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December 2, 2021

TAYLORVILLE — Romona Legg has been a fixture at the Ace Hardware in Taylorville literally since the day it opened. She, alongside her husband Joe, were the first Managers. “Well, I was working in Springfield when George, the original owner of Ace, asked us where we would like to live. And Joes aid all his…

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Burgener Receives Prestigious American FFA Degree

December 1, 2021

Central A&M FFA is very proud to have had an American FFA Degree recipient during this year’s 94th National FFA Convention!  Mallory Burgener put in the hard work and dedication that goes along with completing her record books while in college.  She then filled out the American FFA Degree application and followed up with a…

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Murder in Farmersville Thanksgiving Day; Suspect in custody

November 30, 2021

FARMERSVILLE — A 48-year-old mother of two was apparently murdered on Thanksgiving Day in Farmersville. The Montgomery County town is about 25 miles southwest of Taylorville. Robert J. Tarr, 48, of Collinsville is being held in the Montgomery Count Jail on $2 million bond in connection with the murder. He is currently charged with suspicion of…

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THS Choir Students Perform at IMEA Concert

November 29, 2021

CHARLESTON — Five student musicians from the Taylorville High School Choir performed at the Illinois Music Education Association District 5 Concert Festival on Saturday, Nov. 20 at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Ill. The District 5 Senior Choir was under the direction of Dr. Cory Ganschow, Director of Choral Activities at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill.…

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TFD to host Angel Tree for 2021 Holiday Season

November 27, 2021

TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Fire Department (TFD) will once again host an Angel Tree for the 2021 Christmas season. Registration days have been set for November 30th from 5-8 p.m. and December 1st from 2-6 p.m. at the Taylorville Fire House located at 202 N. Main Street. A current photo ID with your address will…

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Park District picks skate park location

November 23, 2021

Royale Bonds Breeze – Courier Writer TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Park District granted land to the proposed skateboard park at Monday night’s meeting. After months of debate about where the park should be located, members of the community and some members of the skateboard park committee attended the park district board meeting to seek a…

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Bulpitt crash victim identified

November 22, 2021

BULPITT — Christian County Coroner Amy Calvert-Winans has identified the victim of a fatal crash on Saturday night in Kincaid. Lori McTaggart, 48, of Edinburg died as a result of the crash at the scene. Illinois State Police report at approximately 7:09 p.m. Saturday, McTaggart was eastbound in 2018 Jeep Wrangler on Illinois Route 104…

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There and back again, a Missionary’s tale

November 20, 2021

Rachel LeBeane Breeze-Courier Writer KINCAID — How do a man from Alabama and a woman from Florida, who’ve spent more than 20 years in countries overseas, end up in Kincaid, Illinois? According to Vance and Kari Massengill, the answer to that question was easy. It was God’s will that brought them here. “I’m convinced God…

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TCCU annual scholarships program voting begins

November 20, 2021

TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Community Credit Union has announced that voting to determine the winners of this year’s eight $1000 awards has begun, and continues through February 28, 2022. Two seniors from Taylorville High School who registered for this year’s ‘Stop. SHOP. VOTE!’ program will receive $1000 awards toward their continuing education. Winners are determined by…

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Brandon Gatton hailed hero for saving life

November 19, 2021

Acted to get driver out of truck stuck on RR tracks TAYLORVILLE — Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp presented an award to Brandon Gatton on Friday morning, calling him a hero for actions he took during the evening hours of Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. Gatton was able to get a driver of a pickup truck, who was…

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