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Taylorville Kiwanis hears from Taylorville Police School Resource Officer at weekly meeting

April 23, 2024

  TAYLROVILLE–The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard from one of two Taylorville Police School Resource Officers at their weekly meeting on Tuesday at the Taylorville Moose Lodge. Sargent Alan Mills, a twenty-year veteran of the Taylorville Police Department, is the School Resource Officer at Taylorville High School and Memorial Elementary School. Sargent Mills gave an outline…

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THS Duo covers three-sport collegiate landscape

April 23, 2024

Lucas Domonousky, Breeze-Courier Sports Editor TAYLORVILLE — High School seniors Aubrey Kietzman and Jessi Wright took the next in their school sports journey on Friday afternoon each signing no at their respective colleges. Taylorville High School’s cafeteria provided THS coaches, staff members, friends and family alike and appreciate the moment together. Through the two of…

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YMCA starts adult pick up basketball league

April 23, 2024

TAYLORVILLE — Week one, season one of the Christian County YMCA’s 3v3 Adult Basketball league kicked off this passed Wednesday and Friday afternoon. Three games began shaping the league with “Brick Layers” defeating “The Goodfellas” (21-19), “2 Tylers 1 Hoop” over “Old School” (22-20) and “Hustle Wins” defeating “The Goodfellas” (21-16). Pictured above is ball…

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Retired Teachers of Christian County spring meeting

April 23, 2024

TAYLORVILLE–The Retired Teachers of Christian County held their spring meeting on April 18, 2024, in the Ministry Center of the First United Methodist Church in Taylorville.  Guest speaker was Jessica Hoselton, IRTA Director .  Hoselton spoke on association updates and legislative updates that impact retired teachers in Illinois.

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Pana teachers, staff reach agreement with Board

April 23, 2024

Tom Latonis, Breeze-Courier Writer The Pana School Board and employees of the district – Pana Education Association (teachers) and the Educational Support Personnel (non-certified employees) – have reached a three-year labor agreement. The Board approved the agreement during its regular meeting held in the Pana High School library on Monday night. The meeting was moved…

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Bland, Hicks Reign Over PHS Prom

April 23, 2024

PANA — Pana High School held its 2024 Junior-Senior Prom on Saturday, Apr. 20, in the Pana High School gym. Crowned king and queen were Ethan Hicks and Chloe Bland (inset and seated). They are the children of Rachel and Josh Hicks and Lori and Corey Bland. Crownbearers on each side of the royal couple…

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Three more nominated for Officer of Year

April 23, 2024

TAYLORVILLE — Sgt. Alan Bailey has been nominated for consideration as the 2024 Officer of the Year. Alan is a native of the Taylorville area and is a graduate of Faith Baptist Christian Academy in Rosamond, Il., in 1993. Following graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He served three years in England at…

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Downtown Pana lighting to be replaced

April 23, 2024

PANA — Good news from Pana Economic Development Director Kirby Casner at Monday night’s Pana City Council meeting: replacement light poles will be installed by Ameren in downtown Pana soon at almost no cost to the city. Casner said after comparing ornamental lighting, similar to the smaller poles in parts of downtown — most of…

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Taylorville draws even with Decatur MacAurthur

April 23, 2024

Lucas Domonousky, Breeze-Courier Sports Editor TAYLORVILLE — A gorgeous, breezy afternoon at Taylorville High School’s Turf Field was the setting for a mid-season girls soccer match. Monday, April 22 pitted the home-defending Tornadoes against the visiting Decatur MacAurther Generals. The meeting of the two teams proved to be evenly keeled with each team scoring one…

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Committee recommends no funding for SmallTown Taylorville after October

April 22, 2024

Tavia Jean, Breeze-Courier Writer TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Ordinance and Finance Committees met Thursday night in the Taylorville Municipal Building. Steve Craggs, Chairman of the Business District Development (BDD) Committee, Co-founder of FurLove, and President of SmallTown Taylorville, delivered a presentation regarding why SmallTown Taylorville should continue to be funded with BDD funds. It was…

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