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Pana Council approves grant extension

January 25, 2022

Tom Latonis Breeze-Courier Writer (PANA) — The Pana City Council approved a measure to ask the Illinois Department of Transportation for an extension for a grant to rebuild the bridge over the South Fork River for the Lincoln Prairie Bike/Hike Trail. The action took place during the Council’s regular meeting on Monday night in the…

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Christian Co. YMCA Gym Open

January 22, 2022

TAYLORVILLE – The Christian County YMCA gymnasium is open. After months of construction inside the gym itself, the work is finally done and the courts, net and walkways are open. The Y thanks everyone for their tremendous amount of patience. Lucas Domonousky/Breeze-Courier Photo

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Poggenpohl announces run for State’s Attorney

January 21, 2022

CHRISTIAN COUNTY — Christian County State’s Attorney Wes Poggenpohl has formally announced his candidacy for election to the office of Christian County State’s Attorney. Poggenpohl is seeking election in the November, 2022 special election caused by State’s Attorney Mike Havera’s recent resignation. Poggenpohl was brought into the office by Havera to get acclimated to the…

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Board names new Solid Waste Director

January 19, 2022

Incumbents draw for terms for upcoming election Tom Latonis Breeze-Courier Writer (TAYLORVILLE) — The current director of the Christian County Solid Waste Department, Joe Stepping, will be retiring at the end of the month and the Christian County Board approved his replacement during their meeting on Tuesday night at the Courthouse in Taylorville. Current Zoning Officer, Vince Harris,…

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Taylorville FFA Named Reserve National Western Livestock Judging Champions

January 15, 2022

TAYLORVILLE — From front row left to right-Cole Paulek, Lizzie Schafer, Drew Mickey, Waylon Paulek Back Row–Jay Bliler, Audrey Curtin, Liam Steward Submitted Photo TAYLORVILLE — Over the past 18 months, seven Taylorville FFA members have been working extremely hard practicing their livestock judging skills in preparations for several contests throughout the United States and Illinois.…

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Kiwanis honor Commuity Hero at meeting

January 14, 2022

TAYLORVILLE — Mike Coady (right) of Taylorville, was recognized as this month’s Kiwanis “Community Hero of the Month” by the club at its Tuesday meeting, for his efforts in organizing flights to tornado-devestated Mayfield, Kentucky, providing food, water, and supplies. Kiwanis member Martin Vota (left) presented the award to Coady. TAYLORVILLE — Jessica Miller (right),…

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Christian Co. 4-H Makes Blanket Donation

January 13, 2022

(TAYLORVILLE) — On Dec. 7 and 9, the 4-H Youth Leadership Team hosted a Christian County Community Service Workshop at the Christian County Extension Office. The 4-H Youth Leadership Team and 4-H members in the county donated fleece material to make blankets. Local youth participants came to the office to help make tie blankets and…

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Fire In Morrisonville Sunday

January 12, 2022

MORRISONVILLE — The Morrisonville Fire Deartment was called for a fire Sunday at 7:40 p.m. at 407 N. Thomas St. in Morrisonville. The structure was fully engulfed when firemen arrived and they were able to get a quick knock down on the main fire, protecting the house. Several small propane tanks exploded while the fire…

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Pana Council buying building; business courted

January 11, 2022

Tom Latonis Breeze-Courier Writer (PANA) — The Pana City Council met in regular session on Monday night with three of the eight aldermen absent for the session. Despite their absence, the Council approved several land acquisition and salesthroughoutthecity.First Ward Alderman, Ray “Butch” Hocq, Second Ward Alderman Katherine Stephens and Third Ward Alderman Steve Scott were absent.…

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THS band and choir students headed to all-state

January 6, 2022

PALOS HEIGHTS — During the fall of 2021, over 10,000 students from elementary, junior high and high schools around Illinois participated in a virtual audition process and of those auditions, more than 7,000 students were selected to participate in district festivals celebrating student musicians in bands, orchestras, choruses and jazz ensembles. Students in grades 10-12…

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