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Finance Committee The Finance committee meeting will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. in the County Board meeting room, second floor of the Christian County Courthouse, Taylorville, Ill. Agenda includes: FY2022 budgets, any other matters properly brought before this committee, and adjournment. Christian County Special Board meeting The Christian County Special…

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Taylorville predator sentenced to 30 years

TAYLORVILLE — Kaleb Vaughn, 23, charged with two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault under the age of 13, was sentenced to 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections Thursday, October 21, 2021. Vaughn will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. Vaughn was arrested on these counts…

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Fowler inducted into ASA Hall of Fame

TAYLORVILLE — Larry Fowler, of Taylorville, was recently inducted into the Illinois ASA Hall of Fame. Larry started playing fast- pitch softball at the age of 15. After serving in the Army, he returned to Edinburg and was a player and maanger for several men’s are teams. A few years later, and a Larry Ginger…

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Taylorville FFA Triumphant in 2021 Agriculture Sales Competition

Pictured from left- Taylorville FFA Champion Ag Sales Team Drew Mickey, Waylon Paulek, Jay Bliler, and Lacey DeClerck. Submitted Photo Sue Schafer SULLIVAN — The Taylorville FFA Chapter recently had the privilege to participate in the 2021 Section 16 Agricultural Sales CDE in Sullivan, Illinois. Taylorville competed against 7 other schools in a battle for…

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Ebrg FFA place at Land Use CDE event

EDINBURG — The Edinburg FFA Chapter competed at the Section 16 Land Use Career Development Event on September 29 in Bethany. The Land Use CDE provides students the opportunity to determine land classification, use and treatment practices for deleted sites. To do so, students must consider topsoil texture and thickness, effective depth, permeability of the…

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Police, Health Agencies Support Drug Take-Back Day

TAYLORVILLE—Residents in County can expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs as part of National Prescription Drug Take- Back Day on Oct. 23. Members of Taylorville Memorial Hospital Community Outreach and Christian County Prevention Coalition helped to organize a collection site at Walgreens in Taylorville, where Taylorville police officers will collect unwanted prescription medication from 10 a.m. to…

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Illinois Audubon Society receives grant for restoration of Lake County site

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Audubon Society has received a grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation in support of native habitat restoration at the 17-acre 770 Westleigh Preserve owned by Lake Forest Open Lands in Lake County. This effort advances a partner- ship between Illinois Audubon Society, Lake- Cook Chapter of the Illinois Audubon…

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The Little Theatre On The Square to premier The Marvelous Wonderettes beginning November 5

SULLIVAN — Opening next in The Little Theatre On The Square’s fall series of musicals is The Marvelous Wonderettes. The show which opens on Friday, November 5 runs through Sunday, November 14. The New York Times called The Marvelous Wonderettes “Effervescent and irresistible!”. The smash off-Broadway hit takes a cotton-candied colored musical trip down memory…

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Kiwanis hears about clothes closet for the needy

Kim Brunc (left) representing the Davis Memorial Christian Church Clothes Closet; and her daughter Renee Ikemire (right) representing a new non-profit organization called “Conscious Action” working to establish a homeless shelter in Taylorville; were program speakers at Tuesday’s Taylorville Kiwanis Club meeting. Submitted Photo TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard about a new non-…

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