the planned activities which will include painting pumpkins and crafts with bats, scarecrows, ghosts and turkeys.  Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the evening.
Friday, October 17, 2014

Dept. on Aging offers free counseling
SPRINGFIELD — To assist Medicare-eligible individuals regarding their Medicare insurance options, Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) Director John K. Holton, Ph.D., today announced free counseling assistance is available.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Multiple opportunities to donate blood in Christian County
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — To help ensure an adequate blood supply for the region, the Central Illinois Community Blood Center (CICBC) is offering opportunities to donate blood in Christian County; Monday, October 20th at the Edinburg High School, 100 East Martin Street, from 12:30 – 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, October 22nd at the Assumption Masonic Lodge, 225 North Chestnut, from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, October 17, 2014

Family concert with Rachel Rambach at LLCC Oct. 17
SPRINGFIELD — Lincoln Land Community College is hosting a free, family-oriented concert with Rachel Rambach Friday, Oct. 17. The fun-filled event runs from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Trutter Center on the LLCC-Springfield campus, 5250 Shepherd Road. The public is invited.
Friday, October 17, 2014

Peoples Bank Donates to Marching Band
TAYLORVILLE — Peoples Bank & Trust recently made a donation to the Taylorville Band Boosters to support their fundraising needs for their trip to Washington DC planned for July 2-5, 2015, as Taylorville Marching Band has been invited to march in the National Independence Day Parade.
Friday, October 17, 2014

FBI director warns against cellphone encryption
WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey warned in stark terms Thursday against the push by technology companies to encrypt smartphone data and operating systems, arguing that murder cases could be stalled, suspects could walk free and justice could be thwarted by a locked phone or an encrypted hard drive.  Privacy advocates called the concerns exaggerated and little more than recycled arguments the government has raised against encryption since the early 1990s.
Thursday, October 16, 2014

New window installation at South Fork causing damage
KINCAID — All members were present and voted unanimously to approve the consent agenda which included the treasurer’s report, approval of bills and minutes from the September 17, 2014 meeting.  Also approved were the destruction of executive session and audio recordings older than 18 months and the IESA cheer registration of $75.00.
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Drop, Cover, and Hold On
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Morrisonville Village Board tackles EPA mandates
MORRISONVILLE — Though chemicals used by the water department in Morrisonville have been in the same building for years, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has mandated that they each have their own building, an edict that will cost the Village upwards of $20,000 in the coming months.
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Winning lotto ticket leads police to suspects
PANA - A man and woman from Ramsey are in custody and facing up to 45 years in prison on felony charges following an armed robbery that occurred October 8th at Shasteen’s Marathon Gas Station in Pana.
Thursday, October 16, 2014

CEFS recognizes DeMartini for personal achievement
EFFINGHAM — C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation recently showcased their 49th year of accomplishments demonstrating the fact that community action helps people and changes lives. During the 2014 annual meeting, some very special people were recognized that had overcome obstacles in obtaining or maintaining self-sufficiency.
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Morrisonville High now offering welding class
MORRISONVILLE — Welding class, a course that hasn’t been offered for many years, is now being offered at Morrisonville High School, and the eight students taking it are thrilled with the opportunity.
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Davis Memorial Preschoolers Visit TFD
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Dogs Welcome
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Exhibits include dog paintings, dog sculptures and displays about famous dogs. But what really makes this St. Louis museum unique is the visitors: Dogs are welcome, and curators aren't worried about the canines knocking things over or making a mess.
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Courthouse printed October 15, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Police/Fire printed October 15, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

$805K in repairs needed for Kincaid sewers
KINCAID - A Springfield-based engineering firm told Village of Kincaid officials last night that the municipality’s sanitary sewer system is in need of $805,000 of estimated repairs.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Audit: Taylorville schools finances in good shape
TAYLORVILLE — Despite a down economy and cutbacks in state education funding, the Taylorville School District finances are in good shape according to a recently completed audit.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Havera pitches crime task force to county
TAYLORVILLE — Christian County State’s Attorney Mike Havera was in attendance at Tuesday evening’s regularly scheduled Christian County Executive and Personnel Committee meeting as an advocate in support of a motion that would designate select members of the Christian County Sheriff’s office as part of the newly commissioned Christian County Major Crime Task Force. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Principal of North School to be honored in nation's capital
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Brandi K. Bruley, Principal of North Elementary School, is among 61 outstanding elementary and middle school principals from across the nation and abroad who have been named as 2014 National Distinguished Principals (NDP) by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP).
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Liquor licenses and LSVs on Pana Council agenda
PANA — In the first item of business at last night’s council meeting, Alderman Bill Pierce was unanimously approved chairman of the council meeting in the absence of Mayor Sipes. The consent agenda items were approved 8-0.  Payrolls of 10-03-14, 10-13-14 and 10-17-14 totalled $90,715.19.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Retired teachers of Christian County to meet October 21
PANA — Retired Teachers of Christian County will hold its semi-annual meeting on Tuesday, October 21, at Oak Terrace Resort.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Meteorologist speaks to Kiwanis Club about forecasting
TAYLORVILLE — J.C. Fultz, the chief meteorologist at WAND-TV in Decatur, was Tuesday's guest speaker at the weekly meeting of the Taylorville Kiwanis Club at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium. Fultz has been a weathercaster at WAND-TV since 2002, and was named chief meteorologist just over a year ago.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Peterson speaks to Community Women's Association
TAYLORVILLE — Larry Peterson, local businessman, was the guest speaker at the October meeting of the Community Women’s Association. Larry is the project manager and consultant for the Central Illinois Advanced Manufacturing Partnership.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

TTHS Class of 1949 Celebrates 65th Reunion
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Township High School class of 1949 met for their 65th reunion at Angelo’s.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Great Central U.S. Shakeout drill this Thursday
CHRISTIAN COUNTY - The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is encouraging all Illinoisans to participate in the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut on October 16, 2014, at 10:16 a.m.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Local artist's work to be on display at Hoogland Center
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville photographer Beth Summer’s work will be featured as part of a new exhibit called “Full Spectrum” at the Prairie Art Alliance Gallery in the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield through December 4.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Police printed October 14, 2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Courthouse printed October 14, 2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Days Gone By: 1971 City Hall Groundbreaking
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Finding the right tools helps Erma Tester regain her life
TAYLORVILLE — When Erma Tester’s husband, Everett, passed away after 63 years of marriage in the fall of 2012, the grief was overwhelming. She cried for seven months straight and couldn’t sleep at night.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

VisionWay Kindergartners Visit Apple Barn
TAYLORVILLE — The kindergarten classes at VisionWay Christian School took a field trip to the Apple Barn in Chatham.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Master Gardeners offering fall bulb planting demonstration
TAYLORVILLE — Do you want to plant bulbs this fall, but aren’t sure what to do?
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Local DAR chapter celebrates family heirlooms
TAYLORVILLE — The meeting for the Peter Meyer Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revelution met Thursday, October 9 in the home of Katie Fraley.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

UWCC get "Sixteen Tons" of mining history
TAYLORVILLE — The University Women of Christian County were treated to a history of coal mining in Christian County at the October meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at Krieger's Grill. Kevin Corley, author of the book "Sixteen Tons", spoke about how he came to write about the coal mining history of Christian County.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Preliminary autopsy results returned in fatal hit-and-run
BLOOMINGTON - Preliminary autopsy results for 22 year-old Devun L. Rohdemann of Taylorville show that Ms. Rohdemann died from multiple blunt injuries sustained as a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle. 
Monday, October 13, 2014

Library Evening Lecture Series October 16 "Cemeteries and Graves"
TAYLORVILLE — John Hallwas, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Western Illinois University, will present “Cemeteries and Graves: American Historical and Literary Perspectives,” Thursday, October 16, at 7:00 p.m. at the Taylorville Public Library.
Monday, October 13, 2014

Taylorville Cups Wine Event October 18
TAYLORVILLE — The annual Taylorville Cups Wine Tasting Event (TCWE) fundraiser will be held October 18 at One East Market from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The slogan for this year’s event is “On Target for a Cure.”
Monday, October 13, 2014

C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation recognizes Weatherization Day
EFFINGHAM — The C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation Board of Directors recently announced that October 30 will be known throughout Clay, Effingham, Fayette, Shelby, Moultrie, Christian, and Montgomery Counties as "Weatherization Day."
Monday, October 13, 2014

Optimist Club weekly meeting held October 9
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club held their weekly meeting on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at the TMH Auditorium with the new club president, Bob Richardson, presiding over 25 attending members.
Monday, October 13, 2014

Meeting Notices printed October 12, 2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014

THS Music Dept. presents fall choir concert
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville High School Choirs will present the annual Fall Choir Concert on Thursday, October 16 beginning at 7:00 P.M. in the THS Cafeteria.
Saturday, October 11, 2014

Car and driver are identified in Route 48 hit-and-run
STONINGTON - The driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident early Friday morning on Rt. 48 has come forward to authorities.

On Friday afternoon at approximately 3:30 p.m., the Christian County Sheriff’s Office received a call from an individual who stated he believed that he had hit an animal in the earlier morning hours on Illinois Route 48, just south of Stonington and Monsanto.

The individual, who is not being identified pending an ongoing investigation, came forward after he learned of the death of 22 year-old Devun L. Rohdemann of Taylorville, according to Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp.

The vehicle has been seized and the driver has been interviewed by Illinois State Police investigators. The investigation is continuing and no arrest has been made at this time.

Rohdemann was struck and killed by a vehicle while she was walking on the roadway at approximately 3:00 a.m. Friday morning.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

LLCC to present 'Shadows of Poe'
SPRINGFIELD – Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) Theatre presents a world premiere Dec. 5-7 of “The Shadows of Edgar Allan Poe” directed by Mark Hardiman, professor of theatre. Performances will be Dec. 5 and 6 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. in the Hoogland Center for the Arts, Theatre III.
Saturday, October 11, 2014

2-Day blood drive at Taylorville Memorial Hospital this week
TAYLORVILLE — The Central Illinois Community Blood Center will hold a blood drive at Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auditorium on Wednesday and Thursday, October 15 and 16, 2014 from 12:30 until 6:00 P.M. each day.
Saturday, October 11, 2014

Taylorville High School Class of 1964 Holds 50th Class Reunion
TAYLORVILLE — The class of 1964 celebrated their 50th year class reunion at the VFW in Taylorville.
Saturday, October 11, 2014

Haunted exhibits at APLM Saturday
SPRINGFIELD — Families are invited to come in costume and enjoy the 3rd Annual “Spooktacular Evening with Abe” on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in downtown Springfield.
Saturday, October 11, 2014

Sr. Police Academy Tours Fire Department
TAYLORVILLE - On September 25th, Christian County TRIAD’s Senior Police Academy visited the Taylorville Fire Department and heard from Terry L. Ford, Division Manager for the Office of State Fire Marshal.
Saturday, October 11, 2014

Taylorville High School Class of 1954 Holds 60th Class Reunion
TAYLORVILLE — The 1954 class celebrated their 60th class reunion with a dinner at Krieger’s in Taylorville on October 4, 2014.
Saturday, October 11, 2014

$3,000!
Saturday, October 11, 2014

Volley For The Cure
PANA — The Pana Panther Volleyball team will host the Hillsboro Hilltoppers for Volley for the Cure on Thursday, October 16 at the Pana High School. The freshmen match will begin at 5 pm (in the small gym) followed by JV at 6 pm and varsity immediately following at approximately 7 pm.
Saturday, October 11, 2014

Community Calendar printed October 12, 2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014

Lake Land offering adult ed GED class in Pana
PANA — With Mod II classes beginning October 20, it’s not too late to register for a GED course near you. The Lake Land College Adult Education Center offers local GED courses in the community and a variety of workforce training including health sciences, manufacturing skills and college preparation.
Saturday, October 11, 2014

Persimmon Festival Coming in November
TAYLORVILLE - These young people used the school holiday to do some community service, picking up Persimmons.
Saturday, October 11, 2014

Local family recognized at CEFS annual meeting
EFFINGHAM — CEFS Economic Opportunity Corporation recently held their 49th annual meeting during which they reported on the previous fiscal year’s accomplishments, which demonstrated that community action helps people and changes lives.
Saturday, October 11, 2014

Harvel Women's Club hosting annual luncheon
HARVEL — Harvel Women’s Club will sponsor their annual sandwich and salad luncheon on Tuesday, October 14 beginning at 11:30 A.M. at the Community Center in Harvel.
Saturday, October 11, 2014

Police/Fire printed October 10, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014

Courthouse printed October 10, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014

No charges following alleged incident at Junior High
TAYLORVILLE - Criminal charges will not be pursued by the Christian County State’s Attorney Office following an alleged incident between a faculty member and student at the Taylorville Junior High School on September 15th.
Friday, October 10, 2014

History: Illinois active in War of 1812
TAYLORVILLE — Much of the action in the War of 1812 was fought either in Maryland or New York, as well as in Canada.  Illinois, though, was home to a number of notable – and bloody – clashes in the western theater of the war.
Friday, October 10, 2014

Female pedestrian killed this morning in hit-and-run on Rt. 48
TAYLORVILLE - The Christian County Sheriff’s Office and Illinois State Police are seeking information on a vehicle that may be connected to a hit-and-run fatality that occurred early this morning just south of Stonington and Monsanto.

The vehicle in question is described as a small-model passenger vehicle with a missing or shattered passenger-side headlight. The vehicle may also exhibit other signs of a collision.

At around 3:00 a.m. this morning, Christian County 911 received a call of a pedestrian walking down the middle of Rt. 48, south of Monsanto. Christian County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived a short time later to find a deceased female on the side of the roadway.

Devun L. Rohdemann, 22, of Taylorville was pronounced dead at the scene by Christian County Coroner Amy Winans.

The accident is being called a hit and run; neither the identity of the vehicle or driver is known at this time.

The Illinois State Police is handling the investigation and an autopsy is planned for 2:00 this afternoon in Bloomington.

Anyone with information on the vehicle described above, or the identity of the driver, can contact Illinois State Police District 9 at (217) 786-7107, the Christian County Sheriff’s Office at (217) 824-4961 or Crime Stoppers at (217) 824-9100.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Democratic Party Hosts Fall Fundraiser
TAYLORVILLE — Last night, a full house was present at the local VFW Post to hear some state and local candidates talk during the Christian County Democratic Party annual fall fundraiser.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Female pedestrian killed this morning in hit-and-run on Rt. 48
TAYLORVILLE - The Christian County Sheriff’s Office and Illinois State Police are seeking information on a vehicle that may be connected to a hit-and-run fatality that occurred early this morning just south of Stonington and Monsanto.

The vehicle in question is described as a small-model passenger vehicle with a missing or shattered passenger-side headlight. The vehicle may also exhibit other signs of a collision.

At around 3:00 a.m. this morning, Christian County 911 received a call of a pedestrian walking down the middle of Rt. 48, south of Monsanto. Christian County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived a short time later to find a deceased female on the side of the road with no identification.

At noon today, Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp stated the victim had been identified, but could not release the name pending notification to family members.

The accident is being called a hit and run; neither the identity of the vehicle or driver is known at this time.

The Illinois State Police is handling the investigation and an autopsy is planned for 2:00 this afternoon in Bloomington.

Anyone with information on the vehicle described above, or the identity of the driver, can contact Illinois State Police District 9 at (217) 786-7107, the Christian County Sheriff’s Office at (217) 824-4961 or Crime Stoppers at (217) 824-9100.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Stitching A Lone Star Quilt
TAYLORVILLE — During the 175th celebration at the Christian County Historical Society, the summer kitchen of the Morrison House was a buzz of activity as the local Quilt Guild worked on a Lone Star Quilt while busy servers prepared the tea party


Friday, October 10, 2014

The Great Race
TAYLORVILLE — The Optimist club hosted the second annual pumpkin races during Chilliest. Pictured are two of the first place winners, Lavina Sherman, right. and Landri Salomon, left.
Friday, October 10, 2014

Game Night
MOWEAQUA —  Central A&M FFA Chapter recently hosted their game night. The games consisted of exciting games of dodgeball and wiffleball.
Friday, October 10, 2014

Kids can win an iPad Mini at Children's Health Fair
PANA — The Pana Community Hospital 11th annual Children’s Health and Safety Fair is Saturday, October 25 from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. at the Pana High School.
Friday, October 10, 2014

Cutest Babies
TAYLORVILLE — The annual Cutest Baby Contest was held Sunday, October 5 at the Christian County Chilifest. This year, this people’s choice contest collected over $600 from general public votes for contestant baby pictures.
Friday, October 10, 2014

Kiwanis holds first business meeting of new year
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Kiwanis Club held their first monthly business meeting of the new Kiwanis year Tuesday. Kiwanis committee members reported on on-going projects for local youth.
Friday, October 10, 2014

Female pedestrian killed this morning in hit-and-run on Rt. 48
TAYLORVILLE - The Illinois State Police is attempting to identify a female pedestrian who was struck and killed by a vehicle early Friday morning on Rt. 48, just south of Monsanto and Stonington.

At around 3:00 a.m. this morning, Christian County 911 received a call of a pedestrian walking down the middle of Rt. 48, south of Monsanto. Christian County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived a short time later to find a deceased female on the side of the road with no identification, described as a Caucasian in her late teens or early twenties.

The accident is being called a hit and run; neither the identity of the vehicle or driver is known at this time.

The Illinois State Police is handling the investigation and an autopsy is planned for 2:00 this afternoon in Bloomington where authorities hope to uncover the identity of the deceased through fingerprint records.

Anyone with possible information pertaining to the identify of the pedestrian or driver involved in this morning’s accident can contact the Illinois State Police District 9 at (217) 786-7107.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Police/Fire printed October 9, 2014
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Courthouse printed October 9, 2014
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Seniors get prepped on funeral planning
TAYLORVILLE - Representatives of the Illinois Funeral Directors Association (IFDA) spoke to Christian County TRIAD members at their weekly this morning on the importance of funeral pre-planning and the options available to individuals and families as they put their loved ones to rest.
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Pana hospital implements concussion testing for athletes
PANA — The Pana Community Hospital Sports Medicine team has been evaluating and treating student athletes with head injuries that lead to concussions using an innovative new program call ImPACT (Immediate Post Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing).
Thursday, October 9, 2014

First Baptist Church Has Old Photos To Give Away
TAYLORVILLE — Pictured are Joyce Mills and Zona Reynolds piecing together the church’s history using old photos found in many files at First Baptist Church.
Thursday, October 9, 2014

T'ville FFA Kiddie Tractor Pull A Big Hit
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville High School FFA along with Larry Barry Service Center once again hosted the Annual Kiddie Tractor Pull on Sunday, October 5th, on the Taylorville Square.
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Events Calendar printed October 2, 2014
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Illinois Symphony Orchestra kicks off their season this Saturday
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Symphony Orchestra (ISO) embarks on its 22nd season with “Get Your Kicks from Our Symphony Picks!” The ISO’s dynamic Music Director Alastair Willis has created a remarkable season that will engage and inspire audiences of all ages.
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Whalen art on display at LLCC
SPRINGFIELD — The Lincoln Land Community College James S. Murray Gallery currently features works by LLCC fine art faculty and instructors. Artists include Joseph Ciaccio, Michelle Coakes, Ashley Dickey, Al Shull, Clay Stalter, Leslie Stalter, Tim Wight and Thom Whalen.
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Lincoln Memorial Garden Indian Summer Festival this weekend
SPRINGFIELD, IL — The l Indian Summer Festival at Lincoln Memorial Garden returns this weekend, October 11 and 12, with all the fun and festivities of previous years, plus some new features.
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Rock Spgs. hosting 'Games of England'
DECATUR — Play traditional English games on Sunday, October 19th anytime from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. during the fun family program “Games of England.”  This free event will be held at Homestead Prairie Farm at Rock Springs Conservation Area in Decatur.
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Proposed change to local ambulance ordinance
TAYLORVILLE — The following are proposed changes to the City of Taylorville’s Ambulance Ordinance:
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Pana man wins $1-million on scratch-off
PANA — Chewing tobacco and playing the lottery may be considered vices, but they’re worth a million dollars to Pana resident Patrick Kinney.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Clerk pistol whipped in brutal Pana robbery this morning
PANA — At 1:53 a.m. this morning, Christian County 911 received a call in reference to an armed robbery which had just occurred at 703 East Jackson Street, Pana, at Shasteen’s Marathon Station.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Sewer rate hike to hit Taylorville in Nov.
TAYLORVILLE - A substantial rate increase is on the way for Taylorville Sanitary District (TSD) customers as the entity prepares to address an overdue update at their aged wastewater treatment facility and un-funded Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mandates for combined sewer overflows (CSO).
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Police/fire printed October 8, 2014
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Courthouse printed October 7, 2014
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

CrimeStoppers printed October 8, 2014
TAYLORVILLE — This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a criminal damage that occurred in Taylorville.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014











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