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Master Gardeners Tour Locust Creek Flower Farm
After touring the extensive annual and perennial flower beds at Locust Creek Flower Farm, Christian County Master Gardeners were each able to use their creative skills to make a flower arrangement of their own Thursday evening.
Saturday, August 18, 2018


Courthouse
Saturday, August 18, 2018

Handbell choir workshop
On August 11 the handbell choirs of United in Faith Church and First United Methodist Church attended a workshop taught by Gail Welk from Bells in Motion and Malmark Handbells.
Saturday, August 18, 2018

Watson Food donates supplies
Saturday, August 18, 2018

TMH Foundation Funds Program at VisionWay Christian School to improve students' health
The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation provided a grant to VisionWay Christian School to encourage students to increase their physical activity and make healthy food choices.
Saturday, August 18, 2018

Blue Mound Fall Festival Pagent winners
Saturday, August 18, 2018

Youth Cheer donates to Taylorville Head Start program
Saturday, August 18, 2018

Red Cross urgently needs blood donations before summer ends
As summer winds down, the American Red Cross urges individuals to give blood and platelets now and help end an emergency summer blood shortage that began last month.
Saturday, August 18, 2018

Committee approves expanded business district
In the City of Taylorville’s quest for new economic development, there are only a few tools at their disposal. They’ve already implemented a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district on the north side of town along the Route 29 corridor. Now, they’ve set their sites on a business development district (BDD).
Friday, August 17, 2018

More departments present budgets to county committee
The second night of budget presentations for Christian County departments and offices were held in the Taylorville courthouse Thursday night. There were eight presentations to members of the Finance Committee of the Christian County Board.
Friday, August 17, 2018

Davis apologizes for Spfld. incident
U. S. Representative Rodney Davis (R-IL-13), Taylorville, apologized Thursday to his November opponent in the 13th District race, Betsy Dirksen-Londrigan, her family and the public, for an incident involving a Davis campaign worker which occurred at a Londrigan fund-raiser in Springfield Wednesday night.
Friday, August 17, 2018

Information sought in local theft
This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a theft that had occurred in Taylorville.
Friday, August 17, 2018

Police/Fire
Friday, August 17, 2018

Kincaid Village Board approves yearly audit results
The Village of Kincaid met in regular session Monday night. Auditor Kevin Buckley provided the yearly audit results. “Ultimately, things were good financially this year. Motor fuel tax was down about $17 (thousand) but that’s because you had several projects done in the past year. Your revenues were down about $11 (thousand) this year but your expenditures were down about $85 (thousand) so this is why you had a break-even year in the general fund vs. in past years when you’ve used more than what you’ve taken in.  The other big thing that happens in villages is water and sewer funds. The water fund is up $79,000 and overall increased by $50,000 this year. The sewer fund is down about $25,000 but a big hunk of that was because you paid off $60,000 in bonds last year (year ending April 30, 2018). Overall, because of more use of water and increase of rates the water fund brought in about $47,000 more in revenue. The sewer fund was up about $5,000 in revenue. It was up $14,000 in expenses. The general fund broke even this year, which is better than it’s done in the past,” said Buckley.
Friday, August 17, 2018

South Fork schools continue with upgrades to gymnasium and technology
The South Fork Board of Education held a budget meeting and a regular meeting on August 15 at 6:25 p.m. in the junior high Media Center.
Friday, August 17, 2018

Endless Highway to perform in Tower Hill
Endless Highway will perform at the Tower Hill Free Methodist Church on Saturday, August 25 at 5 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
Friday, August 17, 2018

KCOG prepares for Summer Block Party Sunday
Kincaid Church of God (KCOG) continues to host one of their biggest events of the year – their annual summer block party.
Friday, August 17, 2018

What are you thinking?
“I really appreciate you saving my life.” This powerful expression of thanks came on January 19, 2018 from an actual pilot of a small airplane and was directed to a diligent air traffic controller. (True Stories of Air Traffic Control podcast-FAA.GOV) Another small plane was approaching quickly seemingly unaware of the impending danger.
Friday, August 17, 2018

151-year-old Stonington church sets new core values
As part of the initial work of a newly-formed “Ministry Team” of the Stonington United Methodist Church, a new Purpose Statement, Mission Statement, Core Values, and Vision Statement have been constructed, utilizing a great amount of input and discernment from the congregation. Together, these statements articulate the soul of this 151-year-old congregation. They’ve discerned this “soul” as their giftedness from God for all these generations.
Friday, August 17, 2018

Youth Cheer Group Donates To Schools
Thursday, August 16, 2018

Rep. Davis campaign staff member terminated after arrest in Springfield
Field Director for Rep. Rodney Davis’ (R-IL13) re-election campaign was arrested and charged with aggravated battery following a disturbance outside a Springfield bar where a campaign rally was being held for his November Democrat opponent, Betsy Dirkensen-Londrigan, Wednesday night.
Thursday, August 16, 2018

Missions for Taylorville work day is September 8
The 8th annual Missions for Taylorville (MFT) work day will take place on Saturday, September 8, 2018.
Thursday, August 16, 2018

Local police patrolling school zones
“The upcoming school year is upon us, and we are asking everyone to slow down and pay attention,” Taylorville Police Chief Brian Hile said, noting that his department will be patroling school zones.
Thursday, August 16, 2018

Courthouse
Thursday, August 16, 2018

Pana Grief Support Group begins fall session Sept. 6
“Embrace” the Quad County Home Health & Hospice Grief Support Group will begin its Fall session on Thursday September 6, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Quad County building located next to Pana Community Hospital at 8 Huber St.
Thursday, August 16, 2018

Muscular dystrophy diagnosis inspired art in exhibit
The James S. Murray Gallery at Lincoln Land Community College will feature the ceramic exhibit “Decompose” by Greenville artist Kyle Anderson Aug. 20-Sept. 13. The public is invited to view the exhibit weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and attend a reception with the artist on Aug. 30 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The gallery is located on the upper level of Menard Hall on the LLCC Springfield campus, 5250 Shepherd Road.
Thursday, August 16, 2018

Public is invited to Rochester STEM Fair Sept. 5
The fourth annual Rochester STEM Fair will be held Wednesday, September 5 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Rochester High School cafeteria. All students Kindergarten through 12, families, teachers and staff in central Illinois (not just Rochester) are invited to this free event.
Thursday, August 16, 2018

Lake Land College to host transfer day Sept. 12
Current Lake Land College students and community members are invited to attend Transfer Day on Wed., Sept. 12 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Lake Land College Field House.
Thursday, August 16, 2018

Courthouse
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Police/Fire
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Categories announced for Edinburg Labor Day parade
The Edinburg Labor Day committee is announcing the judging categories for the 2018 Grand Parade. “At the Drive-In!” is this year’s parade theme.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Extension cooks up fun with Jr. Chef camp in Pana
This summer, University of Illinois Extension Unit 18 in cooperation with INEP Illinois Nutrition Education Program SNAP-ED hosted “Illinois Jr Chef” cooking camp in Pana.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Pana council passes budget; parade route modified
The Fiscal Year 2019 budget for the City of Pana was approved by a 7-1 vote on Monday night during the Pana City Council’s meeting. Alderman Tim Eddy, chairman of the Administration Committee which is responsible for the budget, cast the lone “no” vote.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

School votes to reevaluate transition to K-4
Following an August 6 recommendation from the building committee, the Taylorville School Board voted unanimously Monday night to table a previously approved transition to a three-building, K-4 system.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Courthouse
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Insurance premiums on the rise for sanitary district
The Taylorville Sanitary District met for its regular monthly meeting Monday afternoon.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Police/Fire
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

93rd annual Vangeison family reunion August 19
The 93rd annual family reunion of the Vangeison descendants will be held Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the Pawnee Christian Church, 1200 Rutledge St., Pawnee, Illinois.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Edinburg Yard Of Month
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Pet adoption Saturday
The Christian County Animal Shelter will host an adoption event on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Dog hike this Sunday
There’s no better hiking companion than man’s best friend!  Bring your dog for guided hike at Fort Daniel Conservation Area on Sunday, August 19 at 2 p.m. 
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

A Fond Farewell to Father Kurisadima
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Neighborhood Watch Donates To Safe Passage
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Ag tours at fair provide fun way to learn about agriculture
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois State Fair is well underway and the Illinois Department of Agriculture is excited to once again offer fairgoers the chance to learn more about agriculture on the daily Ag Tours. These interactive tours give fairgoers the opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes look at Illinois agriculture on the Illinois State Fairgrounds.
Monday, August 13, 2018

Area mayors hold roundtable meeting
TAYLORVILLE — Mayors or city officials from Taylorville, Pana, Morrisonville, Tovey, Owaneco, and Palmer all gathered at the Taylorville Municipal Building on Monday morning for a roundtable discussion about some of the issues facing their communities.
Monday, August 13, 2018

Courthouse
Published court appearances reflect the daily 10:00 a.m. criminal call and do not necessarily account for all felony proceedings heard that day. Fourth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Daniel Hartigan presided over the following cases on Aug. 13, 2018:
Monday, August 13, 2018

Police/Fire
Monday, August 13, 2018

Sheriff to speak to HCEA members
TAYLORVILLE — Center HCEA members will meet on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at the Christian Co. Extension Office at 10:00 a.m.
Monday, August 13, 2018

Pana Pride announces People's Choice Awards
PANA — Pana Pride has announced a three-way tie for first place in the People’s Choice Category for Yard of the Month.
Monday, August 13, 2018

Carillon art spectacular
SPRINGFIELD — The 13th Annual Art Spectacular At the Carillon will be held September 8-9, 2018 rain or shine at Rees Memorial Carillon Washington Park, Chatham Rd. and Fayette Ave. in Springfield.
Saturday, August 11, 2018

Sensory-friendly film
HILLSBORO — Eisentraut Theatres and TASC/The Autism Support Connection have joined together to bring families affected by autism and other disabilities “Sensory Friendly Films.”
Saturday, August 11, 2018

U of I Extension Master Gardener program now accepting online applicants
TAYLORVILLE — For the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener program, the last four decades can be measured by the millions of volunteer hours given to help bring horticultural help to communities across the state.
Saturday, August 11, 2018

As school begins in Pana, two new faces will greet students and parents alike
PANA — As the dawn of a new school year approaches, half of the top administrators in Pana’s public schools are starting their first year as principal. Pana High School welcomes Casey Adam, 38, of Pana as principal while Kelly Millburg, 54, Taylorville, takes over the position of principal at Lincoln Elementary School. School begins with a Teacher’s Institute on Thursday, Aug. 16, and the first day of class is Friday, Aug. 17.
Saturday, August 11, 2018

Equestrian finishes top 10 at Quarter Horse Show
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Layne Lebshier of Mechanicsburg was a Level 3 Performance Mare finalist placing 12th and placing 8th in Adequan, Level 2 Performance Mares at the 2018 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show on August 2, 2018 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.
Saturday, August 11, 2018

New principals begin duties in Pana schools
PANA — As the dawn of a new school year approaches, half of the top administrators in Pana’s public schools are starting their first year as principal. Pana High School welcomes Casey Adam, 38, of Pana as principal while Kelly Millburg, 54, Taylorville, takes over the position of principal at Lincoln Elementary School. School begins with a Teacher’s Institute on Thursday, Aug. 16, and the first day of class is Friday, Aug. 17.
Saturday, August 11, 2018

Secretary of Army Corps of Engineers at Ag Day
SPRINGFIELD — U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), member of both the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Agriculture Committee, has announced that R.D. James, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, will attend Agriculture Day at the State Fair on Tuesday, August 14.. James directs policy for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which has jurisdiction over lock and dam projects throughout the country.
Saturday, August 11, 2018

Voorhees signs on as new county sheriff's deputy
TAYLORVILLE — Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp is proud to announce the hiring of Andrew J. Voorhees as a new deputy with the Sheriffs’ Office. 
Saturday, August 11, 2018

Taylorville's Vandeveer was longtime county official and Lincoln associate
TAYLORVILLE — One of the four Looking for Lincoln exhibits in Taylorville honors Horatio M. Vandeveer, an associate of Abraham Lincoln who also built the first house in the town.
Saturday, August 11, 2018

CWA hosts guest speaker from PAWS
TAYLORVILLE — The August meeting of   was held on August 1 at Charro's restaurant with 11 members and one guest present.
Saturday, August 11, 2018

Women Of The Moose Donate
Saturday, August 11, 2018

Taylorville Food Pantry has record distribution month
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Ministerial Association is pleased to announce that the Taylorville Food Pantry reached 344 households and 1,096 individuals served in the month of July, 2018.
Saturday, August 11, 2018

Optimists hear from Bee Sisters Aviary bee keeper
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club held its regular meeting on Thursday, August 9, 2018, in the TMH Auditorium. Following breakfast, President Steve Switzer called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance, and led the group in the morning invocation.
Friday, August 10, 2018

Tap and pray: Churches using card readers for donations
LONDON (AP) — Thousands of Christian churches across the world are now using portable card readers or apps to take donations as people increasingly stop carrying cash on them.
Friday, August 10, 2018

New book release about terror attacks of Sept. 11
TAYLORVILLE — Author and retired NYPD Sergeant, Andrew G. Nelson, has just written a new book that grapples with the spiritual question as to where God is during the times of tragedy, such as the one America dealt with on September 11th. The book is scheduled for release on September 7, 2018.
Friday, August 10, 2018

Did Pope Francis offer sign of hope for LGBTQ Catholics?
Starting in the 1970s, New Ways Ministry leaders crisscrossed America urging Catholics to believe that somehow, someday, the Vatican would repent of what they saw as the church's dangerous doctrines on homosexuality.
Friday, August 10, 2018

Taylorville Churches to sponsor community event August 18
Friday, August 10, 2018

Christ, The Only Way
TAYLORVILLE — In John 14, the Lord Jesus is telling His disciples that He is going away to prepare a place for them, and says in Vs 4 “You know the way to the place where I am going.”
Friday, August 10, 2018

Courthouse
Friday, August 10, 2018

Police/Fire
Friday, August 10, 2018

Monthly water billing set to begin in 2019
TAYLORVILLE —At Thursday evening’s City of Taylorville Water Committee meeting, Water Superintendent Dave Speagle told the committee that the projected date for monthly water billing could now be January 1, 2019.
Friday, August 10, 2018

Marching Panthers 2nd In State Fair Parade
Friday, August 10, 2018

LPTC volunteers busy repaving bike trail
Friday, August 10, 2018

Correction
Dana’s Book Exchange will have a 30th Anniversary Open House on Sunday, August 12 from 1-4 p.m. at the American Legion in Taylorville.
Friday, August 10, 2018

Lincoln program on Saturday
DECATUR, Ill.  — Learn about Abraham Lincoln from his encounters with rivers and creeks from guest speaker Don Chamberlain at Rock Springs Nature Center on Saturday, August 11 at 2 p.m.
Friday, August 10, 2018

Two special events of interest at State Fair this weekend
SPRINGFIELD — The Land of Lincoln Barbershop Chorus will sing a free concert at the Illinois State Fair “Lincoln Stage” at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 11. Taylorville resident, Bruce Dawson is a member of the Chorus.
Friday, August 10, 2018

Local food drive hero honored by association
TAYLORVILLE — Dave "Termite" Durbin is a hero to the local National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) union and he was honored at their meeting in Taylorville on August 8.
Friday, August 10, 2018

New Italian eatery on the square opens tomorrow
Eddie and Vito Elezi are eager to bring the taste of Venice to Taylorville on Friday when they open Taylorville’s newest Italian restaurant, Venezia, which is located at 100 East Market Street, on the southeast corner of the Taylorville square.
Thursday, August 9, 2018

City Demos 17th Blighted Property This Year
Thursday, August 9, 2018

Committee recommends relocating zoning office
“I’m not in the zoning office as much as I’d like to be,” said Vince Harris at Wednesday night’s Christian County Board Highway Committee meeting. That’s because Harris is also the county’s animal control officer after a recent consolidation of the two positions.
Thursday, August 9, 2018

Courthouse
Thursday, August 9, 2018

Edinburg teacher appeals to board for photo club
The Edinburg Board of Education held their regular meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the Board room.
Thursday, August 9, 2018

Information sought in local theft
This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a theft that had occurred in Taylorville.
Thursday, August 9, 2018

Free admission this weekend at the Illinois State Museum
The Illinois State Museum will be taking part in the Illinois Office of Tourism’s Doors Open Illinois program. During the weekend of August 11-12, the Museum will offer free admission, giving visitors an opportunity to see the new exhibition Bicentennial and Beyond! The Illinois Legacy Collection. This major exhibition, in celebration of the State’s 200th birthday, features rare and rarely-seen artifacts from the Museum’s 13.5–million-object Illinois Legacy Collection to highlight the dynamic story of Illinois.
Thursday, August 9, 2018

Edinburg principal named division principal of year
The Illinois Principal’s Association Abe Lincoln Division recently announced their annual awards at a ceremony Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at Maldaner’s Restaurant in Springfield. Edinburg High School Principal Michelle Reiss was named High School Principal of the Year and Melinda Barton was named School Board Member of the Year.
Thursday, August 9, 2018

Police/Fire
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Ohlman man killed in ATV accident
Tyler J. Inman, 22, Ohlman, was pronounced dead at the scene of an ATV accident west of Ramsey at 11:41 p.m. Sunday by Montgomery County Coroner Randy Leetham.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Officials present budgets to committee
Nine office holders and department heads of Christian County presented proposed budgets for the 2019 Fiscal Year during a hearing before the Finance Committee of the Board on Tuesday night in the courthouse. It is the first of two sessions scheduled for officials to present budget requests for the new fiscal year which starts on Dec. 1, 2018.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Courthouse
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

ISP issues tips for safely enjoying the Illinois State Fair
Illinois State Police (ISP) District 09 Interim Commander, Lieutenant J.W. Price, encourages visitors to enjoy the Illinois State Fair and keep in mind these simple safety tips:
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Kiwanis may form group for developmentally disabled
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club held their monthly business meeting to discuss Kiwanis committee activities for children and youth, during their weekly luncheon Tuesday.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Accepting applications for upland game hunting
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 28, 2018 for the one-day hunts. 
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Pana Back-To-School Bash Serves 300
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

School committee tables K-4 transition
The full Taylorville School Board will still have to approve the vote at the upcoming August 13 meeting, but the TCUSD Building Committee voted unanimously on Monday night to table last month’s vote to transition the district to three K-4 elementary buildings so that the issue could be discussed more thoroughly.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Courthouse
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

ISP to conduct roadside checks in August in Sangamon County
Illinois State Police (ISP) District 9 Commander, Lieutenant J.W. Price, announced the ISP will conduct Roadside Safety Checks (RSCs) in Sangamon County during August. The use of RSCs combine a strong sense of public awareness and enforcement in order to save lives of the motoring public.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Muni band final concert of season an All-American classic
The fifty-five members of the Taylorville Municipal Band and their director Mr. James H. Smith invite you to come out for an All-American spectacular concert this Wednesday night, the final concert of the season.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Council accepts revised TIF agreement
The Taylorville City Council accepted a revised plan for distribution of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and Business Development District (BDD) funds during their meeting in the Taylorville Municipal Building Monday night. The agreement is between the city and Stuller, Inc., the company which is building the new Steak and Shake restaurant at the intersection of Illinois Routes 29 and 104. The vote was 6-2 with Aldermen Martin Vota and Ernie Dorchinecz voting “no.”
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Police/Fire
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Stonington passes UTV ordinance
The Village of Stonington approved a Utility Vehicle (UTV) ordinance that will take effect today, Tuesday, August 7, 2018.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Free museum admission
The Illinois State Museum will be taking part in the Illinois Office of Tourism’s Doors Open Illinois program. During the weekend of August 11-12, the Museum will offer free admission, giving visitors an opportunity to see the new exhibition Bicentennial and Beyond! The Illinois Legacy Collection. This major exhibition, in celebration of the State’s 200th birthday, features rare and rarely-seen artifacts from the Museum’s 13.5–million-object Illinois Legacy Collection to highlight the dynamic story of Illinois.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Kids Get Backpacks And Supplies, Thanks to Sertoma
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Millikin campus visit day August 10
Millikin University will host a campus visit day for prospective high school students on Friday, Aug. 10.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Explore birds of prey at Rock Springs
Learn about birds of prey at “What’s the Difference? Raptors” at Rock Springs Nature Center on Thursday, August 9 from 6-7 p.m. Explore what makes, owls, hawks, falcons, and eagles unique from one another. We have several mounted species to show you. This program is free and for all ages. Register online by noon on August 8 at MaconCounty Conservation.org.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Mass Anthem to perform August 9 at fall festival
Mass Anthem is a Christian pop band originally from the Chicagoland area now located in Nashville, Tenn.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Danny Byard 28th Annual Memorial 5k run Sat.
Danny Byard 28th Annual Memorial 5k Run will be held Saturday, August 11 at 8 a.m. in Wise Park, with registration beginning at 7 a.m.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Johnny Cash tribute Saturday night at the festival
Bill Forness and One More Round, a Tribute to Johnny Cash are sweeping the country with the iconic sounds of legendary Johnny Cash. Celebrating the life and music of one of the most influential musicians of our time, Bill Forness has mastered the essence of a real Johnny Cash performance. With a deep baritone voice and a theatrical stage presence, Bill Forness and One More Round has become the most sought after Johnny Cash Tribute act anywhere!
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Festival pageants will begin at 6:00 on Thursday
The Blue Mound Fall Festival  Miss, Jr. Miss, Pre-Teen and Little Miss/Mister pagents will be held on stage on Thurs., Aug. 9, at 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Blue Mound fall festival kicks off Thursday night
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Coach McDonald named 2018 grand marshal
The 2018 Blue Mound Fall Festival Grand Marshal is Dick McDonald. Dick was born in Decatur, Ill. the son of Harold and Margaret McDonald, Dick had a brother, Harold Jr., who is deceased.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Courthouse
Monday, August 6, 2018

Police/Fire
Monday, August 6, 2018

Wollerman to serve on education funding review panel
Two regional education leaders will play a role in shaping the critical discussion on ensuring the state’s new historic education funding reform model is also helping provide aid for at-risk youth in schools around the state.
Monday, August 6, 2018

Red Cross blood shortage continues as thousands answer the call to give
Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July. Still, there continues to be an emergency need for donors of all blood types, especially type O, to give now to address a severe blood shortage.
Saturday, August 4, 2018

Legendary songwriter at The Museum August 9
The Music at the Museum Concert Series welcomes legendary singer songwriter Julie Christensen to their stage Thursday, August 9 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Illinois State Museum in Springfield.
Saturday, August 4, 2018

Bear Creek Farm & Ranch: a sustainable approach to small farming
At a time when small farming is steadily becoming a viable career path for many people, it is important to understand what that path looks like, and what demands, pitfalls, and rewards await those that heed the call of the land.
Saturday, August 4, 2018

Friends of the Library presents "Wildlife Photography in Illinois"
The Friends of the Taylorville Public Library invite the community to a multimedia presentation “Wildlife Photography in Illinois” at the library on Thursday, August 16 at 7 p.m. in the library’s Community Room.
Saturday, August 4, 2018

TMH Foundation sponsors participants of Mental Health First Aid Training
Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation sponsored another Mental Health First Aid course held on July 24 at TMH.
Saturday, August 4, 2018

Decatur Dove's Domestic Violence Education and Volunteer Training sessions begin September 10
Training is available for individuals interested in educating themselves on the issues surrounding domestic violence. The training will take place September 10 through 26, Monday through Thursday afternoons, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., in Decatur, at Dove, 302 S. Union, Dean Simcox Conference Center.
Saturday, August 4, 2018

Committee okays fee for frivolous 911 calls
The City of Taylorville Emergency Services Committee revisited a lingering issue on Thursday night when aldermen debated the protocol for addressing non-emergency 911 calls.
Friday, August 3, 2018

Courthouse
Friday, August 3, 2018

Police/Fire
Friday, August 3, 2018

Bike trail cleanup Saturday, volunteers encouraged to help
The Lincoln Prairie Trails Conservancy (LPTC) will host a “blowers and brooms” clean up day tomorrow, Saturday, August 4, 2018.
Friday, August 3, 2018

Lake Land offers free nurse ass't. class
Lake Land College’s Adult Education is offering free BNA classes at the Lake Land College Western Region Center in Pana.
Friday, August 3, 2018

Animal Protective League sets pet adoption dates
The Animal Protective League (APL) will hold several pet adoptions during August with cats and dogs available at various locations. All animals presented by APL for have been spayed or neutered, microchipped and have received all vaccinations by the time of their adoption.
Friday, August 3, 2018

Adcock named Optimist of the month at meeting
The Taylorville Optimist Club held its monthly business meeting on Thursday, August 02, 2018, in the TMH Auditorium. Following breakfast, President Steve Switzer called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance. Pastor Ted Marrinan then led the group in the morning invocation.
Friday, August 3, 2018

Still time to register for fall 2018 classes at LLCC
There is still time to register for fall 2018 classes at Lincoln Land Community College. The fall semester begins Aug. 18.
Friday, August 3, 2018

Pentecostal Church to hold Annual Rock -A-Block
The First United Pentecostal Church of Pana will host their 3rd Annual Rock-A-Block on August 11, 2018.
Friday, August 3, 2018

Taylorville Ministerial Assoc. Church Feud Sat.
The Taylorville Ministerial Association will hold their annual Church Feud tomorrow evening, Saturday, August 4 in the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auditorium at 6 p.m. Enter through the lobby doors of the hospital.
Friday, August 3, 2018

'Church shop' wisely
It’s an incredible joy to be asked questions about my denomination (United Methodism), our history, beliefs, mission, uniqueness, etc. It’s also very common for people to be confused about, uninterested in, or even skeptical about Christian denominations.
Friday, August 3, 2018

Deceased man found in apartment today
The body of an elderly Taylorville man was found in his apartment above the Taylorville Tap in the 100 block of East Main Cross late Thursday morning.
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Mt. Auburn preparing for annual picnic
The Village of Mt. Auburn held their regular session meeting on Wednesday, August 2, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Village Hall.
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Bike trail bridge may still be a year away
A litany of tasks have been completed to get a replacement bridge built over the Flat Branch Creek on the Lincoln Prairie Trail just south of Taylorville, but it appears construction could still be more than a year off.
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Courthouse
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Autism support group to hold swim event
The Autism Support Connection (TASC) will host a free Sensory Friendly Swimming Event instead of their regular monthly support group meeting on Thursday, August 9 from 6-8 p.m. at the Central Park Pool in Hillsboro. Lifeguards will be on duty.
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Senator Manar to speak to AFSCME retirees Aug. 6
Retired members of AFSCME Sub-Chapter 87 will have the opportunity to meet with three candidates who will be up for election in November at their annual summer luncheon. The luncheon will be held at the Spring Gardens Restaurant, 16 S. Poplar St., in Pana at 1 p.m. on Monday, August 6.
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Registration at LLCC also open for adult ed classes
Registration is now open for Lincoln Land Community College Adult Education classes, which will begin Aug. 20.
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Pana parade grand marshal nominations now open
Nominations for the 85th Pana Labor Day Parade Grand Marshal are now being accepted. Deadline to submit a nomination is 4:00 p.m., Friday, Aug. 17. The 2018 extravaganza will step off at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 3, in downtown Pana.
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Seeking entries for soap box derby, chili cook-off
The Mt. Auburn Picnic will be held Thursday, August 23 through Saturday, August 25, 2018.

The annual Bradley Allison Memorial Soap Box Derby is set for Saturday, August 25 at 1 p.m. and the committee has announced they are accepting entries now.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Courthouse
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Police/Fire
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Info sought in local residential burglary
This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a burglary that had occurred in Taylorville.
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Courthouse
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Battered baby released from hospital; prognosis uncertain
Taylorville Police Chief Brian Hile confirmed today that the four-month-old victim of an aggravated battery that occurred on July 6 was released from the hospital into the care of protective custody last week.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Davis highlights importance of fire grants to area communities
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis today visited three fire departments within the 13th District to highlight the importance of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. AFG is a federal program within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that provides grants to local fire departments across the country to ensure communities have access to emergency response equipment and training.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Bike trail group to hold cleanup days in August
The Lincoln Prairie Trails Conservancy (LPTC) will hold volunteer cleanup days August 4, 11 and 25th on the bike trail; August 4, 11 and 25th.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Muni Band concert this Wednesday
Father and daughter musicians from Taylorville, Dennis and Mallory Jones, will perform a trumpet duet, ‘Side Partners’ at the weekly Taylorville Municipal Band concert Wednesday night at Hershey Towers, 400 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Police/Fire
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Students Participate In STEM Camp
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Davis plans office hours in August
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) has announced the first round of open office hours for the month of August. In addition to other meetings and events, Davis plans to hold open office hours in every county next month. He will meet with constituents individually or in small groups about issues important to them. Davis has held 19 open office hours this Congress and 37 traveling help desks with staff to ensure constituents have an opportunity to make their voices heard.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Pana hires curriculum and grounds employees
The Pana Community Unit School District has hired Paul Donahue as the district’s new Director of Curriculum and Instruction and Jeffrey Stauder as the District’s new Director of Building and Grounds and Transportation. The board approved those appointments at a Special Board Meeting on Thursday, July 26.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Extension offering lawn care workshop
The benefits of a healthy, attractive lawn are many and diverse. Learn how to best care for you lawn and prepare it for next year.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

CC Quilt Guild Sew Night Aug. 2
The Christian County Quilt Guild Sew Night is scheduled for Thursday, August 2 at Davis Memorial Christian Church, 1500 W. Franklin in Taylorville.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Back-to-school extravaganza at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum
SPRINGFIELD — It will be a day of dueling ironclads, disguises and battlefield operations Aug. 4 when the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum presents a morning of free back-to-school activities for children.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Christian County Health Department announces immunization clinic dates
TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County Health Department will hold their Immunization clinics for school and sports physicals on Tuesday, August 7 and Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 902 W. Springfield Road in Taylorville.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Tips on how to help kids learn to love reading
TAYLORVILLE — Reading is a passion for many people. But even avid readers may not know just how far back their love of reading stretches.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Strategies parents can use to motivate students
TAYLORVILLE — Students may need some time to adjust at the beginning of a new school year. Summer vacations typically lack the structure of the school year, and it might be unfair to expect kids to seamlessly slip back into their more regimented lives as students.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Faith Bible Academy accepting students for new year
ROSAMOND — The Faith Bible Christian Academy has announced they are accepting registrations now for the 2018/19 school year.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Students invited to tour Taylorville private schools
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Courthouse
Monday, July 30, 2018

Police/Fire
Monday, July 30, 2018

Deadly Mushroom
Monday, July 30, 2018

Rep. Sue Scherer to host office hours in Kincaid Tuesday
On Tuesday, July 31, 2018, Rep. Sue Scherer will be hosting office hours in the South Fork Township Office, 124 Central Street, Kincaid, Ill. Scherer and members of her staff will be there from 10 a.m. - 12 noon and 1-3:30 p.m.
Monday, July 30, 2018

Christian County Fair Chili Cook-off results
The results from the Chili Cook-Off, held on July 29, 2018, are in. The chief judge was Alan Folk, and he judged three categories of chili; Salsa, verde, and red. Salsa had twelve cooks competing, and verde had fifteen. The results are as follows:
Monday, July 30, 2018

Central A&M students register this year on Aug. 1
MOWEAQUA — Central A&M students will be able to register on-line this year after August 1, 2018. In addition to registering on-line, parents will be able to insure the accuracy of their student’s demographic records.
Monday, July 30, 2018

Nokomis schools will register students on Aug. 6-7
NOKOMIS — Nokomis North Elementary School will hold registration on August 6-7, 2018.
Monday, July 30, 2018

Morrisonville students will register August 8 and 9
MORRISONVILLE — Registration for Morrisonville Elementary and Jr./Sr. High School will be held August 8-9, 2018.
Monday, July 30, 2018

Pana schools set registration date for August 1
PANA — The Pana Schools have set registration for Wednesday, August 1, 2018 for the 2018/19 school year from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Monday, July 30, 2018

South Fork students will register for school Aug. 7
KINCAID — The south Fork School District have set registration days for August 7-8 from 3:30-7:00 p.m. in the High School Media Center, 612 Dial St Kincaid. Everyone will need to bring proof of residency to registration.
Monday, July 30, 2018

Lake Land opens scholarship opportunity for students
MATTOON — The Lake Land College Foundation will reopen its scholarship application period to allow incoming students to apply for a scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year. Applications will be accepted August 7 through August 23.
Monday, July 30, 2018

Edinburg Schools set registration date for Aug. 6
EDINBURG — Edinburg Schools have set registration for Wednesday, August 6, 2018 from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Monday, July 30, 2018

Sacred Heart registration
PANA — Sacred Heart School registration for the 2018-2019 school year will be held on Wednesday, August 1 at the school office from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Monday, July 30, 2018

TCUSD preschool screening is set for August 6-7
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Community Unit School District #3 Preschool Screening is scheduled for Monday, August 6 and Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Appointments will be available from 12:30-5:00 p.m. It will be held at Central School, located at 515 E. Bidwell in Taylorville.
Monday, July 30, 2018

Pana Pride announces Yard of the month winners
As you take a stroll around 715 South Pine Street, it is evident how much pride Dennis and Teresa Chamberlaintake in making their yard and landscaping look so great. They are the July winners for Yard of the Month.
Monday, July 30, 2018

Homegrown Cooking with Kids Camp in Morrisonville
This summer, University of Illinois Extension Unit 18 provided a Homegrown Cooking Camp in Morrisonville. The camp was held July 9-13 at the KC Hall. The camp provided youth entering 3rd through 5th grade the opportunity to learn basic cooking skills, the importance of good nutrition, food safety, and how to cook with local and seasonal foods.
Monday, July 30, 2018

Taylorville announces registration and school year information
TAYLORVILLE –Taylorville Community Unit Schools has announced the details for the 2018-19 school registration.
Monday, July 30, 2018

Meeting Notices
Saturday, July 28, 2018

Two airlifted following crash at rural intersection
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — The Christian County Sheriffs’ Office is investigating a two car crash which occurred on July 26th at approximately 4:40 P.M. The crash occurred at the intersection of Assumption Township Road 900 North and 2300 East Road.
Saturday, July 28, 2018

Fair Wraps Up Saturday
Saturday, July 28, 2018

Lift station calls are tying up Taylorville dispatchers
TAYLORVILLE - Taylorville Police Department dispatchers say they are sometimes being inundated with calls that are tying up emergency services.
The calls, though, don't stem from an emergency scenario, and they aren't even being made by an actual person.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Veterans Benefit And Appreciation Run
Saturday, July 28, 2018

Enjoying The Beef And Jack Pot Western Horse Shows At The Fair Saturday
Saturday, July 28, 2018

Local students place in state photo contest
SPRINGFIELD — Michael W. Frerichs, Illinois State Treasurer announced the winners of the Cream of the Crop Photo Contest recently and two local students were among those receiving awards.
Saturday, July 28, 2018

Brothers in recovery: a look at the Sharpe House
TAYLORVILLE — The Sharpe House, a men’s sober living home, opened one year ago on August 9, 2017. When I visited with the owners last year, Dennis and Chris Metsker were optimistic it would work. But, like any new venture, there was a bit of trepidation and uncertainty.
Saturday, July 28, 2018

Extension cooks up fun with Jr. Chef culinary camp
STONINGTON — This summer, University of Illinois Extension Unit 18 in cooperation with INEP Illinois Nutrition Education Program SNAP-ED hosted “Illinois Jr. Chef” cooking camp in Stonington.
Saturday, July 28, 2018

Two airlifted in rural Thursday crash
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — The Christian County Sheriffs’ Office is investigating a two car crash which occurred on July 26th at approximately 4:40 P.M. The crash occurred at the intersection of Assumption Township Road 900 North and 2300 East Road.

A 2012 GMC SUV driving by Megan Sisk (age 24) from Nokomis was traveling southbound on 2300 East Rd.   A 2015 Ford F-150 pickup driven by Shelley Graves age (46) from Taylorville was traveling west on 900 North Rd. The intersection is not marked with any traffic control device and there is high corn on the north side of 900 North Rd. Neither vehicle stopped at the intersection causing a crash in the middle of the intersection. Both vehicles ending up resting in a bean field on the south west corner of the intersection.

The F-150 appeared to have rolled over four time’s causing serious injuries to the driver and passenger, Courtney Fuerstenau (age 18) from Taylorville. Both were airlifted to a hospital in Springfield. Megan Sisk was taken to a Springfield hospital by ambulance.

The crash is still under investigation by the Christian County Sheriffs’ Office.  Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp wants to remind everyone when traveling on county roadways where there is no traffic control devices and high corn everyone should stop before entering the intersection.


Friday, July 27, 2018

Police agencies hold active shooter drill at THS
TAYLORVILLE — “This is really important. Honestly, I think we should do this more often. Anything can happen at anytime, so the better prepared we are, the better that is for the community,” said TPD Officer Chris Adams. He was referencing an active shooter drill that took place at Taylorville High School on Thursday afternoon.
Friday, July 27, 2018

Police/Fire
Friday, July 27, 2018

Courthouse
Friday, July 27, 2018

Pana School Board has new member, officers
PANA — Meeting in special session on Thursday night, the Pana School Board selected a new member of the board and elected two new officers. Mark Beyers, 59, of rural Pana, was selected by the board to fill a vacancy. Beyers was one of three candidates interviewed by the board during two hours and 20 minutes behind closed doors.
Friday, July 27, 2018

4-H Auction At The Fair
Friday, July 27, 2018

CCMH Clients Submit Works For Fair Art Show
Friday, July 27, 2018

TMH ER manager guest speaker at Optimist Club
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club held its regular meeting on Thursday, July 26, 2018, in the TMH Auditorium. Following breakfast, President Steve Switzer called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance. Pastor Ted Marrinan then led the group in the morning invocation.
Friday, July 27, 2018

State of Grace to perform at Tower Hill on Saturday
TOWER HILL — State of Grace will be performing at the Tower Hill Free Methodist Church, 2017 N. Erie on Saturday, July 28 at 5 p.m.
Friday, July 27, 2018

Kiwanis Club donates to community food drive
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Kiwanis Club was one of many that made monetary donations to the 4th annual “Freedom Tree” Community Food Drive sponsored by the Taylorville Community Credit Union, that ended July 13.
Friday, July 27, 2018

Time Quest Bible School at FCWC August 1-3
TAYLORVILLE — Once again the entire church sanctuary, fellowship hall and entrance area of Faith Community Worship Center has been transformed into a trip back into time to visit various eras complete with costumed workers, decorations, music, crafts and even snacks for a combination Vacation Bible School and Kids Crusade. The "Time Quest" curriculum is an original adaptation by Youth Pastor Jami Hefner and Pastor's wife Amber Thorpe.
Friday, July 27, 2018

Movie night at Houst on the Rock Church Aug. 17
EDINBURG — The House on the Rock Church in Edinburg will be hosting a free movie night on Friday, August 17, 2018. They’ll be showing “God’s Country” at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, July 27, 2018

Annual Church Feud game to raise funds for charity
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Ministerial Association will hold their annual Church Feud game on Saturday, August 4 at 6 p.m. in the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auditorium. Please enter through the lobby entrance of the hospital to get to the auditorium.
Friday, July 27, 2018

Morrisonville Baptist Bible school begins Sunday
MORRISONVILLE — The First Baptist Church of Morrisonville will hold Vacation Bible School July 29-August 2 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The theme this year is Camp  Moose on the Loose - Discovering God’s Forever Forgiveness.
Friday, July 27, 2018

A Simple Touch
TAYLORVILLE — Our family recently made a trip to the northeast United States, visiting several important historic sites along the way. One afternoon, we drove north from Boston along the coast, just to enjoy the scenery. I was hoping we would eventually get as far as Maine, since none of us had ever been that far north before. Along the way, however, we began to stop at a few of the rocky beaches found along the New England coast.
Friday, July 27, 2018

Police/Fire
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Courthouse
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Celebrating Agriculture In Christian County
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Winning Entries
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Barry Brothers
Thursday, July 26, 2018

B-I-N-G-O!
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Memorial Home Services hospice seeking volunteers
Memorial Home Services Hospice is seeking volunteers to work with patients and families in its 14-county region.
Thursday, July 26, 2018

RN speaks to group about mental health program
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard about the mental health first aid program offered by Taylorville Memorial Hospital, during their weekly luncheon Tuesday.
Thursday, July 26, 2018

In Memory
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Police/Fire
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Moore, Walker And Hughes Reign
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Seniors Enjoy Lunch At The County Fair
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Information sought in counterfeit scam in Taylorville
Crimestoppers is seeking information regarding the circulation of counterfeit money in Taylorville.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

At The Fair Today
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Pana High School solar car team places 5th in national competition
Pana High School’s first experience in a solar powered car competition came out pretty well. The team captured fifth place overall and was named the outstanding first-time team. There were also two individual award winners.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Courthouse
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Informal meeting debates TCUSD transition
A small group of about 15 parents and community members asked Taylorville School Board Member Steve Curtin to more thoroughly outline his support for the recent vote to transition the Taylorville School District to three K-4 buildings.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Pana council votes down city dog park
Despite the support of nearly 30 people in the audience of Monday night’s Pana City Council meeting, a proposed dog park for the city was voted down 4-3. Mayor Don Kroski cast the tie-breaking vote on the motion.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Ready To Roll
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Scott found guilty of 1st degree attempted murder
It took jurors just over four hours to reach a guilty verdict in the attempted murder trial of Larry Scott, 36, of Taylorville. He was accused of shooting Logan Durbin during an altercation at a home in Kincaid on Sept. 14, 2017.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Do not be alarmed by presence of police cars at high school
Taylorville Police Chief Brian Hile has announced that an active shooter course for law enforcement personnel will be taking place at Taylorville High School over the next two weeks.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

County Fair Begins Today
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Muni band children's concert is Wednesday
On Wednesday, July 25th, the Taylorville Municipal Band will hold their 2018 Children’s Concert. The concert features outstanding young musicians in both performing and conducting roles. The concert will take place at 7:00 p.m. at Hershey Towers in Taylorville. Please note that the starting time will be a half-hour earlier than the usual Wednesday evening starting time to accommodate the younger audience.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Police/Fire
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

FBCA offers sports, extra curriculars and more
The Faith Bible Christian Academy, located in Rosamond, will be hosting an Open House inviting interested family and students to tour their campus and classroom Friday, July 27, from 4:30-7:00 p.m., 301 Mary St., Rosamond, Ill. The FBCA’s Parents in Education will be providing refreshments. The administrator, Caleb Wheeler, was presented with a list of  most-asked questions parents and guardians entertain when they are considering FBCA. as an educational venue.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Faith Bible Christian Academy Lady Falcons
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Faith Bible Christian Academy Open House July 27
The Faith Bible Christian Academy has announced they are accepting registrations now for the 2018/19 school year.

All grades K-12 will register at Faith Bible Christian Academy located at 301 Mary Street, Rosamond, Ill. Call 217-562-5054 for more detailed information.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Edinburg announces theme for Labor Day celebration
“At the Drive-In!” is the theme for the 2018 Edinburg Labor Day Grand Parade and Labor Day Celebration.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Rep. Bourne announces office hours in area towns
Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) is hosting traveling office hours throughout the district from July 31st to August 3rd. Traveling office hours are held annually in an effort to make it easier for those who are unable to make it to the Litchfield Office to meet with the Representative.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Fundraising for PCH project exceeds $600,000
On July 2, 2018, some members of the Capital Campaign Steering Committee for the PCH Building Project met to add an additional $100,000 mark to the fundraising sign. The sign, mounted on the front of the hospital, depicts the progress of the fundraising efforts of the Foundation’s $1.5 million pledge towards the $20.1 million project. To date, over $650,000 has already been raised through various fundraisers, activities and pledges.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Courthouse
Monday, July 23, 2018

Defendant on trial for attempted murder takes stand
Larry Scott, on trial for attempted murder in Christian County, took the stand in his own defense this morning. He is accused of shooting Logan Durbin in Kincaid on Sept. 14, 2017.
Monday, July 23, 2018

Police/Fire
Monday, July 23, 2018

Apply now for youth firearm deer season at JEPC
Youth hunters interested in participating in the Youth Firearm Deer Hunt on October 6-8 at Jim Edgar Panther Creek (JEPC) State Fish and Wildlife Area must submit a postcard to the site office by September 6 to enter a drawing for 75 hunters to hunt the two Open Units at JEPC. The drawing will be held September 7.
Monday, July 23, 2018

Lake Land offers job training program with financial help
Lake Land College and LSC Communications are offering an eight-week fast track training program leading to a job at the printing facility in Mattoon. Lake Land College is guaranteeing financial assistance to cover the cost of the training for all students who qualify for the program.
Monday, July 23, 2018

Check Presentation
Monday, July 23, 2018

Patriotic Quilters
Monday, July 23, 2018

B-I-N-G-O
Saturday, July 21, 2018

Former Taylorville resident performs with legendary rock musician, Roger Daltrey of "The Who"
Former Taylorville resident and 1976 graduate of Taylorville H.S. Michael Folker recently performed with legendary rock musician Roger Daltrey of “The Who.”
Saturday, July 21, 2018

Farm Dreams workshop
Join us this summer for our second Farm Dreams workshop held at Bear Creek Farm & Ranch in Palmer, Illinois. At a time when small farming is steadily becoming a viable career path for many people, it is important to understand what that path looks like, and what demands, pitfalls, and rewards await those that heed the call of the land. That is what the Farm Dreams workshop aims to explore. Farm Dreams is a workshop for aspiring farmers, helping them discover what it would really take to start a farm business.
Saturday, July 21, 2018

Christian County Fair begins Tuesday
Saturday, July 21, 2018

So what is 4-H anyway?
What exactly is 4-H?  Have you ever seen their logo and wonder what does that mean?
Saturday, July 21, 2018

Christian County Fair history
The present county Fair originated in 1924. Other fairs were held in the county, but on April 29, 1924, Phil S. Haner, Robert Carlin, Louis Tolliver, and Edward Alton, signed the application for the incorporation papers for the Christian County Agriculture Fair Association. The fair was the outgrowth of a small fair and livestock show held in Manners Park for two or three years prior to 1924. The success of this small effort prompted the leaders to expand and bring into being the present fair.
Saturday, July 21, 2018

Christian County Fair Grandstand events
The Christian County Fair is set to begin on Tuesday, July 24 and run until Saturday, July 28. For sports, this means the Stock Car races on Wednesday, the ITPA Tractor Pull on Thursday, the Truck Pull on Friday, and the Demolition Derby on Saturday. All events begin at 7 p.m. with the exception of the Stock Car races beginning their hot laps at 6:30.
Saturday, July 21, 2018

CC Fair Jack Pot Western Horse Show set for July 28
The Christian County Fair Jack Pot Western Horse Show will be held Saturday, July 28, 2018 on the infield at the Christian County Fairgrounds beginning at 9 a.m.
Saturday, July 21, 2018

CC Ag Group appreciation luncheon July 26
The Christian County Ag Group will hold their appreciation luncheon on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at the Christian County Fairgrounds.
Saturday, July 21, 2018

2018 Christian County Fair Admission Prices
Saturday, July 21, 2018

2017 4-H Reserve Champion Ewe
Saturday, July 21, 2018

Stock Car Racing
Saturday, July 21, 2018

What's a fair without fun and games?
The Christian County Fair will feature a new carnival provider this year. “We had a good relationship with Miller Spectacular, but they’ve just gotten too big for us,”  Christian County Fair Board President Jim Curtin said. “This year we’re going with Conner Amusement. I think everyone will be pleased. They are very professional, and we’ve heard a lot of good things.
Saturday, July 21, 2018

Antics to celebrate 38 years of rock at Christian County Fair
Saturday, July 21, 2018

2017 4-H General Show
Saturday, July 21, 2018

































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