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Leap Day 2024 will be remembered as Earthquake Day locally

March 1, 2024

TAYLORVILLE — Years from now, when the topic of Leap Day, Feb. 29, 2024 comes up, people will recall it as the day of the Taylorville earthquake – or not. Many may not have felt it, but according to the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS), an earthquake, measuring 2.0 on the Richter Scale, struck the…

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TPD Chief Wheeler With American Legion

February 29, 2024

TAYLORVILLE — On Monday, Feb. 19, Taylorville American Legion Post 73 welcomed Taylorville Chief of Police Dwayne Wheeler aboard the post. He is an Air Force Veteran of four years of service at Dyvess AFB in Abilene, Texas. Since taking office he has shown to be very proactive in combating the community’s drug problem. From…

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Safety concerns still at Manners Park

February 28, 2024

Elizabeth Wood  Breeze-Courier Writer TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Park Board held a meeting Monday night in the dining hall in Manners Park to discuss Little League baseball, the MGP site and concerns about Halfliger baseball field, the operating budget for the year 2024-2025 and changes to Ordinance 13 following an incident where a woman was…

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Nation family to receive TFSF Distinguished Alumni Award

February 28, 2024

TAYLORVILLE — Tyler (left) and Mike Nation (right) stand in front of one of Ron’s Produce trucks for a photo. Submitted Photo Elizabeth Wood Breeze-Courier Writer TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Public Schools Foundation is hosting its annual Spring Fundraiser on Saturday, March 9 at The Pillars in Taylorville. At the fundraiser, Mike, Susan, and Tyler…

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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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