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Teaming Up For A Good Cause
Photo Courtesy of Gary Sedlock Photo Inc.
Photo Courtesy of Gary Sedlock Photo Inc.
KINCAID, Ill. — On Saturday May 21, the Midland Fire Protection and The Kincaid Police Department teamed up to play the Southfork High School Baseball Team in the 2nd Annual Game to Support the areas Neighborhood Watch program.
Monday, May 23, 2016


Anderson Jewelers

Police & Fire printed May 23, 2016
Monday, May 23, 2016

Courthouse printed May 23, 2016
Monday, May 23, 2016

Memorial School dismissal scheduled for May 24
TAYLORVILLE — Memorial Elementary School will dismiss for their last day of the school year on Tuesday, May 24 at 2:30 p.m. with bus students dismissing at 2 p.m.
Monday, May 23, 2016

Crimestoppers printed May 23, 2016
This week, Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to criminal damage that occurred in Taylorville.
Monday, May 23, 2016

Spring Cleaning
TAYLORVILLE — County employees do annual maintenance work on the fountain in front of Christian County Courthouse today. The fountain soon will be turned on when the maintenance work is complete.


Monday, May 23, 2016

Local events can get direct access to meteorologists
TAYLORVILLE — Organizers of big events can now have direct access to a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
Monday, May 23, 2016

Morrisonville students recognized for achievement
Monday, May 23, 2016

VisionWay Preschoolers Tour Museum
DECATUR, Ill. — Vision Way Preschool ended their school year with a field trip to the Illinois Children’s Museum in Decatur. The students enjoyed a fun filled day with lots of hands on experiences and ended the day with ice cream treats.
Monday, May 23, 2016

Kids are Kids receive donation
TAYLORVILLE — Steve Toberman and Justin Hall presented Martha Smith with a check for Kids Are Kids organization. The proceeds raised from the 1st Annual Taylorville Men’s Softball League Spring Batting Tournament funded the donation.
Monday, May 23, 2016

Morrisonville schools announce new hires and retirees
MORRISONVILLE — The Morrisonville School Board met in closed session for nearly two hours last night to discuss new and retiring employees and working jointly with surrounding school districts for sports programs.
Saturday, May 21, 2016

Beautiful Weather Brings Crowd To Market
Saturday, May 21, 2016

Owner offers details on planned prompt care facility
TAYLORVILLE — According to Dr. Paul Toofan, Physician and Owner of Effingham Express Care, Taylorville is expected to have it’s very first prompt care facility this fall. Construction is currently underway on the facility, which is located on the northwest corner of Illinois Routes 29 and 104.
Saturday, May 21, 2016

Inmates find hope and help battling addiction
TAYLORVILLE — Addiction does not discriminate. It touches all ages. All backgrounds. All educational levels.

Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp has seen inmates from all walks of life battle addiction. And about 14 months ago, he decided to do something about it at Christian County Correctional Center.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Youth police camp now accepting teen participants
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Officials with the Illinois State Police (ISP) and the American Legion announce plans for the 44th Annual American Legion Youth Police Camp (ALYPC). The camp will again be held at the Illinois State Police Academy in Springfield, Illinois, and will run from June 26 through July 1, 2016.
Saturday, May 21, 2016

Time to start thinking about county fair exhibits
TAYLORVILLE — Exhibitor information is now available for the upcoming Christian County Fair beginning July 26.
Saturday, May 21, 2016

Fort de Chartres: Visit the era of trappers and soldiers
PRAIRIE DU ROCHER – The boom of cannons, the smell of campfires and a parade of colorful uniforms will transport visitors back to the 1700s on June 4 and 5 at the annual Fort de Chartres Rendezvous, the largest gathering of its kind anywhere in the Midwest.
Saturday, May 21, 2016

Crystal Apple Award Winner
Saturday, May 21, 2016

Lincoln Land Community College announces grads
Saturday, May 21, 2016

Washington School Kindness Winners
Saturday, May 21, 2016

Death Investigation in Assumption
ASSUMPTION, Ill. — On Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 6:20 p.m., 911 received a call that a 53 year old male was not breathing at 115 N Chestnut, Assumption
Friday, May 20, 2016

St. Mary's to break ground on addition
TAYLORVILLE — At a special ceremony on Sunday, May 22, immediately following the 11:00 a.m. mass, St. Mary School will break ground on their new approximately $1.6 million, 7,000-square-foot school facility.
Friday, May 20, 2016

Call for volunteers for Avenue of Flags
Friday, May 20, 2016

National DAR awards grant to historical society
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) has announced the organization will be donating $4,978 to replace the shake roofs on the original Christian County Courthouse and the Bee Castle, both located on the grounds of the Christian County Historical Society.
Friday, May 20, 2016

COURTHOUSE
Friday, May 20, 2016

Police/Fire
Friday, May 20, 2016

A tasty treat awaits market goers Saturday

TAYLORVILLE - There's an old English nursery rhyme that says "Simple Simon, met a pieman going to the fair. Says Simple Simon to the pieman let me taste your ware."

Friday, May 20, 2016

TAYLORVILLE — Eight new Christian County businesses, from nine incredibly talented young people, were on display Thursday night at Lincoln Land Community College in Taylorville.
Friday, May 20, 2016

DKJ Designs CEO
Friday, May 20, 2016

Memorial Fourth Graders Tour Newspaper
Friday, May 20, 2016

Area author speaks at local Optimist Club meeting
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club held its regular meeting on Thursday, May 19, 2016, in the TMH Auditorium. Following breakfast, President Len Hempen called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance and Pastor Ted Marrinan led the group in the morning invocation.
Friday, May 20, 2016

Morrisonville Presbyterian hosting outdoor service June 12
MORRISONVILLE — The First Presbyterian Church of Morrisonville will host a worship service in the Morrisonville Village Park on Sunday, June 12 at 10 a.m. at the American Legion Pavilion.
Friday, May 20, 2016

Officials to restore Jesus tomb in Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (AP) — Christian officials have launched historic restoration work at the Tomb of Jesus inside the Church of Holy Sepulcher, site where tradition holds Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected.
Friday, May 20, 2016

Bluegrass Group At Methodist Church This Weekend
Friday, May 20, 2016

Minister's Message Are you just, God?
TAYLORVILLE — I love to watch movies. I would consider myself a movie buff or sorts. My favorite movies are ones that have the idea of good versus evil. In most movies it seems that evil will prevail but in the end good wins out and justice is served. We find some comfort in that don’t we?  We like to see justice being served out, but there is a problem. We live in a world that in many ways lacks justice. Anytime you read the news or turn on the TV we see acts of injustice that seem to go unpunished.
Friday, May 20, 2016

Reads to 2nd grade class
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Presents Program on Flag
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Free haircut fundraiser in Pana Saturday, 9- noon
PANA — The New You Salon is offering donation based haircuts on May 21 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. All donations received will support RCU, Inc.’s “The Refuge” community space. No donation is required to take advantage of the event; neighbors are invited to pay what they can or pay nothing at all.
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Kiwanis Club awards scholarships to THS students
AYLORVILLE— The Taylorville Kiwanis Club awarded two $750 scholarships to two Taylorville High School seniors during the high school Awards Night on May 12.
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Kellie Pickler added to the lineup at DuQuoin State Fair
DUQUOIN, Ill. (AP) — Country music and television star Kellie Pickler has joined the grandstand lineup for the DuQuoin State Fair.
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Military vehicles on display this weekend at Springfield museum
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois State Military Museum will host the 2016 Military Museum Vehicle Show "Motorpool Mania" Saturday May 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Historic cars to gather at historic home for Champagne British Car Festival
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Beautiful cars in a beautiful setting – that’s the promise of the 25th Annual Champagne British Car Festival on June 5 at the David Davis Mansion State Historic Site.
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Monster Truck Nationals bringing 'Fight to the Finish' to state fairgrounds
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Monster Truck Nationals “Fight to the Finish” tour, featuring five of the most colossal monster trucks in the world, is coming to the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill., for two shows on June 4 and 5, 2016.
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Morrisonville board debates ongoing fox problem
MORRISONVILLE— According to several Village of Morrisonville board members, a fox problem has been reported within the village limits that has been ongoing for months.
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Sr. Spelling Bee Finalists
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Meeting Notices
Thursday, May 19, 2016

COURTHOUSE
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Police and Fire
Thursday, May 19, 2016

So. Fork board accepts coach's resignation
KINCAID — South Fork School Board acepted the resignation of Madison Merano, the high school girls basketball coach, at the Wednesday night board meeting.
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Stonington man gets new count of child pornography
TAYLORVILLE — Prosectuors added a second count of felony child pornography against a 27-year-old Stonington man.
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Prevention group hosting speaker May 25
TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County Prevention Coalition will be host to guest speaker, Ron Jakubisin, on May 25, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auditorium.  Jakubisin has been involved in youth leadership on some level his entire professional career and will discuss the Building Blocks for decision-making among our youth. 
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Students Honored At Youth Appreciation Event
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Post Office Building Turns 100
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Boy Scout bird badge workshop May 26
DECATUR, Ill. — Boy Scouts can earn their Bird Study badge at Rock Springs Nature Center during a workshop on Thursday, May 26 from 5-8pm.  Scouts will learn bird anatomy, the importance of these animals, and all about binoculars.  Bring your blue card.  All requirements will be met.  For ages 10 and up.  $12/scout.  Must pre-register online by May 25 at maconcountyconservation.org.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Watson Foods Donates To Food Pantry
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Kiwanis program features Oak Ridge Cemetery
TAYLORVILLE — Incoming President Will Perkins presided over the weekly meeting of the Taylorville Kiwanis Club on Tuesday at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Cost for PJHS storm-damaged roof rises above $407,000
PANA — The main topic at the Pana School Board meeting Monday night was the Pana Jr. High School Gymnasium.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Fire Damages Cottage Street Home
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Police/Fire
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Stonington blood drive to be held at Holy Trinity Church
STONINGTON — The incorrect location was submitted for the Stonington Community Blood Drive to be held Wednesday May 25.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Central Illinois Foodbank mobile pantry in town Saturday
TAYLORVILLE — The Central Illinois Foodbank is bringing its mobile pantry to Christian County.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

County's transition to new auditor hits a snag
TAYLORVILLE — Questions over an auditing expenditure drew a sharp exchange on Tuesday from Christian County Board members.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Pana man charged in infant death seeks to throw out confession
TAYLORVILLE — A Pana man charged in the death of his infant son seeks to have his confession thrown out.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Remediation efforts go smoothly at library
TAYLORVILLE —Tim Brown of Vital Restoration in Springfield was on hand at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled Taylorville Library Board of Trustees meeting to give an update on the mold remediation efforts that are currently underway at the facility.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Police/Fire
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Courthouse
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Crime Stoppers
This week, Crimestoppers is seeking information about alleged criminal damage that occurred in Taylorville.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Committee recommends insurance plan to board
TAYLORVILLE — County employees and taxpayers will see little change in a new insurance plan recommended on Monday by a committee of the Christian County Board.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Pana Jr. High Gym Storm Damage
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Archeological excavation will continue at water plant
TAYLORVILLE — According to Water Superintendent Dave Speagle, the City of Taylorville will be required to perform a phase-two excavation of a 75 meter by 40 meter area at the planned site of the Taylorville Water Treatment Facility. Speagle broke the news to aldermen at Monday’s Taylorville City Council meeting, telling them that he received the letter from the Illinois Historic Preservation Association earlier that day.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Ill. high court to hold session in suburban Chicago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court is holding a special evening session in Springfield, followed by oral arguments at a suburban Chicago university. 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

2-year-old K9 'Hawk' is newest Carlinville police officer
CARLINVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A quadruped named “Hawk” is the newest member of the Carlinville Police Department.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Illinois upgrading security for driver's licenses, ID cards
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinoisans will receive temporary paper driver’s licenses and identification cards as the state works to meet federal security mandates.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Five Things To Look for with Senior Citizens and Anxiety
TAYLORVILLE — For families and friends with aging loved ones, the signs of anxiety and depression can be subtle and build up over time.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Ansarettes Hold Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Students Visit Sheriff's Office
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Stonington and Assumption to host community blood drives May 25-26
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — The Stonington Community will host a community blood drive Wednesday, May 25 from 4-7 p.m. at 308 South Elm Street, inside the Bloodmobile.

The Assumption Community will host their community blood drive from 4-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 26 at 225 N. Chestnut, inside Bloodmobile.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Genealogical Society will help you trace your family roots
TAYLORVILLE — Come out and discover unknown details about your ancestors and their families with the help of local historians and genealogical experts. If you have ever wondered about grandma and grandpa or who your great grandparents were, this is for you.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Washington School Character Winners
Monday, May 16, 2016

National Choral Award
Monday, May 16, 2016

Rauner running out of time to get reform he wants
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner’s vision of a grand two-year budget compromise with Illinois lawmakers is diminishing as the clock ticks down on this year’s legislative session.
Monday, May 16, 2016

COURTHOUSE
Monday, May 16, 2016

Police/Fire
Monday, May 16, 2016

Wild turkey numbers up in Illinois, down in Christian County
TAYLORVILLE — Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary statewide total of 15,484 wild turkeys during the 2016 Spring Turkey Season, including the youth seasons.  The 2016 total compares with the statewide turkey harvest of 15,000 in 2015.
Monday, May 16, 2016

Kids are Kids hosting informational meeting on Special Olympics
TAYLORVILLE — Kids are Kids will be hosting an information meeting about Special Olympics and how you can become part of their team.
Monday, May 16, 2016

Christian County CEO Trade Show Thursday
TAYLORVILLE — The culmination of a school year's worth of work by the nine Christian County CEO, or “Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities” students, will be shown off during the first Christian County CEO Trade Show on Thursday, May 19.
Monday, May 16, 2016

Meeting Notices printed May 15, 2016
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Chamber recognizes Dunn as Volunteer of the Year
TAYLORVILLE — Each year, The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce honors a citizen that consistently displays civic leadership through volunteer opportunities and service to the community. This year, that individual was Bob Dunn of Taylorville.
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Christian County Final Multiplier Announced
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Christian County has been issued a final property assessment equalization factor of 1.0215, according to Constance Beard, Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue.
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Study uncovers 1830s artifacts at Taylorville water plant site
TAYLORVILLE — The name William Wallace is perhaps most commonly associated  with the blockbuster movie Braveheart, but apparently it is also the name of one of Taylorville’s early settlers.
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Pana Community Hospital Hosts Annual Meeting
PANA — Pana Community Hospital Board of Directors and the Foundation Board held their annual meeting on Tuesday, April 26. It was announced at the meeting that the hospital has been working on a Master Facilities Plan whereby two significant building projects are being considered.
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Girls on the run for a cause
TAYLORVILLE — Ava Carey is a girl on the run.

Ava, age 10, joined her friends and teammates on Saturday to run a 5K race in Springfield.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Flowers on the Square
Supporters of DowntownTaylorville.org braved the cool breeze on Saturday morning to drop off fresh flowers around the courthouse square.
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Oil paintings beautify courthouse
TAYLORVILLE — Chad Lavin is a man of few words when it comes to his artwork.
Saturday, May 14, 2016

U. of I. Extension Educators to host Snip and Serve program
TAYLORVILLE — University of Illinois Extension will host the “Snip & Serve with Italian Herbs” program from 1 to 3 p.m. May 26, 2016 at the Christian County Extension office, 1120 N. Webster St., Taylorville, Ill.
Saturday, May 14, 2016

CWA announces scholarship winners
TAYLORVILLE — The Community Women's Association held their monthly meeting on May 4 in the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Annex. Guests of honor at this meeting were the two 2016 CWA scholarship winners. Kendra Johnston of Morrisonville was awarded the $1,000 CWA Memorial Scholarship. Cassie Rush of Taylorville was awarded the $1,000 Elma Masters Memorial Scholarship.
Saturday, May 14, 2016

South Fork National Honor Society
KINCAID, Ill. — South Fork High School held their induction ceremonies for the National Honor Society on May 9, 2016.
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Taylorville Community to host Community Blood Drive Friday
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Community will host a community blood drive from 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 20 at 108 W. Market St, inside Bloodmobile.
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Pana Red Roses Red Hat Club held May outing
PANA — The Pana Red Roses Red Hat Club held an outing on May 9 to Effingham, Ill., hosted by Nina Elvers and Shirley Ingold.
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Illinois Sheriff's Association announces scholarship winner
TAYLORVILLE — Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp is pictured presenting Brendan Held, of Taylorville, the Illinois Sheriff's Association Academic Scholarships.“
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Horace Mann presents Crystal Apple Award
TAYLORVILLE — Tyler Payne, Horace Mann representative, presented Caleb Jett with the Crystal Apple Award. This award was a nomination by his peers at North School for a teacher who goes above and beyond for students.
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Community Calendar printed May 15, 2016
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Industry transitions as wine becomes more casual
Whether it's relaxing at home, dining out at a restaurant or celebrating with friends and family, Americans are enjoying wine at a wider variety of occasions than ever before. In fact, 85 percent of frequent wine drinkers now believe that wine is equally appropriate for casual and formal settings alike.
Saturday, May 14, 2016

A Napa Valley gathering within your reach
If the thought of throwing a gala tends to leave you feeling frazzled, you might do well to take a lesson from top Napa Valley winemakers, who know a thing or two about slowing down and enjoying the good things in life — in style.
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Courthouse printed May 13, 2016
Friday, May 13, 2016

Police & Fire printed May 13, 2016
Friday, May 13, 2016

Keeping it local with Linda Binger's Jams and Jellies
TAYLORVILLE — Linda Binger has been making jams and jellies for years. She started at a young age and finally showcased her goods at the Taylorville Farmers Market seven years ago.
Friday, May 13, 2016

Fate of bike trail remains uncertain
TAYLORVILLE — Last November, the Taylorville City Council and members of the Pana City Council met jointly at a Taylorville city committee meeting where they elected to evaluated the structural integrity of the bike trail trestle bridge, a structure which actually belongs to the City of Pana.
Friday, May 13, 2016

Memorial Students Tour Breeze-Courier
TAYLORVILLE — Mrs. Briggs’ fourth grade students from Memorial Elementary School recently visited the Breeze -Courier. Students were given a tour of the newsroom, advertising department, front office and pressroom.
Friday, May 13, 2016

New pledges initiated into Preceptor Chapter
TAYLORVILLE — Preceptor Delta Lambda Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Tuesday, May 10 at the home of Eunice DeCourcy. Co-hostesses were Dee Ford, Audrey Sloan and Rebecca Steiner.
Friday, May 13, 2016

Pana Hospital hosting Wellness Fair this Saturday
PANA — The Pana Community Hospital Wellness Fair 2016 will be held Saturday, May 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Pana High School. Thirty health related agencies and businesses will host booths at this year’s event.
Friday, May 13, 2016

Alderman Rocky Moore resigns abruptly
TAYLORVILLE — After serving the City of Taylorville for nearly 40 years in various capacities, Ward 1 Alderman Rocky Moore resigned abruptly on Thursday afternoon, effective June 1, 2016.
Friday, May 13, 2016

Illinois Supreme Court Justice Speaks
Thursday, May 12, 2016

Optimist Club name Bruce Engeling as Officer of the Year
TAYLORVILLE — Out of a pool of more than a dozen qualified and deserving candidates, Christian County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Bruce Engeling was selected by the Taylorville Optimist Club as the law enforcement officer of the year at a special breakfast ceremony this morning, which was keynoted by Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier.
Thursday, May 12, 2016

Edinburg school finances hold despite state funding uncertainty
EDINBURG — Ediniburg School District remains in a good position financially, even as schools face a cloudy future with state funding.
Thursday, May 12, 2016

Police & Fire printed May 12, 2016
Thursday, May 12, 2016

Courthouse printed May 12, 2016
Thursday, May 12, 2016

Pana Also Participates in Tech 2016
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Representative Avery Bourne met with Pana Junior High School Students participating in Tech 2016 on Tuesday in Springfield. This event allows students to highlight how technology is being used in the classroom to increase student engagement and improve achievement.
Thursday, May 12, 2016

T'ville Jr. High students present ROV project at Tech 2016 in Springfield
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Two 8th graders from Taylorville Jr. High School were able to experience the joy that comes from the successful completion of a year long project.
Thursday, May 12, 2016

New display at Lincoln Library features recreation of Lincoln hearse
SPRINGFIELD – A modern re-creation of the hearse that carried Abraham Lincoln to his tomb goes on display at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum this month, as does a new exhibit in the “Art in the Atrium” program
Thursday, May 12, 2016

Entertainment Calendar printed May 12, 2016
Thursday, May 12, 2016

Library Pesident Merker speaks to Sertoma Club
TAYLORVILLE — Gary Merker was Sertoma's guest speaker at a recent dinner meeting. Merker, President of the Taylorville Public Library Board, updated club members about the mold issues at the library and ongoing remediation efforts. The library remains closed during mold cleanup, but hopes to be open in time for the annual Summer Reading program.
Thursday, May 12, 2016

Stoninton Legion Auxiliary to hold election of officers
STONINGTON — The Stonington American Legion Auxiliary Post 257 met in regular session on Monday, May 9 with four members present. Those in attendance were President Mary Ann Reed, Treasurer Jane Besson, Chaplain Linda DeVore and Sgt. at Arms Marilyn Remmert.
Thursday, May 12, 2016

Honored For Perfect Attendance
TAYLORVILLE — Horace Mann  sponsored a perfect attendance award at North School.  All students who achieved perfect attendance had their name placed in a hat. Two names were drawn and Kathleen Denning, top, and Antione Hunter, bottom, were declared the winners. Pictured at right with both students is Horace Mann representative Tyler Payne.


Thursday, May 12, 2016

Police & Fire printed May 11, 2016
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Free program on one day travels May 12
TAYLORVILLE — Christian County Home and Community invites everyone out for a fun evening Thursday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Days Gone By Follow-up
TAYLORVILLE — A follow up note regarding this photo in Tuesday’s edition of the Breeze. Debby Wells reports she received a phone call after the story ran from Richard Sexon, formerly of Taylorville.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Committee recommends improvements for Bear Creek Road
TAYLORVILLE — Road improvements are coming to County Highway 12.

The Christian County Board Highway, Building, Grounds and Highway Committee voted to recommend approval of a joint agreeement for the road recycling project, which will stretch 5.49 miles along Bear Creek Road.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

City seeks road dedication for sewer project
TAYLORVILLE — A special Taylorville City Council meeting was called on Tuesday evening in an attempt to address a discrepancy that may prohibit the city from moving forward with a sewer overhaul project in the northeast quadrant of town.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Committee recommends improvements for Bear Creek Road
TAYLORVILLE — Road improvements are coming to County Highway 12.

The Christian County Board Highway, Building, Grounds and Highway Committee voted to recommend approval of a joint agreeement for the road recycling project, which will stretch 5.49 miles along Bear Creek Road.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The House That Smurf Built
TAYLORVILLE — Ron (Smurf) and Charla Murphy recently built a gnome house in their yard. It was made from an oak tree they had cut down. Ron made a roof to set on top of the notched stump and covered it in cedar shingles, stained green, to look like moss.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Sanitary district contemplates land purchases
TAYLORVILLE — Two parcels of land immediately adjacent to the Taylorville wastewater treatment plant are being considered for purchase by the Taylorville Sanitary District (TSD).
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

CDA Winners Honored
TAYLORVILLE — CDA Court Taylorville 583 met May 5 at the K.C. Hall.  Pictured are St. Mary's students 4th and 5th grade winners of CDA Local and State Art and Essay Contest. They were guests of honor at the CDA meeting.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Kiwanis Club honors Ralph Sloman as Outstanding Spiritual Leader
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Kiwanis Club recognized an “Outstanding Spiritual Leader” in the community, during their annual Prayer Luncheon on Tuesday at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

2016 South Fork Royalty
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

2016 Morrisonville Prom Court
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Lincoln woman in jail after allegedly swinging 2x4 at victim's face
TAYLORVIILE — A 28-year-old Lincoln woman remains in Christian County jail after allegedly whacking another girl in the face with a two-by-four piece of lumber.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Court House
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Police and Fire
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

What A Catch
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Days Gone By
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Hutchison named new THS Principal
TAYLORVILLE — After nineteen years with the Taylorville School District, Matt Hutchison was named the new Taylorville High School Principal at Thursday evening’s Taylorville School Board meeting.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Missions for Taylorville to do good works on June 11
TAYLORVILLE — Looking for a way to make a difference in Taylorville?

Join Missions for Taylorville (MFT) on June 11, at 8:30 a.m. at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium. You will receive a work assignment for the day.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

2016 THS Prom Court
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Tensions run high at Pana City Council meeting
PANA — The Pana City Council met in regular session Monday night. Tension was a little high regarding a first reading of an ordinance regarding rip rap at Lake Pana.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Kincaid accountant quits, citing allegations of financial irregularities at village
KINCAID — Kincaid’s long-time accountant quit, citing “ongoing allegations of irregular financial transactions” at the village.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

THS approves $500K energy management project
TAYLORVILLE — An aging and inefficient heating system at Taylorville High School is expected to be addressed this summer in phase one of a multi-year project designed to make the facility more energy efficient.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Courthouse printed May 9, 2016
Monday, May 9, 2016

Police & Fire printed May 9, 2016
Monday, May 9, 2016

Hospital Apartment Razed
Demolition and clean-up are underway for an apartment building located on the south side of Taylorville Memorial Hospital complex. The apartment building is owned by the hospital and formerly was owned by the Adorers of the Blood of Christ. The hospital has no  plans for the lot, said hospital CEO Kim Bourne. “We are just tearing down an old building that had served its useful life,” Bourne said.


Monday, May 9, 2016

Order in the court: Stonington man learns court manners
TAYLORVILLE — A 26-year-old Stonington man found himself on thin ice Friday when he cursed and screamed in open court.

Michael T. Morrisey was arrested by Taylorville Police for alleged retail theft at Wal-Mart.

Morrisey is alleged to have stolen hair straighteners and diapers on April 29 from Wal-Mart on Illinois Route 29.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Outdoor Youth Festival
WINDSOR, Ill. — The IDNR Links to the Future and LTC Spring Rendezvous will once again be open to the public at Wolf Creek State Park on Lake Shelbyville in Windsor, Ill. Public events are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 21, 2016.
Monday, May 9, 2016

South Fork Schools To Host Fine Arts Festival
Monday, May 9, 2016

Volunteers needed for free summer meals program for children
Saturday, May 7, 2016

Group submits sigs for redistricting issue
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A group that wants an independent commission to draw legislative districts in Illinois on Friday delivered more than 550,000 backing its request to put the measure on the ballot in November for a constitutional change.
Saturday, May 7, 2016

Illinois History: Pana mine riot was key moment in state's labor history
PANA — Labor strife in the Illinois coal industry flared in the late 1890s, with deadly confrontations in several cities.  Among them was Pana, where a clash between union miners and strikebreakers in April 1899 left seven dead and twenty-eight wounded.
Saturday, May 7, 2016

Centennial Celebration Planned
TAYLORVILLE — A lot has changed over the past century at Taylorville Post Office.

At the dawn of the 20th century, people routinely mailed hand-written letters.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Letter carriers ask you to help 'Stamp Out Hunger'
TAYLORVILLE — On Saturday, May 14, the National Association of Letter Carriers, United States Postal Service and other partners are asking the people of Taylorville to help Stamp Out Hunger. The annual food drive has grown into a national effort that provides assistance to the millions of Americans struggling to put food on the table.
Saturday, May 7, 2016

Chamber recognizes outstanding citizens
TAYLORVILLE — At its annual derby part and awards banquet on Friday, the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce honored two of its members for their outstanding service to Taylorville over the last year.
Saturday, May 7, 2016

Take Me Out To The Ballgame
Saturday, May 7, 2016

Best life insurance matches individual needs
DEAR BRUCE: Can you help me find out which is better, term life insurance or whole life insurance? -- R.R.
Saturday, May 7, 2016

Illinois hog farmers expansion driven by demand
RAYMOND, Ill. (AP) — Hog producers in Illinois have already filed half as many expansion notices with state regulators as they did in all of last year.
Saturday, May 7, 2016

Bank honors Deborah Jostes for 40 years of service
TAYLORVILLE — U.S. Bank in Taylorville is honoring Deborah Jostes for 40 years of service to the company.
Saturday, May 7, 2016

North Student of the Week
Saturday, May 7, 2016

Nature program on owls May 15 at Rock Springs
Decatur, Ill. — Children ages 5 and up and adults are invited to an owl program, “Whoo Goes There?” at Rock Springs Nature Center on Sunday, May 15 at 2p.m.
Saturday, May 7, 2016

It's A Keeper
Saturday, May 7, 2016

VisionWay Preschoolers Tour Local Kroger Bakery
Saturday, May 7, 2016

Taylorville FFA Members Take Home Honors At Section 16 Banquet
Saturday, May 7, 2016

Christian County YMCA collecting shoes for Ghana YMCA: You can help
TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County YCMA has been collecting gently used athletic shoes for the MORE Foundation to help the Ghana YMCA.
Saturday, May 7, 2016

THS FFA members take home Section 16 honors
SULLIVAN, Ill. — On Tuesday, May 3 the Taylorville FFA Chapter attended the Section 16 FFA Banquet held in Sullivan, Ill. Awards were presented to FFA members from across the Section for outstanding performance in career development events, proficiency awards, state degrees, American degrees and leadership events.
Saturday, May 7, 2016

Cub Scouts rummage sale to raise funds for camps
TAYLORVILLE — Cub Scout Pack 68 will be having a rummage sale on Saturday May 14 at the First United Methodist Church parking lot  located at 200 S. Walnut St. beginning at 8:00 a.m. Please no early sales.
Saturday, May 7, 2016

Morrisonville troop attends Pilgrimage
MORRISONVILLE — Boy Scout Troop 74 in Morrisonville recently participated in the Lincoln Pilgrimage weekend in Springfield. The Scouts camped at New Salem State Park and walked two historic trails at Oak Ridge Cemetery; learning about Lincoln's Tomb  and the military memorials. The highlight of the event was the Pilgrimage march from the Tomb to the Old State Capitol.
Saturday, May 7, 2016

University Women Install Officers
Saturday, May 7, 2016

Photographer, naturalist presents program on Central Illinois ecosystems
Saturday, May 7, 2016

Teacher retiring from VisionWay after 20+ years
Saturday, May 7, 2016

HCEA Presents 23rd Annual Table Setting Luncheon Saturday
Saturday, May 7, 2016

LLC offering basic nurse asst. course in Pana
MATTOON — Lake Land College is offering Basic Nursing Assistant (CNA) training this summer in Effingham, Paris and Pana. The nine-week course will meet every Monday and Thursday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. from June 6 to Aug. 4.
Saturday, May 7, 2016

Memorial Medical Center earns highest recognition for nursing excellence
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — For the third consecutive time, Memorial Medical Center received the highest honor a healthcare organization can attain for nursing excellence, an achievement reached by only 3 percent of the nation’s hospitals.
Saturday, May 7, 2016

Illinois ranks high for good nursing opportunities
ILLINOIS — Like most segments of the economy, the nursing industry is in a state of significant transition under the weight of major overarching socioeconomic dynamics — from the aging U.S. population and the Affordable Care Act to the student-loan crisis and concerns about the future of key entitlement programs.
Saturday, May 7, 2016

Police & Fire printed May 6, 2016
Friday, May 6, 2016

Courthouse printed May 6, 2016
Friday, May 6, 2016

Taylorville Arts Council offering grants for artistic endeavors
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Area Arts Council (TAAC) is pleased to announce the availability of grants up to $1,000, in the field of performing or visual arts for qualified applicants residing in Christian County, age 18 or older.
Friday, May 6, 2016

2016 Farmer's Market opens downtown tomorrow
TAYLORVILLE — The 2016 season of the Farmer's Market will be in full swing Saturday, May 7 from 9-12:30. Local vendors will showcase  asparagus, radishes, green onions, rhubarb, frozen blackberries, baked goods, crafts, vegetable plants and more.
Friday, May 6, 2016

Decatur man who enters home and strikes disabled woman gets probation
TAYLORVILLE — A 51-year-old Decatur man was sentenced to two years probation after he pled guilty to  entering a home in Pana Township and striking a disabled woman about her head and body.
Friday, May 6, 2016

Local Optimist Club designated as honor club
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club held its monthly business meeting on Thursday, May 5 in the TMH Auditorium. Following breakfast, President Len Hempen called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance, and Ron Spears led the group in the morning invocation. Ron also led the group in recognizing birthdays and anniversaries in the month of May.
Friday, May 6, 2016

Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony presents finale
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony (SYVYS) invites the public to the final concert of the 2015-16 season. The performance features all of the SVYS youth orchestras: Starter Strings I, Starter Strings II, Preparatory Orchestra, Sinfonia Orchestra, and Youth Symphony.
Friday, May 6, 2016

Courthouse printed May 5, 2016
Thursday, May 5, 2016

Police & Fire printed May 5, 2016
Thursday, May 5, 2016

Salute to Law Enforcement finalists announced
TAYLORVILLE — Three finalists have been announced in the Taylorville Optimist Club’s Salute to Law Enforcement.

The finalists are Dwayne Wheeler, Kincaid Chief of Police; Bruce Engeling, Chief Deputy, Christian County Sheriff’s Office; and Allan Mills, sergeant with Taylorville Police Department.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Buy A Poppy - Support A Veteran
TAYLORVILLE - The Taylorville VFW Auxiliary 4495 will hold their annual Buddy Poppy Drive this weekend. All donations will go to help veterans who have served in the military during past and present conflicts.
Thursday, May 5, 2016

Millikin University to offer viewing of rare transit of Mercury
DECATUR, Ill. — On Monday, May 9, 2016, Millikin University will present a viewing of the transit of Mercury across the Sun. Transits of Mercury, which can be thought of as a very partial eclipse of the Sun, are fairly rare, with the next one visible in the United States taking place in 2019.
Thursday, May 5, 2016

Millikin hosting Jr. Academy of Science exposition
DECATUR, Ill. — Millikin University will host the Illinois Junior Academy of Science (IJAS) State Exposition May 13-14, 2016. The exposition will be held on Millikin's campus and at the Decatur Indoor Sports Center (DISC), located at 1295 W. Wood St. in Decatur, Ill. Millikin is the first private higher education institution in Illinois to host the annual exposition.
Thursday, May 5, 2016

May 10 deadline to nominate 'Heroes of Heartland'
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Real heroes don’t wear capes or leap over tall buildings; real heroes are impassioned people who make a difference in the lives of others. Their actions, courage and dedication inspire us and make our community a better place to live.
Thursday, May 5, 2016

Director of tax accountability group speaks to teachers on state financial crisis
DECATUR, Ill. — Ralph Martire, Executive Director of the nonpartisan Center for Tax and Budget Accountability in Chicago, recently addressed the Retired Teachers of Christian, Macon, Shelby, Bond, Moultrie, and Montgomery Counties and guests to clarify the effects of Illinois’ financial crisis before proposing a four-step recovery process.
Thursday, May 5, 2016

Entertainment Calendar printed May 5, 2016
Thursday, May 5, 2016

Pana elementary students to participate in tech demo
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The 25th annual TECH 2016 Students for the Information Age event will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 from 9:30 to 11:30 and from 1 pm-3 pm at the Illinois State Capitol Building in Springfield. More than 100 schools will be represented from throughout the state of Illinois.
Thursday, May 5, 2016

Pana Education Foundation Holds 5th Annual Technology Showcase
PANA — The Pana Education Foundation (PEF) held its 5th Annual Technology Showcase on Friday, April 29 in the Pana High School Library. This year’s agenda featured the 1:1 Chromebook Program at the 6th grade level, IPad use at the second grade level, and the use of Kindles in high school English.
Thursday, May 5, 2016

VisionWay April Star Students
TAYLORVILLE — VisionWay school has announced the Star Students for the month of April. Star Students are selected each month by their teacher for the students great Christian character. These students shine their light for Jesus.
Thursday, May 5, 2016

Music enthusiast seeks to bolster local program
TAYLORVILLE — Less than two weeks ago, the Taylorville School District Music Department concluded another successful year of band culminating with the annual Spring Music Festival.

The event showcased hundreds of young Taylorville musicians, chronicling their growth through the system. Instead of resting on their laurels, however, the department has already turned an eye towards cultivating the next group of talented students to eventually be featured in that same setting.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Police & Fire printed May 4, 2016
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Fox Family At Home In Morrisonville Backyard
MORRISONVILLE — Bob and Betty Dautel of Morrisonville enjoyed the playfulness of a mother fox and her seven pups in their backyard this spring. Mr. Dautel said the fox family moved on this week but had stayed for about five weeks and really “put on a show.” Dautel said the family cat wasn’t thrilled about the visitors.


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Courthouse printed May 4, 2016
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

THS to present Honors Choir Concert Thursday night
TAYLORVILLE — Beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the THS Cafeteria on Thursday, May 5, THS Choir students will showcase their talents at the annual year-end Senior Honors Concert.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

South Fork Prom Court
KINCAID — The South Fork High School Prom will take place Saturday, May 7 at the American Legion Hall in Kincaid.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Morrisonville Prom Court
MORRISONVILLE — The Junior Class of Morrisonville High School has announced the candidates for the 2016 Prom Court.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

University Womens' group awards scholarships
TAYLORVILLE — Katie Burgener and Cassandra Neal of Taylorville each received A $1,200 scholarship from the University Women of Christian County. Mary Louise Kane, the Scholarship Chairman, presented a certificate and check to each winner at the May meeting.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Crews named emergency coordinator of the year
TAYLORVILLE — Mike Crews has been named coordinator of the year by the Illinois Emergency Services Management Association.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Bond reduction denied for local man charged with child porn
TAYLORVILLE — Bond will stand at $150,000 for a 27-year-old Stonington man charged with child pornography.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Stonington Post Office Falling Down
TAYLORVILLE — Barricades prevent entry to the front of Stonington Post Office.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

31-year-old Nokomis man dies in Sunday AM crash
NOKOMIS, Ill. — Justin Gunderson, age 31, of Nokomis died Sunday morning, May 1, in a single-vehicle crash that occurred on Illinois Route 16, west of East Bertolino Ave., Nokomis at approximately 4:30 a.m.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

City approves half-milion-dollar-plus street projects
TAYLORVILLE — Two street renovation projects totaling considerably more than a half-million dollars were approved at Monday’s Taylorville City Council meeting. The bulk of the agenda, however, was spent debating a four-way stop sign at the intersection of England and Morton Streets.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Ill. panel again urges medical pot expansion
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois advisory board is once again recommending that Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration add new health conditions to a list of what can be treated legally with medical marijuana.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

COURTHOUSE
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Police/Fire
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Stonington seeks water main grant
STONINGTON — The Stonington Village Board on Monday approved spending $1,500 for preliminary engineering work needed to apply for a water main replacement grant.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Additional pet of the year contestant - PRECIOUS
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Additional pet of the year contestants
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Mt. Auburn plans annual rummage sale
MT. AUBURN — The annual community-wide garage/rummage sales will be held in Mt. Auburn on Saturday, May 14, 2016.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Shadow Home receives $1,300 contribution
HARRISTOWN, Ill. — Taylorville’s Shadow Home for women and children recently received a check for $1,300 from Jenner Ag, the result of a lawn mower raffle that culminated in a prize drawing during the dealer’s Demo Days April 15-16.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

2 represent T'ville in Optimist oratorical contest
SPRINGFIELD — The third quarter District meeting of the Illinois Optimist clubs was held this past weekend in Springfield.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Officer Wells nominated for Optimist law enforcement award
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club will host a Salute to Law Enforcement breakfast on May 12. The breakfast will start at 6:30 a.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium. The public is encouraged to nominate their favorite police officer as the Officer of the Year.  Nominations may be made online at www.ctitech.com/RespectForLaw/.
Monday, May 2, 2016

Memorial run/walk to honor Pana state trooper who died in line of duty
SPRINGFIELD—Lincoln Land Community College’s Veterans Club invites runners and walkers to participate in the 9th annual Brian McMillen Memorial Run/Walk Saturday, May 28 beginning at 8 a.m. on the LLCC-Springfield campus, 5250 Shepherd Road. The event offers a 5K run/walk and a 10K run.
Monday, May 2, 2016

TFD Testing
Monday, May 2, 2016

COURTHOUSE
Monday, May 2, 2016

VisionWay Students Learn About Recycling
Monday, May 2, 2016

Pana Royalty
Monday, May 2, 2016

Public Meeting Notices printed May 1, 2016
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Breaking Ground
Construction has begun near the intersection of Routes 104 and 29 for what is expected to be a new health care center. Investors have discussed with Taylorville City Council in April  plans to built a prompt care facility. Work is anticipated to be complete early fall, according to onsite workers on Friday. Owners and investors have not returned calls from the Breeze-Courier seeking additional information.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Ireland's easter rising was 100 years ago this spring
The struggle for Irish independence from Great Britain spanned several centuries.  Few events had the dramatic impact of the Easter Rising.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Two people, one path, a world apart
TAYLORVILLE — In many regards, the story of the late Hartzell and Louise Givens, both of Taylorville, is a simple one; they met as two young college students, married, pursued their careers, raised a family, and settled into old age together.

On it’s surface, the story appears elementary, familiar, and mundane even, but there are layers of irony, intrigue, and even paradox throughout it’s pages. None greater, perhaps, than the connection that they share with company like Albert Einstein, J. Robert Oppenhimer, Otto Frisch, and Richard Feynman.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Community Calendar printed May 1, 2016
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Newspapers and Fourth Graders
Fourth graders at Memorial Elementary School learn about newspapers on Friday at the Breeze-Courier. The students already exhibited key traits of a journalist — they had lots of questions as they learned about the newsroom and the press room.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Video game design tournament at LLCC
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — There will be a video game design tournament held on Thursday, April 28, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at A. Lincoln Commons, Lincoln Land Community College 5250 Shepherd Rd., Springfield.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

APL sets May pet adoptions
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Animal Protective League (APL) will hold several pet adoptions during May with cats and dogs available at various locations. All animals from APL have been spayed or neutered, microchipped and have received all vaccinations by the time of their adoptions.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Center HCEA to meet on May 2
TAYLORVILLE — The Center HCEA meeting will be on May 2nd 2016 at the Christian County Extension Office at 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Summer Lunch Program, "Grab-n-Go," Plans to Grow Again in 2016
TAYLORVILLE — For a fifth consecutive year, Taylorville First United Methodist Church will be offering free meals for children in the area this summer.  Children up to and including age 18 are invited to eat.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

TJHS to participate in annual TECH 2016 demo
SPRINGFIELD — The 25th annual TECH 2016 Students for the Information Age event will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 from 9:30am-11:30am and from 1pm-3pm at the Illinois State Capitol Building in Springfield. More than 100 schools will be represented from throughout the state of Illinois.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

City seeking easements to continue sewer project
TAYLORVILLE — A $3 million sewer overhaul project on the northeast side of town that has been in the planning stages for years may have hit a snag at Thursday evening’s City of Taylorville Street and Sewer Committee meeting.
Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday Fish Day
Cody Napier and Matt Wiemelt, both of Springfield, came to Manners Park Pond on Friday in hopes of fishing for trout. The young fishers had no luck as of press time, but the duo remained optimistic that they will succeed.
Friday, April 29, 2016

Deputy Strawn Nominated for Law Enforcement Award
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club will host a Salute to Law Enforcement breakfast on May 12.
Friday, April 29, 2016

Police & Fire printed April 29, 2016
Friday, April 29, 2016

Courthouse printed April 29, 2016
Friday, April 29, 2016

Saved by Grace at Edinburg Baptist Church May 1
EDINBURG — Saved by Grace will be at Edinburg Baptist Church at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 1. They will be preaching and singing in the morning service. There will be a lunch following the service.
Friday, April 29, 2016

TASC May Support Group Meeting
HILLSBORO, Ill. — TASC/The Autism Support Connection's monthly support group meeting will be held Thursday, May 5 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Free Methodist Church, 1400 Seymour Ave. Hillsboro, Ill.
Friday, April 29, 2016

North Elementary School Student Of The Week
TAYLORVILLE — Josephine Redmann was selected as Student of the Week for North Elementary School.
Friday, April 29, 2016

HCE members learn about the coroner's office at spring retreat
HILLSBORO, Ill. — University of Illinois Extension hosted an all-day spring retreat for members of the Home and Community Education Association (HCE) in Unit 18 on April 21.
Friday, April 29, 2016

Taylorville Sertoma Club offers $5,000 food pantry building challenge
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Sertoma Club is pledging up to $5000 to help complete the building fund campaign for the Taylorville Food Pantry. Larry Peterson, president of the local club, said: “the Food Pantry has always been a preferred charity for our club.
Friday, April 29, 2016

Railway police guard trains and tracks
TAYLORVILLE — The days of passenger train bandits largely disappeared as the Wild West was tamed. But the need to police the railways remains.
Friday, April 29, 2016

Problem-solving court - saving lives, saving money
TAYLORVILLE — A drug addict gets caught smoking dope. In the past, the courts had one main remedy for an offender. Throw him in prison.

But there’s one problem. Once he’s out of prison, he runs afoul of the law again. And again and again.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Meth clean-up - dangerous and vital work
TAYLORVILLE — Joe Stepping has been in the meth cleanup business for 16 years.

It’s a dirty business. A dangerous business.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Salute to law enforcement
Nominees have been announced for the Taylorville Optimist Club’s Salute to Law Enforcement on May 12.
Friday, April 29, 2016












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