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On the moo-ve with Clavin Dairy Farm

A visit with 3rd generation dairy farmer, Leanne Casner Kim Paisley-Jones Breeze-Courier Writer ROSAMOND, Ill. — Leanne Casner, a third generation dairy farmer, is right at home with her Holstein dairy cows….all 200 of them.  She is not your typical dairy farmer by standard. She’s a mother of two girls, a wife and takes care…

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Retired Teachers meet after long hiatus

Members of Retired Teachers of Christian County greeted each other warmly as they ended Coronavirus restrictions and met for their spring 2022 meeting at Angelo’s in Taylorville. Following registration and a welcome to attendees, LaVonne Chaney, Region 12 Director, called the meeting to order. Russ Burch gave the invocation, after which Chaney led members in…

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Municipal Band to Perform Prior to Fireworks

TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Municipal Band will be performing Monday evening, July 4 at the Lake Taylorville Marina at 7:00 PM prior to the fireworks display. Come out and enjoy a concert of many patriotic selections and other fun and exciting band works such as: Amber Waves of Grain by James Curnow; God Bless America…

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Hawkins Named Taylorville Memorial’s May Colleague of Month

TAYLORVILLE – Rachel Hawkins, an ultrasound clinical specialist in the radiology department at Taylorville Memorial Hospital, is the nonprofit hospital’s Colleague of the Month for May. Hawkins recently ensured the comfort and safety of a patient who was waiting for an MRI and was experiencing pain that only eased if he could be lying down,…

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Information sought in Pana burglaryInformation sought in Pana burglary

PANA — This week Crimestoppers is seeking information in regards to a burglary that occurred in Pana. Person or persons unknown made entry into a residence located at #3 Cedar Street in Pana. While inside, the unknown subject or subjects stole copper wiring from the residence. There was damage done while removing the wiring. The…

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Bridge Work Will Cause 4th Of July Delays

(TAYLORVILLE) — Workers are preparing to begin construction on replacement of the bridge deck on Illinois Route 29, which crosses over Illinois Route 48 on the southeast side of Taylorville. Sangamo Construction Co. is the prime contractor of the $5.6 million project. Spokesman for the Illinois Department of Transportation, Paul Wappel said deck replacement should…

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Newspaper closed July 4

(TAYLORVILLE) — In recognition of the Independence Day holiday, the Breeze-Courier will not be printing and the newspaper office will be closed. Sunday’s, July 3, newspaper will be printed and the next issue of the newspaper will be Tuesday, July 5.

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School Board honors students, staff at meeting

Elyse Clayton Breeze Courier TAYLORVILLE — “There’s this snail, and this snail bought himself a sports car. He puts it in the Indianapolis 500, and he’s so proud of this race car that he puts the ’S’ all over the place — the front, the back, the top, even on the hub caps. They drop…

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Hutchison named Principal of the Year for Abe Lincoln region

Elyse Clayton Breeze Courier TAYLORVILLE — Matthew Hutchison, principal of Taylorville High School, won the Illinois Principal Assocation’s (IPA) Principal of the Year award for the Abe Lincoln region. IPA accepts nominations for various honors, including Principal of the Year, and a vote determines the recipient of the award. “There are different regions in the…

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