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Christian County Board Race Separated by One Vote

The narrow race for the Christian County Board third district seat has become even closer between Raymond Koonce, and Beverly Graham. As of now, Koonce leads Graham by a single one vote, but County Clerk Michael Gianasi says it is still too early to make anything final.

 

 

Results will be final, and announced by Gianasi Wednesday morning.

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ISP Starts STEP Program

The Illinois State Police is launching new Special Traffic Enforcement Patrols, or STEP program to try and eliminate fatalities on the road.

 

Illinois State Trooper Sean Ramsey shares more about the STEP Program and how they are looking at the four major causes of fatalities and trying to prevent them.

 

 

One of the four major causes of fatalities is distracted driving with the main cause being a cell phone. Trooper Ramsey says he is always in shock at how oblivious people can be while driving.

 

 

Ramsey appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.

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BBB Urges Holiday Shopping Safety

For some residents as soon as they put down their fork after that last slice of Thanksgiving pie they start thinking of Black Friday deals.

 

Mara Clingingsmith of The Better Business Bureau knows this is not only an exciting time for shoppers but also an exciting time for scammers.

 

 

Cyber Monday also offers some great deals, Clinginsmith knows that caution needs to be exercised online as well, she urges residents to make sure they are using safe websites.

 

 

Clingingsmith appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.

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Taylorville Mayor Announces $5 Million Wal-Mart Renovation During CCEDC Annual Meeting

Wal-Mart will be spending some 5-million dollars on a renovation of its Taylorville Super-Center on the northwest side of the city, starting in January with completion in April.  Taylorville mayor Bruce Barry made that announcement during his "State of the City" address at the annual meeting of the Christian County Economic Development Corporation at People's Bank and Trust in Taylorville on Friday.

 

 

Barry added that the city negotiated with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, to get the EPA's interest rate for the water treatment plant, lowered, and some principal forgiven, that will both mean substantial savings to the city.

 

 

Barry has been mayor of Taylorville for some 18 months.

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Mayor Barry Describes Taylorville as Optimistic at City Council Meeting

The Taylorville City Council met at the Taylorville Municipal building on Monday night to discuss items, and issues regarding the city of Taylorville. Firstly, an oriance annexing certain territory was tabled. Next, two motions authorizing the Mayor to sign a Vendor Invoice of $22,876.08, and $1,890.68 for two Airport projects were carried unanimously by the board. Following that was the Mayoral update given by Mayor Bruce Barry where discussed his speech he gave during his State of the City address. Barry described the city of Taylorville in one word, optimistic.

 

 

Following that were the committee updates for the Water and Environmental, Ordinance, and Finance committees. All motions an ordinances given by the committees were approved by the council.

 

The Taylorville City Council meets on the first and third Monday of every month.

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Christian County YMCA Under Investigation for Possible Embezzlement

The Christian County YMCA is currently under investigation for alleged embezzlement. Taylorville Police Chief released a statement to Regional Radio News on the ongoing investigation. 

 

 

Regional Radio News will continue to provide more information as it is released.

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Shelby County EMA Coordinator on Winter Weather Preparedness

The first winter storm hit Central Illinois last week, and Jared Rowcliffe, Shelby County EMA Coordinator, wants all residents to always be prepared. Rowcliffe mentions that you never fully know what kind of weather is going to roll through in Illinois which makes it all the more important to be prepared.

 

 

Rowcliffe actually has a winter weather outlook. He says, it provides a rough estimate of what the entire winter season could look like. 

 

 

However, Rowcliffe says that it is not typicall you see a truly accurate forecast until, most likely, the day before.

 

 

Rowliffe was a guest on the News Talk WTIM Morning Show live from our Downtown Shelbyville Studios.

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Shelbyville School District Receives Annual Report Card From the State

Denise Bence, Superintendent of the Shelbyville School District shared the district’s annual report card on the News Talk WTIM Morning Show. Bence says the whole purpose of the report card, is that it is a tool of communication. 

 

 

The report card is sent to the school district, but it is put together by the state of Illinois.

 

 

After the report card comes in from the state, Bence mentions that there are ideas that can be taken from other districts as well.

 


Bence was a guest on News Talk WTIM’s Morning Show live from our downtown Shelbyville Studios.

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People's Bank and Trust Finishing Renovations for Pana Location

People’s Bank and Trust is putting the finishing touches on major renovations at their Pana location. They have been working on the renovations since May, and Sarah Van Huss of People’s Bank and Trust shares what has been added.

 

 

An open house is going to be held to show off all of the building’s changes. Van Huss is looking forward to customers checking out what is new.

 

 

The open house is going to be on Tuesday, November 20th.

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New Member Joins the Chamber

The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce has just south of 300 members and recently they got one member closer to that 300 mark.

 

CEO of the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Patty Hornbuckle says this new member is unlike any member they have ever welcomed.

 

 

With the holiday season upon us it is time to think about the perfect gift for your family and friends. Hornbuckle says her perfect gift would be a Chamber Gift Certificate.

 

 

Hornbuckle appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.

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Christian County Economic Development Corporation Reviews Efforts at Friday Board Meeting

The Christian County Economic Development Corporation board held their annual meeting on Friday in the People's Bank and Trust meeting room in Taylorville, to review current economic development efforts and plot a course for the coming year.

 

President of the board Gary Spurling presided over the meeting, and executive director Mary Renner gave an extensive report on current economic development efforts in the county.

 

After serving one year as president, Spurling is rotating out of the roll but remaining a board member.  He told Regional Radio News after the meeting on Friday that the successes that are starting to be seen, are as a result of a team effort, led by executive director Mary Renner.

 

 

Spurling added that the various projects the C-C-E-D-C is working on, and beginning to see fruits of, have taken years.

 

 

 

Spurling was presented with a plaque for his years of service on the C-C-E-D-C board, and for his past year of service as president.  The presentation was made by incoming president Amy Hagen.

 

Following the board meeting and lunch, board members and guests heard Taylorville mayor Bruce Barry give his "State of the City" address, and announce that Wal-Mart has committed to spend some 5-million dollars to renovate their Taylorville Super Center starting in January with completion in April.

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Shelbyville Festival of Lights Ready to Go With New Lights

The Shelbyville Festival of lights is once again going to be on display this holiday season. Bill Bly has been working to help put up the lights this year, and has in the past. He mentioned that the lights this year are going to be brighter than ever before.

 

 

Many of the displays are animated, and Bly says that he’s added even more this year.

 

 

Of course volunteers are needed to help put the lights together, and Bly received help from all over the community.

 

 

The festival of lights will be on display until December 30th at Lake Shelbyville.

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Gifts of the Season Signature Event Sponsor Deadline Approaching

Taylorville Memorial Hospital is getting in the holiday spirit on the very first day of the month when they host their Gifts of the Season Signature Event.

 

Raedena Ryan says this is an annual event that is about supporting those who have the youth that have the desire to work in the medical field.

 

 

Ryan says there are four scholarships that will be given out at the event. Raising money for those scholarships happens in multiple ways, one of which being sponsoships.

 

 

 

Ryan says she will gladly accept sponsors at any time but if you are wanting to be in the events program the deadline is coming up.

 

 

Ryan appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.

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Christian County Economic Development Corporation Holds Annual Meeting

The Christian County Economic Development Corporation board held their annual meeting on Friday in the People's Bank and Trust meeting room in Taylorville, to review current economic development efforts and plot a course for the coming year.

 

President of the board Gary Spurling presided over the meeting, and executive director Mary Renner gave an extensive report on current economic development efforts in the county.

 

Renner told Regional Radio News after the meeting, that after years of working on many different projects, several of them are starting to bare fruit to take place and create jobs.

 

 

Renner added the 3 alternative energy projects will create jobs in Christian County.

 

 

Following the board meeting and lunch, board members and guests heard Taylorville mayor Bruce Barry give his "State of the City" address, and announce that Wal-Mart has committed to spend some 5-million dollars to renovate their Taylorville Super Center starting in January with completion in April.

 

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Sullivan Chamber and Economic Deveolpment Accepting Nominations for Annual Awards

The Sullivan Chamber and Economic Development (SCED) is now accepting nominations for recipients of the 2018 Citizen of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, Small Business of the Year, and Business of the Year. Chamber Executive Director Laurrie Minor says the awards serve the purpose of recognizing people within the Sullivan Community.

 

 

Award winners are going to be announced at the end of January 25th, at the SCED Annual Dinner.

 

 

To nominate a business, or individual, for an award contact the SCED at 217-728-4223.

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Christian County YMCA Annual Fundraiser a Success

The Christian County YMCA held their annual auction Friday November 9th. Executive Director Chris Weittenhiller says the whole night was a success.

 

 

Weittenhiller is thankful for the generosity of the community as it greatly benefits the YMCA

 

 

More than anything, Weittenhiller enjoys the community support, and all of those who volunteer.

 

 

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Steak N' Shake in Early Phases of Building Process

 

The Steak N’ Shake that is on its way to Taylorville has begun pouring the concrete footings in the early stages of the building process. David Bruno, with Stuller Incorporated, explains more on what that entails.

 

 

With winter weather beginning to roll through, Bruno knows that this could potentially impact construction.

 

 

 

As long as weather does not create any delays, Steak N’ Shake should be ready to open by the end of March.

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TMH Auxiliary to Host Annual Holiday Extravaganza

Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is going to be hosting its annual Holiday Extravaganza this Friday in the Janice Hopper Auditorium. The Holiday Extravaganza is a two day shopping event, and Debbie Johnson, with TMH says it is a great place for some Holiday Shopping.

 

 

Johnson says it is one of the Auxiliary’s largest fundraisers, and she estimates to see about 200 people come through.

 

 

The Holiday Extravaganza runs on Friday from 10 in the morning to 5 in the evening, and Saturday starting at 9 in the morning until 1 in the afternoon.

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50 Year Anniversary for Moultrie County Historical and Genealogical Society

50 years ago the Moultrie County Historical and Genealogical Society opened their doors for the first time.

 

This year Paul Stone is serving as president this year of the Moultrie County Historical and Genealogical Society. Stone shares the history of the Society in Moultrie County.

 

 

The Moultrie County Historical and Genealogical Society has three main attractions at their location. Stone shares what people can expect to see while on a visit.

 

 

Stone appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show live from the Metro Communications Building in Sullivan.

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Sullivan Chamber of Commerce Wants Driving Businesses Downtown

The Sullivan Chamber of Commerce is proud to call Sullivan home and are excited for the road ahead.

 

Lourrie Minor is the Economic Development Director with the Sullivan Chamber of Commerce. She says one of her biggest goals is to drive as much traffic to the Sullivan Square as possible.

 

 

Minor says the Commerce tales privilege in being the hub of information for Moultrie County, with so much going on the community calendar is the safest bet to make sure you don't miss anything.

 

 

Minor appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show live from the Metro Communications Building in Sullivan.

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Weaver New State's Attorney for Moultrie County

Moultrie County will be getting a new State’s Attorney on December 1st and it will be a familiar face assuming the role.

 

Current Assistant State’s Attorney Tracy Weaver is getting set to be the next State’s Attorney for Moultrie County. She says she is ready for the responsibilities that come with the job title.

 

 

Weaver thinks back to her past and what got her in the position she is in now and says without her father none of this would be possible.

 

 

Weaver appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show live from the Metro Communications Building in Sullivan.

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Winter Weather Advisory in Local Counties Tonight

There is a winter weather advisory in effect for much of Central and Southern Illinois now through 6pm Thursday evening. 

 

Snow is expected with accumulations possible of 2 to 4 inches in portions of Central Illinois, and some areas could see freezing rain. Road conditions will be hazardous Thursday morning. Taylorvile assistant Fire Chief Andy Goodall wants to remind residents to drive safe, and be prepared, under these potential conditions.

 

 

Regional Radio News will provide updates as more information is released.

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Applications Now Being Accepted for Taylorville School Board

Steve Curtain has officially stepped down from his position on the Taylorville School Board his resignation was accepted at the school board meeting Monday night.

 

Superintendent of Taylorville Schools Dr. Gregg Fuerstenau says with the resignation being accepted the board now has to find a replacement as applications are now being accepted to fill Curtain’s seat.

 

 

Fuerstenau says there are qualifications for this seat on the Taylorville School Board and that this seat is up for reelection in April.

 

 

Fuerstenau appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.

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Red Cross in Need of Donors After Shortage

The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage due to low donations in September and October. Over the next few holiday months, the Red Cross is stressing the importance of donating, just ask External Communications Manager Luara McGuire.

 

 

The last two months have shown a decrease in blood donations, McGuire says two different things factored into that.

 

 

With the holidays approaching, the Red Cross is asking for those who are willing to donate blood, it could save someone’s life.

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U of I Extension Hosts Fall Retreat for HCE

The University of Illinois Extension hosted an all day fall retreat for Home and Community Education (HCE) on October 31st. Over 50 people attended from Christian, Jersey, Macoupin, and Montgomery Counties, at the Extension office in Hillsboro. Sandy Bechtold with HCE on how the retreat went.

 

 

Bechtold says everyone enjoyed the retreat, and they found the guest speaker to be interesting.

 

 

The retreat also included some Halloween trivia.

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Safety Tips for Deer Hunting Season

With the 2018 Illinois Firearm Deer Season opening this week, deer hunters are reminded the importance of gun safety. The seven-day firearm season begins Friday November 16th, and Ed Cross, Director of Communications for the Department of Natural Resources wants to remind everyone to be safe.

 

 

Cross also included some safety tips for those who are going to wield a firearm this hunting season.

 

 

One final tip is to always keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready, and know it is safe, to shoot.

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Inaugural Turkey Trot 3.0 on Saturday

The Taylorville Food Pantry has an exciting event coming up that residents can get involved in that will help fight hunger and get them exercise as well.

 

The first ever Turkey Trot 3.0 will take place this Saturday at the Taylorville Food Pantry. Amy Hagen with the food pantry says this event has been a long time coming.

 

 

When signing up there are different levels one can sign up at, everyone is welcome, and for those who may not want to come out and run but still want to make a difference by donating that option is available as well.

 

 

Registration forms are available on the food pantry's website taylorvillefoodpantry.com or on the Taylorville Food Pantry Facebook page.

 

Hagen appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.

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Taylorville Kiwanis Hears About New Industrial Park at Weekly Meeting

The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard about the new Taylorville Industrial Park during their weekly luncheon Tuesday.  

 

Long-time community leader Ken Hart, who is community president at People’s Bank and Trust, and also the president of the Taylorville Development Association which is developing the new 47-acre Industrial Park between Illinois Routes 104 and 29 on the west side of the city, gave Kiwanis members a history of economic development dating back to 1953 when the first organization was formed to create an industrial park for the city.

 

Hart then took Kiwanis members thru the many years of work with the first industrial park across from the Taylorville Airport, only to find out it had mine subsidence issues.

 

Hart and community leaders then approached Archer Daniels Midland about a purchase or donation of land on the city’s northeast side.  Hart recounted the C-E-O at the time stopping when she was going to sign the deed to donate the property to the Taylorville Development Association, questionnning why A-D-M was giving up millions of bushels of grain and liquid storage.  T-D-A ended up buying 84 acres from A-D-M for a proposed industrial park, only to find there was not adequate sewers to connect to.

 

T-D-A, according to Hart, ended up swapping 97 acres owned by the Fred Hopper Estate, with the 84 acres T-D-A owned, and that site is what’s being developed for Taylorville’s new Industrial Park.

 

Hart said that thanks to a 537-thousand dollar matching grant from the Economic Development Administration, engineering work is being done at the moment on constructing curb and gutter, roads, and utilities to the site. Hart told the club how T-D-A raised their matching share.

 

 

Hart added he’s hopeful the project will be put out for bid next spring.

 

The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.  Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.  For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.

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NEWSTALK WTIM Local Farm Broadcaster Wins Award At Trade Meeting

Jared White, the local farm broadcaster for NEWSTALK WTIM AM-FM Taylorville and WHOW AM-FM Clinton, won an award earlier this month at the annual meeting of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting in Kansas City.

 

White, who has been a member of N-A-F-B since 2011, was given an award for 5 years of membership in the organization.  

 

White produces 2 15-minute morning and noon farm shows each weekday for NEWSTALK WTIM and WHOW.  He travels extensively over some 12 counties in Central Illinois, covering local agriculture, and interviews over 200 farmers and agri-business leaders each year about current farm issues.

 

White is also station manager at WHOW and WEZC in Clinton.

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Fondue an Option for the Holidays

As Thanksgiving is right around the corner and Christmas will be here before we know it, it is never to early to think about what meals you will be serving for your guests.

 

Jill Williams of the St. Louis Dairy Council thinks fondue could be a good way to go, as it is simple enough to do and is nutritional as well.

 

 

Williams shares the check list of what you will need to make sure you have so that you can serve fondue the correct way to your guests this holiday season.

 

 

Williams appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.

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Central Illinois Foodbank Receives 6,400 Pounds of Ground Pork

The Central Illinois Foodbank is continuing its 10 year anniversary of Pork Power, by receiving a 6,400 pound donation of Ground Pork. The donation comes from the Illinois Pork Producers Association, Illinois Corn Marketing Board, and the Illinois Soybean Association Checkoff Program. Public Relations Manager Ashely Earnest, Pork is filled with protein, and its great to give it out right around the holiday season.

 

 

A donation of 6,400 pound of ground pork is big deal, but Earnest says its also important to the community. She also mentions the success that Pork Power has seen over the last 10 years.

 

 

The 6,400 pounds of pork will go to 15 different counties across central and southern Illinois.

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Master Gardeners Ready to Decorate Christmas Tree

It has become a tradition for the Master Gardeners of Christian County to decorate the Christmas tree that sits on the second floor of the courthouse on the square.

 

Gwen Podeschi is a Master Gardener, she shares some of the history and fun the Master Gardeners have had while decorating this tree.

 

 

The Master Gardeners have the theme for this years tree down to a couple of options. One hopeful theme, according to Podeschi, draws inspiration from the State Master Gardeners Conference from earlier this year.

 

 

Podeschi appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.

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Taylorville School Board Accepts Resignation of Board Member

On Monday night, the Taylorville Board of Education met at the Administration Education Center to discuss items involving the Taylorville School District. To begin, Dr. Fuerstenau honored all fall activities in the school district, and their accomplishments. Following that was a consideration of personnel. After that, was a consideration of overnight trips for the Taylorville wrestling team, boys bowling, and girls bowling team. Later, the board considered the resignation of Steve Curtin, and approved it. Next they had to discuss what would come next in the appointment process to replace Curtin’s position on the board. Dr. Fuerstenau explains that process.

 

 

The board was going to discuss the task force, but that discussion is going to be pushed back to a later meeting when there is a full school board. Lastly was the superintendent report, Fuerstenau announced that an Ameren Grant was given to the district to repair lights.

 

 

Following the superintendent report, the meeting was adjourned. The Taylorville School Board meets on the second Monday of every month.

 

You can watch the full school board meeting here.

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Litchfield Accident Claims Life of Pedestrian

Regional Radio News has learned from the Illinois State Police that a one unit crash involving a pedestrian occurred Thursday November 8th, at 9:10 in the evening in Litchfield.

 

31 year old Nathan Glover was traveling eastbound on Union Avenue at the intersection of Monroe Street in Litchfield according to the accident report. A pedestrian, 46 year old Lorie McDonald of Litchfield was struck by Glover’s vehicle on the west side of the intersection. McDonald was transported to Saint Francis Hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries. Glover was cited for operation of an uninsured motor vehicle. The crash is being investigated by the Illinois State Police Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit.

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Salvation Army in Shelbyville

There is plenty of excitement in Shelby County as the Salvation Army is making its way into Shelbyville to help those in need. 

 

Pastor Don Jeffries of the Assembly of God Church in Shelbyville shares some history of the Salvation Army and how they are in Shelbyville.

 

 

Jeffries says there are a number of other great organizations in the community to help as well, but the need is always there and the Salvation Army will make a big difference.

 

 

Jeffries appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show live from our downtown Shelbyville Studios.

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Central Illinois Foodbank Raises Over 185,000 Meals for Community

Central Illinois Foodbank just completed its 13th Annual Corporate Food Fight Challenge, and this year it was as successful as ever. Over $29 thousand was raised by local businesses, 524 volunteer hours were logged, and 13,568 pounds of food was donated. Public Relations Manager Ashley Earnest says they were most excited about the volunteer hours.

 

 

At the end of the day, Earnest says that it means a lot not just for the foodbank, but for the community.

 

 

Earnest, and the rest of the foodbank are pleased to help make a difference in the community.

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American Red Cross Encouraging Blood Donations During the Holidays

With the holiday season approaching, the Red Cross wants to remind the public the importance of donating blood. Deb Magee with the Red Cross brings up the fact that due to hurricanes, there were a lot of people unable to donate blood, and more in need of donations.

 

 

At some point in there lives, almost everyone will be in need of a blood donation. Especially with the holiday season approaching, and all the travel that is included.

 

 

The American Red Cross continues to ask for donations, especially during the holidays.

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Angel of Love Program Giving to Those Less Fortunate

The Angel of Love Program is designed to help children who might not have the opportunity to open presents at Christmas get that feeling of joy this holiday season.

 

Megan Miller is the Coordinator of this years Angel of Love Program. Miller knows the season is not about receiving gifts but notes the program is hoping to put a smile on some families faces that might be going through tough times.

 

 

The Angel of Love covers much of Shelby County and last year nearly 300 kids were reached through the program.

 

 

Miller appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show live from our downtown Shelbyville Studios.

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Christian County Coal Mining Museum Fundraising for Stand Alone Building

The Christian County Coal Mining Museum is beginning a fund campaign to help them move into a stand alone building. Chuck Martin, with the museum is giving residents the opportunity to purchase plaques, that will help the museum raise the necessary funds. The plaques are going to be placed upon the museum’s Wall of Fame. Martin says that the plaques will be used to honor others.

 

 

According to Martin, purchasing plaques will help the museum fund for a stand alone building.

 

 

All plaques purchased will be on display within the museum.

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Antibiotic Awareness Week Begins November 12th

Antibiotics can save lives, and are critical tools fro treating both common, and serious infections. However, they need to be properly used in order to be effective, and sometimes, improper use can do more harm than anything else. Antibiotic Awareness Week begins November 12th, and spokesperson for the Illinois Department of Public Health, Melanie Arnold, shares why being educated on Antibiotics is important.

 

 

Improper use of Antibiotics can be dangerous, and possible lead to what is called, Antibiotic resistance. 

 

 

Arnold shares some tips on how to prevent antibiotic resistance from occurring.

 

 

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Wreath Making Class Coming to Taylorville

Back by popular demand on Thursday, December 6th is the wreath making class at the U of I Extension office in Taylorville.

 

Andrew Holsinger says this is a great class to have to get in the holiday spirit and those who come out will not only learn how to make a wreath but will also get to take the wreath they make home with them.

 

 

Holsinger says there should be no limitations when making your wreath, just the bigger you want to make it the more materials will be needed.

 

 

The class is from 6-8pm at the U of I Extension Office in Taylorville located at 1120 N Webster Street. The last day to RSVP for this class will be November 29th. To RSVP call the Hillsboro office at 217-532-3941.

 

Holsinger appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.

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Chamber of Commerce LEAD Program Registration Open

The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce has opened registration for the LEAD Program starting next year in January. To sign up for the LEAD Program call Linda at the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce at 217-824-4919.

 

Sarah Van Huss is the President of the Board for the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce and in fact graduated from this program 3 years ago.

 

 

The deadline to register is December 7th, Van Huss shares some of the experiences the program has to offer this year. 

 

 

Van Huss appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.

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TMH CUPS Program Continues to see Support from the Community

Taylorville Memorial Hospital accepted a donation for its CUPS fund from Tax Tech, Inc., Credit Collection Partners, and Hickman Specha Seiner & Beckley LLP in Taylorville. Executive Director of the TMH Foundation, Raedena Ryan always enjoys receiving donations, and seeing how it helps the CUPS Program.

 

 

Since the CUPS Program was formed to help provide mammography services to patients in Christian County, over $50,000 has been donated.

 

 

Both the foundation, and hospital, enjoy the donations they receive, and what matters most is that patients get what they need.

 

 

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HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital to Help Those Interested in ACA

This Fall, certified application counselors will be available by appointment at HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital to help individuals and families sign up for health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act. HSHS Marketing Coordinator, Glenda Plunkett, explains more.

 

 

Enrollment opportunities will be available at HSHS Good Shepherd on Friday, November 30th from 9 in them morning, to 3 in the afternoon. Plunkett says those interested need to be able to provide Social Security numbers, proof of Illinois Residency, and employer and income information. She also stressed the importance for those considering to enroll.

 

 

Individuals and families can enroll anytime from now, until December 15th. 

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Manar Likes Election Results

Andy Manar has won reelection and will once again represent the 48th District of Illinois in the State Senate.

 

Manar wants to thank everyone who exercised their right to vote, he says Tuesday was not really about him, he just tried to lay low and stay out of everyone’s way that night.

 

 

Manar says the right choice was made in electing J.B. Pritzker as the next Governor, Pritzker is already getting the ball in motion by putting together a transition team to make sure he is ready to hit the ground running when he is sworn in as Governor.

 

 

Manar appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.

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TJHS Rasing Money for Honor Flight

Taylorville Junior High School has been doing its part to help give back to our country's veterans. TJH has been raising money to for the Honor Flight, a program that flies veterans to Washington D.C. to visit memorials that represent the war they fought in. So far, they have raised $300 dollars, and are continuing to raise more according to TJH Principal Jessica Miller.

 

 

Miller says that the school improvement team met to discuss ways to give back to veterans, and they decided that dress up days for the students would be a good idea.

 

 

The student body of TJH also preformed another respectful gesture for veterans. They each wrote hand written letters to veterans that were sent to Springfield for those who returned from an honor flight.

 

 

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Something for Kids and Adults at Sullivan Public Library

Public Libraries are known for having summer programs to keep kids active and learning throughout their break, the Sullivan Public Library doesn’t see why the programs have to stop just because the kids are back in school.

 

Michelle Nolen is the Director of the Sullivan Public Library, she says there are programs for the children that usually involves story time.

 

 

Nolen says they are working on implementing some programs for adults as well, for instance they are hoping to launch an ornament exchange this holiday season.

 

 

Nolen appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show live from Sullivan.

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Moultrie County Senior Services Offers Variety of Programs

The Moultrie County Senior Services Center has some great programs that you can get involved with.

 

Cathy Garvey and Kim Addison with the Senior Services Center welcome all residents to come see what they are all about. Garvey says they have been in the community since 1984.

 

 

Addison says they serve three counties and they have a popular program to help grand parents or other relatives that are raising a child.

 

 

Garvey and Addison appeared as guests on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show live from Sullivan.

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Republican Rodney Davis Re-Elected in Close Race for 13th District

Republican, Rodney Davis was up for re-election to represent the 13th district in Illinois. However, his democratic opponent, Betsy Dirksen Londrigan gave him quite the challenge. Once all votes were tallied, the difference was about 3,600 votes, in favor of Davis. Davis new the race was close, but is thankful for the support he received from Christian County and others.

 

 

The big story line nationwide during the election was that the democrats were able to flip the house. Davis things that it could actually be a good thing for republicans.

 

 

After the election, it is time for Davis to get back to work, but it sounds like he is looking forward to it.

 

 

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TMH Holds Annual Luncheon

Taylorville Memorial Hospital hosted their annual networking luncheon for staff of area hospitals. The luncheon is a great time for employees at other hospitals to talk, and learn from one another about their jobs. Amy Graham, Senior Life Solutions Director, says ;it is always a great opportunity to meet with other affiliates.

 

 

Graham says that she always learns something new at the luncheon.

 

 

The luncheon was back on November 5th, at the TMH Annex conference room.

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What if God Was Your Investment Professional

Steve Henry with CSH Investments is the go to guy in Taylorville for investment advice on the stock market and bonds.

 

October has not been the best month for the stock market as there have been plenty of draw downs. This trend has caused Henry to think of an investment conference in Las Vegas he recently attended where he had the opportunity to hear Wesley Gray speak. 

 

 

Henry says he heard Gray speak on an interesting topic of what it would be like if God was your investment professional. Essentially it boils down to even if you bought the top five stocks on the market it would still leave your wallet hurting.

 

 

Henry appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.

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Central Illinois Foodbank Harvest Celebration

The Central Illinois Foodbank is working hard to try to fight hunger in central Illinois and could use your help with donations.

 

Ashley Earnest, the Public Relations Representative with the Foodbank, says this is their 20th anniversary and at their Harvest Celebration over 200 people showed up to help raise nearly $90,000.

 

 

Earnest shares her view on how much Central Illinois Foodbank has grown in recent years, including moving to a new facility in 2013 to allow more produce to be donated.

 

 

Earnest appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.

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Red Kettle Campaign Starting Soon

When shopping at the Taylorville Walmart or Kroger you might see the Red Kettle Campaign at the door as you pass.

 

The Taylorville Ministerial Association is taking part in the Red Kettle Campaign for the second year in a row. Pastor Bob Cook says this is a major fundraiser to help with emergency assistance in the community.

 

 

The more volunteers that come out to help the more money that can be raised. Cook says last year they brought in around $13,000 with the Red Kettle Campaign, with $11,000 staying in the community.

 

 

Pastor Bill Kerns says the Taylorville Ministerial Association got involved with the Red Kettle Campaign when he ran into a man in Litchfield at a meeting about homelessness.

 

 

Cook and Kerns appeared as guests on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.

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Final Election Results

These are the current percentages in races throughout the Regional Radio News coverage area. All results are not final until 100% of the votes have been tallied. Results are as up to date as they are reported to Regional Radio News.

 

State Races

 

Illinois State Senate District 48
Andy Manar (D) 57%
Seth McMillan (R) 43%

 

Illinois State House District 95
Avery Bourne (R) 60%
Dillon Clark (D) 40%

 

Illinois State House District 96
Sue Scherer (D) 61%
Herman Senor (R) 39%

 

----------Montgomery County----------

 

38 out of 38 Precincts (100%)

 

Governor and LT Governor

JB Pritzker & J. Stratton(D) 34%

Bruce Rauner & E. Sanguinetti (R) 40%

Grayson Kash Jackson & S. Mohip (L) 2%

Sam McCann & A. Merreign (C) 22%

 

Attorney General

Kwame Raoul (D) 31%

Erika Harold (R) 65%

Bubba Harsy (L) 3%

 

Secretary of State

Jesse White (D) 58%

Jason Hellend (R) 38%

Steve Dutner (L) 2%

 

Comptroller

Susana Mendoza (D) 43%

Darlene Senger (R) 52%

Claire Ball (L) 3%

 

State Treasurer

Michael Frerichs (D) 42%

Jim Dodge (R) 53%

Michael Leheney (L) 3%

 

13th Congressional District

Betsy Dirksen Londrigan (D) 34%

Rodney Davis (R) 65%

 

State Senator 48th Legislative District

Andy Manar (D) 50%

Seth McMillan (R) 49%

 

95th Representative Illinois House

Dillon Clark (D) 47%

Avery Bourne (R) 52%

 

County Treasurer

Nikki Lohman (D) 57%

Jay Martin (R) 42%

 

County Sheriff

Mark Brazel (D) 46%

Rick Robbins (R) 53%

 

State’s Attorney

Bryant Hitchings (D) 51%

Andrew Affrunti (R) 48%

 

County Board District 3

Steven Traylor (D) 27%

Evan Young (R) 39%

Donna Yeske (R) 33%

 

County Board District 4

David Loucks (D) 40%

Earlene Blackburn-Robinson (R) 34%

Robert Meyer (R) 24%

 

County Board District 5

Perry Jackson (D) 47%

William Bergen (R) 52%

 

County Board District 6

Ronald Deabenderfer (D) 34%

Mark Hughes (R) 35%

Robert Mulch JR (R) 30%

 

Appellate Court Judge of 5th Judicial District

Kevin Hoerner (D) 39%

David Overstreet (R) 60%

 

----------SHELBY County----------

33 out of 33 Precincts (100%)

 

Governor and LT Governor

JB Pritzker & J. Stratton(D) 21%

Bruce Rauner & E. Sanguinetti (R) 62%

Grayson Kash Jackson & S. Mohip (L) 3%

Sam McCann & A. Merreign (C) 12%

 

Attorney General

Kwame Raoul (D) 21%

Erika Harold (R) 75%

Bubba Harsy (L) 2%

 

Secretary of State

Jesse White (D) 46%

Jason Hellend (R) 51%

Steve Dutner (L) 2%

 

Comptroller

Susana Mendoza (D) 31%

Darlene Senger (R) 66%

Claire Ball (L) 2%

 

State Treasurer

Michael Frerichs (D) 32%

Jim Dodge (R) 64%

Michael Leheney (L) 2%

 

15th Congressional District

Kevin Gaither (D) 25%

John Shimkus (R) 74%

 

County Treasurer

Beth Musser (D) 34%

Erica Firnhaber (R) 65%

 

County Board District 3

JR Stephens (D) 31%

Gary Patterson (R) 68%

 

Appellate Court Judge of 5th Judicial District

Kevin Hoerner (D) 27%

David Overstreet (R) 72%

 

Judge 4th Circuit

Jina Vonderheide (D) 33%

Amanda Ade-Harlow (R) 66&

 

----------Christian County----------

 

30 out of 30 Precincts (100%)

 

Governor and LT Governor

JB Pritzker & J. Stratton(D) 29%

Bruce Rauner & E. Sanguinetti (R) 52%

Grayson Kash Jackson & S. Mohip (L) 2%

Sam McCann & A. Merreign (C) 15%

 

Attorney General

Kwame Raoul (D) 28%

Erika Harold (R) 68%

Bubba Harsy (L) 3%

 

Secretary of State

Jesse White (D) 55%

Jason Hellend (R) 41%

Steve Dutner (L) 2%

 

Comptroller

Susana Mendoza (D) 40%

Darlene Senger (R) 55%

Claire Ball (L) 3%

 

State Treasurer

Michael Frerichs (D) 41%

Jim Dodge (R) 55%

Michael Leheney (L) 3%

 

13th Congressional District

Betsy Dirksen Londrigan (D) 26%

Rodney Davis (R) 73%

 

State Senator 48th Legislative District

Andy Manar (D) 46%

Seth McMillan (R) 53%

 

95th Representative Illinois House

Dillon Clark (D) 31%

Avery Bourne (R) 68%

 

County Board District 1

Linda Curtin (D) 25%

Phillip Champley (D) 17%

Venise Devore McWard (R) 33%

Glen Goodrich JR (R) 23%

 

County Board District 2

Larry Daly (D) 28%

Chad Michel (D) 32%

Donna Hibbetts (R) 38%

 

County Board District 3

Beverly Graham (D) 23%

Greg Hager (D) 22%

Clark Pearce (R) 30%

Raymond Koonce (R) 23%

 

County Board District 4

Jeffrey Fahl (D) 19%

Tracy Bray-Strawn (D) 19%

Matthew Wells (R) 34%

Dale Livingston (R) 26%

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Taylorville Kiwanis Club Reviews Activities for Children, Youth at Weekly Luncheon

The Taylorville Kiwanis Club held their monthly business meeting during their weekly luncheon Tuesday.  The club reviewed the club's efforts in providing programs for local children and youth in the Taylorville community.

 

Kiwanis Club Priority One chairperson Harriet Morrisey told the club that some 65 children in the local Head Start program, benefited recently from the club's recent "Coats for Kids" program, receiving a free winter coat, hat and gloves.

 

The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.  Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.  For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.

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Voter Turnout Brisk in Taylorville So Far

Election judges at Taylorville precincts one and 2 located at the University of Illinois Extension Office on North Webster, tell Regional Radio News, that they had a line of people waiting to vote at 6 this morning when their polling place opened.  They added that in the first hour of voting, turnout was brisk.

Those judges added they expect turnout at those 2 precincts, to be good today based on the number of people that voted in the 6 o'clock hour this morning.

Polls across Illinois remain open until 7 tonight.

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Pub Stool Open Last Weekend

This past weekend the Christian County Senior Citizens Center had one of their biggest fundraisers in the Pub Stool Open.

 

Gerry Mahr with the Senior Citizens Center says every year this is the biggest fundraiser they have. For the teams that participate there are some grand prizes as well.

 

 

The prizes ranged from 100-400 dollars. Numbers may have been down a little this year in terms of turnout as they were competing with the football game as well, but Mahr wants to thank those who did come out.

 

 

Mahr appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.

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Anderson Jewelers in Taylorville Going Out of Business

Anderson Jewelers on the Taylorville Square is going out of business. Owner David Cowell says that he and his wife decided last March, that maybe it is time to retire.

 

 

With Anderson Jewelers closing down, they are having a “going out of business sale”. Cowell says that they hope to sell everything as soon as possible, but it takes time to close a business.

 

 

Their going out of business sale has already begun, and it will continue until they are sold out, or decide to close things down.

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TMH Helping Raise Awareness For Diabetes on November 8th

Taylorville Memorial Hospital is hoping to spread awareness about diabetes during the month of November in honor of National Diabetes Month. This Thursday, at Senior Life Solutions, they are going to host a session called Understanding Diabetes and All Those Numbers. Janelle Cornell, the Clinical Dietitian at TMH says the entire goal is to help educate more people about the disease.

 

 

Cornell also says that it is important to understand the risk that comes with diabetes as well.

 

 

The event is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about diabetes, and begins at 6:30 in the afternoon on November 8th. 

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It's Election Day; Polls Open til 7pm; Coverage Tonight on NEWSTALK WTIM Network and taylorvilledailynews.com

It’s Election Day across the United States.  Polls opened at 6 o’clock this morning, and remain open until 7 tonight in Illinois.

Election officials say if you haven’t voted and are in line at 7 tonight, you’ll still get the chance to vote.

Make your vote count today, and then hear your vote count tonight as the NEWSTALK WTIM Network and taylorvilledailynews.com bring you live coverage of contested races starting at 8, and continuing until local races are decided.

You’ll hear local reports 6 times an hour, plus extended coverage from CBS News Radio.

Results from contested races will also be posted thru-out the evening on taylorvilledailynews-dot-com.

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Holiday Extravaganza Inches Closer

On the 16th and 17th of November Taylorville Memorial Hospital will be opening their doors for the Holiday Extravaganza and are hoping to see everyone there.

 

Ashley Basso is an Auxiliary with TMH. She says this event is always popular and has three different raffles, with the basket raffle normally being the favorite.

 

 

Basso says the bake sale has a special place in her heart as that is the station she has manned for as long as she can remember, there are plenty of goodies to go around to help raise money for the hospital.

 

 

Basso appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.

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Taylorville City Council Votes on Steak N' Shake Site Plan

On Monday, November 5th, the Taylorville City Council held the first of their 2 monthly meetings. First honored, was the Taylorville High School Volleyball Team for becoming the first THS Volleyball team to ever have 30 wins in a season. After that, Ben Curtin was recognized by the council for being awarded the American Star award at the FFA national convention in Indianapolis. 

 

After that, the council voted to approve the planning commission recommendations for the new Steak N’ Shake Property. The new recommendations will include a sidewalk on the west side of the property. Taylorville Mayor Bruce Barrys speaks on why the changes were made to the Steak N’ Shake property. 

 

 

Also voted on was a new sign at the water treatment plant to be 12 feet wide, and 6 feet tall. That motion carried unanimously by the council 9-0 with a mayor vote. Also approved was the new 80 foot tall communications tower for Taylorville Memorial Hospital. Barry also spoke on what it means to finally have the new tower approved for TMH. 

 

 

The council also discussed new details involving citizens water bills, and how they are hoping to move to monthly January.

 

 

Afterwards came the committee updates from the Finance, Public Facilities, and Street and Sewer committees. All of their motions were passed by the council. Following that, the meeting was adjourned.

 

You can watch the full City Council Meeting here.

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US Army Corps of Engineers Taking Care of Lake Shelbyville

The US Army Corps of Engineers have been taking care of Lake Shelbyville to make sure that it is a family friendly environment to go to and have a great time.

 

Sarah Haslett is a Natural Resources Specialist she shares how they take care of the public events at the lake.

 

 

Haslett says the Corps of Engineers handles the three largest lakes in the state of Illinois. She compares the other dams to the one at Lake Shelbyville.

 

 

Haslett appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.

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Now is the Time to Prepare for Winter

November is Winter Weather Preparedness Month, and that means it is time to prepare yourself for potential winter storms. Driving on snowy, or icy roads can create dangerous situations, and Rebecca Clark of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, says its important to stock your car.

 

 

Not only is it important to have your car stocked, but your house as well if a power outage ever occurs.

 

 

Clark also says that not being prepared for a storm is not just inconvenient, but dangerous.

 

 

It is important to remember that now is the time to prepare for the winter months ahead.

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Bob Ridings in Pana Giving Free Oil Changes to Veterans November 12th

Bob Ridings in Pana is looking to give back to local veterans November 12th by providing free lunch, and oil changes for those who have served. Darren Seaton with Bob Ridings says it is a fun way to give back.

 

 

Seaton says that he is going to be doing some cooking on the grill as well. Veterans can expect some burgers and hot dogs to go along with their oil change.

 

 

Seaton says this is a small thing to do, but a great way to show appreciation.

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Manar Looking Forward to Election Day

Tomorrow we will have our answer as to who will win what races in the political arena for the 2018 elections.

 

State Senator Andy Manar represents the 48th District of Illinois and has been through this before. For those curious as to what election day is like, Manar says it really is a lot of waiting and making some final rounds to see potential voters.

 

 

Manar says the General Assembly is back in session the Monday following election day for veto session, the results of the election are not seen until January.

 

 

Manar appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show. Newstalk WTIM will have election coverage Tuesday night beginning at 8pm.

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A Little Stress Can Go A Long Way

Stress is something that everyone deals with on a daily basis, however come holiday season the stress tends to grow greater compared to the rest of the year.

 

Ed Lacheta is the Clinical Director with Shelby County Community Services. He says stress can be a difficult term to understand.

 

 

Lacheta says not all stress is bad stress, dealing with a little bit of stress can in fact boost concentration and retention for instance when studying for a test. Chronic stress is something to watch out for and the holiday season can bring that out.

 

 

Lacheta appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.

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Master Gardener Luncheon Honors Members for Years of Service

On Thursday night, the Christian County Master Gardeners held their annual recognition luncheon, recognizing each other's efforts over the last year. Sharon Hill, a local Master Gardner, says that everything went well.

 

 

The Master Gardeners put in a lot of work all year long, and they are currently working on a project for this upcoming holiday season.

 

 

Hill, and many other Master Gardeners, were honored for their years of service at Thursday’s Luncheon.

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Lake Shelbyville Holding Deer Hunt for those with Disabilities

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Wolf Creek State Park will hold the 29th Annual Lake Shelbyville Deer Hung for People with Disabilities during the first firearm deer season on November 16th through the 18th. Park Ranger, Taylor Finks, with more details on the weekend.

 

 

As for the hunters, Finks says they absolutely love the weekend. For many of them its their highlight of the year.

 

 

The hunt will be conducted in portions of recreation areas at Lake Shelbyville that are closed for the season.

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Winter is Coming Time to Weatherize Your Home

As the days get shorter and the temperatures begin to drop it is time to start thinking about if we are being energy efficient in our homes

 

Ashley Belle is the Environmental and Energy Stewardship Educator with the U of I Extension Program. She says it would be smart to weatherize your home it will pay dividends not only in the winter months but also in July as well.

 

 

Belle warns residents about vampire power or phantom loads which is leaving phone charges and lamps plugged in when they are not being used but still draw a small amount of power.

 

 

Belle appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.

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Bourne on the Election

The time to cast your vote for the 2018 election season is coming quickly as election day is next Tuesday.

 

Avery Bourne is running to keep her seat representing the 95th District in the Illinois House of Representatives. She says in the week leading up to the election her team is still talking to potential voters to try to get them to the polls.

 

 

If Bourne does keep her seat representing the 95th District of Illinois it is right back to work as veto session is next on the schedule. Bourne says that Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed over 100 bills that they have to get through in six days.

 

 

Bourne appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.

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TCCU Celebrates International Credit Union Day

Taylorville Community Credit Union took part in celebrating International Credit Union Day October 18th. All three branches in Taylorville, Litchfield, and Hillsboro held open houses, and TCCU President Will Perkins says it was a great turnout. 

 

 

The Taylorville branch held a lunch for members who stopped by, and Perkins says they probable fed around 200 people. As far as the other branches, he is not sure how many people stopped by, but he thinks he has a pretty good guess.

 

 

Members all throughout the day were welcome to as all 3 branches held day long open houses. 

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Taylorville Park District Votes on New Manners Park Playground

On Tuesday night, the Taylorville Park District met to select the new playground that is to be installed in Manners Park. Recreation Director Bailey Hancock describes the playground that the board voted on. 

 

 

The plan is to have the playground built, and ready for 2019. Hancock says they are already beginning work to take out the old one.

 

 

There is still a lot that needs to be done before the new park can be put in place, and Hancock shares what is next in the process.

 

 

The Taylorville Park District was originally shown 5 different bids for a new playground on their October 22nd meeting, they made their choice on Tuesday night.

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Persimmon Day This Saturday

The Christian County Historical Society and Museum wants to invite you out to the Persimmon Party this Saturday.

 

The day kicks of at 10 in the morning rain or shine and lasts till 3 in the afternoon. Maureen Bruns with the Historical Society and Museum says if rain is in the forecast they will move the party inside.

 

 

Bruns says at 11:30 in the historic court house there will be a history lesson that you do not want to miss. Those in attendance have the opportunity to learn about the Berkshire Hog. 

 

 

Bruns appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.

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Last Two Business After Hours of the Year

The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce is seeing their year coming to an end.

 

Patty Hornbuckle is the CEO of the Chamber she says you do not even notice the year coming to an end as they are so busy. Now with the calendar flipping to November the Chamber is getting ready for a big business after hours.

 

 

The Chamber is already looking ahead to business after hours in December as that will be in the first week of the month.

 

 

Hornbuckle appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.

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Lake Land College Offering Dental Cleanings for Veterans in November

This November, Lake Land College is going to offer free dental cleanings for Veterans. Director of Dental Hygene, Debra Thomison says that this is not the first year the school has done this, but they have extended the time for veterans to come in

 

 

Thomison says that the free dental cleanings is a great way for them to express their appreciation for those who have given so much.

 

 

Clinic hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1 to 5 in the afternoon, and Wednesday from 12 to 8 in the evening. 

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Taylorville Fire Department Hosts Successful Halloween Party

The Taylorville Fire Department hosted a Halloween party for the local community in conjunction with the Taylorville Police Department on October 30th. This was the second time TFD hosted, and Fire Chief Mike Crews said it was a great turnout.

 

 

The night included multiple games for kids to play as well as food and drink. Crews says they also added in a fire prevention lesson, and that everyone hopes the event will continue in the years to come.

 

 

Taylorville Fire Department hosted, but the whole event was put together by both Taylorville Fire, and Police Departments.

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TMH Installs Final Beam on New Building

On October 31st, Taylorville Memorial Hospital installed the final beam on their new building at 201 East Pleasant Street. President and CEO of TMH, Kim Bourne, is very excited about the milestone.

 

 

Bourne says construction will continue its work throughout the winter, but was happy the staff could help participate in the placement of the final beam.

 

 

The ceremony did not last very long, there were no speeches or any formalities as many watched, and applauded the installment of the final beam.

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Peoples Bank & Trust WTIM November Students of the Month

WTIM, People’s Bank and Trust November 2018 Taylorville High School Students of the Month Announced.

 

News Talk WTIM and People’s Bank and Trust Taylorville Students of the Month for November were presented with their awards recently. 

 

Pictured left to right: Peoples Bank & Trust Representative Jordan Ruppert; Senior McKenzie Whitehead; Junior Rylee Miller; Sophomore Sean Czajkowski; Freshman Mia Lane; Peoples Bank & Trust Representative Lindsay Lopian. 

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Peoples Bank & Trust WMKR November Students of the Month

WMQR, People’s Bank and Trust November 2018 Pana High School Students of the Month Announced.

 

Genuine Country WMKR and People’s Bank and Trust Pana Students of the Month for November were presented with their awards recently. 

 

Pictured left to right: Peoples Bank & Trust Representative Sarah Vanhuss; Senior Madlyn Rowley; Junior Tabitha Wood; Sophomore Shelby Edwards; Freshman Lainey Hicks; Peoples Bank & Trust Representative Joani Jones 

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