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Online registration for T'ville schools begins Friday
TAYLORVILLE — Families of returning Taylorville students may begin the online registration process tomorrow, August 1.  The primary guardian should log in to the district’s Skyward Family Access page at www.taylorvilleschools.com. 

Thursday, July 31, 2014


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IDOT offers motorcycle training classes
SPRINGFIELD — With motorcycle riding season in full swing, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that openings are still available in upcoming motorcycle training courses. The University of Illinois Motorcycle Rider Program offers free motorcycle rider education courses at 14 locations throughout Central Illinois including Springfield and Decatur. IDOT encourages all interested residents to participate.
Friday, August 1, 2014

Lakeland offering tuition waivers
MATTOON — Lake Land College is offering the opportunity of a lifetime with its Work and Learn program!

With Work and Learn, the college will provide a complete tuition waiver opportunity to adults who are currently unemployed or underemployed in order for them to earn a career certificate or associate degree.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Area youth win at national angus show
INDIANAPOLIS — Area junior Angus members received honors at the 2014 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) Awards Ceremony which was held Friday, July 11th, in Indianapolis, Ind.
Friday, August 1, 2014

Little Miss And Family Perform
TAYLORVILLE —  Little Miss Christian County Ella Hohenstein, accompanied by her brother Keaton, her dad Neil and her grandmother Reggie entertained the crowd Wednesday
Friday, August 1, 2014

Lost?
OWANECO — Eric and Jennifer Bertoldo captured this photo of a rare hummingbird Monday, July 28, near their Owaneco home. Bertoldo said, “My wife Jennifer and I saw something that just didn't look right at one of our hummingbird feeders. I thought I'd seen this bird before in one of my bird books but knew it wasn't common to this area.
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Kincaid man in fatal motorcycle accident in Springfield Wednesday
SPRINGFIELD — Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards announced that a 36 year old Kincaid man has been pronounced dead as a result of injuries sustained in motorcycle accident.

Gavin T. Chatmon was pronounced deceased at Memorial Medical Center ER at 4:44 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Two from county serving on Rauner's ag coalition
TAYLORVILLE — Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner and running mate Evelyn Sanguinetti today announced members of their agriculture coalition, a broad range of members of the agricultural community who endorse Rauner for governor.
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Another continuance set for Kincaid mayor
TAYLORVILLE - A jury trial was continued a second time this morning in the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court for Kincaid Mayor Doug Thomas, accused of felony counts of official misconduct and possession of a controlled substance (2).
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Taylorville loan shop cited for violations
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) announced today that the following enforcement orders were signed for the month  of June, 2014.

In the consumer crediti division, Cottonwood Financial in Taylorville was sited twice and fined a total of $5,250 as folows:

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Brother and Sister Named Morrisonville Little Miss and Mister
MORRISONVILLE — The Morrisonville Picnic & Homecoming Committee held their Little Miss and Mister Community pageants last night as the 87th annual Picnic kicked off. Brother and sister, Noah Deardorff, 4, and Rian Deardorff, 5, were named the 2014 Little Miss & Mister Community King and Queen.
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Millikin hosting visit day for propective students
DECATUR, Ill. — Millikin University will be offering a Summer Visit Day Program for prospective high school students on Monday, August 11, 2014.
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Area FFA members take part in leadership camp
MONTICELLO — On July 22-25, over 300 Illinois FFA Members gathered in Monticello, Illinois for the 2014 Illinois FFA Leadership Camp at the 4-H Memorial Camp. The camp theme was “Plant Your Potential” as FFA members are encouraged to find their potential in FFA and plant it fearlessly. Camp staff, made up of agriculture educators and Illinois Section Presidents were paired up with small groups made up of fourteen to fifteen FFA Members.
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Clydesdale owners speak to Kiwanis
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard from a father and son who own a Clydesdale farm near Morrisonville, at the club's weekly luncheon Tuesday at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Honey Bend Campground & Resort gifted to Girl Scouts
Springfield, Ill. —  Joe H Scott Sr. and Loretta Scott, have generously donated Honey Bend Campground & Resort located in Litchfied to Girl Scouts of Central Illinois.

Among other amenities, the 70-acre campground  boasts 12 cabins, a lodge, a dining hall, numerous full to semi-full hook-up RV sites, tent sites, swimming pool, several lakes, hiking trails, fishing, and two 9-hole putt- putt golf courses.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Charge filed in armed robbery at Route Mart
TAYLORVILLE - A class-X felony charge has been filed against a local man in an armed robbery that occurred at Route Mart in Taylorville on January 23rd.

On Tuesday, 32 year-old Michael D. Wicker of Taylorville appeared in custody before the Fourth Circuit Court for a charge of armed robbery (Class X)

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Moomey family reunion Aug. 3
TAYLORVILLE — The annual Moomey reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 3rd, at Manners Park in Taylorville at 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

THS Class of 1970 to hold reunion meeting tomorrow
TAYLORVILLE — Members of the Taylorville High School Class of 1970 are invited to the 45th reunion planning meeting which will be held tomorrow, Thursday, July 31, at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Young musicians featured tonight at Municipal Band Children's Concert
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Municipal Band will present its annual Children's Concert tonight at Hershey Towers starting at 7:00 p.m.

The concert begins with  the "Wave the Flag" march which includes the tradition of the children playing in "parade fashion" with their percussion instruments donated by the Sertoma Club.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Rauner Speaks To Supporters About Job Creation
TAYLORVILLE — On Saturday July, 26th Bruce Rauner candidate for Illinois governor and Congressman Rodney Davis attended a reception at Lake Shore Golf Course.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Three charged following deadly stand-off

A police officer is recovering in a Springfield hospital and three individuals are facing felony charges in Christian County following a deadly shoot-out early yesterday morning at a residence on Bear Creek Road in rural Pana.

Pana Police Officer Adam Ladage, also an inspector with the Central Illinois Enforcement Group, is currently in stable condition at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, according to Pana Police Chief Daniel Bland. “We expect him to come home soon,” Bland said of Ladage this morning.


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

4-H Collecting For Food Drive In Morrisonville
MORRISONVILLE — The Lads and Lassie's 4H group from Morrisonville will be sponsoring a food drive to help support the Morrisonville Food Pantry during the Morrisonville Homecoming & Picnic.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Morrisonville Scout Troop 74 holds awards night
MORRISONVILLE — Morrisonville Boy Scout Troop 74 held its quarterly Court of Honor last week, where members were recognized for the awards and ranks they earned at camp and over the summer.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tae Kwon Do Students Participate In Belt Testing
TAYLORVILLE — Students from Master Woods Tae Kwon Do recently participated in belt testing at the community building in Manners Park.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Local boil order announced
TAYLORVILLE — The City of Taylorville Water Department has announced that due to water main repairs, a boil order will be in effect for the following area: E. Park St. from N. Paw Paw St. to N. Shawnee St.

This boil order will be in effect until bacteriological samples can be taken to ensure public safety. The public is urged to boil all water used for drinking and cooking purposes to a rolling boil for 5 minutes before using.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Park approves installation of security lighting for Jayne's Park
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Park Board unanimously approved a motion Monday night to install eight security lights along S. Jayne Street at Jayne’s Park in an effort to curb problems with late night activity along the street and in the park.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Forensic engineer on site of building collapse
TAYLORVILLE — Mayor Greg Brotherton and Taylorville Fire Chief Mike Crews both agree, the cleanup of the building collapse on the northeast corner of the Taylorville Square will be a long and arduous process. There’s no quick fix to this. Both indicated that the cleanup could take “months and months and months.”
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Homeroom At Taylorville Junior High School
TAYLORVILLE - Seventh-grade students in the homeroom of Cecilia Vits are pictured in 1969 in a photo taken at the Taylorville Junior High School.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Lively discussion continues over Pana water rates
PANA — The lively debate continued at the City Council meeting over the ordinance to amend the city’s water and sewer rates. The second presentation was given last night.  After much discussion to amend or not amend the ordinance, a vote was taken.  The aldermen voted in the  following ways: Mr. Eddy (no), Mr. Schneider (no), Mr. Lebon (yes), Mr. Richter (yes), Mrs. Dust (no), Mr. Miles (yes), Mr. Pierce (yes), and Mr. Locq (yes).  The vote was 5 yeas and 3 nays so the ordinance was not amended.  The water and sewer rates will continue to increase by 6% annually. During the discussion, a few aldermen noted that Pana’s rates were comparable to the rates in Taylorville and Shelbyville.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Drawings and prizes featured at Muni band children's concert Wednesday
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Municipal Band will be presenting its annual Children's Concert tomorrow, Wednesday, July 30 at Hershey Towers starting at 7:00 p.m.  The annual Childrens' Concerts were started by Mr. Ron Ninmer, and have been one of the highlights of the annual concert series.  The children's concert presents young musicians performing with the band members. They will be playing musical instruments with the band and many will be using rhythm sticks and maracas.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Hohensteins serving as parade grand marshals
MT. AUBURN — Kenneth and Helen Hohenstein have been selected as the 2014 Parade Marshals for the 128th Annual Mt. Auburn Farmers’ Picnic Parade on Sat., Aug. 1st, at 11:00 a.m. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Shootout: suspect dead, officer in stable condition

PANA - A Pana police officer is in stable condition at Memorial Medical Center and an unidentified suspect is dead following a stand-off on Bear Creek Road this morning about seven miles west of Pana.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Enjoy 3 Days Of Fun At The 128th Annual Mt. Auburn Farmer's Picnic
MT. AUBURN — Fun, entertainment and community pride will fill the three-day Mt. Auburn Farmers’ Picnic this Thursday, July 31st, through Saturday, Aug. 2nd at Mt. Auburn Park.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Chamber hosting blood drive Aug. 4
TAYLORVILLE — To help ensure an adequate blood supply for the region, the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce, located at 108 West Market Street in Taylorville, is hosting a blood drive on Monday, August 4, 2014.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Upland game hunting applications being accepted
DECATUR — The Macon County Conservation District is accepting applications for upland game hunting at Friends Creek Conservation Area’s Upland Game Management Area.  Hunters must apply by September 27, 2014 for the one-day hunts.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony to hold auditions
SPRINGFIELD — Auditions for the Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony (SVYS) 2014-2015 season are scheduled for 4 to 9 p.m. on August 27 at the Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S Sixth in Springfield.  Student musicians from elementary school through high school are invited to apply.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Rep. Davis announces traveling office hours
DECATUR — U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) recently announced that he will be holding traveling office hours in Mt. Zion on Tuesday, August 5, and Pana and Raymond on Wednesday, August 6.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Day Campers Have Fun And Get Fit
TAYLORVILLE — Week 8 for the Manners Park Day Camp is Fun and Fitness Week.  Guest Matt and Megan Scales, owners and instructors of Crossfit Adversis, visited camp on Tuesday, July 22.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Two shot in stand-off on Bear Creek Road
TAYLORVILLE - A police officer and another unidentified individual are being treated for gunshot wounds following a stand-off in rural Pana that took place in the early hours of this morning.

Two deputies from the Christian County Sheriff’s Office were called out to Bear Creek Road around 2:30 a.m. this morning to assist agents from the Central Illinois Enforcement Group (CIEG) in identifying an individual at a residence located just east of Fairview United Methodist Church and west of the Pana Limestone Quarry, according to Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Day Campers Have Fun And Get Fit
TAYLORVILLE — Week 8 for the Manners Park Day Camp is Fun and Fitness Week.  Guest Matt and Megan Scales, owners and instructors of Crossfit Adversis, visited camp on Tuesday, July 22.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Collapsed building has long, sweet history
TAYLORVILLE  — You may think of the building that collapsed Sunday morning on the northeast corner of the Taylorville Square as George’s Candy Shop or the Broverman Building, or more recently To The Moon Tattoos, but did you know it once housed the Taylorville Masonic Lodge?
Monday, July 28, 2014

Building collapse raises safety concerns
TAYLORVILLE - The northeast corner of the Taylorville square remained closed to traffic and pedestrians Monday as officials wait for a determination from a structural engineer on the extent of damage caused by the partial collapse of a building on Sunday morning.
Monday, July 28, 2014

Meeting Notices printed July 28, 2014
Monday, July 28, 2014

Coroner releases results of death investigation
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — Christian County Coroner Amy Calvert Winans has released the final results in regards to a recent rural Christian County death investigation
Monday, July 28, 2014

Bethel Schoolhouse Tour Saturday
DECATUR — Step back in history and tour Bethel School at Friends Creek Conservation Area on Saturday, August 2 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Admission is free and all ages are invited to attend.
Monday, July 28, 2014

Lake Land accepting ambassador applications
MATTOON — Student Ambassador applications are now being accepted for the upcoming school year at Lake Land College.. As an Ambassador, students are selected to serve as official college representatives at events such as college fairs and high school visits. In addition, Ambassadors conduct campus tours and assist with special functions sponsored by the college.
Monday, July 28, 2014

Adcock One Of Top 15 Finalists
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — These outstanding showmen, including Moweaqua's Taylor Adcock, won top fifteen finalists at the 2014 National Junior Angus Showmanship Contest
Monday, July 28, 2014

Business women's Group Awards Scholarships
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Local of Illinois Federation of Business Women recently awarded two scholarships.
Monday, July 28, 2014

Xi Delta Theta Donates To Moose Heart
TAYLORVILLE — Local Moose Lodge Governor, Frank Veach is shown accepting a donation check from Pam Johnson of XI Deta Theta Sorority.
Monday, July 28, 2014

Building partially collapsed on square

 Emergency personnel have blocked of a large portion of the Taylorville square after a building partially collapsed sometime Sunday morning. No one is believed to have been injured as a result of the structural failure, according to Taylorville Police Chief Dave Herpstreith.


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Community Calendar printed July 2
Saturday, July 26, 2014

Tickets now available for TMH Foundation's Summer Wine Down
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation will host their second Summer Wine Down fundraiser on Saturday, August 23, 2014, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Janice Hopper Auditorium.
Saturday, July 26, 2014

Instruments and prizes for kids at Muni Band's Wednesday concert
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Municipal Band will hold their 2014 Children’s Concert this Wednesday, July 30th beginning at 7 p.m. at Hershey Towers.
Saturday, July 26, 2014

Dive team completes training at Pana quarry
PANA - This week, the Taylorville Fire Department Dive Team was able to spend several mornings in training at the Pana Limestone Quarry.

With 10 active members, the dive team participates in quarterly training routines that are held in varying environments, including pools, lakes and quarry lakes. Joining the TFD this week were also firefighters from the Midland Area Fire Protection District and the Stonington Fire Protection District.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Meeting Notices printed July 27, 2014
Saturday, July 26, 2014

Manar recognizes Pana Educator for years of service
PANA — State Senator Andy Manar (D–Bunker Hill) joined David Lett, Pana Superintendent of Schools, on Tuesday to present a certificate of recognition to retiring Assistant Superintendent, David Dively after 12 years of service in that position.
Saturday, July 26, 2014

Illinois State Chili Championship
 TAYLORVILLE - Contestants tend to their chili ahead of judging at Saturday’s Illinois State Championship Chili Cook-off at the Christian County Agricultural Fair.
Saturday, July 26, 2014

Taylorville High School 40th reunion
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville High School Class of 1974 held their 40th high school reunion on Sat., July 19, 2014.
Saturday, July 26, 2014

Morrisonville Elementary & Jr/Sr High registration
MORRISONVILLE — Wednesday, August 6th and Thursday, August 7th are the dates for the Morrisonville School District  registration which will be held at the Morrisonville Elementary School and the Morrisonville Jr./Sr. High School.
Saturday, July 26, 2014

Pana 2014-2015 registration
PANA — School registration will take place July 30th and 31st at the Pana High School gym, 201 West 8th St., from 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 26, 2014

Edinburg CUSD #4 registration Tuesday & Wednesday
EDINBURG — Registration for Edinburg Community Unit School District #4 will take place on Tuesday, July 29 and Wednesday, July 30th, from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. each day in the main office.
Saturday, July 26, 2014

South Fork 2014-2015 registration
KINCAID — South Fork Schools registration will take place on Tuesday, August 5th and Wednesday, August 6th from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Registrants should bring proof of residency and a copy of the child's official birth certificate if not provided earlier.
Saturday, July 26, 2014

M'ville Picnic & Homecoming kicks-off Wednesday
MORRISONVILLE — The 87th Annual Morrisonville Picnic & Homecoming is scheduled for this Wednesday, July 30th, through Friday, Aug. 1st, and will be packed with fun and entertainment. Daily activities will include the carnival, fair food, pageants, park concessions, contests and the beer tent.
Saturday, July 26, 2014

Patrick "Patty" Whalen named Parade Marshal
MORRISONVILLE — The 2014 Parade Marshal has been announced as Patrick Dale Whalen. Mr. Whalen, better know as “Patty”, is a longtime resident of Morrisonville, having moved to a farm southwest of town with his parents from Farmersville when he was six years old.
Saturday, July 26, 2014

Courthouse printed July 25, 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014

Police/Fire printed July 25, 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014

Rochester remains not those of missing Springfield woman
ROCHESTER - The Sangamon County Coroner’s office says that human remains discovered in a Rochester shed this past Saturday don’t belong to Michelle Bianco,  who has been missing from nearby Springfield since April of 2006.
Friday, July 25, 2014

Pawnee man is named to Ducks Unltd. National Board
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Galen Johnson of Pawnee was elected to Ducks Unlimited Inc.’s national board of directors during the organization’s annual convention in St. Louis.
Friday, July 25, 2014

Taylorville schools announce registration details
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Community Unit Schools has announced the details for the 2014-15 school registration.

Families of returning students may begin the online registration process on August 1.  The primary guardian should log in to the district’s Skyward Family Access page at www.taylorvilleschools .com.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Sheriff: Four suspected meth labs found in Kincaid area
KINCAID - Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp says observant police work from a Kincaid officer has resulted in the discovery of four locations in the  South Fork area authorities believe to have been used to manufacture methamphetamine.
Friday, July 25, 2014

Senior Center Benefit Sunday
TAYLORVILLE — Trinity Lutheran Church will host a meal and ice cream social to benefit the Christian County Senior Center on Sunday, July 27, from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, July 25, 2014

Day Campers Saving The World
TAYLORVILLE — Week Seven for the Manners Park Day Campers was Saving The World Week.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Church Service at County Fair Sunday Morning
TAYLORVILLE — Davis Memorial Christian Church will hold its regular Sunday morning worship service in the Expo Building of the Christian County Fairgrounds beginning at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, July 27.
Friday, July 25, 2014

Nokomis mission offers affordable clothing and more
NOKOMIS — Brick and mortar stores may be heading the way of the half-cent piece, but there’s a thriving one in Nokomis just off the main drag - and you may even need half-a-penny to make a purchase.
Friday, July 25, 2014

Taylorville Talent
TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County Fair Talent Show in the grandstand on Wednesday night featured singers and dancers of all ages, including the newly crowned Little Miss Christian County. Ella Hohenstein (pictured second to left in the dance photo) was part of the Tville Crew, dancing from Turnout Dance Studio. The winner of the junior division was Jessi Mathias, top left,  signing and playing her own song titled “If Cinderella was a cowgirl”, while a stunning duet sung bythe Finks sisters, Makala and Makenzie, top center, won the senior division. Also pictured is three-year-old Mallory Hoenig, top right, who stole the show with her own version of “Call Me Maybe” which included a shout-out to her grandpa when she spotted him seated in the grandstand.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Man robbed by fake police on I-55 near Litchfield
LITCHFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State Police say a driver was robbed on Interstate 55 near Litchfield by men who impersonated police officers.
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Illinois State Police confim female skeletal remains found in Rochester community
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois State Police (ISP) Zone 4 Investigators today announced that  female skeletal remains were found on July 19, in a residential area of Rochester, Illinois.
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Casey Williams Foundation awards scholarships
ASSUMPTION — This year, the Casey Williams Foundation, based in Assumption, proudly awarded six scholarships to area individuals. The scholarship committee studied several applications, focusing on service to individuals and organizations in the applicants' schools and communities.
Thursday, July 24, 2014

On Stage At The County Fair
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Events Calendar printed July 24, 2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Springfield Art Association hosting second annual Paint the Street
SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Art Association will host the 2nd Annual Paint the Street on this Saturday, July 26th from 3:00-10:00 p.m. The family-friendly event will take place on Washington Street between 4th and 7th streets, in Downtown Springfield.
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Rock Spgs. to present program on glaciers of Illinois
DECATUR, Ill. — Discover the Glaciers of Illinois at a presentation Sunday, August 3 at 2pm in Rock Springs Nature Center.  Glaciers advanced and receded for thousands of years over what became the State of Illinois, changing the landscape forever.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Gala event will highlight Fuller's work
CARBONDALE, Ill.  -- R. Buckminster Fuller, the late Southern Illinois University Carbondale designer, educator, inventor and visionary, will be the focus of a performance and special exhibit coming to the university this fall.
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Last chance for discount pass for State Fair
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Time is running out to snag the best discount for carnival rides at the Illinois State Fair.
Thursday, July 24, 2014

IL Dept. of Ag grants Mt. Auburn farm Centennial status
SPRINGFIELD, IL — The Illinois Department of Agriculture has designated the farm in Mt. Auburn IL owned by Cinda S. Stocks of Moweaqua, IL as a Centennial Farm.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Morrisonville school selects Perry as superintendent
MORRISONVILLE — After two years with interim Superintendents, the Morrisonville School District has named Karen Perry as its new full-time Superintendent. She was given a two year contract.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Big turnout for Senior Appreciation Dinner
TAYLORVILLE-  Hundreds of area seniors headed out to the Christian County Agricultural Fair today for the annual Senior Appreciation Dinner, sponsored by Larry’s Service Center and the Christian County Fair Board. Before lunch was served, a game of BINGO was called by the Taylorville Eagles.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

CrimeStoppers printed July 23, 2014
TAYLORVILLE — This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to criminal damage that occurred in Taylorville.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Pana day care center donates to United Way
PANA — United Way of Christian County Board President, Carol Schramm, is shown presenting a plaque to Karla Bland and some of the children from Bland’s day care center in recognition of their contributions to the United Way. 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Taylorville Memorial Hospital CEO speaks to Kiwanis Club
TAYLORVILLE — Dan Raab, chief executive officer of Taylorville Memorial Hospital, was Tuesday's guest speaker at the weekly meeting of the local Kiwanis Club at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Extension hosts "Next Top Product" Youth Entrepreneur Camp
TAYLORVILLE — The University of Illinois Extension Unit 18 hosted the “Next Top Product” Youth Entrepreneur Camp in Taylorville June 24-26, from 1-4 p.m.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

2014 Christian County Queens Crowned
TAYLORVILLE — New royalty has been chosen in Christian County. The 2014 Christian County Agriculture Fair beauty pageant got the fair officially started on Tuesday night in the grandstand with the crowning of the new queens. Abigale Millburg is the 2014 Miss Christian County. Faith Lindsey is the Junior Miss Christian County for 2014 and Ella Hohenstein is the Little Miss Christian County for 2014.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Christian County Pageant Winners
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Christian County Pageant Winners
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Christian County Pageant Winners
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Christian County Pageant Winners
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

County Fair Starts Today
TAYLORVILLE — Members of the Christian County Ag Fair board and others gather for a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning officially kicking off the 2014 County Fair.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Flutist extraordinaire to perform with Muni Band Wednesday
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Municipal band will present its Wednesday night concert this week at Hershey Towers at 7:30 p.m. Featured soloist will be Dr. Abigail Walsh flautist.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Manar speaks in Edinburg on education funding
EDINBURG — Democratic State Senator Andy Manar of Bunker Hill held a town hall meeting Monday evening in Edinburg as part of his “Capitol on your Corner” program to meet with constituents and answer questions about state government.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Taylorville continues to consider tax consequence of leases
TAYLORVILLE - Expanded bow hunting at Lake Taylorville received a nod from aldermen at last night’s City Council meeting (7-1: Heberling - No) despite questions that remain over possible tax implications.

Mayor Greg Brotherton stated today that City Attorney Rocci Romano would be meeting with Supervisor of Assessments Mike Gianasi in the near future to discuss the tax-related consequences of the City leasing parcels of land to area hunters.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Courthouse printed July 22, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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