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Christian County Democratic Women meeting Tuesday

Monday, March 25, 2019


Courthouse
Monday, March 25, 2019

Police/Fire
Monday, March 25, 2019

Bike Trail Clean Up day set for March 30
The first Trail Cleanup Day is set for Saturday, March 30, 2019 according to the Lincoln Prairie Trails Conservancy (LPTC). If volunteering, you are asked to bring your brooms, blowers and trimmers to the spillway parking lot at the lae or other pre-arranged location. They will be working until no later than 11:30 a.m.
Monday, March 25, 2019

ISP to implement online DNA Kit tracking system
Illinois State Police (ISP) Acting Director Brendan Kelly vows to work towards fulfilling the recommendations set forth by the Sexual Assault Tracking Submissions Commission. “
Monday, March 25, 2019

ISP request assistance in shooting
Illinois State Police (ISP) officials are requesting public assistance in information related to a shooting that occurred at the Expose’ Nightclub in Gulfport, Illinois.
Monday, March 25, 2019

CC Historical Society to host Prairie Days April 6-7
Prairie Days will be held Saturday, April 6th and Sunday, April 7th from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. each day. Admission is by donation at the gate to support the Christian County Historical Society & Museum in Taylorville.
Monday, March 25, 2019

Alzheimer's community forum at Decatur Memorial Hospital
The Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter is hosting a Community Forum on Alzheimer’s on March 28, 2019. This Community Forum is a community meeting which gathers people together in a neutral setting where they can ask questions about the disease, discuss their experiences, learn about resources, and discover how to engage in the cause.
Monday, March 25, 2019

2019 Illinois spring trout fishing season opens April 6
The 2019 Illinois Spring Trout Fishing Season opens on Saturday, April 6 at 58 ponds, lakes and streams throughout the state, with four new sites added for this spring.  Baumann Lake in Cherry Valley, Weldon Springs Lake in DeWitt County, Casey Park Pond in Casey, and Belk Lake in Wood River have been added for the first time for spring stockings.
Monday, March 25, 2019

Money question keeps woman from tying the knot
Dear Helaine: My boyfriend of four years wants to get married and I'm hesitant. Part of it is that I'm in my late 40s, been married before and got taken in my divorce.
Saturday, March 23, 2019

LLCC receives X-ray equipment from Memorial
SPRINGFIELD — Lincoln Land Community College recently received the gift of portable X-ray equipment from Memorial Medical Center in collaboration with BJC for use in the LLCC associate degree radiography lab. A portable X-ray machine is used to take diagnostic images of patients who cannot be transferred to a stationary unit.
Saturday, March 23, 2019

Millikin presenting present Civic Discourse Week
DECATUR — In the midst of an increasingly diverse array of perspectives, civic discourse helps demonstrate our shared responsibility to one another, our commitment to our systems and our willingness to choose to elevate the conversation.
Saturday, March 23, 2019

PCH Emergency Dept. introduces ED Fastcare
PANA — The Pana Community Hospital Emergency Department has added a new service--ED Fastcare. This service will be in effect until the expansion project is complete at which time the hospital will open an urgent care facility.
Saturday, March 23, 2019

Excellent customer service highlighted at recent LEAD Program
TAYLORVILLE — This week’s LEADership program session focused on understanding what good customer service is, how to develop great customer service in your employees and understanding your customers and their expectations.
Saturday, March 23, 2019

Walk a mile with a smile

TAYLORVILLE — There is an old idiom that goes, “before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes.” The basic idea of the saying is to try to live someone else’s experiences in order to truly understand them.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

THS to present spring musical 'Cinderella' this coming weekend
TAYLORVILLE — The upcoming production of Taylorville High School’s Cinderella promises to be better than a night at the ball.
Saturday, March 23, 2019

Daughter, dad have passion for Ninja competitions
TAYLORVILLE — A very popular NBC-TV show has been the catalyst for the bonding between a daughter and her dad. Twelve-year-old Alyssa Andreatta and father, Alex Andreatta, have spent the past two years training for competitions with other Ninja warriors.
Saturday, March 23, 2019

Five vie for Kincaid Village President seat in April 2nd election
Saturday, March 23, 2019

April 2 election: Total of five seats open on Pana School Board
Saturday, March 23, 2019

Courthouse
Friday, March 22, 2019

Police/Fire
Friday, March 22, 2019

Scouting for food
TAYLORVILLE — Last Saturday Taylorville Scouts participated in the annual Scouting for Food campaign.
Friday, March 22, 2019

Optimist Club hears from Red Cross Volunteer
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club held its regular meeting on Thursday, March 21, 2019, in the TMH Auditorium.
Friday, March 22, 2019

FCWC ladies attend state conference
SPRINGFIELD — Eight Ladies from the "Sisters of Faith" group at Faith Community Worship Center in Taylorville attended a two-day conference held March 15 - 16 at the Calvary Christian Academy in Springfield, Ill.
Friday, March 22, 2019

E-Free Church hosts bowling party
Friday, March 22, 2019

Grace Baptist Celebrates 35th anniversary
TAYLORVILLE — On Sunday, March 24th, Grace Baptist church, located at 900 W. Northern Ave, will celebrate its 35th Anniversary. Guest speakers will be Pastor Philip Neumann in the morning service and Pastor Taylor McManigell in the evening service.
Friday, March 22, 2019

Minister's Message: Knowing Jesus
TAYLORVILLE — As a spiritual leader there are two things I pray to happen wherever I serve. One is everyone knows who Jesus is and have a personal relationship with the risen Christ. It is the coolest, most awesome and life changing encounter one can ever have. I am like so many who encounter Jesus; I want the world to experience him!!
Friday, March 22, 2019

Information sought in local retail theft
TAYLORVILLE — This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a retail theft that occurred in Taylorville.
Friday, March 22, 2019

Morrisonville sticking with water rate schedule
At the request of the village engineer last year,  Morrisonville adopted a new water rate structure that calls for an automatic  five-percent increase in village water rates every May.
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Decatur man gets 13 years on meth delivery charge
A Decatur man was sentenced today to 13 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to a meth trafficking charge, a Class X felony, in Christian County Court. Darien C. Shadwell, 26, took the plea agreement offered by the state before Christian County Resident Judge Brad Paisley.
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Parking lot closure at TMH April 1
As of April 1st, the East parking lot, off Pawnee Street, will be closed at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.
Thursday, March 21, 2019

One Million Reached For PCH Project
Members of the Capital Campaign Steering Committee gathered to celebrate as they added the one million dollar mark to the PCH Building Project fundraising sign! The sign, mounted on the front of the hospital, depicts the progress of the fundraising efforts of the PCH Foundation's $1.5 million pledge towards the $20.1 million project. The fundraising total has now surpassed $1,000,000 through various fundraisers, activities and pledges.
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Manar advances teacher shortage remedies
Aspiring educators no longer would be required to pass a basic skills test and student teachers could receive a paycheck under State Senator Andy Manar's latest plan to address Illinois' teacher shortage crisis.
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Courthouse
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Police/Fire
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Repairs in the future for South Fork schools
The South Fork Board of Education held their regular meeting on Wednesday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the junior high Media Center.
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Kiwanis learn about dentistry and tornado at weekly meeting
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard about efforts to provide free dental services to children, and Ameren’s response to the December 1 tornado, during their weekly luncheon Tuesday at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.
Thursday, March 21, 2019

SIUe Steel to perform at Taylorville High School
Never heard of a Steel Band? No problem. You will get your chance to hear the infectious sound of steel drums (also know as pans) on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 6:00 PM when SIUe Steel performs a concert in the Taylorville High School Cafeteria as part of their Spring 2019 Tour.
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Illinois State Museum receives highest national recognition
The Illinois State Museum has again achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums. Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, to governments, funders, outside agencies, and to the museum-going public. The Illinois State Museum has been accredited since 1972. All museums must undergo a reaccreditation review at least every 10 years to maintain accredited status.
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Taylorville Township penalties could top $20k
In December, the Taylorville Township Board of Trustees enacted a vote of no confidence in Supervisor Deborah McCoy. In February, the board pointed out that payroll taxes were not being paid, and they estimated that the penalties stemming from those non-payment’s could total as much as $10,000.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Free Family Tree Seminar set for Sunday, March 24
A free Family Tree Seminar and research time will be presented by the Christian County Genealogical Society, this coming Sunday, March 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Pence Building on the Christian County Historical Grounds at 325 Abe’s way in Taylorville, next to Super 8 Hotel.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Edinburg National Honor Society Welcomes New Members
The Edinburg National Honor Society Induction was held on Thursday, February 21, 2019. Their four officers led the induction.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

PCH to host Fallen Comrades Ceremony March 29
Many veterans have served in dangerous-duty assignments – assignments that sometimes leave an indelible mark of trauma on their souls. These scars are often covered up with a stoic facade that keeps the wound hidden as veterans resume civilian lives. However, as veterans age, traumatic memories often surface unbidden.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Landowners seek change to wind turbine zoning
Around 50 Christian County landowners and farmers packed the Christian County Board’s meeting room on Tuesday night, asking the county’s zoning laws be change regarding setbacks for the placing of wind turbines in the county. A petition with some 300 signatures was presented to Christian County Board Chairman Becky Edwards asking the setback be set at a half-mile (2,640 feet) from the property line of non-participating landowners.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Police/Fire
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Courthouse
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Art Talk Tuesday schedule
Art Talk Tuesday at Flourishes Gallery and Studios is open to any interested person to attend. The group meets from 3 to 4:30 on most Tuesday afternoons and is free. Bring materials if listed. Sharing time happens in the first half hour and proceeds into creating time with the following topics.  No appointment is necessary.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Carolyn M. Butterfield Trust Nursing Scholarship deadline approaching
Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation is pleased to administer The Carolyn M. Butterfield Trust Nursing Scholarship. One scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student who has graduated from a Christian County high school and is enrolled in a two or four year college or university. Applicants must be in or have completed their first year in a nursing program.    
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Food Pantry Volunteers Honored
The Taylorville Food Pantry volunteers were honored by the City Council at a recent meeting.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Judge's patience being tried in murder trial
Christian County Resident Fourth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Brad Paisley told both sides in the Quinton L. Morrissey murder case waiting on a report from a medical examiner for the defense, “is trying my patience.” He made the statement during a pre-trial hearing Tuesday in Christian County Court.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Crowd backs teacher at Pana School Board meeting
More than 25 people, including 17 Pana High School students, appeared at the monthly Pana School Board meeting in support of a teacher whom they feared was going to be fired during the meeting Monday night. High school senior Katie Jeffers addressed the board in support of district music teacher Amanda Terry.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

City's summer help costs are on the rise
At the City of Taylorville Street and Sewer Committee meeting on February 28, 2019, aldermen debated summer help numbers and that costs that might accompany those positions. There, aldermen estimated that the summer work force could cost between $42,000 and $56,000.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Courthouse
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Police/Fire
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

YMCA reminds public to know risk for prediabetes
Tuesday, March 27, is American Diabetes Association (ADA) Alert Day, and the Christian County YMCA wants residents of Christian County to know their risk for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, as well as preventive steps they can take today to reduce the chances of developing the disease.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Historian to discuss JFK and space race at ALPLM
In less than 10 years, the United States went from losing the space race to landing on the moon – achieving a nearly impossible goal set by President John Kennedy. Historian Douglas Brinkley will discuss the scramble to reach the moon when he visits the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum on April 12.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Authors speak to business women
The guest speakers at the March 14, 2019 dinner meeting of the local chapter of the Illinois Federation of Business Women’s Clubs, Inc. were Pamela and Raymond Bruzan from Rochester, Ill.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Family Donates To Animal Shelter
The Christian County Animal Control (CCAC) receives monetary donations from time to time.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Police/Fire
Monday, March 18, 2019

Courthouse
Monday, March 18, 2019

Critical Now To Keep Off
The Taylorville bike trail trestle bridge has been closed for about three years now after it was deemed unsafe. In the wake of major rains that hammered Christian County in recent weeks, additional damage has now been reported.
Monday, March 18, 2019

Capitol Tour
State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) welcomed Pana High School senior Lucas Duduit to the Capitol  as part of his Future Leaders program.
Monday, March 18, 2019

Memorial sleep expert offers tips for setting a sleep schedule and resting well
One-third of Americans report that they get less than the recommended amount of sleep for adults: seven or more hours. And adjusting your body to the time change can make it even more challenging.
Monday, March 18, 2019

Sertoma Speakers
Dan and Mary Raab, pictured, spoke to the Taylorville Sertoma Club about their recent cruise through the Panama Canal.
Monday, March 18, 2019

Lake Land spring concert
The Lake Land College Community Choir invites the community to attend its annual spring concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 24 in the Lake Land College Theater.
Monday, March 18, 2019

North School students take part in 'Wax Museum'
Second grade students at North Elementary School took part in a “Wax Museum”. T
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Vision greatly affects driving ability
Driving is a multisensory experience that requires careful coordination and mastery of a wide array of skills. Understanding the rules of the road and having sufficient practice are only part of the equation. Being able to see the road and react to obstacles, signage and more is crucial. Drivers should not downplay the importance of visual acuity when they turn their ignition keys.
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Safety first when driving with pets in the car
Many people can recognize the familiar image of a car traveling down the road with the head of a seemingly happy dog hanging out from the front passenger seat. Traveling in such a way may seem harmless, but doing so can be detrimental to both pets and their owners.
Saturday, March 16, 2019

MacMurray College nursing program ranked no. 1 in the state
The MacMurray College Nursing Program is ranked No. 1 in the State of Illinois in the third annual RN Program Rankings by RegistredNursing.org.
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Museum After Hours Series features "The Art of Tattoos"
The Illinois State Museum's popular Museum After Hours series continues with "The Art of Tattoos" on Friday, March 22 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the ISM in downtown Springfield.
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Cruising for a cause
Got a car that the family is proud of? How about an old truck with lots of history stored in its duty seats? Perhaps a friend owns a motorcycle that they want the whole town to see. Or, maybe people are just searching for a way to have fun while also improving the community they live in. The Lake Taylorville Car Cruise held on Saturday, July 27 fulfills all three needs.
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Tips for staying safe with keyless systems
Auto manufacturers have long embraced technology that can streamline the automotive experience for drivers. For example, several years ago keyless entry and ignition systems were introduced, initially on high-end vehicles before they became standard on many other models.
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Hot rods: A four-generation bond for Lawyer family
An old 1944 Ford pickup is tucked away in the corner of Mel Lawyer’s garage in Taylorville. It’s in need of restoration, and while it’s a little bit out of sight,  it’s certainly not out of mind.
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Pana Red Roses Red Hat Club learns about Timi's Tours
Timi told us that their company takes about 80 trips per year. They were voted #1 in a group of 600 that go to the Fox Theater in St. Louis, Mo. each year. There will be 12 new Fox trips announced in May of this year.
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Did you know?
Self-driving cars might once have seemed like a futuristic concept that may never come to fruition, but the future is now. In 2018, Waymo, once known as the Google self-driving car project, launched its commercial self-driving car service in Phoenix.
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Items necessary to fix a flat tire
Flat tires are a nuisance, but even the most well-maintained vehicles can be vulnerable to the occasional flat. Ensuring tires are properly inflated and in good condition can help drivers avoid accidents, but won’t necessarily make tires immune to flats. The following are some essential items that all drivers should keep in their vehicles so they can quickly and correctly replace flat tires.
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Buyers' guide to financing a vehicle
The price of the average car continues to rise. Analysts at Edmunds estimate the average transaction price of a new vehicle now hovers at roughly $36,000. Few people can walk into a car dealership and pay such a price in cash, which means that savvy shoppers need to familiarize themselves with the financing process in order to get their dream rides.
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Meeting Notices
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Ebrg. School Superintendent hiring schedule and more
The Edinburg Board of Education covered further items at their Wednesday, March 13 meeting. The first item under New Business was to approve the ESSA Needs Assessment which was earlier addressed by Principal Reiss. This motion passed 7-0.
Saturday, March 16, 2019

4 reasons to skip topping off at the filling station
The familiar click of the nozzle when filling up at the gas station is recognizable to anyone with a few miles of driving under their belt. Once that nozzle clicks, just about every driver faces the decision of whether or not to squeeze a few extra cents’ worth of gas into their vehicles or remove the nozzle from their vehicles, place it back where it belongs and head off on their way.
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Durham's dream: Taylorville man builds '20s-era racer
In 2011, Taylorville’s Bill Durham had a dream; it started with a gas tank and some crudely drawn chalk lines on the concrete floor of a single-car garage.
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Raising Money For Taylorville FFA
Jenner AG and the Mayor team up to help the Taylorville FFA Chapter raise fund for International competition in Scotland.
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Police/Fire
Friday, March 15, 2019

Courthouse
Friday, March 15, 2019

Minister's Message: Trust The Lord
TAYLORVILLE — So much seems to be happening so fast in our culture these days, that it is often difficult to keep up. Laws contrary to the Christian beliefs of so many of us. Taxes raised time and again. Political leaders promising one thing and delivering another.
Friday, March 15, 2019

Signs and solar discussed at Edinburg school board meeting
The Edinburg Board of Education held their regular school board meeting on Wednesday, March 13 at 6:00 p.m.
Friday, March 15, 2019

Search begins for new superintendent
Dr. William H. Phillips of Midwest School Consultants will lead the search for Taylorville’s new school superintendent.

At a special meeting Thursday, the Taylorville School Board unanimously (Pam McConnel, absent; Andra Bland-Ebert, absent) hired Phillips and his firm at a cost of $3,500.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Illinois DNR provides information for March
According to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR) website, updated information and applications are available for spring licenses and applications. Below is a listing:
Friday, March 15, 2019

LEAD Group Meats With Representative Bourne
Friday, March 15, 2019

How a Gloria Gaynor song could help you save a life
Remembering the beat and lyrics to Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” could allow you to help someone survive a heart attack.
Friday, March 15, 2019

TMH Foundation accepting applications for John H. Butterfield Agriculture & Nutrition Scholarship
Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce they are accepting scholarship applications for the John H. Butterfield Agriculture and Nutrition Scholarship. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student who has graduated from a central Illinois high school with priority given to a Christian County resident. Applicants must be enrolled in a two or four year college or university and have the intention to pursue a career in agriculture or food nutrition.
Friday, March 15, 2019

Information sought in burglary at ADM
This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a burglary that occurred in Taylorville.
Friday, March 15, 2019

The Illinois State Police Merit Board is accepting applications for Illinois State Trooper
The Illinois State Police (ISP) Merit Board is currently processing applications for Cadet Class 130, which is tentatively scheduled to begin in October 2019. In order to be considered for Cadet Class 130, the ISP Merit Board must receive your completed application and required documentation by May 31, 2019.  Anyone interested in joining the ranks of the ISP is encouraged to visit the ISP Merit Board website at www.illinoistrooper.com for application information. 
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Police/Fire
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Courthouse
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Pana Township Supervisor announces 'financial discrepancies'
During Wednesday night’s regular Pana Township Board of Trustees meeting, Supervisor Tom Latonis read a statement concerning a situation with one of the township’s accounts.

In the statement, Latonis said, “During routine end of the month close out, myself and our township secretary discovered financial discrepancies in township accounts. This information has been turned over to law enforcement with further information to follow.”

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Davis announces upcoming open office hours
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today announced upcoming open office hours in Hillsboro and Jerseyville. He will meet with constituents individually or in small groups about issues important to them.
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Death investigation conducted for Taylorville man
On Saturday, March 9, 2019, at approximately 6:15 pm the Taylorville Police Department received a call of a possible suicide at 14 Dalbey Place in Taylorville.
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Millikin School of Theatre & Dance brings "Chelsea Sunrise" to the stage March 22-24
Millikin University's School of Theatre and Dance will present the production of "Chelsea Sunrise" March 22-24 at Albert Taylor Theatre in Shilling Hall on Millikin's campus. The music of "Chelsea Sunrise" was written by Mike Ford and Murray Foster, and book by Murray Foster.
Thursday, March 14, 2019

UWCC learn about Mary Todd Lincoln
The University Women of Christian County held the March meeting on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Whit's End Restaurant. 
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Springfield Plastics celebrates Ag Day with food donations across the Midwest
March 14, 2019 is National Ag Day, hosted by the Agriculture Council of America. It is a time when many in the agricultural industry promote awareness and education for the many ways that agriculture affects our lives. Today’s world population growth means todays farmers are responsible for over 7 billion mouths to feed.
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Providing for the needs of society
According to 6th generation farmer Craig Corzine, when most people hear the word farmer, they picture the famous “American Gothic” painting done by painter Grant Wood. Two dour-faced farmers stand in staid clothing before a farm home, with the man holding a pitchfork in his tight grip. That visual, according to Craig, is all wrong. “Farming is not all tractors and combines.”
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Five generations of Kirkbride's have called this Centennial farm home
Situated about 5 miles west of Pana along highway 500E at the intersection of 1800N Road, sits the 80 acre Kirkbride farm. It is an Illinois Centennial farm, with its fifth generation of Kirkbride’s now residents.
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Harris, Manar push effort to lower prescription drug prices
Majority Leader Greg Harris, D-Chicago, is joining state Sen. Andy Manar to announce their efforts to rein in unfair insurance programs and regulate pharmacy benefit managers that dramatically increase out-of-pocket costs for patients at a press conference and rally on Wednesday March 13 at 2 p.m. in the Capitol Rotunda.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

County committee discusses employee policies
Members of the Christian County Board’s Executive/Personnel Committee met Tuesday night and discussed some employee policies and establishing job descriptions. The also met in executive session for 24 minutes to discuss negotiations with the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) union which represents Christian County Sheriff’s Department employees.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

TPSF to award Distinguished Alumni Award at annual banquet
The Taylorville Public Schools Foundation (TPSF)  will hold its annual spring fundraiser “Stand Up Strong for Students” Saturday, March 16. The Foundation uses proceeds from this fundraiser, memorials, donations, football parking lot donations and McTeacher Night to award Mini Grants, Library Grants, All School Grants, and All District Grants to teachers and schools in the Taylorville Community Unit School District.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Police/Fire
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Edinburg approves clean up, school demonstration
The Village of Edinburg held their regular Board meeting on Monday, March 11, 2019.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Courthouse
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Sanitary district tackles project list
The Taylorville Sanitary District is in the early phases of a project that will upgrade the facility’s sludge handling capabilities.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Regional Cancer Partnership to provide free Colorectal Screening Kits
The Regional Cancer Partnership of Illinois will distribute free colorectal home test kits in March across the region.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Apollo Conference holds annual band festival
Select Band and Jazz Band members from Apollo Conference schools gathered at Mt. Zion High School on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 for the annual Apollo Conference Band Festival.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Board votes to shutter Stonington
One parent stood up to ask the Taylorville School Board about the ramifications of closing Stonington Elementary at Monday night’s Taylorville School Board meeting. She expressed concerns about whether or not there was sufficient building space to do so; she inquired about the effect it may have on transportation, and she asked about the effect it will have on curriculum preparation and delivery, specifically as it relates to Art and Music.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Dog Park ordinance passes Pana City Council
By a 5-2 vote on Monday night, the Pana City Council approved an ordinance on first reading to establish a Dog Park on Pana’s south side, during its regular session inside Pana City Hall. Alderman Jerry Jordan and Ron Miles voted “no” on the measure. Alderman Kirk Woods was absent.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Police/Fire
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Nokomis HS to host Community Blood Drive Monday, March 25
Nokomis High School will host a community blood drive from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on Monday, March 25 at 511 Oberle Street, inside the Bloodmobile. All presenting donors will receive an “I’ll Be There For You,” FRIENDS-themed t-shirt, and will help NHS meet their goal to earn grant funding!
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

NSDAR Learns Women's Safety
The Peter Meyer Chapter NSDAR met at the Taylorville Fire Department on March 9 at 10 am with 18 members in attendance. The Vice Regent, Shirley Dilley, led the meeting.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

PCH hosts 'High School to Health Care' program
Pana Community Hospital kicked off its’ new program “High School to Health Care” on Thursday, February 21. Eight students from Pana High School began the inaugural 9-week program designed to educate interested high school student in the various health care careers available at their local hospital. Students in the program will have the opportunity job shadow professionals at Pana Community Hospital in a variety of settings to learn more about careers in health care.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Meals on Wheels of C.E.F.S. to host March for Meals America March 18-22
The Meals on Wheels of C.E.F.S. announced they will hold March for Meals America.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Taylorville Care Center Celebrates Fat Tuesday
Taylorville Care Center recently hosted a Mardi Gras party for residents and friends. Along with festive music, cinnamon buns were served in observance of Fat Tueseday.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

CC Historical Society sets annual meeting and clean up day
The Annual Meeting of the Christian County Historical Society & Museum will be held on Saturday, March 16th. Starting at 2 p.m. with a historical talk by Tom Doyle and the annual meeting will begin at 3 p.m.
Monday, March 11, 2019

Kiwanis holds business meeting at weekly luncheon
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club held their monthly business meeting during their weekly luncheon Tuesday.
Monday, March 11, 2019

Davis announces upcoming traveling help desks with staff
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today announced that his staff will be holding a series of Traveling Help Desks in March while Congress is in session as a way to ensure constituents in every corner of the district have an opportunity to connect with staff if they need help with a federal agency or have questions about legislation.
Monday, March 11, 2019

Police/Fire
Monday, March 11, 2019

THS FFA Members advance to State Proficiency Awards
TAYLORVILLE — Recently, ten THS FFA members won their respective areas at the District 4 Proficiency Awards and will be advancing onto State competition March 23rd  at the University of Illinois, Champaign. The proficiency award competition started at the Chapter level in January when the Taylorville Chapter selected the top students to represent the chapter in Section 16 competition in 32 different respective areas. After the Section 16 competition 16 Taylorville FFA members won their area and advanced onto Districts.
Saturday, March 9, 2019

Meeting Notices
Saturday, March 9, 2019

CCPC hosting medical cannabis presentation
TAYLORVILLE — With the recent discussion in Illinois regarding medical marijuana, opioids, and possible recreational marijuana legalization, the Christian County Prevention Coalition will be sponsoring an event for you to learn more, from an expert, on these topics.
Saturday, March 9, 2019

It's not about being different - it's about being relevant
TAYLORVILLE — When something is relevant, it matters. It means being important to the matter at hand.
Saturday, March 9, 2019

Funding a need through generosity
TAYLORVILLE — With the gloom of winter reluctant to release its grip on the Midwest, laughter can sometimes be in short supply. On March 16, a man well-versed in tickling a chuckle out of people will be in town. Comedian Brett Walkow, who has performed alongside Melissa McCarthy and Jimmy Fallon, will be providing entertainment for the annual Taylorville Public Schools Foundation (TPSF) spring fundraiser dinner at the Pillars in Taylorville.
Saturday, March 9, 2019

Christian County students receive visit from Tooth Wizard and PlaqueMan
CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Ill. — Nearly 2 in 5 Illinois children had at least one cavity in the past year. Oral health issues, like tooth decay, can cause children to miss school and negatively impact school performance. In fact, 38 percent of Illinois parents say their 6- to 12-year-old children had to miss school because of an oral health problem last year.
Saturday, March 9, 2019

Morrisonville Pre-K and K screening
MORRISONVILLE — Morrisonville Grade School preschool and kindergarten screenings for the 2019-20 school year will be held Tuesday, March 27 from 8:30 - 11:15 a.m. and from 1:00 - 3:00 p,m. and Friday, March 29 from 8:30 - IUS a.m. and from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at the Morrisonville Grade School.
Saturday, March 9, 2019

Understanding and reversing winter damage to evergreens
URBANA, Ill. – Evergreen plants, which retain their leaves throughout the seasons, are some of the showstoppers of the winter garden, providing some much-needed color in otherwise bleak winter landscapes. Although evergreens do go into dormancy during winter, their foliage is subject to extreme exposure over the winter months, which can result in damage by spring.
Friday, March 8, 2019

A Final Tribute
TAYLORVILLE — Area law enforcement and emergency services personnel offered a final salute to Taylorville Police Department Officer Gary L. Jones Friday morning.
Friday, March 8, 2019

Courthouse
Friday, March 8, 2019

Police/Fire
Friday, March 8, 2019

Information sought in Hewittville burglary
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a burglary that occurred in Hewittville.
Friday, March 8, 2019

Statewide capital bill unlikely to come by construction season
 SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Transportation was one among a variety of related local and state groups to talk about its funding needs for Illinois’ next major capital bill, which some lawmakers say they want by the end of the legislative session. 
Friday, March 8, 2019

Gordmans Makes $1,000 Donation To THS
Friday, March 8, 2019

Animal Protective League sets March pet adoptions
SPRINGFIELD — The Animal Protective League (APL) will hold several pet adoptions during March with cats and dogs available at various locations. All animals for adoption will be spayed or neutered, microchipped and have received all age appropriate vaccinations by the time of their adoption.
Friday, March 8, 2019

Negative impacts of wind turbines to be discussed
PANA — The public is invited to attend an informational meeting on the negative impact of wind turbines in Pana on Monday night.
Friday, March 8, 2019

Pack 76 Holds Rain Gutter Regatta
Friday, March 8, 2019

TMH Foundation announces Dr. George Ferry Memorial Scholarship Opportunity
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation would like to encourage Taylorville High School seniors planning for a career in the healthcare field to apply for the Foundation’s 2019 Dr. George Ferry Memorial Scholarship.
Friday, March 8, 2019

Treasures
TAYLORVILLE — Lent began this week with Ash Wednesday, and this gives Christians an opportunity to reflect on where our lives are and to evaluate whether we are growing in our relationship with God. Do we know God better than we did a year ago?
Friday, March 8, 2019

Gordman store in Taylorville opens today
A new shopping location for Taylorville and area shoppers opened its doors with the ribbon cutting at the Gordman department store in  Grand Plaza. There were about 100 people including local dignitaries, store employees and shoppers on hand.
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Construction closes main entrance at PCH temporarily
Phase II of the Pana Community Hospital Building Project has now begun. Beginning Monday, March 11 the front entrance to Pana Community Hospital will be closed. Renovations to the existing hospital as well as breaking ground in front of the hospital will begin on that morning. This will require the closure of the front entrance as well as the main Emergency Department entrance and the front Medical Mall entrance.
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Police/Fire
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Courthouse
Thursday, March 7, 2019

'Peter and the Starcatcher' this weekend at PHS
The Pana High School Theater Department will present the production of “Peter and the Starcatcher,” Friday through Sunday, Mar. 8-10, 2019, in the Pana Junior High School auditorium. Curtain time is 7:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday with a 2:00 p.m. matinee on Sunday.
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Students Learn About Food
First grade students from North and Stonington elementary schools had the opportunity to take a field trip to Angelo’s Pizza.
Thursday, March 7, 2019

ISP request assistance locating missing person
Illinois State Police Zone 7 Investigations is requesting public assistance in locating a missing 19-year-old Harrisburg woman, Brooke Naylor.
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Police/Fire
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

MHS Band Participates In Honor Band
Pictured are member’s of the Morrisonville High School Band that participated in the Honor Band on February 28 in Nokomis.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Mt. Auburn taking loan to finish water project
The Mt. Auburn Village Board held their regular meeting on Tuesday, March 5, at 7:00 p.m. in the Village Hall.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Courthouse
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Stonington to demolish three village owned buildings
The Village of Stonington Board met Monday night in regular session and discussed the demolition of three village owned buildings on Route 48.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

"Making A Difference" Award
Ashley Kime, classroom aide for the Stonington FACES program, was recently awarded Midstate Special Education's "Making a Difference" award.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The Dixon Zeigler Scholarship is available
The First National Bank of Pana is pleased to announce that The Dixon Zeigler Scholarship is available. Students graduating from Taylorville High School who reside within the last boundaries of the former Stonington School District are encouraged to apply.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

South Fork Choir earns all Superior Ratings at contest
The South Fork High School Choir participated in the IHSA Solo and Ensemble Contest at Millikin University on Saturday, March 2. The students performed a whole-choir selection, 5 solos, and 1 duet for judges who gave comments and a rating. All events earned a Division I, Superior Rating;  the students will receive blue ribbon medals for their accomplishments. Notably, freshman Shaye Moomey also earned a perfect score for her solo performance.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Council: Monthly water billing will be fully implemented in April
The Taylorville Water Department billing office has confirmed that monthly water billing will be fully implemented by April 15. The process is already underway as meter readings for the new monthly billing cycle are already being conducted.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Reserved seating available for THS musical 'Cinderella'
The 2019 THS Spring Musical production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella opens at the end of March. Student actors and musicians have been working long hours to bring the beloved fairy tale to life on stage.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Police/Fire
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Courthouse
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Prospective students invited to Laker Visit Day
Visit Lake Land College and find out all the college offers at Laker Visit Day. The event will be held Friday, March 22 in the Field House starting at 9 a.m. and will run until noon. 
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

THS musicians earn high marks at state contest
Members of the Taylorville High School Band and Choir traveled to Millikin University on Saturday, March 2, 2019 to perform at the annual IHSA State Solo and Ensemble Contest. At this event, the musicians perform a piece of music they have prepared in front of a music professional adjudicator.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Meeting Notices
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Aging announces Senior Hall of Fame awards
The Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) is accepting nominations for the 2019 Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame Awards. These awards recognize adults, 65 years of age and older, and highlight the meaningful contributions they have made in Illinois.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Chief Presents To TRIAD
On Thursday, February 28, the Christian County TRIAD held its monthly meeting at the Taylorville Municipal Building.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Taylorville schools set date for pre-school screening
The Taylorville Community Unit School District #3 Preschool screening is scheduled for Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Appointments will be from 12:00 to 6:30 p.m. It will be held at Central School, located at 515 E. Bidwell in Taylorville.
Monday, March 4, 2019

LLCC Foundation welcomes new members
The Lincoln Land Community College Foundation Board of Directors elected new officers, welcomed five new members and recognized outgoing board members at a recent meeting.
Monday, March 4, 2019

Courthouse
Monday, March 4, 2019

Police/Fire
Monday, March 4, 2019

Mid-State Collectors to meet in Litchfield Mar. 13
The Mid-State Collectors Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, at Maverick Steaks and Spirits in Litchfield. Attendees are asked to arrive early and eat dinner prior to the 7 p.m. meeting.
Monday, March 4, 2019

Lake Land College school visit tomorrow in Pana
Deciding on what to do after high school graduation can be an overwhelming process. Lake Land College is scheduling high school visits to help students know more about transitioning from high school to a college or university.
Monday, March 4, 2019

THS band members perform with honor band
Twenty-six Taylorville High School Band members performed with the Area Honor Band at their festival on February 28 at Nokomis High School.
Monday, March 4, 2019

Dog hike, Fort Daniel Conservation Area Mar. 9
Bring your dog for guided Dog Hike at Fort Daniel Conservation Area on Saturday, March 9 at 2 p.m. We’ll learn how to hike safely with our pets and share hiking tips.
Monday, March 4, 2019

Establish a child/parent prom night agreement
Prom can be one of the most exciting evenings in an adolescent’s life. A gathering with friends that soon may part for different areas of the country or even the world, prom night offers the chance to let loose and have fun before the “real world” beckons.
Saturday, March 2, 2019

The history of boutonnières and corsages
Prom night is a special moment in the lives of many teenagers. Tradition plays a role in making prom night special. Even parents get emotional when they watch their youngsters adhere to many of the same customs they partook in decades earlier. One such tradition involves the wearing of boutonnieres and corsages. Some may be interested to learn the origins of the unique custom of wearing boutonnières and corsages.
Saturday, March 2, 2019

Did you know?
The word “prom” is short for “promenade dance,” an annual formal dance held for high school students, typically those in their junior and senior years.
Saturday, March 2, 2019

St. Mary first grade 'I Like Me' self portraits win show
First grade students in St. Mary School in Taylorville recently took part in an art project in which students did self-portraits of themselves. Called “I Like Me,” the unit is based on a children’s book by the same title written by Nancy Carlson.
Saturday, March 2, 2019

Budding artists showcase work at art show
The 2019 K-8 Artists Showcase was held Saturday, February 23 at the Taylorville Jr. High gymnasium.
Saturday, March 2, 2019

Police/Fire
Saturday, March 2, 2019

List of area proms
Saturday, March 2, 2019

March declared Severe Weather Preparedness Month
The State of Illinois has proclaimed March as Severe Weather Preparedness Month. As we continue to reflect on the disaster of Dec 1, this proclamation provides our local communities the opportunity to refocus our efforts and refresh our plans.
Saturday, March 2, 2019

Fuerstenau to resign as school superintendent
Taylorville School Superintendent Dr. Gregg Fuerstenau will tender his resignation to the board of education at the upcoming March 11 Taylorville School Board meeting.
Saturday, March 2, 2019

Christian County Democratic Women meeting
The Christian County Democratic women will meet Tuesday, March 5 at the Knights of Columbus in Pana.
Saturday, March 2, 2019

Meeting Notices
Saturday, March 2, 2019

Phase one of Pana Community Hospital expansion is complete
Pana Community Hospital is excited to announce the completion of Phase I of their Building Expansion Project. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) inspected the project last Wednesday, February 13th and the hospital has now received the official “Certificate of Occupancy”, which allows PCH to move into the new addition! 
Saturday, March 2, 2019

Courthouse
Friday, March 1, 2019

CC Mental Health dispels rumors of closing
In recent weeks, rumors have circulated that the Christian County Mental Health facility in Taylorville is closing. On Thursday, Christian County Mental Health President and CEO Brent DeMichael dispelled those claims.
Friday, March 1, 2019

Taylorville Food Pantry still needs your help
It’s been 90 days since the December 1, 2019 tornado struck Christian County.

Aside from structural damages and destruction, food shortages were plenty.

The call went out far and wide for donations to the Taylorville Food Pantry and the public answered that call willingly. So much so, that they had to open a secondary location to store some of the food, non-perishable items, as well as cleaning and building supplies, etc.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Summer help could cost city $42k or more
Taylorville Street Superintendent Dick Wiseman approached the City of Taylorville Street and Sewer Committee Thursday night about the prospect of hiring eight seasonal employees for summer projects. The request sparked a debate amongst aldermen about the need for those employees relative to the cost.
Friday, March 1, 2019

Area churches holding Ash Wednesday services
Friday, March 1, 2019

Tooth Wizard Visits North School
Kindergarten students at North Elementary School were visited by the Land of Smiles program
Friday, March 1, 2019

PCH hosts 'High School to Health Care' program
Pana Community Hospital kicked off its’ new program “High School to Health Care” on Thursday, February 21st.  Eight students from Pana High School began the inaugural 9-week program designed to educate interested high school student in the various health care careers available at their local hospital.  Students in the program will have the opportunity job shadow professionals at Pana Community Hospital in a variety of settings to learn more about careers in health care.
Friday, March 1, 2019

Sloman speaks to Optimists about historical society
The Taylorville Optimist Club held its regular meeting on February 28, 2019, in the TMH Auditorium. Following breakfast, President Steve Switzer called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance, and Terry Wright gave the morning invocation.
Friday, March 1, 2019

When the church
When the Church stands firm in the Word of God, she will suffer persecution, rejections, division and the blessings of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Friday, March 1, 2019

Davis receives award for defending religious liberty
Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) yesterday received an award from the Christian Science Committee on Publication and Principia College for his legislation that was signed into law that protects religious liberty by expanding the religious conscience exemption under Obamacare.
Friday, March 1, 2019

Five on Friday
Friday, March 1, 2019

Fire Claims Assumption Brewery
At approximately 4:30 a.m. this morning, Assumption Fire Department responded to a call for a structure fire at 301 S. Chestnut St. in Assumption, the address of 1905 Brewing Company.
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Courthouse
Thursday, February 28, 2019

10th Annual Fight For Air Climb is March 24
The American Lung Association in Illinois will hold their annual Fight For Air Climb at Wyndham Springfield City Centre on Sunday, March 24 at 8 a.m.
Thursday, February 28, 2019

New TJHS principal speaks to local Kiwanis Club
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard from the new principal at Taylorville Junior High School, during their weekly luncheon Tuesday.
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Two area meetings in March for AFSCME retirees
Retired members of AFSCME Sub-Chapter 87 are ready to resume their monthly meeting schedule beginning next week.
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Pana agrees on financing for remodeling
The Pana School District voted to accept the terms of Peoples Bank and Trust of Pana for the purchase of $1.5 million in bonds for remodeling work to be done this summer in Pana Junior High School and at Brummett Field where the football field surface will be replaced and Carol Schramm Track will be resurfaced.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

9th annual Men Who Cook will be held this Saturday
The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will host its ninth annual Men Who Cook event Saturday, March 2 at the Janice Hopper Auditorium at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Police/Fire
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Two with ties to county seated on State Board of Education
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) swore in seven new Board members and welcomed one returning member at its regular business meeting in Springfield Tuesday following their appointments Monday by Governor JB Pritzker.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Correction
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Courthouse
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Morrisonville High School FFA chapter holds FFA week activities
The week of February 18, FFA chapters around the country were hosting events to celebrate their organization. The Morrisonville FFA chapter also took part in the festivities with an intricate schedule. Every day the chapter sponsored a dress up day for the high school students to participate in which were based on the officer’s stations. Each day the student with the best costume was chosen as the winner for the day.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

$1500 UWCC scholarships available
University Women of Christian County will be offering two $1500 scholarships to female residents of Christian County, who have completed at least one year of college work (twenty-four semester hours).
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Committee votes to close Stonington, again
For the second time in five months, the Taylorville School District Building Committee has voted to close the Stonington Elementary facility at the start of the 2019-2020 school year.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Pana council approves 2020 improvement plan
The Pana City Council voted unanimously to proceed with a Downtown Improvement 2020 Plan during its session on Monday night in Pana City Hall. Highlight of the plan is the demolition of five buildings along West Second Street and create a parking lot on the properties. The buildings are directly west of the Pana Moose Club building and extend to Commercial Alley.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Courthouse
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Police/Fire
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Park Board approves three year equipment lease
The Taylorville Park Board met last night in regular session. A resolution was passed for the leasing of new Bobcat equipment for three years at a monthly cost of $1,037.00 or total cost of $55,274.50.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Junior High Students Participate In IESA State Speech Contest
Pictured are students who participated in the IESA State Speech Contest held at Gregory Intermediate School in Moweaqua on Saturday, February 16.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Red Cross warns of severe shortage of type O blood
The American Red Cross has a severe shortage of type O blood and urges type O donors – as well as eligible blood donors of all blood types – to give now to ensure lifesaving patient care isn’t impacted this winter.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Scientists think they've achieved the first gene editing inside body
Scientists think they have achieved the first gene editing inside the body, altering DNA in adults to try to treat a disease, although it’s too soon to know if this will help.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

New Water Plant Is Under Budget, Behind Schedule
Mayor Bruce Barry and Taylorville Water Superintendent Dave Speagle hosted a group of Christian County mayors at the new Taylorville water treatment plant this morning.
Monday, February 25, 2019

Courthouse
Monday, February 25, 2019

Police/Fire
Monday, February 25, 2019

Third Graders Learn About Fractions
Miss McCallister’s third grade class from Memorial Elementary School has been learning about fractions.
Monday, February 25, 2019

TASC monthly meeting set for March 7
TASC/The Autism Support Connection will be holding its regular monthly support group meeting on Thursday, March 7th  from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Free Methodist Church, 1400 Seymour Ave. in Hillsboro.
Monday, February 25, 2019

Lake Land College now accepting verification and acceptance forms for Presidential Scholarships
Lake Land College is pleased to guarantee a Presidential Scholarship to all eligible in-district high school graduates who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance. The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition for up to two consecutive academic years.
Monday, February 25, 2019

ISU selected as AmeriCorps Mental Health First Aid Corps host site
Illinois State University’s Central Illinois Area Health Education Center (AHEC) has been selected as one of 20 host sites in 16 states participating in the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Corps for 2018-2019.
Monday, February 25, 2019

Simple salmon and an addictive tapenade
I'll be honest. The real star of this salmon dish is the green olive and almond tapenade. No offense to the salmon, which is sublime as always and a no-fail, simple, healthy meal.
Saturday, February 23, 2019

Options for funding your next home project
TAYLORVILLE — Before starting a home improvement project, either on one’s own or with the assistance of a professional contractor, homeowners must first consider the costs involved. According to the home improvement resource HomeAdvisor, more than one-third of homeowners do not understand what hiring a professional will cost, and then cannot successfully budget and secure financing once they have set their sights on a renovation project.
Saturday, February 23, 2019

Rebuilding after tragedy: People pull together with hope and hard work
TAYLORVILLE – “There are amazingly wonderful people in all walks of life; some familiar to us and others not. People are in many ways one of our greatest treasures.” Alice Newlin, of Taylorville, learned first hand how true this quote by Bryant. McGill is. Alice lives on Prairie Street, which was one of the many places in Taylorville which was devastated by the December 1 tornado late last year. In the aftermath, she saw how people can pull together.
Saturday, February 23, 2019

Finding Peace Amid Chaos
Saturday, February 23, 2019

Pro-life law firm says Illinois could become the Abortion Capital of America if we're not on guard
SPRINGFIELD — Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker vowed to make Illinois “the most progressive state in the nation for access to reproductive health care,” and a conservative pro-life law firm based in Chicago agrees that will happen if Democratic-sponsored legislation becomes law.
Saturday, February 23, 2019

Millikin hosting Interview Boot Camp Feb. 26
DECATUR, Ill. — Millikin University's School of Education will host its 7th annual Interview Boot Camp on Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Bob and Debi Johnston Banquet Room, located on the 3rd floor of the University Commons on Millikin's campus.
Saturday, February 23, 2019

Tree Care Workshop offered for March 2
TAYLORVILLE — The University of Illinois Extension and Trees Forever are collaborating to offer a Tree Care Workshop Saturday, March 2, 2019. The workshop will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with lunch served. There is no cost to attend but registration is requested for a meal count. It will be held at the Manners Park Dining Hall in Taylorville.
Saturday, February 23, 2019

Vosh Eye Care Program accepting applications
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — VOSH program (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity) in conjunction with "Save Your Vision Month" has been scheduled.
Saturday, February 23, 2019

Stonington recovery from tornado progressing smoothly
STONINGTON — As the City of Taylorville continues its recovery from the Dec. 1, 2018 tornado, many people may not realize less than 10 miles northeast up Illinois Route 48, in the Village of Stonington, a tornado also reeked havoc in the town of 1,000 residents.
Saturday, February 23, 2019

Learning To Praise Him In The Storm
TAYLORVILLE — How do you tell a story of someone’s darkest moments? How do you describe someone’s fears, frustration, and hurt? How do you tell about their faith in the storm?
Saturday, February 23, 2019

Pana Man Wraps Up 47-Year Ambulance Career
PANA — During his nearly 50-year career with Pana Ambulance Service, Raymond “Butch” Hocq, 69, of Pana, has seen many changes - vehicles, protocols, training and ownership, just to name a few. But the basic challenge of getting sick and injured to local and area hospitals is unchanged.
Saturday, February 23, 2019

Christian County LEADship group members tour correctional facility
TAYLORVILLE — LEADership participants had the unique opportunity to tour the Taylorville Correctional Center (TCC) on Wednesday, February 20.  Major Robert Stoldt and Major Dan Clarke welcomed the group and led them on an extensive tour of the facility after which, Warden Kim Smith shared current statistics about the TCC and answered questions regarding her responsibilities, daily routine, and challenges. 
Saturday, February 23, 2019

LincolnHomestead State Park sets spring activities
DECATUR — The Friends of Lincoln Trail Homestead State Park and Memorial will host several upcoming events.
Saturday, February 23, 2019

Grief support group to be offered at TMH
TAYLORVILLE — The Pastoral Care Department at Taylorville Memorial Hospital and Memorial Home Services Hospice is offering a six-week grief support group, facilitated by TMH Chaplain, Sr. Rose McKeown. Starting on March 20th, this group will meet every Wednesday from 6- 7 p.m. in room 457, located inside TMH. The course will be a closed group limited to 10 to 12 participants.
Saturday, February 23, 2019

Sheriff's office warns of two ongoing computer scams
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp would like to inform Christian County residents of two separate computer scams that have occurred within the past couple of days.
Friday, February 22, 2019

City to examine sewer rate increase in summer
TAYLORVILLE — Over the course of the last year, city finances have tightened in the face of  a shrinking general fund balance.
Friday, February 22, 2019

Police/Fire
Friday, February 22, 2019

Courthouse
Friday, February 22, 2019

TJHS Club Teams Up With Mini Hoofs
TAYLORVILLE — The TJHS Builders Club and Heartland Mini Hoofs recently teamed up to deliver homemade Valentines and candy to the residents of Meadow Manor Nursing Home.
Friday, February 22, 2019

Spears speaks to Optimist Club about Lincoln
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club held its regular meeting on Thursday, February 21, 2019, in the TMH Auditorium.  Following breakfast, President Steve Switzer called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Terry Wright then gave the morning invocation. 
Friday, February 22, 2019

Pana Minister Delivers Opening Prayer To Illinois Senate
Friday, February 22, 2019

The "To Do" List
TAYLORVILLE — How many of us make lists? Grocery lists, birthday lists, shopping lists, and to-do lists. When you make a shopping list, do you stick with just what you have written down, or do you get other things while you are at it?
Friday, February 22, 2019

Annual CEO Banquet set for Saturday
The Christian County CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) Class will be hosting their annual banquet and fundraiser Saturday night at the Pillars Event Center.
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Courthouse
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Morrisonville to remodel old bowling alley
The Morrisonville Village Board unanimously approved a $2,500 expense Wednesday night to begin renovations on the old bowling alley located at 610 Carlin Street.
Thursday, February 21, 2019










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