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COVID positivity rate in county climbs

  Rachel LeBeane Tom Latonis Breeze-Courier Writers CHRISTIAN COUNTY — As COVID-19 cases rise through- out the world, Christian County is not immune from the trend. In a 30-day period, since June 24, 2021, the posi- tivity rate in Christian County has gone up six percent from .2% to 6.2%. Most experts agree the rise…

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M’villa, Lincolnwood schools look to combine resources

MORRISONVILLE — In the fall of the 2020-2021 school year the boards of education from the Morrisonville and Panhandle School Districts approved the formation of a joint reorganization committee to explore the potential to work more closely together academically. The school boards directed the commit- tee to research possible reorganization options between Morrisonville and Panhandle…

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Pana Labor Day Parade holding ‘Cutest Baby’ Contest

PANA — The Pana Labor Day Parade Committee is seeking entries for its “Cutest Baby Contest. The winner of the contest gets $200 and a ride in the Pana Labor Day Parade on Monday, Labor Day, Sept. 6. The contest is open to the first 36 entries received before July 31, 2021. All contestants must…

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TMH Foundation opens Community Health Grant Program

TAYLORVILLE – The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation has launched a board-directed grant program to assist with funding health- related projects in Christian County. “With the introduction of our Community Health Grant program, the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation is demonstrating its commitment to our hospital’s mission and our board’s vision to expand our good work beyond…

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Isabel Vincent Crowned Fair Queen

TAYLORVILLE — Last night at the Christian County Fair, Miss Isabel Vincent, center, was crowned the new Christian County queen. Alongside her were Jr. Miss winner Alivia Kent, right and Little Miss winner Jolie Cavatorta, left. For more pictures from the Christian County Fair pageants, please turn to Page 6 of today’s paper. Elyse Clayton/Breeze-Courier…

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Pana School Board approves elementary school bonds

No mask requirements for new year Tom Latonis Breeze-Courier Writer PANA – Members of the Pana School Board approved a resolution at their meeting on Monday night, approving $7 million in bonds in order to replace the 100-year-old elementary schools in the district. The vote was 7-0 to approve the measure. The district has been looking for…

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COVID vaccines available at fair

TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County Health Department will be offering Covid-19 vaccinations on July 20, 2021, at the Christian County Fairgrounds from 4-7 pm. The health department will be set up in the expo building and offering Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson as available. Anyone opting for Moderna or Pfizer will be scheduled for…

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Christian County Fair Returns

TAYLORVILLE — After a hiatus last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Christian County Agriculture Fair is returning. Fans of the demo derby, stock car races, horse shows, and tractor pulls will be able to once again sit in the grandstand and watch their favorite events like in the 2018 fair photo above. The…

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Bike Rodeo at TJHS Saturday

TAYLORVILLE — To promote bicycling safety and skills, the Taylorville Police Department and the Lincoln Prairie Trails Conservancy will be conducting a Bike Rodeo Saturday, July 17, 202, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon, in the Taylorville Junior High parking lot. The event is open to all ages 3-14 and participants must be accompanied by…

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Quartet arrested following police raid

  TAYLORVILLE — Early Wednesday morning, the Taylorville Police Department’s Emergency Response Team, which includes members of the Kincaid Police Department and the Assumption Police Department, executed a search warrant at Fairview Trailer Courts on the west side of Taylorville. Four adults were arrested on warrants for failure to appear in court. Taylorville Chief of…

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