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Buck Ashton Forrest

Buck Ashton Forrest was born on June 27, 2023 at 7:39 a.m. in HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. Buck weighed 6 lbs., 8 oz. at birth and was 21 inches long. He is the son of Rachel and TJ Forrest of Taylorville. Buck’s grandparents are Hal and Jannis Turvey, of Taylorville, and Tom…

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Captain Marjorie Alice Knope of Taylorville, selected for the 2022 Theodore Lyster Flight Surgeon of the Year

Captain Marjorie Alice Knope attending the Aerospace Medical Association’s (AsMA) Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, in late May of 2023. (Submitted photo) Tavia Jean Breeze-Courier Writer/Reporter (Taylorville)- Captain Marjorie Alice Knope, daughter of Peter and Kathy Knope, graduated from Taylorville High School in 2004. As a student, she played tennis and was a…

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Kamryn Lee Beard

Kamryn Lee Beard was born on May 2, 2023 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. Kamryn weighed 4lb 13.6 oz at birth and was 18 inches long. He is the son of Jessica Kearney and Jake Beard of Taylorville. Kamryn’s grandparents are Keith Kearny of Kincaid, Laura Humphrey of Taylorville, Michelle Kearney of Kincaid, and…

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Wade Thomas Ryan

Wade Thomas Ryan was born on February 26, 2023 at 2:08 p.m. in Decatur Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 lbs. 13 oz. at birth, and was 21 inches long. Wade is the son of Kyle and Monica Ryan of Stonington. His grandparents are Jeff and Kelly Yoder of Edinburg and Stan and Norma Ryan of…

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Thomas Lee Gerard Ross

Thomas Lee Gerard Ross was born on February 23, 2023 at 11:01 a.m. at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. He weighed 4lbs 8 oz. at birth and was 18 inches long. His parents are Shane and Hannah Ross of Taylorville. Thomas’ grandparents are Hal and Jannis Turvey of Taylorville, and Sharon Ross of…

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Kade Charles Henry

Kade Charles Henry, son of JC and Laura (Himstedt) Henry of Collinsville, Illinois, was born February 13, 2023 at 5:20 AM, weighing 8 pounds, 3 ounces and 21 inches long. He was born at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis,  Missouri. 
 Grandparents are Dale and Sandy Himstedt of rural Morrisonville, Kelley Jo Ingram of…

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Cora Jean Sherman

Cora Jean Sherman was born on February 2, 2023 at 11:46 a.m. at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. She weighed 6 lbs. 5 oz. and was 20 inches long. Cora is the daughter of Stacie and Glenn Sherman III of Langleyville. Her grandparents are Debbie and the late Rob Amling of Tower Hill, Tammie…

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Anthony Bourdain biography is a profile of a man spiraling

MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Biographers try as best they can to walk in the shoes of their subjects. Charles Leerhsen took it a step further: He slept in the same French hotel room where Anthony Bourdain killed himself, earning a unique perspective — and pushback. “There’s been some people who’ve…

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Harvey Earl and Addie Lenae

Harvey Earl and Addie Lenae were born on July 28, 2022 at 9:05 a.m. (Harvey) and 9:07 a.m. (Addie) at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. Harvey weighed 5lbs 8oz and was 18.5 inches long while Addied weighed 5lbs 2 oz and was 18.5 inches long. They are the twin children of Bill and Brooke…

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Behind Closed Doors: What’s in store for the 100 E. Market building?

Kim Paisley-Jones Breeze-Courier Writer “It has been said that, at it’s best, preservation engages the past in a conversation with the present over a mutual concern for the future.” — William Murtagh, the rst keeper of the National Register of Historic Places TAYLORVILLE — The building located at 100 E. Market Street in Taylorville has…

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