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Pana Council investing $200,000 for ‘Pana Plaza’

February 27, 2024

PANA — An artist’s rendering of what the proposed Pana Plaza, to be built on South Locust Street in an open area in the 200 block, will look like. The park-like area will feature seating, a covers band stand, public restrooms and an area for food vendors. On Monday night, the Pana City Council approved…

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Two different views on THS expansion

February 23, 2024

Kim Paisley-Jones Breeze-Courier Writer TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Community Unit School District Board voted (5-2) at the January board meeting to initiate the bid process for Option A, Phase 1 of the building project which consists of a new gymnasium, locker rooms and a lobby area, in addition to bids for alternate project proposals that…

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Concern over MGP demobilization efforts

February 20, 2024

Elizabeth Wood Breeze-Courier writer TAYLORVILLE — After recent activity at the Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) for the demobilization process started, residents are expressing their concerns. Residents have seen trucks hauling away dirt, road construction in front of the site, trucks hauling away construction debris and tanks of water hauled off-site. Residents are worried about coal…

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Central A & M runner-up in IESA Class 8-2A tournament

February 19, 2024

KANKAKEE — The 2023-’24 Central A&M 8th grade boys basketball team is runner-up in the IESA Class 8A-2 tournament. On Thursday, Feb. 15, they lost to Mt. Sterling Brown County 51-33 at Bishop McNamara High School in Kankakee. Members of the team are, in front from left, Asst. Coach Steve Berg, Zak Verbiski, Gavin Malone,…

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County committee okays renovations, lawn use

February 13, 2024

Lucas Domonousky Breeze-Courier Writer TAYLORVILLE —The Christian County Board’s Highway, Building, Grounds, Environment, Zoning and Welfare committee met on the second floor of the Courthouse in Taylorville. The Monday, Feb. 12 meeting allowed the committee to address department needs, approve courthouse lawn bids and hear out any matters which properly came before the group. Committee…

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THS scholarship awareness day Friday

February 7, 2024

Elizabeth Wood Breeze-Courier writer TAYLORVILLE—The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce and Taylorville High School Guidance Counselor, Kaila Archibald, will host the tenth annual Scholarship Awareness Day in the THS cafeteria on Friday, Feb. 9 from 10:30 a.m to 1:00 p.m. There will be about 19 scholarship committees at Scholarship Awareness Day. The event is not…

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Taylorville man arrested on child sex charges

February 5, 2024

TAYLORVILLE — A 22-year-old Taylorville man was arrested Friday, Feb. 2, and charged with numerous crimes including criminal sexual assault to a child. Nicholas Millman was arrested without incident by Taylorville police. Those charges include: criminal sexual assault, grooming, sexual exploitation of a child, harassment, and impersonating a police officer. According to the Taylorville Police…

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Continuing Mike’s Legacy….a visit with Lauren and Bill Assalley

February 2, 2024

Pictured from left in the front row are Ila and Vinnie Assalley. Back row: John, Lauren and the late Mike Assalley. Submitted photo Kim Paisley-Jones Breeze-Courier Writer TAYLORVILLE — Mike Assalley, owner and operator of Shafer, Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, tragically passed away on January 11, 2024. He was just 38 years old and…

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Treatment Court participants recognized

January 29, 2024

TAYLORVILLE — Four commencing individuals pose with the Christian County Treatment Court team following their graduation ceremony on Friday in Davis Memorial Christian Church. In front, from left are Mary Barry, John Good, Tamara Wisnasky, Catherine Eck, Dylan Russell, Brandon Durbin and Tammy Harris. In back, Alyce Grigsby, Jenny Mizeur, Mackenzie Goodman, Jason Domonousky, Judge…

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Pana School Board sells final set of bonds

January 25, 2024

Tom Latonis Breeze-Courier Writer PANA — The Pana School Board met Wednesday night after their Monday meeting was canceled by bad weather on Monday. During the session, they voted to approve the sale of nearly $3.5 million in bonds to Stifle, Nicolaus and Co. of Springfield. The general obligation bonds completes the financing for the…

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