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Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. Friday’s outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states. The decision, unthinkable just…

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City Honors Youth and Officers

TAYLORVILLE — Recognized for much more than fighting crime and building signs two TPD Sergeants Jeremy Alwerdt (left), Chase Dickey (right) and June’s Youth of the Month Zach Braun (middle) pose for a quick picture outside the Council Chambers. Lucas Domonousky/Breeze-Courier

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County Board dismisses Vince Harris

Investigation of Animal Control funds ordered Tom Latonis Breeze-Courier Writer (TAYLORVILLE) — At the close of a marathon four-hour Christian County Board meeting Tuesday night, members voted 12-3 to dismiss Vince Harris, Solid Waste Management Director and Christian County Zoning Director, from all duties. The move followed a meeting behind closed doors for nearly an…

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Optimists See School Addition Plans

TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club held its regular meeting on Thursday, June 23, 2022, in the Community Room of the People’s Bank & Trust. President John Crist called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by the opening prayer given by Ron Spears. Jim Adcock gave an update on the sponsorships…

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Stonington Summerfest Parade

STONINGTON — On Saturday, Stonington held their annual Summerfest parade. The 2022 Summerfest theme was “The Show Must Go On,” embracing circus features, like the float pictured above. Elyse Clayton / Breeze Courier

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Remembering Ed Rees

(KINCAID) — A tree was planted on Thursday, June 16, in memory of Christian County Master Gardener Edward “Ed” Rees. Those attending the ceremony in Kincaid were, from left, Cheryl Peat, Dave Cappellin, Ruby, Linda Conrath, Mike Conrath, Mickey Swedick and William Swedick. See “Celebrating the life of Master Gardener Edward ‘Ed’ Rees” for full…

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Taylorville natives to deliver program Friday at TPL

Jennifer Wilson and Frederic S. Durbin will read from their own books and discuss how their hometown shaped their work TAYLORVILLE — At 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 24 at the Taylorville Public Library, Taylorville native authors Jennifer Wilson and Frederic S. Durbin will deliver a program for the public, reading from their own recent…

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Schafer Awarded Scholarship

TAYLORVILLE — Ann Butterfield Kramer, daughter of the late John Butterfield, presents the 2022 John H. Butterfield Agriscience and Nutrition Scholarship to recipient Eric Schafer. Submitted Photo

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Mini Hoofs Visit Kitchell Memorial Library

Kitchell Memorial Library had special visitors on Tuesday at the Summer Reading Program: Jasper and Oliver from Heartland Mini Hoofs. Owner Andra Ebert brought two of her miniature horses and explained to the children all about her horses and their support work. Each of the 48 children were allowed to pet and lead the friendly…

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Supermoon Delights Stargazers

From Frankfurt and New York, skygazers could enjoy a beautiful supermoon rise over the horizon in an impressive astronomic spectacle. The full moon appeared bigger than normal and sometimes slightly orange-colored as it lit skies around the globe. It reached its full stage on Tuesday during a phenomenon known as a supermoon because of its…

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