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North student being honored for leadership at school

Congratulations to Kendall Hennings who is being honored by the Illinois Principals Association for her leadership at North School! The nomination for Kendall stated: When choosing a student that stands out for leadership, no matter who you ask at our school, the answer would be the same: Kendall Hennings. Kendall displays such a unique and…

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: RE: Gym AC Project School Board Members Dr. Ron Mizer and I voted “no” on the gym air conditioning proposal. Here’s why. The original total cost projection was under $500,000, with COVID grants and booster club donation covering the cost. At Tuesday’s meeting we were unexpectedly told that the low bid was $854,000,…

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Lancers spoil Senior Night for Tornadoes

Lucas Domonousky, Breeze-Courier Sports Editor TAYLORVILLE — A trio of Taylorville senior players were recognized before and after the Monday, April 15 matchup against Lincolnwood High School. A battle within the pitchers circle proved to bring out the best for both teams. It was the Lancers, initially down 1-0, who shot back and stole the…

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Taylorville emerges victorious opposite Jacksonville, 1-0

Lucas Domonousky, Breeze-Courier Sports Editor TAYLORVILLE — Extra inning games either make or break an afternoon. Some teams answer the call while others fail to pick up the phone. For sophomores Colton Gatton, Maxx Grieme and the entire Taylorville varsity baseball team, they found themselves on the positive end of an 8 inning match against…

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Optimist Club receives two more nominees for Officer of the Year

TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club has received two more nominations for the annual Officer Of The Year event. Sgt. Tony Telford, of the Christian County Sheriff’s Department, has been nominated for consideration as the 2024 Officer of the Year. Tony is a 2003 graduate of Glenwood HS in Chatham, IL. He attended LLCC where…

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Taylorville City Council discusses memorial flag pole

Tavia Jean Breeze-Courier Writer TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville City Council held its regular meeting at 7 p.m. in the council chambers of the Taylorville Municipal Building located at 115 North Main Street, Taylorville. All Aldermen were present except Kathy Driskell. The city council addressed concerns about removing the bent flag pole from the Oak Hill…

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Four Taylorville FFA members win state titles

State Finalists from left to right, Drew Mickey (Star Farmer Finalist & State Champion), Jake Whetsell (State Champion), Jay Bliler, Waylon Paulek ( Star Placement Finalist & State Champion), Chloe Grant, Ben Wamsley (State Champion), Tucker Winans, Kade Beckmier, Stephen Franklin, Aden Marucco. Submitted Photo DECATUR — Recently, Ten THS FFA members won their respective…

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Taylorville Boys Track and Field Senior Night

Lucas Domonousky, Breeze-Courier Sports Editor TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville High School’s Sports Complex played host to the first outdoor Track and Field meet of the Spring season. For the boys team, Thursday, April 11th brought with it rainy showers, smiles and Senior Night. Eleven total upperclassman were recognized for their dedication to the program. The weather…

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Moffett Named March Colleague of the Month for TMH

TAYLORVILLE – Robert Moffett, an inventory control clerk at Taylorville Memorial Hospital, is the nonprofit hospital’s Colleague of the Month for March. Moffett ensures the ordering process runs efficiently, and available resources are documented and used appropriately. He coordinates with various departments for the best support of care. His positive helpful attitude makes the most…

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Landmarks Illinois explores downtown Taylorville

Lucas Domonousky Breeze-Courier Writer TAYLORVILLE — “When I grew up, the square was bustling, there were shops and people living upstairs. It was super busy all the time,” Heartland Development Partners, Inc. Founder and Chief Executive Officer Cynthia Frisina recalls. “We can now see that starting to happen again because many business owners and entrepreneurs…

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