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Blue Mound Fall Festival Royalty

August 5, 2022

BLUE MOUND — After a three-year absence, the Blue Mound pageants returned last night during the annual Fall Festival. In the first picture are first runner-up Piper Balaco, 2022 Miss Blue Mound Faith Brownback, second runner-up Greenly Ziemer and Miss Congeniality Jaden Star. In the second picture are second runner-up Nora Jones, Little Miss Emery…

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CC Health Dept. issues statement on Kroger closing

August 2, 2022

The Illinois EPA (IDPH) closed the Kroger grocery store in Taylorville on Friday, July 29, after discovering improperly removed and resurfaced flooring materials containing asbestos, which released fibers into the air. The asbestos fiber release has made the store unsafe for anyone to occupy and the store will be closed until testing indicates it is…

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Alaina Deal, Miss Morrisonville 2022

August 2, 2022

(MORRISONVILLE) — The Morrisonville Homecoming has a new Miss Morrisonville. Alaina Deal, seated, was crowned on Friday night as Miss Morrisonville Community Queen. Standing are members of the royal court. At left is second runner-up, Ariana McDaniel-Stewart and at right, first runner-up, Jhia Walker. Standin in the center is 2021 Miss Morrisonville, Whitney Lipe, who…

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Morrisonville Homecoming Royalty

July 29, 2022

At the Morrisonville Homecoming and Picnic, the town crowned their 2022 royalty. In the top picture: (sitting) Junior Miss Morrisonville Ryleigh Rush; (standing) 2021 Junior Miss Khloe Klinger, second runner-up Rayla Brown, first runner-up Rilynne Segrest, Miss Congeniality Addison Dunkirk and 2021 Miss Whitney Lipe. In the bottom picture: (sitting) Little Miss Morrisonville Maebre Millburg…

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Building plans presented to school board

July 27, 2022

Elyse Clayton Breeze-Courier TAYLORVILLE — Community members packed the Taylorville High School cafeteria on Tuesday for the regular July Taylorville School Board meeting, all eager to hear plans from the architects working on the east wing rebuild.  Architechnics presented a prototype for the fine arts/tech/sports facility. A few weeks ago, the architects met with various…

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Taylorville woman indicted on wire fraud charges

July 23, 2022

Lori J. Zeitler TAYLORVILLE — On Friday, July 22, 2022, Lori J. Zeitler, 63, of Taylorville, was indicted by the United States Attorney’s Office, Springfield Office on five counts of wire fraud. The indictment alleges that on or about January 2005 and continuing for several years that Zeitler was part of a scheme to defraud…

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Chevrolet Dominates In Fair Truck Pulls

July 22, 2022

CHRISTIAN COUNTY — Hillsboro native, Jake Codem, had the furthest pull of the night at the Truck Pull event on Thursday, July 21, at the Christian County Fair. He is pictured above in his ’91 Chevy pulling past the 100 ft. mark. The pull ended at 343.27 ft., giving him first place of the Two-Wheel…

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Taylorville police nab local meth dealer

July 18, 2022

TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Police Department and the Community Action Team have been involved in an investigation which has lead to the arrest of an alleged methamphetamine dealer early Saturday morning. Kristina L. Lindsey, 44, from Taylorville was arrested and is charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver. According…

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Police: Three people and gunman dead in Indiana mall shooting

July 18, 2022

GREENWOOD, Ind. (AP) — Three people were fatally shot and two were injured, including a 12-year-old girl, at an Indiana mall after a man with a rifle opened fire in a food court and an armed civilian shot and killed him, police said. The man entered the Greenwood Park Mall on Sunday evening with a…

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New footage shows chaos at Uvalde

July 18, 2022

By JAKE BLEIBERG and PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press UVALDE, Texas (AP) — A damning report and hours of body camera footage further laid bare the chaotic response to a mass shooting at a Uvalde elementary school, where hundreds of law enforcement officers massed but then waited to confront the gunman even after a child…

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