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Bowen Bennett Sherwood

Bowen Bennett Sherwood was born on June 30, 2021 at 4:59 p.m. at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was 6 lbs. 8.5 ounces and 20 inches long. Bowen is the son of Austin and Kaleigh Sherwood of Taylorville. His grandparents are Jay and Amy Germann of Taylorville, Alissa Sherwood of Taylorville, and the late Michael Hamm. Bowen’s great-grandparents are Joanne Pollard of Mt. Auburn, John and…

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Tanner Dean Hennings

Tanner Dean Hennings, son of Luke and Jaclyn Hennings of Taylorville, is celebgrating his 9th birthday on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Tanner has one brother, Carterr, who is 12 years old, and one sister, Kendall, who is 5 years old. He is the grandson of Bob and Sue Slaybaugh and John and becky Hennings of Taylorville.…

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Evan Boblitt

Evan Boblitt celebrated his 8th birthday on Friday, July 23, 2021. He is the son of Nick and Heather Boblitt of Taylorville. His grandparents include Keith and Jackie Magness of Taylorville, Talon and Lisa Burton of Prosper Texas, Chuck and Trina McGraw of Lincoln, and Bill Woolsey of Taylorville. Evan’s great grandparents are Randy and Alyse Helton of Taylorville, Bill and Jan Cocagne of Texas,…

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Lake Land College Spring 2021 Honors Lists

Full time President’s List: Pana: Rachel Holthaus Illinois College Spring 2021 Dean’s List Kincaid: Makayla Dulakis Blackburn College Dean’s List, Spring 2021 CARLINVILLE — Blackburn College has announced its Dean’s List for the spring 2021 semester. Students named to the Dean’s List: Palmer: Ann Lupton Taylorville: Noah Blakley and Rosalie Noren

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Rhett Warner Hadley

Rhett Warner Hadley is celebrating his 5th birthday today, Wednesday, July 14, 2021. He is the son of Jason and Katelin Hadley. His grandparents are Paul and Tammy Hadley of Taylorville, John and Jane Rosa, of Springfield, and Bob and Michelle House of Alabama. Rhett’s great-grandparents include Carole Gentler of Taylorville, Jo Bunn of Springfield,…

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Derek Andy Jo Gatton

Derek Andy Jo Gatton is celebrating his first birthday today, Tuesday, July 7, 2021. He is the son of Danielle Gatton of Morrisonville. Derek’s grandparents are Gerard Gatton of Taylorville, and Darla Gatton of Morrisonville. His great-grandparents include Abby and the late Sam Sinnard of Taylorville, and the Late Clarence and the late Delores Wise of Tovey. Derek…

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People in the News

NIU Spring 2021 Graduation List DeKALB, Ill. — Over 2400 students received their degrees from Northern Illinois University in June. Included among the graduates were the following students from your area: Assumption: Macy Jackson, Bachelor of Science, Nursing Taylorville: Hollee Lockwood, Bachelor of Science, Rehabilitation and Disability Services Northern Illinois University is a student-centered, nationally…

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Landon Robert Keel

  Landon Robert Keel cele- brated his 8th birthday on Saturday, July 3, 2021. He is the son of Ryan and Lesley Keel of Taylorville. Landon’s grandparents Bob and Sue Slaybaugh, and David and Angie Keel of Taylorville. His Great-grand-parents are Erma Tester, and Dr. Robert and Patricia Slaybaugh, Earlyne Keel, and Pam Thunhorst all of Taylorville. He has one sister, Morgan…

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60th Anniversary

Beverly and Cecil Chesser will be celebrating 60 years of marriage on July 8, 2021. They were married at St. Mary’s church. Parents were the late Herschel and Moneah Chesser and Irene and Byron Marshall. They are both retired, living in Taylorville. Beverly as a housewife, Cecil retired from Caterpillar. They are a third generation…

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Jaxxen Grieme

Jaxxen Grieme is celebrating his 10th birthday today, Thursday, July 1, 2021. He is the son of Steve and Renee Grieme of Taylorville and has one brother, Maxx age 13. His grandparents are Terri and Scott Trulock, Les and Rhonda Grieme and David Stephens, all of Taylorville. He will celebrate with his family and friends in…

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