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Clarence Hunt Christmas collection, a tale of tradition and charity

Clarence Hunt fashioned a Christmas themed family tree. The tree serves as both a reminder of the lineage of his family and the time spent together over the holidays. By Tavia Jean Breeze-Courier reporter (Christian County)-From small town Taylorville, there is a man whose life story reads like a gripping novel, filled with bravery, adventure,…

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The lure and restoration of Donner and Durbin cemeteries

By Tavia Jean Breeze-Courier writer (Christian County)-While the stories of Durbin and Donner cemeteries may send a chill down your spine this autumn season. Cemeteries should be treated with respect. If you decide to visit, abide by all posted rules and regulations, and remember that obtaining permission before any paranormal investigations is essential. Additionally, due…

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Forbes graduates medical school

UTAH — Stacy Forbes of Morrisonville graduated on May 12 from Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Ivins, Utah as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. She is currently in a pediatric residency at Eastern Carolina University Medical Center in Greenville, N.C. Stacy is a 2008 graduate of Morrisonville High School and 2012 graduate…

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Dear Harriette By Harriette Cole

DEAR HARRIETTE: A longtime friend came to visit me and my family this summer. We had a nice visit. As I was driving my friend home at the end of his visit, he commented in a by-the-way fashion on what he observed about my interactions with my wife. She and I have been in a…

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Mville Kitchell Library receives grant

MORRISONVILLE — Morrisonville’s Kitchell Memorial Library President Beth Fuchs submitted an application for a $500.00 grant from the Grain Belt Express Community Grant Program, which was recently approved.  The company supports non-profit organizations through their Community Grant Ptogram.  James and his wife, Deb Gilreath, visited KML to present the grant check.  President Fuchs says she…

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AFSCME Retirees donate to Food Pantry

TAYLORVILLE — AFSCME Retirees Sub-Chapter 87 recently made a donation to the Taylorville Food Pantry. Pictured from left are Dick Breckenridge, AFSCME Retiree representative and Taylorville Food Pantry Volunteer and Harold Baldoch food pantry volunteer. Submitted photo

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CCEDC names Matt Hart as new Executive Director

Matt Hart TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County Economic Development Corporation today announced the appointment of Matt Hart as its new Executive Director effective September 25. This comes following the retirement of its former Executive Director, Dick Adams, on August 31. Hart grew up in Taylorville and earned a Bachelor of Finance from the University of…

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Kiwanis induct new members, install officers

TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Kiwanis Club inducted a new member and installed officers for the new Kiwanis year that starts October 1st at their club’s weekly meeting on Tuesday at the Taylorville Moose Lodge. Mike Assalley, owner of funeral homes in several communities, including Taylorville, was inducted as the newest member of the Kiwanis Club.…

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