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Coroner investigating death of Tennessee man

TAYLORVILLE — On January 17, 2022 at approximately 3:45A.M., 911 received a call that a male was unresponsive in a residence of East Adams. Emergency services arrived and requested the coroner. Deputy Coroner Gerald McPhillips identified the male as 37-year-old Kenneth Vest, of Camden, Tenn. An autopsy was held in Bloomington and preliminary results are…

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Rosenthal announces candidacy for new 108th District

MORRISONVILLE — Wayne Rosenthal (R-Morrisonville) is announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination for State Representative in the new 108th District, which covers all of Menard County and portions of Sangamon, Christian, Macoupin, and Montgomery Counties. Endorsing Wayne for State Representative are Congressmen Rodney Davis, Darin LaHood, and Mike Bost, State Representatives Avery Bourne and…

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Speaker names new budget negotiation team

Longtime chief budgeteer Harris will lead team to navigate his final state budget BETH HUNDSDORFER Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch announced a new House budget negotiation team Tuesday, led by House Majority Leader and chief budgeteer Greg Harris, D-Chicago. Former Speaker Michael Madigan appointed Harris to be the chief budgeteer during the…

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Pana burglary pair appear in court

TAYLORVILLE — Byron C. Kay, 29 and Tyler L. Engelhart, 29, both of Pana, appeared before Christian County Resident Judge Brad Paisley on Tuesday for their first appearance. The suspects are charged with burglary after being located in a South Locust Street building now owned by the city of Pana. Probable cause was found in…

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Stonington Community to host blood drive February 2

STONINGTON — Stonington Community will host a Community Blood Drive from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm on Wednesday, February 2 at 1982 IL Route 48, inside Donor Bus in Bayer Parking Lot To donate, please contact Jackie Dowdy at (217) 325‑4381 or visit www.bloodcenter.org and use code 60049 to locate the drive. You may also…

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Local students graduate from college

Local Iowa State honors December graduates   AMES, Iowa — More than 1,800 graduates received degrees from Iowa State University in December. Graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies were held Dec. 17-18 at Hilton Coliseum.  Lisa Schulte Moore, professor of natural resource ecology and management and associate director of Iowa State’s Bioeconomy Institute, spoke at the…

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Taylorville FFA Named Reserve National Western Livestock Judging Champions

TAYLORVILLE — From front row left to right-Cole Paulek, Lizzie Schafer, Drew Mickey, Waylon Paulek Back Row–Jay Bliler, Audrey Curtin, Liam Steward Submitted Photo TAYLORVILLE — Over the past 18 months, seven Taylorville FFA members have been working extremely hard practicing their livestock judging skills in preparations for several contests throughout the United States and Illinois.…

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Optimists hear about the YMCA and more at meeting

TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club held its regular meeting on Thursday, January 13, 2022, in the community room of the People’s Bank. President John Crist called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by Pastor Steve Robinson with the morning prayer. A brief report on upcoming activities was presented by Terry…

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Meeting Notices

Taylorville Public Library The Taylorville Public Library Board of Trustees will meet on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. Agenda includes: Approval of December Regular Board Meeting Minutes, public comment, Librarian’s Report, Executive Session (if necessary), Any Motion Pertaining to Executive Session, Current Bills with Addendum, Capital Fund, Operating Receipts, President’s List, Standing Committee…

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