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Where’s The Beef? From Pasture to Plate… The Oconee Chop Shop is the place to be!

June 3, 2023

Kim Paisley-Jones Breeze-Courier Writer OCONEE, Ill. — “Where’s the Beef?” That commonly used catch phrase generated in 1984 for a Wendy’s commercial. In today’s society, where people can purchase box meat from Amazon, or some other mail-order company, many people want to get back to the way our grandparents did things; the good ole’ fashioned…

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Hodson pleads guilty in case involving fatal accident

June 2, 2023

Two local youths killed in tragedy (TAYLORVILLE) — Robert M. Hodson, 48, of Taylorville, pled guilty in a negotiated settlement of a case stemming from an auto accident in which two young Taylorville residents were killed. The plea came during court proceedings before Christian County Resident Judge Brad Paisley on Thursday afternoon, May 25, 2023.…

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Retiring teachers of Taylorville School District

May 28, 2023

There are five teachers who are retiring following years of service to the Taylorville School District. Here are profiles of those retirees: Stephen Steele English Teacher by Elyse Clayton Breeze-Courier Writer This is the last time you’re going to teach this lesson.  The thought crossed his mind many times throughout the year as he led…

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North School Ice Cream Day Celebrated

May 23, 2023

TAYLORVILLE — First grade students at Taylorville North School celebrated Ice Cream Day on Friday, May 19. Students’ reading and math curriculum for the day was centered around ice cream activities. Pictures are Addison Sylvester, Kolby Ford, Owen Allen, Luvina Fox, Kaley Kleimola, Abel Lee, Joseph Jiannoni, Rhenner Noblet, Benson Rodden, Jamison Jenkins, Tesley Neville,…

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Family Donation To Coal Mine Museum

May 21, 2023

(TAYLORVILLE) — The Barry brothers, Bruce, left and Larry, right, present a donation to Christian County Coal Mine Museum Executive Director Chuck Martin to kick-off the fund-raising campaign, marking the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the museum. The presentation was made Tuesday afternoon at the museum, 1324 E. Park St. in Taylorville. (Tom Latonis/Breeze-Courier Photo)

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Students Donate to The Evan Bed

May 19, 2023

TAYLORVILLE — Sara Pennock’s Business Management class at THS recently held its semester non-profit contest. James Brentz and Trey Ramsey were the winners with a presentation on The Evan Bed. Jeff Himstedt, a former THS student, started the Evan Bed a few years ago and has grown immensely! Money raised from our THStore was donated. Pictured…

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Bike Rodeo Set For Bike Week Observance

May 18, 2023

(TAYLORVILLE) — Taylorville Mayor Bruce Barry, right, presents a proclamation to Bud Altman, vice-president of Lincoln Prairie Trails Conservancy, with a proclamation declaring this National Bicycle Week during Monday’s Taylorville City Council Meeting. At right is Steve Dennis, board member of the Conservancy. In conjunction with bike week, Taylorville Memorial Hospital will sponsor a Bike…

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Honored For Wrestling Excellence

May 16, 2023

(TAYLORVILLE) — Taylorville Mayor Bruce Barry, right, presents Taylorville Junior High School student Brock Walton with a certificate of appreciation for finishing second in the state Illinois Elementary School Association’s (IESA) eighth grade wrestling tournament recently held. Walton was 28-1 in the Heavyweight Division. His only loss came in the championship match of the tourney.…

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THS Business Class Makes Visit

May 15, 2023

(TAYLORVILLE) — The THS Business Management class recently visited The Coffee Can in Taylorville. The class is studying how to prepare a business plan, and the women at the Coffee Can were asked several great questions. The students toured the business and enjoyed a Coffee Can favorite. From left are Sara Pennock (teacher), Mia Matthews, Ava Odam,…

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Savannah Blanford Earns Choral Award

May 14, 2023

(TAYLORVILLE) — THS senior choir student Savannah Blanford was presented with the National School Choral Award at this year’s Senior Honors Choir Concert. The National School Choral Award is a prestigious honor given to graduating high school choral students who have shown dedication, leadership and participation in addition to their vocal talent throughout his/her high…

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