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Dr. Chen, Dr. Funderburk resign from Health Board

December 2, 2023

TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County Public Health Board met for their final meeting of the year on Thursday, Nov. 30. Dr. Leslie DeVore, Vicki McMahon, Dan Held, and Janet DeClerck were all present. Two absences included Lindsay Fox and Dr. Pavinderpal Gill. Two sitting Public Health Board members have officially resigned, Dr. Hwa-Long Chen and…

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Multiple drug arrests by Taylorville police

November 30, 2023

TAYLORVILLE — On Monday, Nov. 27, the Taylorville Police Department executed a search warrant at an apartment complex on Pauline Street. Arrested were Michael T. Morrissey, 34, Taylorville, for unlawful use of a weapon by a felon. TPD recovered several shotgun shells. Morrissey is facing other serious charges. On Wednesday, Nov. 29, the community action…

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Trevor Project to fund MGP site testing

November 29, 2023

Elizabeth Wood  Breeze-Courier Writer (TAYLORVILLE) — Brenda Kimble and Bill Clutter have gotten funding from Trevor’s Trek Foundation (TTF), a non-profit organization, to bring third-party environmental engineers to Taylorville to conduct testing at the federal superfund Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) site across from Manners Park. On Oct. 6, Kimble and Clutter held a press conference…

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Taylorville superintendent search seeks public input

November 29, 2023

(TAYLORVILLE) — A group of community stakeholders is being sought to help with the decision on who will become the next Taylorville School Superintendent. In a letter sent to various staff members, families and community members dated Nov. 27, 2023, the Taylorville School Board is requesting volunteers to take part in the final interview portion…

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EPA meeting on Ameren site

November 27, 2023

(TAYLORVILLE) — The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) is holding a meeting regarding the local Ameren MGP site on Thursday, Nov. 30. It will be held at the Taylorville Junior High School at 6:00 p.m. and will discuss site information including history, current nature and extent of residual impact as well as an update on…

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County Board approves budget, honors FFA

November 22, 2023

Lucas Domonousky Breeze-Courier Writer TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County Board met Tuesday evening, Nov. 21, on the third floor, Courtroom A, of the Christian County Courthouse in Taylorville. During the meeting, members recognized the Taylorville and county-wide Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapters, appointment to the Zoning Board of Appeals, and approval of the FY24…

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Pana schools earn ‘commendable’ status

November 21, 2023

Tom Latonis Breeze-Courier Writer (PANA) — All four attendance centers in the Pana School District have obtained the status of “Commendable,” according to the annual school report card issued by the Illinois Board of Education. The results were reviews during the Pana School Board meeting held Monday night in the Unit Office in Pana. All…

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‘U-Haul bandit’ arrested in Decatur

November 20, 2023

(TAYLORVILLE) — Authorities in Macon County arrested Lindy J. Miller, 41, Decatur on Sunday, Nov. 19. She is suspected of leading Taylorville police on a high-speed chase through the streets of Taylorville on Thursday, Nov. 16. In addition, Miller, who was dubbed the “U-Haul Bandit,” is suspected in several thefts in the Taylorville area as…

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Pana Community Hospital presents Service Awards

November 18, 2023

Pictured above are the 2023 recipients of the Pana Community Hospital Service Awards. They are, from left to right: 
Heidi Jones-35 years, Vickie Coen-40 years, Carol Hoehn-45 years, Deb Culumber and Dianne Bailey-25 years. Submitted Photo PANA — Pana Community Hospital distributed service awards to hospital employees for their years of service with a special…

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County committee approves budget; salaries

November 16, 2023

Lucas Domonousky Breeze-Courier Writer (TAYLORVILLE) —The Audit, Finance and Purchasing Committee of the Christian County Board met on the second floor of the Christian County Courthouse on Wednesday to discuss contracts with CTI and Diamond Bros. and officially finalizing the Fiscal Year 2024 budget. Christian County’s budget may have taken almost 20 motions and two…

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