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Caption to picture:  Those involved in Saturday's Greater Taylorville Chamber ribbon cutting at the newly-remodeled Taylorville Taco Bell were, from the left:  Megan Bryant, Ambassador, Greater Taylorville Chamber; Mayor Greg Brotherton, Bobbie Morgan, general manager, Taylorville Taco Bell; Bill Keyper, Director of Operations, W&M Restaurants, franchisee of the Taylorville Taco Be...read more
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Robert J. Cekay, 88, of Taylorville, died at 4:00 pm Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Taylorville Care Center. He was born June 12, 1926 in Chicago, IL the son of Robert A. and Margaret Young Cekay. On August 30, 1947 he married Rita T. Hopkins in Chicago, IL and she preceded him in death on May 20, 2005. In 1945 Bob entered the U.S. Army one week after high school graduation. He went to Korea in 1...read more
Sept. 23, 2014Richard Arlin Farthing, 63, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a Navy veteran and a retired cook, died in Hanamaulu. He was born in Oakland, California, parents Arlin and Phyllis L. Zemke Farthing. He is survived by wife Georgianna Jerves-Farthing, son Steven, daughters Aubrey Crouch and Summer Shrader, stepsons Wilfred and Gregory Jerves, stepdaughter Adrienne Crowell, sisters Sally Dickerson and...read more
 Mrs. Frances B. Smith, of Witt, IL passed away at home at 12:30 am Sunday, October 12, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Pana, IL the daughter of James and Emily (Beauchamp) White.  Frances married Richard E. Smith formerly of Tovey, IL on July 23, 1948 in Palmer, IL.  Mrs. Smith worked at the Cardinal Plant in Kincaid, IL and Rothley’s in Taylorville, I...read more
Jane Skinner, 80, of Taylorville, passed away Monday, October 13, 2014 at 10:16 a.m. at her residence in Taylorville. She was born February 20, 1934 in Houston, TX daughter of Earl and Linda (Draper) Brown. She married Rodney S. Skinner on March 7, 1952 in Las Vegas, NV and he preceded her in death in 2009. She was a homemaker and loved Oil Painting.  She is survived by her Daughter: Linda (...read more
Mary Elizabeth Johnson, 89, of Springfield, died at 3:20 am Sunday, October 12, 2014 at Gowin Parc, Taylorville, IL. She was born October 8, 1925 in Springfield, IL the daughter of William P. and Helen Elizabeth Fitzsimmons Plummer. Mrs. Johnson was a homemaker and a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Springfield. Surviving are her daughter: Gail Dennis and husband Damon of Pawnee an...read more

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