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Be The Match. Save A Life. Be A Hero

January 28, 2023

Rachel LeBeane Breeze-Courier Writer TAYLORVILLE — There are many ways to save a life. Stories of people risking their lives to save people from burning cars, drowning, muggings, and even trains often appear in the news. They are lauded as heroes. But not all life saving heroes are so high profile. Some heroes are quiet…

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Miss Christian County, Lauren Phillips Honored

January 27, 2023

(SPRINGFIELD) — 2022 Miss Christian County Lauren Phillips recently competed in the Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant and placed in the top 15 finalists. Phillips is pictured left with Jill Hardest, Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs President who presented her with Top 15 Honors. See story below. (Submitted Photo) (SPRINGFIELD) — The Illinois Association…

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Asteroid coming exceedingly close to Earth, but will miss

January 26, 2023

By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An asteroid the size of a delivery truck will whip past Earth on Thursday night, one of the closest such encounters ever recorded. NASA insists it will be a near miss with no chance of the asteroid hitting Earth. NASA said Wednesday that this…

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Pana Council gives Lake TIF preliminary nod

January 24, 2023

(PANA) — The Pana City Council met on Monday night and made short work of their agenda during their regular session in the Council Chambers of Pana City Hall. Among the items approved was the first reading of an ordinance to establish a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District at Lake Pana, unanimously. While the measure gained first reading…

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Local women finalists for state fair crown

January 23, 2023

The Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs held its 112th annual convention at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield, Jan. 20-22. One of the highlights of the annual event is the Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant, which was held Sunday, Jan. 22. Among the 15 finalist were Miss Christian County Fair, LaurenPhillips and Miss Pana Tri-County Fair, Faith Maxwell. Paige Van…

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Taylorville installs pole cameras on Routes 29 and 48

January 20, 2023

TAYLORVILLE — The City of Taylorville recently installed two pole cameras on Route 29 and 48 that will be used in license plate recognition. Pictured is one of the new cameras mounted on a pole located on on Route 29. See story below. License Plate Checking Cameras Installed TAYLORVILLE — After months of research and…

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Gate approved for Animal Control

January 18, 2023

Lucas Domonousky Breeze-Courier Writer (TAYLORVILLE) — The Christian County Board met on the second floor of the Christian County Courthouse in Taylorville on Tuesday night and took action to allow the replacement of the entrance gate to an automated one at Christian County Animal Control on South Baughman St. in Taylorville. The proposal, which has…

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Pana Elks Lodge donates to Pana History Museum

January 18, 2023

(PANA) — Exalted Ruler of Pana Elks Lodge 1261, Jackie Epley, right, presents a donation to Mike Cross, left, Curator of the Pana History Museum. The museum holds many different displays depicting the history of Pana from its very origin to the present. A sample of the displays include an extensive butterfly collection of Decatur…

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New Hospitalist group serving Pana Hospital

January 17, 2023

PCH Has New Hospitalist Team A new Hospitalist group has been established for Pana Community Hospital. Members of the team are, from left, Dr. Gaurang Patel-Hospitalist; Michelle Goodrich, PCH Pharmacist; Tracy Craig, PCH Inpatient Services Manager; and Amanda Harmston, Case Management Manager. See story at right for more details. PANA — Pana Community Hospital is…

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Bourne named to state-wide hospital board

January 16, 2023

Kim Bourne TAYLORVILLE — Kim Bourne, FACHE, President and CEO, Taylorville Memorial Hospital, was named as a new member of the 2023 Board of Directors for the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN). In her new role, Ms. Bourne will support the organization and its mission to strengthen and provide assistance and resources to its…

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