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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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Park District picks skate park location

November 23, 2021

Royale Bonds Breeze – Courier Writer TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Park District granted land to the proposed skateboard park at Monday night’s meeting. After months of debate about where the park should be located, members of the community and some members of the skateboard park committee attended the park district board meeting to seek a…

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Bulpitt crash victim identified

November 22, 2021

BULPITT — Christian County Coroner Amy Calvert-Winans has identified the victim of a fatal crash on Saturday night in Kincaid. Lori McTaggart, 48, of Edinburg died as a result of the crash at the scene. Illinois State Police report at approximately 7:09 p.m. Saturday, McTaggart was eastbound in 2018 Jeep Wrangler on Illinois Route 104…

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There and back again, a Missionary’s tale

November 20, 2021

Rachel LeBeane Breeze-Courier Writer KINCAID — How do a man from Alabama and a woman from Florida, who’ve spent more than 20 years in countries overseas, end up in Kincaid, Illinois? According to Vance and Kari Massengill, the answer to that question was easy. It was God’s will that brought them here. “I’m convinced God…

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TCCU annual scholarships program voting begins

November 20, 2021

TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Community Credit Union has announced that voting to determine the winners of this year’s eight $1000 awards has begun, and continues through February 28, 2022. Two seniors from Taylorville High School who registered for this year’s ‘Stop. SHOP. VOTE!’ program will receive $1000 awards toward their continuing education. Winners are determined by…

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Brandon Gatton hailed hero for saving life

November 19, 2021

Acted to get driver out of truck stuck on RR tracks TAYLORVILLE — Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp presented an award to Brandon Gatton on Friday morning, calling him a hero for actions he took during the evening hours of Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. Gatton was able to get a driver of a pickup truck, who was…

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Taylorville Estates Residents Help Animal Control

November 18, 2021

TAYLORVILLE — Tenants at Taylorville Estates made home made dog treats and cat nip bundles for Christian County Animal Control in recognition of National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week. The facility gives temporary homes to dogs and cats under a variety of circumstances, including voluntary surrender, pet parents moving, or court holds. Christian County Animal Control…

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County Board approves solar farm permit

November 17, 2021

Royale Bonds Breeze-Courier Writer TAYLORVILLE—- The Christian County Board held its regular meeting Tuesday evening in the Board Meeting Room of the Courthouse. During the meeting, a special use permit for a solar farm on Langleyville Road in Taylorville was approved by the narrowest of margins, 8-7, Shelly Kaplan, who lives across the street from the proposed solar…

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DMCC to send Christmas packages to deployed military

November 16, 2021

TAYLORVILLE — The Davis Memorial Christian Church (DMCC) is once again collecting names and addresses for military personnel that are currently deployed so they can send Christmas packages to them. This year, they also request monetary donations only. The committee will be purchasing items to send in the care packages to deployed military personnel, as…

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Burney of Kincaid signs with Lakeland College for softball

November 15, 2021

Pictured Left to right sitting: Tammy Burney, Rylie Burney, and Jarrod Burney. Also pictured: Steve Royer (Edinburg Softball Coach), Dalton Brownlow, Brogan Burney, and Dale Shelton (Midland Magic Softball Coach,) Burney signed with Lakeland College to continue her softball career. Submitted Photo KINCAID — Rylie Burney, a Senior at South Fork High School signed her…

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