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Marching for a cause

September 27, 2021

TAYLORVILLE — Scouts BSA and the Log Cabin Rail Splitter District hosted a 22 mile Veteran Suicide Awareness March on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Manners Park in Taylorville. The March was open to the public to partic- ipate or support. Particpants gathered together before the march for a group photo, then stepped off to…

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September 25, 2021

  TAYLORVILLE — The Class of 1955 celebrated their 66th Class Reunion Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Whit’s End in Taylorville. The students graduated from Kincaid High School in 1955. Pictured are Jim Fassero, Tracy LaVerne Bandy, Chales Kuntzman, Dolores Davis Miller, Eileen Fabry Wadding, Loretta Hunt Sinnard, Charlene Tippett Basil, and Anita Credi Young.

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Pana Panthers pound Piasa, 41-0

September 25, 2021

PANA — Pana’s junior quarterback Max Lynch, number 6, rounds the corner of the Piasa Southwestern Birds’ defense during action on Friday night at Brummett Field in Pana. Lynch led the Panthers to a 41-0 win over the Birds as Pana remains unbeaten in South Central Conference play at 5-0. At right is Ace Armstrong,…

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CC YMCA names Blanshan as new Executive Director

September 24, 2021

Bruce Blanshan Brings 30 Years’ Experience to Organization TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County YMCA has named Bruce Blanshan as its new Executive Director, effective October 27th, 2021. Selected by the Y’s Board of Directors, following a 5-Month search, Blanshan will succeed Chris Weittenhiller who stepped down May 2021. In his new role, Bruce will be…

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Taylorville FFA freshmen wins Mike Builta Memorial FFA Jackets

September 23, 2021

  TAYLORVILLE — In April 2019, Mike Builta, a GROW- MARK vice president and long-time employee, passed away unexpectedly. To honor his memory, the GROWMARK Foundation set up a program to honor his legacy by awarding 100 FFA jackets to FFA members in Illinois. Twenty- five jackets will be provided each year from 2019-2022. FFA…

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Board appoints health dept. member

September 22, 2021

Royale Bonds Breeze – Courier Writer TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County Board meeting was held last night. The board announced Sheridan Pulley’s resignation from the Health Department. A motion was passed appointing Leslie Devore to the Health Department. DJ Mathon spoke at the meeting regarding improvements the jail needs. Mathon asked that improvements be made…

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Christian County 4-H Livestock Judging Team wins John Wood Community College Livestock Judging Contest

September 22, 2021

TAYLORVILLE — JWCC Livestock Contest. From left: Liam Steward, Audrey Curtin, Waylon Paulek, Cole Paulek, Lizzie Schafer, Drew Mickey, Emma Pistorious. Back row: Ben Wamsley, Chloe Grant, Jay Bliler   TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County 4-H Blue Ribbon club members have been working extremely hard practicing their livestock judging skills in preparation for several contests…

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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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