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THS Ag class recognized by school board

August 18, 2022

At the Taylorville School Board meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 16, members of the Taylorville High School Ag class was recognized by the Board for their success in livestock judging. The group traveled to the British Isles were they became international champions. Class instructor Sue Schaffer told the Board, “This has been the most successful summer…

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Christian County 4-H students win at the State Fair

August 18, 2022

Christian County 4-H members participated at the Illinois State Fair 4-H General Show. From left to right, Kyle Jackle-Hugh, Charlotte Grundy, Connor Eggimann, Caroline Hedden, Cara Eggimann, Molly Zucco, Maleah Repscher, Elayna Harker, Charlee Ryan, Abby Erlenbush, Deacon Shanks, Calum Shanks, Benjamin Wamsley, Abigail Wamsley, Zacharia Cotter Submitted Photo Taylorville, Ill. — Christian County 4-H…

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County Board hears Hlth Dept. comments

August 17, 2022

Lucas Domonousky Breeze-Courier Writer (TAYLORVILLE) — The Christian County Board met on Tuesday, Aug. 16. Courtroom A was the setting as the regular meeting room was jam packed with members of the public, sitting in listening to the two-hour, 18-minute meeting. Under public comments, many Public Health Department employees, past and present, spoke out about…

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Pana School Board green-lights new school

August 16, 2022

Cost is nearly $1 million over original estimate Tom Latonis Breeze-Courier Writer (PANA) — By a vote of 6-0, the Pana School Board accepted various bids from a variety of contractors to build a new elementary school on Pana’s south side during Monday night’s regular session held in the Board Meeting Room of the Unit Office on…

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County Health Dept.workers speak; Administrator on leave

August 16, 2022

Lucas Domonousky Breeze-Courier Writer (TAYLORVILLE) — The Christian County Board of Public Health met for an emergency meeting called on Monday, Aug. 15 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting was called to discuss personnel and to hear any and all public comments regarding the matter. The Board placed Administrator, Greg Seiders, on paid administrative leave on…

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Morrisonville Blood Drive Aug. 31

August 15, 2022

MORRISONVILLE — Morrisonville American Legion will host a Community Blood Drive from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug.31, at 607 Ricks Street, inside Legion Hall To donate, please contact ImpactLife Springfield at (800) 747-5401 or visit www. bloodcenter.org and use code 60031 to locate the drive. Masks and appointments are required. To be eligible…

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R Kelly trial on whether he fixed 2008 trial set to start

August 15, 2022

CHICAGO (AP) — Jury selection begins Monday at R. Kelly’s federal trial in his hometown of Chicago, where the R&B singer faces charges that he rigged his 2008 state child pornography trial by threatening and paying off a girl who he allegedly filmed himself having sex with when he was around 30 and she was…

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Taylorville care facilities release statements on IDPH fines

August 13, 2022

TAYLORVILLE — The Breeze-Courier received statements from both Taylorville Skilled Nursing and Rehab and Taylorville Care Center on Friday afternoon regarding the IDPH fines at their facilities. Ken Hunter, the Media contact for Taylorville Skilled Nursing and Rehab, provided the following comment from Lacy Mossman, the CEO and Executive Director: “In February 2022, following our…

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Company seeks eminent domain to build pipeline

August 13, 2022

(CHRISTIAN COUNTY) — This map shows the direction of a pipeline (dotted lines) of being proposed for Christian County with the ultimate end use of sequestering CO2 gas some 5,000 deep in the ground. The 11-mile pipeline project is up for review by the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) as Heartland Greenway is seeking permission to…

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‘Grow with Us’ State Fair, butter cow theme a nod to agriculture, infrastructure

August 11, 2022

(SPRINGFIELD) — Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker, second from right, unveils the 2022 State Fair butter cow. Also pictured are Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton and first lady MK Pritzker, left and Illinois Ag Director Jerry Costello II, far right. See the full story on Page 3. (Capitol News Illinois photo by Peter Hancock) JERRY NOWICKI Capitol…

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