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TJHS 1 of 18 state Blue Ribbon Schools

September 21, 2021

TAYLORVILLE — U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona today recognized 325 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2021, including 18 schools in Illinois. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Secretary Cardona made the announcement during his Return to School Road Trip,…

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FOID case now before Illinois Supreme Court

September 20, 2021

SPRINGFIELD— The Illinois Supreme Court is being asked to consider the laws of the state of California and the U.S. Constitution in ruling on one man’s eligibility to be issued a Firearm Owners Identification card by the Illinois State Police. The high court heard oral arguments Thursday morning in Springfield in Thomas Brown v. the…

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US 51 work begins Mon. in Christian County

September 18, 2021

PANA — The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that con- struction on U.S. 51 from Cold Springs Road in Pana to the Shelby County line begins Sept. 20. The work will reduce U.S. 51 to one lane at times, with traffic control utilizing dynamic message signs, flag- gers and barricades. This million-dollar resurfacing proj- ect…

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Lawmakers question mandate enforcement

September 15, 2021

Ask state education board to adopt formal rules on enforcement actions Peter Hancock Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD — Expressing concern that the Illinois State Board of Education might have overstepped its bounds by threatening to withhold fund- ing from school districts that do not enforce its mask mandate, a legislative panel on Tuesday urged the…

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Toy Hall of Fame names finalists

September 15, 2021

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) —Cabbage Patch Kids, the rosy-cheeked dolls that left store shelves picked clean during the first big holiday toy craze, are up for a spot in the National Toy Hall of Fame, part of a finalist group announced Wednesday that also includes garden-variety sand and the toy fire engine. Also among finalists being…

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Ebrg may be joining ERT with other municipalities

September 14, 2021

EDINBURG — The Village of Edinburg held a regular meeting on Monday, September 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Village Hall with remote call-in. The Board heard from police officers from Taylorville bringing an agreement to the Village to have the Edinburg police department join with the Taylorville Emergency Response Team (ERT). The officers explained…

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Pana football seniors honored

September 13, 2021

PANA — Prior to the Pana-Gillespie football game at Brummett Field on Friday night, Senior Night ceremonies were held for the 15 Pana seniors. Kneeling, from left are, Brenden Schoonover, Hunter Sarver, Zaibry Russell, Isaac Marty, Carter Hocq and Austin henschen. In back, Donnie Miller, Jacob Chaurero, Colin Schmitz, Drew Hackler, Taylor Clements, Bo Christer…

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St. Mary students learn flag etiquette

September 11, 2021

TAYLORVILLE — Sixth grade students in Mrs. Schaeffer’s class at St. Mary School in Taylorville learned about flag etiquette from members of VFW #4495 and the American Legion. The veterans shared their military history with the students before teaching them the process of raising, lowering, and folding the American flag.. The students enjoyed learning about…

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From 9/11 ashes, a new world came

September 10, 2021

By CALVIN WOODWARD, ELLEN KNICKMEYER and DAVID RISING Associated Press  In the ghastly rubble of Ground Zero’s fallen towers 20 years ago, Hour Zero arrived, a chance to start anew.  World affairs reordered abruptly on that morning of blue skies, black ash, fire and death.  In Iran, chants of “death to America” quickly gave way…

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