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Faye M. Skaggs

August 7, 1927 — September 28, 2022 Faye Miller Skaggs, 95, of Pawnee, Illinois, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, at Concordia Village in Springfield. Faye was born Aug. 7, 1927, in Taylorville, the daughter of Joseph Reuben and Rey Ethel Younker Miller. Faye met Eugene Edward Skaggs at a roller rink, and they were married on Feb. 20, 1949, at First United Methodist…

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The brain-boosting benefits of word games

TAYLORVILLE — Word games continue to be popular pastimes and provide a great opportunity to engage in lighthearted competition among family and friends. Wordle is perhaps the most popular word game to become popular in recent years. Created by software engineer and former Reddit employee Josh Wardle and launched in October 2021, Wordle was devised…

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September North School Students Of Month

(TAYLORVILLE) — Taylorville North School Students of the Month for September are in front from left, Declan Lawyer, Harper Wilhour, Aryanna Watkins, Emma Hawkinson and Addie Rimkus. Middle row, Colton Horve, Madalyn Siempelkamp, student, Harper Simmons, Kendall Hennings and Jackson Heinen. In back, Johanna Daugherty, Noah Brumley, Mady Koniak, Lola Brown, Henslee Lappin and Liam…

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Correction

The photo of the Pana High School Homecoming Court which appeared in the Sunday edition of the Breeze- Courier is reprinted on Page 6 due to an error in reporting the names of the students.

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Nature’s Jack-O-Lanterns – Pretty But Poisonous

MT. AUBURN — These festive fall mushrooms, known as Omphalotus Illudens or Jack-O-Lantern mushrooms, appear every year without fail at this Mt. Auburn residence. The bright orange mushrooms are common in the midwest and add a bit of fall pizzaz to any yard they end up in. This cluster started years ago with just one…

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FFA Members Help Get Ready For Fall

(MECHANICSBURG) — Approximately 20 members from the THS FFA chapter took time out on Saturday to help pick pumpkins at the Indian Knoll Pumpkin Patch. The opening day is set for Friday. The fall equinox officially arrives at 8:04 p.m. CDT on Thursday. More information about the patch is available on Page 8 of today’s…

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University Women shine spotlight on ‘carbon capture’

TAYLORVILLE — Guest speaker Nicole Lanham, far right, discussed a proposed pipeline at the September meeting of the University Women of Christian County. Also pictured are club president Jenny Moats, left, and first vice-president Carol Alexander, center. TAYLORVILLE – Christian County could soon become “a trash bin for the Midwest,” predicted guest speaker Nicole Lanham…

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Hard work and dedication pay off for Abby Erlenbush

TAYLORVILLE — THS Jr., Abby Erlenbush credits hard work and dedication for her success. Hard work is paying off for Taylorville High School Junior, Abby Erlenbush. Many champion and reserve champion ribbons were earned this year. This hard work and dedication did not start in the last year. She started at a young age, working…

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Poor water quality threatens wildlife

What is the biggest threat that wildlife faces in the modern era? It is the quality of water that those animals need to live. Poor water quality poses a significant threat to wildlife. According to data out of Great Britain, waterways across England, Wales and Northern Ireland are increasingly being devastated by poor water quality…

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Kanye West and Gap splitting up after 2 years

FILE – Kanye West arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Feb. 9, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. West, who goes by Ye, is ending the contract between his company Yeezy and the struggling clothing retailer, confirmed his lawyer in an emailed statement to The Associated Press Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. (Photo by Evan…

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