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Taylorville High School HOFs Nate Turner

April 12, 2024

TAYLORVILLE–Nate Turner graduated from Taylorville High School in 2005 and was a three year letter winner on the Taylorville Tornadoes’ baseball team and lettered in 2002 and 2004 on the football team. It was the 2005 baseball season that defined Turner’s career as a Tornado baseball player.  The Tornadoes finished the season with 20 wins…

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More details on THS gym HVAC project

April 12, 2024

Kim Paisley-Jones Breeze-Courier Writer TAYLORVILLE — In Tuesday’s Taylorville Board of Education meeting, there was discussion surrounding the cost of the HVAC bid for the East gym project at Taylorville High School. Dr. Ron Mizer contacted the Breeze-Courier Thursday morning and felt there should have been more information provided around the discussion point of the…

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Optimist Club to host Bike-A-Thon for May 11th

April 12, 2024

TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club will be hosting a Bike-a-thon to raise funds for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on Saturday, May 11th. The event is open to anyone who wishes to support this worthwhile cause. Entry forms are available at Taylorville, Pana, and Central A&M High Schools and the following businesses: Country…

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Taylorville Kiwanis hears about Pillars Event Center And Air B&B at weekly meeting

April 12, 2024

TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard about the Pillars Event Center and the new co-located “Air B and B” at their weekly meeting on Tuesday at the Taylorville Moose Lodge. Jerry Cocagne gave Kiwanis members his background as a long-time insurance agent in the community. He then purchased the former First Baptist Church on…

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Taylorville FFA Chapter Awards banquet held Sunday

April 12, 2024

STONINGTON — Taylorville High Schools FFA Chapter held their annual Awards Banquet on Sunday, April 7. Stonington Community Center (Stonington School) opened their doors for FFA Advisors, Co-Presidents and Chapter members alike. The banquet honored FFA members for their achievements throughout the past year. Early in November of 2023, the Taylorville Chapter was awarded Premier…

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Civil War dominates the senses; oozes with pertinence

April 12, 2024

Lucas Domonousky Breeze-Courier Writer To what degree of self awareness do we prefer from our movies? In the case of A24’s latest film, Civil War, it allows you to decide the level you see, hear and read into with every scene keeping you guessing the direction and each answer unlocking a new division of our…

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Moweaqua to host Kite Festival

April 12, 2024

Elizabeth Wood Breeze-Courier Writer MOWEAQUA—With spring in full swing and temperatures steadily rising, everyone is eager to go outside and enjoy the nice weather. The citizen group, Moweaqua in Motion, will host a Kite Festival this Saturday, April 13, from 9-11 a.m in Moweaqua’s North Park. Sara Marley, the co-chair of events for Moweaqua in…

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Taylorville High School HOF: James Achenbach

April 11, 2024

James Achenbach graduated from Taylorville High School in 1960 and lettered in Basketball and Golf. Following graduation, Achenbach attended the University of Iowa where he earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree. Following graduation, Achenbach started a career in sports journalism working at the Sarasota Times, covering Florida State Football and later at the Mesa Tribune…

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THS girls pick up first soccer victory of ’24

April 11, 2024

TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville’s girls soccer team hosted two back to back games at home to start off their week. The Tornadoes forced a draw with Monticello on Monday, April 8. Just 3:26 into the second half, Monticello took a 1-0 lead over Taylorville. Freshman Josephine Durbin went on a solo run to the goal to…

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Local concerns with USPS consolidation

April 11, 2024

Kim Paisley-Jones Breeze-Courier Writer TAYLORVILLE — The United States Postal Service (USPS) is set to consolidate another 30 more processing and distribution centers across the United States. According to the website “Savethepostoffice.com”, the USPS filed notices of intent to consolidate these sites in accordance with their ten year plan called “Delivery for America” that was…

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