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Missing woman found; reunited with family

December 8, 2021

(TAYLORVILLE) — Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp has announced the 71-year-old rural Palmer woman who was missing from her home since Monday has been located. She has been reunited with her family. The Sheriff said St. Anne police located Rebecca L. Arkebauer about 9:00 a.m. this morning. St. Anne is a town in Kankakee County,…

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Havera resigns as State’s Attorney; Accepts Appellate Prosecutor’s role

December 7, 2021

TAYLORVILLE —Christian County State’s Attorney Mike Havera announced Tuesday, Dec. 7, he has accepted a new position with the Illinois States Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor’s Office in the Special Prosecution Unit effective January 1, 2022. The Special Prosecution Unit consists of experienced trial attorneys who assist in prosecuting criminal cases when appointed by a court having…

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Rural Palmer Woman Missing

December 7, 2021

(TAYLORVILLE) — On Dec. 6, 2021, an elderly female from rural Palmer was reported missing to the Christian County Sheriff’s Office. The 71-year-old female, Rebecca L. Arkebauer, was last seen at her residence yesterday evening around 7:00 p.m. Arkebauer is believed to be driving a red, 2020 Ford Escape with Illinois license plate 33053T-B. Family…

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To Play For State Championship

December 6, 2021

BOLINGBROOK — The Taylorville seventh grade girls basketball team traveled to Bolingbrook on Saturday to play in the IESA Class 7-4A state quarterfinals and semifinals. The Tornadoes (25-2) were victorious and will now play for the state championship on Thursday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m., also in Bolingbrook against Morton Junior High (28-1). They defeated…

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Multiple vehicle thefts reported

December 4, 2021

CHRISTIAN COUNTY — Three vehicles have been stolen – two of them from Christian County residences – during the day on Thursday, Dec. 2. Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp said one of thhe vehicles was taken near Palmer and the other, in Kincaid. The sheriff’s office was notified of a one-vehicle accident near Township Road…

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Congratulations on 50 years!

December 2, 2021

TAYLORVILLE — Romona Legg has been a fixture at the Ace Hardware in Taylorville literally since the day it opened. She, alongside her husband Joe, were the first Managers. “Well, I was working in Springfield when George, the original owner of Ace, asked us where we would like to live. And Joes aid all his…

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Burgener Receives Prestigious American FFA Degree

December 1, 2021

Central A&M FFA is very proud to have had an American FFA Degree recipient during this year’s 94th National FFA Convention!  Mallory Burgener put in the hard work and dedication that goes along with completing her record books while in college.  She then filled out the American FFA Degree application and followed up with a…

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Murder in Farmersville Thanksgiving Day; Suspect in custody

November 30, 2021

FARMERSVILLE — A 48-year-old mother of two was apparently murdered on Thanksgiving Day in Farmersville. The Montgomery County town is about 25 miles southwest of Taylorville. Robert J. Tarr, 48, of Collinsville is being held in the Montgomery Count Jail on $2 million bond in connection with the murder. He is currently charged with suspicion of…

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THS Choir Students Perform at IMEA Concert

November 29, 2021

CHARLESTON — Five student musicians from the Taylorville High School Choir performed at the Illinois Music Education Association District 5 Concert Festival on Saturday, Nov. 20 at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Ill. The District 5 Senior Choir was under the direction of Dr. Cory Ganschow, Director of Choral Activities at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill.…

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TFD to host Angel Tree for 2021 Holiday Season

November 27, 2021

TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Fire Department (TFD) will once again host an Angel Tree for the 2021 Christmas season. Registration days have been set for November 30th from 5-8 p.m. and December 1st from 2-6 p.m. at the Taylorville Fire House located at 202 N. Main Street. A current photo ID with your address will…

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