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County Health Board meets

September 28, 2023

Lucas Domonousky Breeze-Courier Writer (TAYLORVILLE) — The Christian County Board of Public Health held their September meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 27. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss purchasing, provide reports and give updates on current and future planning. Roll call showed one absent, Dr. Stacy Funderburk. There was one comment given from the…

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‘Meet Me At The Pole’ At THS This Morning

September 27, 2023

(TAYLORVILLE) — Taylorville High School staff and students alike met at the center of the courtyard the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 27. They chose positivity, music and prayer to propel them through their day. To get more information regarding the THS group “Meet me at the Pole” contact the Taylorville High School online or by…

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2023 Pana High School Homecoming Court

September 25, 2023

(PANA) — Pana High School celebrated homecoming with the coronation of the 2023 homecoming queen and king. They are, seated, at left, King Rudy Zahradka (Rudy Zahradka and Erica Zahradka) and Queen Xheneta Ademi (Rexhep and Kimete Ademi). Next to them are crown bearers, Aubree Berner (Craig and Sara Berner) and Isaiah Miles (Briar and…

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YMCA Annual Auction

September 24, 2023

TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County YMCA’s 35th Annual benefit auction will be held at the Pillars Event Center on Friday, November 10. Chairpersons Wayne and Judy Swigert, pictured above, were at the YMCA facility to discuss details and organization earlier this week. ““We thank the community for their generosity of donations .Helping support the YMCA…

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Amazon Prime Video will soon come with ads, or a $2.99 monthly charge

September 24, 2023

MICHELLE CHAPMAN AP Business Writer Amazon’s Prime Video will begin showing adds during shows and movies early next year, joining other streaming services that have added different tiers of subscriptions. The company said Friday that members of Amazon Prime can pay $2.99 per month in the U.S. to keep their service ad-free. Amazon says limited…

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OSFM announces $4 Million in funding for small equipment grant program

September 24, 2023

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. —  The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) today announced the application period is open for the Small Equipment Grant Program. The OSFM will award $4 million to eligible fire departments and ambulance services for the purchase of small firefighting and ambulance equipment. All interested departments should send an application to OSFM…

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State’s high court opens new interactive learning center

September 24, 2023

PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – In 1946, the Illinois Supreme Court heard a case that would eventually become a landmark in American legal history. The public school district in Champaign, like many other districts in Illinois at the time, allowed a group of local religious leaders to use their schools to teach elective…

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What does gov. shutdown mean and what’s next?

September 24, 2023

STEPHEN GROVES Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is heading toward a shutdown that will disrupt many services, squeeze workers and roil politics as Republicans in the House, fueled by hard-right demands for deep cuts, force a confrontation over federal spending. While some government entities will be exempt — Social Security checks, for…

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Bribery case against Sen. Menendez shines light on powerful NJ developer accused of corruption

September 23, 2023

JAKE OFFENHARTZ Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — In late 2020, Sen. Bob Menendez met with Philip Sellinger, a private practice lawyer and former fundraiser for the senator, to assess his potential fit as the next U.S. attorney for the state of New Jersey — and to discuss one case in particular. If appointed, Sellinger…

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708 Mental Health Board accepting funding applications

September 21, 2023

Millie Meyerholz Special Correspondent The dedication of a memorial created in memory of 113 Black miners, wives and children who came to Pana in search of a brighter future as coal miners in 1899 will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24 at Latonis Train Village, 5 Oak Street (corner of Main and Oak…

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