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Council: Heated discussion over trees

Royale Bonds Breeze – Courier writer TAYLORVILLE — A motion to accept written quotes for the removal of trees on Pawnee Street sparked a heated debate at Monday night’s Taylorville City Council meeting. A total of 11 trees have already been removed on Pawnee street prior to the meeting. The cost of removal is not…

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Local police holding ‘Night Out’ tonight

TAYLORVILLE — In order to celebrate National Night Out, Taylorville, Stonington, and Kincaid Police departments, along with Taylorville Fire Department, are hosting a National Night Out on the Christian County Fair Grounds from 5-8 p.m. tonight. National Night Out is an annual community campaign that promotes fire responder-comunity partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make out…

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Kailyn Bethard, Brock Grundy M’ville royalty

MORRISONVILLE — The Little Miss and Little Mister Morrisonville pageant was held as part of the picnic and home- coming festivities. Seated, center, are Little Miss Morrisonville Kailyn Bethard and Little Mister Morrisonville Brock Grundy. On the left are Little Miss runner ups Kyzmia Cruz and Harper Rosenthal. On the right are Little Mister run-…

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Rogers Named TMH Colleague of the Month for June

TAYLORVILLE — Gina Rogers, a cook in the dietary department at Taylorville Memorial Hospital, is the nonprofit hospital’s Colleague of the Month for June. Rogers goes beyond the basic responsibilities of her position to ensure great patient care and safety, hospital officials said. “When Gina delivers [food] trays to patients, she makes sure they are…

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PCH welcomes new LiveWell Coordinator

Melissa Pruemer joins the LiveWell Fitness team at Pana Community Hospital. Pana Community Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of Melissa Pruemer to the position of LiveWell Fitness Coordinator.  Pruemer began her duties on August 2, 2021. Pruemer graduated from Windsor High School and went on to Illinois State University earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise…

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UIS seeks applicants for “Making Our History: Artists Render Lincoln’s Legacy” program

SPRINGFIELD — The University of Illinois Springfield Center for Lincoln Studies (CLS) and Visual Arts Program is seeking applicants for an innovative remote artist-in-residency program focusing on the legacies of Abraham Lincoln. Twenty Illinois artists will be selected to participate in the residency during the 2021-2022 academic year. They will learn and think about Lincoln’s…

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4-H Poultry, Cat, and Dog results from County Fair

TAYLORVILLE — On Saturday July 17th, 2021, the 4-H Poultry Show took place at the Expo Building at the Christian County Fairgrounds. Elayna Harker won Jr. Showmanship along with Champion 3 Pullets. After the General Show on Monday July 19th, the Cat and Dog Shows took place at the Christian County Fairgrounds in the Expo…

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Flourishes hosting photography show August 7

SHELBYVILLE — New art is now present at Flourishes Gallery and Studios in downtown Shelbyville (140 E. Main Street) featuring Poppet Maulding’s altering photographs and brought to you by Keepers of the Arts. The public is invited on Saturday, August 7 from 5- 7 pm to view her art and meet and greet the artist.…

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134th Annual Mt. Auburn Picnic starts Thursday

134th annual Mt. Auburn Farmer’s Picnic Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, August 5-7, 2021 Theme: “Grease/Summer Nights” Thursday, August 5 5:00 p.m. – Amusements (5-9 p.m. Arm Bands $5) 5:00 p.m. – Beer tent opens 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Ham and Beans supper 6:00 p.m. – Opening Ceremony 6:30 p.m. – Little Miss and Mister Pageant (Ages 3-8) and Senior Ms. Pageant (Ages…

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Mary Lou Clayton Grand Marshal for 2021

Mary Lou Clayton, a long-time resident of Mt. Auburn, is a graduate of Taylorville High School. She married Charlie Clayton on January 2, 1946, and they celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary prior to his death in 2001. Mary Lou is the mother of six children: Bette, Bonnie, Margaret, Charlene, Chuck, and Russell. All of her…

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