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New Subdivision Planned
Dennis Atteberry and his wife Cassandra broke ground on Taylorville’s newest subdivision Monday afternoon.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018


Loan restructuring could yield big savings for City of Taylorville
Taylorville Mayor Bruce Barry announced Monday night that the city has qualified for a lower interest rate on the loan for the city’s new water treatment plant
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Courthouse
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

County board race could be settled by just 1 vote
On election night, the race for the Christian County Board third-district seat was too close to call. Clark Pearce secured the majority of the vote with 1,551 votes, but the race for the second seat was separated by just two votes.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Pana schools get positive report card
During the Pana School Board meeting Monday night, board members reviewed the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Report Card and it was generally good news. All four of Pana’s attendance centers are rated as “Commendable.” The designation means the students are learning at an acceptable rate, according to the standards set for the ISBE.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Police/Fire
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Council Honors Julio Monge
The Taylorville City Council honored Julio Monge Monday night as the volunteer of the month. Monge was honored for his many years of service to St. Mary’s Church, the Kincaid Garlic Fest, the Christian County Senior Citizens, Meals on Wheels, the Boy Scouts, and the Knights of Columbus.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Historian speaks at genealogical society meeting
Christian County Genealogical Society held their 35th anniversary meeting at the Christian County Historical Museum Sunday afternoon with around 50 people in attendance.  Guest speaker for the program on the Christian County Mine Wars was author Kevin Corley of Shelbyville.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Prospective students invited to Laker Visit Day
Prospective college students and their parents are invited to learn more about Lake Land College at Laker Visit Day on December 7.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Crochet Club Donates To Senior Center
The Senior Center’s Crochet Club, the Happy Hookers, recently donated money from the sale of crocheted items to the Center.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The average cost of Thanksgiving dinner is down
TAYLORVILLE — The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 33rd annual survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $48.90, or less than $5 per person. This is a 22-cent decrease from last year’s average of $49.12.
Monday, November 19, 2018

Taylorville Wal-Mart announces $5M remodel
“It’s all about making it easier for customers to shop,” Taylorville Wal-Mart Manager Troy Foraker said. He was referencing an upcoming remodeling project at the Taylorville store that will inject “at least” five-million dollars into the facility.
Monday, November 19, 2018

Courthouse
Monday, November 19, 2018

Police/Fire
Monday, November 19, 2018

Theatre 7 holding open auditions
Theatre 7 is hosting two days of open auditions for the hilarious Jones, Hope Wooten comedy "Farce of Nature." Auditions will start at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 18 or Wednesday, December 19 at Theatre 7, located at 131 N. Water St. in downtown Decatur.
Monday, November 19, 2018

Minature Ponies Visit North Elementary School
North Elementary wrapped up American Education Week with a visit from Heartland Mini Hoofs.
Monday, November 19, 2018

Christian County 4-H holds Achievement Night
Christian County 4-H celebrated the 4-H year with its annual achievement night on November 2. 4-H members received a variety of awards from 4-H records to books to winning the Christian County 4-H Foundation Scholarship and so much more.
Monday, November 19, 2018

Being Thankful on Thanksgiving: Though the rituals may change, the essence of the holiday remains the same
What do the years 1621, 1921, and 2018 all have in common? They are all years in which people gathered together to celebrate Thanksgiving. It has been an enduring holiday since before America’s founding, and serves as an excellent medium to look at how the country has changed and grown with the passage of time.
Saturday, November 17, 2018

Christmas Mall Nov. 24
RAYMOND — The holidays are fast approaching, and that means time to attend the Annual Raymond Christmas Mall.
Saturday, November 17, 2018

People in the News
Saturday, November 17, 2018

Red Hatters hear about Tales of the Tombstone
PANA — Pana Red Roses Red Hat Club met Tuesday, November 13 at Pana Spring Garden Restaurant for a very interesting meeting.
Saturday, November 17, 2018

Night At The Museum
Saturday, November 17, 2018

Night At The Museum
Saturday, November 17, 2018

HCE members learn the legend of the Piasa bird
HILLSBORO, Ill.  — University of Illinois Extension hosted an all-day fall retreat for the Home and Community Education (HCE) on Wednesday, October 31. Over fifty people attended from Christian, Jersey, Macoupin, and Montgomery Counties. The retreat took place at the Montgomery County Extension Office in Hillsboro. HCE members gathered to hear a guest speaker and share in social activities.
Saturday, November 17, 2018

Cannabis retailer expands cookbook distribution for holidays
RENTON, Wash — Evergreen Market, one of Washington's top cannabis retail operations, announced this week it is expanding the distribution options for " Cannabis & the Art of Infusion: An Elevated Cookbook," which it initially launched with Chef Ricky Flickenger in limited release in mid-2018.
Saturday, November 17, 2018

Cranberry Sauce With Zing
Saturday, November 17, 2018

KCOG Christmas Bazaar set for Saturday
KINCAID — Kincaid Church of God is proud and excited to announce that they will be their 2nd Christmas Bazaar, tomorrow morning, Saturday, November 17 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Due to the last year’s bazaar being so successful, the student ministries of Kincaid Church of God decided to host another one. This year, they will have almost 20 vendors available and many homemade delicious baked goods!
Friday, November 16, 2018

Giving Thanks at Faith Community Worship Center
TAYLORVILLE — Faith Community Worship Center will celebrate with a "Giving Thanks Service" on Sunday, November 18 at 10:00 a.m. The sanctuary and entrance hall will be beautifully decorated for the harvest to invite worshipers to thank God for His blessings in their lives during 2018. Musical theme for the day will be In Everything Give Thanks! with presentations by the F-X Student Praise Group and Drama Team and Children's group.
Friday, November 16, 2018

Deputy visits with DMCC youth
Friday, November 16, 2018

Jordan Peterson's secular approach to the soul, Part II
It isn't every day that a University of Toronto psychology professor is asked to officiate a wedding.
Friday, November 16, 2018

Having an attitude of thankfulness
TAYLORVILLE — What does it mean to have an attitude of thankfulness? Well, it means being thankful in all situations. It means having the ability to see past the bad and always find something good in every situation. So often we find ourselves engrossed in our daily routines, heads down, nose to the grindstone, so much so that we forget to look up and look around us to see God’s handiwork all around us.
Friday, November 16, 2018

Village of Kincaid reports trouble with AT&T tower
KINCAID — The Village of Kincaid met in regular session Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 7 p.m. Mike Lawrence, Village Zoning Officer, reported that the AT&T tower that is located just outside of town has not been working for sometime now. Lawrence estimates it was put up approximately five years ago and anyone who has cell phone service with this provider has had trouble receiving a signal.
Friday, November 16, 2018

County Finance Committee discusses regional development board
TAYLORVILLE — Members of the Christian County Board’s Finance Committee discussed the possibility of joining a seven-county regional development board which has economic development as its goal during its meeting Thursday nigh in the Courthouse. The counties include Christian, Montgomery, Shelby, Macoupin, Greene, Jersey and Calhoun.
Friday, November 16, 2018

First Snowman
Friday, November 16, 2018

TMH to host Naloxone Training November 28
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Memorial Hospital will host the Christian County Prevention Coalition’s Naloxone Training on Wednesday, November 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Janice Hopper Auditorium.
Friday, November 16, 2018

Crimestoppers: Information sought in vehicle burglary
TAYLORVILLE —This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a vehicle burglary that occurred in Taylorville.
Friday, November 16, 2018

Village of Kincaid reports trouble with AT&T tower
KINCAID — The Village of Kincaid met in regular session Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 7 p.m. Mike Lawrence, Village Zoning Officer, reported that the AT&T tower that is located just outside of town has not been working for sometime now.
Friday, November 16, 2018

Morrisonville CUSD #1 approves tentative levy
MORRISONVILLE — The Morrisonville CUSD #1 met in regular session Thursday night. Superintendent Dave Meister updated the board about a $100,000 Title 1 School Improvement Grant that will be received for Fiscal Year 2019.
Friday, November 16, 2018

New chiropractor speaks to local Optimist Club
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club held its regular meeting on Thursday, November 15, 2018, in the TMH auditorium, despite the overnight snowfall that limited attendance.
Friday, November 16, 2018

Sertoma donates to food pantry
Friday, November 16, 2018

Committee okays city tax levy
The City of Taylorville Finance Committee reviewed the annual tax levy at Wednesday’s night’s meeting.
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Edinburg looking at solar
The Edinburg Board of Education held a regular meeting on Wednesday, November 14 at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room.
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Investigation into possible embezzlement at YMCA is ongoing
Taylorville Police Chief Brian Hile confirmed this morning that an investigation is ongoing into an alleged embezzlement case at the Christian County YMCA
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Courthouse
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Police/Fire
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Kincaid Sports Boosters Bingo canceled tonight
Chris Clark of South Fork Jr./Sr. High School has announced the Kincaid Sports Boosters Bingo that was scheduled for tonight has been canceled due to weather.
Thursday, November 15, 2018

ISP investigating pedestrian fatality
Illinois State Police 18 is investigating a one vehicle crash verses pedestrian which occurred at the intersection of Union Avenue at Monroe Street in the city of Litchfield on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 9:10 p.m.
Thursday, November 15, 2018

LLCC launches new online map to 'green' resources
Lincoln Land Community College has announced a new online map to “green” resources in Springfield called the Sustain Springfield Green Map. It is an interactive, GIS-based map that guides residents, visitors and organizations to sustainable or environmentally-friendly services, sites and amenities. The map can be accessed at www.llcc.edu/sustain-springfield.
Thursday, November 15, 2018

TMH Foundation to host annual Signature Event 'Gifts of the Season'
The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation will be hosting its annual Signature Event titled “Gifts of the Season” on Saturday, December 1 at The Pillars Event Center. The event will begin with a social hour at 6 p.m. followed by a welcome and plated dinner at 7 p.m. Music will be provided by acoustic trio “The Deep Hollow.”
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Red Stole
Taylorville Chapter 1263 Women of the Moose held their higher degree meeting on November 1, 2018.
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Hart speaks to Kiwanis
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard about the new Taylorville Industrial Park during their weekly luncheon Tuesday.
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Edinburg eyes subdivision
EDINBURG — The Village of Edinburg held a regular session meeting on Tuesday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Village Hall.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Pana dog park approved, then vetoed; Dog park ordinance requested
PANA — Supporters of a dog park in the City of Pana still are not sure of the status of the project after Monday night’s Pana City Council meeting held in Pana City Hall. The dog park was approved by a 6-2 vote. Mayor Don Kroski then announced he would veto the proposal. Finally, the council requested City Attorney Steve Mahrt prepare an ordinance to establish a dog park on an acre of land just off U. S. Route 51 on Pana’s south side, the frontage of the former oil refinery site.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

TMH Auxiliary hosting Holiday Extravaganza Friday-Saturday
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will be hosting its annual Holiday Extravaganza this Friday, November 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, November 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the TMH Janice Hopper Auditorium.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Final county election tabulation expected late next Tuesday
TAYLORVILLE — It won’t be until late Tuesday afternoon until the final tabulation is made of the Nov. 6 Christian County General Election is completed. And for two candidates in County Board District 3, their future may hang in the balance.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

County looking to tackle courthouse repairs

TAYLORVILLE — Just a couple of years ago, the county approved a project to  tuckpoint the clock tower. Now, Christian County’s iconic courthouse needs another round of rehab as many of the windows on the upper portion of the building are leaking.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Snow not unusual for Central Illinois in November
ILLINOIS — Some parts of Central Illinois s have been pelted by snow and freezing temperatures last weekend, while other parts of the state await the first major snowfall of the year expected to arrive fully by tomorrow afternoon.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Morrisonville Library holds family reading night
Memorial Library celebrated a “Luau at the Library” on Thursday, November 8, in honor of Family Reading Night. Those attending enjoyed Pineapple Bowling, Tropical Bag Toss, Hawaiian Limbo and Tropical Tattoos. Everyone received leis, numerous prizes and refreshments of hot dogs, chips, fruit snacks, and tropical juice.  Each child also received a free book for their own personal library.  Hawaiian photo backgrounds were also provided. 
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Celebrating American Education Week
North Elementary kicked off American Education Week Monday 11/12 and Tuesday 11/13 with a Family and Friends Read-In
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

TCUSD to fill seat before addressing task force
Taylorville School Board President Jim Andruch said that he has already received several inquiries about the planned task force that will analyze and debate the future of the Stonington Elementary building over the course of the next year.

Before the board focuses on appointing representatives to that task force, though, Andruch said at Monday night’s Taylorville School Board meeting that he wants to have a full school board first.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Hope House of Central Illinois prepares to help grieving parents
Hope House of Central Illinois, a 501c3 organization, has kicked off its capital campaign in hopes of breaking ground in 2019. Hope House meets an important, often overlooked need. It will become a refuge for grieving parents and their families after they experience the loss of a child.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

More leeway now for states to expand inpatient mental health
The Trump administration today allowed states to provide more inpatient treatment for people with serious mental illness by tapping Medicaid, a potentially far-reaching move to address issues from homelessness to violence.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Courthouse
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Police/Fire
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

ISP investigate fatal crash with pedestrian in Litchfield
Illinois State Police 18 is investigating a one vehicle crash verses pedestrian which occurred at the intersection of Union Avenue at Monroe Street in the city of Litchfield on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 9:10 p.m.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Sertoma learns about new fall-prevention program at Taylorville Memorial
The Sertoma Club received a presentation by physical and occupational therapists of the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Rehab Services team.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Mt. Auburn Nite Unit Volunteers At Senior Center
The Mt. Auburn Nite Unit recently volunteered at the Christian County Senior Citizen’s Center.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Diss speaks about DAR service in WWI
The Peter Meyer Chapter of NSDAR met on Saturday, November 10 at the Taylorville Public Library. An assortment of toiletries and puzzle books were collected to be taken to the Veteran’s Home in Quincy.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Night Hike Sat. at Griswold Conservation Area
Venture into the darkness during a Night Hike at Griswold Conservation Area on Saturday, November 17 from 7 - 9 p.m. During this naturalist-led hike, you’ll use your senses to find your way through the woods. Discover what makes your eyes, ears, and nose work at night. Dress warm. Cost is $2/person. Must pre-register online by noon on November 16 at MaconCountyConservation.org.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Kincaid man is arrested for criminal sexual abuse
On Friday evening Kincaid Police conducted a search warrant on the 500 block of Richardson Street, Kincaid, Ill.
Monday, November 12, 2018

Genealogical Society to hold annual meeting on November 18
On Sunday,  November 18 at 2 p.m. the Christian County Genealogical Society will hold their 35th annual meeting where Kevin Corley will speak about the Christian County mine wars at the turn of the century and in the 1930’s. Corley will describe the 1898 mine war in Pana when black miners were shipped in from Alabama to replace the striking miners in the Pana mines. Corley published a novel this summer that's based on the real-life coal war between black strikebreakers and white union members in Pana.
Monday, November 12, 2018

WWII Veterans Honored
Veteran’s Day was observed with a ceremony at the Memorial Triangle in Kitchell Park Sunday afternoon.
Monday, November 12, 2018

St. Mary's Hosts Veterans Ceremony
St. Mary School hosted a Veterans Ceremony on Friday, November 9. The Honor Guard from VFW # 4495 led a flag raising ceremony during an all-school assembly.
Monday, November 12, 2018

Meyerholz portrays Chippawa ancestor at CCHS
The Christian County Historical Society & Museum hosted the 3rd annual Little Miss Persimmon Pageant on Saturday, November 3 on the front lawn of the historic 1854 John Canty Morrison House. More than 100 spectators came out to enjoy the pageant.
Monday, November 12, 2018

Mystery of the Mason's Apron
Armistice Day is November 11 and represents the day the fighting ceased in WWI; “the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month,” according to the website www.theworldwar.org/armisticeday.
Saturday, November 10, 2018

Taylorville Care Center Honors Veterans
In honor of Veteran's Day, Taylorville Care Center is recognizing and thanking veterans who are residents there.
Saturday, November 10, 2018

A soldier's remembrance
November 11. It is a date that has many meanings, but is especially poignant for veterans. It is a day that honors the ending of World War One, a day that recognizes the veterans of all armed forces, and a time to remember those who have died in the line of duty. It is a day to say thank you to those who have served or are currently serving. Words, however, are not always enough to express the respect and gratitude that we feel for our veterans.
Saturday, November 10, 2018

Land of Lincoln Veterans Day
It’s Veterans Day and we honor veterans and service members in Illinois and across the nation who have served in the military to protect our country, our freedom and our American values. But when the holiday has come and gone, more than half a million veterans remain homeless, and many more face legal problems that they struggle alone to resolve?eviction and foreclosure, custody of their children, child support, and obtaining benefits, among others.
Saturday, November 10, 2018

THS creates competitive esports club
Move over jocks; there’s a new brand of competitor coming to the halls of Taylorville High School.
Saturday, November 10, 2018

Selling The War Exhibit Opens at Dickson Mounds Museum
Dickson Mounds Museum is pleased to announce the recent opening of the “Selling the War” exhibit consisting of World War I posters from the collection of Frank Goudy of Cuba, Illinois.
Saturday, November 10, 2018

Corporate Food Fight Challenge raises over 185,000 meals for those who struggle with hunger in central and southern Illinois
Central Illinois Foodbank wrapped up its 13th Annual Corporate Food Fight Challenge with 20 businesses participating in the food, funds and friends drive. This year $29,116.18 was raised by the businesses, along with 524 volunteer hours logged and over 13,568 pounds of food donated.
Saturday, November 10, 2018

UWCC hear About "The Enemy Within"
The University Women of Christian County met for the November meeting on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Whit's End Restaurant.
Saturday, November 10, 2018

Food Pantry Grateful For Generous Donation
The Five Loaves and Two Fish Food Pantry in Mt. Auburn received its annual donation of $1,000.00 for the third year in a row from The Haunted Woods of Creek Hill.
Saturday, November 10, 2018

Meeting Notices
Saturday, November 10, 2018

Information sought in Taylorville vehicle theft and damage
This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a vehicle theft that occurred in Taylorville.
Saturday, November 10, 2018

Taylorville committee talks dog park
Taylorville resident Kathy Driskell approached the City of Taylorville Lake and Airport Committee on Thursday night about the possibility of installing a dog park at Lake Taylorville.
Friday, November 9, 2018

Village of Stonington discusses insurance
The Board of Trustees for the Village of Stonington met in regular session Monday, night. Chris Korte from the Illinois Municipal League Risk Management Association spoke to the board and gave background information about the Association. In addition, Korte discussed the different insurance policies the Association carries and the Village’s current insurance coverage.
Friday, November 9, 2018

Courthouse
Friday, November 9, 2018

Police/Fire
Friday, November 9, 2018

Taylorville and Pana celebrating Veteran's Day Sunday
The cities of Taylorville and Pana will observe Veteran’s Day on Sunday, November 11 with various ceremonies.
Friday, November 9, 2018

Volunteers needed for Salvation Army bell ringing
The Taylorville Ministerial Association will once again be ringing bells for the Salvation Army this year with 85 percent of money raised staying local and 15 percent going towards the Salvation Army.
Friday, November 9, 2018

Avenue of Flags will be erected Saturday
The Avenue of Flags will be erected on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at Oakhill Cemetery in Taylorville.


Friday, November 9, 2018

Music And Movement Night At North School
Kindergarten, first, and second graders students at North Elementary recently performed at Music and Movement Night. Combining music and physical education skills was the focus of the evening
Friday, November 9, 2018

TMH Foundation receives CUPS Fund donation
The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation (TMH Foundation) proudly accepted a donation to its CUPS fund from the employees of Tax Tech, Inc.; Credit Collection Partners; and Hickman Specha Steiner & Beckley LLP in Taylorville.
Friday, November 9, 2018

'A new beat'
A habit I learned long ago was that if I hoped to deliver a good message I should listen to others who do the same. So, public speakers, preachers, politicians, authors, even celebrities – I try to listen as much as I can. Sometimes I find things to aspire to, to utilize, other times it is a good case of what not to do. But, as someone who regularly preaches the Word of God, I am particularly drawn to sermons. I read classic sermons, famous sermons, sermons for specific occasions, colleagues’ sermons and the like.
Friday, November 9, 2018

Honoring veterans at Faith Community Sunday
Veterans from all branches of Military Service, along with those men and women presently in any branch of the service will be honored Sunday, November 11 in the 10 a.m. service at Faith Community Worship Center. Guests from the community are invited to participate in the day.
Friday, November 9, 2018

Davis Memorial collecting for troops for Christmas
The Davis Memorial Christian Church in Taylorville has begun collecting items to send abroad to our military troops for Christmas.
Friday, November 9, 2018

The Chosen Ones to perform in Pana Nov. 17
Gospel music recording artists, The Chosen Ones, will appear on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 5 p.m. The concert will be held at Pana First Church of the Nazarene located at 1200 E. 6th Street in Pana.
Friday, November 9, 2018

Wanda Mountain Boys in Tower Hill Saturday
The Wanda Mountain Boys will be in concert at the Tower Hill Free Methodist Church on Saturday November 10 at 5 p.m.
Friday, November 9, 2018

How can you help locally this holiday season?
“For it is in giving that we receive.” - Francis of Assisi
Friday, November 9, 2018

Police/Fire
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Courthouse
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Salvage Dawgs Help Veterans
The Salvage Dawgs recently cleaned up the courtyard at Meadow Manor Nursing Home. They removed overgrown weeds, trimmed bushes, and collected 36 bags of yard waste.
Thursday, November 8, 2018

AFSCME retirees to honor vets at Nov. meetings
Retired members of AFSCME Sub-Chapter 87 will honor Veterans at both of their meetings to be held during the month of November. The first will be held on Monday, November 12, at the Taylorville Masonic Lodge, 114 E. Franklin St., Taylorville, Ill. A “pot-luck” luncheon will be held at noon and the regular meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Stonington Students Learn About Veteran's Day
Students at Stonington Elementary have been learning about Veteran's Day.
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Basketball ref entertained Optimists this morning
The Taylorville Optimist Club held its regular meeting this morning 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.
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Christian County voters tell the state: No more gun laws
Voters in Christian County approved an advisory referendum asking if the Illinois General Assembly should pass any more legislation which would put further restrictions on Illinois gun owners. The total was 8,588 “no” votes with 4,084 voting “yes.” A similar referendum passed in Montgomery County where voters cast 8,890 “no” votes and 2,311, “yes”.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Christian County sees over sixty percent turnout
Voters went to the polls on Tuesday in near record numbers and restored a Democrat to the Governor’s Mansion in Springfield. Billionaire businessman J. B. Pritzker of Chicago bumped out incumbent Republican Bruce Rauner, another Chicago billionaire businessman, in his bid for re-election after serving just one term.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Village to submit counter offer to ADM
The Village of Mt. Auburn held their regular session bard meeting on Tuesday, November 6, at 7:00 p.m. in the Village Hall.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Police/Fire
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Courthouse
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Gold Star families to host fallen heroes tree of honor
The Decatur Civic Center is honored to partner with America's Gold Star Families and the Sgt. Anthony Maddox Memorial in hosting the inaugural Fallen Heroes Tree of Honor. The Tree of Honor will stand in the Civic Center lobby and feature 155 hand crafted ornaments of fallen soldiers representing 40 states across the USA.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

TFD, TPD Award Halloween Prizes
During the Taylorville Fire Department, Taylorville Police Department Pre-Halloween Party for children held Tuesday, Oct. 30 in the firehouse, several door prizes were awarded
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Home energy efficiency event at Sr. Center Nov. 14
On November 14, a home energy efficiency event will be held at the Taylorville Senior Center at 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Kiwanis reviews success of Coats for Kids program
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club held their monthly business meeting during their weekly luncheon Tuesday. The club reviewed the club's efforts in providing programs for local children and youth in the Taylorville community.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Big Turnout Expected As Voters Head To Polls
Locust Precinct 1, located in the Owaneco Village Hall, is a busy place on Tuesday, as voters in Christian County, in Illinois and across the nation head to the polls - in record numbers in some places - for the highly anticipated mid-term elections.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Police accepting donations for Kids, Cops and Christmas
The Taylorville Police Benevolent and Protection Association is once again asking the community for help to provide a Merry Christmas for less fortunate children in Christian County.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Council approves Steak 'n Shake site plan
The Taylorville City Council unanimously approved the site plan for the forthcoming Steak ‘n Shake restaurant at their regular meeting Monday night.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

City of Pana, local groups all win in energy contest
There were 50 people on hand in Pana City Hall Friday evening to witness check presentations from Elevate Energy to the City of Pana and two other local organization for winning a nine-month long contest, designed to make consumers more aware of energy usage and how they lower utility bills. All total, Pana came away with $22,000 in prize money.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Meeting Notices
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Police/Fire
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Pana Mission Center Re-Opens Today
The Community Mission Center (CMC) in Pana reopened today, Tuesday, after reorganizing the center.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Council Honors Curtin
Stonington’s Ben Curtin was recently awarded the FFA’s most prestigious agribusiness honor when he was named the American Star In Agribusiness, an award given to a single individual nationwide.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Churches, school sponsoring Midland angel tree
Angel Tree Gifts can be dropped off November 19-20, 5:00-7:00 p.m., at Midland United Methodist Church.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Christian County YMCA ready to help adults prevent diabetes
The Christian County YMCA will offer the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention
Program - an evidence-based program shown to reduce the burden of type 2 diabetes - one of the nation's costliest chronic diseases.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

IDOA assisting seniors with Medicare enrollment
The Illinois Department on Aging’s (IDoA) Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) is reminding seniors of the free counseling assistance available to Medicare-eligible individuals and their caregivers during Medicare Open Enrollment occurring now through December 7th.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Extension program tomorrow on successful aging
Cheri Burcham, Extension Educator, Family Life, from the University of Illinois Extension Office in Arthur, Ill. will present a program entitled “I’m postive, I’m aging” on Tuesday, November 7, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the University of Illinois Extension Christian County Office, 1120 North Webster, Taylorville, Ill.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Senior center announces November-December events
The Senior Citizens Center of Christian County has announced several events scheduled for the month of November. For more information about these events please contact the center at 217-824-4263.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Christmas Decorating Begins
Monday, November 5, 2018

Meeting Notice
Monday, November 5, 2018

Police/Fire
Monday, November 5, 2018

Courthouse
Monday, November 5, 2018

Morrisonville FFA attends National FFA Convention
On Wednesday, October 24, ten students of the Morrisonville FFA chapter embarked on the four hour journey to Indianapolis, Indiana to attend the 91st annual National FFA Convention and Expo.
Monday, November 5, 2018

Create a harvest wreath craft at Rock Springs
Adults are invited to Rock Springs Nature Center to create a Harvest Wreath Craft on Wednesday, November 7 at 2 p.m. All supplies will be provided to create an autumn-themed wreath to hang on your door, and welcome the season with a splash of vibrant, natural color. Free. Must pre-register online by noon on November 6 at MaconCountyConservation.org. 
Monday, November 5, 2018

LPTC plans membership meeting December 8
The Lincoln Prairie Trails Conservancy (LPTC) will hold their 2nd annual meeting at 10 a.m. on December 8, 2018 at the Taylorville Township Building on West Spresser, East of the Christian County Fairgrounds.
Monday, November 5, 2018

Local NRA group places pro 2nd Amendment signs
TAYLORVILLE — The local grassroots organization, Christian County National Rifle Association Affiliate (CCNRA A), recently erected GSL (GunsSaveLife.com) Burma Shave signs on private property owned by Mr. Walter Stokes of Edinburg.
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Nokomis nursing home admin license not renewed
SPRINGFIELD, IL - The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) announced on Tuesday that the license of temporary nursing home administrator Robby Jones of Nokomis Rehab and Health has been placed in refuse to renew status due to providing substandard quality of care.
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Officers Locate Stolen Vehicle
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Taylorville and Pana to celebrate Veteran's Day
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — The cities of Taylorville and Pana will observe Veteran’s Day on Sunday, November 11 with various ceremonies.
Saturday, November 3, 2018

The big man in a red suit is coming to Taylorville soon
TAYLORVILLE — You had better be good because Santa is coming to town sooner than you might think.
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Persimmons Predict Lots Of Heavy Snow!
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Madrigals return to THS for 36th season
TAYLORVILLE — On December 7 and 8, The Taylorville High School Music Departmeent will again present its long-running Madrigal Dinners that is now in its 36th year.
Saturday, November 3, 2018

City Of Pana Earns $15,000 First Prize
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Around Town This Weekend - Fall Festival, Fall Foliage And Fall Fundraisers
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Taylorville Junior High School Students Of The Month Recognized
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Christian County Master Gardeners celebrate helping others learn to grow
TAYLORVILLE — The Master Gardeners of Christian County gathered for a luncheon at Venezia in Taylorville on Thursday, Nov. 1 and were recognized for their work as they follow the mission in “helping others learn to grow.”
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Family Reading Night at Morrisonville library
MORRISONVILLE — Morrisonville’ s Kitchell Memorial Library is hosting a “Library Luau” Open House in honor of Family Reading Night, Thursday, Nov. 8. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. and end at 7:00. On display will be over 400 new books purchased from the Illinois State “Back to Books” grant.
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Pawnee man awarded Medal of Merit
SPRINGFIELD — Lt. Col. Sean Welker, of Pawnee, Illinois, was awarded the Military Medal of Merit during a ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 1, at Camp Lincoln, Springfield.
Saturday, November 3, 2018

VisionWay Teachers Get In The Groove During Spirit Week
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Collectors day, artifact identification event at State Museum Sat., Nov. 17
SPRINGFIELD — In conjunction with the exhibition "Bicentennial & Beyond! The Illinois Legacy Collection,” the Illinois State Museum in Springfield welcomes visitors to learn the stories of objects collected by everyday Illinoisans.
Saturday, November 3, 2018

South Fork Students Raise Funds For Safe Passage Recovery Program
Saturday, November 3, 2018

T'ville FFA 2nd in Greenhand Bowl
TAYLORVILLE — Recently, the Taylorville FFA Chapter participated at the Section 16 Greenhand Bowl. The event was held at Sullivan High School. This contest requires students to know facts and knowledge about the history and present FFA program. The Taylorville team was second in the competition.
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Taylorville FFA wins agricultural sales career development event in Sullivan
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville FFA Chapter recently had the privilege to participate in the 2018 Agricultural Sales CDE in Sullivan. Taylorville competed against 11 other schools in a battle for the top position.
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Taylorville FFA dominant force at Grain & Supervised Ag Experience Fair
TAYLORVILLE — Section 16 FFA hosted a SAE Fair at Sullivan High School in conjunction with the annual FFA Grain Fair. Students were asked to put together a display board describing their project. They were required to give a summary of accomplishments, goals attained, skills learned, and showcase how supervised agricultural experience programs benefit high school students.
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Pana receives $15,000 in Elevate Energy contest
Saturday, November 3, 2018

South Fork Jr./Sr. High 1st Quarter Honor Roll
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Morrisonville Jr/Sr. High 1st Quarter Honor Roll
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Central A&M Middle School 1st Quarter Honor Roll
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Edinburg Jr. and Sr. High 1st Quarter Honor Roll
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Nokomis Jr. and Sr. High 1st Quarter Honor Roll
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Pana Sacred Heart School 1st Quarter Honor Roll
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Lincoln Elementary School, Pana, 1st Quarter Honor Roll
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Pana Junior High 1st Quarter Honor Roll
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Faith Bible Christian Academy 1st Quarter Honor Roll
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Taylorville St. Mary School 1st Quarter Honor Roll
Saturday, November 3, 2018

VisionWay Christian School Honor Roll 1st Quarter
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Taylorville Jr. High Honor Roll 1st Quarter
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Taylorville High School 1st Quarter Honor Roll
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Perched high atop the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi, Quincy is Gem City
QUINCY, Ill. — Sitting on Illinois’ westernmost curve of the Mississippi, Quincy was built on the limestone bluffs in 1825. Because of its premier location and vast natural resources, Quincy donned the title of the “Gem City.”
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Morrissey murder trial postponed
TAYLORVILLE  — The trial of Quinton L. Morrissey, 19, of Pana, charged with the May, 2017 murder of Stephen J. Presnell in his Lake Pana home, has been postponed. The postponement was announced during a pre-trial hearing in the case Friday before Resident Christian County Judge Brad Paisley.
Friday, November 2, 2018

Historic Anderson Jewelers announces closure
TAYLORVILLE — For the last 143 years, Anderson Jewelers has been a staple of downtown Taylorville, an iconic establishment. But, on Thursday, Taylorville’s longest continously running business anounced that it is set to say farewell.
Friday, November 2, 2018

Courthouse
Friday, November 2, 2018

Police/Fire
Friday, November 2, 2018

Information sought in local burglary
TAYLORVILLE — This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a burglary that occurred in Taylorville.
Friday, November 2, 2018

Animal Protective League sets Nov. adoption dates
SPRINGFIELD — The Animal Protective League (APL) will hold several pet adoptions during November 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, November 2, 2018

Four Optimists are nominated for member of year
TAYLORVILLE  — The Taylorville Optimist Club held its monthly business meeting on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, in the TMH Auditorium.
Friday, November 2, 2018

Faith Community provides opportunities to give
TAYLORVILLE — The Faith Community Worship Center (FCWC) has three ways you can help the community during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season.
Friday, November 2, 2018

Volunteers preparing for Church of God fundraiser
KINCAID —  Kincaid Church of God is preparing for another year of the season’s favorite treat - homemade peanut brittle -  right in their kitchen.
Friday, November 2, 2018

Outrageous acts of love
TAYLORVILLE — Interstate 10 (10 Freeway), also known as the “Santa Monica Freeway” or the “San Bernardino Freeway,” is a major east/west interstate highway in California. It stretches from the coast of Santa Monica on the Pacific Ocean to the border of Arizona.
Friday, November 2, 2018

Bishop to speak at FCWC
TAYLORVILLE — Bishop Jarrod and Barbara Barton will be guests Sunday at Faith Community Worship Center in Taylorville. Barbara and Jarrod Barton will bless the congregation with their singing ministry, and the instrumental talent of Bishop Barton. Reverend Barton will bring the morning message.
Friday, November 2, 2018

TMH: Final Beam Is Signed And Up
Sister Rose McKeown prepares to sign the final steel girder in Taylorville Memorial Hospital’s expansion project before it was lifted into place Wednesday afternoon.
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Steve Curtin submits school board resignation
aylorville School Board President Jim Andruch confirmed Thursday morning that he received a brief, signed letter of resignation from board member Steve Curtin.
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Junior high is identified for greater funding and support
The Illinois State Board of Education has released designations for every school in the state. The designations provide a public benchmark of each school’s progress toward the goal of preparing all students for success in college and career. Schools identified as Lowest-Performing or Under performing are receiving additional federal funding and will participate in the collaborative, school-led IL-EMPOWER improvement process.
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Early voting is robust in Christian County
On Election Day, Tuesday, residents will be able to do “Grace Period Voting.” An eligible resident may go to the clerk’s office and register to vote. They will have to cast their ballot at the Courthouse at that time.
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Fleeing fugitive caught in Kincaid, bond set at $100,000
On Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at approximately 1530 Kincaid Police Chief Wheeler attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The subject fled the traffic stop.
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Police/Fire
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Courthouse
Thursday, November 1, 2018

FBCA updates Kiwanis about school
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard about the new Faith Bible Christian Academy in Rosamond, during their weekly luncheon Tuesday.
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Family Reading Night set for Nov. 15
Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White is encouraging families in Illinois to read together Thursday, Nov. 15, for Illinois’ annual Family Reading Night.
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Morrisonville High School National Honor Society students celebrate fall
Morrisonville High School's National Honor Society celebrated fall with a visit to the Great Pumpkin Patch in Arthur, Illinois. Making their way through mazes, tasting the fresh apple cider, and choosing gourds and pumpkins to decorate for the season were enjoyed with laughter and friendship. The afternoon was topped off with pizza and conversation.
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Memorial School Trick Or Treaters Strut Their Stuff
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Park Replacing Playground Equipment
Next spring, the Taylorville Park District will install new playground equipment to replace the current structure which park board members say is approximately 20 years old.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Police/Fire
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Courthouse
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

TFD Hosts Hundreds Of Trick-Or-Treaters
Three-year-old Colton Penkala and his mother, Isabelle, partake in some of the trick-or-treating festivities at the Taylorville fire station Tuesday night.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Taylorville pedestrian claimed in fatal accident
On October 27, 2018 at 10:21 PM Christian County 911 received a report of a vehicle and pedestrian traffic crash near 1241 North on 1350 East Road in Taylorville township, Christian County Illinois (South Cherokee Street). Christian County Sheriff's Office, Taylorville Fire Department, and Dunn's Ambulance responded to the scene.

The preliminary investigation showed that 30 year old Laura A. Wolfe of Taylorville was driving a 2016 Kia North bound on 1350 East Road near 1241 North when the vehicle struck 22 year old Connor E. Lingl of Taylorville who was walking on the roadway

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

School board votes to continue Stonington dialogue
After about two hours of spirited debate from both sides Monday, the Taylorville School Board decided, at a special board meeting and public forum, to stay a vote that will determine the fate of Stonington Elementary.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Police/Fire
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Public Schools Foundation Awards Local Grants
The Taylorville Public Schools Foundation recently awarded 13 Mini Grants to 25 Taylorville Community Unit School District 6-12 teachers totaling $9,271.36 to be used for additional resources to motivate and encourage educational excellence.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Bigfoot legend Bob Gimlin visits Pana; sighting dates back to October 1967
At 87 years old, Bob Gimlin has seen just about everything: Countless tragedies, too many wars to count, the space race, the rise of the internet, and, yes, even Bigfoot.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

TJHS Teachers Awarded Grants
Pictured are TJHS teachers who recently received mini grants.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Courthouse
Monday, October 29, 2018

Trial set for counselor accused in local criminal sexual abuse case, Feb. 24
The trial of a former Kemmerer Village counselor accused of 11 counts of both criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse has been set for 8:30 a.m., Feb. 24, 2019.
Monday, October 29, 2018

Tractor Junket Stops At St. Rita's In Kincaid
Over 80 tractors  stopped at St. Rita’s Parish in Kincaid Sunday where the drivers enjoyed a delicioius breakfast inside the church.
Monday, October 29, 2018

Optimists excited about upcoming basketball season
On Thursday, October 25, the Taylorville Optimist Club hosted Ryan Brown as their guest speaker. Brown is the basketball coach at Taylorville High School.
Monday, October 29, 2018

Ancestry of Illinois ancient dogs is topic of talk
The Illinois Valley Archaeological Society (IVAS) will meet Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at the Dickson Mounds Museum beginning at 7:00 p.m. Featured speaker will be Dr. Michael Wiant, former director of the Illinois State Museum — Dickson Mounds, who will present a talk titled “The Ancestry of Dogs: Ancient Dog Skeletons from Illinois Contribute to Studies of Dog History.” This event is free and the public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be available following the presentation.
Monday, October 29, 2018

Autism support group to meet Nov. 1
TASC/The Autism Support Connection will be holding its regular monthly support group meeting on Thursday, November 1 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Free Methodist Church, 1400 Seymour Ave. in Hillsboro.
Monday, October 29, 2018

Illinois Fire Service Institute Graduates
On Friday, TFD firefighters Ronald Holmes and Blake Chausse graduated from the Illinois Fire Service Institute fire fighting academy.
Saturday, October 27, 2018

Meeting Notices
Saturday, October 27, 2018

PCH Auxiliary preparing for holiday bazaar Nov. 10
Tis the Season for the Pana Community Hospital Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar and Raffle! The event is Saturday, November 10 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Pana Junior High School.
Saturday, October 27, 2018

Persimmon Party at Historical Society next Saturday, Nov. 3rd
The public is invited to attend the annual Persimmon Party on Saturday, November 3rd from 10am-3pm at the Christian County Historical Society & Museum 325 Abe’s Way, Taylorville (Rt 29 & Rt 48 in front of the SUPER 8 Motel). Admission is free but donations are accepted.
Saturday, October 27, 2018

South Fork school, churches sponsoring angel tree
Angel Tree Gifts can be dropped off November 19-20, 5:00-7:00pm, at Midland United Methodist Church
Saturday, October 27, 2018

Taylorville High School Class of 1968 Celebrates 50th Reunion
Taylorville High School Class of 1968 held their 50th class reunion October 5 -6, 2018 with a pre-party at The Palomino Club and The Pillars, respectively.
Saturday, October 27, 2018

A Once In A Lifetime Opportunity For These Veterans Of WWII and Vietnam
The 53rd mission of the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight will take to the air on Tuesday morning before the sun has even thought of coming up - 4:15 a.m. Aboard the flight will be 85 veterans and their guardians, including a Taylorville resident, two from Kincaid and a Nokomis veteran. Three of the veterans are Vietnam-era servicemen and the other is a 96-year-old World War II Navy veteran, Frank Maras of Kincaid.
Saturday, October 27, 2018

Collegiate national cycling champion
Peter Bock, a junior at Indianapolis-based Marian University, became a national champion in the Sprint Cycling discipline at the 2018 National Collegiate Cycling Championships held in Colorado Springs, Colorado last month. Peter is the son of Bruce and Kelly Bock of Muskego, Wisc. and grandson of Bill and Carol Bock of Taylorville.
Saturday, October 27, 2018

Stonington's Ben Curtin earns most prestigious FFA award
Ben Curtin remembers his first business venture. It was in the fourth grade, and he had taken it upon himself to craft what he says were rudimentary wooden tugboats and airplanes. “They must have cost probably $10 to make, but I was selling them for $1,” he laughed.
Friday, October 26, 2018

Police/Fire
Friday, October 26, 2018

Courthouse
Friday, October 26, 2018

National Drug Take Back Day is tomorrow from 10-2
This year’s National Drug Take Back Day will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the parking lot of Walgreens in Taylorville and the Taylorville Police Department.
Friday, October 26, 2018

Crash in Johnson Township claims life of 18-yr.-old
On October 25, 2018 at approximately 1:13 p.m. Christian County 911 received a report of a two vehicle crash on Christian County Highway 1 one quarter of a mile south of Township road 1000 North in Johnson Township, Christian County Illinois. Taylorville Fire Dept. Dunn’s Ambulance and the Christian County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.
Friday, October 26, 2018

Committee okays maintenance projects
The City of Taylorville Public Facilities Committee met in a brief session Thursday night to review an agenda that contained several maintenance projects.
Friday, October 26, 2018

Eagles' Don Felder at EPC Nov. 2nd
Don Felder, Formerly of the Eagles, will bring his solo tour to the Effingham Performance Center on Friday, November 2 at 8:00 p.m.
Friday, October 26, 2018

Red Cross calls for healthy donor to maintain supply
As influenza activity picks up, the American Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to give blood to ensure a strong blood supply for patients in need.
Friday, October 26, 2018

TMH holds annual 'My Day' for local first graders
Taylorville Memorial Hospital recently held “My Day”, a yearly field trip for Taylorville area first graders. This field trip was attended by nearly 200 students over a two day period.
Friday, October 26, 2018

Pastor Appreciation
The Evangelical Free Church of Taylorville celebrated Pastor Appreciation Sunday on October 21 with a special service featuring guest speaker Dr. Frank Beaty from Bloomington, Illinois, and a potluck afterwards.
Friday, October 26, 2018

Trunk or Treat at Faith Community this Saturday
Faith Community Worship Center invites the community to their annual “Trunk or Treat” on Saturday, October 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. on the lighted church grounds and pavilion directly behind the FCWC sanctuary. Parking will be available upon entering the church driveway off Route 48 at South Spresser.
Friday, October 26, 2018

Davis Memorial collecting for troops for Christmas
The Davis Memorial Christian Church in Taylorville has begun collecting items to send abroad to our military troops for Christmas.
Friday, October 26, 2018

Truth
The prayer of Christ while in Garden of Gethsemane just before His crucifixion includes the following in John 17:17 “Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.”
Friday, October 26, 2018

Aldermen Inspect Bomb Disposal Robot
Aldermen Larry Budd (left) and Ernie Dorchinecz (right) inspect a bomb disposal robot Thursday morning. In the background is an armored police vehicle and the Springfield Police Department mobile command center.
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Three from area among 200 Illinois veterans to be honored
The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Illinois Bicentennial Office announced the recipients of Bicentennial HONOR 200, honoring the work of 200 veterans who continue to make extraordinary contributions to the people of Illinois.

Among the HONOR 200 recipients are Roy Ziegler of Taylorville, Gerry Mahr of Mt. Auburn and Kathie Powless of Blue Mound.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Accident just east of Assumption claims life of Auburn man
An Auburn man was pronounced dead Wednesday afternoon in Pana Community Hospital following a two-car accident just east of Assumption. A passenger in the same vehicle was seriously injured while the driver of the other car was reportedly uninjured.
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Courthouse
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Police/Fire
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Social services agency reps speak to Kiwanis Club
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard about a new social services agency serving Christian County, during their weekly lun cheon Tuesday.
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Teutopolis monastery museum open November 4
Visitors can view more than 30 rooms of the Teutopolis Monastery Museum on Sunday, November 4, 2018.
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Historical drama tells story of IC president Beecher
Illinois College TheatreWorks has announced its production lineup for the 2018-2019 season with a theme of “Against All Odds,” to highlight people striving for a better future, from historic Illinois College activism to a fantasy mission battling demons.
Thursday, October 25, 2018

St. Mary's to hold annual White Ribbon Memorial Service
On Sunday, November 4 at 1:00 p.m., St. Mary’s in Taylorville will host their 21st annual White Ribbon Memorial Service for anyone who has suffered the loss of a child. The child could have died through miscarriage, birth, or at any age. Anyone and everyone will be welcomed.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

United Way of Christian County begins annual campaign
As kids return to school and leaves begin to change colors, the United Way of Christian County turns its attention to the annual fall campaign. The United Way of Christian County has committed to providing funds for 26 nonprofit agencies throughout Christian County during 2019. Each agency must undergo a rigorous application process so citizens can be certain that donated monies are used responsibly to support disaster relief victims, mental and physically abused children and adults, senior citizens programs, youth scouting programs, food pantry and emergency services, and more throughout the county. Money that is raised in Christian County stays in Christian County.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

HSHS helping hospitalized patients vote
The hospitals within the HSHS Central Illinois Division are working with their respective county clerks’ offices to help hospitalized voters get information on how to cast their ballots in the upcoming election at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur, HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield and HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital in Shelbyville.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Rep. Bourne, Clark speak to Morrisonville students
On Friday, October 19, State Representative Avery Bourne and on Tuesday, October 23rd Candidate Dillon Clark visited the seniors at Morrisonville High School. Both Bourne and Clark answered a letter written by the seniors as part of their project in their senior Civics class taught by Mr. Paul Stutz.  The seniors, a few of which, will be voting for the first time this November were broken into groups to study the different local elections in the area. 
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Police/Fire
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Information sought in local criminal damage to property
This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a criminal damage that occurred in Taylorville.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Healthcare tops Davis-Londrigan debate
Congressman Rodney Davis and candidate Betsy Dirksen Londrigan squared off in a debate on the campus of Millikin University Monday night. Healthcare was primary topic, but the two also talked tariffs and taxes among other topics.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Courthouse
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Pana City Council pushes ahead with lake-area water line
Members of the Pana City Council voted Monday night to start a process which could see city water being available to customers at Lake Pana. The vote was 7-0 to enter into an agreement with Benton and Associates of Jacksonville to file for a developmental grant with the USDA which would help pay for the feasibility study to develop the $1.7 million project. Alderman Glenn Schneider was absent due to a family illness
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Police/Fire
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Junior high musicians earn spots in district groups
Sixteen TJHS student-musicians were recently chosen through audition to be part of the upcoming Illinois Music Educator's Association District 5 Festival, which will be held at Eastern Illinois University in November.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Millikin percussion ensemble Halloween concerts
The 12thannual Halloween Concerts performed by the Millikin University Percussion Ensembles will take place on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 26 at 6 and 8 p.m. This all-ages, family-friendly event of the season will take place in the infamously haunted Albert Taylor Theatre in Shilling Hall on the campus of Millikin University.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Photography exhibit opens next month in Decatur
Decatur Area Arts Council announces the November 2018 exhibit in the Anne Lloyd Gallery at the Madden Arts Center, 125 N. Water St. in downtown Decatur. Entitled “The World As I See It,” the exhibit will be open from November 1-26.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Save the Moose event set for October 27
Since 1946, the Taylorville Moose Lodge has been a community fixture, helping needy kids, supporting local initiatives, and hosting community gatherings.
Monday, October 22, 2018

CTI Opens New Location In Hillsboro
CTI Fiber officially opened its Hillsboro location on Saturday 20 years minus a couple of days after opening the Taylorville location.
Monday, October 22, 2018













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