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City Council Approves Motion To Hire Police Chief Wheeler

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Taylorville City Council met Monday evening to approve minutes and go over motions.  The volunteer of the month was announced for the Taylorville VFW Riders who will be hosting their 5th annual PTSD Benefit Ride on July 13th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The motion was passed to approve a special events permit for the 8th annual Car Cruise for O’Reilly Auto Parts which will be held on June 29th, 2019.  An ordinance for the Enterprise Zone for Christian County, will be amended to include a Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement.

 

It was announced that most of the City Council had been sent messages concerning the incoming Police Chief Dwayne Wheeler. Aldermen Kathy Driskell and Jim Olive both said they have faith that Wheeler would help Taylorville.

 

 

The motion to approve Dwayne Wheeler for the position of Police Chief effective July 1st, for the City of Taylorville passed 8-0.  Approval for the new Water Treatment plan passed 8-0. In Mayor comments, Mayor Barry thanked Senator Manar for appropriating money for tornado relief and announced some road improvements from roads damaged by the December 1st storm.

 

 

After the motion for paying the bills was passed, and one person spoke about how important Chief Wheeler would be for the city, the meeting adjourned at 7:28pm.
 

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Taylorville Kiwanis Club Holding Annual Kiwanis Cookout Tuesday

Taylorville Kiwanis Club members are reminded of tonight's annual Kiwanis Cookout at Kiwanis Park on Lake Taylorville.  The event starts at 5 this afternoon, and as a result, there is no noon meeting today.

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Dr. Gregg Fuerstenau Named Central Illinois Family Dentistry "Big Smile For The Community" For June

 

The Central Illinois Dentistry's Big Smile for the community for the month of June is presented to Superintendent Dr. Gregg Fuerstenau. For the last twelve years, Superintendent Dr. Gregg Fuerstenau has worked hard to make students and their families part of the solution, working together for a better school district, and focusing on the future of Taylorville.  

 


 

To nominate someone for the NEWSTALK WTIM Central Illinois Family Dentistry “Big Smile for the Community” award, send your nomination to bigsmile@randyradio.com.

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TMH Offering 7 Week Session Designed to Help Quit Smoking

Everyone knows someone who is either trying to quit smoking or has tried in the past but cannot seem to kick the habit.

 

Lora Polley is the Director of Ancillary Services at Taylorville Memorial Hospital. They are starting a seven week session on Monday, July 1st to try and help you quit your nicotine addiction whether that be from cigarettes or chewing tobacco.

 

 

The first session starts at 6pm on July 1st at TMH in the 2nd floor Annex. Polley says the first meeting is designed for everyone to get to know each other, and will be your opportunity to gauge if the Freedom to Quit Smoking Class at TMH is the right fit for you.

 

 

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

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Scholarships Awarded From TCCU

Taylorville Community Credit Union’s 5th Annual “Stop. Shop. Vote!” scholarship promotion is helping six graduating seniors receive $1,000 checks towards continuing their education.  Two seniors each from Taylorville, Hillsboro, and Litchfield High School all won scholarships.  Taylorville’s winners are Emily Young and Hunter Morgan.  TCCU President Will Perkins says that it’s great seeing these students succeed.

 

19,354 votes were cast between the 35 Taylorville students who registered.  With each vote costing $10, a lot of money was able to flow into the community helping local businesses.  The scholarships than help both the students and local businesses. 

 

 

Registration for the 2019-20 scholarship program begins in August with students being able to register until Friday, October 11th.  To register, provide TCCU with a name and photo and signed permission slip.  Photos will be used for promotional photos. 

 

Scholarship winner Emily Young and TCCU Vice President, Consuela France

 

Scholarship winner Hunter Morgan and TCCU President WIll Perkins

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Taylorville High School Building Trades Program To Build Tiny House Classroom

Taylorville High School’s building trades program will be working on a mobile classroom which is almost like a tiny house.  Matt Blomquist who is head of the building trades class at Taylorville High School took an old RV donated to the school, and stripped it down, than painted it and built a 24 by 8 single room on top of it used for a classroom.  

 

The students are always excited to work on these projects, to the point that some students even volunteered to help during the summer.

 

 

Blomquist plans on using the mobile classroom as not only a workspace, but also as an office at different job sites.  The mobile classroom will be on display for the 4th of July parade in Taylorville.

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Fatal Car Crash In Montgomery County Leaves Two Dead

The Illinois State Police is investigating a fatal crash from Sunday.  ISP responded to investigate an incident that took place on I-55 mile marker 73 in Montgomery County Sunday morning at 12:32.  A Silver Chevrolet driven by 36 year old Dannean Royston of St. Louis was traveling northbound I-55 in the southbound lanes.  A silver Nissan driven by 54 year old Cheryl True of Maryville was traveling southbound in the southbound lanes.  The Chevrolet hit the Nissan head on. This caused the Nissan to spin around side swiping a Freightliner and a black Nissan.  All units came to a stop with the silver Nissan sitting in the middle of the southbound lanes.  A Megabus loaded with 54 passengers than struck the silver Nissan.  Both drivers, Royston and True, were pronounced dead by the Montgomery County Coroner. The driver of the Megabus, 60 year old Kermit Wilmington of Chicago, went to the hospital with serious injuries. The Megabus also had 5 passengers that were transported to the hospital with minor injuries. The ISP reconstruction unit is continuing the investigation at this time.

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Montgomery County Fair Opens Wednesday

On Wednesday of this week we kick off the Montgomery County Fair in Butler Illinois with the royalty pageant.

 

Marty Benning with the Montgomery County Fair says a new carnival is making its way to town and will be bringing more rides as well. For five dollars you can get an all day pass to ride the rides.

 

 

Benning says also new this year will be the Chainsaw Wood Carvers coming to show off their carving skills. When the Montgomery County Fair wraps up on Sunday the wood carvers are leaving some of their work for Montgomery County to enjoy.

 

 

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

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Cowden-Herrick Board of Education June Meeting

The Board of Education Meeting of Cowden-Herrick for District 3-A met on Thursday evening. After May minutes, treasurers report, and general orders were approved, Mr. Wojick gave a report on the Agriculture program.  

 

Consuela Lorton was sworn into office as a new board member.  Budget projections were discussed.  It was announced that LED lighting had been installed at the Herrick building and wireless fiber has been run to both buildings.  The consolidated District Plan was approved. 

 

A change to the student handbooks for the following school year was approved.  A bid from Dave Roepke Painting was approved to paint the Herrick Elementary gym.  Bidding on the Herrick storage shed re-roofing was tabled.  

 

A motion was made to fix the Cowden campus front drive with asphalt, High School parking lot with oil and chip, asphalt the two playgrounds at the Herrick campus and oil and chip the front Herrick parking lot pending drainage solution. 

 

A memorandum of understanding for an extended contract for the agriculture teacher position was passed.  A contract was approved for Psychologist Kendra Brading beginning next school year. The meeting was adjourned at 10PM

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Taylorville City Council To Meet Monday Evening

The Taylorville City Council will hold their meeting Monday, June 17th at 7pm. There will be lots to discuss at this meeting.  

 

General motions include an ordinance to amend the enterprise zone for the Taylorville-Christian County Enterprise Zone.  

 

In personnel actions, a motion will be recommended for Mayor Barry to direct the board of police and fire commissioners to hire a replacement police officer from the final eligibility list, hire a laborer position for the street department, and to approve the requested appointment of Dwayne Wheeler to the position of Police Chief for the City of Taylorville. 

 

In water and environmental issues, a motion will be voted on for work on the new water treatment plant. There will also be a motion for awarding a quote to Primatech for assistance in a Process Hazard Analysis and Risk Management Plan.  

 

For the Lake/Airport issues, a motion will be recommended to inspect the dam at Lake Taylorville, a discussion for dredging Lake Taylorville, and execution of a few Illinois projects.

 

There will also be city attorney and mayor updates.

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Christian County Fair a Month Away

We are just about a month away from the start of the 2019 Christian County Fair which will be sure to bring out a big crowd on a daily basis.

 

4H and Ag Lit Program Coordinator with the Christian County U of I Extension Office Rebecca Livingston says the Christian County Fair is a special one in terms of its start date being a week early.

 

 

The public is welcome to attend the clothing and food show to open the fair, Livingston explains what you can expect to see.

 

 

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

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Pana Hospital Making Significant Progress On Upgrades

The Pana Hospital improvements are continuing as the building project reaches phase two.  The 20 million dollar project which was first announced in 2017, has the steel beams up and the roof going on.  Melissa Rybolt who is the Pana Hospital marketing manager, says that the developments on the outside of the Hospital are coming along nicely. 

 

While the passerby might be excited about what they see as they drive by Pana Hospital, the renovations on the inside are what Melissa is most excited about as crews have started making some big changes inside.

 

 

The hospital is more than 100 years old and is having it’s first real big renovation since the 1970’s.  Pana Hospital is located on 101 East 9th Street in Pana.

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Weather Service Issues Flash Flood Watch for Weekend; Rainfall Totals Already Over 2 Inches

 

Over 2 inches of rain fell in portions of the Regional Radio listening area since Friday night.  The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a flash flood watch for the listening area thru tonight.  Flash flooding may occur in some areas as more rain is expected.  Stay tuned to Regional Radio and taylorvilledailynews.com for the latest weather infomration.

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Christian County To Hold Business Breakfast For Enterprising

The City of Taylorville, Christian County, Assumption, and Pana will be working mutually together for the benefit of Christian County as a whole.  The plan is to expand existing business and bring new businesses into the region.  The way this will be done will be a Christian County Enterprise Zone.  Mayor Bruce Barry, the Mayor of Taylorville, talks about just how important this Enterprise Zone will be for the County.

 

 

Businesses within the enterprise zone will be eligible to receive state tax credits and tax exemptions.  The application will be due at the end of the year with awards coming in September of 2020 and an end goal of January 1, 2021 for a 15 year term. Mayor Barry says that the comradery is what will make this a success. 

 

 

There will be a business breakfast on Thursday June 20th from 8AM – 9:30 AM at Peoples Bank And Trust in the lower level community room at 1221 W. Springfield Road in Taylorville.  Networking begins at 8 with a presentation, question and answer session, and concluding by 9:30.  Please RSVP no later than June 17th to the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce at taylorvillechamber@gmail.com or 217-824-4919.

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Rodney Davis' Staff Hosts Upcoming Traveling Help Desks

Congressman Rodney Davis will be holding upcoming traveling help desks in June.  Traveling help desks are held while Congress is in session to ensure constituents in every corner have an opportunity to ask questions, and get the help they need whether it be with a federal agency or legislation.  You are encouraged to make an appointment to meet with a member of the staff if you go. The traveling help desks are going to be in the area as follows: Assumption City Hall on June 19th from 10-11 AM and Edinburg Village Hall on June 21st from 10-11 AM. To set up an appointment in Assumption or Edinburg call 217-824-5117.  Members of Rodney Davis’ staff will be in Blue Mound at the Blue Mound public library on June 25th from 10-11:30 AM and at the Macon Community Center from 1-2:30 PM.  To set up an appointment in Blue Mound or Macon contact 217-791-6224. 

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Dinner Seasoned with Love Tomorrow

Expect a big crowd to be gathered tomorrow on the square in Taylorville as Dinner Seasoned with Love is hosting their community table to serve some hot meals.

 

CEO of the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Patty Hornbuckle has a ribbon cutting ceremony this Saturday for Dinner Seasoned with Love. On the third Saturday every month Dinner Seasoned with Love offers a free meal to the public.

 

 

Hornbuckle says this Saturday not only will there be great food but there is something for all ages.

 

 

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

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International Day Of Yoga Is June 21st

The international day of Yoga is celebrated every year on June 21st and was originally proposed by the United Nations.  The purpose of this day is to promote yoga as a way to not only increase physcial activity but also as a way to balance physcial and mental health.  Michelle Beckmeier who is with the YMCA says that yoga improves fitness, helps alleviate stress, and teaches correct procedures of how to breath.  Beckmeier says that while the Y doesn’t offer yoga it does offer a program called BodyFlow.  

 

 

The YMCA will be offering free classes that day outside as long as the weather cooperates.  The YMCA will also provide mats if needed. Beckmeier says that the UN picked the 21st of June because it’s the longest day of the year.

 

 

BodyFlow is a Les Mills yoga-based class that combines elements of yoga, tai-chi, and pilates.

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Pana Pride Hosting Cash Mob On Saturday

Pana Pride had their monthly meeting Tuesday evening at 6:30 PM at the First United Methodist Church in Pana.  Melissa Rybolt, who is on the Pana Pride committee is excited about some events that are coming up in Pana.  This coming Saturday, Pana Pride is doing an event called a Cash Mob.  

 

 

Other events that Pana Pride is focusing on is the pruning of some of the trees downtown, along with the Pana Pride Yard of the Month and Business of the Month. 

 

Pana Pride encourages everyone to attend the meetings as they are open to the public.  Melissa Rybolt says there are always a lot of things to discuss and share with each other.

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NEWSTALK WTIM Wins 2 Silver Dome Awards in Statewide Competition Thursday Night

Miller Media Group radio station NEWSTALK WTIM in Taylorville won 2 Silver Dome Awards from the Illinois Broadcasters Association, in a ceremony in Springfield Thursday night.

 

The station won the prestigious "Community Service" Award among small market radio stations in Illinois, for its coverage during and after the December First tornado.

 

And, NEWSTALK WTIM also won an award for Best Spot Radio News Coverage among small market radio stations across the state.

 

The station's tornado coverage staff included general manager Kami Payne, former staff announcers Harrison Silcox and Danny Russell, and station president Randal J. Miller.

 

Payne and Miller accepted the award Thursday night on behalf of the station.

 

It's the first time in the station's history, that NEWSTALK WTIM has won 2 awards in the Illinois Broadcasters Association Silver Dome competition.

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Garden Walk This Saturday

It is time once again for the annual Garden Walk put together by the Christian County Master Gardeners, it will take place this Saturday beginning at 9 in the morning.

 

Christian County Master Gardener Gwen Podeschi says the forecast looks great for the weekend and all gardens this year are local so you wont spend too much time driving between gardens.

 

 

Podeschi says don’t be confused by the ticket as this year it is also a pamphlet with a map on the back to help you find the gardens.

 

 

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

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Bourne Not Sold On Budget

The 2019 Spring Session in Illinois is officially over, representatives from around the state will reconvene in the fall after a busy end to the spring.

 

Avery Bourne represents the 95th District of Illinois in the House of Representatives. Bourne has mixed feelings about the Spring Session particularly about the new budget that was passed. Saying its good that it was passed but she was given short notice to go over the actual bill.

 

 

Illinois seems to be falling behind in terms of education, Bourne says that this new budget will focus on education as well as social services.

 

 

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

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Representative Avery Bourne To Host Coffee And Conversations

State Representative Avery Bourne will be hosting a coffee and conversations session throughout Central Illinois June 17th, June 21st, and June 24th.  Bourne wants everyone to come out and ask questions about the legislative session in Springfield, concerns they have, or topics they would like to discuss.  Representative Bourne says that if you can’t make it for her coffee and conversations sessions, to reach out to her office in Litchfield or set up a time to meet one on one.

 

Representative Bourne has an office in Litchfield at 106 East Columbian Boulevard North.  The 95th district includes Montgomery County as well as parts of Christian, Macoupin, and Madison Counties.  On Monday, June 17th Representative Bourne will be at Macoupin County Farm Bureau at 220 N. Broad Street in Carlinville at 8AM.  She will be at the McDonalds in Taylorville on 401 Spresser Street at 7AM on Friday, June 21st and 8:30 at the McDonald’s in Pana.  Finally, Representative Bourne will be at the Hardees at 201 School Street in Hillsboro, on Monday, June 24th.

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Congressman John Shimkus Visits HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital

HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital in Shelbyville has been keeping busy with updates as the hospital has renovated their emergency department and radiology department.  Illinois Congressman John Shimkus who represents the 15th district, met with Aaron Puchbauer, president and CEO of HSHS Good Shepherd, along with Sara Jimenez, division director of marketing, communication, and advocacy, Julie Edwards HSHS director of outreach and telemedicine, and John Peipert, chief nursing officer at HSHS Good Shepherd.  Shimkus was also on hand for telehealth demonstration that was provided by Dr. Naim Khoury, neurosurgeon at St. John’s Hospital and Mike Queary, emergency department manager at Good Shepherd.

 

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Three Vehicle Accident On Park Street Slows Traffic In Taylorville

A three car vehicle accident outside of Casey’s on Park Street in Taylorville slowed down lunch time traffic on Wednesday.  There were injuries reported.  Looking at the damage it appears that a pick-up truck hit the back of a car, which hit another car.  Dunn’s Ambulance had two emergency vehicles and Taylorville Police and Fire had the road blocked off till they were able to clear up the debris.  Stay tuned to Regional Radio News for more updates.

 

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School Budget Update

Superintendent of Taylorville Schools Dr. Gregg Fuerstenau attended his final school board meeting Monday night, but the work does not stop for him there.

 

Fuerstenau is still the Superintendent for 3 more weeks and still has some on his plate left to finish, he says the budget is still on his mind and will be till he officially steps away.

 

 

Fuerstenau says having a budget this early is a little different from recent years. He is hopeful that with the budget being approved this early it can help Taylorville Schools get a head start on next year.

 

 

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

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Taylorville School District Announces Resignations And Personnel Moves for June

The Taylorville School Board met Monday Night for their board meeting.  Dr. Furstenau announced some personnel changes, especially with Stonington Elementary closing their doors.  C.J. Mathis who is Taylorville’s High School custodian, announced he was resigning effective June 15th, 2019.  Taylor Little, Pre-K Teacher, Central School announced resignation as well.  

 

In change of assignments, Stephen Keller, math teacher of Taylorville Junior High School will be moving to dean of students for Taylorville Junior High School effective this next school year.  Kristin Salmon, 5th grade teacher of Taylorville Junior High School will be moving to science teacher of Taylorville Junior High School.  Mary Harris, custodian of Stonington Elementary will be moving to night shift custodian at Taylorville Junior High School and Taylorville High School.  Peggy Coffey, secretary of Stonington Elementary will be moving to secretary of North Elementary.   Mary Vaughn, computer aide of Stonington Elementary will be moving to computer aide at Taylorville Junior High School.  Dawne Wright, library aide for Stonington Elementary will be moving to library aide for Taylorville Junior High School.  Finally, Karen Kuntzman, Co-Principal of North Elementary School will be moving to Principal of North Elementary School. All of these moves will be effective for this next school year.

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Surviving the Storms

When you live in the Midwest you grow accustomed to a certain lifestyle in terms of knowing that the winters can be rough and severe storms have the possibility of popping up any day of the week.

 

Christian County Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Crews says that in the day we live in with all the technology we have no one should be caught off guard by a storm.

 

 

Crews says there seems to be some confusion when the sirens go off in town, many residents think that they are tornado sirens, this is not the case the sirens are for severe weather and are known as out door warnings.

 

 

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

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Christian County Holds Mitigation Committee Meeting

Christian County had their first meeting today to update its plan to reduce damages caused by natural hazards Tuesday Afternoon.  The committee met at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auditorium to put together a new plan for the first time in 10 years.  Christian County EMA Director Mike Crews talked about how much has changed in the way we look at natural disasters.  In 2010 winter storms were considered the highest threat. This plan is called a Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan.  Mitigation is a sustained action that reduces or eliminates long term risk to people and property from natural and man-made hazards and their impacts.  The purpose of the committee is to update the plan to incorporate new participants and hazard data, identify new activities and projects that Christian County can pursue to protect lives and property before a natural or man-made hazard occurs and encourage adoption of the updated All Hazards Mitigation Plan by the County and participating municipalities.  Andrea Bostwick is the Risk Assessor and Plan Preparation Supervisor for American Environmental.  She says that mitigation includes everyone and everyone should feel free to be involved.

 

 

The original plan had goals that were set up to maximize the effectiveness of the plan.  These goals were: Lessen the impacts of hazards on new and existing infrastructure, create new or revise existing plans/maps for the community, and develop long-term strategies to educate community residents on the hazards affecting their county.  Andrea Bostwick says all are invited to attend the public meetings and that the public being involved is important.

 

 

For more information on the mitigation plan and the committee meetings, contact Mike Crews, Christian County Emergency Management Agency Manager at 217-824-5421.

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Rodney Davis Hopeful On Fight Against Opioid Addiction

Congressman Rodney Davis wants to fight the opioid crisis and he’s enlisting federal help to do so.  Davis announced federal help from the Health Resources and Services Administration that will be giving grants to five organizations towards fighting opioid addiction.  The grants are called Rural Communities Opioid Response and they are being given to the Jersey Community Hospital District in Jersey County, St Francis Hospital in Litchfield, Macoupin County Health Department, and the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.  Davis says that the opioid crisis in central Illinois is “ground zero” and the government needs to help with recovery just as much as with eliminating it.

 

 

Davis says that recovery for rural communities gives some of the best treatment to areas that have vulnerability of being left behind.

 

 

Each of the awards is in the amount of $200,000.  Rodney Davis says that he has helped congress pass more than 60 bills to help address opioid addiction from every angle.

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Taylorville Kiwanis Hear About SIU Center for Family Medicine at Weekly Meeting

The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard about the S-I-U Center for Family Medicine, and the services they’re providing in Taylorville, at their weekly luncheon Tuesday at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.

 

Doctor Janet Albers, a professor and chair of the S-I-U Center for Family Medicine, told Kiwanis members that the Center, which now has some 13 locations in 66 counties in central and southern Illinois, has increased access to health care among the uninsured, underinsured, and self-pay patients, while providing inter-professional training for students who go into the medical field.

 

The Center applied for and received federal grants to be designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center, so they can provide these health care services across central and southern Illinois.

 

Doctor Albers told the Kiwanis Club that the Center has applied to serve Taylorville as another Federally Qualified Health Center location.  They’re presently seeing patients at Taylorville Memorial Hospital, but are planning on having a free-standing building this summer once the designation for the Taylorville location is approved. 

 

Doctor Albers added that their 13 locations saw over 180-thousand patients in central and downstate Illinois last year, and said that the S-I-U Center for Family Medicine provides care on a different re-imbursement model.

 

 

Kiwanis member Raedena Ryan was program chair for Tuesday's meeting.

 

Kiwanis members are reminded that the club’s annual Kiwanis Picnic at Kiwanis Park was re-scheduled to next Tuesday, June 18th at 5:30pm, due to inclement weather on May 21st.   There will not be a noon meeting at Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium next Tuesday.

 

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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Missions for Taylorville June Community Meeting About Mental Health

Missions for Taylorville has been working diligently for the city of Taylorville since the night of December 1st.

 

Bill Kerns with Missions for Taylorville encourages all to attend the monthly community meetings saying they can really be a benefit should you come out.

 

 

Kerns says after having meetings about insurance and an update on Missions for Taylorville the third meeting will be all about mental health and handling stress. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 18th in the Taylorville High School Cafeteria.

 

 

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

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Red Cross Awards Certificate Of Merit To Members Of Shelby Electric

Members of Shelby Electric received a prestigious award signed by the President of the United States and presented by the Red Cross at a ceremony on Friday.  On May 8, 2018 a group of employees who were trained in American Red Cross Adult First Aid, CPR, and AED sprung into action when one of their own, Kevin Carlen flat-lined.  The men were in the middle of a training exercise when Kevin Carlen had a real life heart attack 22 feet up in the air.  The trainers knew what they had to do and got to work. Dawn Morris who is with the Red Cross talked about just how important this training was and how it saved Kevin’s life. 

 

Kevin Carlen was choked up with gratitude from the 14 men who saved his life and how much this day meant to him.

 

 

The men who were given the Certificate of Merit were Thad France, Cary Bryson, Nick Dunaway, Nick Sloan, Jerry Johnston, Jamie Sharp, Blake Knearam, Luke Brown, Andrew McDonald, Adam Schrock, Brian Chevalier, Jake Kull, Brad Wright, and Lucas Morse. You can nominate someone who helps save and sustain lives at lifesavingawards.org.

 

Kevin Carlen (Far Left) Along with the men who saved his life in May of 2018.

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Bourne Has Mixed Feelings About Spring Session

The 2019 Spring Session in Illinois is officially over, representatives from around the state will reconvene in the fall after a busy end to the spring.

 

Avery Bourne represents the 95th District of Illinois in the House of Representatives. When she reflects on the Spring Sessions she admits the feeling of disappointment, saying that for nearly 5 months nothing was getting accomplished then it seemed to rush the last two days to get everything pushed through.

 

 

The Abortion Bill recently passes is one that Bourne has not shied away from in terms of her opposition, she is unappreciative of the fact that it seems as though the state of Illinois is trying to advertise itself as an abortion haven.

 

 

Bourne acknowledges that at the end of the day she feels like with this bill she has been left with more questions than answers.

 

 

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

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Shelby Electric Awards Scholarships

Shelby Electric helped three students with their scholarship awards at their meeting on Friday.  Ashlyn Finley of Pana, McKenna Kull of Shelbyville, and Elizabeth Curtin of Stonington all received $1,000 dollar scholarship awards from Shelby Electric Cooperative.  Ashlyn Finley, daughter of Shane and Nancy Finley, plans to attend Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville to pursue a degree in nursing.  McKenna Kull, daughter of Kent and Tammi Kull, plans on attending the Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University.  Elizabeth Curtin, daughter of Steve and Susan Curtin plans on heading to the University of Central Missouri for a degree in nursing.  Heidi Hall, a members service manager, and Brent Lively, Board Chairman, was on hand to give out the awards to Ashlyn and McKenna. Elizabeth Curtin couldn’t be there but still received the scholarship.  Hall talked to Ashlyn and Mckenna about their future plans.

 

 

Shelby Electric gives out scholarships every year as part of their local scholarship program.

 

Pictured from left to Right: Mckenna Kull Shelbyville High School, Brent Lively, Board Chairman Shelby Electric, and Ashlyn Finley, Pana High School.

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Taylorville Attorney Suspended For Falsifying Documents

A Christian County lawyer is suspended for 60 days following a false residence claim.  Dennis Roy Atteberry was suspended for 60 days following a false residence claim in Shelby county. Mr. Atteberry had filed a residence claim in order to apply for a judicial position.  The problem is that Dennis Atteberry didn’t reside in Shelby County and was ineligible to run for office. Mr. Atteberry lived and resided in Taylorville.  

 

According to the complaint on December 6, 2017 Mr. Atteberry agreed and signed a lease to pay a homeowner in Shelby County $50 per month as rent to use their residence for documentation and campaigning. Mr. Atteberry had no intention of moving in and using the place as his place for residency. Mr. Atteberry than submitted a change of voting card and a change of address to the Illinois Secretary of State giving the new address as his permanent address. On December 21st, Mr. Atteberry filed a sworn statement of candidacy. He filed with the Illinois State Board of Elections declaring his candidacy for the March primary election for the Republican Party nomination for the office of Resident Court Judge of Shelby County. Mr. Atteberry took an oath before a notary public. Mr. Atteberry would withdraw his nomination on January 18th 2018 after complaints were lodged concerning his statement of candidacy.The decision for suspension came down May 21st of this year. 

 

Mr. Atteberry will be suspended from June 11th until August 10th.  

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Taylorville School Board Says Farewell To Dr. Gregg Fuerstenau

 

The Taylorville School Board held their regular meeting Monday evening at 7PM.  This would be Dr. Greggory Fuerstenau’s final board meeting.  Only four of the board members were present: President Stephen Turner, Dr. George Freese, Dr Ronald Mizer, and Sarah Van Huss.  Dr. Greg Fuerstenau kicked off the meeting by thanking everyone for their support over the years.  Visitor comments included comments from a few former board members who served with Dr. Fuerstenau, and Mayor Bruce Barry thanking the leaving Superintendent for all he had done while he was there.  After approval of minutes and review of claims, Dr Fuerstenau went over the treasurer’s report and was proud to announce that Taylorville School District has a budget and that things will be handled well as he leaves for Dr. Chris Dougherty. A announcement was made by Dr. Fuerstenau that the Taylorville Education Support Staff Contract was approved.

 

 

Dr. Fuerstenau also made a recommendation concerning cyber-security highlighting the 21st century threats and how the School can stop it.  President Turner finished up the board meeting with Dr. Fuerstenau’s notes, who once again made a point of thanking everyone for their support.

 

 

The meeting wrapped up around 7:50PM.

 

For the full board meeting, check out Regional Radio News' Youtube channel.  https://youtu.be/YilIjsSd7tI

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Save Energy Save Money Seminar Upcoming

The Christian County University of Illinois Extension Office has a tremendous opportunity for you to learn some of the newest practices in the fields.

 

Ashley Belle is the Environmental and Energy Stewardship Educator with the Extension Office. Belle says thanks to a recently received  grant they will be hosting a Save Energy Save Money Seminar.

 

 

Belle says they want to educate as many people as they can in terms of how to be more energy efficient so they will be hosting two separate seminars that you can attend.

 

 

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

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Opportunity to Help with the 2020 Census

Taylorville is 12,000 strong, that number might be changing soon as the next US Census is set to take place next year.

 

CEO of the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Patty Hornbuckle has been in contact with the Census Bureau about getting some help with the 2020 census. 

 

 

Hornbuckle goes over some of the qualification you need to work on the 2020 census, saying jobs can be found even for someone with no experience.

 

 

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

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Taylorville School Board To Meet Tonight

The Taylorville school district will hold their regular board of education meeting Monday evening at 7PM.  The board will hear from visitors, approve the minutes of past meetings, review claims, and review the treasurers report.  There will also be a consideration of personnel and an overnight request.  New business that will be discussed includes a consideration of 2019-2020 general supply bid, elementary textbook bid and property, casualty insurance renewal rate bid.  The board will discuss support staff contracts, than go into executive session, followed by a report from the superintendent.  The Taylorville School board meets at 512 West Spresser Street in Taylorville.

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Rodney Davis Talks About Flood Relief, Care For Small Communities

Congressman Rodney Davis (R-13th District) has been keeping busy and not just in Washington.  Davis spent some time talking about some of the many projects and bills that he has been working on.  One area that he has been focused on has been flood relief in some of the Illinois areas that have been inundated with rain.

 

 

Davis also talked about helping out small communities, especially with grants that help buy police vehicles such as the new vehicles in Carrollton and Stonington.  Davis says grants like this help small towns that have trouble putting resources together to get appropriations.

 

 

The House of Representatives is next set to meet Monday at 2PM.

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Jenkins Posts Bond After Bond Reduction Denied

Bradley Jenkins, the Taylorville resident being held in connection with an assault that left 27 year old Alissa L. Martin dead,  was able to post bond Friday evening even after a motion to reduce bond was denied.  Judge Madeline Connolly heard a bond hearing in St Louis Municipal Court on Friday and denied reducing it, but court records show that the bond, $100,000, was indeed posted.  Jenkins has to turn in his passport upon release and execute a waiver of extradition.  Jenkins was arrested for domestic assault in the third degree. His next hearing is set for Tuesday, June 11th at 9AM.

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Dudley Smith Farm Field Day Coming Up

The Christian County University of Illinois Extension Office has a tremendous opportunity for you to learn some of the newest practices in the fields.

 

Ashley Belle is the Environmental and Energy Stewardship Extension Educator with the Extension Office. She is hoping to see a good crowd at the Dudley Smith Farm Field Day.

 

 

Belle says there will be a lot to learn that day but one of the projects on display has to do with balancing water quality and nutrient management.

 

 

The second project that will be on display takes a look at water infiltration and what we can do to get the most out of it, Belle says for both projects you will have the opportunity to participate.

 

 

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

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Missions For Taylorville Hires New Recovery Manager

Missions for Taylorville has approved the hiring of a new manager.  Lloyd Hoover has been hired as the new Long-Term Recovery manager.  This is a new position that will be used to coordinate the long-term tornado recovery efforts.  Hoover says he is very excited about starting his new position.

 

 

The position is a full time paid position, and Hoover will work closely with Missions for Taylorville, Long-term recovery teams and those who need help.  Hoover is excited for the new challenges that await him and is looking to help anyone in need.

 

For more information or if you need assistance from Missions for Taylorville or Lloyd Hoover please contact him at 217-825-7159.

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Marty Davis Celebrates 60 Years with McDonalds

On Wednesday of this week at the Pillars Event Center a select group gathered to surprise a local businessman for his accomplishments.

 

CEO of the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Patty Hornbuckle recently had the opportunity to attend a surprise party for Marty Davis who celebrates 60 years with McDonald's.

 

 

Hornbuckle says in the back of the church was a special surprise, they had tables and laid out on the tables were photos and memories of Davis’ time with McDonald's.

 

 

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

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Moweaqua Pow Wow Featuring New Events, Unique Entertainment

The 40th annual Moweaqua Pow Wow Days will be taking place Friday June 7th through Sunday June 9th. Since it’s the 40th birthday of the Pow Wow there will be a birthday party as a closing event at 5PM on Sunday.   Laura Seitz who is a member of the Pow Wow Committee is excited about some new events such as the bags event.

 

Seitz also talked about some of the entertainment that the Moweaqua Pow Wow days has booked.

 

 

The Moweaqua Pow Wow days start at 5:15PM on Friday with an opening ceremony and wrap at 6PM on Sunday evening.  Genuine Country 94.3 WMKR will broadcast live from Moweaqua Pow Wow Days Saturday at Noon.

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The United States Remembers D-Day On The 75th Anniversary

June 6th, 1944 saw Operation Overload and Operation Neptune, the invasion of German held France, and Soldiers storming the beaches in Normandy. Over 6,900 ships and landing craft, 50,000 vehicles, and 11,500 planes transported 156,000 troops over 50 miles of beaches. Nearly 2,500 Americans were killed during the invasion, but it was an overall success as Paris would be liberated by the end of August. Congressman Rodney Davis, talked about the 75th anniversary of D-Day and just how important it was for American freedom.

 

The moment still seems surreal, especially as more time passes, and our World War II heroes slowly pass away, but Congressman Davis says that the French will never forget the sacrifice made by the Allies that day.

 

 

D-Day commemorations were held all over the United States and parts of Europe on Thursday.  President Trump paid tribute to US Forces at a Church Service in France.

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Local Judge Named To Board Of Directors For The Illinois Judges Association

A local area judge has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Illinois Judges Association.  Circuit Judge Brad T. Paisley was elected at the annual meeting held on Friday at the John Marshall Law School.  Judge Paisley will serve a 3 year term.  There are 50 members of the Board of Directors.  The Illinois Judges Association comprises over 1,250 active and retired Illinois State Court Judges and provides education and services to its members about court operations to the public.  

 

Judge Paisley said in a statement. “I am proud to be able to continue my work serving on the board of directors of the Illinois Judge’s Association.  The IJA does incredible work to assist judges at every stage of their career through and including retirement. The IJA also works tirelessly to preserve the independence of the judiciary and to educate the public.  I am honoured to also serve with Judges John Coady and Ron Spears who are past presidents of the organization.”

 

Judge Paisley has been a judge for 12 years.  He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Christian County Bar Association.  He is also a member of the Illinois Judicial College and serves on the judicial staff branch committee.  Judge Paisley is also involved in educating judges throughout the state, and serves on the faculty for the biannual Illinois Judicial Education Conference.  
 

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HSHS Good Shepherd Hosting Blood Drive On Friday

The HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital will be hosting a blood drive on the south side of the Hospital in Clasroom A from 10AM-2PM on Friday June 21st.  One donation can save up to three lives and it’s a safe simple procedure that takes about 45 minutes to an hour.  Marketing Director Kristy Gordon says that this blood drive is important, because most of the blood that Good Shepherd Hospital receives is from Springfield.

 

 

Potential donors must be at least 17 years old, in good health and weigh at least 110 pounds. Gordon encourages people to call or go to www.bloodcenterimpact.org for more information.  

 

 

An identification card is required to donate.  To sign up for a donation time, contact 241-7550.
 

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AED Donated To Shelbyville Ball Fields

The Forest Park ball fields in Shelbyville received a donation which could help save a life.  HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital in Shelbyville donated an automated exernal defibrillator or AED which automatically analyzes and detects cardiac arrhytmias of sudden cardiac arrest patients thus producing shocks which stops the heart allowing it to return to a normal rhythm.  This is called defibrillation.  Summer is coming, and with it ball players, fans, and parents who will be attending these games and it is helpful to have the comfort to know that the AED is there. The donation was possible through community benefit efforts at HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital in Shelbyville. 

 

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Severe Weather Rumbles Thru Regional Radio Listening Area

Severe weather rumbled thru the Regional Radio listening area late Wednesday afternoon, causing numerous weather warnings to be issued, but apparently little damage.

 

During Regional Radio's severe weather coverage yesterday afternoon, Christian County Emergency Management Agency director Mike Crews told listeners that there was a report of a possible tornado in rural Christian County, but no damage.

 

 

And, Crews added that both Taylorville and Pana had reports of several tree limbs down.

 

 

The Taylorville severe weather sirens were activated at the height of the storm Wednesday afternoon.

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CSH Investments Looking at Big Picture Issues

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

 

Henry says he has been looking into some what he calls the big picture issues, one he’s keeping a close eye on is inflation. Henry also thinks history might have chance of repeating itself.

 

 

In Henry’s mind this is something to keep an eye on, mentioning that once you think inflation is dead that is when it can come up in full force.

 

 

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

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Red Nose Day Recap

The Central Illinois Food Bank spent most of their time in May gearing up towards Red Nose Day which has been a success for the past 5 years.

 

Ashley Earnest is the Public Relations Manager with the Central Illinois Foodbank, she recaps the Red Nose Day saying that they raised over $40 million.

 

 

Earnest says while Red Nose Day may have already come and passed there is still an opportunity to contribute if you are interested.
 

 

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

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Dairy Myths Debunked

With June being National Dairy Month the St. Louis Dairy Council is buzzing with excitement to spread the word about dairy.

 

Jill Williams with the St. Louis Dairy Council realizes that some out there may be a little critical of dairy, Williams is here to breakdown some of the myths and why they should not be bought.

 

 

Williams does acknowledge that there are ways to get calcium other than milk, but says nothing quite does the job like 8 ounces of milk.

 

 

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

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Deer Visits Property Next to Miller Media Group Studios

 

A stray deer made an unannounced visit to the property adjacent to the Miller Media Group studios on East Park Street in Taylorville this afternoon.

 

He remained on the property for about 15 minutes.

 

His whereabouts aren't known, but hopefully he didn't take a ride on the front of a car!

 

 

 

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Taylorville Kiwanis Induct New Member, Vote to Move Meeting Location at Tuesday Business Meeting

The Taylorville Kiwanis Club held their monthly business meeting at their weekly luncheon Tuesday at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.

 

The biggest announcement was that after several months of work, the Kiwanis Club board voted to move the club’s weekly meetings to the Taylorville Moose Lodge effective October First.  After many years of hosting the meetings, Taylorville Memorial Hospital notified the Kiwanis Club that they would have to find a new home for the meetings by January 2020, as the present hospital building will be torn down next year as part of the hospital’s 60-million dollar building project.

 

The Kiwanis board also re-scheduled the annual Kiwanis Picnic at Kiwanis Park to Tuesday, June 18th at 5pm, due to inclement weather on May 21st. 

 

The Kiwanis Club Park Committee announced that clean-up work and refurbishing of a park bench, had taken place with Kiwanis Park committee chair Jerry Woodard, along with Kiwanis members Will Perkins, Larry Kemner, and Martin Vota, involved.

 

Blain Lacy was inducted as the newest member of the Taylorville Kiwanis Club, during Tuesday’s meeting.  He is an investment representative with Edward Jones, and was sponsored by Kiwanis member Brad Davis.

 

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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Taylorville City Officials Elated at Tornado Funds Announcement from State

Taylorville mayor Bruce Barry was elated at the news of state monies coming to Taylorville to assist in the tornado aftermath.

 

 

Barry told Regional Radio News the money will be spent in a number of ways.

 

 

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City of Taylorville to get $500,000 From State For Tornado Cleanup

Illinois State Senator Andy Manar today announced that the City of Taylorville will receive some 500-thosuand dollars from the state to help cover the costs incurred from the December tornado of last year. 
 
Manar, a Democrat from Bunker Hill, got the funding included in the budget in order to help the community rebuild after the disaster.
 
Manar said he had made a promise that the state would do its part after the tornado.

On December First of last year, an EF3 tornado tore through the town located in the geographic center of Christian County. According to the Christian County Emergency Management Agency, more than 500 buildings were damaged, with 34 being destroyed and 66 receiving major damage. 26 people were injured, none fatally. 

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June is National Dairy Month

June is National Dairy Month and the St. Louis Dairy Council wants to make sure that they are doing everything they can do to raise awareness for dairy.

 

Jill Williams with the St. Louis Dairy Council says this is a big month for them, she explains some of the history behind National Dairy Month.

 

 

Williams says Dairy Month is the perfect time to unveil one of their new campaigns in “Cowversations”.

 

 

Williams discusses the thought process behind “Cowversations” and how it works and can benefit anyone with questions.

 

 

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

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Cross Country Classics Coming to Senior Citizens Center

As the calendar changes to June the Christian County Senior Citizens Center sends out their monthly calendar which includes trips around the state and fun activities for those that stay home as well.

 

Gerry Mahr with the Christian County Senior Citizens Center says they have an addition to make to the calendar as the Cross Country Classics will be stopping by to perform.

 

 

Mahr says for the first time last month the Christian County Master Gardeners stopped by the Senior Citizens Center to host a class, and now they will be regulars.

 

 

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

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4th Annual Mouse Races A Success

The 4th annual mouse races fundraiser over the weekend was a success.  The Christian County Fairgrounds had to “squeak by” the weather, and ultimately had less people than they were hoping for but Tornado Wrestling Foundation Treasurer, Gerry Mahr, says that ultimately the event was a success.

 

 

Mahr says that despite so much going on in the area, and the weather being the way it was that the Foundation was happy with the turnout.

 

 

The Tornado Wrestling Foundation was still waiting for some more numbers after the long weekend.  Stay tuned to Regional Radio News for more updates. 

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CEO Trade Show: Featuring Nick Livingston & Tyler Davis

A big crowd welcomed the 16 Christian County C-E-O students who introduced their personal businesses at the annual Trade Show May 23rd,  at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium. During the live broadcast on WRAN groovy 97-point-3, C-E-O student Nick Livingston debuted his business selling Aloe Natural.

 

 

C-E-O student Tyler Davis told WRAN listeners about his mowing business.

 

C-E-O facilitator Dick Adams visited with Regional Radio News during the Trade Show, saying Thursday night's crowd was the largest in the 4 years of the event. Find out more information on the Christian County C-E-O program at christiancountyc-e-o-dot-com.

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Shelbyville City Council To Meet Monday Evening To Discuss Appointment of Deputy City Clerk, Funding, More

The Shelbyville City Council will meet Monday evening for their meeting at 6PM at the Municipal Building in Shelbyville.  Topics for discussion include approval for appointment of Deputy City Clerk, a request to approve placement of Little Lending Libraries and Benches, approving a bid for sewer work, a request to approve funding for economic development and a beer garden discussion among other things.  The council meets twice a month, and is led by Mayor Jeff Johnson and the city councilmen.  

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Taylorville Man Arrested For Domestic Assault In Saint Louis County

A Taylorville man is being charged with domestic assault in St. Louis County in Missouri.  Bradley S. Jenkins is being held for a $100,000 cash bond after an incident over the weekend.  According to the St. Louis County Jail website, Bradley Stephen Jenkins was arrested on Sunday morning for domestic assault in the third degree. Jenkins is being held in the Saint Louis City Justice Center. Stay tuned to Regional Radio News for more updates. 

 

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Shelbyville Fire Protection District Keeping Us Safe

In a time of crisis 911 is the first number that comes to mind. Those brave men and women put their own lives at risk to ensure the safety of others.

 

Scott McKee with the Shelbyville Fire Protection District says they are responsible for a lot of ground, and many might be surprised to hear they are the third biggest Fire Protection District in the State.

 

 

McKee explains the differences in what all the Shelbyville Fire Protection handles saying they tend to stick with just fire calls.

 

 

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

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Decatur Memorial Hospital Tentatively Set To Merge In October

Two hospitals will possibly be merging in October to help reach a common goal of helping citizens with better health care. Memorial Health System is set to merge with Decatur Memorial Hospital.  This will become the second largest hospital in the Springfield Memorial Health System.  This merger is set to take place October 1st. President and CEO of Memorial Health System, Ed Curtis says that this merger will help enhance the community and bring it better health care. 

 

Curtis says that there will be no layoffs or restructuring of current employees reiterating that this is a partnership and by

working together can help lower administrative costs.

 

 

For more information on the merger contact Decatur Memorial Hospital where CEO Tim Stone would be happy to answer any questions you may have. 

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Moweaqua Days This Weekend

This weekend it is time once again for the Moweaqua Pow Wow Days, an event that no doubt will bring out a big crowd.
 
Committee Member for the Moweaqua Pow Wow Days Kimberly Higgins explains some of the history behind the event and how it has helped the town thrive.
 

 

 
Higgins says they waste no time getting started, Friday has a packed schedule for everyone who comes out to enjoy.
 

 

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

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CEO Trade Show: Featuring Jack Livingston & Will Kettelkamp

A big crowd welcomed the 16 Christian County C-E-O students who introduced their personal businesses at the annual Trade Show Thursday night at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium. During the live broadcast on WRAN groovy 97-point-3, C-E-O student Jack Livingston talks about his bamboo fresh deodorizer and air purifier.

 

 

C-E-O student Will Kettelkamp told WRAN listeners about his business selling donuts and coffee.

 

 

C-E-O facilitator Dick Adams visited with Regional Radio News during the Trade Show, saying Thursday night's crowd was the largest in the 4 years of the event. Find out more information on the Christian County C-E-O program at christiancountyc-e-o-dot-com.

 

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Village Of Stonington To Receive New Police Vehicle

Thanks to a grant from the US Department of Agriculture, the Village of Stonington is getting a new police vehicle.  Mayor Ryan Marucco says that Stonington will be getting this vehicle in a few months.  Marucco says that the timing couldn’t be better. 

 

 

The city of Stonington has three officers and one vehicle in it’s fleet currently.  Mayor Marucco says it’s nice to have the support of the government that helps with grants for smaller communities.

 

 

The grant amount from the USDA is $13,200.  The village of Stonington will be contributing $24,750 towards the new vehicle.  

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CEO Trade Show: Featuring Johnathan Zeetlow & Griffin Smock

A big crowd welcomed the 16 Christian County C-E-O students who introduced their personal businesses at the annual Trade Show Thursday night at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium. During the live broadcast on WRAN groovy 97-point-3, C-E-O student Johnathan Zeetlow talks about selling online through Ebay.

 

 

C-E-O student Griffin Smock told WRAN listeners about his business buying up homes.

 

 

C-E-O facilitator Dick Adams visited with Regional Radio News during the Trade Show, saying Thursday night's crowd was the largest in the 4 years of the event. Find out more information on the Christian County C-E-O program at christiancountyc-e-o-dot-com.

 

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