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Beautiful Weather For Chillifest

October 1, 2022

TAYLORVILLE — The 37th Annual Taylorville Chilifest kicked off on a beautiful, slightly cool Saturday, October 1. Live performances, children’s activities and (of course) plenty of chili just scratches the surface of what this event brings to the community. Top photo shows the many stands set up on and around the Christian County Courthouse. One…

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Chilifest to sell chili by the bowl and quart this year

September 30, 2022

TAYLORVILLE — The 37th annual Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chilifest this Saturday and Sunday on the square will feature something that hasnít happened the past 2 years: Hot Chamber chili being sold by the bowl or quart at the Chamber Chili tent on the south side of the Courthouse. Chamber Chili cooks will be…

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Sheriff Urges Caution On Rural Roads

September 28, 2022

CHRISTIAN COUNTY — Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettlekamp directs attention to the empty corn field where the traffic crash culminated. Kettlekamp held a press conference on Tuesday to bring awareness to the dangers of driving on county and township roads. “Well first of all I would like to explain that this was a terrible tragedy.”…

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Pana Council cancels lake campground

September 27, 2022

Tom Latonis Breeze-Courier Writer (PANA) — During its meeting on Monday night in the Council Chambers of Pana City Hall, the Pana City Council reversed its course of from two weeks ago and voted 7-0 to put a hold on a campgrounds near the Lake Pana dam. The Council had voted at its last meeting…

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Honor Flight takes to the skies Tuesday

September 24, 2022

CHRISTIAN COUNTY — The Honor Flight will once again take to the skies on Tuesday, September 27, 2022. Included this time are three area veterans. A. J. Wiss III A. J. Wiss III, 76, of Pana, is a veteran of the U. S. Air Force, reaching the rank of Sergeant. The 1964 graduate of Pana…

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Illini Record Win Thursday Night

September 23, 2022

Illinois running back Chase Brown breaks into the open during the first half of the team’s NCAA college football game against Chattanooga on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, in Champaign. Brown became the first Illinois running back to rush for 100-plus yards in five straight games, Tommy DeVito passed for 329 yards and three touchdowns and…

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Directors for Solid Waste, Zoning hired

September 22, 2022

Lucas Domonousky Breeze-Courier Writer CHRISTIAN COUNTY — The Christian County Board met for their September monthly meeting on Tuesday night in the Taylorville Courthouse. Of the 16-member board, four were absent – Craig Corzine, Timothy Carlson, Vicki McMahon and Thomas Snyder, Jr. They hired new officers of zoning and solid waste, set a 6-month moratorium,…

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Fiscal year budget gains Taylorville school board approval

September 21, 2022

The Taylorville School  Board held its monthly meeting Tuesday night with number of topics coming up for discussion, including the new fiscal year budget, upcoming events, donations and updates being considered for the schools. Recently, the Board has been considering as well as construction for school properties. Last night, there were updates on high school…

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Learning Patriotism

September 19, 2022

TAYLORVILLE — Sixth grade students in Mrs. Cathy Schaeffer’s class at St. Mary School spent the day on Friday, September 9 learning about patriotism. Their day kicked off with flag etiquette training from members of VFW #4995. Students learned the proper way to fold, raise, and lower the flag. Flag raising will become part of…

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TPSF donates to Auditorium and Field House Project

September 17, 2022

TAYLORVILLE — On Friday, current and past board member representatives of the Taylorville Public Schools Foundation presented a $25,000 check to the TCUSD #3 for the auditorium and field house capital project. The funds were a combination of a restricted endowment from the estate of Eleanor “Ele” A.G. Kammerer for the construction of a pavilion…

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