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Any given Sunday:  A lesson in aviation history

Kim Paisley-Jones Breeze-Courier Writer TAYLORVILLE — “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”  —  Marcus Garvey You never know what you’ll find on any given Sunday, but last week, there were two WWII fighter planes parked at the Taylorville Airport. Cliff Myers from Birmingham,…

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Patriotism and Community at the County Fair

Riding across the track before each event during the County Fair last week, Emma Noblet and Brock Boliek carry American flags during the National Anthem in an act of community service. “Emma and Brock do horse racing all over Illinois,” Alisha Noblet explained. “We live on a animal farm outside of town, and we are…

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Missouri S&T announces honor list Braxton Schmedeke, first-year engineering major, of Morrisonville (62546), was named an honor student at Missouri University of Science and Technology. To be included on the honor list, students must have carried a minimum of 12 hours and had grade point averages of 3.2 or above out of a possible 4.0.…

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, The Illinois Beverage Association (IBA) plays a critical role in supporting strong communities throughout the state. From Zion to Mound City and Quincy to Danville, the beverage industry’s community benefits are felt throughout Illinois, supporting our local communities through jobs, tax revenue and charitable contributions. With over 50 beverage bottling plants and distribution…

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Moats to participate in Fight For Air Climb at Busch Stadium

Elyse Clayton Breeze Courier TAYLORVILLE — Some spend their Saturdays off relaxing, watching TV, spending time with family or maybe getting outside to enjoy the weather. But this Saturday has a lot more in store for Christian County local Jenny Moats and hundreds of others. On Saturday, June 4, 2022, Moats will attend the American…

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Kelcy Busboom Named to SNHU Dean’s List MANCHESTER, NH (05/17/2022)– Kelcy Busboom of Stonington (62567) has been named to Southern New Hampshire University’s Winter 2022 Dean’s List. Full-time undergraduate students who have earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.500 to 3.699 are named to the Dean’s List. Full-time status is achieved by earning 12 credits; undergraduate…

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Local Students Named to the Blackburn College Dean’s List

CARLINVILLE, IL—- Students from the area were named to the Blackburn College Dean’s List for the fall 2021 semester. Students named to the Dean’s list must earn a grade point average of 3.6 or higher for the semester.  Founded in 1837, Blackburn College is a four-year, Presbyterian-related, co-educational liberal arts college located in Carlinville, IL.…

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Tim Sutton guest speaker at Kiwanis meeting Tuesday

TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard from a Kiwanis member who is a high school and college basketball referee, during their weekly meeting Tuesday at the Taylorville Moose Lodge. Kiwanis member Tim Sutton has officiated high school and college basketball games for over 20 years. He told the club he’s been a ref at…

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Area students named to Dean’s List

Area students named to Dean’s List   EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire extends congratulations to the 2,722 students named to the fall 2021 Dean’s List. Their academic performance has been outstanding, and we recognize these students with pride. Students from your area who were named to the Dean’s List are:  Mount Auburn:…

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